The Daily Outkick: Friday, July 12, 2019

The Winners And Losers Of The Russell Westbrook–For–Chris Paul Trade (The Ringer) Just when you thought it was safe to avoid Twitter, Houston swung a blockbuster trade to pair two former teammates and MVPs.

Catholic Church Offers Cash To Settle Abuse Claims—With A Catch (Wall Street Journal) A potential flood of lawsuits has spurred the Catholic Church to offer mediation, only if accusers agree not to sue.

Another Wimbledon Showdown For Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal (New York Times) The longtime rivals, who will meet in the semifinals on Friday, have played three times at the All England Club. Here’s how The Times covered those matches.

R. Kelly Arrested By NYPD On Federal Sex Crime Charges In Chicago (New York Post) He’s expected to be extradited to New York and charged in a 13-count indictment in Brooklyn federal court.

Thunder Preparing For Fresh Start After Dealing Russell Westbrook To Rockets (SI) A new chapter now begins for general manager Sam Presti as he looks to rebuild a roster that has had its share of star players over the past decade.

Which Democrats Are Campaigning On Trump? (538) Democrats running for president in 2020 are faced with a choice when making their pitch to voters: make attacking President Trump a key part of their message or ignore him and focus on introducing themselves and their ideas.

Steph Curry Opens Up About Kevin Durant’s Exit, State Of Warriors After Big Changes (For The Win) “I’m the oldest on the team now, so I’m going to have to step my game up. It’s a tough business. That’s part of it.”

Sean Hannity Makes Ocasio-Cortez An Offer (Fox News) “I want to give you an hour invitation to come on this show to have a discussion.”

Report: NFL Suspends Full-Time Employment Program For Officials Amid Negotiations (Yahoo! Sports) It appears that the NFL won’t have full-time officials heading into the 2019 season.

Where Will Netflix Be In 5 Years? (Yahoo! Finance) Spoiler alert: Netflix will be fine.

Chris Paul’s Contract Is So Bad The Rockets Gave Up Everything In Thunder Trade (The Big Lead) The Houston Rockets are clearly in desperation mode at this point. They’ve gone directly after the Golden State Warriors the last two years in the playoffs and come up short.

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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 11, 2019

All That and a Bag of Mail