No Live Sports On TV? Consumers Want A Refund (New York Times) Some providers break out sports fees on bills. With seasons on pause because of the coronavirus, it’s another reminder to customers of what they’re paying for but not getting.
A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board The New England Patriots’ Plane (Wall Street Journal) The Massachusetts governor struck a deal for supplies but needed a way to transport them. The result was a tense saga and a shipment on the NFL team’s 767.
Dan Quinn Explains How NFL Coaches Are Preparing For The Season Amid Coronavirus (SI) The Falcons’ coach takes us inside his staff meetings, FaceTime sessions with prospects and more. Plus, why the QB bubble burst, top players still available and a second chance for Aldon Smith.
After Mocking Trump For Promoting Hydroxychloroquine, Journalists Acknowledge It Might Treat Coronavirus (Fox News) The New York Times reported this week: “A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.”
Tom Brady Has Arrived In Tampa Bay, Moving Into Derek Jeter’s Mansion (Tampa Bay Times) The 30,000-square foot waterfront home on Davis Islands will be the new residence for the Bucs quarterback.
The White House Is Watching These Next Coronavirus ‘Hot Spots’ To Follow New York And New Jersey (CNBC) Louisiana, where 26% of all tests come back positive, concerns U.S. health officials. Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia and Illinois all test positive about 15% of the time.
How The NBA Can Salvage 2019-20 If The Coronavirus Pandemic Delays The Season Into July (Yahoo! Sports) The NBA has reportedly discussed a number of scenarios should the coronavirus pandemic subside and the season resume.
Unemployment Filings Hit 6.6 Million, Doubling Last Week’s Record High (538) Last week saw record-high unemployment numbers — an astronomical 3.3 million Americans filed initial claims between March 15 and March 21.
Ex-Astros Slugger Evan Gattis Says They Deserve Scorn For Sign-stealing: We ‘cheated’ Baseball And Fans (CBS Sports) Gattis offered thoughts on the scandal — and plenty of f-bombs — in a recent interview
The Right And Left Internet Loves Anthony Fauci (Axios) Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health office that deals with infectious diseases, has quickly become a household name, and one of the few household names with (mostly) bipartisan credibility.
Time For Patriots To Make A Big Play For Tua Tagovailoa In The Draft (Boston Globe) Wouldn’t it be just like Bill Belichick to swoop in and snag Tua away from the rest of the league? Wouldn’t getting Tua be the big, bold move the Patriots love, and wouldn’t it ease the sting of seeing Brady go?
‘Tommy Boy’ With Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, And Cousin Sal (The Ringer) In honor of its 25th anniversary this week, Bill, Sean, and Cousin Sal revisit the 1995 comedy ‘Tommy Boy,’ starring Chris Farley, David Spade, and Rob Lowe.