The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 13, 2020

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Ziaire Williams Commits To Play At Stanford (Los Angeles Times) The Cardinal beat out UCLA, USC, North Carolina and Arizona for the 6-foot-9 Williams.

Trump And Allies Push Toward Reopening Economy. But Governors Urge Caution. (New York Times) Officials still in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday voiced fears that relaxing protective measures too early could cause the virus to surge once again.

Coronavirus: NBA Looking At 25-day Return-to-basketball Plan Once Given Clearance, Report Says (CBS Sports) Even if the NBA is able to finish the 2019-20 season, it’s going to take a while to get back to action.

Spain Lifts Some Coronavirus Lockdown Measures; Italy Records Lowest Daily Deaths Since March (CNBC) The Italian government announced Friday that the current lockdown measures would remain in place until May 3, with some exceptions.

The NBA H-O-R-S-E Superlatives: Round 1 (The Ringer) The competition kicked off Sunday night with terrible courts, impressive home gyms, and a legitimately great match between Allie Quigley and Chris Paul. Here are the best, worst, and laggiest from Round 1.

How Coronavirus Spread Through Corporate America (Wall Street Journal) A by-the-numbers look at the outbreak’s economic toll in terms of guidance withdrawn, dividends cut, buybacks scrapped and workers furloughed.

These College Football Programs Are The Modern ‘U’ For Each Position (SI) We determined the U. at each position by measuring what every college should strive to do, in sports and beyond: Prepare students for professional careers.

Democrats Fear For November After Wisconsin Voting Spectacle (Politico) Democrats looked on in horror last week as thousands of voters in Wisconsin trekked to polling places and waited in lines for hours to cast ballots in the midst of a pandemic.

Roger Goodell Will Reportedly Announce NFL Draft Picks From His Basement (Yahoo! Sports) Per NBC’s Peter King, Goodell will announce all 32 first-round picks from his basement in greater New York City.

China Stifles Coronavirus Research In Apparent Bid To Control Narrative, Analysts Say (Fox News) Two websites for leading universities in China seem to have published and then deleted academic research about the origins of the coronavirus, according to a report.

Drew Brees Reportedly Will Join NBC In An Analyst Role After Retiring From The NFL (Washington Post) Brees is expected to begin his NBC tenure as a Notre Dame football game analyst and as a studio analyst on “Football Night in America,” according to the New York Post.

Boris Johnson Released From London Hospital (NPR) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left the hospital on Sunday, one week after he was admitted with COVID-19, and in a video message, thanked England’s National Health Service for saving his life.

Dak Prescott And Ezekiel Elliott Face Backlash Over Report Of Party During Coronavirus Pandemic (For The Win) The TMZ report — which included video and photos — claimed that at least 30 guests were at Prescott’s house for a birthday party on Friday night.

Tom Hanks Hosts ‘SNL’ From Home In Show’s First Remote Episode (New York Post) “I have been the celebrity canary in the coal mine for the coronavirus,” Hanks explained of his hosting qualifications.

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