The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 1, 2020

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Mayors Urge Constructive, Not Destructive, Action Over George Floyd’s Death (Politico) “When you have violent eruptions like we’ve seen across America, then we lose sight of even what we are talking about,” Atlanta’s mayor said.

Is Baseball Coming Back? Here’s The Latest News On MLB, Player Negotiations To Restart Season (Yahoo! Sports) The MLBPA delivered a proposal to restart the season to the league on Sunday afternoon suggesting a longer, 114-game regular season that would begin in late June and run until Oct. 31.

George Floyd’s Brother Criticizes Violent Protesters: ‘Don’t Tear Up Your Town’ (Fox News) The younger brother of George Floyd is calling for the end of violent protests and riots that have escalated in the U.S. over the past week, according to a report on Sunday.

Dennis Rodman Begs For Looting To End (New York Post) NBA great Dennis Rodman called for the end to looting in response to the death of George Floyd, telling his social media followers Sunday that “we’re human beings, not f–king animals.”

Amazon, Target And Apple Scale Back Business In Cities Hit Hard By Protests (CNBC) Amazon-owned Whole Foods, Target, Apple and other major retailers temporarily closed stores across the country as protests against police violence continued on Sunday.

For Sidelined N.F.L Brothers, Training Is A Snap (New York Times) Reid and Blake Ferguson are long snappers, housemates and training partners during an off-season that, so far, has no end date.

Mayor De Blasio Defends NYPD’s Response To Protests (Wall Street Journal) Mayor and NYPD have faced criticism over the demonstrations sparked by death of George Floyd.

Athletics Standing Alone With Decision Against Paying Minor League Stipends (SI) The A’s are alone in having made a decision that is both unpopular and a bit of a public relations nightmare.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Chalks Up Picture-perfect Space Station Docking (CBS News) The historic mission marks the first piloted launch to orbit by a privately owned and operated spacecraft since the dawn of the space age.

Nationals Players Vow To Make Up For Pay Cuts Team Planned For Minor Leaguers (Washington Post) “After hearing that Nationals minor league players are facing additional pay cuts, the current members of the Washington Nationals will be coming together and committing funds to make whole the lost wages from the weekly stipends,” reliever Sean Doolittle wrote.

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