The Daily Outkick: Monday, June 15, 2020

BP Takes $17.5 Billion Write-Down, Expects Oil Price To Stay Low (Wall Street Journal) The coronavirus pandemic has forced the oil major to take the largest write-down in the industry in years.

Ezekiel Elliott Tests Positive For Coronavirus (Outkick) Earlier, Ian Rapoport reported that “several” Cowboys players and “several” Houston Texans players have tested positive.

Stocks Cut Losses, Nasdaq Turns Positive As Facebook And Netflix Rise (CNBC) The 30-stock Dow traded 181 points lower, or 0.7%. The S&P 500 dipped 0.4%. However, the averages were well off their session lows.

MLB And Turner Agree To Blockbuster Playoff Rights Extension [update] (Outkick) MLB and AT&T’s Turner Sports have agreed to a blockbuster extension for their league championship series playoff rights, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports.

Atlanta Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Could Face Felony Murder: DA (Fox News) The Fulton County district attorney said Sunday that the 27-year-old black man who was fatally shot during an encounter with two white officers “did not seem to present any threat to anyone” and charges could come as soon as Wednesday.

After More Proposals, Players Tell M.L.B.: ‘Tell Us When And Where’ (New York Times) A baseball season of roughly 50 games appears to be increasingly inevitable after another round of pointed statements between the league and the players’ union.

Everything Is Local Again (Axios) The twin crises of coronavirus and systemic racism in policing have suddenly turned the national spotlight on local governments, and are forcing local leaders to make many of the most important decisions in the country.

Do Baseball’s Labor Fights Drive Fans Away? (538) The 1994-95 strike enraged fans, many of whom vowed never to attend a game again.

Girlfriend’s Arrest Was ‘Gut Punch’ For Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Says Insider (New York Post) Samantha Bracksieck was arrested by Scottsdale, Ariz., police in February on an “extreme DUI” charge.

The New York Times Used To Be A Model Of Diverse Opinion. What Happened? (Politico) Fifty years ago, like today, newsrooms were divided about what “objectivity” means. Here’s how a détente was reached.

43,000 Fans Pack Stadium For Rugby Game After New Zealand Beats Coronavirus (SI) People in New Zealand did something this weekend that’s a distant memory for Americans. They filled a stadium nearly to its capacity for a sporting event.

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