The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 11, 2020

‘Gate Was Zero,’ But Dana White Says U.F.C. 249 Was A Success (New York Times) He held up Saturday’s event as proof that under the right guidelines, pro sports events could proceed safely.

‘Back To Where We Started’ — New York Coronavirus Hospitalizations Fall To March Levels (CNBC) “Where we are today is basically, with the number of new cases, is basically right where we were when we started. It has been a painful period of time between March 20 to May 9,” Cuomo said.

MLB Takes Aim At A Plan To Play Ball In 2020 (Wall Street Journal) The league is expected to present a formal proposal to the players’ union this week after commissioner Rob Manfred holds a call with owners.

The Money Is On Trump (Axios) The world’s most popular betting destinations show Trump as the clear favorite.

‘The Last Dance’ Unravels The Complications Of Michael Jordan’s Prime (The Ringer) From his stunning decision to quit basketball to his merciless treatment of teammates, episodes 7 and 8 examine the height of MJ—both as an icon and an enigma.

Democrats Are On Verge Of The Unthinkable: Losing A Swing District In California (Politico) The party is downplaying expectations in next week’s special election for a congressional seat in the L.A. suburbs.

Zion Williamson’s Former Marketing Agency Alleges Ex-Duke Star Received Improper Benefits (CBS Sports) The saga with Williamson’s ex-representatives has taken quite a twist.

NBC Admits Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet The Press’ Deceptively Edited Barr Remarks On Flynn (Fox News) The Daily Caller’s Greg Price had called out the edit earlier Sunday.

Monday Night Football Will Have A New Booth In 2020, With Joe Tessitore And Booger McFarland Moving To Other ESPN Roles (Awful Announcing) ESPN will reportedly decide on internal replacements for Tessitore and McFarland in the days ahead.

Democrats Lead The Race For Congress — But The National Environment Will Probably Change (538) As of Sunday evening, Democrats lead Republicans by roughly 8 percentage points in FiveThirtyEight’s generic ballot tracker, just a point less than their lead on Election Day 2018.

Report: Kevin Durant Won’t Play If Season Restarts (SI) Durant tore his right Achilles tendon during the 2019 NBA Finals. In April, Durant’s manager, Rich Kleinman, said it was unlikely that he would return for the stretch run of the season in an interview with SI’s Chris Mannix.

Jerry Stiller, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor And Comedian, Dead At 92 (New York Post) “I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes,” Ben tweeted early Monday.

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