The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 18, 2020

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Why We Can’t Help But Want More Jordan (CBS Sports) “The Last Dance” immediately goes into the must-watch sports documentary hall of fame.

U.S. Stock Futures Rally After Worst Week In Almost Two Months (Wall Street Journal) Contracts linked to U.S. crude oil for delivery in July are on track to close at over $30 a barrel for the first time since mid-March.

Trump Looks Forward To The Return Of Sports With Crowds (New York Times) The president called in to the broadcast of the golf tour’s first live TV event since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered tournaments.

Powell Says GDP Could Shrink More Than 30%, But He Doesn’t See Another Depression (CNBC) Powell said the country will get to “an even better place” than it was before the coronavirus hit, and that it “won’t take that long.”

Rodgers Acknowledges Possibility Of Finishing Career ‘Elsewhere’ (SI) Aaron Rodgers wasn’t happy about Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst’s decision to select quarterback Jordan Love when it happened. And he’s probably not happy about it now, either.

The Pandemic Downturn Might Yield A New Startup Wave (Axios) The American economy is in a dark period right now, but some in Silicon Valley are optimistic it could spawn a generation of startups whose founders are finally getting the nudge they needed to make the leap.

Showers And Spitting Off Limits As MLB Eyes Safe Return To Games: Report (Yahoo! Sports) MLB players will be prohibited from taking showers after games and there will be no fist-bump celebrations or spitting sunflower seeds in the dugout, according to a return-to-play guidelines drafted by league officials.

Progressives Thought They’d Overtaken The Democratic Party. Now They’re In Despair. (Politico) A string of losses this spring, highlighted by Bernie Sanders, has left the movement reeling.

How Much Money Could Student-Athletes Make As Social Media Influencers? (538) By some estimates, influencer marketing is a $5 billion to $10 billion industry and is likely the greatest monetization tool at the disposal of the contemporary athlete.

Elon Musk Stirs The Pot With Cryptic ‘Red Pill’ Tweet (Fox News) Tech billionaire Elon Musk, who has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, may have come out as a conservative on Twitter Sunday.

How To Watch The Peyton Manning-Tiger Woods Vs. Tom Brady-Phil Mickelson Charity Golf Match (Yahoo! Sports) The event will be broadcast live starting at at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24, with coverage on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.

Apple Reopening 25 More US Stores, Will Soon Top 100 Worldwide (New York Post) The stores will impose social-distancing rules, limit occupancy and some will offer only curbside or storefront service.

Charles Davis On Leaving Fox To Join CBS: “That Seemed To Be The Right Place For Me To Be.” (Awful Announcing) “CBS made me a different offer that was intriguing. It just seemed to make sense for me to be there at this stage of my career.”

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