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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 13, 2020

MLB Announces Rule Changes For 2020 Season, Including Three-batter Minimum And Two-way Player Designation (CBS Sports) The MLB rulebook is set for 2020.

Top CDC Official Says US Should Prepare For Coronavirus ‘To Take A Foothold’ (CNBC) Health officials had confirmed 13 U.S. cases of the virus, now named COVID-19, short for Corona Virus Disease.

The Yankees Are World Series Favorites. They Still Want To Talk Astros. (New York Times) Many of the Yankees entered spring training still fuming over the Astros’ cheating scandal. “You’re mad, frustrated, disappointed,” said Manager Aaron Boone.

Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding (Wall Street Journal) Officials accuse schools across U.S. of soliciting funds from foreign governments, companies known to be hostile to the country.

Michigan State’s Overpaying To Land Mel Tucker Epitomizes A Broken System (SI) An MSU football coaching search in total disarray threw a king’s ransom at a coach with a career 5–7 record.

Democratic Establishment’s Angst Over Sanders Grows (Axios) Sanders’ robust start is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by a self-declared democratic socialist could devastate chances of winning the Senate and holding the House.

Jim Zorn “Absolutely Shocked” By XFL Broadcast Access (Yahoo! Sports) “I think it gave a fan a chance to hear and see something they’ve never heard before, but I felt very exposed,” Zorn explained.

University Of Virginia Student Says ‘Too Many White People’ At School’s New Multicultural Center: Report (Fox News) The video was posted on Twitter by the Young America’s Foundation with a caption that said “leftists” at the school were “dictating who is and who isn’t allowed” at the center.

Kansas’s Udoka Azubuike Has Found The Formula For Efficiency: Dunk A Lot (538) Azubuike has attempted 557 field goals over his career and has made 417 of them. If he maintains his current 74.9 percent clip, he will break the all-time record in career field-goal percentage.

Apple’s Malware Problem Is Getting Worse (Recode) Macs aren’t as safe as they used to be. Here’s how to protect yourself.

LaMelo Ball Developing Docuseries Chronicling Preparations For 2020 NBA Draft (Awful Announcing) Whenever it seems like we may be done with the Ball family and their basketball exploits, something comes along to remind us that LaVar Ball and his sons will take whatever media exposure they can get.

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