Rob Manfred: There Will 100% Be A Baseball Season (Outkick) MLB commissioner Rob Manfred did interviews with MLB Network and ESPN yesterday, and his message in both interviews was clear: There will 100% be an MLB season in 2020.
Fed Sees Interest Rates Staying Near Zero Through 2022, GDP Bouncing To 5% Next Year (CNBC) The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to keep benchmark short-term rates near zero.
M.L.S. Plans Return With Florida Event. But It’s Already Looking Past It. (New York Times) Major League Soccer views a monthlong, World Cup-style tournament at Disney World as a prelude to the resumption of its regular season in the fall.
A Scramble For Gold Is Redrawing The Map Of The Market (Wall Street Journal) More than 20 million troy ounces of gold have landed in New York vaults over the past three months.
Reggie Bush-USC ‘Disassociation’ Ban Appears To Be Over (Outkick) The Reggie Bush-USC disassociation ban that went into effect 10 years ago, and strictly enforced by the NCAA, is expected to be dropped soon.
Trump Blasts ‘Radical Left’ Dems In Seattle, Says ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Take Hold Of City (Fox News) President Trump tweeted late Wednesday that “domestic terrorists” have taken over an area in Seattle amid George Floyd protests and blamed the city’s “radical left Democrats” for contributing to the unrest.
NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From Events & Properties (Outkick) NASCAR has decided it will ban Confederate flags at events and its properties, according to a statement released by the organization.
Amazon To Halt Police Use Of Its Facial Recognition Technology For One Year (Axios) A federal study found that facial recognition systems offered by Amazon, Microsoft and IBM largely failed to identify people of color, predominately Asians and African Americans.
MLB Draft Tracker: Breaking Down Every Team’s First-Round Pick (SI) The season might not be here yet, but the draft is.
Freed Taliban Prisoners Eye Return To The Battlefield (Yahoo!) Afghan authorities are opening prison doors for thousands of Taliban inmates in a high-risk gambit to ensure the insurgent group begins peace talks with Kabul.
NFL Planning Full Hall Of Fame Ceremony, Have Contingency Plans (Outkick) The Hall of Fame Game is scheduled for August 6; the enshrinement is set to take place on August 8.
Disneyland Targets July 17 Reopening (Variety) The company’s parks division has planned a phased reopening, beginning with Downtown Disney on July 9, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17 and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on July 23.
How Keith Hernandez’s Epic Seinfeld Cameo Came To Be: ‘I Was Petrified’ (New York Post) The crew was never certain of the show’s future and, in fact, co-creator Larry David believed this hour-long episode might well be its make-or-break moment.