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The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Classes Canceled At Cal State Colleges, But Football May Not Follow (New York Times) College officials have long maintained that athletes won’t play if students are kept off campus this fall because of the coronavirus. Now some sports leaders are hedging about the status of football.

Two Months Into Pandemic, Millions Of Workers Continue Filing Unemployment Claims (Wall Street Journal) Economists expect another 3 million Americans sought jobless benefits last week; many who filed weeks ago are still awaiting payments.

Before Ruling Baseball, Scott Boras Failed At Baseball (SI) MLB’s most prolific agent always wanted to be as good as the superstars he would one day represent, but his baseball dream ended in the minor leagues.

GOP Victories From Tuesday’s Special Election Races Largely Ignored By Media (Fox News) None of the three broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, aired any coverage of the special election races during Wednesday’s morning programs.

Florida Open To Professional Sports Teams After Governor’s Announcement (Sporting News) Florida has followed in the footsteps of Arizona by announcing it is open to professional sports teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon Is Designing And Building Face Shields To Sell To Frontline Workers (CNBC) Amazon says it has already donated almost 10,000 face shields to medical professionals.

The Best NFL Free Agents Left On The Market (The Ringer) With the draft done and the bulk of free agency in the rearview mirror, teams are running out of options to fill the holes on their roster. But there are still some players out there who can contribute in the right role.

Restaurant, Bar Owners Pan De Blasio’s Partial Coronavirus Reopening Plan (New York Post) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen coronavirus-shuttered restaurants and bars under capacity restrictions is half-baked, with the potential to further starve cash-strapped establishments.

Steve Wulf, Writer Of Sports Illustrated ‘Bag It, Michael” Story, Admits He Was Wrong On Michael Jordan Playing Baseball (Awful Announcing) “I still cringe every time I see it… I wish they had run the headline by me.”

Inside The Media’s Tucker Carlson Obsession (Politico) He’s a former hawk who is now often a dove on military intervention, a conservative who found things to admire in Elizabeth Warren and her attacks on big corporations.

Rams Legend Eric Dickerson Says The Team’s New Uniform Is ‘Soft,’ Too Close To Chargers’ Look (CBS Sports) Dickerson didn’t hold back when when critiquing his team’s new look.

Inside HBO Max, The $4 Billion Bet To Stand Out In The Streaming Wars (Variety) HBO Max executives  outlined their vision for a global platform to compete with Netflix, Amazon, Disney and others in TV’s new frontier of the direct-to-consumer cavalcade.

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