The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Testing Plans At The Center Of The NBA’s Relaunch Efforts (The Ringer) Here are the methods of COVID-19 testing the league is considering, as well as the nationwide studies to which they’re already contributing.

Highly Indebted ‘Zombie’ Companies Control More Than 2 Million U.S. Jobs (CNBC) So-called zombie companies, which can continue to borrow money even though they can’t full pay their debts, control more than 2 million.

Tiger Woods’s Return Puts His Back In The Spotlight Again (New York Times) Woods said his balky back had improved greatly since mid-February, when he played his last tournament, and called the difference “night and day.”

When Will Big Concerts Finally Return After Covid? (Think 2021) (Wall Street Journal) In the meantime, here is what to expect in the post-Covid era, from small shows and drive-ins to an arena tour filled with hand sanitizer.

If Ohio State Plays, Horseshoe Will Be All But Empty (SI) The difficulty of getting Ohio State football tickets is about to hit unprecedented levels in a social distancing era that will likely reduce capacity in Ohio Stadium from 105,000-plus to 22,000.

Our Plea Bargain System Can Make The Innocent Admit Guilt. Enter Michael Flynn. (Washington Post) Michael Flynn, who was President Trump’s national security adviser for 24 days and who has been entangled in the criminal-justice system for 40 months, pleaded guilty of lying to FBI agents and now recants that plea.

Vols Commits, Targets On Move In Updated 247Sports Rankings (247 Sports) Here’s a look at where Tennessee’s commitments and some of the Vols’ most noteworthy targets are ranked in the Top247, along with the moves they made in the updated rankings.

The Pandemic Has Pushed Biden To The Left. How Far Will He Go? (538) Biden was often cast as a centrist or a moderate during the Democratic primaries, but those labels don’t really describe his politics that well — he doesn’t really seem to have any kind of set ideology at all.

Rob Gronkowski Reveals How Much Weight He Lost, How Close He Is To Putting It Back On (Yahoo! Sports) The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end talked about how much weight he actually lost in retirement on Wednesday and where he is in the process of putting it back on.

Restaurants Prepare For “Distance Eating” (Axios) Shorter menus, pricier food, less service, servers wearing masks and surgical gloves: The future of dining out looks far from festive.

Debates Down South: Who Is The G.O.A.T. Of SEC Quarterbacks? (Saturday Down South) Who played quarterback better than anyone while they were in the SEC?

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