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The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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NFL Playoff Expansion To 14 Teams: Everything You Need To Know (ESPN) The decision will change the complexion of the postseason, boost league revenues by nine figures annually and perhaps provide a new level of job security for coaches.

Global Stocks Fall After Trump Issues Warning On Pandemic (Wall Street Journal) U.S. stock futures point to declines a day after major equity benchmarks end their worst quarter since 2008.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Being Sought For Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson Rematch (New York Post) Mickelson tweeted Sunday night that he was “working on” another televised match with Woods, but the rematch could now include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as their partners, according to a report.

Netflix, Others Are Market Bright Spots After S&P 500′s Worst First Quarter Ever (CNBC) Stocks including Citrix, Regeneron, Netflix, Gilead, Nvidia and Amazon ended the quarter higher.

Christian Dawkins Details Role In Bribery Scandal In HBO Documentary (CBS Sports) Christian Dawkins provided his perspective on how the entire situation unfolded during an HBO documentary that aired Tuesday.

Infected But Feeling Fine: The Unwitting Coronavirus Spreaders (New York Times) The C.D.C. director says new data about people who are infected but symptom-free could lead the agency to recommend broadened use of masks.

CBS, NBC And Nickelodeon Will Broadcast Extra NFL Playoff Games (The Big Lead) Fans will be treated to triple-headers on Saturday and Sunday of Wild Card weekend, currently scheduled for January 9 and 10, 2021. Nickelodeon will also broadcast a game.

Frustrated Gamblers Turn To Politics As The Only Game In Town (Politico) Without pro sports to wager on, bettors are fixated on everything from Biden’s White House chances to the price of Netflix stock.

What It’s Like Conducting A Coaching Search When Sports Are Shut Down (SI) With the coronavirus pandemic adding major logistical challenges to coaching searches, it’s a tricky balancing act for ADs.

Biden Doubts Democratic Convention Can Go Ahead As Planned Amid Outbreak (Axios) “It may mean a difference in the way we do it, it may mean that social distancing doesn’t get it done, it may mean you have a circumstance where you have drive-in voting,” said Biden.

Basketball Leagues Want To Come Back. But Are Quarantined Tournaments A Good Idea? (538) What do “safe” games look like in the midst of the pandemic — and would such plans ultimately get a green light from public health officials?

“So I Says …”: Chris Farley Could Make Anything Funny (The Ringer) How a long-lost ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch sums up the late comedian’s greatness.

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