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The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

MLB Discussing Plan To Start Season In Late June, Playing In Home Stadiums With Realigned League (USA Today) Major League Baseball officials have become cautiously optimistic this week that the season will start in late June, and no later than July 2, playing at least 100 regular-season games.

Is Sweden Doing It Right? (New York Times) The Swedes aren’t battling the coronavirus with broad lockdowns.

The Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love Situation Is Déjà Vu All Over Again (SI) Our Business of Football Analyst was in the Packers’ war room 15 years ago when they took Aaron Rodgers. He outlines the similarities between picking Rodgers in 2005 and Jordan Love in 2020.

Tara Reade Allegations Stir Democratic Unrest (Politico) Tara Reade allegations stir Democratic unrest.

Ryan Tannehill Is Free Of The Tom Brady Specter. Will He Prove The Titans Right? (Yahoo! Sports) Tannehill wound up signing a massive four-year, $118 million contract with the Titans in mid-March, five days before Brady joined Tampa Bay.

Dow Futures Point To A Gain Of 250 Points Ahead Of Fed Decision (CNBC) Stock futures rose in early morning trading on Wednesday as investors looked for guidance from the Federal Reserve on the future path of interest rates with a gradual reopening of the economy in sight.

The Patriots May Have Lost Tom Brady, But Bill Belichick Is Still Bill Belichick (Washington Post) How does Belichick move on without the greatest quarterback of all time? He acts exactly the way he did when he had him.

Then And Now: How Evidence In Kavanaugh Case Compares With Biden Accusation (Fox News) Biden himself hasn’t addressed the allegation against him, and no one in the media has asked him about it during interviews. Representatives for Biden’s campaign have denied the allegations.

A Proposed MLB Return Plan Amazingly Has The Astros And Dodgers In The Same Division (For The Win) If this realignment and return idea actually happens, every Dodgers-Astros meeting will be appointment television.

Trump Orders Meat Processing Plants To Stay Open During Coronavirus Pandemic (Axios) President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday requiring meat processing plants to stay open under the Defense Production Act during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who Has MLB’s Best Fastball? Ranking Baseball’s Top Heaters With New York Aces Contending For Top Spot (CBS Sports) Gerrit Cole has the best fastball in baseball, per our opinion.

Thermal Imaging Cameras Could Play “Critical Role” In Keeping People Safe From COVID-19 (CBS Sports) The cameras are used to scan temperature from a safe distance, and if a fever is detected, the company could require further screening or deny the person entry altogether.

NHL Reportedly Eyeing December Start To 2020-21 Season (Sporting News) As the NHL focuses on a “hub cities” plan to resume the 2019-20 season, it also is evaluating options for when to start the 2020-21 season. According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the league has discussed a December start date.

Russian Commandos Jump From 33,000 Feet Over The Arctic In Unprecedented Exercise (The Drive) The exercise highlighted Russia’s ability to rapidly deploy special operations forces in the inhospitable Arctic and pretty much anywhere else.

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