The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Starved For Action, Bettors Turn Nebraska Horse Track Into Must-See TV (New York Times) Fonner Park, In Grand Island, Neb., has received more attention than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, with $2.8 million in wagers each day.

Trump Calls For California To Let Tesla Factory Open (Wall Street Journal) President Trump has backed Elon Musk’s decision to resume production of cars at its California plant, siding with the electric-vehicle maker over the local government in a high-profile standoff as parts of the state consider reopening.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Says Pro Sports Can Proceed Without Fans Starting May 16 (SI) Professional sports can resume without fans in Arizona starting May 16, the state’s governor, Doug Ducey, said in a press conference Tuesday.

The Pandemic Will Fuel The Populism That Sent Trump To The White House (Washington Post) We are now experiencing the worst economic devastation since the Great Depression, with more than 33 million Americans losing their jobs in just six weeks.

Impending NFL TV Rights Deals Are Impacting Contract Negotiations (The Big Lead) This is what happens when TV rights deals come to an end and a new collective bargaining agreement is signed.

College Students Would Attend Class In Fall Even Without Vaccine (Axios) Nearly two thirds of college students say they would attend in-person classes if colleges reopen in the fall, even if there is no coronavirus vaccine or cure, according to a new College Reaction poll.

Illinois Governor Says Players Owe It To American People To Take Pay Cut And Restart MLB (Yahoo! Sports) Money is expected to be the sticking point in negotiations, as owners want players to agree to a new revenue-sharing agreement instead of a prorated plan that was already agreed to in March.

Supreme Court Skeptical Of House’s Demand For Trump Financial Records (Politico) The justices expressed concern that the House hadn’t identified limits to its subpoenas’ reach.

Actually, Michael Jordan’s .202 Batting Average Is More Impressive Than It Seems (The Ringer) ‘The Last Dance’ delved into MJ’s short-lived baseball career on Sunday, and though his Double-A numbers weren’t exactly “big-league material,” some believed he wasn’t far off.

NY Times Says Reporter ‘Went Too Far’ During TV Appearance Blasting Trump Admin’s Virus Response (Fox News) A Times spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News, “In an interview with Christiane Amanpour today, Donald McNeil, Jr. went too far in expressing his personal views.”

College Football Could Get Weird, Especially If The Pac-12 Plays In The Spring (For The Win) The California State Universities remaining closed could cause some issues for college football, as well as the other fall sports that take place.

Twitter Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently (Variety) Social network says offices won’t reopen until September 2020 with few exceptions.

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