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The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf Not Happy Ben Roethlisberger Visited Barbershop (Outkick) Big Ben’s decision to fix up his look before a workout with his teammates was rather controversial. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t happy with the decision.

States Step Up Reopenings, Hoping To Limit Economic Damage (Wall Street Journal) Slight declines in new cases prompt governors to allow some places to reopen, including restaurants, churches and schools.

Belmont Stakes To Run June 20 As First Leg Of Triple Crown (New York Times) The horse race that usually goes last in a bid for the Triple Crown plans to run close to its usual date at a shorter distance and without spectators.

Dow Futures Bounce More Than 300 Points, As Volatile Week Continues (CNBC) U.S. stock futures pointed to solid gains early Wednesday, following a weak session that snapped a three-day winning streak for markets.

NCAA Vote On Wednesday Could Determine When Ohio State Football Players Return To Facilities (Cleveland.com) The NCAA’s Division I Council will vote Wednesday on whether to extend the moratorium on team activities, which currently runs through May 31.

Spotify Strikes Podcast Deal With Joe Rogan Worth More Than $100 Million (Wall Street Journal) His full library, dating back 11 years, is to hit the service Sept. 1, and become exclusive to Spotify after that, before the end of the year.

Nationals Will Celebrate World Series Title Sunday With A Virtual Ring Ceremony (Washington Post) The ceremony comes on the anniversary of last season’s turning point. It will be broadcast on MASN and MLB Network and streamed on the Nationals’ website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Trump Campaign Eyes A Return To Megarallies (Politico) “This is the greatest global crisis of our times, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other problems that the president is working on and areas where he’s made progress that he and his team want to show.”

Conspiracy Corner: Did Michael Jordan Really Eat A Poisoned Pizza Before The Flu Game? (The Ringer) One of the most iconic performances in NBA Finals history was preempted by a nefarious pizza delivery. Or was it?

Man Sentenced To Death Via Zoom Call In Singapore (New York Post) A Malaysian man who was accused of “masterminding” a 2011 heroin deal was reportedly sentenced to death by hanging via a Zoom call.

Horace Grant Rips “So-called Documentary” The Last Dance, Calls Michael Jordan A “Snitch” And Jordan’s Source Claim “An Outright Lie” (Awful Announcing) “Lie, lie, lie. … If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men.”

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