The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Details On NHL’s Return-to-Play Plans (Outkick) The regular season is over and the remaining 24 teams would resume play in a tournament where each conference plays in a hub city. Locations will be announced at a later date.

Stocks Are Set To Rally Again On Optimism About The Economy Reopening, Dow Futures Jump 300 Points (CNBC) U.S. stock futures pointed to more gains at Wednesday’s open on optimism about the reopening of the economy. Shares of airlines and cruise lines led gains in the premarket.

Sources: Players Balk At MLB’s Proposal To Cut Salaries (ESPN) The MLB Players Association said in a statement to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas: “The proposal involves massive additional pay cuts and the union is extremely disappointed. We’re also far apart on health & safety protocols.”

Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts To Make The Site Less Divisive (Wall Street Journal) A Facebook Inc. team had a blunt message for senior executives. The company’s algorithms weren’t bringing people together. They were driving people apart.

The Buccaneers Are Now The Center Of The NFL Universe. How’d They Get Here? (The Ringer) After signing Tom Brady and trading for Rob Gronkowski this offseason, Tampa Bay is in win-now mode. And that’s a marked departure from the franchise’s past decade.

Biden On Controversial Comments To Charlamagne Tha God: ‘He Was Being A Wise Guy, And I Responded In Kind’ (Fox News) Biden acknowledged he made a “mistake” last week in making the comment, in which he referred to black voters who have yet to make a decision regarding the 2020 election.

‘I’m Still Gonna Spit’: MLB Players Are Facing A New Reality (SI) If Major League Baseball gets its way, player behavior will have to change significantly to abide by new health and safety standards. That means no spitting.

New Yorkers Disapprove Of Gov. Cuomo’s Handling Of Nursing Homes: Poll (New York Post) A widely-criticized health department mandate issued on March 25 required all nursing homes to readmit residents who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Vince McMahon Says He Won’t Attempt To Buy Back Bankrupt XFL (Washington Post) Vince McMahon said in court filings Tuesday that he would not repurchase the XFL, the football league he relaunched in February before it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and was put up for sale in April.

Meet Bob Behnken And Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First NASA Astronauts (New York Times) They’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.

Athletics To Stop Paying Minor Leaguers After May 31, Report Says (CBS Sports) The A’s will also furlough may baseball operations employees.

Tom Cruise’s Outer Space-Shot Movie With Elon Musk And NASA Lands Director Doug Liman (Variety) After NASA confirmed their plan to work with Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a film that would be shot in outer space, sources tell Variety the project has found its director.

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