The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 7, 2020

MLB Poised To Return In July (Outkick) The best news yet for baseball fans comes from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who reported Wednesday night that clubs are reaching out to players informing them to “ramp up” for a second Spring Training in mid June and Opening Day in early July.

Unemployment Claims Remain In Record Territory But Have Dropped From Peak (Wall Street Journal) Wave of layoffs caused by coronavirus could crest as soon as this month, jobless claims suggest.

NFL Sends Memo To Teams Regarding Health Protocols For Reopening Of Team Facilities (SI) Ahead of Thursday's planned 2020 schedule release, the NFL sent a memo to its teams outlining protocols for the expected re-opening of club facilities, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Left Bucks Biden Over Reade Allegations (Politico) Despite Biden’s vehement denials, some progressive candidates — mostly millennials — are siding with his accuser.

Baseball From Korea: A Filling Breakfast For Bereft Fans (New York Times) The early-morning ESPN telecasts of Korea Baseball Organization games are a reminder of the sport's long-treasured constancy and of what its absence has meant this spring.

Peloton Sales Surge 66%, As More People Buy Bikes During Coronavirus Pandemic; Shares Jump (CNBC) Peloton last month said it held its largest class ever, with more than 23,000 people streaming it from home.

NFL Star Held At Gunpoint By Wife In Blowup Over Alleged Cheating (TMZ) NFL star Earl Thomas is lucky to be alive after cops say his wife held a loaded gun less than a foot from his head after she allegedly caught him cheating with another woman.

Two Boys Drop Dead In China While Wearing Masks During Gym Class (New York Post) The students, who were both 14, were each running laps for a physical examination test when they suddenly collapsed on the track, Australian outlet 7News reported.

Penn State's James Franklin Says Conferences Should Play Even Without All Members (ESPN) Franklin said he expects a "way inconsistent" return across the Power 5 conferences because of varying state-by-state restrictions and reopening plans.

Scientists Found A Way To Disable A Gene Responsible For Obesity: Worry About Getting Too Fat No More? (The Science Times) Researchers have successfully disabled a gene in specific mouse cells, preventing mice from becoming obese even after being fed a high-fat diet.

Antonio Brown To Baltimore? Ravens Gm Doesn't Rule Out The Possibility Of Signing The Seven-time Pro Bowler (CBS Sports) If there's one NFL team this offseason that's constantly being listed as a potential landing spot for free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, it's the Baltimore Ravens.

Inside Joe Manganiello’s Epic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign (Variety) On a regular basis, Vince Vaughn, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, wrestler Paul “The Big Show” Wight, “Game of Thrones” co-creator D.B. Weiss and more gather in Joe Manganiello’s basement for hours.

Getting To Know The KBO (Axios) The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season began late Monday night, and with ESPN set to air six live games each week, it's time we get to know what this league, which began in 1982, is all about.