The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 13, 2020

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Twenty-Four Hours When Sports Hit The Halt Button (New York Times) With coronavirus cases on the rise, baseball, hockey, college basketball and other sports took a knee.

U.S. Stock Futures Jump After Dow’s Worst Day Since 1987 (Wall Street Journal) European stocks rise after governments and central banks announced measures to cushion the impact of the coronavirus.

The NHL Postpones The Rest Of Its Season As A New Reality Takes Over The Sports World (The Ringer) On Thursday, commissioner Gary Bettman followed the NBA’s lead and announced that the NHL would suspend all activities.

How Concerned Are Americans About Coronavirus So Far? (538) There’s evidence Republicans and Democrats are split, but that could easily change.

Mark Cuban Has Smartly Identified The People Most Vulnerable To The NBA League Suspension (For The Win) “What about all the people who work here on an hourly basis? We’ll put a together program for them.”

Coronavirus Consumes Trump’s Reelection Bid (Politico) The president and Joe Biden have had to abruptly change course in response to the crisis.

The Last Day Of Baseball (SI) How do you watch baseball with no confirmation on when there will be more baseball to watch?

Remote Everything (Axios) As cases of the coronavirus multiply across the U.S., every office, school, restaurant and store shutdown is stress-testing the country’s ability to live life without leaving home.

2020 NCAA Tournament Canceled & Sportsbooks Will Take Massive Financial Hit (Sportsline) The coronavirus has canceled (not postponed) the NCAA Tournament, annually the most-wagered sporting event in the USA.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Wife Of Canada PM Justin Trudeau, Tests Positive For Coronavirus (CNBC) At the moment, the PM will not be tested for COVID-19 as he is not showing any symptoms. He will remain in isolation for 14 days.

League Stoppages Have Arena Workers On Edge, Wondering When Their Next Paycheck Will Be (Yahoo! Sports) It’s arena workers accustomed to making only a few dollars above minimum wage that will feel the squeeze more than deep-pocketed athletes or team owners.

Tucker Carlson: Racist For Saying ‘Chinese Coronavirus’? Now’s Not The Time For The Dumbest Identity Politics (Fox News) China is watching all of this. The Chinese government knows that identity politics is America’s greatest weakness. It divides us. It makes us stupider.

Charles Barkley Announces He’s Self-quarantining, Has Been Tested For Coronavirus (Awful Announcing) Adam Silver also joined the Inside the NBA crew to say that it’s still too early to even plan a return, if one is possible.

All Disney Theme Parks, U.S. Universal Studios Closing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Variety) By Monday, all Disney theme parks worldwide and both Universal Studios in the U.S. will be closed in an effort to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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