The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 9, 2020

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After Being Pushed Around By Clippers, Lakers Prove They Can Beat Their Rivals (L.A. Times) After hearing how they weren’t tough enough to beat their hallway rivals, the Lakers pounded them inside and out.

Efforts To Battle Coronavirus Escalate Around The Globe (Wall Street Journal) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally exceeded 105,000 on Sunday.

Cowboys Reportedly Offer Dak Prescott A Monster Contract With $105 Million Guaranteed (CBS Sports) Could Prescott And The Cowboys Finally Be Close To A New Deal?

Michigan Was Once Bernie’s Resurrection. Now It Could Be His Burial. (Politico) The biggest prize of Tuesday’s primary contests is shaping up to be far unfriendlier to Sanders this time around.

New England’s Offer To Tom Brady Remains Bill Belichick’s Call (Yahoo! Sports) Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that owner Robert Kraft will not intercede to ensure that Brady will remain a Patriot for a 21st season.

Steve Hilton: Stop This ‘Wild, Reckless Overreaction’ To Coronavirus (Fox News) Hilton pointed to a recent statement from a U.S. health official who asserted that over 85 percent of those infected will experience mild to no symptoms.

N.C.A.A. Weighs Using Fewer Tournament Sites Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (New York Times) With their marquee basketball tournaments looming, college sports officials have discussed whether they could — or should — play at fewer sites.

Donald Trump Jr. Says He’ll Debate Hunter Biden And Release His Taxes (Axios) “Let’s talk about who profited off of whose public service. Happy to do it. Let’s make it happen,” Don Jr. said.

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Back To Their Old Ways — And It’s Working (538) They have to win the hard way — prevailing in close, low-scoring games — and after an initial rebuilding process, they’ve done it by doubling down on the philosophy that vaulted them to the top in the first place.

Sen. Kamala Harris Joins The Growing List Of Lawmakers Endorsing Joe Biden (Vox) As Biden won Harris’s endorsement, Sen. Bernie Sanders picked up one from Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Mark Cuban’s Forever War With NBA Officiating (The Ringer) The Mavericks owner has racked up more than $2 million in fines in 20 years—and with a $500,000 penalty on Friday, he shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Here is a look at his most audacious fines over the years.

Here’s Why You Probably Won’t Own A Flying Car, But May Still Commute By Air (CNBC) The market for urban air mobility is expected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2040.

Mets Fans Banged Their Hands Against A Trash Can Before Alex Bregman’s Strikeout (For The Win) Arguably no Grapefruit League fanbase has been more excited to taunt the Astros than the Mets.

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