The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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What Was Behind The Rivers-Chargers Divorce (SI) Why both parties chose to move on, and what’s next for the quarterback and for the team.

Bernie Sanders Leads In Polls As New Hampshire Primary Voters Cast Ballots (Wall Street Journal) Vermont senator looks to take the upper hand over Pete Buttigieg after close Iowa tally.

Should College Athletes Profit From Their Fame? Here’s Where The Debate Stands (New York Times) Congress is examining the issue. State legislatures are considering their own plans. And the N.C.A.A. has promised changes, but has long stopped athletes from making any money from their play.

Coronavirus Live Updates: WHO Chief Says Outbreak ‘Holds A Very Grave Threat’ For World (CNBC) China’s National Health Commission said there were 2,478 confirmed new cases in the mainland and 108 additional deaths, most of them in Hubei province.

Patriots’ Robert Kraft Addresses Tom Brady’s Impending Free Agency With Just Five Words (CBS Sports) The Patriots’ owner wants Brady back for the 2020 season.

Oscars Viewership Plunges To Record Low (AP) Without a host or a great deal of pizzazz, ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers.

ESPN Analyst Barry Booker Ripped For Calling Gymnasts ‘Scantily Clad Girls’ (New York Post) ESPN and the SEC are incensed over an SEC Network announcer’s pervy comments about female gymnasts.

Justice Dept. Sues ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions In New Crackdown Over Immigration Enforcement (Washington Post) Attorney General William P. Barr announced Monday that the Justice Department would sue two “sanctuary” jurisdictions over policies he considers overly friendly to those in the country unlawfully.

Men’s College Basketball Has Been Chaotic. But Just Wait Until The Tourney. (538) Nobody has busted any brackets yet, but there’s reason to expect that we’re in for an NCAA Tournament unlike any other.

Bloomberg’s Monopoly, Biden’s Market Crash (Axios) The political market is rendering two unambiguous trend lines: Mike Bloomberg’s TV monopoly is fueling his surge into the top tier of Democratic presidential rivals, and cash-strapped Joe Biden is crashing.

The Broadcast Networks Not Carrying The XFL Ignored It On Twitter On Opening Weekend, But It Got Attention From Digital Sites (Awful Announcing) With the new XFL’s first weekend in the books, it’s worth breaking down not just the broadcasts and the ratings, but also how much attention the league is getting.

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