The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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NCAA To Give Spring Sport Athletes Extra Year Of Eligibility (AP) The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility.

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest (New York Times) A database of daily fever readings shows that the numbers declined as people disappeared indoors.

Report: ESPN To Satiate Sports Fans, Move Up Release Of Michael Jordan Documentary (Yahoo! Sports) With sports ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, fans are clamoring for a fix. Many have pointed to a highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary slated to air on ESPN as respite.

China’s Coronavirus Count Excluded Infected People With No Symptoms (Wall Street Journal) Top Chinese health official says country will start reporting the number of asymptomatic carriers.

NBA ‘Very Determined To Have A Champion,’ Considering Several Playoff Scenarios, Per Report (CBS Sports) The NBA is willing to do whatever it takes to complete the 2019-20 season and name a champion.

Stock Futures Positive Again In Choppy Trade, Building On Market’s Rebound From Massive Coronavirus Sell-off (CNBC) At 5:30 a.m. ET, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 183 points higher, pointing to an implied opening rise of more than 157 points at Tuesday’s open.

Wimbledon Set To Be Cancelled Due To Coronavirus (Financial Times) Tennis tournament to become latest sporting event to fall victim to the pandemic.

Trump Shows Off New Rapid Coronavirus Test Kit In Rose Garden, As HHS Says 1 Million Americans Tested (Fox News) ‘Historic milestone’: President Trump announces that over 1 million Americans have been tested.

He Missed His Masters Moment—and Robbed A Bank Instead (SI) Michael Crane arrived at Augusta a rising star, his video-editing skills sought for every big sporting event on TV. He left in a cop car, high and headed to jail for an audacious robbery.

Two Major Democratic Groups Back Biden With 9-figure Campaign (Axios) This is significant support — financially and in terms of resources — to get at a time when the novel coronavirus outbreak has pushed the election to the back burner for the country.

The Chiefs Have $177 In Cap Space. Here Are 10 Things They Can’t Afford. (For The Win) While other teams still have enough money to sign a player to the veteran minimum, the reigning Super Bowl champs don’t have enough to pay your cable bill.

Social Distancing Diaries: Playing ‘Pandemic Legacy’ During An Actual Pandemic (The Ringer) A board game about disease may not seem like a natural activity to play during this strange time, but for some, it’s proved to be a welcome distraction.

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