The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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What Drew Brees’ Return Means For Saints, Teddy Bridgewater And Taysom Hill (ESPN) Quarterback Drew Brees’ decision to return for a 20th NFL season ensures that the Saints will remain among the top Super Bowl contenders after three straight years of gut-wrenching playoff exits.

Amid Coronavirus, The World Closes Its Doors To China: ‘I Feel So Isolated’ (Wall Street Journal) Canceled flights and quarantines thwart China’s ambitions to put the country at the center of commerce and culture.

NCAA Moves Toward Immediate Eligibility For All Transfers (Fox News) The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition.

6 Candidates Have Made The Nevada Debate — Including Bloomberg (538) Five other candidates will join him on the stage on Wednesday night: former Vice President Joe Biden; former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Sen. Bernie Sanders; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Is Joe Burrow Already Trying To Break Up With The Bengals? (The Ringer) The presumptive top pick in the NFL draft is becoming increasingly cagey about his desire to play for Cincinnati, but he’ll have to do more than make hints if he wants to play for another team.

Walmart Paid Wall Street Investors $12 Billion Last Year To Keep Them Happy. Amazon Paid $0. (Recode) One of Amazon’s biggest advantages over Walmart is Walmart’s own success.

Aaron Judge And LeBron James Join Chorus Of Astros Condemnation (New York Times) Echoing fellow stars like Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout, the Yankees’ cornerstone player didn’t hold back on the Astros’ cheating-stained title: “You didn’t earn it.”

Sanders Leads By Double Digits In Latest NBC/WSJ Poll As Biden Sinks, Bloomberg Rises (CNBC) The Vermont senator has the support of 27% of Democratic primary voters, a figure which is unchanged from January, the survey found.

Giants Won’t Include Aubrey Huff In 2010 World Series Celebration Because Of Social Media Comments (CBS Sports) Huff was a core member of that 2010 title team.

Justice Department Takes Aim At Big Tech’s Shield (Axios) The Trump administration is turning up the heat on one of Big Tech’s most important legal protections, as the Justice Department convenes a debate over changing a law that protects platforms from suits over content their users post.

Summer Of Movement, Winter Of Discontent? (Yahoo! Sports) The summer of 2019 was unlike any other in NBA history. Forty percent of the league’s players were free agents, including several superstars.

Why South Bend Residents Are Warning America About Pete Buttigieg (New York Post) “It seemed like he was focused on creating a progressive city, that he was above tending to basic needs.”

AT&T Reportedly Received Lower-Than-Expected Bids For Their Regional Sports Networks, May Not Sell Them Off After All (Awful Announcing) AT&T reportedly received bids of around $500 million rather than the $1 billion they were looking for, and now may not sell the RSNs after all.

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