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The Daily Outkick: Monday, March 16, 2020

N.F.L. Players Vote Yes On New 10-Year Labor Deal (New York Times) The vote paves the way for the addition of a 17th regular-season game, an expansion to the playoffs and increased minimum salaries.

US Moves Nearer To Shutdown Amid Coronavirus Fears (AP) Health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don’t get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed.

NFL Free Agency To Proceed As Scheduled; New League Year Won’t Be Delayed, After All (CBS Sports) NFL free agency officially begins on March 18.

Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, And How To “Flatten The Curve.” (Washington Post) The spread can be slowed, public health professionals say, if people practice “social distancing” by avoiding public spaces and generally limiting their movement.

Ryan Tannehill Is The Future For The Titans (The Ringer) Tennessee struck gold when they traded for the Dolphins castoff in 2019. Now he’s signed a deal that could keep him in Nashville through 2023, and the team turns its attention to Derrick Henry.

Coronavirus: Biotech Company Ships First Batches Of Vaccine, To Be Tested On Humans: Report (Fox News) Roughly 35 companies and academic institutions are rushing to create a vaccine and at least four have tested it on animals.

Dejection Sunday Looms Over Dayton After Abrupt End To Cinderella Season (SI) Everything was aligning for the Dayton’s first Final Four since a Cinderella run to the title game in 1967. And then the coronavirus killed March Madness.

What The Fed’s Near Zero Rates Means For You (Wall Street Journal) Action could have affects on rates for mortgages, credit cards, student loans.

MGM’s Las Vegas Resorts Temporarily Closing Due To Coronavirus, Putting NFL Draft In Further Doubt (Yahoo! Sports) Like free agency, the league could hold its draft mostly behind closed doors and without a large crowd.

Biden And Sanders Debate In The Shadow Of Coronavirus – Here Are The Highlights (CNBC) Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 cycle on Sunday.

ESPN To Stop Shooting D.C.-Based Shows And Early SportsCenter Amidst Coronavirus Spread (The Big Lead) Pardon the Interruption broadcasts from D.C. so that’ll be a huge change to ESPN’s schedule. Expect things to keep changing as the network — and the rest of us — learn to live in a world without sports.

California Governor Closes All Bars, Cuts Restaurant Capacities To Stop Coronavirus (Variety) In a press conference held on Sunday afternoon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all restaurants will have their occupancy levels cut in half and all bars will be closed to stop the coronavirus spread.

College Wrestling Association Ignores Coronavirus Warnings, Holds National Tournament (For The Win) The NCWA national championships saw over 600 athletes from 84 colleges in attendance, including large schools such as Ohio State and UCLA. The event was held in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Literature For A Lockdown (Politico) From Giovanni Boccaccio to Michael Crichton, we have some, er, feel-good classics to cheer you up.

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