The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 17, 2020

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Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree. (New York Times) Commissioner Rob Manfred defended M.L.B.’s handling of the Astros’ cheating scandal. But many fans and players don’t think it went far enough, leaving the door open for more ugliness.

Fourteen Americans Flown Home From Coronavirus Cruise Ship Test Positive (Wall Street Journal) Japan says additional 99 people aboard the Diamond Princess tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 454.

Report: Raiders Ready To Offer Tom Brady Two-year, $60 Million Deal (NBC Sports) Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone.

Trump Drives Massive Turnout In Primaries Despite Token Opposition (Politico) His campaign is fine-tuning its get-out-the-vote machine months ahead of the general election — a daunting challenge for Democrats.

‘We Were Hoodwinked’: Inside The Final Hours Of Mel Tucker As Colorado’s Head Coach (SI) The night he took the Michigan State job, Mel Tucker was affirming his commitment to Colorado boosters and fans, who are now left frustrated and angry.

Stocks Expected To Rise Even As Virus Creates Volatility: ‘The Market Thinks The Worst Is Over’ (CNBC) The coronavirus is expected to be the dominant driver of markets in the week ahead, and even if there is volatility, analysts believe the market is resilient and has momentum to go higher for now.

Mason Rudolph On Myles Garrett’s Claims: ‘Disgusting And Reckless’ (The Big Lead) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin came to his quarterback’s defense with a statement.

The Cost Of Going After Bloomberg (Axios) Here’s the growing dilemma for 2020 Democrats vying for a one-on-one showdown with frontrunner Bernie Sanders: Do they have the guts — and the money — to first stop Mike Bloomberg?

Kawhi Leonard Captures MVP In Leading Team LeBron To Competitive NBA All-Star Game Victory (Yahoo! Sports) Leonard scored a game-high 30 points (11-of-18 FG, 8-of-14 3-pointers), with seven rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.

Hollywood Stuntwoman, Husband Killed After Shootout: Reports (Fox News) Cheryl Sanders, 59, and husband Robert Reed Sanders allegedly approached her ex-husband Lindsey Duncan and his new wife Molly at their Yellow Springs home — leading to a shootout with hundreds of shots fired.

Tim Tebow Says He’s Had Conversations With XFL But Wants To Keep Playing Baseball (CBS Sports) The former Heisman winner has passed on the XFL in order to stay with Mets

Here’s What You Need To Know About Trump’s Limo, A.K.A. ‘The Beast’ (New York Post) The 20,000-pound fortified Cadillac CT6 stretch sedan, comes fully loaded with bags of the president’s blood type, as well as features to ward off just about every kind of terror attack or assassination attempt.

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