New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes decided to opt out of the MLB season "for Covid-related reasons." CNN reports that the move comes after Céspedes did not report to the ballpark for Sunday's game in Atlanta.
Security sent by team management to the Mets' hotel found no trace of Céspedes or his belongings.
The METS remained unaware of the 34-year-old's decision not to play the rest of the season until late in the game against the Atlanta Braves.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has signed an agreement with Sterling Partners to buy the New York Mets baseball team, beating a bid from pop star Jennifer Lopez and ex-New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez. This report produced by Fred Katayama.
Tom Seaver, the Hall-of-Fame pitcher who won more than 300 games during his Major League Baseball career and led the New York Mets to their unlikely 1969 World Series championship, has died at the age of 75. Gloria Tso reports.
(CNN) Genes inherited from Neanderthal ancestors may be involved in some cases of severe Covid-19 disease, researchers in Germany reported Wednesday. A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ancestors.
(CNN ) Angela Barnes knows that the public service announcement she directed with a group of Atlanta exotic dancers urging people to vote is stirring conversation, but she wonders why she had to come up with the idea. "It's killing me that somebody hasn't done this before me, like: why?" she told CNN. "It was easy to figure out and I have no background in politics or marketing. So why is it so viral? Why is because, in general, black people are ignored and taken for granted."
[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
In just two weeks, an operation by the US Marshals Service turned up 39 missing children in the Atlanta metro area. 'Operation Not Forgotten' tracked down 26 missing children, as well as the safe location of 13 others, in 20 counties in the Atlanta and Macon area. According to Newser, nine individuals were arrested in the process. The children's ages were said to be between 3 and 17, and were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area.
A group of conservatives does not have the legal standing to sue the city of San Antonio. The group wanted to sue over the city's rejection of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city’s airport. The City Council approved a contract last year with an Atlanta-based company to bring new vendors to the Airport. The council however told it to strike Chick-fil-A and find another vendor, which upset the members of the conservative group.