Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out
David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry to Cooperstown in their final year under consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Chicago Teachers Vote Against In-Person Learning. Mayor: Defies ‘Common Sense’
Back in school for just two days, Chicago officials canceled classes Wednesday after almost three-fourths of teachers union members voted in favor of returning to remote learning. The union said the break from in-person school would last two weeks, unless positive COVID-19 cases declined or an agreement was reached over safety precautions. “We believe that […]news.yahoo.com
Chicago teachers vote to switch to remote learning amid COVID surge as dispute with school system intensifies
In response, the nation's third largest school district said classes will be called off but schools will be kept open, as the long-running dispute over control of the schools intensifies.cbsnews.com
Teachers, staff sexually abused and groomed students at Chicago school in ‘colossal failure,’ schools CEO says
Twelve employees and a volunteer at Marine Leadership Academy in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood had inappropriate relationships with students or helped cover them up, Chicago Public Schools’ CEO said.chicago.chalkbeat.org
11-year-old boy rings bell, signaling end of cancer treatment
DETROIT – An 11-year-old, who battled and now overcome cancer twice in his lifetime, rang the bell to signal the end of his treatment. After several months, Pedro Martinez was able to leave Children’s Hospital. He experienced a relapse earlier this year and had to receive a bone marrow transplant from his father. (This year) 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, and it’s moments like this that really brings us together,” said Kathy Donovan, chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is home to the region’s only pediatric bone marrow transplant unit.
Cash's bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore
Aaron Boone hit a game-ending leadoff homer in the 11th, sending New York to the World Series. 2015 WORLD SERIES GAME 5Matt Harvey and the New York Mets held a 2-0 lead, needing a win to send the Series back to Kansas City. 2016 WORLD SERIES GAME 7The Chicago Cubs led the Cleveland Indians 5-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. 2019 WORLD SERIES GAME 7Too bad for Houston fans, the last time they saw Gerrit Cole throw, it was in the bullpen rather than on the mound. “I wasn’t going to pitch him unless we were going to win the World Series and have a lead,” Hinch said.
'Are you Sebastian’s father?' Korda, 20, takes on idol Nadal
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)PARIS – Sebastian Korda was 9, heart set on a hockey career, when he went with his father, Petr, to the 2009 U.S. Open. By then, Petr — 1998 Australian Open champion, 1992 French Open finalist — had retired as a competitor and turned to coaching. Went home, came back the next year, and said, ‘This is exactly what I want to do,’” Korda said. “Everybody is always asking him: ‘Are you the son of Petr Korda?’ Which I would love to change in the future,” Dad said in a telephone interview, “so that people ask me, ‘Are you Sebastian’s father? On Sunday, Korda plays 12-time champion Rafael Nadal, while Gaston meets U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem.
LEADING OFF: Cardinals come home, Grichuk seeks to stay hot
(AP Photo/David Banks)A look at whats happening around the majors on Thursday:WELCOME BACK TO BUSCHThe St. Louis Cardinals are finally coming home. The Cardinals didnt play any games at all for a stretch of over two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak within the organization that included star catcher Yadier Molina. Everyones still pretty excited about the fact were back out, Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong said. He homered against the Seattle Mariners in his season debut Friday but went on the injured list just three days later. A BIEBER FANClevelands Shane Bieber owns a 4-0 record and 1.30 ERA, but its his strikeout numbers that have put him in select company.
Lives Lost: 'A nightmare,' says parishioner who lost parents
Martinez lost both parents to the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit New York's Hispanic population particularly hard. With her parents now gone, Martinez and her daughter dont have family in the U.S. When pandemic restrictions ease, she said she hopes to send the ashes of her parents to the Mexican countryside they loved. The family has been helped by the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy, where Stephany attends third grade. My parents, my grandparents just died,' said Jeanette Felix, the schools administrative assistant.