1. Everyone always knew the day would come, and many suspected the news that Derek Jeter made official Wednesday: 2014 will be Jeter’s last season playing Major League Baseball.
3. He wrote that he always said he would leave baseball when the game became less fun and more of a job. His injury-plagued 2013 season convinced him that the time had come.
4. Jeter said that for 20 years his only concern has been playing his best and helping the Yankees win. “That means that for 365 days a year, my every thought and action were geared towards that goal. It’s now time for something new.”
6. Jeter’s farewell tour will rival and likely surpass the one for his close friend, Mariano Rivera, who retired in 2013.
7. Time will tell if Jeter can summon any magic in his final season, but — barring injury — his last game of the regular season on Sept. 28 will see Jeter returning to Fenway Park, playing one last time against longtime rivals the Boston Red Sox.
- Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that dismantles many Obama era climate change regulations.
- The Republican chair of the House probe into Russia and Trump should step down after secretly meeting with a source at the White House, say top Democrats.
- The Trump White House has a habit of taking credit for business deals struck under Obama, as they did today with a Ford investment plan from 2015.
- The Scottish parliament has voted for an independence referendum that could result in Scotland leaving the UK.