Roundup: Nikki And Brie Bella Both Give Birth; Isaias is Headed For the Carolinas; Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out

Nikki Bell and Brie Bella at the "Fighting With My Family" Los Angeles Tastemaker Screening
Nikki Bell and Brie Bella at the "Fighting With My Family" Los Angeles Tastemaker Screening / Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Nikki and Brie Bella both gave birth over the weekend ... Texas continues to struggle against the coronavirus ... A look at Joe Biden's search for a running mate ... Microsoft has confirmed talks to purchase TikTok ... The SpaceX Dragon crew returned safely to Earth on Sunday ... Republicans and Democrats are both dug in negotiations over a new COVID relief package ... Scientists are worried about political influence over a vaccine project ... Dr. Deborah Brix warns the U.S. is in a "new phase" of the pandemic ... MLB is changing its health protocols after outbreaks hit teams ... Lea Thompson backs up allegations against Ellen DeGeneres ... China's box office is off to a slow start ... Tropical Storm Isaias is now headed for the Carolinas ... Yoenis Cespedes no-showed a game then opted out of the 2020 season ... Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson tested positive for COVID-19 ... Mookie Betts injured his middle finger ... Pac-12 football players refuse to play without concessions from the conference ... Luka Garza is headed back to Iowa for his senior year ... Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore his ACL ...

How the potential Pac-12 football boycott came to be [The Athletic]

How to stop China from imposing its values [The Atlantic]

Rob Manfred's bluff to end the season exposed MLB's pandemic problems [Sports Illustrated]

Fighting coronavirus from New York to Utah [The New Yorker]

The complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season [Sporting News]

James Harden really doesn't want to talk about Giannis Antetokounmpo:

Putting ketchup on tacos should be a felony:

Some Mystikal for your Monday morning: