Former Wild captain Mikko Koivu hasn't decided whether to keep playing
Mikko Koivu won’t be suiting up for the Wild next season, but he might not be done playing.The longtime captain is mulling his next move, but will leave Minnesota and return to Finland next week to train in case he chooses to continue his career elsewhere. Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced last week the team won’t be bringing back the 37-year-old center.“There’s some decisions that I’ve made and then some question marks that I still have,” Koivu said Friday on a video call. “As of right now, I don’t want to say too much just because you don’t want to take words back, and I think indiv...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Thom Brennaman quits Reds booth after using anti-gay slur on air
Thom Brennaman won’t be back next year with the Reds, as the longtime play-by-play announcer said Friday he was quitting. He was suspended for booming “one of the f-- capitals of the world” into a hot mic during a Reds-Royals doubleheader last month.Brennaman never really copped to being the type of person who throws around anti-gay slurs casually, and he never said what city he was referring to. He didn’t sound particularly chastened in his resignation statement Friday.“I have been in this profession that I love for 33 years,” he said in a statement. “It is my hope and intention to return. An...
New York Daily News
Vikings OC Gary Kubiak takes blame for Kirk Cousins' poor performance
MINNEAPOLIS — Count Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak among those accepting a chunk of the blame for Kirk Cousins’ awful play during the Vikings’ 0-2 start this season.“I’ve got to find some room for him is the best way to put it,” Kubiak said. “We had some plays last week where he had no place to go with the ball. Me sitting there looking at what we’re doing and saying, ‘OK, we’ve got to get some people open in these situations vs. coverages.’ ”Last season Cousins ranked fourth in passer rating at 107.4. He currently weighs in at 34th — in a 32-team league — at 61.9.Cousins has comple...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Addiction, PTSD treatments could be more accessible for Californians under new law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some Californians may have an easier time accessing treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety, PTSD and addiction under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday.The measure, Senate Bill 855, requires insurance companies to cover all mental health and addiction treatment deemed “medically necessary” by a doctor.Federal law already broadly requires insurance plans to provide comparable coverage for mental and physical illnesses, what’s known as mental health parity. California law also has parity requirements, but bill author Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat, a...
The Sacramento Bee
UEFA Super Cup 2020: Javi Martinez Scores Bayern’s Winner Against Sevilla
Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez came on during extra time to score his side’s winner against Spanish club Sevilla.The UEFA Super Cup is held every year and two teams compete for it, the UEFA Champions League winner and UEFA Europa League winner. This year in Budapest, UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla and UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich faced off.During the early minutes of the game, Sevilla earned a controversial penalty after Bayern’s David Alaba pushed Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic in the penalty area. Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos took the shot and scored. Before the end of the first half, B...
Trump Tries To Take Credit For Pac-12 Return Though Teams Say He Did Little
This week, the Pac-12 held an unanimous vote by university officials to allow Pac-12 football teams to begin seven-game, conference-only seasons on Nov. 6. This comes after other conferences including the SEC, ACC and Big Ten have announced returns to football starting at different points throughout the fall. On his Twitter Friday, President Donald Trump took credit for this return saying, “GREAT NEWS! PAC- 12 football is back this Fall! Congrats to the players, their families, the coaches, and the universities. The west coast games will kick off soon – You’re welcome!!!”It is unclear what dir...
Mary Trump Sues President & Aunt Maryanne Trump Barry For Cheating Her Out Of Millions Of Inheritance
Mary Trump, niece of President Donald Trump, detailed how Trump joined other relatives to steal her family inheritance in her new memoir, Too Much And Never Enough. She alleged that the family “tricked, bullied and cheated” her out of tens of millions of dollars.After more than two months since the release of her best-selling book, Mary filed a lawsuit in Manhattan, accusing the president, aunt Maryanne Trump Barry and her late uncle Robert Trump of fraud and civil conspiracy.The first sentence of the lawsuit began with “fraud was not just the family business—it was a way of life.”Mary claimed...
Paul Sullivan: White Sox Nation unloads on manager Rick Renteria after the team gets swept in Cleveland
CHICAGO — Ozzie Guillen curled up in the fetal position on his TV couch Wednesday after the Chicago White Sox lost on a walk-off home run for the second straight night in Cleveland.“Tough loss tonight!” the former Sox manager and current NBC Sports Chicago analyst said in a tweet that included a photo of him lying on the couch.After the Sox lost again Thursday and blew a 4-1, seventh-inning lead to get swept out of town, Guillen was on his feet but livid over the loss, while manager Rick Renteria was forced to defend his decision to use rehabbed starter Carlos Rodon in a high-leverage relief s...
San Jose police trains recruits to issue questionable citations, conduct improper searches, report says
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Before this summer’s highly criticized clashes between San Jose police and demonstrators during protests over police brutality and racial injustice, citizen complaints against officers had dropped to its lowest point in years, according to new report by the San Jose’s Office of the Independent Police Auditor.The city-appointed civilian watchdog agency tallied 216 complaints against police in 2019 with allegations ranging from excessive uses of force to unwarranted searches and detainment to procedural violations, which accounted for the lion’s share of filed grievances. Comp...
The Mercury News
Ron Paul hospitalized after medical incident
AUSTIN, Texas — Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from southeast Texas and presidential candidate, was hospitalized Friday after suffering an apparent medical incident while speaking during a video livestream.Following reports that the 85-year-old was admitted to a Texas hospital for “precautionary reasons,” Paul tweeted a photo from his hospital bed.“Message from Ron Paul: ‘I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern,’” the tweet read.Video posted on Twitter showed Paul interviewing a guest on video when his speech began to slur and his words became garbled.Paul unsuccessfully ran f...