Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Molly Freeman Comments: 0

Bears lose Foles and game as Vikings triumph on Monday Night Football

Kirk Cousins will take a victory any day of the week. That he finally got one on a Monday night didn’t seem to matter. Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. Cousins won for the first time in 10 career Monday night starts. He hit Adam Thielen with a six-yard touchdown…

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Molly Freeman Comments: 0

‘Anti-Kaepernick’ NFL veteran Burgess Owens elected to US Congress

A former NFL player who bills himself as the ‘anti-Colin Kaepernick’ has been elected to the US House of Representatives. Burgess Owens, running as a Republican, beat the Democrat incumbent Ben McAdams in a close race that was finally called on Monday. Owens will represent Utah’s fourth district, which covers the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Owens was one of the first black players to represent the University of Miami…

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Rulon Gardner and the lonely afterglow of Olympic gold

In the opening scene of the Olympic Channel’s new documentary film, Rulon, the titular character, a hulking figure, hangs his gold medal around the neck of a middle-aged man outside a hotel ballroom in Chicago. The two smile for a photo. Once – when he was 200lbs lighter and sporting a singlet – Rulon Gardner was the face of a Got Milk? ad, a sheepishly smiling America hero, and as…

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Molly Freeman Comments: 0

Mets’ Robinson Canó loses $24m in salary after failed doping test

All Robinson Cano needed to do to make $24m in 2021 was not take performance enhancing drugs or commit a major felony. He could only manage half of that bargain. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed on Wednesday that the New York Mets second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. The 38-year-old had already served an 80-game doping ban in 2018, and…