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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, House, Wisconsin


5 Questions with MLS VP of Brand and Integrated Marketing David Bruce

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the sports world in profound and largely unprecedented ways, driving cancellations and forcing brands to find innovative ways to field their product and connect with core audiences. Geoff Miller, Associate Director at Interbrand, speaks with Major League Soccer’s Vice President of Brand and Integrated Marketing, David Bruce, about how MLS is successfully navigating this challenging period by leaning into the needs of its fans and its players—and how using brand...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Advertising, Sports, Mls, North America, Major League Soccer, St Louis, Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, Interbrand, Geoff Miller, 5 Questions, David Bruce, Warren Creavalle, Charlotte Austin, MLS Players Association


5 Questions with MLS SVP of Brand and Integrated Marketing David Bruce

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the sports world in profound and largely unprecedented ways, driving cancellations and forcing brands to find innovative ways to field their product and connect with core audiences. Geoff Miller, Associate Director at Interbrand, speaks with Major League Soccer’s Senior Vice President of Brand and Integrated Marketing, David Bruce, about how MLS is successfully navigating this challenging period by leaning into the needs of its fans and its players—and how usin...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Advertising, Sports, Mls, North America, Major League Soccer, St Louis, Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, Interbrand, Geoff Miller, 5 Questions, David Bruce, Warren Creavalle, Charlotte Austin, MLS Players Association


300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Portland, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Portland Oregon


How a piece of candy led to dismissal of San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy

The search for proof that San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Erdem Gorgulu had committed crimes and other ethical lapses while investigating the June 1 looting of a Big 5 sporting goods store in Highland yielded the following evidence against the field-training officer, according to a court document: • A baseball bat with the Big 5 price tag still attached that was found in the trunk of Gorgulu’s private car; • An audio recording of what sounded like a struggle, which if it happened, contrad...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Highland, Martinez, Superior Court, McMahon, San Bernardino County, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, John McMahon


Dwight Howard brings energy to Lakers’ bench, while trying to grind out the bubble time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> On a recent evening as the clouds had lifted over the lake in the center of the Coronado Springs Resort, Dwight Howard went biking on an off-night. Behind him trailed his 6-year-old son, David, riding with the help of training wheels. It was a temperate evening, and the water reflected a brilliant Florida sunset. But the scene belied the difficulty of Howard’s situation, partly because the father and son were riding in a loop. While Howard has been an energetic presence...
Tags: Florida, Milwaukee, Disney, Sports, Georgia, Sport, David, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Denver, Louisville, Lakers, Howard, James Harden, Nuggets


L.A. County OKs $100,000 reward seeking clues to deputies’ ambush; total tops $200,000

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who ambushed two sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their patrol vehicle in Compton on Saturday. The reward was quickly increased — topping $200,000 by Tuesday after anonymous donors and local cities and agencies pitched in. Separately, an online fundraiser had raised close to $400,000 in funds that help the critically injured deputies directly. “I was ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sheriff, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Lebron James, James, Lakers, Compton, Sean Hannity, Board of Supervisors, Gianna, St Francis Medical Center, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor’s family as lawsuit is settled

By DYLAN LOVAN | Associated Press The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told The Associated Press it would be the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. The source asked not to be identified because the settlement has not been a...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Cameron, Nba, Courts, Lebron James, Oprah Winfrey, Police Shooting, Taylor, Louisville, The Associated Press, Walker, Naomi Osaka


Community leaders pray for L.A. County sheriff’s deputies wounded in ambush

A pair of community leaders of South Los Angeles gathered outside a Lynwood hospital Monday morning, Sept. 14, to pray for the two sheriff’s deputies recovering there two days after they were ambushed at a Compton light-rail station and left with gunshots wounds. The well-wishers gathered outside St. Francis Medical Center to support the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies and to call for restraint from further violence. Najee Ali, a longtime South L.A. activist, handed flowers to a...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Donald Trump, Ali, Metro, Compton, Los Angeles County, St Francis, South Los Angeles, Barger, Minneapolis Minnesota, Sheriff s Department, St Francis Medical Center


In aftermath of protests and the shooting of deputies, LA County Sheriff urges trust in justice system

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system. Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s comments to The Associated Press came after the weekend ambush of two deputies who were in their parked police vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger’s side and fired ...
Tags: Japan, News, Minneapolis, Police, America, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Associated Press, Rochester, Lebron James, Police Shooting, Lapd, Social Justice


COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Washington, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Grey, United States of America, Gooding, Whitehead


Defying county, judge’s order, Grace Community Church in Sun Valley hosts packed Sunday service

SUN VALLEY >> Grace Community Church in Sun Valley held a packed morning service on Sunday, Sept. 13, defying a court order directing them to refrain from holding indoor services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor John MacArthur prefaced the service by complaining about the many health measures required by local and state authorities to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. “The question has come up a number of times about why Grace Church does not just comply with the orders that have be...
Tags: Health, News, Minneapolis, California, Government, Church, Religion, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, John MacArthur, Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Public Health


How the Dodgers’ social justice campaign will benefit Southern California

On July 16, several Dodger players appeared in a pre-recorded video released by the team. It came nearly two months after George Floyd died beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The players had been spurred to use their platform to effect systemic change to racial injustices in their own region. The video ended with pitcher Clayton Kershaw saying, “we must unapologetically say that black lives matter.” Those words resonated. But they were not a shoutout to Black Lives Matter, a globa...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jonas, Southern California, Joe Kelly


Vikings to recognize George Floyd's family during Sunday's pregame social justice awareness efforts

The Vikings announced they will recognize the family of George Floyd and wear custom t-shirts with the names of 200 individuals who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality during Sunday's pregame efforts to bring awareness to social justice issues. The shirts will be worn throughout pregame warmups at U.S. Bank Stadium. The 200 names will be on the back of the shirts. The front will read "Be the Change." Players may also wear NFLPA- and player-created Nike warmup t-shirts with the...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, NFL, Nike, Vikings, NFLPA, National Anthem, Floyd, U S Bank Stadium, Lift Every Voice, James Weldon Johnson, George Floyd


NFL 2020 season opener: Mahomes, Chiefs knock off Texans in socially-distanced setting

Fireworks signify the start of a new season for the Kansas City Chiefs before the start of the season opener against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium on September 10, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs unveil their championship banner to fans before the start of a game Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium on September 10, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Miami, Sammy Watkins, Watson, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson, Kansas City, Houston Texans, Andy Reid, Travis Kelce


California Legislature fails on police reform promises

When the California Legislature folded up its tent 10 days ago, it left an extraordinary number of high-profile bills still awaiting final votes, and the finger-pointing has been underway ever since. It’s not unusual for the last day of any legislative session to be a madhouse but the 2020 version was especially so for a variety of reasons, including the public eruption of long-simmering animosity between the Legislature’s two top figures, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, China, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Capitol, Legislature, Floyd, Assembly, AB, Dan Walters, Rendon


49ers’ Arik Armstead Uses Platform To Promote Social Issues

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Tags: Minneapolis, Senate, Sports, San Francisco 49ers, Local, Sacramento, NFL, San Francisco, Dolphins, Ap, Tennessee, Mitch McConnell, Ameer Abdullah, Richard Sherman, Santa Clara, Ravens


As Nov. 3 election draws near, fears mount of escalating street violence

As a bitterly divided nation barrels toward the Nov. 3 presidential election, experts who study domestic terrorism and extremism are alarmed by the escalating civil unrest across the country, with one warning that “once violence becomes more normalized, it doesn’t go back in the shell.” A summer of street protests since the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is turning more deadly, marked by the Aug. 25 fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by an armed youth wh...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Washington, La, US, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Portland, Beverly Hills, Wisconsin


The nation watches LA as DA race pits established Democrat against progressive challenger

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Crime, News, Minneapolis, California, La, Government, Elizabeth Warren, US, San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, David


Nation watching LA’s DA race: Battle pits progressive Democrats against more establishment wing

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, Minneapolis, California, La, Government, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, David, Soccer, Community


$25,000 PBOT grant will go to Albina businesses and street art to honor Black Portlanders

Diners enjoying outdoor seating in the Pearl District. PBOT wants to see more of this in north Portland. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Black-Centered Spaces for Community and Business in Albina,” is the name of a project that won the Portland Bureau of Transportation a $25,000 grant. PBOT was one of 10 agencies nationwide to earn a Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery grant from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), a nonprofit that works with over 80 ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Washington Dc, Portland, North America, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Albina, NACTO, Chloe Eudaly, Eudaly, Regional Arts and Culture Council


Officers fatally shoot suspect in Portland protest killing

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TED WARREN | Associated Press LACEY, Wash. — A team of law enforcement officers fatally shot a man suspected of being the gunman who killed a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him near Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles north of Portland. Reinoehl was suspect...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, Shooting, Minneapolis, Oregon, Nazis, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Wheeler, Portland, Associated Press, Rochester, Homicide


NHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiatives

EDMONTON, Alberta -— The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport. The league and NHL Players’ Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players at camp; partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to launch a grassroots program for young players of color in the Toronto area; and working together on several inclusion committees aimed a...
Tags: Minneapolis, Colorado, Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Associated Press, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Calgary, Anaheim Ducks, Los-angeles-kings, Hda, Edmonton Alberta


Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  On Wednesday last week, the Orlando Magic came out on the court and went through their usual warmups before their scheduled fifth playoff game with the Milwaukee Bucks at Disney World in Florida. But as the buzzer sounded to begin the game, the Bucks were still in the locker room. They were discussing how to respond to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin — an hour from Milwaukee — on August 23. Seve...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nba, Wisconsin, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Eckert, Marlins, NHL, Houston


Brand Moves for Thursday September 3

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Estée Lauder is reviewing the language and marketing around its skin-lightening ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Minneapolis, Advertising, NFL, America, Unilever, Fox, Aclu, Middle East, Wisconsin, L'oreal, Estee Lauder, National Football League, Accenture, Vox


The California Legislature’s session left much undone

When the Legislature reconvened in January, the stage was seemingly set for a year of sweeping action on California’s most vexing political issues, such as a chronic housing shortage, homelessness and an embarrassingly high poverty rate. Democrats enjoyed overwhelming majorities in both legislative houses, the Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, was fond of pursuing “big hairy, audacious goals” in contrast with cautious predecessor Jerry Brown, and the state’s roaring economy was pouring billions...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Biden, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Capitol, Legislature, California Legislature


In Kenosha, Biden to test his promise to unify the nation

By BILL BARROW and WILL WEISSERT | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden faces the most intense test yet of his pledge to be a calming, unifying leader for a divided nation when he travels Thursday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city now at the center of America’s election-year reckoning with systemic racism. The Democratic presidential nominee, traveling two days after President Donald Trump visited the same city, plans to meet with family of Jacob Blake, who remains hospitalized after being ...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, California, Washington, White House, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter


Black man killed by Rochester police is remembered as loving

By MICHAEL HILL and JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press The man who suffocated after police in New York’s third-largest city put a “spit hood” over his head was the loving father of five adult children, had some mental health issues but was harmless, and had just arrived in Rochester for a visit with his brother, his aunt said. Daniel Prude, 41, known to his big Chicago-based family by the nickname “Rell,” died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with polic...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Minnesota, California, La, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Warren, Associated Press, Rochester, Lake Ontario, Social Justice, Trump, Kenosha


Congresswoman Karen Bass addresses Clippers, says she appreciates the NBA’s social justice efforts

The week after the Clippers and the rest of the players in the NBA bubble walked off the job to make a point about police brutality and racism, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) spoke to Doc Rivers’ team and expressed her support for their actions. “She was terrific,” said the longtime coach, whose impassioned postgame address last week resonated widely, including with former President Barack Obama. “She talked about how important voices are out there, how important the protests are out t...
Tags: Minneapolis, Senate, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Nba, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Rivers, Denver


How the pandemic and protests led to the creation of super group Fear No Empire

After the coronavirus canceled the touring plans of Southern California bands Zebrahead, Death By Stereo and The Adolescents, the players in these bands found themselves quarantined at home with idle hands. It didn’t take long for Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee to turn his frustrations into song lyrics. “We had been on tour with Sum 41 in Europe and we came home and the pandemic hit and then George Floyd was killed,” Tabatabaee said during a recent phone chat. He called up Zebrahead bassist B...
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