NHL concussion settlement...Twins’ Mauer retiring...Hall of Famer files discrimination suit
NEW YORK (AP) — ( — The NHL has reached a tentative $19 million settlement with retired players over concussions and other head injuries. The lawsuit involves more than 300 former players who accused the NHL of failing to better prevent head trauma or warn players of risks. The league does not acknowledge any of those allegations.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Darby was injured in the second half of Philadelphia’s 27-20 loss to Dallas on Sunday night. That leas the defending Super Bowl champions without half their starting secondary. Safety Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury in September.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is nursing a hip injury that could threaten his availability for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati. With the Ravens coming off a bye, Flacco received an additional week of rest and treatment after sustaining the injury on Nov. 4 in the opening minutes of a 23-16 loss to Pittsburgh.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is leaving the field after a 15-year major league career, but not Minnesota or the Twins. As Mauer formalized his goodbye to the game at a news conference packed with people he’s close to, he vowed to stay connected to his hometown team and raise his kids in Minnesota. Mauer joined the Twins in 2001 as the first overall pick in the draft, and his voice cracked as he thanked then-general manager Terry Ryan for taking him.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service. The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy’s Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says a manager referred them to Happy’s Southfield location because “they would be more at home there.” The Barneys are black. Southfield has a majority black .