Things to know: Sharks coach puts Erik Karlsson conspiracy theories to bed

Pete DeBoer says that Erik Karlsson is recovering from a muscle injury, explaining the uncertainty surrounding his return.

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Eric Reid: New Panthers contract more proof of NFL owners’ conspiracy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season. Reid said Monday he believes he got “fair market value” after...

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Avril Lavigne on Head Above Water, near-death experiences, and that crazy conspiracy theory

For people who witnessed Avril Lavigne’s entrance into the music world with 2002’s Let Go, it might be surprising to hear that Avril Lavigne, in 2019, listens to jazz and soul music all day every day: Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. Those interests...

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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Julian Green, the team’s vice president of communications, met with the Council on American-Islamic Relations last Friday, days after the publication of a series of emails from Joe Ricketts in which he shared and endorsed racist jokes and conspiracy theories. In...

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Burnsville church to change name to avoid confusion with conspiracy theory

Illumination church in Burnsville is rebranding itself for the third time in 10 years. By Easter, its name will change to Mercy Road Church. The church was planted in 2009 under the name Lifeprint Church and kept that name for a year before the pastor had, as the website describes, “a very public...

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