MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins named Kevin Cattoor as chief operating officer Friday to oversee the team's day-to-day business operations.
Cattoor, 45, was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Internet Broadcast Systems Sports, a Web-based sports network based in Mendota Heights.
Prior to that, Cattoor was vice president and general manager of Midwest Sports Channel, a regional sports network covering Minnesota, the Dakotas, northern Iowa and Wisconsin.
Officials rescind probation for Gastineau
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Gastineau, a former New York Jets lineman who was convicted of assaulting his wife and repeatedly violating the terms of his probation, has been sent back to jail -- two weeks after being quietly released into the custody of a Bible-based drug-treatment program on Long Island.
Probation Department spokesman Jack Ryan told the New York Post that the decision to return the former NFL star to jail was based on "new information ... regarding Mr. Gastineau's legal history." Ryan did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Chargers hire Butler as general manager
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- John Butler took over the worst team in the NFL on Friday, undaunted by the San Diego Chargers' 1-15 record and the big decisions ahead.
"I couldn't be happier," said Butler, who started in the NFL as a Chargers scout in 1985-86 and returns as executive vice president and general manager.
"It's a big challenge," he said. "But I look at the people here, I know a lot of the people, I know some of the players. I love that challenge."
After meeting with team president Dean Spanos and other team officials in Las Vegas the previous two days, Butler -- who was fired as the Buffalo Bills' GM on Dec. 19 -- said he was convinced the Chargers want to erase their image as losers. The team was 1-15 this season, earning the top pick in April's draft.
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