Making Headlines

NFL: The Giants hired Laura Young as director of coaching operations. Young — who previously worked as the Bills’ player services coordinator — is believed to be the first woman to work on the coaching side for New York. 

NHL: The Ducks named former Red Wings’ assistant GM Pat Verbeek as general manager. He won the 1999 Stanley Cup as a player with the Stars and was on staff for Detroit’s 2008 title run. 

Soccer: USMNT defeated Honduras 3-0 in a key World Cup qualifier. The temperature in St. Paul at kickoff was 5 degrees Fahrenheit. 

NBA: The league unveiled a Kobe Bryant Trophy for this year’s All-Star MVP, along with rings for the game’s participants.