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Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Pardoned, Rice Praise Trump, Brees Will Return, Vegas Odds On Astros Hitters Getting Plunked

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President Trump pardoned former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for his involvement in a corruption scandal in 1998. DeBartolo pleaded guilty for failing to report a felony involving former Lousiana governor Edwin W. Edwards’s bribery case for a casino license. DeBartolo paid $1 million in fines and handed over ownership of the 49ers to his sister Denise York.

Former 49er wide receiver and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice thanked Trump for pardoning the owner who, under his leadership, won 5 Super Bowls. Rice said, “I think with Eddie and what he has accomplished, what he has done on the football field, off the football field a lot of charity work so we talked about that. We talked about just being great. You know, trying to be the greatest of all time. And you know, I take my hat off for Donald Trump and what he did.”

After much speculation, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees announced he’ll be returning to the Saints next season. Brees was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March, but at 41 years old, he has declared he has no interest in playing for another team. His only options were retiring or re-signing for his 20th season, so he announced via Instagram, I will “make another run at it.”

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The Astros cheating scandal continues to make headlines. Even LeBron James weighed in on social media saying, “Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do!” Las Vegas weighed in as well setting an over-under on the number of Astros players who will be hit by pitches this season. The over-under is 83.5, and considering there were 41 Astros players hit last season (and the MLB average is 66), that’s a considerable jump.

 

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Jets On Third QB In Loss To Browns, Roethlisberger Out For Season, Brees Likely Out 6 Wks, Virginia Coach Declines Raise

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The New York Jets were already down a quarterback with their starter Sam Darnold out due to mononucleosis. Then on Monday night’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, their backup Trevor Siemian suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter. Third-stringer Luke Falk had to step in, but it wasn’t pretty and the Jets lost 23-3 to the Cleveland Browns. Luke will probably have to start next week against the mighty New England Patriots. Could be ugly.

In other disappointing quarterback news, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger will out for the entire season. The 37-year old future Hall of Famer will have elbow surgery this week. He’ll be replaced by 2018 third round pick Mason Rudolph.

The other injured future Hall of Famer, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees got slightly better news. He’ll have surgery on his thumb, but will likely miss six weeks (not the whole season). Teddy Bridgewater will take over. The absence is unchartered territory for the Saints, as Brees hasn’t missed a game because of injury since 2015.

BASKETBALL

In some unusual and refreshing news, men’s college basketball coach Tony Bennett signed a one-year contract extension with Virginia but declined an increase in pay. Instead of a raise, he asked for additional compensation for his staff and the program. Bennett earned $6 million last season and decided to also donate $500,o00 towards a career-development program for the players. In a press release Bennett said, “I have more than enough. If there are ways that this can help out the athletic department, the other programs and coaches, by not tying up so much (in men’s basketball), that’s my desire.”

 

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Brees Makes History, Red Sox Destroy Yankees, Dodgers Advance Past Braves

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made history on Monday night setting the record for the most passing yards in the NFL. Brees surpassed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 career passing yards. Brees was mic’d up during the game in anticipation of his special achievement. After his 62-yard touchdown throw locking in this milestone, the NFL stopped the game to recognize Brees and allow him to go to the sidelines and hug his wife and kids. Brees was heard saying to his sons,  “You can accomplish anything in life you’re willing to work for, right?” The always good-natured Manning posted a funny video congratulating Brees for breaking his record. Check it out!  New Orleans 43 Washington 19.

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The Boston Red Sox destroyed the New York Yankees giving them their worst loss in post-season history. Boston completely ran away with the game scoring 16 runs and putting the team ahead 2-1 in the ALDS.

The Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night and advance to the National League Championship series for the third year in a row.

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