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Tom Brady Goes To Tampa, Edelman’s Tribute, Rivers A Colt, Kevin Durant Tests Positive

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In a stunning move, Tom Brady announced he will join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to reports, Brady will sign a two-year deal worth approximately $30 million per season. As soon as fans heard the news, Ticketmaster sales for Bucs season tickets exploded.

Julian Edelman posted a heartfelt video tribute to Brady, to the tune of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

In other free agency moves, the Indianapolis Colts will sign 38-year old Philip Rivers to a one-year deal worth $25 million. Rivers has played for the Los Angeles Chargers (previously the San Diego Chargers) his whole career and is sixth on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list.

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The Brooklyn Nets announced four players have tested positive for the coronavirus including Kevin Durant. The number of publicly known cases of NBA players testing positive is now seven.

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Tom Brady Will Leave Patriots, Texans Trade Hopkins, Vikings Trade Diggs, MLB Delayed, Derby Postponed

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Tom Brady announced on Twitter he will be leaving the Patriots. In a post named “Forever a Patriot”, the six-time Super Bowl champion announced he will become an unrestricted free for the first time in his career.

“To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning club built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me- I have learned from everyone. You all have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can hope for, Everything we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will carry on with me forever. I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have benefited from all you have given me. I cherish every opportunity I had to be a part of our team, and I love you all for it. Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that. Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciated everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and every one of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together.”

In other NFL trade news (and a head-scratcher for most analysts and fans), the Houston Texans announced they will trade one of the best receivers in the league, DeAndre Hopkins, to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson and a 2020 2nd-round pick and a 2021 4th-round pick.

The Minnesota Vikings announced they will trade Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a 2020 1st-round, 5th round, and 6th round pick as well as a 2021 4th-round pick.

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Major League Baseball delayed the start of their regular season until at least mid-May due to the CDC’s recommendation to cancel or postpone all events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.

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The Kentucky Derby will be pushed back to September 5th.

 

 

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42-Year Old Tom Brady Receives Two-Year $70 Million Contract Extension

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received a two-year $70 million contract extension bringing his salary to $23 million for 2019, $30 million for 2020 and #32 million for 2021. Brady just turned 42 years old and is showing no signs of slowing down. As a six-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he is only the 10th highest-paid quarterback in the league with Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson all making more than Brady this season.

 

 

 

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Patriots Win The Super “Bore”, Maroon 5’s Halftime Snoozefest, Gladys Knight’s Perfect Anthem

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It was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history with people calling it a “Super Bore”, but the New England Patriots battled it out defensively against the Los Angeles Rams to pull out their sixth Championship win.  With the game tied at 3-3 in the 4th quarter with 9:49 left, we saw vintage Tom Brady as he drove the team downfield for the sole touchdown of the game. Brady is the only player to have six game-winning drives in the Championship game, and the only player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls.  Brady relied on the Most Valuable Player of the game, receiver Julian Edelman, who caught 9 passes for 128 yards. Brady and Julian are off to Disney World today to celebrate the big win! New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3.

While the game was unexciting until the final drive, fans were hopeful the halftime show would entertain. Unfortunately for the NFL, many described the entertainment as a snoozefest. Maroon 5 “played it safe” even though frontman Adam Levine went shirtless. Levine was joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.

Gladys Knight’s performance of the National Anthem was the only part of the evening that fans universally agreed was terrific. At 74 years old, the “Empress of Soul” was perfection!

 

 

 

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Crazy Upsets In College, Dolphins/Bears Wild Game, 7-7 Jets Field Goals, Brady’s Big Win, ALCS/NLCS Tied Up

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There were some crazy upsets in college football over the weekend. #2 Georgia lost to #13 LSU, and Wisconsin, Miami, West Virginia, and Penn State all lost as well. Auburn’s loss was particularly upsetting to the fans as the team’s head coach signed a $49 million extension this off-season making his buyout worth about $32 million.  Alabama and Ohio State remain at #1 and #2 respectively with 7 wins and 0 losses.

In the NFL, one of the wildest games of the weekend featured the Miami Dolphins vs the Chicago Bears. With no explanation before the game or in the press conference after the game, Brock Osweiler started as the quarterback (over Ryan Tannehill). With the game tied at 28-28, the teams headed into overtime. The Dolphins could win the game with a touchdown (a field goal would have extended the game allowing the other team a possession), but on 3rd down, the Dolphins fumbled the ball in the end zone. The play was ruled a touchback allowing the Bears to march down the field for the game-winning field goal. Dolphins 31, Bears 28.

In some other interesting games, the New York Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-34 with a franchise record 7-of-7 field goals.

The New England Patriots barely escaped with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went head to head with veteran QB Tom Brady, but Brady proved why he’s one of the best quarterbacks in history with 340 yards, a touchdown, and a rushing touchdown to hand the Chiefs their first loss of the season (and Mahomes first loss ever). Patriots 43, Chiefs 40. Fun fact, this battle marked the first 43-40 game in NFL history.

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In the American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros are tied at one game apiece, and in the National League Championship Series, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers are also tied at 1-1.

 

 

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Brady Sets More Records, FBI’s Pay To Play Investigations Heat Up, Kyrie Tells Crowd He’ll Stay With Boston

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Tom Brady rallied his team to a close victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night and managed to set some more records while doing so. In the fourth quarter of their 38-24 win, Brady threw a touchdown pass to Josh Gordon, setting an NFL record for throwing a touchdown to the greatest number of different targets (71). He also recorded 500 regular season career touchdown passes joining Brett Favre (who had 508 in his career) and Peyton Manning (who had 539).

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The FBI has been working on an investigation into pay to play bribery schemes from Adidas officials and others to get recruits to sign with schools affiliated with the brand. Two Louisville coaches were implicated in this scandal during Thursday’s court proceedings when former recruit Brian Bowen’s father took the stand. Former  Adidas executives were charged with paying the Bowen family $100,000 for committing to play at Louisville. This story is just beginning and could have large ramifications throughout the college sports world. For a rundown of teams and people involved, click here.

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving told his fans he’ll re-sign with the Celtics when he becomes a free agent next summer. He posted on social media, “If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here.”

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Kawhi Meets With Popovich, Mock Drafts, Brady Posts Cuarenta y cinco

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The basketball world has been talking about Kawhi Leonard wanting out of San Antonio. To add to the rumors, Leonard met with coach Gregg Popovich on Tuesday to speak about his future.  Kawhi suffered from a quadriceps tendinopathy injury this season causing him to miss 73 regular season games and playoff games and creating a divide with the team. At 26 years old, Leonard will be a free-agent next year and has expressed a desire to head to his hometown of LA and possibly sign with the Lakers (or even the Clippers).  With the NBA draft on Thursday (and everyone also wondering where LeBron ends up), the Leonard situation remains fluid and interesting.  LeBron, for his part, isn’t likely to announce what he’ll do until after the draft. He has until June 29th to decide if he’ll exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season or become an unrestricted free agent.

After weeks of mock drafts, the actual draft takes place Thursday night at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Many draft experts expect Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Luka Doncic to go to Phoenix, Sacramento and Atlanta respectively.

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With the basketball world focused on the mock draft, the football world seems focused on when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady plans to retire. In an interview with Oprah on Sunday, Brady said,”As long as I’m still loving it. As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment. But it’s also, I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in the [‘Tom vs. Time’] docuseries was there’s other things happening in my life, too. I do have kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there driving my kids to their games,” And, then adding to the speculation, Brady posted on Instagram “Cuarenta y cinco” which means 45 in Spanish.

 

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76ers Avoid Elimination, Cavs Sweep Raptors, Capitols Advance First Time 20 Years, Tom Brady’s Attire At Met

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In a do or die game Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers fought back and avoided elimination. T.J. McConnell turned it up in his first career playoff start for the Sixers and finished the night with a career high 19 points. The Sixers trail 3-1 in the series but have not given up and will play game 5 on Wednesday night.  Teams that trail 3-0 have never come back to win a series, but Sixers Joel Embiid said “We’re playing our hearts out and just trying to be that one team.” Philadelphia 103, Boston 92.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers  swept the Toronto Raptors for the second consecutive season. The Cavs will now head to the eastern conference finals. Cavs 128, Raptors 93.

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With a win in overtime agains the Pittsburgh Penguins, and for the first time in 20 years,  the Washington Capitols advance to the Eastern Conference finals where they will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The winner of that series heads to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Tom Brady lit up social media with his choice of attire for the annual Met Gala. The theme for the gala this year was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Brady wore a black tux adorned with gold to match his supermodel wife, Giselle Bundchen’s, gold Versace dress.

 

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Gerald Green Off Couch To Court, Brady/Kraft/Belichick Drama

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What a difference a few months makes! Gerald Green was cut by the Milwaukee Bucks in October and has been sitting at home, hanging out with his Rottweiler, Zeus. Last week he got the call from his hometown Houston Rockets to replace an injured Luc Mbah a Moute.  After a scoreless debut, he’s been on fire, and Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors, he knocked down 29 points including eight 3-pointers. Green was so excited to get the chance to play for his home-team, he even had the Rockets’ logo braided into his hair. Green expressing his excitement said, “You know what, man? I’ve been kind of thrown under the bus a few times in my career. So it’s not the first time I’ve seen that little area before. For me, what I did was just kept having faith in myself. Obviously, once it gets to be November and December and you still don’t get no calls, you either lay down or you fight. So I just continued to fight. God blessed me with this opportunity. Now I’ve just got to try to take advantage of it the best way that I can.” The Rockets see his potential as they announced they are guaranteeing his contract for the rest of the season. Unfortunately for the Rockets though, Green wasn’t enough to hold off the Warriors especially with the “other” Green (Draymond Green), who hit a franchise record 21st career triple-double. Warriors 124, Rockets 114.

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According to reports, there’s been some drama in New England between coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady. It seems the disagreements started when Brady’s trainer and business partner Alex Guerrero pressured other players to use his training technique called TB12. Many players referred to the technique and its strict guidelines as a “cult”. The influence of Guerrero was just one issue affecting the trio. Other contributing factors was Brady’s future and getting rid of Brady’s backup, Jimmy Garoppolo (who was traded to the SF 49ers). For more on this story, click here.

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Tom Brady’s New Book For Better Life, Rudy Gay To Spurs, Hardaway To Knicks, Carter A King

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New England Patriots’ QB Tom Brady will add to his list of accomplishments by releasing another book (his first book was a cookbook). His new book focuses on ways for readers to enhance their productivity and performance by following his methods.  Brady tweeted, the book is “the culmination of what I have been working on for the past 12 years of my career – something that I know can benefit ALL people regardless of age, athletic level, or stage of life.  I know the methods in this book can be a blueprint to better understanding how to maintain peak mental and physical fitness for the rest of your life.  The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, will be released in September.

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In a free agency update, Rudy Gay will head to the San Antonio Spurs after spending three years on the Sacramento Kings.

Tim Hardaway Jr. signed a surprising 4 year $71 million dollar offer sheet from the New York Knicks. The Atlanta Hawks can match the offer by Saturday night, but according to those in the know, Hardaway will likely be a Knick next season.

The oldest player in the NBA, Vince Carter, will leave Memphis and join the Sacramento Kings for a one-year $8 million dollar deal.

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