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NFL

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, the most successful quarterback in NFL history, retired after winning seven Super Bowls and setting numerous passing records during an unprecedented career 22 years old.

“It’s hard for me to write, but here goes: I’m not going to make this competitive commitment anymore,” Brady wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “I’ve loved my NFL career, and now it’s time to focus my time and energy on other things that need my attention.”

Brady has long declared his desire to spend more time with his wife, model Gisele Bundchen, and three children, though he still performs at the top of his game.

Brady, 44, comes out after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title last season and the NFC South championship this season.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are looking for a new owner in what is expected to be the most expensive team sale in American sports history.

The Pat D. Bowlen Trust announced on Tuesday that it was in the “early stage of a sales process” for a franchise valued at $4 billion and is expected to attract strong bids that could push the sale price well beyond this digit.

The highest price paid for an American sports franchise is the $2.35 billion that Alibaba Group co-founder and Canadian billionaire Joe Tsai paid for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. The last NFL team to enter the market was the Carolina Panthers, which David Tepper bought for $2,275. billion.

The directors running the Broncos hope to have a new owner in place by the start of next season, team president and CEO Joe Ellis said.

MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — What little chance there was of an on-time start to spring training all but disappeared Tuesday during a contentious 90-minute negotiation session between the locked-out players. out and Major League Baseball.

The players made two slight moves in the first meeting in a week.

The union reduced its proposed cash reserve for players eligible for pre-arbitration from $105 million to $100 million. The union has also reduced the number of players it wants to credit with an extra year of major league service to the top 20 in every position in every league by WAR, or the top seven, depending on position, down from 30. and 10.

Players and owners did not attend Tuesday’s session, but participated via video.

A session on non-economic issues is scheduled for Wednesday and there is no date for the resumption of talks on core issues.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quarterback Caleb Williams is moving to Southern California, following head coach Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to the Trojans.

Williams posted his long-awaited announcement on social media on Tuesday with a video that included the former five-star recruit in a USC uniform and famous Trojans fan Snoop Dogg rapping.

Williams, 20, started seven games as a rookie last season for Oklahoma, passing for 1,912 yards and 21 touchdowns. After taking the Sooners starting job from Spencer Rattler, Williams cemented his status as one of college football’s most promising quarterbacks under the tutelage of Riley, who also mentored Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut said Tuesday it has complied with a recent arbitration ruling and paid more than $11.1 million to former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie.

Arbitrator Mark Irvings ruled last month that Ollie was improperly fired under the school’s agreement with the American Association of College Teachers, of which Ollie was a member. He noted that the school passed NCAA violations in the men’s and women’s programs without going so far as to fire coaches.

The school was ordered to pay Ollie $11,157,032.95. The payment represents what Ollie would have been owed under the remainder of his contract had the school not elected to fire him in March 2018, citing numerous NCAA violations in its schedule.

CAR RACE

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready to put the money into NASCAR.

The long-delayed debut of The Money Team Racing is set for the Daytona 500 later this month, with Kaz Grala as driver. The team has secured sponsorship from the Pit Viper sunglasses company and Grala will be driving the No. 50 Chevrolet for the retired boxing great.

Mayweather is the latest A-lister on the grid and joins Michael Jordan and Pitbull as celebrities over the past two years who have become NASCAR team owners. UFC President Dana White reached a marketing partnership deal this week with Pitbull’s Trackhouse Racing starting with the Clash exhibition in Los Angeles.

Mayweather’s team, however, doesn’t have a charter that would guarantee them a spot in the field and drive Daytona in an open car. This means that with some 42 teams hoping to qualify for a place in the 40-car field, Grala will have to work their way through the field.

CONCORD, NC (AP) — UFC President Dana White has signed a partnership deal with the NASCAR racing team owned by Pitbull Trackhouse Racing starting this week at the Clash Expo in Los Angeles.

White’s Howler Head Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be the title sponsor for Ross Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet in Sunday’s race at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

GOLF

Britain and the Middle East will stage Saudi-funded golf tournaments on the Asian tour in a new series of 10 events that marks the latest leg of an increasingly bitter battle for power with the sport’s two main tours.

The international series is funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and led by former world No. 1 Greg Norman, who has been behind attempts at a separatist super league project that could incentivize players to step away from the US PGA Tour and the European Tour.

The series, Norman said, will soon be heading to the United States as well.

FOOTBALL

The Board of Governors of the National Women’s Soccer League approved its historic collective agreement with the players on Tuesday.

The players’ association announced late Monday that it had ratified the deal, which includes a significant increase to the league’s minimum wage and ladder increases for players above the minimum.

The ABC was finalized the same day the players reported for the team’s training camps. The NWSL enters its 10th season as the top women’s professional league in the United States and two new teams, Angel City and the San Diego Wave, join the league.

This contract is a first for women’s professional football in the United States.

COURTS

NEW YORK (AP) — Fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores sued the NFL and three teams on Tuesday over alleged racist hiring practices by coaches and general managers, saying the league remains “plagued racism” even though she publicly condemned it.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, said hypocrisy was on display with the frosty treatment Flores received from the Dolphins after he refused to accept a $100,000-a-game offer from the club his first season for ” tank” so he can secure the first draft pick.

The lawsuit sought class-action status and unspecified damages to the league, Dolphins, Denver Broncos and New York Giants, as well as unidentified individuals.

Flores, 40, was fired last month by Miami after leading the Dolphins to a 24-25 record in three years. They went 9-8 in their second straight season, but failed to qualify for the playoffs during his tenure.

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