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    In a perfect world, Tom Brady's would've stuck with retirement. He certainly did nothing to enhance his legacy by returning for another season. And, of course, we'll never know if that regrettable decision also cost him his marriage. But Brady's farewell year will quickly fade from our collective memories, overwhelmed by the enormity of his accomplishments over an unprecedented career. The seven Super Bowl titles. The three MV)P awards. The five Super Bowl MVP awards. The unquestioned legacy as the greatest quarterback there ever was. And Brady being Brady, even his final season with Tampa Bay was hardly an embarrassment.

      Tom Brady played 23 seasons in the NFL before announcing his official retirement (for a second time) at age 45. But he's no where near the oldest professional athlete to ever compete. Here's a look.

        MOBILE, Ala. — Tom Brady’s voice shook Wednesday morning when he said “I wouldn’t change a thing” as he announced his retirement “for good.” It was difficult in that moment not to wonder about Brady the human being, about the personal cost of his determination to play until age 45, about whether he actually would change something if he could go back one calendar year to his first fleeting ...

           The field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has plenty of star power, just not those who are really good at golf. U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth are among only three of the top 20 players in the world ranking at Pebble Beach. One reason might be two $20 million elevated events that follow at Phoenix and Riviera. That leads Spieth to wonder if Pebble Beach should get elevated status at some point, even if it's part of a rotation. The trick is figuring out what to do with the amateurs and celebrities. They're a big part of Pebble's heritage.

            GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gators coach Billy Napier said he wished he could get into specifics Wednesday about what happened with Jaden Rashada — why his program lost its top quarterback prospect in years over a multimillion-dollar name, image and likeness dispute. He couldn’t, he said, because of NCAA rules against talking about unsigned recruits. But in his first public comments since the ...

            Jack Nunge had 23 points and 14 rebounds as No. 16 Xavier held off No. 17 Providence 85-83 in an overtime thriller Wednesday night. Colin Castleton had 20 points and nine rebounds, Kyle Lofton added 14 points and Florida used a 13-0 run late in the second half to upend No. 2 Tennessee in Gainesville.

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            MOBILE, Ala. — Tom Brady’s voice shook Wednesday morning when he said “I wouldn’t change a thing” as he announced his retirement “for good.” It was difficult in that moment not to wonder about Brady the human being, about the personal cost of his determination to play until age 45, about whether he actually would change something if he could go back one calendar year to his first fleeting ...

            SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Brock Purdy and Trey Lance drew a vocal commitment from the quarterback-challenged 49ers’ brass Wednesday. Jimmy Garoppolo? Time to say goodbye, again. Coach Kyle Shanahan essentially ruled out Garoppolo from returning for a seventh season, saying: “I don’t see any scenario of that.” Instead, Shanahan pledged his allegiance to the two young, injured quarterbacks who, ...

            Tom Brady’s short, poignant retirement announcement Wednesday morning spawned a smorgasbord of trivia questions — and answers. So now that his Hall of Fame career is complete, who caught his last completion? His last interception? Against whom did he record his last 300-yard game? His last fourth-quarter comeback? We’ve tried to chronicle them all right here, with this extensive list of lasts. ...

            An Eagles offensive lineman has been indicted by a grand jury on rape and kidnapping charges, Ohio prosecutors announced Wednesday. Josh Sills, 25, was charged in Guernsey County, Ohio, after prosecutors said he forcibly restrained and raped a woman in December 2019. The incident was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a “detailed investigation,” according ...

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