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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is an NFL free agent for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, that he is leaving the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, FIle)
March 18, 2020 - 12:10 am
For two decades, Tom Brady was the face of the Patriots, and even of the NFL. When he turns 43 in August, his home address no longer will be in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion plans to keep playing. But the centerpiece of the Patriots’ dynasty, the most successful quarterback in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Tom Brady is an NFL free agent for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, that he is leaving the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 17, 2020 - 2:52 pm
The unimaginable has happened to Patriots fans: Tom Brady is moving on. The predictable has occurred for Saints fans: Drew Brees is staying put. No matter what else happens in NFL free agency on Tuesday, decisions by those two iconic quarterbacks deserve headlines. And those decisions were as...
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Luis Rivera, left, sanitizes seats in Bridgestone Arena after the remaining NCAA college basketball games in the Southeastern Conference tournament were cancelled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament was cancelled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2020 - 2:45 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 3:35 p.m. The Southeastern Conference has canceled sporting events for the rest of the season. The events had been suspended. The league announced the decision Tuesday, becoming the last of the Power...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. While Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 17, 2020 - 12:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are parting ways with Cam Newton. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney said Tuesday via Twitter the team is giving the 31-year-old quarterback permission to seek a trade — although the former league MVP responded by saying he never requested one. “Every year...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 in an NFL football game in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, Fle)
March 17, 2020 - 11:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the deal has not been announced. Brees has said...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) pulls down a reception over Washington Redskins cornerback Jimmy Moreland (32) to help set up a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Cowboys and top receiver Cooper have agreed on a long-term contract. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
March 16, 2020 - 10:52 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot finalize any agreements. (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) breaks up a pass intended for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Foster (16) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. After months of hoarding resources for rebuilding, the Miami Dolphins finally started spending Monday, March 16, 2020, when they sealed deals with four likely starters in the early hours of free agent negotiations. Miami made Jones the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, surpassing his new teammate, Xavien Howard. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
March 16, 2020 - 10:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — After months of hoarding resources for rebuilding, the Miami Dolphins finally started spending Monday when they sealed deals with four likely starters in the early hours of free agent negotiations. Miami made Byron Jones the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, surpassing his new teammate,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans' quarterback Marcus Mariota warms up before the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent Mariota to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the deal said Monday, March 16, 2020, the Raiders reached the deal with the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 16, 2020 - 9:23 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Raiders reached a deal with Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 6:29 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 7:15 p.m. WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida is down for the count. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza -- often called the Super Bowl of wrestling -- will not be held at the home of the Tampa Bay...
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March 16, 2020 - 5:53 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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