June 15, 2021

Career

Tom Brady has vanquished long list of QBs in playoff career

When a baby-faced Tom Brady made his first trip to the Super Bowl 19 years ago, Kurt Warner served up the main headline at media day by revealing he wanted to be remembered as the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls.

That was one more than Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana.

It was also four more than Warner had, but the St. Louis Rams’ QB and engineer of the “Greatest Show on Turf” insisted at the time that it wasn’t a pipe dream.

“Is it realistic? I believe it is,” he mused that day inside the Superdome in New

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How Antonio Brown saved his career (for now)

Feb. 3—Twelve months ago, Antonio Brown was not only without a job, but toxic and unhireable.

Teams were scared off both by his unreliability professionally — he forced his way out of Pittsburgh and Oakland within the span of a year — and his erratic behavior personally.

He had clear issues with anger management and self-restraint.

Criminal and civil issues mounted, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was candid at his annual Super Bowl news conference last year about his concerns for Brown’s mental health.

“In Antonio’s situation, I think the first thing is, for all of us, to think about

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After huge victory, N.J. native McFadden off to fast start to his senior-level wrestling career

David McFadden’s technical superiority victory over two-time national champion Vincenzo Joseph Friday on the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center’s Summit 1 card said more about the future than it did the past.

McFadden, a two-time state champion at DePaul and four-time All-American at Virginia Tech, joined the PRTC shortly after finishing his career with the Hokies – a disappointing ending that saw his final chance at a national title washed away when the NCAA Wrestling Championships were canceled because of COVID-19.

Joseph defeated McFadden in the NCAA semifinals two years ago and the pair were seeded to meet up in

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Hopkins wins in overtime, giving Novak 900th career victory

Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr. got his 900th career victory when the Royals rallied for a 59-54 overtime victory over host Chaska in nonconference boys’ basketball Tuesday.

Hopkins, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, trailed by six points with nine minutes left in the second half. A three-point shot by Royals forward Jaelen Treml tied the score at 50 with less than a minute remaining and those were the final points of regulation.

The Royals scored the first four points of the overtime, but the No. 5 Hawks pulled within 56-54 with 20 seconds remaining. Then Jarrett Brenlynd, who was

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Jason Cummings: Dundee striker admits reputation may have hindered career

Jason Cummings played for Shrewsbury before joining Dundee last month

Dundee striker Jason Cummings says a lot of footballers are “robotic”, but admits being perceived as “a bit of a dafty” may have hindered his career.

The former Hibernian and Nottingham Forest player signed an 18-month deal at Dens Park last month after leaving Shrewsbury Town.

Cummings, 25, came through at Hibs and won the Scottish Cup before moving to Forest for around £1m in 2017.

“A lot of players are robotic,” Cummings said.

“‘It was good to the get the three points, the fans were brilliant’ – it’s boring.

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Red Sox great Dustin Pedroia announces retirement at 37 after battling injuries for three seasons

After more than three years of trying to come back from debilitating pain in his left knee, the 37-year-old Pedroia walked away from baseball while he could still walk and announced his retirement Monday.

“Every day I woke up looking to find a way to help our team win a baseball game,” Pedroia said. “I got to do it in front of the best fans in the best city.”

The Red Sox remain responsible for the $12 million remaining on Pedroia’s contract, and its $13.3 million average annual value against their luxury-tax payroll. He is now off the 40-man roster.

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