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FILE - From left are file photos showing Bruce Arians, Tom Brady and Jason Licht. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team will have a conference call to introduce the teams new quarterback Tom Brady, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Tampa head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht are expected to be on the call. (AP Photo/File)

Six-time Super Bowl champ Brady looking forward, not behind

Mar. 24, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady says one day he’ll have time to reflect on a historic 20-year stint with the New England Patriots. Right now, the six-time Super Bowl champion and newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is focused on his next challenge. It's a big one. “I don’t want to...

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)

NFL considering delaying approval of free agent deals

Mar. 18, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

The NFL is considering delaying the approval of free agent deals being made the last two days because of a lack of signed contracts. A person familiar with the discussions on Tuesday night tells The Associated Press that due to free agents not being able to travel and actually sign agreements, which is league...

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)

Brady leaving Patriots, says 'football journey' is elsewhere

Mar. 18, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

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 league...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Foxborough, Mass. 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/David J. Phillip, File)

Column: Glorious era comes to a close for Brady and Patriots

Mar. 17, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

It didn’t have to come to this, and for that both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deserve some blame. Patriots owner Robert Kraft does, too, but he’s been blamed for so many things that maybe we should give him a pass. The greatest quarterback of our time — OK, make that all time — is...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Foxborough, Mass. 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/David J. Phillip, File)

Reactions to Tom Brady's farewell from the Patriots

Mar. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has posted on social media that he is leaving the New England Patriots after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl titles. Here's what Patriots coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday in statement released by the team: COACH BILL BELICHICK “Tom was not...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks to the media following an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. It probably makes sense when a six-time Super Bowl champion, and a quarterback to boot, enters free agency that his every move overshadows the rest of the available players. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Brady uncertainty overshadows other free agency options

Mar. 10, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

It probably makes sense when a six-time Super Bowl champion, and a quarterback to boot, enters free agency that his every move overshadows the rest of the available players. It does get nonsensical, of course, when Tom Brady saying he's headed on a family vacation draws headlines and massive social media...

Grieving dad turns pain of son’s death into helping homeless

Mar. 9, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — People pass by Sally’s Place at the Salvation Army, a drop-in day center at 640 Main St., all the time without giving it a second glance. On Friday, Travis’ Bus, a brightly painted red bus, parked outside the shelter, stocked with coats, warm clothes, boots and...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s prestigious Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday, Feb 25, 2020, that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is to be honored as the 2020 laureate. Douglas himself was the 2015 winner of the $1 million prize, granted each year in recognition of professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values and Israel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony

Feb. 26, 2020 12:32 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich dabs blood from his chin during a news conference outside his home Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Chicago. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump commuted Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence for political corruption. Blagojevich joked that it was the first time in a long time he has shaved with a normal razor. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

Feb. 19, 2020 8:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy friends and political allies. In at least some cases, including former Illinois Gov. Rod...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo,Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Not knowing where Rivers might be headed if anywhere in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Analysis: Offseason Fix: Where are the free QBs headed?

Feb. 12, 2020 2:37 AM EST

Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Indeed, not knowing where Rivers might be headed, if anywhere, in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. Nearly every one of the NFL's...