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Past articles by Tom:

A new field: Ex-Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez settling in to life as U.S. Congressman

After catching passes from Peyton Manning, Anthony Gonzalez is now settling into a different vocation in his first term. → Read More

As Lamar Jackson rises, Ravens QB prepares for Chiefs team that handed him first loss

Lamar Jackson's first true test of the 2019 season comes against a Chiefs team that handed him his first loss as a starter last year. → Read More

Saints QB Drew Brees to undergo thumb surgery, likely miss six weeks, per reports

The New Orleans Saints might have to wait until midseason or later for the return of quarterback Drew Brees, who suffered a thumb injury vs. the Rams. → Read More

Patriots WR Antonio Brown accused of sexual assault in federal lawsuit filed in Florida

New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown is accused of three incidents of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida. → Read More

As new season begins, NFL coaches still trying to sort out pass interference rule changes

Only five of the 50 pass interference challenges in the preseason were overturned, and NFL coaches say they're still getting a feel for the new rule. → Read More

Rob Gronkowski leaves door open for NFL return but says 'football was bringing me down'

After his stunning retirement in March, Rob Gronkowski said he won't be back in the NFL in the "foreseeable future" but still left the door open. → Read More

Navy football drops 'inappropriate and insensitive' team motto in wake of shooting

Navy football has dropped its 2019 motto, "Load the Clip," out of respect for victims of the 2018 shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper. → Read More

Ex-Cavaliers GM David Griffin: Pressure to win with LeBron James made me 'miserable'

Pelicans executive David Griffin was "miserable" in Cleveland — in part because of pressure that comes with building a team around LeBron James. → Read More

After winning her second World Cup title, U.S. women's soccer coach Jill Ellis stepping down

Jill Ellis, who guided the U.S. women's soccer team to back-to-back World Cup victories, is leaving the team after its upcoming victory tour. → Read More

Report: Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz released from hospital, still recovering from shooting

Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was released from the hospital Friday, more than six weeks after he was shot, according to report. → Read More

Stars on the field and in the front office: Ranking the best players-turned-GMs in sports

Thirty of 123 general managers across four major sports played professionally in their respective league. Here's a look at best players-turned-GMs. → Read More

Zion Williamson signs with Jordan Brand in first major deal as NBA player

Terms of the deal - expected to be among the most lucrative for an NBA rookie - were not made available. Williamson made the reveal on Instagram. → Read More

Zion Williamson withdraws from USA Basketball training camp

The New Orleans Pelicans' No. 1 draft pick will spend the rest of his summer preparing for the start of his first NBA season. → Read More

Australian swimmer Mack Horton refuses to share podium with Chinese rival he called 'drug cheat'

Australian swimmer Mack Horton didn't acknowledge Sun Yang, whom he has called a "drug cheat," after their race at the FINA world championships. → Read More

Hall of Fame boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being struck by vehicle

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Hall of Fame boxer was 55 years old. → Read More

'I'm a grown man': Lakers star Anthony Davis has no regrets about trade request

Anthony Davis told ESPN that he doesn't regret making the midseason trade request that ultimately helped bring him to the Los Angeles Lakers. → Read More

Breaking it down: What exactly is the gap in pay between USWNT and USMNT players?

The USWNT just won the World Cup and now, for many of the players, they turn their focus to a mediation session with U.S. Soccer over equal pay. → Read More

Jake Marisnick suspended two games by MLB for collision at home with Jonathan Lucroy

MLB announced that it is suspending Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick for two games as for his violent collision at the plate with Jonathan Lucroy. → Read More

Breaking it down: What exactly is the gap in pay between USWNT and USMNT players?

The USWNT just won the World Cup and now, for many of the players, they turn their focus to a mediation session with U.S. Soccer over equal pay. → Read More

Nashville resident Alison Riske falls to Serena Williams in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Nashville resident Alison Riske pushed Serena Williams to three sets before falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon Tuesday. → Read More