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Tom Brady

As we told you last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is taking excused time away from the team to deal with a personal matter. The approved time away was planned before training camp, and the Bucs said he would return after Saturday’s preseason game. 

However, on Thursday, head coach Todd Bowles said he is not entirely sure when Brady is coming back, but that he is in contact with him and expects him to be QB1 when the Bucs open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 11.


Marcell Ozuna

Atlanta Braves outfielder and DH Marcell Ozuna was arrested for driving under the influence on Friday morning. This is Ozuna’s second arrest in just over a year, as he was arrested in May of 2021 for aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor battery-family violence, for which  Major League Baseball suspended Ozuna 20 games.

Since the All-Star break, Ozuna is batting .184 with two home runs and has been benched as a result. He is in year two of a four-year, $65 million deal.


Damien Lewis and the Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks starting left guard Damien Lewis left Thursday night’s preseason game with a lateral left ankle sprain, but head coach Pete Carroll said the X-rays came back negative. This was good news for everyone involved as Lewis was taken off Lumen Field on a cart.

The injury happened in the second quarter of Seattle’s 27-11 loss to the Chicago Bears. Lewis’ availability for the Seahawks Sept. 12 Monday Night Football match-up with the Denver Broncos is unknown. As you may remember, Russell Wilson is now the quarterback of the Broncos, so this should be a fun one.


Texas Forever

The Texas Longhorns have a new QB1 and it’s not Matt Saracen (gold star for anyone who gets the reference). The Longhorns starting quarterback will be Quinn Ewers, who transferred from Ohio State. I like him already. 

A Texas native, Ewers was competing with Hudson Card – is it me or are these some of the best names you’ve ever heard? – for the No. 1 spot. Card was the Longhorns’ 2021 starter to open the season, but he ended up spending most of his time as QB2.

Ewers had originally committed to Texas for the class of 2022, but then reclassified to the 2021 class and went to Ohio State, because the state of Texas would not allow high school athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness.


Sylvia Fowles

Minnesota Lynx star Sylvia Fowles was named the 2022 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award winner, receiving 36 votes from a panel of 56 national sports broadcasters and writers. The award, named for the late Kim Perrot of the Houston Comets, is given to the player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity.

Fowles retired after 15 years in the WNBA, with her final game being this past Sunday. Fowles is a two-time WNBA champion and two-time Finals MVP. She led the WNBA in rebounds this season and is the league’s all-time leader with 4,007.