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February Sports Headlines

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Tom Brady Retires

After 22 seasons in the NFL, Tom Brady announced his retirement on February 1, 2002. Brady’s decision was related to his family, businesses off the field, and age. Perhaps broadcasting is in his future; Brady will play himself in the movie “80 for Brady”, a football-themed road trip film that will begin production this spring.

Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl Champion, 3-time league MVP, and 15-time Pro Bowler. He threw for 84520 and 624 yards. Some close to Brady, some people believe he may want to come back, perhaps to play for his hometown San Francisco 49ers. We have to wait and see what the future holds.

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Officially the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022, was held between February 4 and February 20 in Beijing, China, and surrounding areas. Some events began on February 2, two days before the opening ceremonies.

All 109 medal events were completed after 17 days. On the final day of competition, cross-country skier Jessie Duggins of the United States earned a silver in the women’s 30 KM mass start. She also won a bronze medal in the women’s sprint.

In the final medal count, Norway took home the most gold with 16, Germany with 12, and China with nine. The United States, Sweden, and the Netherlands are tied with eight each. Norway also led all nations with total medals with 37, followed by the Russian Olympic Committee with 32, Germany with 27, and the United States with 25.

76ers Trade Ben Simmons to Nets for James Harden

On February 10, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a blockbuster trade involving two disgruntled players with their teams. The 76ers would get James Harden and Paul Millsap in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2027 first-round pick.

Simmons did not play for the 76ers this season. He played a critical role in the 76ers losing to the Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year and was hurt by comments made by coach Doc Rivers and superstar Joel Embiid.

Harden indicated he always wanted to go to Philadelphia since leaving Houston and has never been happy in Brooklyn. He would have left this summer as a free agent, and the Nets knew it wasn’t worth waiting to move him.

MLB Lockout Threatens to Shorten Season

Over the past three months, negotiations between players and owners have been sporadic, with the past week showing small amounts of progress. However, the league is on the precipice of missing regular-season games for the first time since 1994 and a shortened 1995 season.

Major League Baseball made it clear on February 23 that if the owners and the players union don’t agree on a new collective bargaining agreement by February 28, games would be canceled. To make matters worse, these games will not be rescheduled, and players will not be paid for any missed games. Those close to the union believe that if regular-season games are wiped out, the player will likely not agree to expand the postseason.

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