The former New England Patriots tight end really is retired, at least for this season. He had dangled the possibility of returning to the NFL almost as soon as he retired in March but missed the Nov. 30 deadline to file paperwork to return this season. The Patriots (10-2) are tied for the AFC’s best record but, without one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets, have struggled with a thin group of receivers. Gronkowski, 30, has remained in the limelight, becoming a football analyst for Fox Sports and a pitchman for a company that makes cannabidiol-infused topical pain relievers.
The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin, seen above, that will bear the tennis player’s image. It’s the first time Switzerland has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted next year. The government calls the 20-time Grand Slam champion “probably Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman.” The government says a limited edition of up to 95,000 Federer coins can be ordered, costing 30 Swiss francs. The 50 franc coin will have a different design.
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