Tom Brady has never known what it’s like to play out the final season of a contract in his 20-year NFL career, and the New England Patriots’ quarterback isn’t about to find out.
Brady, who turned 42 on Saturday, is signing a two-year, $70 million extension that runs through 2021 and includes a hefty raise this season, a source said.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Patriots hadn’t announced the extension, confirmed NFL Network’s report on Brady’s contract.
Brady will get an $8 million raise in 2019, when he’ll make $23 million. The extension also calls for him to make $30 million in 2020 and $32 million in 2021, when he would be 44.
Brady led the Patriots to a 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl 53.
• Pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ training camp without a new contract after an 11-day holdout.
Pegula prevails — earns 1st WTA title
Jessica Pegula won the first WTA title of her career with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi at the Citi Open.
Pegula is a 25-year-old American ranked 79th. Her parents own the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.
Pegula was 4-8 this season before winning five straight matches at Washington’s hard-court tournament.
“It’s been extremely gratifying. This is what you work for: to win tournaments. It sounds cliche, (but) the journey makes it all that much sweeter,” she said.
In the men’s final, Nick Kyrgios edged No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4).
WNBA: Courtney Williams scored 28 points and the Connecticut Sun won their seventh straight game, beating the host New York Liberty 94-79. … Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks defeat the visiting Seattle Storm 83-75. … Brittney Griner had 26 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four blocks to help the host Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 103-82.
Soccer: Manchester City opened the campaign by lifting the Community Shield after a shootout victory over Liverpool in London. City netted all five penalties and backup goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a key save to deny Georginio Wijnaldum in a 5-4 shootout win after the opener ended 1-1 in regulation.
• In MLS, Alejandro Bedoya scored the opening goal in the Philadelphia Union’s 5-1 victory over host D.C. United, then ran to a microphone and shouted to the crowd: “Hey, Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Let’s go!” Marco Fabian had two goals and an assist for the Union. … Ethan Finlay scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time and host Minnesota United beat the Portland Timbers 1-0. … Felipe Gutierrez scored twice, including his fifth penalty kick of the season, boosting Sporting Kansas City past the host Seattle Sounders 3-2.
Volleyball: The U.S. women’s team secured its berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, beating Argentina in straight sets, 25-22, 25-17, 25-13, at a qualification tournament in Bossier, La.
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