Brady, New England agree to extension
•?Tom Brady will be a Patriot until he is 40 years old.
Brady agreed to a three-year contract extension with New England on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told the Associated Press. The extension is worth about $27 million and will free up nearly $15 million in salary cap room for the team, which has several younger players it needs to re-sign or negotiate new deals with.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the extension has not been announced.
•?The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson. Jenkins signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 and started every game the last two seasons. He was due to make $5.5 million this season, but rebuilding Philadelphia cut the 32-year-old Jenkins on Monday. After spending the first seven seasons of his NFL career with Green Bay, Jenkins left for Philadelphia. He had 5˝ sacks in 2011 and four in 2012. Patterson, the team’s longest-tenured player, spent eight seasons with the Eagles.
Malisse tops Falla in Delray Beach
•?Two-time winner Xavier Malisse beat Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-3 Monday at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. The 50th-ranked Malisse, who has reached the quarterfinals at the Auckland and San Jose tournaments this year, has beaten the 59th-ranked Falla all four times they’ve played.
Former organization VP calls for change
•?A former vice president at USA Swimming says the organization’s new screening procedures failed to detect a coach with multiple identities and a felony conviction. Mike Saltzstein filed a complaint Monday about a person known as James Pantera, who began working at San Diego Imperial Swimming last year. Saltzstein says the man has at least 11 names and three dates of birth, and that he was sentenced to a year in federal prison for making false statements and fraudulently obtaining student loans. Saltzstein questions whether USA Swimming’s new screening policies are doing enough to protect swimmers in the wake of numerous sexual abuse cases involving coaches and underage athletes.
Jets defenseman OK after surgery
•?Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is in good spirits at a Raleigh, N.C., hospital as he recovers from surgery to repair a skate cut to his right thigh. The 24-year-old rookie suffered a gash to his right femoral artery and vein during a practice Thursday. His family released a statement Monday thanking the Jets’ training staff and players for their quick action, which the Redmonds say saved his life. Redmond was accidentally cut by a teammate’s skate during a drill.
Former Italian star Maradona returns
•?Diego Maradona returned to Italy on Monday in a bid to clear his name in a tax evasion case. The 1986 World Cup winner with Argentina landed in Rome dressed in black and wearing dark glasses before heading straight to Naples, where he will hold a news conference this morning. Maradona’s Italian debts of more than $50 million stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91. His lawyer recently said his client won the dispute.
— From wire reports