Mar 17, 2020 - Sports

Tom Brady announces he's leaving the New England Patriots

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Tom Brady announced Tuesday he will leave the New England Patriots and continue his NFL career "elsewhere" next season.

Why it matters: Brady has played his entire career with the team, winning six Super Bowls since entering the league in 2000.

  • He'll follow a pattern of legendary quarterbacks having a final act on a new team — like Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Joe Montana

What he's saying: "Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments," Brady said in an Instagram post.

  • "I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and every one of you, and to have the memories we've created together."

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Why Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tom Brady will likely sign Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — one day after he announced his departure from the New England Patriots.

The state of play: From Brady's perspective, the Bucs have a lot to offer.

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New Orleans Saints' head coach Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus

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The New Orleans Saints' head coach Sean Payton announced on Thursday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, ESPN reports.

Why it matters: Payton is the first known figure in the National Football League (NFL) to test positive for COVID-19. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has been hit by the virus, with multiple players testing positive.

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Women with career gaps are being tapped for talent pool

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Women who took extended time off from work to raise a family often assume their careers have hit a dead end. But in a tight job market, many companies are rolling out the red carpet to bring back that kind of experienced talent.

Why it matters: Career reentry programs — sometimes called "returnships" — give employers an opportunity to repopulate the ranks with high-caliber mid- to senior-level women. And they provide women who've been out of the workforce a chance to get back on the career path.