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Bill Sikes
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wears gloves as he arrives to speak to the media, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

The Jazz held a pre-draft workout session Saturday that featured six players, including USU’s Neemias Queta, but five were deemed “not available for media” so they could remain eligible to withdraw from the NBA draft.

That left only Australian Harry Froling on the list.

In other news, Olive Garden is having a free pasta night that excludes everything on the menu except kids’ mac ‘n’ cheese.

SWEATS SHOPPING

Ex-Utah football star Steve Tate announced via Twitter he had acquired a Tom Brady autographed football for his son’s birthday. The tweet included a photo of the signed, white-paneled ball.

“The ironic part — the ball is deflated,” he wrote.

Now he has to figure out how to top it next year.

Anyone seen a used Bill Belichick sweatshirt lying around?

THE C TEAM

ABC News says North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested the U.S. send “famous American basketball players” to the second summit between himself and President Trump, to help stabilize talks.

Sources say Trump considered sending Greg Ostertag and a basket of fruit, but feared it might trigger an international incident.

SOX TALKS

People say sports and politics are closely related.

Not that close.

A White House news release last week referred to the Boston Red Sox as the “Red Socks.” Another proclaimed the Sox “World Cup Series Champions.”

Players say they’re just honored to be invited to the “White Castle House.”

FEAR THIS

Comedy writer RJ Currie: “The NY Times reports scientists want more study into a rare genetic mutation that keeps Jo Cameron, 71, from feeling any pain or anxiety. Her next big test — Knicks season tickets.”

THE LONG WALK

Ben Margot
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A hiking trail is planned that would span 3,700 miles, stretching from coast to coast.

Apparently the Knicks will stop at nothing to show Kevin Durant how much they want him in New York.

RIDE SHARE

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Superstar rapper Drake spent $185 million to convert a cargo plane into a luxury ride.

How did he know the Raptors would be needing it for the Eastern Conference finals?

NOT-SO-FUN RUN

CNN says the Belfast City Marathon was more than a marathon. The lead car wandered off the official route, making the race three-tenths of a mile longer than regulation.

Great. Now all those Volvo drivers have to change their window stickers from 26.2 to 26.5.

TOO LEGIT

From The Onion: “Kyrie Irving Promises He Won’t Quit On Whatever Team He Signs With This Offseason.”