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Tom Brady apparently came pretty close to joining the Dolphins, plus NFL's richest owners revealed

Welcome to the Thursday edition of the Pick Six newsletter!. When I was younger, I always thought it would be cool to own an NFL team, but based on what I read today about the net worth of the league's richest owners, I'm starting to think that I'll have to save up for at least 3,000 more years before before I can make that happen. And let's be honest: a billion dollars probably won't be worth a billion dollars in 3,000 years because toilet paper, water and cocoa beans will be the only currency that matters at that point.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL
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2022 MLB Opening Day scores: Live updates as Nationals-Mets, Braves-Reds more start baseball season

Major League Baseball is back. After an offseason that included a 99-day owner-imposed lockout -- one that threatened a full season and delayed Opening Day by a week -- MLB's 162-game 2022 regular season got started Thursday. The Cubs, Royals and Cardinals were the first three winners of 2022. Thursday has a seven-game slate, with Braves-Reds, Nationals-Mets and Angels-Astros among the late games.
WASHINGTON STATE
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Lakers haven't ruled out waiving Russell Westbrook, per report; guard says 'plan' is to return to Los Angeles

Russell Westbrook's debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers did not go as planned. On Tuesday, they were eliminated from postseason contention by the same team that knocked them out of the playoffs a year ago: the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook struggled to fit alongside the ball-dominant LeBron James. He did not improve as a shooter, grow as an off-ball mover or commit to playing strong defense. In addition, his $44 million salary prevented the Lakers from maintaining the deep supporting cast that made them so dangerous over the past few seasons. The move, by nearly any measure, was a disaster.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Russell Westbrook says 'the plan' is to return to Lakers; team hasn't ruled out waiving him, per report

Russell Westbrook's debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers did not go as planned. On Tuesday, they were eliminated from postseason contention by the same team that knocked them out of the playoffs a year ago: the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook struggled to fit alongside the ball-dominant LeBron James. He did not improve as a shooter, grow as an off-ball mover or commit to playing strong defense. In addition, his $44 million salary prevented the Lakers from maintaining the deep supporting cast that made them so dangerous over the past few seasons. The move, by nearly any measure, was a disaster.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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MLB Opening Day schedule: Nationals-Mets pushed back to Thursday night; Yankees-Red Sox moved to Friday

Mother Nature is making her presence felt on Major League Baseball's Opening Day. The weather has forced two postponements on Thursday and another game was moved back as teams begin their 2022 seasons. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were set to play the first game of the 2022 MLB season on Thursday afternoon, but the Yankees announced Wednesday that they'd be postponing that game to Friday (also at 1:05) due to rain in the forecast.
SEATTLE, WA
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Alabama WR Agiye Hall enters transfer portal amid suspension from Crimson Tide over violation of team rules

Alabama wide receiver Agiye Hall entered the transfer portal on Thursday, according to multiple reports, including 247Sports. His decision comes just one day after Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said that Hall would be suspended for the rest of spring practice due to a violation of team rules. Though Hall played a limited role for Alabama last season, the former four-star prospect should be a sought-after player on the transfer market.
GEORGIA STATE
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Former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, defensive coordinator Ray Horton join Brian Flores' lawsuit vs. NFL

Two months after former Dolphins coach Brian Flores first announced a class-action lawsuit against the NFL alleging racial discrimination in hiring and workplace practices, two other coaches have joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs, as ProFootballTalk first reported Thursday. Former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks and former defensive coordinator Ray Horton have filed their own claims against both the league and, specifically, the Cardinals and Titans, according to Flores' attorneys.
TENNESSEE STATE
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Why LeBron James deserves full blame for Lakers' failures, and should no longer have say in solution

It's LeBron James' fault. The Los Angeles Lakers' postseason hopes are officially over, the future seems bleak, and heads are likely to roll. Head coach Frank Vogel is widely expected to face a reckoning. The Lakers would like to find a way to offload Russell Westbrook, unlikely though that may be, after he almost surely opts in to his $47 million, final year option this summer.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Royals rookie Bobby Witt Jr. shines in debut, notches go-ahead double for first big-league hit

The Bobby Witt Jr. era has begun in Kansas City. Thursday afternoon, Witt introduced himself to the Royals faithful with a go-ahead run-scoring double in the eighth inning to lead his club to an Opening Day win over the Cleveland Guardians (KC 3, CLE 1). The double was Witt's first career hit and RBI, and the Kauffman Stadium crowd chanted "Bobby! Bobby!" throughout the at-bat.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Hottest 2022 Kansas Jayhawks college basketball national championship gear includes t-shirts, hats

The Kansas Jayhawks are national champions in men's college basketball. It's the fourth tournament title for the Jayhawks, who put the finishing touches on an impressive run through the tournament bracket with a 72-69 win over North Carolina in the national title game on Monday. Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson, David McCormack and Remy Martin will all go down in Kansas history after they helped coach Bill Self knock off UNC, Villanova, Miami, Providence, Creighton and Texas Southern during their run.
KANSAS STATE
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Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. sheds light on rocky relationship with Freddie Freeman, says he won't miss him

The Atlanta Braves shocked the baseball world in March when they chose to trade for Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson instead of re-sign Freddie Freeman, one of the faces of the franchise dating back more than a decade. Whether or not that proves to be the right decision on the field is to be seen -- Olson did outhit Freeman last season and is several years younger -- but there's now reason to think clubhouse dynamics could have played a role in their decision-making process.
ATLANTA, GA
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Why the Texas A&M QB battle in spring could help define the fate of its historic 2022 recruiting class

Few coaches across college football win offseasons quite like Jimbo Fisher. The Texas A&M coach shocked the sport by reeling in the No. 1 recruiting class of all time -- his first No. 1 class -- capped off by adding five-star defensive lineman Lebbeus Overton as a late commitment last week. Finishing No. 1 was an exclamation point on four elite years of recruiting.
COLLEGE STATION, TX
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