Serena Williams, 39, Says 43-Year-Old Tom Brady Is ‘Super Inspiring For Me At My Ripe Young Age’

Andreas Milano

Serena Williams played her first match at the Australian Open during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and then couldn’t wait to finish her post-match interview so she could go watch Tom Brady and the Buccaneers finish off Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Told in

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Boys swimming: Scouting the Northwest suburbs

Andreas Milano

Top teams: Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Fremd, Hersey, Maine South, Prospect, Rolling Meadows.

Top Swimmers/Divers: Ricky Anesi (Jr, Saint Viator), Rylan Anselm (fr, Barrington), David Basa (fr, Barrington), Evan Bestor (Jr, Conant), Sean Bosshart (Jr, Saint Viator), Jack Epperson (sr, Prospect), Alex Fleming (sr, Maine West), Andrew Flight (Jr, Hersey) Henry Gabriel (sr, Palatine), Jacob Hardt (Rolling Meadows), Tim Hays (Jr, Prospect), Mason Hergert (Jr, Wheeling), Dylan Kase (sr, Hersey), Sam Keeley (sr, Rolling Meadows), Dan Langlois (sr, Barrington), Emil Lasocki (sr, Buffalo Grove), Ian Listopad (sr, Maine West), Nate Loch (sr, Hersey), Leo Marcinkus (Jr, Saint Viator), James McKevitt (sr,

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Larson grateful for 2nd chance in NASCAR after racial slur

Andreas Milano

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Larson loaded his motorhome and drove to Daytona International Speedway by himself, alone for some seven hours to prepare for his return to NASCAR competition.

The excitement of a new season settled his nerves and he felt optimistic about his future.

After serving a six-month suspension for his use of a racial slur that nearly cost him his career, Larson was just appreciative of the opportunity ahead.

“I feel extremely grateful because, you know, I really never thought I would get another chance to race in NASCAR and I kind of accepted that,” Larson

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Ford Bronco Sport spotlights baby horse and goats in debut TV ad

Andreas Milano

An obviously excited Oscar Jennings, age 3, recently asked his daddy if he could watch the goats over and over and over again. He curled up in front of the computer at home in Brooklyn and couldn’t get enough of the happy creatures he was seeing  in the rough cut TV commercial.

The 60-second spot depicts the story of an abandoned colt found by goats who adopt it and teach it how to navigate rough terrain in a way that makes the little horse more rugged and capable than an average horse.

Toward the end of the story, the horse

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UMass basketball, hockey teams pause as COVID-19 risk level rise causes ban on campus gatherings

Andreas Milano

Due to a campus-wide surge in COVID-19 cases, UMass is shutting down its athletic programs for at least the next two weeks as the campus’ risk status was changed from elevated to high Sunday.

The UMass athletic teams that are playing this winter have been thriving despite the pandemic just over a month away from their respective conference tournaments. The men’s basketball team is coming off an energizing win over rival Rhode Island, Saturday. The hockey team is ranked No. 10 in the nation and the women’s basketball is in the midst of its best season in years. But they

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Showy Serena starts fast in taking first-round win

Andreas Milano

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams had a wobbly start at the Australian Open — for one game.

After briefly falling behind, Williams swept 10 consecutive games and beat Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 on the first day of the tournament Monday.

The victory marked the start of Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th major title, and as she left the court, she flexed her biceps.

“This was a good start — vintage ‘Rena,” she said. “It’s definitely good. I’m pretty good at pacing myself at a Grand Slam.”

Williams wore a colorful one-legged catsuit, and her game looked flashy, too.

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