Brady reworks contract...Slow go for Te'o...Brodeur shelved...Clowe suspended

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 7:02 PM

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that Tom Brady has received a three-year extension from the New England Patriots worth about $27 million. The 35-year-old two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play five more years. The restructured contract clears nearly $15 million from New England's salary cap.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh) posted a disappointing 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. It was the first time back on the field for the Heisman Trophy runner-up since the BCS championship game and comes more than a month after Te'o's highly-publicized online romance with a girlfriend was exposed as a hoax in which Te'o was the victim.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils say goaltender Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR') is listed as day to day after tests were performed on his sore back today. The 40-year-old Brodeur has missed the past two games for the Devils while dealing with a tweak that he's been feeling for a few weeks. Brodeur last played last Thursday, finishing with 17 saves in New Jersey's 3-2 win at Washington.

NEW YORK (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Ryan Clowe (kloh) has been suspended two games without pay by the NHL for instigating a fight late in Friday night's 2-1 loss to Chicago. Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start a fight with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. The infraction normally calls for a 10-game suspension, but the line change was deemed legal upon video review.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has informed South African authorities that he wants to resume athletic training while on bail for the murder case against him, according to a government official. A spokeswoman for the Olympic runner, however, denies that he was making immediate plans to return to the track while awaiting trial for the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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