Trying to get caught up? Here are the biggest stories in sports and business Wednesday.
Brady Tells All
Let’s kick it off with Tom Brady’s interview with Howard Stern. The most talked about sports story besides the coronavirus is Tom Brady leaving the Patriots and signing with the Buccaneers. Today, the six-time Super Bowl winner spoke with legendary broadcaster
Howard Stern in a two hour interview. Regarding his relationship with Coach Bill Belichick, Brady said, “Would I be successful without him, the same level of success?' I don’t believe
I would have been. But I feel the same vice versa, as well.”
As for his decision to leave New England, Brady told the SiriusXM host he knew before heading into the 2019 season that it would probably be his last as a member of the Patriots. Regarding his choice to sign with Tampa Bay, the future Hall of Fame quarterback said, “this is a part for me, in my life, to experience something very different. There are ways for me to grow and evolve in a different way that I haven’t had the opportunity to do.”
Brady’s odds to win the NFL MVP in 2020 is currently at 20-to-1, which
is the sixth highest among all players.
From Sports Illustrated: Tom Brady Opens Up to Howard Stern About Wide Range of Topics
Business and Bernie
There are over 1.4 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 400,000 of those cases in the U.S. Spain has over 146,000 cases, New York state has over 138,000 cases and Italy has 135,000 cases.There are over 83,000 deaths worldwide. Yesterday, the U.S. had its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded, topping 1,997. There are now nearly 13,000 fatalities.
And, in politics, Bernie Sanders announced that he is dropping out of the presidential race This means that former Vice President Joe Biden is now the final Democratic candidate in the race.
From TheStreet: Bernie Sanders Withdraws From Presidential Race
Don’t Bet on Your NBA Bets
With no live sports, sportsbooks are getting desperate to bring in
revenue and turned to taking bets on an NBA2k tournament featuring 16
NBA stars playing against each other. The tournament started last week but after sports-books started seeing a significant amount of bets coming in on an under-dog they figured
something was a bit fishy.
Top seeded Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets was the favorite to win his match against 16th seed Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones. There was a lot of bets coming in on Jones despite him being a heavy underdog which alarmed the betting providers.
Jones won the match and gamblers cashed in a five-figure amount. Turns out, the results of the matches were being leaked online before being aired on TV. Head bookmaker from MyBookie.AG, David Strauss, told Reuters “That’s a nightmare scenario for us. When a result is compromised, we close the lines and look for the info ourselves.” All betting odds for the NBA2k tournament have been removed.
Editors Note: MyBookie.AG is not a licensed sportsbook in the US.
Sports Illustrated's Bill Enright contributed reporting to this article.
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