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Sports briefs: Tom Brady signs 3-year extension, source says

Published February 25, 2013 4:26 pm

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NFL • Tom Brady will be a Patriot until he is 40 years old.

Brady agreed to a three-year contract extension with New England on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The extension is worth about $27 million and will free up nearly $15 million in salary cap room for the team, which has several younger players it needs to re-sign or negotiate new deals with.

The 35-year-old two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play at least five more years.

• The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson.

Jenkins signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 and started every game the last two seasons. He was due to make $5.5 million this season.

• Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is the newest contestant to join TV's "Dancing With the Stars."

Jones was the first contestant announced Sunday night for the show's new season.

MLS, France launch coach partnership

Soccer • Major League Soccer is sending its youth academy coaches to study abroad.

Personnel from teams in North America's top pro league will visit France's national training center in Clairefontaine. Coaches from the French soccer federation will teach the same player development skills they use at the club level there. Material from MLS, as well as the U.S. and Canadian federations, will also be in the curriculum.

• FIFA has given worldwide bans to 58 soccer players and officials found guilty in Chinese match-fixing cases.

FIFA says it expelled 33 people from the game for life and 25 others will serve five-year bans for involvement in "domestic match-fixing and bribery."

Federer advances in Dubai tournament

Tennis • Roger Federer rallied past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships.

The second-ranked Federer is looking for his sixth title in Dubai. He next faces Albert Montanes or Marcel Granollers.

From wire reports