Morning sports update: Tom Brady may soon be the lone player left over from the 2000 draft

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Tom Brady was selected in Bill Belichick's first draft as Patriots coach. –Jim Davis/Globe staff/Globe Staff

The Celtics fell to the Clippers 129-119 on Wednesday night. DeAndre Jordan led the way for Los Angeles with 30 points and 13 rebounds.

Here’s a look at a few other stories:

Tom Brady expected to soon be the lone player from the 2000 draft still in the NFL: With the announcement from the Raiders that the team doesn’t intend to bring back kicker Sebastian Janikowski next season, it is expected to become official that Tom Brady will be the lone remaining player active in the league who was drafted in 2000. Janikowski was famously drafted in the first round, while Brady had to wait until the sixth (199th overall pick). (ESPN)


Isaiah Thomas says Rajon Rondo hit him 3 times and brought up his Celtics tribute video: Both Isaiah Thomas and Rajon Rondo were ejected at the end of the first quarter in Wednesday’s Lakers-Pelicans game. The two former Celtics reportedly clashed partly over Thomas’ Celtics’ tribute video.

“For whatever reason, he’s an upset guy about me,” Thomas said. “I don’t know what it is, but it’s fine. He kept bringing the tribute up, when I was the one that shut the tribute down. I’m far past that. I’m on the Lakers trying to figure out how to help this team win.” (

Dick Vitale opens up on Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics: In Boston to call the Celtics game on Wednesday, longtime commentator Dick Vitale talked about a plethora of Boston basketball topics, including former Butler coach Brad Stevens.

“With Brad, I was surprised he made the transition to the NBA,” said Vitale. “Not that I didn’t think he could do it, but I didn’t think he would do it. I heard a few rumors at the time that made me think he was definitely going to stay at the collegiate level. I saw him as a college coach, a lifer, I really did. He’s done a great job in Boston, the players love him, and I can see why.” (


Maura Healey says WEEI is ‘paying the price’ for their history of derogatory comments: Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey recently offered her thoughts on the advertisers that have left WEEI in light of recent controversy.

“I think it is significant that you see a lot of advertisers pulling out and making a decision with their wallets right now, recognizing that there’s a real movement on to take this out of the discourse.” (

Norwegian duo finishes 1-2 in men’s downhill: Norway’s “Attacking Vikings” conquered the men’s downhill on Thursday at the Winter Olympics. Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud finished first and second, respectively. Swiss racer Beat Feuz finished third. (Boston Globe)

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Daily highlight: After high winds postponed her Olympic debut on multiple days, Mikaela Shiffrin struck gold in the women’s giant slalom:


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The Celtics lost — again
March 24, 2019 | 10:14 PM