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Sam Bradford: Not thinking about contract situation

As Sam Bradford enters the 2017 season looking to solidify his grip on the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback job, he says he isn’t looking over his shoulder or fretting about playing on the final year of his contract. “Honestly, I try not to think about it too much just because I don’t have a whole lot of control over it,” Bradford said Tuesday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I come in here every day, trying to get better and be the best teammate and best quarterback I can be. And I think that’s all I can really do.” Bradford is set to play 2017 on the second year of a two-year, $36 million contract he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to being traded to the Vikings before the 2016 season. He said he didn’t believe the Vikings and his agent were negotiating a contract extension. In January, coach Mike Zimmer declared Bradford the starter for next season. But 2014 first-round pick …

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Serena Williams discusses leaking news of pregnancy, return to tennis

Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. The photo of the tennis superstar in a one-piece bathing suit was captioned “20 weeks.” Despite the lack of information, it immediately made headlines around the world, and her publicist later confirmed the pregnancy. “I was on vacation, taking time for myself, and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking a picture every week,” Williams told Gayle King at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday night. “I’ve been just saving it, but you know how social media is — you press the wrong button and … “My phone doesn’t ring that much, and 30 minutes later, I’d missed four calls. So I picked it up and realized, ‘Oh no.'” Williams said the mishap wasn’t a big deal because she planned to share the news shortly. After learning she was…

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