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Relax Pats fans ... Chiefs and Browns trade defenders ... Tar Heel freshman Little entering draft

April 1, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots fans can relax. Tom Brady’s tweet this morning that he’s retiring is an April Fools’ Day joke. The six-time Super Bowl champion has just joined Twitter and his first post said simply, “I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting.” About an hour later, Brady sent out a second tweet that said, “Was this a bad joke?”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah from Cleveland in a swap for safety Eric Murray. The 25-year-old Ogbah was picked 32nd overall in the 2016 draft and registered 12½ sacks while starting all 40 games he played over the past three seasons. The Chiefs have been adding edge rushers that fit into new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s 4-3 scheme.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Nassir Little is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 Little averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds as the top reserve for a No. 1-seeded team in the NCAA Tournament. Little came on late with a team-best 39 points through the first two tournament wins but was limited to 13 minutes due to illness in Friday’s Sweet 16 loss to Auburn. He is projected as a first-round pick.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police confirm they are investigating a rape allegation against Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs). An attorney for the Dallas Mavericks forward acknowledged last week that a woman had accused Porzingis of raping her in his Manhattan apartment last year while he was playing for the Knicks. The lawyer says the allegation is false and part of an extortion attempt.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium eight years ago says he’s dismayed that Los Angeles police are again investigating an assault at the stadium that left a man seriously injured over the weekend. Officials are searching for a man who punched another man during an argument following Friday night’s marathon six-hour game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, leaving him on life support with a skull fracture, according to his wife.