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Dolphins fan Marco Rubio ponders a Tom Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried Thursday to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he’s cooked up to sideline New England’s star quarterback, Tom Brady.

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Political football: For some, Super Bowl reflects U.S. divide

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Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation’s deep political divisions. Patriots fans have spent nearly two full seasons being reminded of the close friendship between President Donald Trump and their team’s three top figures — owner Robert Kraft, star quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick. As the Super Bowl approaches, that has put the typically united Patriots Nation at odds over how hard to celebrate a team chasing its fifth Super Bowl win…

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A virtual-reality Olympics? It’s OK, but TV is still king

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If you want to glimpse the future of sports broadcasting, you can check out the Rio Olympics in virtual reality. But if you really want to immerse yourself in the competition, just turn on the TV. NBC, BBC and other Olympic networks around the world are offering the opening and closing ceremonies and selected events in VR, giving viewers a 360-degree perspective — that is, the ability to look up, down and all around — when they wear special headsets.…

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The ultimate running game: a Tom Brady play for president

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Never mind what Tom Brady says about making a play for the White House: Fans are clinging to 0.0001 odds he’ll reconsider the ultimate running game someday. For a cover story, GQ magazine asked its 2015 Man of the Year if he’d ever consider a run for the White House — or at least for governor of Massachusetts. “There is a 0.000 chance of me ever wanting to do that,” Brady said. “I just think that no matter what you’d…

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