Tom Brady may be buying a waterfront mansion in Clearwater

first_imgTom Brady and the home (Credit: James Gilbert/Getty Images, and Google Maps)New England Patriots quarterba… ahem, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is reportedly finalizing a $7.5 million deal for a waterfront mansion in Clearwater.TMZ reported on Thursday that Brady was expected to close on the deal later in the week, although the listing agency has denied Brady is involved with the sale, according to the Tampa Bay Times. TMZ did not list a source in its article.Listing agent Sophia Vasilaros said, “Tom Brady is not buying this house,” and that “TMZ jumped the gun.”A spokesperson for her brokerage, Smith & Associates Real Estate, also said Brady is “not associated with the sale of this house.”The house has five bedrooms and totals around 8,500 square feet. It sits on a peninsula on Diamond Isle, an artificial island in Clearwater Harbor.Whether or not Brady is behind the purchase, he’s got reason to be in the market.Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen have been renting a nearly 31,000-square-foot mansion owned by New York Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter for the last several months, but Jeter listed the property last month for $29 million.Brady told Howard Stern in March that living in the Jeter residence was a big change of pace from the private lifestyle he was used to after years living outside Boston. Jeter’s house is on a public road and its backyard opens to Hillsborough Bay.“Where I lived in Chestnut Hill, I was pretty private for a long time,” Brady said. “So I forgot, in a way, like people could drive up to your house. You couldn’t drive up to my house where I lived in Chestnut Hill. Here, they could pull right up to the back of the house.” [Tampa Bay Times] — Dennis Lynch Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsCelebrity Real Estatecenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Yamada third in 400 freestyle

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Among other Japanese swimmers, Takeshi Matsuda was sixth in the men’s 400-meter freestyle. Masaki Oikawa and Hidemasa Sano also placed sixth in the women’s 200-meter backstroke and the men’s 200-meter individual medley, respectively. INDIANAPOLIS – Japanese swimmer Sachiko Yamada took third in the women’s 400-meter freestyle at the world short-course championships Saturday, claiming her second medal in as many days.Yamada, who won the 800-meter freestyle Friday, clocked 4 minutes, 4.64 seconds to finish behind Americans Kaitlin Sandeno and Sara McLarty. Sandeno won in 4:02.01 and McLarty followed in second in 4:04.49.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Ahly flying high in Champs League

first_imgAl Ahly of Egypt closed in on a place in the Champions League semi-finals after a 1-0 win over Zimbabwean champions Dynamos.The multiple African champions now need just one point from their remaining two Group A fixtures to seal a place in the last four.They might not even need that because they will confirmed in the semis if ASEC Mimosas fail to beat Zamalek later on Sunday.Former BBC African footballer of the year Mohammed Barakat scored the only goal of the game in Harare.The Red Devils of Cairo had just scraped a 2-1 victory over the same opponents in Cairo two weeks ago, but here they put in a greatly improved performance.Al Ahly found the net twice more in an action-packed first half at the Rufaro Stadium, but both goals were disallowed by the Burkina Faso referee. Dynamos’ best chance of equalising fell to Marufu late in the closing stages of the opening half, but he blazed over the crossbar and the Al Ahly goalkeeper was rarely troubled after the break.Al Ahly now top Group A with 10 points.Dynamos are third with three points and their hopes of making the semi-finals are now hanging by a thread.In Group B, Al Hilal of Sudan’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League are looking precarious after a 1-0 loss to Coton Sport of Cameroon.Baba Ousmilla was the scorer for the Cameroon side halfway through the second half. A mere two minutes later, Al Hilal went down to ten men after Alaa Gibreel was sent off after picking up a second yellow card.Coton Sport are now top of Group B with seven points.Last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Al Hilal are in third place with five points.TP Mazembe of DR Congo take on Enyimba of Nigeria on Sunday in the group’s other fixture.Source: BBClast_img read more