SOCCER: Orlando City are battling it out with Argentinos Juniors for the signature of Alexandre Pato.
SOCCER: Gabriel Batistuta is in negotiations for a head coach role in MLS. He is expected to be joined on his coaching staff by fellow former Argentina international Jose Chamot. (noseaguantamas.com)
SOCCER: The threat of a player strike has been averted after MLS and the MLS Players Association finalized a new Collective Bargaining Agreement covering the next seven years. However, COVID-19 and border restrictions mean there is still uncertainty over where Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC and CF Montreal will play their home games. (The Province)
FOOTBALL: Tom Brady texted a long apology to Tyrann Mathieu after their heated exchanges during Super Bowl LV. (ESPN)
FOOTBALL: Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts are still the only two teams to have made an offer to Philadelphia Eagles wantaway quarterback Carson Wentz. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
FOOTBALL: San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, 33, is planning to play on for two more seasons before retiring. Sherman becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. (ESPN)
BASEBALL: A change to the ball which affects its bounciness could lead to 5% fewer home runs in MLB this season. (The Athletic)