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Sunday, June 17, 2018


  • Thumb injury doesn't slow Saints' top draft pick in camp

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft choice Marcus Davenport will undergo minor thumb surgery now that the team has completed its mini-camp.But the lingering injury didn't prevent him from demonstrating the skills that led the organization to pay a high price to acquire him.

  • Ingram arrives for 1st day of Saints' minicamp

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Running back Mark Ingram was a late arrival to the New Orleans Saints' offseason program and he'll be a late arrival for the regular season as well.But he says he's not behind schedule and will hit the ground running when he finishes a four-game suspension to start the season.Ingram, who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, is being disciplined for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.Ingram skipped New Orlea...

  • Watson won't measure his Saints return by previous stint

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The value Saints coach Sean Payton sees in Benjamin Watson has little to do with the career-best receiving numbers the veteran tight end put up the last time he played for New Orleans in 2015.Watson wasn't a featured receiver then, and won't likely be this season, either.Payton figures he can count on Watson being an exemplary leader in the locker room, a willing role player who'll rarely blow an assignment — and someone who remains skilled enough at ...

  • LSU opens postseason with 6-4 win over San Diego State

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jacob Maekawa hit a two-run double in the second inning and LSU went on to defeat San Diego State 6-4 in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional on Friday.The second-seeded Tigers (38-25), who are making their seventh straight trip to the postseason, go on to the winner's bracket on Saturday.LSU starter Nick Bush went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits. Devin Fontenot (3-0) got the win in three innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits w...

  • LSU makes it into SEC title game, 2-1 over Arkansas

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Zach Watson hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Zack Hess allowed only one hit in seven innings, leading LSU to a 2-1 victory Saturday over Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.The defending champion Tigers (37-24) will play for their 13th SEC tournament title Sunday against Mississippi.Hess (7-5) allowed one run while striking out seven. Nick Bush pitched two scoreless innings for his second save.Bush recorded five straight outs after allowin...

  • Peterson helps LSU outlast South Carolina 6-4 in 12 innings

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Todd Peterson pitched five innings of relief and doubled home two runs in his first college at-bat Thursday as No. 8 seed LSU beat No.

  • Saints' first offseason work sharpens focus on new faces

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Patrick Robinson spied Drew Brees stepping up to throw deep down the middle, sprinted back toward his own end zone and made an outstretched interception of a ball that initially looked to be thrown beyond anyone's reach."Impressive," was how Saints coach Sean Payton described the play by Robinson, a cornerback who is one of several recent additions aimed at strengthening a club that nearly advanced to the NFC title game last season.The onset of offseason ...

  • NFL awards Super Bowl to Arizona (2023), New Orleans (2024)

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Super Bowl is headed back to New Orleans for the 11th time and will make its fourth stop in Arizona.NFL owners voted unanimously on both sites Wednesday at the league's annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The 2023 title game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, while New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host in 2024.Saints owner Gayle Benson, whose husband Tom Benson ...

  • Duplantis, LSU rally to beat Mississippi State, 8-5 in SEC

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Antoine Duplantis had three hits and two RBIs to lead LSU to an 8-5 victory over Mississippi State Tuesday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.The defending champion Tigers (34-23), who have won a league-best 12 tournament titles, face top-seeded Florida Wednesday when the format moves to double elimination. The Bulldogs (31-25) await their NCAA regional fate.LSU rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a pair of runs in three consecutive innings.

  • Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol.Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay. Favre won the first of his three consecutive Most Valuable Player awards that season."It is really amazing, as I think back, how well I played that year," Favre said.

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