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  • Jonathan Vilma, Carl Nicks to enter Saints Hall of Fame

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two players on New Orleans' 2009 Super Bowl championship squad, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and guard Carl Nicks, will be the next inductees into the Saints Hall of Fame.

    Both players joined the Saints in 2008, Nicks as a rookie and Vilma in a trade with the New York Jets.

  • LSU beats Kentucky 10-0 at SEC Tournament

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alex Lange threw seven impressive innings, Kramer Robertson hit a three-run homer and LSU cruised past Kentucky 10-0 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday night.LSU (41-17) moves on to Saturday's semifinal round, while Kentucky (39-19) plays Friday in an elimination game against South Carolina. The Tigers scored five runs in the second inning to take control.Every LSU starter had at least one hit.

  • Saints exploring possibilities for newly acquired Peterson

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Adrian Peterson is learning what it's like to play in an offense that won't feature him.Then again, this is exactly what arguably the greatest running back of his generation signed up for when he agreed to play with the New Orleans Saints and prolific passer Drew Brees."I think he's looking forward to that," Saints fullback John Kuhn said after Thursday's voluntary offseason practice, the first with veterans that has been open to media this of...

  • Florida, LSU on a roll heading into SEC baseball tournament

    Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week's Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.The Gators are the tournament's top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They've won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida's strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound.That doesn't mean it has been easy for the Gators this season.

  • Saints add 6 players, cut 5 in slew of roster moves

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have made close to a dozen roster moves, adding mostly offensive players as the club prepares for voluntary offseason non-contact practices.General manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the moves on Monday, says the Saints have signed offensive tackle Khalif Barnes, running back Trey Edmunds, tight end Clay Harbor and guards Drew Iddings and Josh LeRibeus.Meanwhile, Georgia Tech athletic officials say former Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thoma...

  • Cautionary fraud tale for pro athletes with sudden wealth

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Worn out after an away game, a former NFL player was informed by a bank teller that suspicious withdrawals were siphoning away his money. Another was persuaded to try to rescue a losing investment with an additional $700,000.

  • Nicholls State assistant basketball coach resigns

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Marlon Terry has resigned as an assistant men's basketball coach at Nicholls State.The school sent the following statement to The Associated Press on Friday: "Nicholls State University recently received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Marlon Terry.

  • Rocky's muse: Boxer who inspired Stallone gets his moment

    BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Forty-two years after he stepped into the ring against Muhammad Ali as a 40-to-1 underdog, Chuck Wepner's business card still has a picture of the moment when he knocked down the champ.For the New Jersey boxer, it gave him brief hope that he could win. For Ali, it led him to start fighting with a vengeance, eventually taking an exhausted Wepner out with 19 seconds left in the 15th and final round.For Sylvester Stallone, the overmatched underdog's fight was a mo...

  • Peterson scoffs at notion he's over the hill

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Adrian Peterson scoffs at the notion that a decade in the NFL and a pair of knee injuries have somehow left him a worn down, less effective version of his former dominant self."It's kind of crazy to hear people even comment on how many years I have left and compare me to other running backs when I'm just my own individual," Peterson, who signed with New Orleans Saints last week, said while on a conference call hosted by his new club Tuesday."Ther...

  • Saints' slew of early draft picks addresses numerous needs

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis stockpiled six picks in the first three rounds of the 2017 NFL draft and filled nearly every need they had — even if not quite in the order of their priorities.While the Saints didn't address their anemic pass rush until their sixth overall pick late in the third round, they added two potential starting defensive backs with their first three picks in the opening two rounds, which should help a seconda...

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