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  • Saints move Ellerbe to injured reserve, add 2 defenders

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed injury-plagued linebacker Dannell Ellerbe on injured reserve in a move that appears to forecast the end of the club's relationship with the veteran defender.Ellerbe initially was set to open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but his move to injured reserve means he won't play for the Saints this season. The NFL Network has reported Ellerbe is expected to be released once his foot injury heals so he may si...

  • Davis: Pelicans look good on paper, tired of losing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis says a New Orleans Pelicans are "tired of losing" and have the roster to do something about it.That is, if they can find a new offensive scheme that suits their mixture of incumbent starters and recent acquisitions."We can't wait for the season to come and try to make some noise here in the loaded West," Davis said Tuesday afternoon while promoting a youth camp he'll host in early August."We're doing everything, whether ...

  • Saints put 4 on PUP list; Snead signs 1-year tender

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Saints have placed top linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and three offensive linemen on the club's physically unable to perform list in advance of this week's opening of training camp.The linemen placed on the PUP list are starting left tackle Terron Armstead, starting center Max Unger and guard Senio Kelemete. Armstead had shoulder surgery and is expected to miss half the season.

  • NFC South training camp capsules

    ATLANTA FALCONS (13-6)OPEN CAMP: July 26, Flowery Branch, GeorgiaLAST YEAR: Led NFL in scoring, made improbable jump from 8-8 finish in 2015 to Super Bowl before blowing 28-3 second-half lead against Patriots. Collapse left Falcons still seeking first NFL championship. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, whose play-calling chemistry with QB Matt Ryan was crucial to big season, left to become San Francisco's coach.

  • Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

    Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service.Freeze's resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations. His ultimate downfall came after school officials investigated Freeze's phone records and found misconduct."...

  • Coaches, players continue adjusting to lighter camps

    Hey, hold on. You can't do that. Not anymore.When 10 years' worth of labor peace came to the NFL in 2011, so did a massive change in the rules governing practice — during the season, the offseason and, most especially, in training camps.

  • C-USA repeat? WKU, La Tech preseason picks for title rematch

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two-time defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech are the preseason picks to win their divisions again this season.WKU won the East Division title last season for the second year in a row, then beat the West Division-winning Bulldogs 58-44 in the C-USA title game. In a preseason media vote, both teams got 20 of 28 first-place votes to repeat as division champs.The Hilltoppers have a new coach with Mike Sanford, but also have senior quarterb...

  • SEC faces strong challenges as college football's top dog

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — When LSU's Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as "the best conference in the United States," he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league's backyard.But the Southeastern Conference's once-undisputed status as college football's top league is facing strong challenges from both the ACC and Big Ten despite Alabama's best efforts.The Crimson Tide certainly remains formidable as ever, if not invincible, at the top. Beyond that, t...

  • Pelicans sign 31st overall draft choice Frank Jackson

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say they've signed former Duke guard Frank Jackson, who was the first pick in the second round of last month's NBA draft.A person familiar with the contract says it spans three years at the NBA minimum salary with the first two years guaranteed, meaning a minimum of more than $2 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Pelicans and Jackson did not disclose terms.New Orleans made a dra...

  • Gregarious Ed Orgeron relishes second SEC chance at LSU

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Ed Orgeron is still an imposing figure at a podium even at 56 years old.With his barrel chest and booming, gravelly voice, LSU's new football coach was the star attraction on Monday at Southeastern Conference media days. With his gregarious personality, Orgeron talked about the challenge of pushing the Tigers to the top of the league's loaded Western Division.Ten years ago, it was hard to imagine he would be center stage on this platform.It's been nearly a d...

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