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  • Graham stands out in Saints' 31-24 win over Titans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Graham didn't hesitate to punctuate a pair of touchdown catches with the goal post-rattling, basketball-style dunks that led the NFL to ban such celebrations coming into this season. Both times, Graham drew penalty flags for unsportsmanlike conduct. With relatively little at stake in preseason game No.

  • Ryan helped by value Saints place on smart players

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan shows as much interest in simplifying his notoriously complex schemes as he shows in cutting his long silver hair."We don't coach a brain-dead scheme," Ryan told The Associated Press on Tuesday during training camp at The Greenbrier resort. 

  • Saints eager to see what Jenkins can do in Year 2

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Saints coaches don't sound too concerned about all the offseason practices second-year nose tackle John Jenkins' missed while rehabilitating an injured muscle in his chest. When Jenkins finally made his way back to the practice field on a limited basis last week, he looked leaner and fresher than he has been since entering the NFL.

  • LSU brings youth, new-look offense into 2014

    LSU coach Les Miles hasn't had a team fall short of double-digit victories since 2009.For the Tigers to win at least 10 games for a fifth straight season, it will require more help from new players at key positions than at any time in the past half-decade.

  • Injuries sidetracking Saints' revamped secondary

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Champ Bailey worked out on his own, safety Jairus Byrd stepped aside from drills that might expose him to hitting and Patrick Robinson pedaled a stationary bicycle behind an end zone of one of the Saints' practice fields.

  • As hunting season approaches, education classes a must

    As hunters begin to prepare for the 2014-15 hunting season, one thing they should not overlook is hunter education. In the rush to prepare for the hunting season, hunters sometimes overlook the hunter education requirements and find themselves struggling to schedule a class at the last minute. Hunters who have not completed hunter education should review the requirements for Louisiana and any other states where they plan to hunt.

  • Saints beat Rams 26-24

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam got an extended look at defensive end in the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener.

  • Saints' Payton downplays Griffin's inexperience

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — If record-setting, 13-year veteran Drew Brees misses any meaningful action this season, the next Saints quarterback in line could be a second-year pro without a single regular-season snap to his name. Ryan Griffin, signed last year as an undrafted rookie out of Tulane, is establishing himself as a serious contender to unseat 10-year veteran Luke McCown as Brees' primary backup.

  • Recent LSU, Dayton, UNO player Derenbecker dies

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — Police say Matt Derenbecker, a 22-year-old former Louisiana high school basketball star who in recent years played at LSU, Dayton and New Orleans, has died. Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson says authorities are awaiting a coroner's report and that it does not appear foul play was involved.

  • Vision to carry SEC Network for August 14 debut

    LAROSE, LA – Vision Communications and ESPN have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the highly-anticipated network launches on August 14. 

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