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  • Saints' Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including Drew Brees were amused.They also found it fitting, given the dynamism and versatility Kamara has come to embody in his prolific first two NFL seasons."He's definitely a guy that could probably get out there and do it; that's the scary thing," Brees said of Kamara playing ...

  • Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship."We the North!" is now "We the Champs!"Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110 on Thursday night in a Game 6 for the ages."I...

  • AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who has been New Orleans' sack leader in six of the past seven seasons, has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension, which follows the two years left on his current contract and runs through 2023, is not expected to be signed until Wednesday morning and has not ...

  • Pelicans' Griffin says no 'shot clock' on any Davis deal

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis."I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash on a conference call with reporters. "If things devolve in such a way that it's time for us to make a decision relative to Anthony Davis or any other part of the orga...

  • Mendoza lifts Florida St. past LSU 5-4 in 12th for CWS berth

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Florida State's 75-year-old head coach, Mike Martin, was in pain and enjoying every moment of it.A celebratory bear hug from trainer Brandon Stone felt like it "had broken five of my ribs," said Martin, who'll finish his 40th and likely final season at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.Drew Mendoza's two-out hit to right center drove home Mike Salvatore from second base in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting Florida State to a 5-4 ...

  • Louisville 1st in to CWS; Rocker no-hitter keeps Vandy alive

    Louisville became the first team to clinch a spot in the College World Series, but it was Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker who provided the biggest highlight on the second day of the NCAA super regionals.The freshman pitched the first no-hitter in the super-regional era that started in 1999, and the No. 2 national seed Commodores kept their season alive with a 3-0 win over Duke on Saturday night.No. 1 UCLA and No.

  • Saints, Ginn banking on veteran's enduring speed

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as Ted Ginn Jr. enters his 13th NFL season, the 34-year-old Saints receiver still considers his foot speed his most distinguishing asset.New Orleans hopes the former Ohio State football and track star can live up to the hype he himself has promulgated this offseason — namely by publicly inviting anyone to race him for $10,000 and by entering the "40 Yards of Gold" competition that purportedly will determine the NFL's fastest player."When y...

  • Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo awards scholarships

    The Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo presented a total of $34,000 in scholarships at South Lafourche High School’s Senior Scholarship Social this year with the support of Title Sponsor ES&H.Pictured along with ES&H Representatives are Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo board members Dr. Lee “Bo” Grafton, 2019 Admiral, Eddie Callais, President and Terry Danos, Treasurer.South Lafourche High School 2019 scholarship recipients were Madison Adams, Brock Bychurch, Laurel...

  • Saints Hall of Fame welcomes Bush, Colston, ex-Gov. Blanco

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Reggie Bush, Marques Colston and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, three people who played roles in the resurgence of the New Orleans Saints — and the city itself — after Hurricane Katrina, sat together at a small table Wednesday to mark the announcement of their entrance into the Saints Hall of Fame.Bush and Colston are the player inductees for 2019.

  • LSU tops Southern Miss 6-4 to advance to NCAA super regional

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Josh Smith hit a solo home run and a two-run triple, and LSU advanced to the super regional round of the NCAA tournament with a 6-4 victory over Southern Mississippi on Sunday night.The Tigers (40-24) won all three of their games in the Baton Rouge regional and will host Florida State (39-21) next weekend with a trip to the College World Series in Omaha at stake.The Tigers have made 18 College World Series appearances and have won six national championships, the las...

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