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  • Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh.The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency."It's a lot of points, but we have a high standard for ourselves," Brees said. "You're still not satisfied because you know you could have done a little bit better — but the end result ...

  • Burrow, No. 10 LSU open up offense in 42-10 win over Rice

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Joe Burrow found freshman receiver Ja'Marr Chase deep down the left sideline to the Rice 2, it marked the LSU's quarterback's 11th completion of 15 or more yards.And that was before five minutes had elapsed in the third quarter.Burrow passed for a career-high 307 yards and two touchdowns in less than three quarters, and No. 10 LSU rolled to a 42-10 victory over struggling Rice on Saturday night."For the confidence of this offense, it was import...

  • AP source: Kansas, Miles working on deal to coach Jayhawks

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles could be back in the Big 12 soon.The former Oklahoma State coach, who led LSU to the 2007 national championship before getting fired four games into the 2016 season, is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Saturday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal was not complete. There are numerous details to work out, though those are...

  • Surging Saints brace for desperate Eagles

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the Philadelphia Eagles are to snap out of their Super Bowl hangover and re-establish a measure of credibility to their title defense, this would be the week to do it.The Eagles (4-5) visit the Superdome on Sunday to take on the Saints (8-1), whose eight straight victories represent the longest active winning streak in the NFL.When the season began, the Eagles' visit looked like one of the tougher games on New Orleans' schedule. Now, odds makers are listing th...

  • Colonels trounce rival Southeastern to earn Southland title

    THIBODAUX, La. - For the second time in program history, the Nicholls State University football team is Southland Conference champions. The No.

  • LSU, former coach Les Miles agree to $1.5M buyout settlement

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU and Les Miles have completed a $1.5 million lump-sum settlement that relieves the university of paying its former coach an additional $5 million through 2023.Vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva says the agreement allows both parties to "move on."Miles was fired four games into the 2016 season, but was due a buyout of around $12.9 million at the time.LSU was able to pay Miles' buyout in installments over about eight years, but the s...

  • With Saints, Marshall plans to rediscover "greatness."

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Brandon Marshall takes nothing for granted when discussing his opportunity to join the Saints' seemingly inevitable march to the postseason."Let's not jump ahead. I've got a lot of learning to do and a lot of catching up," Marshall said after his first practice with New Orleans on Wednesday.

  • Mays scores 19, No. 22 LSU tops Memphis 85-76

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Skylar Mays' soaring, one-handed, frenzy-inciting jam on a determined drive down the lane made it clear he won't always be overshadowed by the highly regarded recruits that have made LSU basketball relevant again.Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams added a career-high 14, and No. 22 LSU held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway's Memphis squad, 85-76 on Tuesday night."It felt good, mainly because it could get ...

  • As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 NFL draft, including four in the first round.The top-ranked Crimson Tide are sure to have several high draft picks in next year's draft, too, but there are players at many other SEC schools that are also likely to hear their names called in the first round of the 2019 draft.According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine schools.Not surprisingly the to...

  • Saints, Brees piling up points at franchise-record rate

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dynamic Saints running back duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara agree that the word "savage" best describes New Orleans' offense.Certainly, the Saints are scoring so often, and in so many ways, it's enough to bruise defenders' egos."I'm glad we don't have to play them," Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone said Monday, a day after New Orleans broke the 50-point mark in a victory over Cincinnati.Even by the lofty standards offensive-...

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