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  • Turnovers doom Saints in pre-season loss to Cardinals

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation.After Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to rookie Christian Kirk in a 20-15 preseason victory over New Orleans on Friday night.Rosen gave himself mixed reviews, saying he wanted some throws back, made some "procedu...

  • Clemson, LSU to play home-and-home series in 2025, 2026

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson and LSU have agreed to play a home-and-home football series in 2025 and 2026.The schools announced the games on Wednesday. The teams will meet at Clemson's Death Valley on Aug.

  • Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are.Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit and cool off.Literally."It's great," said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New England. "It's real hot ...

  • Saints getting a more refined Robinson this time around

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson sees his ease in front of a swarm of microphones as symbolic of the more secure person and player he has become since his unsatisfying first stint in New Orleans.He left the Saints in 2015 as a five-year veteran who'd never quite lived up to expectations since being selected out of Florida State in the first round of the 2010 draft, just months after the Saints had won their only Super Bowl. Now he's back one season after winn...

  • Clemson, USC QBs among freshman who could make impacts

    Freshmen should play a bigger role than ever in college football this season, thanks to an NCAA rule change.The NCAA is allowing players to participate in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt season that would enable them to maintain four years of eligibility. That rule change should put many more freshmen on the field than in past years."It's a seismic change in our world," Baylor coach Matt Rhule said.Of course, more and more freshmen have been making an impact on th...

  • Saints praising Williams' response to unhappy ending

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints can only hope safety Marcus Williams' recent refusal to discuss the last play of last season isn't a sign of mental fragility.New Orleans is counting on Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice , to build on a largely promising rookie campaign that helped solidify the Saints' secondary and propel the club back to the playoffs for the first time in four years.At issue now is how Williams will move forward from the cruel way his first...

  • Jaguars' Bortles solid in exhibition opener against Saints

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles was poised in the pocket and nearly perfect in one series of work, a significant improvement from the way his preseason started a year ago.Bortles completed 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards and scored on a short bootleg in Jacksonville's 24-20 loss to New Orleans in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night.Bortles had a five-interception performance during a training camp practice in 2017 and continued to struggle during joint practices with...

  • LSU linebacker Taylor implicated in burglary, suspended

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has suspended sophomore linebacker Tylor Taylor, apparently after learning he'd been arrested about two months ago in connection with a firearms theft from a pawn shop in Georgia.An official university statement says only that the suspension stems from a violation of team rules. However, police records in Cumming, Georgia, show that authorities suspect Taylor drove four suspected burglars to and from the pawn shop where the theft occurred on Jan.

  • Run-happy LSU sees potential for a prominent passing game

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU receiver Jonathan Giles chuckles as he recounts the incredulous responses he got when he decided to transfer from pass-happy Texas Tech to LSU."A bunch of my friends were like: 'You're going to LSU? You know they don't throw the ball there?'"But Giles looks like he timed his arrival in Baton Rouge well.As he prepares to play his first snaps for LSU, it's not clear whether any of the Tigers' current running backs will approach th...

  • LSU completes high-rated basketball signing class with Hyatt

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade says he has completed the Tigers' roster for the upcoming season with the addition of 6-foot-7 forward Aundre Hyatt.The 215-pound Hyatt is from White Plains, New York, but spent the past academic year at the Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shooting nearly 47 percent, Hyatt averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds for a squad that won a state title.Hyatt's addition rounds out one of the nation's top-rated re...

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