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  • Saints have five primetime games in 2014 Play Video

    April 24, 2014 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL released team schedules for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The Saints have several exciting primetime match-ups. That includes a pair of Monday Night Football games in a month's span. The Black and Gold take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 24th and... more »
  • NFL hopefuls train at Traction in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 22, 2014 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traction center for sports excellence has trained athletes getting ready for the draft, like Jarvis Landry, after running a 4. 78 at the combine, lowering his time to 4.51 at his pro day, and Southern's Dray Joseph, who threw in front of 18 NFL scouts, trying to... more »
  • Saints bring back WR Meachem

    April 18, 2014 11:02 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • Backup QB Flynn back with Packers

    April 16, 2014 2:16 PM

    GREEN BAY, Wi. - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season. Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced. Flynn... more »
  • Southern's Pro Day finds 'diamond in the rough'

    April 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While veteran players like Lee Doss and Dray Joseph still have a good chance to be picked up by an NFL team this May, Southern's Pro Day found a name not regularly featured on a fall Saturday on The Bluff. Rashaun Allen only registered nine receptions... more »
  • LSU players perform for NFL scouts Play Video

    April 9, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football players hoping to get drafted are putting their skills on display for NFL scouts today. Seventeen players from LSU's 2013 football team will take part, including top prospects QB Zach Mettenburger, WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., RB Jeremy Hill and offensive guard... more »
  • Saints sign Bailey to two-year contract

    April 4, 2014 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they'd agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Champ Bailey for a two-year contract. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said he believed Bailey would add to their defense, calling him a "prideful and competitive" future Hall of Fame contender.... more »
  • Saints agree to terms with S Marcus Ball

    April 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and safety Marcus Ball have agreed to the terms of a three-year contract. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ball has played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played in collage at Florida State, Pearl... more »
  • Saints sign LB Haralson to 1-year deal

    April 1, 2014 10:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the start of the 2013 regular season. He played in every regular... more »
  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • Falcons sign return specialist Devin Hester

    March 20, 2014 5:45 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off... more »
  • Hill gets early release from probation

    March 19, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Jeremy Hill was released early from his two-year probation Wednesday. Hill went before a judge, and had his probation terminated because he completed all that was required of him. Hill was on probation after a fight outside a bar in Tigerland last year.... more »
  • Arizona to let California try Sharper case first

    March 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities say they won't seek to extradite former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on rape charges until his sexual assault case in California is resolved. Sharper remains held in Los Angeles after being denied bail last week on charges that he drugged and raped two women in... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    March 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
  • AP Source: Saints tell Sproles he won't return

    March 7, 2014 10:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... more »
  • Saints place franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham

    February 28, 2014 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season. The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less... more »
  • Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out

    February 16, 2014 7:03 PM

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft. Obama says Sam's attitude is that he knows he can play great football and that he should be judged only on those facts. Sam could... more »
  • Former Saint Sharper charged with rape in California

    February 14, 2014 2:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
  • Rams hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator

    February 12, 2014 1:39 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout from the bounty scandal. The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton,... more »
  • Reports: Missouri All-American says he is gay

    February 9, 2014 8:10 PM

    Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August. Sam says: "I am... more »
  • Bradshaw off Fox's coverage after father's death

    February 2, 2014 1:22 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw will not appear on the network's Super Bowl coverage after the death of his father. Bill Bradshaw died Thursday after a long illness, Fox said Sunday. He was 86. Terry Bradshaw was with his family in Louisiana. Michael Strahan will replace Bradshaw... more »
  • Southern's Aeneas Williams among 7 elected to Hall of Fame

    February 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Former Southern Jaguar great Aeneas Williams was recognized for his play at the professional level. Williams was one of seven NFL veterans elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2014 class was unveiled as a part of Super Bowl Weekend in New York. Along... more »
  • Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

    January 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
  • Mississippi enacting youth concussion law

    January 27, 2014 1:29 PM

    JACKSON, Ms. - Mississippi could enact a law requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered. The House and Senate have passed House Bill 48 (http://bit.ly/1cWl94o... more »
  • Tigers OC Cameron says he's staying put

    January 26, 2014 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said on Sunday that he's not interested in the NFL and will remain with the Tigers. The comment, as relayed by LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette, came on the heels of a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Cleveland Browns... more »
  • Goodell to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
  • NFL conference title games' TV viewership up big

    January 20, 2014 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK- The NFL conference title games' television viewership is up big from last season. The Broncos' 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That's up 22 percent from the early game a year ago between San Francisco and Atlanta. The... more »
  • Manning's charity to get $24,800 for his 'Omahas'

    January 19, 2014 9:26 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted "Omaha!" during the AFC championship game Sunday. The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning's 44 pre-snap "Omaha!" calls during the Denver Broncos win over... more »
  • Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

    January 18, 2014 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
  • LSU offensive stars headline list of early departures

    January 13, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU is facing a mass exodus of early departures. Last year, 10 players left early for the chance to play in the NFL Draft: this year, seven players are leaving with eligibility still on the table, including offensive stars Jarvis Landry,... more »
  • Hill, Landry, Turner announce they're turning pro

    January 13, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's top rusher and receiver are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen. In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. Hill has... more »
  • Police: DeSean Jackson's home burglarized

    January 12, 2014 10:42 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say someone broke into a home belonging to Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson and stole a handgun and more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry. Investigators said Saturday the burglary happened sometime earlier in the week at Jackson's home in South Philadelphia, not far from the... more »
  • Chili Peppers to join Bruno Mars at Super Bowl

    January 11, 2014 4:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Bruno Mars will have help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he performs at the Super Bowl next month. Mars announced Saturday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will join him as part of his halftime show. Super Bowl halftime performers often have collaborators.... more »
  • Saints fall to Seahawks in NFC Playoffs, 23-15

    January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win. The Saints could never fully... more »
  • Saints ready for physical road test Play Video

    January 9, 2014 10:09 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December. What did the Saints learn? The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers. The key to beating the... more »
  • Seahawks RB Lynch fined by league

    January 5, 2014 6:47 PM

    The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
  • Payton encouraged by Saints' road playoff win

    January 5, 2014 5:42 PM

    METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
  • Colts, Packers, Bengals avoid blackouts

    January 3, 2014 8:10 PM

    There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
  • South Carolina WR Ellington to enter NFL draft

    January 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington has picked football over basketball, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was... more »
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans delcares for NFL draft

    January 2, 2014 2:46 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans is declaring for the NFL draft. Evans, a redshirt sophomore, was a consensus All-American and a Biletnikoff Award finalist this season. He had 69 receptions for a school-record 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set a school record with 279... more »
  • Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

    December 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Tim Tebow has his next football job - talking about the sport on TV. The Heisman Trophy winner has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network, but says he still hopes to play quarterback in the NFL. ESPN, which runs the channel, announced... more »
  • LSU Juniors weighing NFL decision after bowl Play Video

    December 30, 2013 1:24 PM

    TAMPA - Last year's mass exodus to the NFL certainly took its toll on this year's LSU defensive squad. Ten Tiger underclassmen declared early for last April's NFL draft, leaving Les Miles the hard decision of playing 14 true freshman in 2014. Sports 2's Chris Price has more... more »
  • NFL admits referee hiccup in Chiefs/Chargers game

    December 30, 2013 10:43 AM

    SAN DIEGO - The NFL says referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Chiefs with four seconds left in regulation on Sunday. Succop was wide right on the kick, and... more »
  • Browns fire head coach Rob Chudzinski

    December 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Rob Chudzinski following one season, which started promising but ended with a seven-game losing streak. Chudzinski had only been in place since Jan. 11, when the Ohio native and lifelong Browns fan was hired for his dream position by owner Jimmy Haslam... more »
  • Eagles beat Cowboys 24-22 to take NFC East title

    December 29, 2013 10:50 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy had 131 yards and a receiving score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-home game for the NFC East title Sunday night. The Cowboys (8-8), with Kyle Orton filling in two... more »
  • Saints make playoffs with 42-17 win over Bucs

    December 29, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score, and New Orleans clinched a wild card spot with a 42-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Three of Brees' scoring strikes were longer than 40 yards - 76 to Kenny Stills, 44 to Lance Moore... more »
  • Brees confident in rookie Armstead

    December 25, 2013 10:47 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees sounds as if he's fine with coach Sean Payton's commitment to stick with rookie left tackle Terron Armstead in a game New Orleans may have to win to make the playoffs. Armstead made his debut Sunday in a 17-13 loss at Carolina. Three times, the player... more »
  • Payton narrowing Saints' focus for finale vs Tampa

    December 23, 2013 7:23 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - With the Saints still trying to lock up a playoff spot, coach Sean Payton's theme this week is to focus on what his team can control and tune out all the uncertainties. Payton has even made the unusual move of quickly ending any speculation about safety Kenny... more »
  • Garrett: Romo ruled out for Philly game

    December 23, 2013 5:39 PM

    IRVING, Tx. - Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Tony Romo hasn't been ruled out for a winner-take-all finale against Philadelphia after injuring his back against Washington. Garrett says Monday that Romo will get treatment and be evaluated daily. He adds the Cowboys were looking to add a third quarterback behind... more »
  • Final: Saints 13 - Panthers 17

    December 22, 2013 12:42 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton led a game-winning, 65-yard drive with :28 remaining to seal a Panthers victory over the Saints 17-13. The Saints did not only start a new placekicker on the road with the NFC South Division in the balance, New Orleans will also start a rookie left... more »
  • Saints defense preps for Panthers

    December 20, 2013 6:52 AM

    METAIRIE - Experience tells Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins that forcing turnovers is a state of mind. In that case, New Orleans' defense has some thinking to do. During the past seven games, the New Orleans has forced two turnovers - a league low during that span. That's left the Saints... more »
  • Former LSU star Mathieu to have season-ending surgery

    December 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. - Tyrann Mathieu's terrific rookie NFL season has come to a premature end. Arizona coach Bruce Arians has confirmed that Mathieu tore an ACL and sustained further damage in his left knee and will undergo surgery. Mathieu, who earned the nickname "Honey Badger" in his days at LSU,... more »
  • Colston's record day helps Saints win 31-13

    December 8, 2013 8:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Carolina Panthers took their first two drives of the first quarter in for a pair of field goals, but ever since then the Saints have regained control of the contest. New Orleans would start the second quarter with two straight scoring drives ending with Marques... more »
  • Saints defense seeks improvement vs Newton

    December 5, 2013 8:38 PM

    METAIRIE - Malcolm Jenkins doesn't envision New Orleans' defense crumbling for a second-straight week, no matter how similar the challenges of stopping Russell Wilson and Cam Newton may be. Jenkins can point to the Saints' No. 8 ranking in total defense as the basis for his rationale. He'd also like... more »
  • Panthers QB has learned to trust teammates

    December 5, 2013 2:14 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Cam Newton is learning he doesn't have to do it all for the Carolina Panthers. And the Panthers are winning games as a result. Eight straight, as a matter of fact. Coach Ron Rivera said Carolina's dynamic and athletically gifted third-year quarterback no longer feels he has... more »
  • Mettenberger still draft hopeful Play Video

    December 4, 2013 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans were in appreciation of Zach Mettenberger's contributions to the LSU football team Wednesday as they learned he will not play in a bowl game due to a knee injury. Mettenberger was hit in his left knee during LSU's game against Arkansas Friday. The university said... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

    SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
  • Falcons trying to come to terms with dismal season

    November 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These are strange times for the Atlanta Falcons. They are 2-8, have lost four in a row and are pretty well assured of their first losing season since 2007 heading into Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints (8-2). Players such as quarterback Matt Ryan... more »
  • Saints trail 49'ers going into 4th Quarter

    November 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - For the Saints, it's been about overcoming turnovers and mistakes all game long. All 17 San Francisco points have come after New Orleans has turned over the ball. The 49'ers lead 17-14 and currently have the ball at the Saints' 28 yard line to start... more »
  • Saints take lead before half, 14-10

    November 17, 2013 4:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - San Francisco's Phil Dawson nailed a 55-yard field goal, but the Saints responded with a 1-yard run from Jed Collins to take the lead 14-10 with left 1:58 in the half. Travaris Cadet started the drive off with a long kickoff return to get the ball... more »
  • San Fran ties the game at 7

    November 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -The 49'ers respond to the Saints' 97-yard touchdown drive with a TD pass of their own. Anquan Boldin hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from San Fran QB Colin Kaepernick. New Orleans lost the ball on a muffed punt by Lance Moore that set up San... more »
  • Saints on the board, lead 49'ers 7-0

    November 17, 2013 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints offense finally got going at the end of the first quarter against a stingy San Francisco defense. Drew Brees connected on a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill to cap the scoring drive. Both teams had punted in their first two possessions. ... more »
  • Saints look to stay atop NFC South

    November 17, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints(7-2) will attempt to knock off the team who beat them in the 2011-12 NFC Divisional Game and stay atop the NFC South Division. The Carolina Panthers trail the Saints with a 6-3 record and play New England on Monday Night Football. One record... more »
  • Incognito speaks out

    November 11, 2013 8:24 AM

    MIAMI - Embattled Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito told Fox Sports that teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message only a week before their relationship mushroomed into a harassment case that has prompted an NFL investigation. Incognito said he didn't take the threat seriously, which he says... more »
  • Leadership vacuum to blame in Dolphins case?

    November 6, 2013 1:07 PM

    DAVIE, Fl. - A leadership vacuum may be partly to blame for the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil. The ongoing saga has raised questions whether coach Joe Philbin and his staff were... more »
  • Brees & Stills shine, Saints beat Bills 35-17

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints rookie, Kenny Stills, is had a career game against the Buffalo Bills. The former Oklahoma Sooner had three receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon. The Saints beat the Bills 35-17. Drew Brees had another tremendous day. The Saints... more »
  • Bills pull within two scores, Saints lead 28-17

    October 27, 2013 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints finally got their offense going thanks to two touchdown throws to tight end Jimmy Graham. After a first quarter of penalties and miscues, Drew Brees finally got the offense firing on all cylinders - starting with a long 69-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout... more »
  • Saints get on the scoreboard first, lead 7-0

    October 27, 2013 12:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints forced a fumble deep in the Bills territory on the first play from scrimmage, but kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 47-yard field goal to take no points from the opportunity. Thad Lewis left the game after the sack, but came back in the game... more »

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