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  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Saints draft defensive lineman Rankins with 12th pick

    April 28, 2016 10:02 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 299-pound Rankins starred at Louisville, where he played defensive tackle and had six sacks, as well as 13 tackles for losses last season. The selection provides... more »
  • QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

    April 28, 2016 8:44 PM

    CHICAGO, IL - The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. It's the second straight year that two QBs were the first names... more »
  • Business owner, former NFL WR shot in leg during robbery

    April 25, 2016 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and Baton Rouge business owner was shot early Monday morning during a robbery at a townhouse in the city. 37-year-old Nathan Black was shot in the leg, according to his Facebook page. Black owns a personal training facility... more »
  • Trump on Deflategate: 'Leave Tom Brady alone'

    April 25, 2016 2:38 PM

    WARWICK, R.I. - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is weighing in on Deflategate, saying "Leave Tom Brady alone." Trump made his comments during a campaign appearance in Rhode Island on Monday, soon after a federal appeals court ruled the New England Patriots quarterback must serve a four-game suspension imposed... more »
  • Johnny Manziel violence case to go to grand jury Thursday

    April 19, 2016 12:31 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas prosecutors say they will present the family violence case against troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel to a grand jury this week. A spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney said the case will be presented Thursday, with a likely decision announced Monday. Manziel, a former... more »
  • Funeral for Hokie Gajan on Friday

    April 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    MADISONVILLE- Funeral arrangements for the longtime New Orleans Saints broadcaster, Hokie Gajan, will be held Friday. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Anselm Catholic Church at 306 St. Mary Street in Madisonville. Eulogies will be at 2:30 p.m. and the funeral mass will begin at 3 p.m.... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • Court hearing set in death of ex-Saints player

    April 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Court records show the 28-year-old man arrested in the shooting death of a former New Orleans Saints player, Will Smith, will appear before a state judge in Orleans Parish Criminal Court. Cardell Hayes, who's being held one $1 million dollar bond in the death of Will Smith, will... more »
  • Former LSU football player suspended from NFL for 4 games

    April 8, 2016 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, will miss the first four games of the 2016 NFL Season with the Atlanta Falcons. Collins violated the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to NFL.com on Friday. The Mississippi native was picked in the second round of the NFL draft by the... more »
  • New trial date for Sharper co-defendants

    April 8, 2016 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new trial date of July 11 has been set for the two Louisiana co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case. Sharper pleaded guilty in the federal case in New Orleans, as well as to related charges in state... more »
  • Saints announce preseason game opponents

    April 7, 2016 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Saints have announced their four preseason game opponents for the start of its upcoming 50th season. The Saints will play their first two games on the road starting with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium and then go on to face the Houston Texans... more »
  • NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

    April 5, 2016 10:08 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest Thursday deal, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast. It previously with Yahoo streamed a game from London this past season that took... more »
  • Saints coach Sean Payton agrees to 5-year contract

    March 23, 2016 11:12 AM

    BOCA RATON - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has agreed to a new five-year contract through 2020. Payton had two years remaining on his current deal at about $8 million per season. He hasn't signed the new contract yet, but had it in his briefcase at the NFC coaches'... more »
  • Federal court hearing set on Sharper's latest plea deal

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal court hearing is scheduled for former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges involving the drugging and rape of women in four states. Tuesday's hearing in New Orleans is the first for Sharper since he decided to maintain his guilty plea... more »
  • Packed house for Peyton expected 1 last time

    March 7, 2016 12:31 PM

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is going to miss quite a bit about football. Here are some he listed during his retirement news conference: - Steak dinners at a place in Indianapolis after wins. - Battles against players such as John Lynch and Troy Polamalu (to name a few). -... more »
  • Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

    March 6, 2016 2:35 PM

    ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos are confirming that Peyton Manning is retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL. A month after Denver's victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the nearly 40-year-old quarterback has informed Broncos general manager John Elway he's calling it a career. Manning is going... more »
  • AP Source: Colston told he'll be cut by Saints

    February 24, 2016 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision says Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has been informed he'll be released by the only NFL club for which he has played during his 10-year pro career. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity... more »
  • Documents: Ex-NFL star Sharper has new plea hearing Thursday

    February 16, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents show that former NFL star Darren Sharper has a new plea hearing set for Thursday, further indication that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Earlier this month, court records showed that Sharper had renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors... more »
  • Security heavy and visible around Super Bowl

    February 7, 2016 3:10 PM

    SANTA CLARA - Security was heavy and visible Sunday around Super Bowl locations, from hotels in San Francisco to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Drones are banned around the stadium and there are overall flight restrictions. And San Francisco will not have large-scale public viewing spot downtown, unlike the way... more »
  • Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

    February 6, 2016 9:49 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide. The Carolina Panthers' All-Pro quarterback, who will lead his team in Sunday's Super Bowl against Denver, received 48 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover... more »
  • Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

    February 6, 2016 9:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel. The announcement was made Saturday, a day before the... more »
  • Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

    February 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub's director of field operations. "We're... more »
  • Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues

    February 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday "to do everything possible" to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. Goodell says: "The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the teams... more »
  • Saints Browner's social media posts forecast departure from Saints

    February 5, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints cornerback Brandon Browner has posted messages on social media saying farewell to New Orleans and alluding to the "next chapter" in his NFL career. The Saints have not announced a decision to release Browner, which under NFL rules could not take place until Monday. ... more »
  • Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

    February 4, 2016 4:56 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. At a press conference Thursday, the band said that they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyonce -... more »
  • Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

    February 4, 2016 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents say former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense - which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Sharper had pleaded guilty as part of a deal... more »
  • Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

    January 31, 2016 11:17 PM

    HONOLULU - Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game's draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first... more »
  • NFL players question teams' attitudes on health

    January 31, 2016 3:35 PM

    An Associated Press survey of 100 NFL players finds that fewer than half think the league's clubs, coaches and team doctors have the athletes' best interests at heart when it comes to health and safety. The divide between older and younger players is striking. Barely a third of the players... more »
  • Brett Favre to be headline speaker at LSU Football Coaches Clinic

    January 30, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers are getting the help from some NFL star power over the off season. National Football League star and Gulfport native Brett Favre will be the headline speaker at the LSU Football Coaches Clinic, according to LSU Football spokesperson Michael Bonnette. Excited... more »
  • Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

    January 28, 2016 11:18 AM

    BOSTON - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached - yet he says he has no regrets. Thirty-one-year-old Burke O'Connell says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance... more »
  • Newton, Panthers rout Cardinals, 49-15 for NFC title

    January 24, 2016 10:16 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina's big-play defense stifled Arizona's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday for the NFC championship. The NFL's new top man at quarterback - Newton is an All-Pro this season - will lead the Panthers against... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • No immediate ruling in Benson competency case

    January 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer says it will likely be about a month before a Louisiana appeals court rules on the mental competency of Tom Benson, the owner of the NFL's Saints and the NBA's Pelicans. A three-judge panel of the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal heard closed-door... more »
  • Bills hire NFL's first full-time female assistant coach

    January 21, 2016 8:29 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith to be their special teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff. The team announced the move in a release Wednesday night. Smith spent last season working as an administrative assistant for Bills... more »
  • Conference title games: Cards at Panthers, Pats at Broncos

    January 17, 2016 8:23 PM

    DENVER - The championship games are set, with the top two seeds in each conference coming through with victories over the weekend. In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it's the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet... more »
  • Manning, Broncos beat Steelers 23-16, reach AFC title game

    January 17, 2016 8:00 PM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning rescued the butter-fingered Broncos with a late touchdown drive and Denver advanced to the AFC championship game with a 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Broncos (13-4) will host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (13-4) next weekend. Manning... more »
  • Panthers beat Seahawks 31-24, reach NFC title game

    January 17, 2016 3:51 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N. C. - The two best teams in the NFC will play for a spot in the Super Bowl. Cam Newton, with the help of Jonathan Stewart, led the Carolina Panthers to a huge halftime lead, then hung on for 31-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The... more »
  • Osweiler active to be Manning's backup vs. Steelers

    January 17, 2016 3:45 PM

    DENVER - Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler is active and available to relieve Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos' playoff game against the battered Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler missed nearly two weeks of practice with a sprained right knee before returning Friday. With Osweiler available, the Broncos (12-4) deactivated QB Trevor Siemian.... more »
  • Alabama's Henry, Robinson leaving early for NFL draft

    January 15, 2016 3:29 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson are heading to the NFL. The two juniors announced their intentions to enter the draft on Friday, four days after helping lead the Crimson Tide to its fourth national title in seven seasons. They're... more »
  • Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    January 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • NFL approves Rams to LA, Chargers option to join

    January 13, 2016 4:47 AM

    HOUSTON- NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the... more »
  • Thrilling win for Seattle and tight game in suburban DC

    January 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    UNDATED - The road team is 4-0 thus far in the NFL playoffs, which means each wild-card team has advanced to the divisional playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks each shook off slow starts to win on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns and... more »
  • Trump tells 3,000 in Reno NFL has gone 'soft' like the US

    January 10, 2016 7:21 PM

    RENO, Nev. - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he doesn't watch professional football much anymore because the NFL has gone "soft" like the United States. Trump drew the analogy during a campaign speech to more than 3,000 people in downtown Reno on Sunday while casino sportsbooks were jammed with... more »
  • Seahawks escape with 10-9 win over Vikings after Walsh miss

    January 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Blair Walsh's 27-yard field goal try into the frigid wind for Minnesota hooked left with 22 seconds remaining, handing the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the stunned Vikings in their wild-card round playoff game in below-zero weather Sunday. The Seahawks (11-6) didn't score until Russell Wilson's short... more »
  • Seahawks-Vikings playing through third coldest NFL game ever

    January 10, 2016 3:04 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings have kicked off their wild-card round game with an official temperature of minus-6 degrees. That makes this tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in league history, according to NFL.com. The record, of course, is the famous Ice Bowl game on Dec. 31,... more »
  • Countdown to NFL playoffs concludes

    January 9, 2016 6:34 PM

    Surging Kansas City has taken its 10-game winning streak on the road to face AFC South champ Houston in the first AFC Wild Card game. At the half the Chiefs had a 13-0 lead. Alex Smith has led a resurgent Kansas City team that struggled through a 1-5 start... more »
  • Sean Payton to stay with Saints

    January 6, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed he is staying in New Orleans at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. "This is where I plan on coaching," he said. "I don't envision myself coaching for any other club." Payton said the Saints have challenges ahead of them,... more »
  • With playoffs set, firings begin for NFL

    January 4, 2016 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK - The brackets are set for the NFL playoffs and for those teams, the focus is on the next game. For the rest of the teams in the league, the train of thought is on how to improve and reach the playoffs in 2016. The Monday after the... more »
  • Chiefs chairman expects NFL team to play in LA next season

    January 3, 2016 3:54 PM

    KANSAS CITY - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one NFL franchise to be playing in Los Angeles next season, though he declined to speculate Sunday whether the Raiders, Chargers or Rams are the leading candidate. The three are expected to file for relocation Monday, the day after the... more »
  • Tom Benson: I'm not selling my teams

    December 27, 2015 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he has no intentions of selling his two professional sports franchises , according to WWL-TV . Benson's statement comes a day after The Times-Picayune's columnist Jeff Duncan argued Benson should sell his team because... more »
  • Panthers' bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

    December 27, 2015 4:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers. Carolina (14-1) got the ball with 90 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. Newton completed a 19-yard pass to... more »
  • Giants Odell Beckham Jr. loses appeal of 1 game suspension

    December 23, 2015 5:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to serve his one-game suspension. Hearing officer James Thrash on Wednesday upheld the suspension for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules after hearing an appeal by the New York Giants wide receiver earlier in the day. Beckham will... more »
  • New Orleans Saints eliminated from playoffs

    December 20, 2015 7:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints are not going to the NFL playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks eliminated the New Orleans Saints with a victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, according to PlayoffStatus.com . The Saints could have been eliminated in week 15 with if they lost to... more »
  • Former Baker High, pro NFL player presents gold football to students

    December 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    BAKER - Former Baker High and Denver Broncos running back, Jeff Alexander, returned to his high school alma mater Friday morning to present a gold football to students as part of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. Alexander told the student assembly that they should look... more »
  • 'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated work, researchers say

    December 17, 2015 3:25 PM

    BOSTON - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," the doctor played by Will Smith says he's found a disease nobody else has ever seen. It's a claim the real-life doctor Bennet Omalu has made himself for years. The forensic pathologist has often given a detailed description about how... more »
  • Sentencing reset again for Darren Sharper in Vegas sex case

    December 17, 2015 1:32 PM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset again in Las Vegas for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony attempted sex assault case that's part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld and a court clerk said Friday the new date is March 24 in Clark County District... more »
  • Brees, Saints beat Buccaneers 24-17 to end 4-game skid

    December 13, 2015 4:29 PM

    TAMPA - Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes to Marques Colston and the New Orleans Saints stopped a four-game losing streak with a 24-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Brees completed 31 of 41 passes for 312 yards without an interception. Colston scored on receptions... more »
  • Newton keeps Panthers perfect with 41-38 win over Saints

    December 6, 2015 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are collecting some nice memories in New Orleans. Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 victory over the... more »
  • Saints first to score 2 points defensively on NFL PAT

    December 6, 2015 8:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints became the first team in NFL history to score 2 points defensively on a failed extra point kick when rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony returned the blocked kick 82 yards. Carolina was attempting the extra point Sunday following Jonathan Stewart's 5-yard touchdown run in... more »
  • Former Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma formally retires

    December 6, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma has formally retired from the NFL, more than a year after playing his last game. Vilma, who made the announcement in conjunction with the Saints before Sunday's game against Carolina, says he's fortunate to retire as a member of... more »
  • Romo out for year after 2nd collarbone injury of season

    November 27, 2015 2:02 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a small fracture in the same collarbone that previously sidelined him for seven games this year. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his radio show Friday that Romo's left collarbone would not... more »
  • Saints DB Lewis out for season

    November 26, 2015 9:16 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season. The move, published on the NFL's transactions list Thursday, ends a frustrating season for Lewis, who has played in only six of New Orleans' 10 games this season because of a nagging hip... more »
  • Panthers stay perfect, top Dallas 33-14 on Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2015 9:07 PM

    ARLINGTON, TX - Cam Newton is still perfect this season. Tony Romo might be out for good with the same injury that sidelined him for seven games. Newton got a big boost from a defense that returned two of Romo's three interceptions for touchdowns, and the Panthers ran their NFL-best... more »
  • NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    November 19, 2015 7:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- The NFL will ask a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. Critics appealing the settlement say it compensates some retirees at the expense of others. The awards could reach several million dollars for... more »
  • NFL plans to increase security inside and outside stadiums

    November 14, 2015 2:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other... more »
  • Lawyers agree to mediation in Tom Benson family feud

    November 12, 2015 8:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and trustees for his estranged daughter and grandchildren have agreed to mediation about Benson's lawsuit to take back stock in the teams, ousting them as non-voting owners of the NFL and NBA teams. The suit is scheduled for trial... more »
  • Saints win streak comes to an end, fall to Tennessee 34-28 at home

    November 8, 2015 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rookie Marcus Mariota passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including the winning 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime, and the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game skid with a 34-28 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (4-5) led 21-10 but could... more »
  • Panthers outlast Colts in OT to stay unbeaten

    November 3, 2015 9:42 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Carolina Panthers remain the NFC's only unbeaten team, but they needed overtime to stay that way. Graham Gano drilled a 52-yard field goal at 9:38 of overtime to give the 7-0 Panthers a 29-26 win over Indianapolis. Both teams traded field goals on their first two possessions... more »
  • Bucs beat Falcons 23-20 in overtime after blowing big lead

    November 1, 2015 5:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday. Matt Ryan tied the game for the Falcons (6-2) on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones with... more »
  • Saints survive scare, beat Colts on the road 27-21

    October 25, 2015 7:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees threw for 255 yards and one touchdown, Khiry Robinson ran for two scores and the New Orleans Saints held off the Indianapolis Colts' late comeback try for a 27-21 victory Sunday. New Orleans (3-4) has won three of its last four. Indy (3-4) still leads the... more »
  • Turnover-prone Saints lose 39-17 at Philadelphia

    October 11, 2015 5:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Sam Bradford overcame two red-zone interceptions and threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Fletcher Cox forced two fumbles on sacks and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New Orleans Saints 39-17 on Sunday. Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray each rushed for touchdowns to help the Eagles (2-3) break... more »
  • Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

    October 9, 2015 4:35 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is "looking at" playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last... more »
  • Fournette on sitting out 2016: 'I'm drowning with my brothers' Play Video

    September 30, 2015 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SEC defensive units should be warned: Leonard Fournette's not going anywhere. LSU's record-setting running back responded late Tuesday to an NBC Sports article suggesting he sit out the 2016 season to avoid injuring himself and hurting his NFL potential. He says that isn't in the cards.... more »
  • Saints' Payton expects Brees to throw at practice all week

    September 30, 2015 11:06 AM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says it's "safe to say" Drew Brees is going to throw at every practice this week as the quarterback attempts to come back from a right shoulder injury. Brees sat out last Sunday's 27-22 loss at Carolina because of a bruised rotator cuff in... more »
  • Saints lose at Carolina 27-22, fall to 0-3

    September 27, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Cam Newton threw for 315 yards and a pair of touchdowns to tight end Greg Olsen and also ran for a score, and the Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-22 on Sunday. Luke McCown, starting in place of the injured Drew Brees, completed 31 of... more »
  • NFL asks for expedited appeal of 'Deflategate' ruling

    September 25, 2015 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited hearing in its appeal of a federal judge's decision to nix New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension. League attorneys said in a filing Friday afternoon that the appeal is important to... more »
  • Brees out for Saints this Sunday

    September 25, 2015 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton told the media Friday that quarterback Drew Brees would not play this Sunday in South Carolina. Luke McCown will start in his place, according to WWL-TV . Brees bruised his rotator cuff in the Saints' loss to the Tampa Buccaneers... more »
  • NFL gets permission for limited use of drones

    September 24, 2015 5:38 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL's sky-high popularity will now include drones. The league has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration for limited use of drones. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the drones will not be used on the day... more »
  • NFL will only place team in London if it will be competitive

    September 24, 2015 4:46 PM

    LONDON - The NFL says it would only put a full-time franchise in London once all operational issues are worked out and the league is sure the team would be competitive. Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of its international division, says there is no time frame for possibly... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded guilty.... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-ee) are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded... more »
  • Saints lose 26-19 to Tampa Bay

    September 20, 2015 4:05 PM

    New Orleans - The Saints fell to 0-2 as lost to Tampa Bay 26-19 on Sunday. The Saints took a 7-3 lead in the 2nd quarter as Mark Ingram scored on an 11 yard touchdown rush. The Buccaneers then went on a 20-0 run into the 4th quarter,... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    September 17, 2015 9:39 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset to Dec. 17 for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Wednesday that prosecutors didn't oppose the delay during a Sept. 3 hearing in Clark... more »
  • Payton, Saints confident they can fix red-zone failures

    September 14, 2015 4:59 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints tight end Ben Watson grinned when former teammate Jimmy Gaham's name came up, saying he wasn't at all "sick" of hearing how much New Orleans' offense might miss the 6-foot-7 receiving target inside an opponent's 20-yard line. "However much time Jimmy was here, he was... more »
  • Saints drop season-opener 31-19 to Arizona

    September 13, 2015 10:32 PM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes in his first game back from a torn ACL and the Arizona Cardinals opened their season with a 31-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Drew Brees threw for 355 yards, but the Saints had to settle for Zach... more »

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