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  • World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

    World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:45:47 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 5:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 09:01:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.more>>
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.more>>
  • Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:02:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 5:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 09:01:33 GMT
    (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP). Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.more>>
    The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.more>>
  • With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:49:23 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:57:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .(AP Photo/Francois Mori). People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 .
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.more>>
    From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is celebrating the national soccer team's victory in the World Cup.more>>
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  • Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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  • Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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  • Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange
    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

    Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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  • Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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  • After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
  • Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
  • After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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  • Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
  • Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Dallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota StateDallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota State

    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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  • Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)

    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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  • Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
  • After Further Review: Fazende Mock Draft 2.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
  • Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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  • Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
  • FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    Reuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.comReuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.com

    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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  • After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)

    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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  • Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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  • Saints sign former Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett

    Saints sign former Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-05-02 11:34:37 GMT
    Source: WVUESource: WVUE

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett never got a phone call from a team during the NFL draft. However, Barrett has signed with the New Orleans Saints in the fight to be the backup for Drew Brees.

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    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett never got a phone call from a team during the NFL draft. However, Barrett has signed with the New Orleans Saints in the fight to be the backup for Drew Brees.

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  • Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:03:26 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 4:12 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:12:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.more>>
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.more>>
  • No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

    No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-07-15 11:57:58 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, during their men's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland). Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, during their men's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.
    Novak Djokovic will be trying to win his fourth Wimbledon championship when he faces Kevin Anderson in the men's singles final.more>>
    Novak Djokovic will be trying to win his fourth Wimbledon championship when he faces Kevin Anderson in the men's singles final.more>>
  • SEC Media Days kick off Monday with the LSU QB battle being a huge topic

    SEC Media Days kick off Monday with the LSU QB battle being a huge topic

    Myles Brennan is in a four-man race to start LSU's opener against Miami (FL). Source: Mark LagrangeMyles Brennan is in a four-man race to start LSU's opener against Miami (FL). Source: Mark Lagrange

    SEC Media Days kick off in Atlanta tomorrow, and the LSU Tigers will be one of the first schools to meet the press. LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron, linebacker Devin White, defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence, and tight end Foster Moreau are scheduled to speak. They should get a ton of questions on the quarterback battle.

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    SEC Media Days kick off in Atlanta tomorrow, and the LSU Tigers will be one of the first schools to meet the press. LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron, linebacker Devin White, defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence, and tight end Foster Moreau are scheduled to speak. They should get a ton of questions on the quarterback battle.

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