Saints’ Brees eager to try new things in 19th NFL season

Football 05/23/19, 16:59

A playful grin widened across Drew Brees' face while he discussed lining up as a receiver for the read-option plays the Saints installed last season for third-string quarterback Taysom Hill."If they're going to split me out as much, I'm going to need to have some routes that at least I ...

Saints rookie Mack hopes hard lessons at Notre Dame pay off

Football 05/21/19, 16:40

Rookie tight end Alize Mack thinks playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans' prolific offense will help him fulfill the potential he never realized at Notre Dame."This offense really allows me to put my talents on display. And that's why I'm really excited. That's why I really wanted to come ...

Utah’s Gail Miller selected to receive congressional award

Basketball 05/18/19, 12:11

Utah Jazz owner and philanthropist Gail Miller was running between meetings when she heard the news from Washington D.C.A colleague had told her she would be receiving a congressional award honoring her work with young people.Miller thought the idea was far-fetched. "I didn't even know much about the award, I ...

Saints await to make 1st pick in 2nd round of NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 23:03

The New Orleans Saints were still waiting to make their first pick of the NFL draft when Thursday night's first round ended.The Saints are slated to pick late in the second round at 62nd overall on Friday night and will try to acquire a player capable of contributing next season ...

Saints’ 2019 draft options limited by past deals

Football 04/18/19, 14:35

The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away.The Saints aren't slated to pick until late in the second round ...

Cook makes move to Saints for personal, professional reasons

Football 03/27/19, 13:38

Moving from Oakland to New Orleans was as much a personal choice as a professional one for 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook."Location. Quarterback. Offense," Cook began. "It's important that at this point in my career — I think it's awesome — that I'm closer to home. Drew Brees ...

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

Sports 02/02/19, 19:19

Patrick Mahomes' breathtaking breakthrough season earned him the NFL's Most Valuable Player award.The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. In his second pro season, Mahomes led Kansas City to its ...

Update: Chiefs QB Mahomes wins NFL MVP award

Sports 02/02/19, 19:00

NFL individual awards Saturday (all times local):7 p.m.It was a Patrick Mahomes runaway for NFL MVP.In his second pro season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player award. He received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover ...

Will experience _ and lack of it _ be Super Bowl difference?

Sports 01/31/19, 13:39

The idea that experience pays off in the most-pressurized situations sports offer is nothing new. Does it apply to the Super Bowl in general, and this one specifically?Recent history will tell us not really. The Super Bowl thing was something novel for virtually all of the Eagles last year, and ...

LA’s Cooks grabs 2nd shot at Super Bowl after Patriots trade

Sports 01/29/19, 16:26

In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay."I guess I know how to pick 'em, right?" Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh.Cooks has racked up 3,786 yards receiving ...

Saints owner vows to purse changes in NFL policies

Football 01/21/19, 17:16

Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with creating a fair and equitable playing ...

NFL Today, Conference Championships

Football 01/21/19, 00:11

SCOREBOARDSunday, Jan. 27AFC vs. NFC in Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's all-star game will be played in Orlando, Florida, with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley and J.J. Watt all among those voted as starters.___Sunday, Feb. 3New England vs. Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl, 6:30 p.m. EST. ...

Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Football 01/20/19, 18:34

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, ...

Super Bowl berths on the line in conference title games

Football 01/20/19, 13:59

The Los Angeles Rams are back inside the stadium where they lost for the first time this season, looking for retribution and a Super Bowl berth as they face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game.The Superdome is coming alive for the last time this football season as ...

Aqib Talib is cornerstone of Rams’ efforts to rein in Saints

Football 01/19/19, 17:29

The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game.Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to remind his teammates about the upside of the New ...

Always learning, Rams’ Goff seeks results in NFC title game

Football 01/18/19, 19:26

Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he's around the NFL's best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year.The most prolific passer in NFL history had no problem sharing aspects of his mental approach ...

Rams-Saints Matchups

Football 01/17/19, 16:46

The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.Will that be the proper recipe?Here's ...

Brees first game at 40 his biggest in 9 years

Football 01/16/19, 20:14

Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years.When the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, it'll be the first time Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, has played ...

Saints WR Thomas unstoppable force for Eagles defense

Football 01/13/19, 22:00

As Drew Brees sermonized his teammates in a pregame huddle, Michael Thomas hung on every word from his quarterback.Thomas seemed mesmerized as Brees pumped up the Saints, never taking his eyes off the Saints star.Then, Thomas ripped apart Philadelphia's defense with 12 receptions for a team playoff record of 171 ...

Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Football 01/13/19, 20:56

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff.Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday. Brady leads the New England Patriots into Kansas City to take on Mahomes and the Chiefs, and Brees and the ...

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