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The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The versatile Kamara, who is entering his fourth pro season out of Tennessee, gained 1,330 yards from scrimmage last season with five touchdowns rushing and one receiving. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Saints' Kamara focused on his health and team, not contract

Aug. 10, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara asserts that he is focused on his health and his team — and is trying not to think about the fact that he has one season left under contract. “My main focus this offseason was getting back healthy. I had a rocky year last year dealing with...

REMOVES REFERENCE OF AN AMPUTEE - Respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard, who was born without a left forearm, poses inside a simulation lab at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Born with 1 hand, she's an inspiration in virus fight

Aug. 10, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two years out of medical school, respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in New Orleans, operating ventilator equipment or manually pumping air into patients’ lungs. It's challenging work under any circumstances, involving 12-hour...

Saints sign linebacker Bradham, activate linebacker Ellis

Aug. 7, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Nigel Bradham and activated linebacker Kaden Elliss from the club's Reserve/Covid-19 list, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Bradham is an eight-year veteran out of Florida State who began his NFL career as a...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with general manager Mickey Loomis during NFL football practice in Metairie, La. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season haven't changed high expectations; the Saints seek a fourth-straight playoff appearance. Loomis says it's an advantage that he and coach Sean Payton have worked together since 2006 and that there has been little turnover on the staff or roster recently. Loomis spoke Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Payton: Saints expanding on NFL pandemic protocols

Aug. 5, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says the club’s decision to occupy four floors of a hotel during training camp is simply an effort to cut down on the sheer number of people going their separate ways each day during a pandemic. Payton said that along with 80 players on the roster during...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds his hand to his heart during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in New Orleans. The 41-year-old Brees, who is the NFL's all-time leader in yards passing, completions and touchdowns, is entering his 20th NFL season and 15th with the New Orleans Saints. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Brees will stand for anthem, but respects those who kneel

Aug. 1, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he'll remain standing for “The Star Spangled Banner,” but professed respect and support for those who protest racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. “I’ll always stand for the flag because of what...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, as it nears completion in Las Vegas. Officials in Nevada have declared

Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Vegas almost complete

Jul. 31, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the NFL’s relocated Raiders. Friday has been the target date for completion since ground was broken in November 2017 for the...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. Payton prefers not to use term “training camp” to describe how he’s trying to prepare his club for this pandemic-altered NFL season. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Saints' Payton: More 'live' football planned this preseason

Jul. 29, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton prefers not to use the term “training camp” to describe how he’s trying to prepare his club for this pandemic-altered NFL season. “There’s nothing about this that’s like training camp. So, we’re going to approach...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with general manager Mickey Loomis during NFL football practice in Metairie, La. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season haven't changed high expectations; the Saints seek a fourth-straight playoff appearance. Loomis says it's an advantage that he and coach Sean Payton have worked together since 2006 and that there has been little turnover on the staff or roster recently. Loomis spoke Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Loomis: Virus uncertainty doesn't alter Saints' high goals

Jul. 28, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t expect the unusual circumstances surrounding this pandemic-altered NFL season to dampen expectations for a team seeking a fourth-straight playoff appearance. There’s been little turnover on coach Sean Payton’s staff and...

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, throws a pass during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Drew Brees to donate $5M to support Louisiana health care

Jul. 28, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout Louisiana. Drew Brees and Brittany Brees appeared in a video posted to the NFL player's Instagram account Monday revealing the partnership between the...