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Seahawks still flawed but off to best start since 2013

Sep. 16, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the first time since their Super Bowl season of 2013, the Seattle Seahawks have started 2-0. The way they've gotten there still leaves questions about just how good they are. Yes, the last time Seattle was at this point it ended the year raising the championship trophy. Yes,...

Saints need Bridgewater to validate their effort to keep him

Sep. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton was on vacation this summer when he found out Teddy Bridgewater's agent was spending time on the same Bahamian island. So Payton arranged a meeting and Bridgewater wound up signing a $7.2 million contract to return to the club that traded for him in 2018, and be...

AP source: Saints' Brees has torn ligament in thumb

Sep. 16, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will...

Authorities searching for driver who dragged dog to death

Sep. 16, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

WILSON, La. (AP) — Deputies in a Louisiana parish are looking for a driver who dragged a leashed dog to death behind a car. News outlets report a citizen saw the dog being dragged Sunday afternoon along Louisiana highway 68 in Wilson and called the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jeff...

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns run over Texas Southern, 77-6

Sep. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for two touchdowns and Elijah Mitchell and Raymond Calais each ran for two more as Louisiana-Lafayette crushed Texas Southern, 77-6 in a nonconference contest on Saturday night. After losing its season opener at Mississippi State, 38-28, the Ragin' Cajuns now have won...

Louisiana Tech steamrolls Bowling Green 35-7

Sep. 14, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — J'Mar Smith tossed two touchdown passes, Jaqwis Dancy ran for two scores and Amik Robertson added a pick-6 to propel Louisiana Tech to a 35-7 romp over Bowling Green on Saturday. Smith completed 19 of 26 passes for the Bulldogs (2-1) for 267 yards. The Falcons came into the game...

Ealy leads Ole Miss past Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Sep. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy had flashes of brilliance in preseason practice and in limited appearances in his first two games. The true freshman had that much-anticipated breakout performance Saturday in a 40-29 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Ealy turned in 273 all-purpose yards, including a 94-yard...

Ole Miss avoids upset bid by Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Sep. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns and the Mississippi defense made a pair of game-saving stops on downs in the final six minutes as the Rebels defeated Southeastern Louisiana 40-29. Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and directed a pair of fourth quarter field goal drives that...

Ole Miss holds off Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Sep. 14, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns and the Mississippi defense made a pair of game-saving stops on downs in the final six minutes as the Rebels defeated Southeastern Louisiana 40-29. Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and directed a pair of fourth quarter field goal drives that...

Women recreate Homer Simpson's New Orleans gobble tour

Sep. 14, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson's gourmandizing tour of New Orleans, snarf for snarf, finger-wiggle for finger-wiggle. It took Janine Wiget of Zürich and Katrin von Niederhäusern who now lives in Stockholm, a week to duplicate the segment, which covers 54...