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Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

May. 25, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow. In the second and final charity...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Larry Warford (67) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the recent NFL draft. Warford's termination was announced by general manager Mickey Loomis on Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Saints cut 3-year starter, 3-time Pro Bowl guard Warford

May. 8, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford, whose termination was announced Friday by general...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game in San Diego. Miller was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, FIle)

Broncos' Von Miller says he's recovered from COVID-19

Apr. 30, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller tweeted Thursday night that he tested negative for the coronavirus two weeks after announcing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Got my results back. Im ‘negative’ for Covid-19,” Miller tweeted. Miller went public with his diagnosis on April...

En esta foto de archivo del 27 de octubre de 2019, el quarterback Jameis Winston de los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay se prepara para lanzar un pase durante un juego contra los Titans de Tennessee. El 28 de abril del 2020 firmó un año con los Saints de Nueva Orleans y será suplente de Drew Brees, después de que los Buccaneers permitieron que el quarterback entrara a la agencia libre restringida. (AP Foto/James Kenney, archivo)

Winston: Pursuit of Saints back-up role a sign of maturity

Apr. 29, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The reeducation of Jameis Winston is beginning with the New Orleans Saints. For now, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, 2015 top NFL draft choice and mercurial five-year starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers resembles an eager, enthusiastic and even humble student....

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says the NFC South “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised the stakes. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Brees, Brady give 'Quarterback South' top 2 all-time passers

Apr. 29, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn says the NFC South has earned a new moniker. The Atlanta Falcons coach notes the division “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised the stakes. “I think in this division, you had better be ready to bring it,” Quinn said. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)

AP source: Saints, Winston in 'advanced' negotiations

Apr. 26, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Winston and the Saints are in “advanced” talks, 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. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

For Saints, fewer was better in the 2020 draft

Apr. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis didn't want to invest draft choices in players who'd struggle to make a roster loaded with regulars from three straight division-winning seasons. After trading all of their picks in rounds four through seven, not to mention a...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Baun is a possible pick in the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Saints trade up twice in third round to take Baun, Trautman

Apr. 25, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints traded up twice in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night, moving up 14 spots to and take Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun 74th overall and trading back into the third round again to select Dayton tight end Adam Trautman 105th. “If we have a vision...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Column: NFL delivers draft when it matters most

Apr. 24, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

For a moment, at least, it looked like the NFL had made a late trade with the White House for Dr. Anthony Fauci to announce the 2020 draft picks. He didn’t, but Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs was ready in his white quarantine robe anyway. That wasn’t the only fashion statement made by Ruggs. After...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Cesar Ruiz reacts after being drafted by the New Orleans Saints during the first round of the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Saints take Michigan center Ruiz with 24th pick in NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints again invested their top available draft pick in offensive line talent, selecting Michigan center Cesar Ruiz with the 24th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-3, 307-pound Ruiz joins a unit that has all five starters returning, including...