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Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Oct. 27, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall as a hurricane just north of the ancient Mayan...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after diving over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints' season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. In each of the previous three seasons, the Saints overcame some early season adversity and swept all of their October games en route to an NFC South crown. For a fourth straight season,...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles past New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport as offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) blocks in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Bridgewater nearly sinks Saints in return to Superdome

Oct. 25, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater took a sack when he could least afford to late in the fourth quarter against the Saints. It was about the only mistake he made in his return to New Orleans a year after going 5-0 as the Saints' starter in place of then-injured Drew Brees. It also was the moment he and...

El quarterback Drew Brees (9), de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, lanza bajo presiĆ³n en el duelo de la NFL ante los Panthers de Carolina, en Nueva Orleans, el domingo 25 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Brees' clutch precision lifts Saints past Panthers, 27-24

Oct. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees' veteran savvy and enduring skill as a passer were enough for the Saints to overcome the loss of two top receivers in the past few days. Brees completed 80.6% of his passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and the 41-year-old rushed for a 1-yard score to lead New Orleans to a...

Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

Oct. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the two newest cases in Jefferson Parish, a ninth grader...

McCormick runs for 3 TDs, leads UTSA past La. Tech 27-26

Oct. 25, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for three second-half touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. McCormick, who entered with a nation-leading 702 yards rushing, finished with 165 yards on 37 carries. UTSA (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) broke a six-game losing...

LSU quarterback TJ Finley (11) throws against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley was a picture of poise and decisiveness, unfazed by the prospect of making his college debut or anything South Carolina's defense tried to do. Finley passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns, Trey Palmer scored on a 93-yard, sideline-to-sideline kickoff return...

Rockette, Baker spark South Alabama past UL-Monroe

Oct. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Devin Rockette returned an interception a school-record 95 yards to open scoring early, Kawaan Baker hauled in six passes for 154 yards with three touchdowns and South Alabama walloped Louisiana-Monroe 38-14 on a hot and humid Saturday night. The win was a second straight for South...

Army accepts bid to Independence Bowl

Oct. 24, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

Army has accepted a bid to play in the Independence Bowl, becoming the first team in the country to gain a spot in the postseason. West Point announced the bid after the Black Knights beat Mercer on Saturday to improve to 6-1. Army is slated to face a Pac-12 Conference foe in the Shreveport, Louisiana bowl game....

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA football game against Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)

No. 25 Coastal Carolina minus injured starting QB McCall

Oct. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — No. 25 Coastal Carolina will play its first game as a ranked team without starting quarterback Grayson McCall. The team said the freshman would miss the game with Gerogia Southern on Saturday because of an upper body injury. Backup and former starter Fred Payton will open at...