US falls 1-0 to China in Wambach's final game

NEW ORLEANS — Abby Wambach threatened to score several times in the final game of her extraordinary career, but China shut out the World Cup... Read more

LSU edges Florida

BATON ROUGE, La. — Perhaps someone at Florida should have reminded first-year coach Jim McElwain about Les Miles’ propensity to gamble against the... Read more

No. 18 Auburn aims to boost credibility in clash with No. 13 LSU, Fournette

BATON ROUGE, La. — Auburn safety Rudy Ford, who has 24 tackles in two games, accepts the fact that maintaining such numbers is going to hurt a... Read more

Saints running back CJ Spiller expects to return soon, maybe against Buccaneers

METAIRIE, La. — Saints running back C.J. Spiller says he isn’t being coy when he declines to pinpoint when he’ll play in his first game this... Read more

Anthony Davis leads Pelicans past Spurs, into playoffs

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-... Read more

No. 4 Alabama beats No. 14 LSU, 20-13 in OT

BATON ROUGE, La. — Alabama quarterback Blake Sims figured out LSU’s swarming defense just in time for the Crimson Tide to deal the Tigers yet... Read more

Loew: MLS schedule helps US with World Cup fitness

RECIFE, Brazil — Germany coach Joachim Loew isn’t sure his team’s extra day of rest this week makes up for the months-long scheduling... Read more

Saints place franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club’s rights to its star tight... Read more

NFLPA, Vilma make more legal moves in bounty case

NEW ORLEANS — The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty... Read more

NFL denies appeals of bounty suspensions

NEW ORLEANS — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league’s bounty... Read more

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