Lewis: Saints’ 2015 draft class getting passing grades

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 19:10 Written by
Obviously they’re not, as Sean Payton put it, “ready to be sent to Canton just yet,” but neither can the Saints’ 12 rookies be blamed for the team’s 1-3 start, other than the fact that there are so many of them. In fact, after all of the personnel snafus of the past few years (Stanley Jean-Batiste anyone?), the early observation is that this group of players is making solid contributions this season and has the…
Les Miles says 'probably a chance' DB Jalen Mills can play
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:53 Written by
LSU coach Les Miles said there is "probably a chance" injured defensive back Jalen Mills can play Saturday when LSU plays South Carolina in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Mills, a senior safety and nickel corner, hasn't played this season after suffering a fractured fibula two weeks before the season started.
Struggling Saints gaining hope from return of key veterans Featured
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:32 Written by
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Drew Brees made an unusual request on Wednesday, asking Saints coaches and trainers to leave his name off of the club's first required injury report of Week 5. Asked if he was sick of answering questions about his throwing shoulder, he responded, ''Yes, I am.
LSU team, not game location, of more concern to USC players Featured
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:13 Written by
South Carolina’s coaches and players are more concerned about actually playing LSU than where they play LSU. “No difference,” Gamecocks senior running back Brandon Wilds said in response to playing in Baton Rouge, La., rather than Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. “Same team.” And that team is undefeated, ranked No.
NBA's New Orleans Pelicans to bring tempo to Jacksonville in preseason game
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:10 Written by
Alvin Gentry promised to bring an up-tempo offense to New Orleans when he was hired last May as head coach. Friday night’s game at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will be the second of the preseason for the Pelicans, and it should be another significant step for a young team that’s trying to inject more energy in its personality.
Anthony Davis, starters won't see their normal amount of minutes until final two preseason games
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:04 Written by
Despite in a rush to get his players acclimated to his new offensive system, Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis and the rest of the New Orleans Pelicans' starters won't start drawing minutes similar to what they expect to get in the regular season until the final two preseason games.
Pelicans’ Chris Douglas-Roberts calmer after early years of anger
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:01 Written by
Chris Douglas-Roberts still is fiery. He just has less fury. The seventh-year swingman, who’s in camp with the New Orleans Pelicans on a two-year, non-guaranteed contract, still feels like he has something to prove in the NBA. But he takes a more mellow approach to proving it. “It’s just a different energy I have now,” Douglas-Roberts said Wednesday.
Ticket info and kickoff time announced for Saturday’s LSU-USC game Featured
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:52 Written by
A general view Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) × Ticket info and kickoff time announced for Saturday’s LSU-USC game A general view Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
LSU AD Joe Alleva: 'We want South Carolina to feel at home'
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:46 Written by
For the most part, LSU will take a 'proceed as usual' approach Saturday when South Carolina comes to Baton Rouge for a revised SEC football game. Athletic director Joe Alleva addressed the unique and rare change of venues on Wednesday, a few hours after news seeped out that the Gamecocks' home game had been move to Tiger Stadium for a 2:30 p.m.
College football notebook: LSU-South Carolina game moved to Baton Rouge Featured
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:39 Written by
South Carolina's home game against LSU on Saturday will be moved to Baton Rouge, La., because of intense flooding that ravaged the state last weekend. Related Preview: Miami (Fla.) at Florida StatePreview: TCU at Kansas StatePreview: Maryland at Ohio State

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