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Saints break Week 1 curse with last-second 58-yard field goal – New Orleans Saints Blog

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints finally broke their Week 1 curse in the most improbable fashion imaginable: A 58-yard field goal by Wil Lutz as time expired for a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans -- just 37 seconds after they had lost the lead by allowing a two-play, 75-yard touchdown drive.It was the longest field goal in the final 10 seconds of a season opener since
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Blindsided: Texans’ Deshaun Watson sacked six times in opener – Houston Texans Blog

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS -- The Houston Texans thought they had greatly improved the offensive line when they traded for left tackle Laremy Tunsil less than two weeks ago.But after allowing an NFL-high 62 sacks last season, the line allowed six on quarterback Deshaun Watson in their 30-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.The Saints had 11 quarterback hits, and Watson had two lengthy stints in the blue
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Brady meets with AB, says plenty of work ahead

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady and Antonio Brown spent part of Monday together, taking the initial steps toward building more on-field chemistry."Antonio, meeting him today, I really enjoyed being around him," Brady said in his weekly Westwood One interview that aired Monday night. "He's a very smart football player, knows how to play the game. He's been extremely productive."But Brady said that alone won't be enough for them to
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LSU locker room lacking A/C at Texas

[ad_1] LSU's victory on the road against Texas on Saturday night came without the benefit of an air-conditioned visitors locker room, according to Tigers coach Ed Orgeron.Speaking with reporters Monday about the 45-38 win, Orgeron said he was tipped off to the lack of air conditioning by Louisiana Tech, which played at Texas a week earlier, and brought fans as a supplement."It wasn't great, but it was better. At least
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NFL speaks with OBJ about wearing watch

[ad_1] CLEVELAND -- The NFL has spoken with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch during Sunday's game.The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch -- worth over $250,000 -- during his debut with Cleveland, which was rolled 43-13 by the Tennessee Titans.Beckham, who came to Cleveland in a March trade from the New York Giants, caught seven passes for 71 yards in his first action for
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WNBA playoffs 2019 — Who will survive first-round elimination games?

[ad_1] 10:25 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.As the top four seeds in the 2019 WNBA playoffs, the Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks and Las Vegas Aces can sit back and watch as the first round opens.The first of Wednesday's single-elimination games features
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Vols’ homemade T-shirt design seeing brisk sales

[ad_1] A Florida boy bullied for wearing a homemade Tennessee T-shirt during his school's "college colors day" got such an overwhelming amount of support after his story went viral that the university decided to step in too.Not only did departments across campus donate items for his entire elementary school class, but also his original Tennessee design is now featured on a special T-shirt for sale through the VolShop.Tyra Haag, director
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R.I. man charged with Patriots-related threat

[ad_1] A Rhode Island man with what police called an "intense dislike" of the New England Patriots has been charged with threatening a shooting at Gillette Stadium before the team's regular-season opener Sunday night.Tobias Gray, 44, appeared in a Rhode Island court Monday, wearing a New York Giants jersey, on a fugitive-from-justice charge and an unrelated domestic assault charges.The East Providence man agreed to waive extradition to Massachusetts, where he
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Swann resigns after 3-year stint as Trojans AD

[ad_1] Lynn Swann has resigned as USC's athletic director, university president Carol L. Folt announced in a letter Monday.In the letter addressed to the "Trojan Community," Folt said Swann's resignation is effective immediately and called him "a leader on and off the field at USC for nearly five decades."Folt, who was hired in March, said the fact that she's putting together a new leadership team at the university led to
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Big Papi surprises fans with 1st pitch at Fenway

[ad_1] David Ortiz made a surprise appearance at Fenway Park Monday night for the first time since he was shot in a botched assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic in June.Ortiz, a beloved figure among the Boston Red Sox faithful, got a standing ovation before throwing out the first pitch before the game against the New York Yankees.Ortiz, introduced on the loudspeaker as a symbol of "resilience, strength, triumph,