Ready for Primetime: LSU Comes Back to Beat Badgers

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HOUSTON — No. 13 LSU overcame a 17-point deficit with 21 unanswered points in the second half to defeat No. 14 Wisconsin, 28-24, in front of a record crowd at NRG Stadium in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff late Saturday.

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Red-hot Nationals top Diamondbacks 1-0 to extend winning streak to 10 games, plus more MLB scores

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WASHINGTON — Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco’s throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak

to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Five of Washington’s last six wins have come in its final at-bat, and the streak is tied for the franchise record. Kansas City is the only other team to win 10 consecutive games this year.

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Eleven Tigers on Coaches’ Preseason Football Teams

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU placed a league-leading 11 representatives on the 2014 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the SEC announced Thursday.

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Hilliard Rushes for 100 Yards in Second Scrimmage

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BATON ROUGE – Kenny Hilliard continued to build on what has been an outstanding fall camp for the senior running back Tuesday as he rushed for 100 yards in LSU's second full-scale scrimmage of the preseason here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

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La Russa: Report of Gibson’s return ‘inaccurate’

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Struggling through a disappointing season, there was a report the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to retain Kirk Gibson as manager next year.

Not so fast, says Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.

Through a spokesperson Tuesday, La Russa said the USA Today report was inaccurate and that no decisions had been made.

La Russa cited comments made Monday, when he said, “I just think that at this point, we’re at Aug. 18, I’ve been around three months, I’ve observed a lot, talked to and met with a lot of people in the organization.

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Chris Carter’s three-run homer sends Houston Astros to 7-4 win over New York Yankees, plus more MLB scores

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to

a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Marwin Gonzalez knocked in two runs with a pinch-hit single, and the fourth-place Astros (53-73) won for the third time in four meetings with the Yankees this season.

Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, and Martin Prado had three

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Jairus Byrd returns to Saints’ practice field

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For the last week or so, a lot of people have been asking New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, “When will Jairus Byrd return to the practice field?”

He said when the doctors clear him.

Well, he was cleared and he’s finally back on the field — not just doing individual work — doing 11-on-11 team drills and hitting people pretty hard.

“Yeah, it felt good. Once I was cleared, like, I said all along, ‘They wanted to take it slow.

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LSU focusing on Wisconsin on Tuesday | Talkin’ Tigers

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Anticipation of LSU’s 2014 football season opener against Wisconsin has almost given way to playing the game on the field – 11 more days as of

Tuesday.

In today’s edition of Talkin’ Tigers, sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and LSU beat writer Jim Kleinpeter turn early attention to the Badgers, as will LSU in one final scrimmage as a team at 3:30 p.m.

Learn about the candidates in Wisconsin’s own quarterback battle, including one former safety

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Former Tulane receiver Ryan Grant scores touchdown in Washington Redskins’ preseason victory

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Former Tulane receiver Ryan Grant caught a game-high four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Washington Redskins’ 24-23 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

Grant hauled in a 14-yard pass from Washington backup quarterback Kirk Cousins in the third quarter.

He caught three passes for 37 yards in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the New England Patriots.

Read a full recap of the Monday’s game here.

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Football Ranked No. 13 in AP Preseason Poll

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BATON ROUGE — For the 14th-straight season, the LSU football team earned preseason top-25 recognition from the AP, as the writers' poll was released Sunday afternoon.

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Drew Brees says he plans to play when Saints travel to Indianapolis on Saturday

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to full participation in practice Sunday at the team’s headquarters in Metairie and promised that he would be 100

percent and play in the Saints’ third preseason game Saturday at Indianapolis.

Brees said there was “no doubt” he planned to play.

“Today was my first day to be full-go. I’ve been taking it very slow,” Brees said. “I wanted to make sure it was all good. I’m still not

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