Tiger Tracks to Feature Football Opener, ‘Move-In Day’

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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, begins its fifth season at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday on Cox Sports Television.

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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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High-profile LSU targets Antonio Blakeney, Noah Dickerson shine at Global Challenge

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Two prep players at the top of the LSU basketball coaches’ recruiting wish list played big roles for the USA South tea at the 2014 Nike

Global Challenge, which concluded on Saturday.

Shooting guard Antonio Blakeney from Orlando was the South’s leading scorer in the four games with 19 points a game as he shot 43.1% from the floor (31 of 72) and 11-of-15 from the free-throw line. Blakeney struggled from outside the 3-point arc, hitting

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Two Weeks Until Opener, Football Shows Progress

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BATON ROUGE – LSU held its first full-scale scrimmage of training camp here Saturday as the 13th-ranked Tigers touched on nearly every phase of the game with a 125-play workout in Tiger Stadium.

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Warren Easton’s Tyron Johnson named to preseason All-American team

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Warren Easton wide receiver Tyron Johnson was named to the 2014 NationalHSFootball.com Preseason All-American Team.

Johnson, a 6-foot, 175-pound wideout, is the top-ranked prospect on the

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Nifty 50.

Last season Johnson hauled in 87 passes for 1,433 yards and 17 touchdowns on a loaded Warren Easton squad. He’s considered the top target on one of New Orleans’ most prolific offenses again in 2014. He’s ranked at the No. 1 receiver in

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Browns give Hoyer another start over Manziel

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Brian Hoyer will start Monday’s preseason game at Washington, the second time the Cleveland Browns have gone with the veteran quarterback over popular rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel.

Hoyer, who has four career starts and went 3-0 with the Browns last season, has been splitting first-team practice reps with Manziel this week.

The Browns plan to name a starter for the regular-season opener before their third preseason game, putting plenty of weight on this week’s performance. Neither player excelled in the preseason opener at Detroit last week.

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New Orleans Zephyrs fall short in 12 innings against Tacoma

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Justin Smoak broke a 12th inning tie with an RBI double, and the Tacoma Rainiers added an insurance run en route to a 9-8 win over

the New Orleans Zephyrs on Thursday night.

Xavier Avery led off the 12th by drawing a walk against Edgar Olmos. Following a sacrifice bunt, Smoak ripped a double into the left field corner to put the Rainiers on top, and scored one out later on a single by John Hicks,

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Football Completes Abbreviated Scrimmage

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BATON ROUGE – LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team's first visit to the venue since reporting to camp.

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Student-Athlete Media Training: The LSU Way

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The following feature was written by Ron Higgins, NOLA.com/The Times Picayune's LSU columnist.

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Overturned call due to illegal block at plate helps Giants to beat White Sox, 7-1 (plus other MLB scores)

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because

Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco, and San Francisco went on to beat the White Sox 7-1 on Wednesday.

With out in the seventh, Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu fielded Joe Panik’s broken-bat grounder to easily throw out Blanco. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the play, and umpires

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