/ Aug 19, 2016

Sharper sentenced to over 18 years for rape

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors. One of Sharper's victims — the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing — ...

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

/ Apr 11, 2016

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District. ...

/ Mar 18, 2016

Saints sign Laurinaitis, Sanford

The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker James Laurinaitis and safety Jamarca Sanford to free-agent contracts. The Saints, who announced the moves Thursday, say Laurinaitis has signed for three years and Sanford for one year. The 29-year-old Laurinaitis, who starred at Ohio State, has played for ...

Lions hold on to beat Saints

/ Dec 22, 2015

Lions hold on to beat Saints

For all the arm talent Matthew Stafford has displayed in his seven NFL seasons, it was his efficiency and decision-making that sparked the Detroit Lions to a big lead and helped prevent them from squandering it. Stafford completed 22 of 25 passes for 254 yards ...

Panthers remain unbeaten

/ Dec 7, 2015

Panthers remain unbeaten

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers displayed composure in the clutch. That's what unbeaten teams do. Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 victory ...

/ Aug 31, 2015

Hoyer guides Texans past Saints

Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston's starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. All three Texans quarterbacks led scoring drives. Ryan Mallett, who ...