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Sean Payton seeing improvement

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says New Orleans' running game must get better and has been improving despite injuries.Although running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas have been injured, Payton says it's hard to blame the club's rushing woes on their absence…

Chat with LSU's 'Mike the Tiger'

Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 7 for the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded…

Six UNC players ineligible, 12 total to be held out vs. LSU

North Carolina lost before it even stepped on the plane this morning. A total of 15 players have either been declared ineligible or remain in limbo for Saturday's season opener against LSU for violations of school and/or NCAA rules, according to a…

Drew Brees' Super scenario

METAIRIE, La. -- Moments after the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl, quarterback Drew Brees carried his son, Baylen. Brees' wife, Brittany, carried a secret.Two days later, Brittany shared it with her husband...Read More

Hornets GM confident Paul staying put

NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul is staying put with the New Orleans Hornets -- at least for now.The Hornets' star guard did not request a trade Monday in his meeting with new coach Monty Williams and top team officials, general manager Dell Demps said.Demps, essentially in his first…

Exec: Hornets saying 'No deals for Paul'

The New Orleans Hornets prepared for their highly anticipated sitdown with star guard Chris Paulby turning away the latest flurry of trade calls from other teams, according to NBA front-office sources.Sources told ESPN.com that teams inquiring about Paul's availability in recent days --…

Chris Paul Is Staying Put With New Orleans -- Or Is He?

Chris Paul apparently will be staying with the New Orleans Hornets after all.  Just days after Paul was reportedly plotting his exit from the Big Easy, the team released a statement implying that things are just peachy between the Hornets and their franchise point…

Sources: Hornets to hire Demps as GM

The New Orleans Hornets have fought off the Phoenix Suns to hire San Antonio's Dell Demps as their next general manager. Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Demps and the Hornets reached an agreement Tuesday night on a deal that will install the Spurs' vice…