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Hurricane Katrina: Beyond The Breach

A summer in search of saints, sinners and lost souls in the New Orleans that Katrina left behind.

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McFadden makes most of playing time

Darren McFadden looked much improved Saturday, rushing for 37 yards on four carries. What does that mean for his standing on the Cowboys' RB depth chart?

Patterson returns kickoff 107 yards for TD (0:30)
Jen Welter Conversation (3:43)
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Mangold helps end crime spree with 911 call

Jets center Nick Mangold threw his most memorable block of the summer at his home in New Jersey, stopping burglars from breaking into his car and helping end a crime spree in his neighborhood.

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QB Meyer leads San Jose to 4th ArenaBowl win

Erik Meyer led San Jose to its fourth ArenaBowl victory, throwing four touchdown passes and running for two more scores in the SaberCats' 68-47 win over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday night.

Tate's 62-yard TD catch (0:30)


New Orleans Saints @saints

Sean Payton has a 'Katrina X' written in chalk on his shirt in honor of the 10-year anniversary #Katrina10

ICYMI: Beltway rivals scuffle in preseason

Ravens' WR Steve Smith Sr. and Redskins' CB Chris Culliver were ejected after a brawl as Washington cruised past Baltimore 31-13.


Hoyer in the saddle in Houston

Brian Hoyer is making his first start since being named the Texans' Week 1 starter, as Houston visits New Orleans today. Follow live

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Drew Brees to limit action Sunday

The Saints QB is only expected to play a handful of snaps today against the Texans. But if he can bounce back from an off year in 2014, he could be a top fantasy option again. He's currently 5th in Matthew Berry's QB rankings. Play for free

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Browns coach Mike Pettine on conference call today, re: McCown: "He is a guy that came in and took hold of the job and hasn’t let go of it"

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Saints DE Will Smith here today, chatting with CB Keenan Lewis pregame. Smith doing some media appearances as one of the Saints who went though Katrina and recovery 10 years ago.

Dez to sit out preseason finale

Dez Bryant didn't play Saturday and won't play in next week's preseason finale. Do you still feel confident enough in Dez to draft him early in fantasy football even though he hasn't taken a snap in the preseason? Play for free

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans DE JJ Watt didn't discriminate. He threw passes to kids in Saints jerseys too -- some in the upper deck -- while mingling with fans pregame in the Superdome.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans DE JJ Watt just took a walk around Superdome pregame looking for Texans fans in crowd and playing catch with them.

Seahawks struggling on offense

In three preseason games, Russell Wilson and the first-team offense have been on the field for 12 possessions. The results? Seven punts, four field goals and a turnover. Coach Pete Carroll says: "We're all a little bit frustrated with it." More Lynch should help

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Packers can't afford serious Cobb injury

Green Bay already lost WR Jordy Nelson to a knee injury and Randall Cobb left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury: "You can never replace both of them," ESPN's Mark Dominik said.


New team, same 'ol Rex

Bills coach Rex Ryan announced that he will make a decision on his starting quarterback Sunday, but he won't publicly reveal who it is. "For Rex, it's Rex," Mark Dominik said.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

After going back and studying the game film, three Dolphins sacks on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Saturday came on four-man rushes. That is impressive by Miami's defensive line.

QB coach sees 1 play, knows Romo's ready

A pirouette out of trouble in the pocket followed by a TD strike across the middle is all Cowboys' QB coach Wade Wilson needs to see from Tony Romo. "He’s done it his whole career,” Wilson said. Ready for 2015

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