Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a 19-17 preseason victory

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. Whitaker, a Philadelphia

Le’Veon Bell won’t play in the preseason

Le'Veon Bell didn't play at all last year, and he won't play at all until the start of the regular season. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com, Jets coach Adam Gase said Sunday that the veteran running back would not play in the preseason. The Jets signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal

Chargers All-Pro safety James to have surgery on right foot

Coach Anthony Lynn said Sunday after Los Angeles' 19-17 exhibition loss to New Orleans on Sunday that James has opted for surgery after receiving more evaluations the past couple days. James would likely be placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, meaning he could not be activated

Teddy Bridgewater played despite illness

Fans who paid for tickets to Sunday afternoon's game in Los Angeles probably were sick after watching mostly backups play. Philip Rivers and Drew Brees were among the stars who watched from the sideline. That left Teddy Bridgewater to start for the Saints. He nearly didn't and probably shouldn

Chris Clark carted off with air cast

Saints offensive tackle Chris Clark signed last week. He was carted off with an air cast on his right leg Sunday. Clark, 35, was injured with 1:14 left in the first half. He was attempting to block defensive linemen Jerry Tillery, who sacked Taysom Hill before rolling into the back of Clark's leg

Sterling Shepard sheds non-contact jersey

Sterling Shepard no longer is wearing the yellow non-contact jersey, having ditched it for Sunday's practice. It is another step in Shepard's return from a fractured left thumb, even if the Giants receiver didn't think it was a big deal. “I didn’t think the yellow jersey was doing much anyway