NFL: New Orleans 49, New York Giants 24

NFL: New Orleans 49, New York Giants 24

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and amassed 363 passing yards Monday in the New Orleans Saints' 49-24 victory over the New York Giants.

NFL: New Orleans 27, Tampa Bay 16

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Brees tossed a touchdown pass in his 36th straight game Sunday and the New Orleans Saints held on to beat Tampa Bay 27-16.

NFL: New Orleans 23, Jacksonville 10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New Orleans' Drew Brees went 31-for-44 through the air Sunday, gaining 351 yards for the Saints in their 23-10 victory over Jacksonville.

NFL: New Orleans 30, Chicago 13

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Drew Brees lit up the Bears' defense for 270 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, sparking the New Orleans Saints to a 30-13 victory over Chicago.
Saints' RB Chris Ivory has hernia surgery

Saints' RB Chris Ivory has hernia surgery

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints backfield got a little less crowded this week when Chris Ivory underwent hernia surgery.

NFL: San Diego 42, Tennessee 17

NASHVILLE, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Darren Sproles and LaDainian Tomlinson combined to score five touchdowns Friday, carrying the San Diego Chargers to a 42-17 blasting of Tennessee.

NFL: San Diego 30, Cleveland 23

CLEVELAND, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- San Diego took the lead on a touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Mike Tolbert Sunday and went on to down Cleveland 30-23, the Chargers' seventh straight win.

NFL: San Diego 37, Kansas City 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers passed for 268 yards with three touchdowns Sunday, leading the San Diego Chargers to a 37-7 win over Kansas City.
NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 20

NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 20

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- San Diego drove 89 yards, capped by Darren Sproles' 5-yard burst into the end zone on a draw with 18 seconds left Monday, to pull off a 24-20 win over Oakland.

NFL: San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17 (OT)

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Darren Sproles scored on a 22-yard run in overtime Saturday night to boost the San Diego Chargers to a 23-17 win over Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.

NFL: San Diego 18, Seattle 17

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Malcom Floyd caught a two-point conversion pass from Billy Volek in closing moments Monday to give San Diego an 18-17 pre-season victory over Seattle.

NFL: San Diego 31, Dallas 17

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jacob Hester scored two TDs and gained 49 yards on 13 carries Saturday night and the San Diego Chargers beat Dallas 31-17 in NFL pre-season action.
NFL's Darren Sproles advises on stuttering

NFL's Darren Sproles advises on stuttering

MEMPHIS, May 14 (UPI) -- San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles, who has struggled with stuttering, says playing professional football is easier than speaking.

Tomlinson, Rivers may miss AFC game

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Philip Rivers were listed Monday as questionable for Sunday's game against New England.

NFL: San Diego 51, Detroit 14

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson scored a pair of touchdowns and San Diego clinched the AFC West title Sunday in the Chargers' 51-14 pounding of the Detroit Lions.
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Darren Sproles
San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles carries the ball against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 2, 2005. The Chargers beat the Patriots 41-17, ending the Patriots' home game winning streak at 21 games.

Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American football running back who plays for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

He was named as Kick Returner for the San Diego Chargers 50 Greatest Chargers team.

Sproles attended Rolling Ridge Elementary, then Oregon Trail Junior High, followed by Olathe North High School, all in Olathe, Kansas. He has been conquering a speech impediment he has had since childhood. Sproles was a star in football, earning the name "Tank," after being born at 10 lb (4.5 kg). For two consecutive years, he was an All-Sunflower League honoree, All-Metro honoree, and an All-State selection. Additionally, he was twice named The Kansas City Star Player of the Year. As a senior, he was named the Kansas Hall of Fame Player of the Year and the USA Today Kansas Player of the Year. Throughout his high school career, Sproles rushed for 5,230 yards, averaging nearly 8.4 yards per carry and 79 touchdowns.

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