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NFL: New Orleans 23, Atlanta 17

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 357 passing yards and the New Orleans defense dominated down the stretch Sunday in the Saints' season-opening 23-17 win over Atlanta.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Houston 23

HOUSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Andy Tanner hauled down a pair of TD passes Sunday and the New Orleans Saints stayed unbeaten in the pre-season with a 31-23 win over Houston.

NFL: New Orleans 28, Oakland 20

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees completed 14-of-18 throws for 202 yards and a touchdown Friday in leading New Orleans to a 28-20 decision over Oakland.

NFL: New Orleans 17, Kansas City 13

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Preston Parker caught two touchdown passes Friday and New Orleans welcomed back Coach Sean Payton with a 17-13 exhibition victory over Kansas City.
Tiger Woods back on top of Forbes top sports earnings list

Tiger Woods back on top of Forbes top sports earnings list

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Golfer Tiger Woods, paid more than $78 million in the last year, has regained the No. 1 position in Forbes magazine's list of the world's highest-paid athletes.

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Flacco signs NFL's richest contract ... Gonzaga takes No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame ... First-time winners jump in golf rankings... Sports news from United Press International.
Flacco signs NFL's richest contract

Flacco signs NFL's richest contract

OWINGS MILLS, Md., March 4 (UPI) -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed a new contract Monday, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

NFL: New England 28, Miami 0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Stevan Ridley scored twice and Tom Brady threw a TD pass for the 48th straight game Sunday in the New England Patriots' 28-0 shutout of Miami.

NFL: Carolina 44, New Orleans 38

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- DeAngelo Williams set a club record with 210 rushing yards and scored twice Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' season-ending 44-38 win over New Orleans.

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Report: Payton agrees to deal with Saints ... Virginia Tech downs Rutgers in OT ... Wizards record rare victory ... Brooklyn hands Charlotte 17th straight loss ... Sports news from United Press International.

Report: Payton agrees to deal with Saints

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Sean Payton has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, a team spokesman said Friday night.

NFL: New Orleans 34, Dallas 31 (OT)

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Garrett Hartley booted a 20-yard field goal in overtime and the New Orleans Saints turned back a Dallas comeback Sunday, beating the Cowboys 34-31.

NFL: New Orleans 41, Tampa Bay 0

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 307 passing yards and hurled four touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 41-0 dismantling of Tampa Bay.

NFL: New York Giants 52, New Orleans 27

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Eli Manning completed four scoring passes and David Wilson rushed for a career-best 100 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 52-27 pounding of New Orleans.

NFL: Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan directed Atlanta to an early 17-point lead Thursday and the Falcons ended the record streak of Drew Brees in downing New Orleans 23-13.

NFL: San Francisco 31, New Orleans 21

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Colin Kaepernick accounted for touchdowns through the air and on the ground Sunday, propelling the San Francisco 49ers to a 31-21 decision over New Orleans.

Baltimore's Reed suspended 1 game

BALTIMORE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game for repeatedly violating player safety rules, the NFL said Monday.

NFL: New Orleans 38, Oakland 17

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Drew Brees hurled three TD passes Sunday and the once-struggling New Orleans Saints reached the .500 mark with a 38-17 thumping of Oakland.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Atlanta 27

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Marques Colston caught his 55th career TD pass Sunday and the New Orleans Saints made two late defensive stops to preserve their 31-27 win over Atlanta.

NFL: New Orleans 28, Philadelphia 13

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Brees tossed a pair of touchdown passes en route to 239 yards Monday and the New Orleans Saints handled struggling Philadelphia 28-13.

NFL: Denver 34, New Orleans 14

DENVER, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning hurled three TD passes and Willis McGahee ran for 122 yards with a score Sunday in the Denver Broncos' 34-14 dismantling of New Orleans.
Polamalu is NFL's best-liked, fans say

Polamalu is NFL's best-liked, fans say

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A survey of football fans named Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu the NFL's best-like player.

NFL: New Orleans 35, Tampa Bay 28

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Drew Brees turned in a big first half Sunday, racking up four touchdown passes in staking the New Orleans Saints to a 35-28 victory over Tampa Bay.
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