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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.
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Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees, top, and backups Chase Daniel, left bottom, and Mark Brunell ride a float in a parade through downtown New Orleans February 9, 2010, to celebrate the Saints' Super Bowl victory. Many of the city's Carnival organizations loaned the victory parade one of its signature floats. UPI/A.J. Sisco
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Drew Christopher Brees (pronounced /ˈbriːs/; born January 15, 1979) is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. He was also selected by voters to appear on the cover of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 11. Sports Illustrated named him as its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.

Brees was selected as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and led the Westlake High School football team to 16-0 record and state championship. As a high school football player, Brees completed 314 of 490 passes (64.1 percent) for 5,461 yards with 50 touchdowns including, in his senior season, 211 of 333 passes (63.4 percent) for 3,528 yards with 31 touchdowns. Westlake went 28-0-1 when Brees started for two seasons and beat Abilene Cooper High School 55-15 in the 1996 title game.

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