Stories by Brett Martel

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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Harbaugh parents enjoying the Super Bowl ride

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh are spending Super Bowl week celebrating the good fortune of having two sons at the pinnacle of pro football.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Big Easy celebrates Super Bowl, resurrection

New Orleans isn't just celebrating its 10th Super Bowl this week. It's enjoying redemption.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Cardinals shock Gators in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — No. 22 Louisville stunned fourth-ranked Florida 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Saints' Vitt calls witnesses liars

METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday that witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints have lied about him and the organization ...
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Tagliabue overturns suspensions

NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue tossed out the suspensions of four players Tuesday and condemned the team for obstructing the investigation.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

49ers' defense too much for Saints

Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner each returned interceptions for touchdowns, a pass rush led by Aldon Smith sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended New Orleans' three-game winning streak.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Saints stop Falcons' run

Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback Jabari Greer made a diving, touchdown-saving pass breakup on a late fourth-down play, and New Orleans ...
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Goals are still intact for Tigers, Gamecocks

LSU kept alive its hopes for a national title with a win over South Carolina on Saturday. The Gamecocks championship dreams are dead yet, either.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Gamecocks facing huge road test

South Carolina travels to LSU to face the ninth-ranked Tigers, who haven't lost at home since 2009.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Saints are still winless

The New Orleans Saints were unable to protect an 18-point, third-quarter lead and lost to Kansas City 27-24 in overtime.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Rookie guides Redskins to upset

Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 40-32 win over New Orleans.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Aug 10, 2012

LSU kicks 'Honey Badger' off team

LSU has dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program for violating school and team rules.
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Drew Brees eager to face 'the unknown' with 2012 Saints

METAIRIE, La. - On Tuesday, as the New Orleans Saints reported for training camp, Drew Brees discussed his expectation that his team would rise to meet its own unusual set of challenges.
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bounty penalties stand

NEW ORLEANS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dufner ends drought with win

Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the Zurich Classic to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour.
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Louisiana police, FBI begin wiretapping probe into Saints GM

While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth ...
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Parcells unlikely to coach Saints

Bill Parcells is unlikely to become the New Orleans Saints' interim coach, according to multiple reports.
By Brett Martel

Friday, March 30, 2012

Saints coaches to appeal ruling

Saints coach Sean Payton is seeking relief from the NFL for his role in New Orleans' bounty system. And so is his assistant, Joe Vitt.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Saints dominate Lions

NEW ORLEANS - Record-shattering Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit ...
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Brees breaks record in win over Falcons

New Orleans clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
By Brett Martel
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