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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Tampa Bay Rays 4 (56-59) - Chicago Cubs 3 (49-64) 10 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 12 (66-49) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (61-53)

New York Mets 5 (55-61) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (52-64)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (62-53) - San Diego Padres 1 (52-62)

Miami Marlins 2 (56-59) - Cincinnati Reds 1 (59-57)

Detroit Tigers 5 (63-50) - Toronto Blue Jays 4 (61-56)

New York Yankees 10 (61-54) - Cleveland Indians 6 (57-59) 

Kansas City Royals 4 (61-53) - San Francisco Giants 2 (62-54)

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (64-52) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (66-51)

Atlanta Braves 7 (59-56) - Washington Nationals 6 (62-52)

Houston Astros 4 (48-68) - Texas Rangers 3 (45-70)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (50-66) - Colorado Rockies 3 (45-70)

Oakland Athletics 6 (71-44) - Minnesota Twins 5 (51-63)

Seattle Mariners 4 (61-54) - Chicago White Sox 1 (55-62)

Boston Red Sox 4 (51-64) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (67-48)

NFL Preseason: Atlanta Falcons 16 (1-0) - Miami Dolphins 10 (0-1)

Jacksonville Jaguars 16 (1-0) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 (0-1)

Buffalo Bills 20 (1-0) - Carolina Panthers 18 (0-1)

Minnesota Vikings 10 (1-0) - Oakland Raiders 6 (0-1)

New Orleans Saints 26 (1-0) - St. Louis Rams 24 (0-1) 

Chicago Bears 34 (1-0) - Philadelphia Eagles 28 (0-1)

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Guard Carl Nicks Parts Ways with Bucs

Guard Carl Nicks Parts Ways with Bucs

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) --Offensive guard Carl Nicks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mutually agreed to part ways Friday.

The two-time Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal in 2012 with the team but has been dealing with ailments that have allowed him to play in only nine games the last two seasons.

"I'd like to thank the Buccaneers organization for working with me as I have attempted to get myself back on the football field," Nicks said in a statement. "However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family, as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The 29-year-old Nicks has played in six NFL seasons, including four with New Orleans where he won a Super Bowl.                                          Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Saints Safety Jairus Byrd to Undergo Back Surgery

Saints Safety Jairus Byrd to Undergo Back Surgery

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- One of highest-profile free agents this off-season is set to undergo back surgery as New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd is set to go under the knife.

Saints head coach Sean Payton said that Byrd will probably miss all of OTA's as well as minicamps over the next month.

"This is something after the doctors looked at it, and the specialists out in [Los Angeles] looked at it, [they] felt this was one scenario that would kind of take care of it rather than try to [keep managing it]," Payton said of Byrd's surgery. "If it was during the season, you wouldn't go through the procedure. You would treat it symptomatically then."

Byrd is a three-time Pro Bowl player, and is one of the best at his position. Earlier in the off-season, the Saints signed Byrd to a six-year deal worth $54 million, with $20.03 million of that guaranteed.

The 27-year-old Byrd spent all five seasons of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills before signing with the Saints.

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Bailey Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Saints

Bailey Agrees to Two-Year Deal with SaintsKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they agreed to a two-year deal with 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the deal can be worth a maximum of $7 million...

Jairus Byrd to Sign with Saints

Jairus Byrd to Sign with SaintsDoug PensingerGetty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Saints didn't waste any time at the start of free agency, agreeing to a six-year contract with free agent safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd, who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, will receive...

ESPN: Saints to Cut Running Back Darren Sproles

ESPN: Saints to Cut Running Back Darren SprolesStacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL can be a harsh business sometimes, and the New Orleans Saints are finding out first hand. According to ESPN, the team plans to cut running back Darren Sproles if they're unable to trade him. The 30-year-ol...

Saints Place Franchise Tag on Graham

Saints Place Franchise Tag on GrahamChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Jimmy Graham has been given the franchise tag...but for what position? The New Orleans Saints placed the designation on Graham expecting to pay him like a tight end, but Graham may argue that he should be pay...

Saints Cut Four Defensive Players

Saints Cut Four Defensive PlayersStacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRE, La.) -- With the team hampered by salary cap restraints, the New Orleans Saints have decided to cut four core members of their defense in linebacker Jonathan Vilma, cornerback Jabari Greer, defensive end Will Smith, a...

Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham Hoping to Avoid the Franchise Tag

Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham Hoping to Avoid the Franchise TagChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After dominating his position in recent years, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is set to cash in for his recent production, but is hoping for a long-term deal rather than settle for the franchise tag. ...

Seahawks Fly Into NFC Championship Game

Seahawks Fly Into NFC Championship GameChristian Petersen/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- In a windy and rainy contest, the Seattle Seahawks did what they do best; win at home. The NFC's top seed withstood both the elements and a late rally by New Orleans to advance into the NFC Championship Game ...

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/11/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NFL Playoffs - NFC Divisional Game: Seattle Seahawks 23 (13-3) - New Orleans Saints 15 (11-5) AFC Divisional Game: New England Patriots 43 (12-4) - Indianapolis Colts 22 (11-5) College Basketball: (2) Syracuse 57 (...

Harvin to Play Against Saints

Harvin to Play Against SaintsNFL via Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- When the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints in their NFC Divisional playoff matchup, they will have an added weapon in wide receiver Percy Harvin. The five-year veteran said after Thursday's practice that he w...

Graham Leads Saints Over Eagles, 26-24 in NFC wild-card game

Graham Leads Saints Over Eagles, 26-24 in NFC wild-card game Stacy Revere/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Saints kicker Shayne Graham nailed a 32-yard field goal with no time remaining to give New Orleans (12-5) a 26-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) on Saturday night in the NFC wild card game. Graha...

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/4/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NFL Playoffs: AFC Wild-Card Round:  Indianapolis Colts 45  - Kansas City Chiefs 44 NFC Wild-Card Round: New Orleans Saints 26 - Philadelphia Eagles 24 NBA:  Miami Heat 110 (25-8) - Orlando Magic 94 ...

Sean Payton Prepares for Foles and Eagles

Sean Payton Prepares for Foles and EaglesHannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints are hoping to get in the win column on the road in the playoffs as they prepare for Saturday's NFC Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Headed into Saturday, the Saints are 0...

Saints Won’t Be Scoreboard Watching on Sunday

Saints Won’t Be Scoreboard Watching on SundayDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La) -- The New Orleans Saints (10-5) are looking to secures their fourth playoff berth in five seasons on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11). If the Saints win and the Carolina Panthers lose aga...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/22/13Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Cincinnati Bengals 42 (10-5) - Minnesota Vikings 14 (4-10-1) Denver Broncos 37 (12-3) - Houston Texans 13 (2-13) Tennessee Titans 20 (6-9) - Jacksonville Jaguars 16 (4-11) Indianapolis Colts 23 (10-5) - Kansas City...

Panthers Top Saints, 17-13, Clinch Playoff Berth

Panthers Top Saints, 17-13, Clinch Playoff BerthStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Cam Newton hit Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left to give the Panthers (11-4) a 17-13 win over the Saints (10-5) on Sunday. The win also clinched a playoff berth and the only thing that stands between an ...

Saints Cut Garrett Hartley

Saints Cut Garrett HartleyAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(METAIRE, La.) -- Kicker Garrett Hartley was cut by the New Orleans Saints Tuesday.The 27-year-old Hartley has spent his entire six-year career with New Orleans. He made the game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime of ...

Saints Storm Panthers, Take Charge of NFC South

Saints Storm Panthers, Take Charge of NFC SouthChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints took a big step towards securing a division title by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-13 on Sunday night. Both teams entered the game tied atop the NFC South standings. After falling be...

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