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NEW ORLEANS — It appears that running back Mark Ingram’s career with the New Orleans Saints is over.,Kamara was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year two years ago and was even more productive last season as Ingram missed the first four games of the season while suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.,Ingram, who had the only 1,000-yard rushing seasons of his eight-year career in 2016 and 2017, had just 645 rushing yards while Kamara had 883 rushing yards in addition to catching 81 passes for 709 yards.,In 2017, Ingram and Kamara were the first teammates to each have 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.,Murray rushed for 788 yards in his last season in Oakland, 842 in his first season in Minnesota and 578 last season. read more

UPDATE (Friday, 1:48 p.m.): ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Patriots owner Robert Kraft is “not the biggest name involved" in the Jupiter, Fla. sex sting.,New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with “soliciting prostitution” as part of “sex sting operation” in Florida.,According to Treasure Coast Newspapers (via USA Today), Kraft is facing two counts for “paying for sexual services at Orchids of Asia Day Spa” in Jupiter, Fla.,Kraft also has been a regular visitor to Trump National Golf Club Mar-a-Lago, which is about 30 minutes from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla.,The 77-year-old Kraft is less than one month removed from celebrating his sixth Super Bowl title.

Susan Schmolke is a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and still smarting over their loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series.She was looking forward to the Rams facing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday and winning back a championship for the city.The Red Sox win is still fresh.,A longtime fan, she was excited that the team, which played in St. Louis from 1994 until 2016, had made it to the Super Bowl just three years after its return to Los Angeles.Its a win even just getting here, Schmolke said.,If you follow a team, you should stay with them.Yolanda Ramirez, 42, another longtime Rams fan, echoed similar sentiments.Of course Im sad, she said after Sundays loss, but at the same time, at least we went all the way to the Super Bowl.,He said he and his wife drove from El Paso to watch the game here.He said Rams fans should be proud of what the team accomplished this year, despite the loss.We came all the way from Texas to celebrate with local Rams fans, Larry Agilar said.,We came a long way in a short time, and Im proud of our team we were in the Super Bowl.Agilar wasnt the only one who traveled across the country to watch the game in Los Angeles.Paige Cayon said she flew from Chicago to watch the game with her husband, a corporate pilot who was in California for business and is born and bred Boston.

The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in franchise history, defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII 13-3.,You know it was an unbelievable year.,Its unbelievable to win this game.,The defense played their best game of the year.,The final score was the lowest in Super Bowl history.

At the risk of being one of those “back-in-my-day,” trouser-hiking curmudgeons, the sports landscape I left as a high schooler and the one that exists today are as different as the hype surrounding super game I and super game LIII . . . see?,Certainly some of the programs at area high schools are solid and a few even very strong, dare I say, perennial playoff contenders.,And before we get any further along, this is in no way a knock on the coaches or athletes at any of the four Fairfield high schools.,In comparison to the – I’m going to guess somewhere upwards of hundreds – of businesses supporting local youth leagues and high schools decades ago, teams today have to scrape together what little funding they can to keep their teams afloat.,The change is that high school teams are the parent club, anchored in a community like a pro team and supported by youth teams like minor leagues.

The Patriots and Rams are evenly matched, and the outcome of Super Bowl LIII will likely hinge on the games within the game.,Stream the Patriots-Rams in Super Bowl LIII on CBSSports.com.,CBS Boston’s Dan Roche and CBS Los Angeles’s Kevin Cuenca join us to help answer four questions about the matchup:

What specific matchup could decide the Patriots-Rams Super Bowl?,How similar will the Patriots-Rams Super Bowl LIII matchup be to their last Super Bowl matchup in 2002?,Their answers certainly shed light on what promises to be an exciting Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta this Sunday on CBS. read more

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Super Bowl LIII will kick off in Atlanta, where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will square off, reprising Super Bowl XXVI.,The 2019 Super Bowl kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.,Coverage on CBS starts at 11:30 a.m. with That Other Pregame Show, followed by Road to the Super Bowl from 12 p.m. until 1:00.,Tony Goes to the Super Bowl, featuring CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo, will air from 1 p.m. until 2:00, when The Super Bowl Today pregame show airs until kickoff.,For the first time ever, Meredes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will host the Super Bowl.

Sports bars across Macomb County were filled Sunday with fans munching on hot chicken wings, drinking cold beer and enjoying the spectacle known as Super Bowl LIII.,+2 

Debbie Graham was multi-tasking during the Super Bowl, shooting some pool while keep track of the game.,She said the club received word Saturday that a few more people were coming up to Kapone's for the Super Bowl, so she and her staff stayed after closing Saturday to prepare.,DAVE ANGELL -- FOR THE MACOMB DAILY  read more

The Los Angeles Rams’ overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in the National Football Conference championship on Jan. 20 was arguably the franchise’s biggest moment in nearly two decades.,But it wasn’t even the most-viewed football game in Los Angeles that day.,More Angelinos watched the New England Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs.