06:45 Sportscast August 21, 2015

As the Saints head to New Orleans for Saturday’s preseason matchup against the New England Patriots, they say goodbye to the Greenbriar. The team’s first three weeks of training camp were held at the resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The remainder of training camp will take place at the team’s headquarters in Metairie. The Greenbriar will now get ready to host the New Orleans Pelicans’ training camp from September 29th to October 2nd.

It does looks like the Saints’ may have dodged a bullet. Defensive end Akiem Hicks left Wednesday’s joint practice with the Patriots with an undisclosed injury. He was later able to leave the locker room under his own power. A team source says the injury is not considered serious and should be nothing to worry about. The nature of the injury was not disclosed.

In other NFC South news, Panthers’ wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the upcoming season because of a torn ACL. As a rookie last season he caught 73 passes and scored nine touchdowns.

Louisiana Tech has reached the mid point of fall camp. Coach Skip Holtz says several Bulldogs are sitting out because of bumps and bruises. One of those players is wide receiver Paul Turner, who has a broken nose. He should be back in action in a few days. Saturday the team will hold its fan fest at the Thomas Assembly Center beginning at 3PM.

UL-Lafayette has their annual Fall Fan Day set for this Sunday at the Cajundome. Ragin Cajun fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball players and coaches. You’ll also get the chance to get some free stuff. Fan Day starts at 5PM.

Detroit right hander Alfredo Simon threw a complete game one-hit shutout as the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 4-0. This was Simon’s first career shutout.

Tampa Bay right hander Chris Archer also threw a complete game one-hit shutout as the Rays topped the Astros 1-0.

Anthony Rizzo’s three-run homer in the third inning helped the Chicago Cubs drum the Atlanta Braves 7-1.