06:45 Sportscast July 25, 2014

The 2014 NFL season gets underway today for the Black and Gold as they hold their first training camp practice at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The New Orleans defense made great strides last year, but Coach Sean Payton says there’s still room for improvement, especially when it comes to turnovers…:
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Tight end Jimmy Graham will be on the field with his teammates for the first time since the playoff loss to Seattle.

The New Orleans Pelicans announce they’ve signed guard Jimmer Fredette and center Patric Young. Fredette has a career average 6.9 points and 1.9 assists in 14.6 minutes per game over three seasons with the Sacramento and Chicago. Young averaged 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game with the University of Florida.

The Saints are settling into their temporary West Virginia home for the start of  training camp. Matthew Doyle has the story…:
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The annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is underway and thousands of people are expected descend on coastal town to enjoy the festivities. Anglers from across the area will compete to see who can catch the biggest fish in a number of categories. Property tax clerk for the town of Grand Isle, Bonnie Pizani (piz-annie), says there’s a lot more going on than just fishing…:
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Grand Isle bills the rodeo, which runs through Saturday, as “the oldest fishing tournament in the United States”.

In the MLB today former LSU star right-hander Kevin Gausman will start on the mound for the Baltimore Orioles when they take on the Seattle Mariners today.