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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana sports news from The Associated Press

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll still have a job with the Saints for Week 1 of the regular season.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma finally gets a chance to live up to the hype. The Sooners' opener today at home against Louisiana Tech offers the fourth-ranked Sooners a chance to move to the next chapter. Louisiana Tech went 4-8 last season in Skip Holtz's first year, and he knows he'll have a major challenge to start his second.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and wife Brittany have named their baby girl, Rylen Judith Brees. WVUE-TV reports the name was announced publicly Thursday during the CST broadcast of the Saints' final preseason game.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as a matchup between two fairly even programs But Mississippi State will be the favorite when it hosts Southern Miss today at newly renovated Davis Wade Stadium.

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