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

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, cornerback Champ Bailey enters the final game of the 2014 preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill in the Saints' secondary. Because of a foot injury early in training camp, he's appeared in only a portion of one exhibition game for New Orleans.

ATLANTA (AP) - Long an also-ran in the mighty Southeastern Conference, Mississippi is looking like a school no longer content with the status quo. First, the No. 18 Rebels must get by a team that knows a thing or two about busting up the establishment. Ole Miss opens the season Thursday night against Boise State, long known as the BCS Buster.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne joined IndyCar president Mark Miles and other government officials for a formal announcement of the event Wednesday at NOLA Motorsports Park, which will host the race.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Four quarterbacks could be in play in the season opener Saturday night between two power conference programs. Wisconsin meets LSU in Houston in a prime-time matchup.

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