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The New Orleans Saints completed an overhaul of their special-teams coaching staff on Monday by announcing they have hired former Miami Dolphins coordinator Darren Rizzi.

Rizzi, 48, worked for three different head coaches during an impressive 10-year run in Miami. He interviewed for the Dolphins’ head-coaching job last month before the organization decided to hire Brian Flores instead.

The Saints, meanwhile, decided to move on from their trio of special-teams coaches — veteran Mike Westhoff, Bradford Banta and Kevin O’Dea — despite New Orleans’ improvement in many areas after coaxing Westhoff out of retirement as a midseason replacement in 2017.

Westhoff, who turned 71 last month, recently told NOLA.com that he had not decided yet whether he was going to come back in 2019. He now plans to retire and was “surprised and very disappointed” that the Saints decided to fire Banta and let O’Dea’s contract expire.

Westhoff was considered a pioneer in the special-teams game during his long stints with the Dolphins and New York Jets from 1986 to 2012 before he retired the first time.

The Saints have one of the NFL’s best punters, Thomas Morstead, and one of the best kickers, Wil Lutz — and they led the league in net punting average in 2019 while allowing a total of just 60 punt-return yards. They also turned backup quarterback Taysom Hill into a special-teams star over the past two years, which included a blocked punt, a 47-yard kickoff return and three successful fake punts in 2018.

However, the Saints’ return units have been just average, with none longer than 50 yards and no return touchdowns this past season. They finished on a low note by allowing a fake punt to turn the tide of their NFC Championship Game loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

It’s also likely that the Saints wanted to pounce on a standout coach like Rizzi once he became available.

Rizzi began his tenure in Miami while current Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland was the Dolphins’ GM. He also worked under current Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell when Campbell was Miami’s interim head coach during the 2015 season. Rizzi also held the title of assistant head coach or associate head coach with the Dolphins over the past four years.

Among other highlights, the Dolphins led the NFL with 10 blocked punts over the past eight years. And they ranked fourth in 2018 in longtime NFL writer Rick Gosselin’s annual special-teams rankings (the Saints ranked second).

Before joining the Dolphins’ staff in 2009, Rizzi served as a head coach at the University of Rhode Island and the University of New Haven, among other college jobs.

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Wide receiver Allen Hurns had surgery Saturday night on his left ankle after getting injured in the first quarter of the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-22 wild-card win against the Seattle Seahawks, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

Coach Jason Garrett called it a “significant injury to his lower leg,” but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Hurns is expected to be ready to return to football by August barring complications or anything out of the ordinary.

With 7:28 left in the quarter, Hurns’ leg was wrenched as he was tackled on a 14-yard catch by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald, and his left foot was pointing up as he lay on his stomach in pain. The players immediately cleared way for the Cowboys’ medical staff to get to Hurns to put an air cast on his leg.

Players from both teams went to Hurns to offer their support before he was stretchered off the field in tears. Hurns raised his fist to the crowd as he was carted off, which drew a big cheer.

“It’s terrible, man,” Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley said. “You never want to see an injury like that to any of your brothers out there. It’s unfortunate. I feel for him, and I just hope he’s in good spirits. I’m sure he’s got a lot on his mind. It sucks, man. That’s never a good feeling.”

Hurns caught 20 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season after signing a two-year contract with the Cowboys as a free agent in the offseason.

Cowboys receiver Allen Hurns was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering what coach Jason Garrett called a "significant injury to his lower leg." Hurns later underwent surgery following the game.

“It’s a challenging situation for players because you’re emotionally ready to play, you’re going, you’re in the flow of the ballgame, and that happens,” Garrett said. “And trust me, the guys on our football team care so much about each other and love each other so much. They see their brother on the field like that — it’s not easy. But you have to regroup. You have to be professional and get back to work.

“Allen is in good hands. He’s going to come back and play a lot of football for us in the future.”

In the Cowboys’ final home game of the regular season on Dec. 23 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was stretchered off the field with a neck injury. Crawford returned to action for the first time Saturday.

Beasley suffered a right ankle sprain on his first catch of the game but was able to return. He has been playing most of the past month with a sprained right foot.

“I think I’ll be all right,” Beasley said. “I just need some time for it to calm down, and then I’ll be good.”

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The New Orleans Saints will play at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) and New Orleans Saints (10-2) face off Sunday (1 p.m. ET, Fox) in Tampa, Florida, it will be a rematch of a history-making season opener that had 88 combined points scored — the most in a Week 1 NFL game. The Bucs won 48-40, but since that game, both teams have gone in completely different directions.

Here’s a closer look at the teams and how each has changed since their most recent meeting 13 weeks ago:


Saints: The Saints were just getting warmed up when they posted 40 points and 475 yards against the Bucs in Week 1. They’re now tied for second in the NFL with 34.9 points per game this season. And their scoring efficiency is on a historic pace. They have scored points on 58.1 percent of their drives — which would be the highest rate of any NFL team since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978. Quarterback Drew Brees, 39, is having the best season of his career. He is on pace to break NFL records for passer rating (123.2) and completion percentage (75.5) with 30 TD passes and just three interceptions (the Saints’ 10 turnovers are second-fewest in the league). Receiver Michael Thomas, the RB duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and the entire offensive line have also been standouts.

Bucs: With starting quarterback Jameis Winston suspended for the first three weeks, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1. His production wasn’t sustainable though because of turnovers. The Bucs’ 30 turnovers this season are more than any other team in the league. A lack of continuity at quarterback has hurt them. Winston started Weeks 6-8 and was benched in favor of Fitzpatrick in Weeks 9-11. Coach Dirk Koetter went back to Winston in Weeks 12-13. Despite a league-high 442.7 yards per game, the Bucs are scoring on 37.6 percent of their drives, which ranks 17th in the league.


Saints: The Saints’ defense failed to force a turnover or record a sack against the Bucs in Week 1. Since Week 2, the Saints rank 10th in the NFL in yards allowed per game (338.8), seventh in points allowed per game (20.09), second in sacks (37) and tied for first in turnover ratio (plus-11). They’ve gotten tremendous play out of their front seven, and are giving up just 75.4 rushing yards per game — the most in the NFL. Peyton Barber’s 69 rushing yards in that first meeting were the second-most by any running back against New Orleans this season. Perhaps most importantly, Marshon Lattimore has gotten back to looking like a No. 1 cornerback again after his rare struggles against Mike Evans in Week 1. However, the Saints’ pass defense is a nagging issue. New Orleans still ranks 30th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (279.3).

Bucs: Under defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who was fired after Week 6, the Bucs registered just nine sacks, one interception, 440 yards and 34.6 points given up per game and allowed a 42.9 percent third-down conversion rate. Under Mark Duffner, Tampa Bay has registered 24 sacks (second in the NFL), six interceptions, 363 yards, 26 points allowed and a 33.3 percent third-down conversion rate. The improvement could be related to quality of offenses faced. The Bucs’ opponents in Weeks 1-6 have averaged 26.4 points per game versus the 21.4 points per game in Weeks 7-13. The defense is dealing with a slew of injured players, and Sunday’s game will serve as a solid measuring stick.

Coaching matters

Saints: If possible, Sean Payton’s offense has gotten even more diverse than the Bucs will remember from the past decade-plus. He has been using third-string quarterback Taysom Hill as a read-option QB/WR/TE/RB. In one formation, he lined up both Brees and backup QB Teddy Bridgewater as wide receivers. In another formation, he had zero quarterbacks behind center before Hill motioned into place. Payton has also gotten even more creative with his use of Kamara and Ingram together on the field at the same time. That will be another new wrinkle for the Bucs, since Ingram was serving a suspension in Week 1.

Bucs: Koetter’s decision to bench Winston instead of working with him through his struggles was a difficult one; Winston had thrown 11 interceptions in five games, after all. Koetter also made a critical move when he fired Smith after Week 6 instead of during the Week 5 bye. That might have been the difference-maker in a Week 6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Koetter decided to hold on to kicker Chandler Catanzaro through nine weeks despite him missing four field goal attempts and four extra point attempts. Three of the Bucs’ six losses in Weeks 1-9 were decided by five points or less.

The futures of Jameis Winston and Dirk Koetter in Tampa Bay are murky following an up-and-down season and a 5-7 record.

Key moves

Saints: The Saints made a big move when they traded fourth- and seventh-round picks to the Giants for Eli Apple and benched last season’s No. 2 starting cornerback, Ken Crawley. But the results have been mixed so far (Apple got picked on by the Cowboys last week). The Saints’ secondary depth remains their biggest question mark, since they also lost veteran nickel corner Patrick Robinson to a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4. New Orleans also made a splash by signing veteran receivers Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall at midseason to shore up a young receiving corps. However, Bryant tore his Achilles in just his second practice with the team. And Marshall has not yet been active for a game — though it will be interesting to see if that changes during this long practice week following a Thursday game.

Bucs: Despite DeSean Jackson requesting a trade and a secondary marred by injuries, the Bucs were idle at the trade deadline, though sticking with the guys they have might wind up paying off. Safety Andrew Adams and cornerback Javien Elliott combined for four interceptions and linebacker Kevin Minter produced a sack in a 24-17 win against the Panthers last week, and defensive end Carl Nassib has 5.5 sacks. All of those players were street free agents.

Turning point

Saints: The Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their only loss of the season, beating them 45-35 in Week 9. The Saints’ offensive line did not surrender a single sack against Aaron Donald, and the defense stepped up in key moments. That game capped a brutal Weeks 7-9 stretch in which they also won at Baltimore and Minnesota. After the Rams’ game, they started to look invincible, winning their next three games 51-14, 48-7 and 31-17. That’s why their 13-10 loss at Dallas came as such a stunner. They need to prove they can bounce back against Tampa Bay — otherwise the Dallas loss might be considered a turning point for the wrong reasons.

Bucs: The Bucs’ high offensive output during their first three games (they averaged 473 yards and 34 points) masked a very weak defense, but they had zero answers for Matt Nagy’s playcalling in Week 4 at the Chicago Bears in a 48-10 loss. It showed that their high-powered offense couldn’t beat a top-10 defense (and still hasn’t).

Rest of 2018 projection

Saints: If anyone has earned the benefit of the doubt, it’s Brees and the Saints’ offense, which had scored the fifth most points in NFL history through their first 11 games. Chances are, they will remain among the top three offenses in the league while finishing something like 13-3 or 14-2 — especially if they get standout left tackle Terron Armstead back soon from a pectoral injury. However, the schedule is no picnic, with a Monday night trip to Carolina in Week 15, followed by Pittsburgh at home on a short week in Week 16. And even a 14-2 record might not be enough to move past the 11-1 Rams for the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Home-field advantage will be critical. The Saints are 5-0 in home playoff games since 2006 and 1-5 in road playoff games.

Bucs: The Bucs are riding a two-game win streak and Winston hasn’t turned the ball over in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of last season. They have the slimmest chances of a winning season with three of their four remaining opponents at 7-5 or better. Otherwise, they’ll miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year and an uncertain future awaits for Koetter, Winston — who’s trying to become the first Bucs quarterback drafted to sign a second contract — and general manager Jason Licht. If there is a positive, the Bucs could be in position to land a top-10, or even top-five draft pick for 2019.

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will make his long-awaited return to the field on Sunday after missing the past five weeks with a right hamstring injury.

The Jaguars (3-5) play the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) at Lucas Oil Stadium and it will be Fournette’s first game action since he aggravated his hamstring during the first half of the Jaguars’ victory over the New York Jets in Week 4. Fournette practiced all week, the first time he’s done so since the Jets game.

“So far, no issues,” Jags coach Doug Marrone said early Friday afternoon. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. So, no setbacks.

“Right now, he’s completely healthy … today, at this time, approximately 12:24 [p.m. ET].”

Fournette originally hurt his right hamstring late in the first half of the season opener at the New York Giants and missed the next two games. He returned against the Jets at home in Week 4 and ran 11 times for 30 yards and caught one pass for 5 yards before aggravating the injury.

Fournette, who ran for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 302 yards and another touchdown as a rookie last season, has just 71 yards rushing and four catches for 19 yards this season.

The Jaguars won’t have cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was officially ruled out with a calf injury, and reserve cornerback Quenton Meeks (knee). Bouye said on Wednesday that he was not going to play against the Colts. The Jaguars are getting nickelback D.J. Hayden (toe) and cornerback Tyler Patmon (neck) back this week, too, so that will somewhat help the defense overcome the loss of Bouye, who will miss his first game since signing with the Jaguars in March 2017.

In addition, linebacker Telvin Smith (shoulder), defensive end Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and tight end James O’Shaughnessy (hip) are questionable.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers left Paul Brown Stadium feeling emboldened by Ryan Shazier, who suffered a spinal injury in this same spot nearly a year ago.

Shazier received cheers as he walked onto the field pregame, led the linebackers’ huddle before the first snap and was part of a passionate locker room celebration after a 28-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Just a lot of love [shared],” tight end Vance McDonald said of the postgame scene.

Shazier was rushed to a University of Cincinnati hospital on Dec. 4 after a tackling attempt on Bengals receiver Josh Malone left him struggling to move. Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery a few days after.

On Saturday, Shazier returned to the hospital and gave out No. 50 #shalieve T-shirts.

After the game, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton sought out Shazier for a handshake. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who walked off the field with Shazier, said he was involved in a players’ postgame prayer expressing thanks that Shazier is progressing well in his rehab and walking on his own accord.

Guard David DeCastro said he doesn’t know if he’d have the strength to be with the team every day if he were in Shazier’s position, unable to play. But Shazier is around most days and helps run a linebackers meeting every Wednesday through Friday.

“Obviously, he’s not where he wants to be and playing football again, but just the fact he’s able to walk and to see him walk off the field and to walk with him, it was special,” Roethlisberger said. “This is a place we’ll always remember. Not just for football but for life.”

Coach Mike Tomlin relayed a similar message to the team, saying it’s good “to be back in this building with Ryan Shazier with us.”

The Steelers needed inspiration to pull off a last-second win. Down 21-20 with 10 seconds left, Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown connected on a 31-yard score up the middle.

“We love and respect Ryan, and we’ve learned a lot from his struggles since the last time we’ve been here,” Tomlin said. “He’s inspired us, and hopefully he’s inspired many outside of us.”

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Cindy McCain will carry on her late husband’s passion for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Cindy, the widow of Sen. John McCain, will be the Cardinals’ honorary captain before their regular-season opener against Washington, the team announced Friday through its Twitter account.

McCain will join the team at midfield for the pregame coin toss alongside wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is one of the Cardinals’ seven captains and a longtime friend of the McCains.

Fitzgerald visited the senator at his Cornville, Arizona, ranch in February, when Cindy asked him to speak at the senator’s memorial service.

John McCain died Aug. 25, more than 13 months after he announced he was battling a brain tumor. His memorial service took place in Phoenix on Aug. 30

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Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith was one of the best overall football players I studied on film throughout the 2018 draft process. He has the natural instincts to find the ball, the speed at the second level and the fundamentals at the point of attack. This guy can play. And the skill set is there to make a smooth transition to today’s pro game.

But after ending his contract holdout, how quickly can Smith impact the Bears’ defense this season after missing almost a month of valuable practice reps in training camp? Let’s discuss how Smith fits into Chicago’s defensive scheme and more as the former Georgia star gets ready to start his NFL career.

Fit in Vic Fangio’s defense

rom a straight scheme perspective, playing under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is an ideal fit for Smith. In your base 30 fronts, Smith is expected to play inside next to Danny Trevathan to give Chicago two linebackers who can run, hit and match in coverage. Yes, Smith will need some reps playing in a phone booth to stack, shed and defeat blocks. I get that. But the awareness he showed on his Georgia film to identify the run game and create clean lines to the ball will accelerate his development as a pro.

Plus, we have to talk about Smith’s projected ability as a nickel linebacker. Fangio leans on his nickel package to keep two linebackers on the field, and that will cater to Smith’s talent base. Think of the rookie carrying inside verticals, checking a tight end or running back in man defenses or simply dropping into a zone coverage. Read the quarterback and break on the throw, along with the skills to add to front as an extra rusher in blitz schemes. That leads to good football.

Bears rookie Roquan Smith is a modern linebacker with 4.51 speed to get from sideline to sideline.

Upside of Bears’ defensive front seven

Don’t sleep on this Bears defense or the front seven. This unit has some real upside heading into the regular season with Fangio pulling the strings in the game plan. And Smith is that upgrade at the second level to track ball carriers and create havoc behind the big guys up front. Defensive end Akiem Hicks can wreck things. Push the pocket and fold up blockers.

Nose tackle Eddie Goldman will eat up space for Smith to find the rock and outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has the athleticism to take a major step forward this season. Sure, there are questions on the edge opposite Floyd, but adding Smith — with a secondary that made plays on the ball in 2017 — gives Fangio the personnel to script a call sheet that produces results.

Why Smith can make an immediate impact

There are some lost reps to make up due to Smith’s holdout. And the Bears’ defensive coaches will have to work some overtime to get him game-ready. Pre- and post-practice sessions will be needed to drill down terminology, adjustments and defensive communication. Plus, don’t forget about Smith’s conditioning level after missing all of camp in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The rookie needs game reps in the upcoming preseason matchups to get his legs under him. But I believe there is enough time to have Smith prepped for Week 1 under the lights at Lambeau Field versus Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Even if Smith doesn’t get the nod to start the opener, his impact can still be on display as a sub-package defender. This is a modern-day linebacker with 4.51 speed to get from sideline to sideline and the ability to finish plays in the open field. And once he gets rolling, the Bears will have a rookie who will not only upgrade the defense, but also creates consistent disruption under Fangio.

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Harry Kane's effort throughout the 2018 World Cup was certainly one worth celebrating.

Harry Kane offered an epic performance in the 2018 World Cup, scoring six goals to lead all players in the event. Alas, it wasn’t enough, as Croatia netted a late tying goal in regulation and scored again in extra time to knock off Kane and England in the semifinals on Wednesday. Kane’s performance joined that of other athletes over the past year who had outstanding individual performances in championship settings, but didn’t see things end the way they had hoped.

NBA: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James scored 51 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but the Cavs were still swept by the Warriors.

Although the Cavaliers got swept by the Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, James averaged 34 points per game. His 51-point performance in Game 1 was the first time a player scored at least 50 points in an NBA Finals game since Michael Jordan scored 55 for the Bulls 25 years prior. James also averaged 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists during the Finals, but the Cavs fell to the Warriors for the second straight season.

NFL: Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Tom Brady threw for a playoff-record 505 yards in Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots still lost.

Brady completed 28 of 48 pass attempts for a playoff-record 505 yards, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Patriots fell to the Eagles, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII. Brady threw for three touchdowns, including a 4-yard score to Rob Gronkowski to put the Patriots up 33-32 with 9 minutes, 22 seconds left in the game. But Brady was denied a sixth Super Bowl ring as the Patriots could not rally after the Eagles took the lead late in the fourth quarter.

MLB: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw was 3-0 during the 2017 postseason, but the Dodgers fell to the Astros in the World Series.

The three-time Cy Young winner was 3-0 with a 3.82 ERA in six appearances during the 2017 postseason, including four scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 of the World Series, but the Dodgers fell to the Astros in the deciding game and missed out on the franchise’s first title since 1988. Kershaw led the Dodgers to a win in Game 1 of the World Series, allowing just one run and striking out 11 over seven innings. Kershaw struck out 33 — breaking Orel Hershiser’s Dodgers postseason record — and walked 10 during the team’s postseason run.

NHL: Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights

Marc-Andre Fleury led the Golden Knights' improbable run to the Stanley Cup final.

Fleury carried the Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season, recording four shutouts with a 2.24 goals-against average in the postseason. Fleury had a .927 save percentage in the playoffs, but the Golden Knights would ultimately fall to the Capitals in the Final. Fleury started all 20 of Vegas’ games in goal during its playoff run but was not able to win the fourth Stanley Cup championship of his career.

Champions League: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Liverpool leading scorer Mohamed Salah was forced from the Champions League final with a shoulder injury.

Liverpool’s leading scorer with 10 goals and four assists in Champions League play, Salah was in tears when he was forced to come off injured in the first half of the Champions League final. Salah was substituted in the 29th minute after landing awkwardly on his left shoulder following an earlier duel with Sergio Ramos, and his club eventually fell, 3-1, to Real Madrid.

WNBA: Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

Candace Parker and the Sparks held a 2-1 series lead, but fell in five games in the WNBA Finals.

Remarkably consistent, Parker averaged 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds during the regular season and 16.9 points and 9.1 rebounds in the playoffs, helping the Sparks get within one win of a championship. After a loss in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, Parker had a game-high 19 points and added 15 rebounds and five assists in the Game 5 defeat to Minnesota.

College football: Sony Michel, Georgia Bulldogs

Sony Michel's touchdown run in overtime against Oklahoma propelled Georgia into the national title game.

Against No. 2 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Michel ran for 181 yards and three scores, none bigger than his 27-yard scamper for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory. He added 98 yards in a 26-23 loss to Alabama in the national championship game. In total, Michel had 25 carries for 279 yards, four catches for 41 yards and four total touchdowns in the two CFP games.

Men’s hoops: Moritz Wagner, Michigan Wolverines

Michigan's Moritz Wagner averaged 15 points and 7.3 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament.

Wagner became just the third player in the past 40 seasons to put up at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in a national semifinal, joining Larry Bird (35 and 16 in 1979) and Hakeem Olajuwon (21 and 22 in 1983). Wagner had 16 points and seven rebounds in the championship game loss to Villanova and was the only non-Wildcat to be named to the NCAA all-tournament team.

Women’s hoops: Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State Bulldogs

Victoria Vivians had 21 points and nine boards in the women's national title game.

Mississippi State had never advanced further than the Sweet 16 until Vivians led the Bulldogs to the national title game two years in a row. Unfortunately, neither trip ended in a championship. Vivans did her part, however. After a 25-point performance in the Bulldogs’ 73-63 overtime victory over Louisville in the semifinals this past season, Vivians had 21 points, nine rebounds and four steals in a 61-58 loss to Notre Dame in the championship.

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New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, Seattle Storm teammates Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird, and U.S. women’s national team and Seattle Reign forward Megan Rapinoe are all part of ESPN The Magazine’s Body10 issue. The issue will be on newsstands June 29.

They are among 16 athletes who will be part of the 10th anniversary of The Body Issue, which ESPN The Magazine created a decade ago to celebrate the athletic form. The Body Issue images will be available digitally on Monday.

Also in the issue are a pair of Hall of Famers: football’s Jerry Rice and golf’s Greg Norman. A pair of Olympians — track medalist Tori Bowie and cross-country skiing gold medalist Jessie Diggins — also are included.

Others featured include Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, Houston Astros pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, softball player Lauren Chamberlain, U.S. women’s national team soccer player Crystal Dunn, WWE performer Charlotte Flair and LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

As part of its 10th-anniversary celebration, ESPN The Magazine also has released a digital photo archive of every athlete who has been in the previous nine issues, including never-before-seen images.

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The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with four of their six draft picks, including cornerback Isaiah Oliver, a second-round pick from Colorado.

The Falcons also announced they have agreed to terms with running back Ito Smith, a fourth-round pick, and their two sixth-round picks, wide receiver Russell Gage and linebacker Foye Oluokun.

The Falcons have not announced deals with wide receiver Calvin Ridley, the first-round selection from Alabama, and defensive tackle Deadrin Senat, a third-round pick from South Florida.

Senat is expected to compete for a starting job after Dontari Poe signed as a free agent with NFC South rival Carolina.

Atlanta’s rookie mini-camp is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.