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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 4:06 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith has been sentenced to six years in prison in Mississippi for drug possession and weapons charges. The Mississippi Department of Corrections' website says the 44-year-old Smith entered the prison system in late March and was recently moved to a facility in Yazoo City.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed six players who received tryouts at rookie camp last weekend. The signings announced Monday include that of Brent Leonard, who was Louisiana-Monroe's leading receiver last season. Also signed were defensive end Baraka Atkins, defensive back Korey Lindsey, kicker Jose Maltos, running back Khiry Robinson and guard Jeremiah Warren.

DETROIT (AP) — Andy Dirks hit his first career grand slam, part of a six-run fourth inning for the Detroit Tigers in their 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Victor Martinez also homered for the Tigers, who swept four straight from the Astros in Houston earlier this month and opened this three-game series with another convincing victory.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Phelps is off playing golf and showing no signs of backtracking on his decision to retire from swimming. That leaves a big hole on the U.S. team as it prepares for the world championships this summer and begins looking ahead to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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