METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has never been to Hawaii. His teammates would like to see him go the all-expenses-paid route — with Pro Bowl honors. For that to happen, Colston probably will have to record his seventh 1,000-yard receiving season since entering the league in 2006, and do so while coming back from injury.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Bowl has extended its relationship with the Sun Belt Conference for an additional six years, running through the 2019 season. The bowl was created in 2001 to give the then-fledgling Sun Belt Conference a post-season tie-in.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren will wait until the season opener to announce his starting quarterback. Arkansas graduate transfer Brandon Mitchell and Colorado State junior transfer Pete Thomas are battling to lead the no-huddle offense against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — American Mardy Fish has retired because of heat stroke during the third set of the Winston-Salem Open with Jarkko Nieminen leading 7-5, 6-7 (3), 3-2 Tuesday. Fish says in a statement he developed "heat stroke" and the "very hot and humid" weather made it difficult to continue the match.