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Posted on March 18, 2014 at 3:36 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and right tackle Zach Strief have agreed to a five-year contract extension. Strief, who has spent his entire eight-year career in New Orleans and became a starter in 2011, had entered free agency last week but expressed an interest in working out a deal to remain with the Saints if the club could field a competitive offer.

UNDATED (AP) — Marshall Henderson's turbulent two seasons at Mississippi have ended quietly. The Rebels were not selected to play in the NCAA tournament or the NIT on Sunday, bringing an end to a disappointing 19-14 season that included a few big wins but not nearly enough consistency. It also brought a sudden halt to Henderson's time at Ole Miss.

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University's men's basketball coach will not return after completing his ninth season. Director of Athletics Jay Artigues said Monday the university would immediately begin a national search for Jim Yarbrough's replacement.

MONROE, La. (AP) — After 19 seasons at the helm of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's women's basketball program, coach Mona Martin is retiring. Martin's retirement was announced Monday in a university news release. She began coaching at Natchitoches High School in 1976.

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