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

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Joe Morgan's teammates and coaches say the New Orleans Saints receiver has looked "fast and healthy" in the early days of training camp. That's an encouraging sign for the Saints passing attack, which made productive use of Morgan as a deep threat two seasons ago.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Safety Jairus Byrd is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March. Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, has been taken off of the Saints' physically unable to perform list, allowing him to join practice Tuesday.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says his league does not feel threatened by the power grab being made by the wealthiest conferences in college sports. Aresco said Tuesday at the American media day his league supports a plan to allow the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 and SEC a certain level of autonomy when making NCAA rules.

HOUSTON (AP) - Slumping Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 7-4 Tuesday night. Josh Reddick homered for the AL West-leading A's and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits, including two doubles.

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