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METAIRIE, La. [url=]Jari Kurri Jersey[/url] . - Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick and safety Pierre Warren spent off-season practices, minicamp and training camp working together in New Orleans defensive backfield, only to go their separate ways when the regular season started.Frederick wound up on the Saints practice squad, while Warren was cut and landed on Minnesotas practice squad.Now theyre together again not as reserves competing for roster spots, but as starters trying to help the Saints make the playoffs.The pair comprises part of a secondary overhaul that got results last Monday night in Chicago, but likely will be tested much more against Atlanta on Sunday.Obviously, we did a lot of good things, clicking on a lot of levels. So thats good, Frederick said. We hope to carry that over against Atlanta. ... Weve just got to go out there and play ball.The changes in the secondary were significant, and more could be on the way because veteran strong safety Jamarca Sanford, a late-season free-agent pickup who started for New Orleans for the first time Monday, pulled his hamstring and was questionable Friday after not practicing all week.Corey White, a healthy scratch last week, was been practicing at safety after playing cornerback most of the season.The changes last week included moving Kenny Vaccaro from starting strong safety to a role that had him working more as a nickel back, lining up closer to the line of scrimmage and handling a variety of different coverages.Its better to be able to put him in different spots, Saints defensive co-ordinator Rob Ryan said. They have to be able to identify him as an offence. I think if hes playing one spot, that strong safety, if youre just playing a true strong safety, those guys make some tackles, but ... hes a better player. He can affect the game more in different spots. So I think youll see him do that, and I think its better for our team.Vaccaro played that role last season and thrived, and he said that, for now, he may still be more suited that role than being an every-down strong safety.The best thing I can do that a lot of people cant do is I can play everywhere, Vaccaro said. What Ive really realized is, maybe thats me. Maybe Im that guy in the NFL that can do everything and whats wrong with that?I like when Rob puts me in those positions and counts on me that much and makes me step my game up so much more. I think thats what makes me excel, Vaccaro said. The position I was in last year, thats where you want to be. You want to be that guy that he designs the whole thing around.In Chicago, Sanford started for Vaccaro, while Warren, who was signed off the Vikings practice squad in the past month, started at free safety and had two interceptions. Frederick started for Patrick Robinson, who went back to rotating in on passing downs and had an interception.The Saints allowed 194 yards passing against the Bears, well below their average of 257.1 yards per game, which ranks 26th in the league.But that was against struggling quarterback Jay Cutler, who has since been benched.Things could be different against Atlanta.Falcons receiver Roddy White was impressed by the Saints three interceptions in Chicago and the confidence with which they appeared to play, but added, I dont know if theyve played a group like ours yet as far as depth at wide receiver and guys we can put out there to make plays.When the Saints lost to Atlanta, 37-34 in overtime in Week 1, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed for a career-high and Atlanta record 448 yards.This time, its not clear if Falcons leading receiver Julio Jones will play after sitting out last weekend and not practicing all week. But the Falcons still are likely to have White and Harry Douglass, who are both probable, on the field.We definitely remember what they did last time, Saints top cornerback Keenan Lewis said. They definitely embarrassed us the first week, Lewis said. When youve got pride, you know you just cant let that happen again.Notes: LT Terron Armstead (neck), DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) all were listed as questionable on Fridays injury report. Hicks practiced on a limited basis Friday, while Armstead and Sanford missed practice.___AP NFL website: and [url=]Nail Yakupov Oilers Jersey[/url] . This week they discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, Gregg Popovich, Royal and Ancient Golf Club and Bill Belichick. [url=]Leon Draisaitl Jersey[/url] . Since coming to the big leagues in late May, La Stella is 6 for 7 with the bases loaded, driving in 13 runs in those at-bats. [url=][/url] . That further limits the options of Australia coach Ewen McKenzie, who on Monday suspended six players who were involved in a night out in Dublin ahead of the Saturdays 32-15 win over the Irish. The Wallabies play Scotland on Saturday before facing Wales on Nov.SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers would prefer to be talking about how well Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have played against the Golden State Warriors. Or how his team has defended Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Or just about anything that has happened on the court in the first-round playoff series. Instead, Rivers and his players spent Saturday talking about how they would respond to an audio recording of a man identified as Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games. "The fact that I had to spend 45 minutes in a meeting instead of watching film did not make me happy," Rivers said. Whether the comments -- which drew sharp criticism and calls for action from around the NBA -- effect the Clippers in Game 4 against the Warriors is all that worries Rivers right now. Los Angeles leads the series 2-1 and has looked every bit like a championship contender in winning the past two games. Chasing a title is the reason Rivers said players decided against protesting or even boycotting the game. They want to win for each other, he said, and not for Sterling or anyone else. "For me, I want to focus on my guys. I came here for them. They came here for each other. Our goals have not changed," Rivers said passionately after the Clippers practice at the University of San Francisco. "Its like one of the players said, Hey, when I was a kid, I had a goal to win a world championship. It was to do that. It wasnt to win a world championship for someone." Clippers point guard Chris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, released a statement through the union that said "this is a very serious issue which we will address aggressively." Paul and Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin declined further comment on the issue after practice. Other players were not made available as Rivers said he would speak for the team. "A lot of guys voiced their opinions. None of them were happy about it," Rivers said. "This was a situation where were trying to go after something very important for us, something that weve all dreamed about all our childhoods. [url=]Cam Talbot Oilers Jersey[/url]. Donald or anyone else had nothing to do with that dream, and were not going to let anything get in the way of those dreams." Sterling, a real estate owner who has a decades-long history of alleged discrimination and offensive behaviour, made his team the centre of NBA attention for all the wrong reasons again. In a recording posted on TMZs website, a man reported to be Sterling questions his girlfriends association with minorities. Clippers President Andy Roeser said in statement that the team did not know if the tape is legitimate or has been altered. Roeser also said the views expressed on the recording do not reflect Sterlings beliefs and that the woman on the tape -- identified by TMZ as V. Stiviano -- "is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would get even." Sterling has not commented on the situation. Left in the aftermath was Rivers and his players facing more than 50 reporters at the Clippers practice Saturday. A day earlier, only about a dozen were at the teams hotel for the interview session. Most players ignored the added attention. Jamal Crawford looked over and laughed. Hedo Turkoglu jokingly shouted and smiled as he attempted shots. All that the hoopla meant for the Clippers as a team, Rivers said, was one monumental "distraction" before its biggest game of the season. "In a weird way, Im sure Golden State is having a ball right now because were not talking about them," Rivers said. Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who played for the Clippers from 1992-94, said "theres no place" for Sterlings alleged remarks but his team would remain focused on the game. His players echoed those sentiments, saying they wouldnt be deterred by one mans beliefs -- no matter how offensive. Rivers also said the audio recording would not serve as motivation for his team. "Were playing Golden State, and Golden State is our enemy right now," Rivers said. "Thats where were going to keep it, and thats where we want to keep it." 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