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

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at West Virginia's Greenbrier resort is amazing. Payton, speaking after the team reported for camp Thursday, says he's also pleased the list of players not healthy enough to participate in Friday's first practice is short.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Jed Lowrie had three hits and drove in a run for the A's.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at The Club at Carlton Woods. Horsfield, from England, beat South Korea's Won Jun Lee 3 and 2 in the second round, and topped Australia's Zach Murray 1 up in the third.

ATLANTA (AP) - Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round. Trailing 5-4 in the third set, the 12th-ranked Isner fought off two match points and evened it at 5-5 with consecutive aces.

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