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

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have as many as five night games on their 2014 regular season schedule, which begins with road games in Atlanta and Cleveland. The schedule, released Wednesday night, has New Orleans playing its home opener in Week 3 against Minnesota.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has not decided whether to exercise a 2015 team option on running back Mark Ingram's contract. New Orleans already has exercised a similar option on defensive end Cameron Jordan worth $6.97 million in base salary.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Buck Rogers, the current general manager of the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, will the GM when the Stars move to Biloxi for the 2015 season. The Biloxi team made the announcement Tuesday. Rogers said he'll be able to juggle his job as the new Biloxi general manager while still in that role in Huntsville because of the support he has in Alabama.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda. The seven-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Fame driver missed races at Martinsville, Texas and Darlington as he mourned.

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