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Falcons top Saints

NEW ORLEANS—Devonta Freeman practically wore out the Superdome turf with one long gain after another, Tevin Coleman wouldn’t be denied near the goal line, and the New Orleans Saints hardly looked like the team that made an emotional homecoming nearly 10 years ago to the day.

Cheers turned to boos, and many fans filed out early.

‘Hardrick Hop’ latest craze in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG—When Jermarcus Hardrick first jumped into the home crowd after a Blue Bombers’ touchdown, it caught some fans by surprise.

“I scared some little kids over here,” the 6’5”, 314-pound offensive right tackle said after Wednesday’s practice while pointing to the end-zone stands.

Home fans might see a lot more of the celebration, which has been coined the “Hardrick Hop.”

Jays ride gem by Estrada

SEATTLE—After weeks of mostly poor performances, Marco Estrada once again flirted with a no-hitter for Toronto.

And just when the Blue Jays needed that quality of a performance.

Estrada took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Edwin Encarnacion hit his 41st home run, as the Jays edged the Seattle Mariners 3-2 last night in the opener of a critical three-game series.