Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The SEC baseball tournament is set to begin on Tuesday in Hoover, Ala., where LSU is No. 1 overall seed. Auburn, meanwhile, is the No. 10 seed and a beneficiary of the event expanding this year from eight teams to 10. The Tigers will play No. 3 Florida on Tuesday.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints say they have the experience and leadership to have productive offseason practices even without their star quarterback. New Orleans is holding its first three offseason practices, called organized team activities, Tuesday through Thursday. Drew Brees is still holding out for a new contract.
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners are set to meet in Atlanta on Tuesday and the New Orleans Saints' bounty case is certain to get some attention at the meetings. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be asked about Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against him.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are hoping the rest of their series with the Cincinnati Reds goes better than it did on Monday night. Atlanta starter Mike Minor allowed four home runs — including three straight with two outs in the fourth inning — in a 4-1 loss. Minor is now 4-2 on the season.