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

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. Financial terms of Meachem's contract have not been released.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi continued its roster overhaul yesterday with the signing of Tennessee State transfer M.J. Rhett. The 6-foot-9 Rhett adds more depth to the Rebels' frontcourt. He averaged 10.9 points and a team-leading 9.1 rebounds per game last season at Tennessee State.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Student-athletes who seek transfers due to "difficult life circumstances" might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16. The NCAA says the proposed change would give athletes a year to focus on academics and the circumstance that led them to seek a transfer.

ATLANTA (AP) - TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager describes the postseason as "my favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights."

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