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New Orleans Saints fight to block emails allegedly linked to Catholic abuse scandal

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The NFL's New Orleans Saints are fighting in court to block the public release of emails that allegedly show team executives assisting the Archdiocese of New Orleans with public relations work regarding its role in the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis, AP reports.

The state of play: The attorneys for a group of men suing the archdiocese for alleged abuse claim in a filing that 276 emails obtained via discovery show that executives for the team — owned by Gayle Benson, a devout Catholic — helped the New Orleans arm of the church with its "pattern and practice of concealing its crimes."

Eli Manning to announce NFL retirement after 16 seasons as Giants QB

Eli Manning leaving MetLife Stadium after his last game in December. Photo: AP

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a news conference on Friday to formally announce his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons as the face of the franchise.

What they're saying: "Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise's history," Giants co-owner John Mara said in a statement.