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    The New Orleans Saints have been ordered by an NFL arbitrator to pay more than $384 <a title="Womens Kareem Hunt Jersey" href="http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com/kareem-hunt-jersey">Womens Kareem Hunt Jersey</a> ,000 to a fired personal assistant to late team owner Tom Benson.

    Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the Saints were ordered to pay Rodney Henry $100,000 plus interest for unpaid overtime and $94,300 plus for the violation of a clause in his employment contract stating he was entitled to a termination fee if anyone other than Benson himself fired Henry.

    Arbitrator Harold Henderson also ordered the Saints to pay Henry's attorneys' fees of $190,000.

    The Advocate newspaper first reported the ruling.

    Henry's initial lawsuit in November 2015 accused the Saints not only of failing to pay overtime, but also of firing him for complaining that Benson's wife, Gayle, made racially insensitive comments about him. Henry, who is black, has not been awarded any damages for claims of racism.

    Before the matter was referred to arbitration, which is not public, the Saints denied all allegations. In a written statement in January 2016, the Saints said Tom and Gayle Benson, who are white, considered Henry "part of their family <a title="Youth C.J. Mosley Jersey" href="http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/c.j.-mosley-jersey-authentic">Youth C.J. Mosley Jersey</a> ," and were disappointed by his allegations of discrimination.

    Gayle Benson is now the sole owner of the Saints and NBA's Pelicans, having inherited the clubs after her husband's death last March.

    Henry was Benson's personal assistant dating back to the 1990s, serving in that role during two stints spanning close to 25 years.

    The Saints could chose to appeal Henderson's ruling in federal court, but have not announced any intention to do so.

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    When Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones came to the plate in the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday afternoon, he was well aware he was struggling at the plate after striking out in his first two at-bats against the Twins.

    He chose to focus on something else – the walk-off home run he hit against the Kansas City Royals nearly two months ago – and came through again.

    Jones hit Lance Lynn’s 3-1 fastball over the wall for the final two runs in Detroit’s 3-1 win.

    ”I knew I had some success in big late-game situations earlier this year, so I tried to take something from that,” said Jones, who was hitting .135 in his last 10 games. ”I was just looking for a fastball I could drive.

    ”I’ve really been pressing, so I tried to be more relaxed – the way I was earlier in the year when I hit that homer against the Royals,” he said. ”That’s the type of thing that can get you right out of a slump.”

    Detroit won the last two games of the series to improve to 23-17 at Comerica Park. The Tigers, who play their next eight games on the road, are 10-20 away from home.

    ”This is our place, and we have done a great job of playing here,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ”Now we’ve got to take this momentum onto the road.”

    Michael Fulmer (3-5) improved to 5-0 in five career starts against the Twins. He pitched seven innings <a title="Womens Justin Houston Jersey" href="http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com/justin-houston-jersey">Womens Justin Houston Jersey</a> , allowing one run on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in ending a three-start winless streak.

    ”It’s about time,” said Fulmer, who won for the first time this year at home. ”Everything felt great out there. Even when they got a run in the first, it was off good pitches that were where I wanted them.”

    Joe Jimenez pitched the eighth and Shane Greene threw the ninth for his 17th save.

    Lynn (4-5) took a shutout into the seventh but ended up allowing three runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings.

    ”I wanted to pitch the seventh,” Lynn said. ”When all is said and done, it is a loss. I need to be better next time.”

    The Twins took a first-inning lead for the second day in a row. With one out, Eddie Rosario doubled and scored on Eduardo Escobar’s base hit.