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New Orleans Pelicans
10:59 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Open Season With 95-90 Loss To Pacers

Pierre the Pelican, the team's brand-new mascot.
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The New Orleans Pelicans came out strong against the visiting Indiana Pacers, opening a revamped New Orleans Arena for their first regular season game and introducing mascot Pierre the Pelican to a social media uproar.

But the team couldn’t ride the excitement through the half. The Pacers, coming off the first of a back-to-back and without injured F/G Danny Granger, crawled their way back from a 16-point second quarter deficit to take the win, 95-90.

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New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Their New Mascot

The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new mascot Wednesday night during the revamped franchise's first home game.

Presenting, Pierre the Pelican.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Pelicans Forward Ryan Anderson Out With Toe Injury

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will be out for 1-3 weeks with a chip fracture in his toe, the team announced before the season-opener Wednesday.

Anderson suffered a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot, the team said. Doctors examined Anderson and discovered the problem after he experienced discomfort during practice.

Anderson averaged 16.16 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.12 assists in 81 games last season.

New Orleans Saints
4:12 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Saints Roar Back From Bye Week With 35-17 Win Over Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills came into the Superdome Sunday with a 3-4 record. It’s a team many commentators were saying is better than their record shows.

But they ran right into a rested and rejuvenated Saints team, who came off the bye week ready to get back on track after a heartbreaking loss to New England the week before.

Drew Brees threw five touchdowns, and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

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Sports
10:49 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later, if you want to find out what actress Alfre Woodard likes to listen to, to relax or get inspired, we will tell you. But first, we want to talk football. This is the time of year when a number of schools are celebrating homecoming, but there was no homecoming football game at Jackson State University in Mississippi this past weekend. That's because a majority of players on the visiting team, Grambling State University, refused to play.

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New Orleans Pelicans
3:58 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Pelicans Exercising Third-Year Options On Anthony Davis And Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they are exercising their third-year contract options on forwards Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.

Exercising the option means both players will be under contract with the team this year, and through the end of next season.

Davis was the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He started 60 or the 64 games he played in last season, averaging 13.5 points, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals. Davis was a 2013-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team member, leading all rookies in per-game rebounds, steals, blocks and double-doubles.

Sports
3:39 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Picking The Gridiron Contenders

Bowl Championship Series (PlayoffPAC/Flickr)

Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.

A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.

That system will replace the Bowl Championship Series which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.

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New Orleans Saints
7:31 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Saints Drop Heartbreaker In New England, 30-27

The New Orleans Saints gave up their first loss of the season to the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., 30-27.

Sunday's loss to the Patriots wasn’t the fault of the Saints' defense.

Rob Ryan’s squad gave the team two chances to win the game in the final minutes. All they needed was a first down and the game would be over. But the Saints’ offense blew both chances to run out the clock, and a rare poor punt by Thomas Morstead gave the Pats good field position.

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Super Bowl LII
4:34 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

New Orleans Named Finalist In Bid For 2018 Super Bowl

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans has been named a finalist to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, according to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

The New Orleans Saints organization and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation will partner in making the official bid which, if awarded, would be the city's 11th Super Bowl and coincide with New Orleans' Tri-centennial that year.

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New Orleans Pelicans
11:13 am
Mon October 7, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Waive Forward Rodney Carey

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Rodney Carney, the team announced today.

Carney, a 6'7", 205 lb. forward out of Memphis, was signed at the start of training camp. He's played in 299 career NBA games, with the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.

Carney was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2006, and has career averages of 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 15.4 minutes per game.

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