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A story headlined Beyond The Breach in ESPN The Magazine weaves the lives of several different characters into a narrative of life in New Orleans 10 years after Katrina. Its the first time the magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single writer and a single subject. The result paints a picture of how the hurricane disrupted and changed so many lives when it hit the city in 2005. Here & Now s Lisa Mullins speaks with the author of the piece, Wright Thompson . Related: Hear/read Steve...

Jazz Fest Has A Triathlon?!

May 1, 2015
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16 years ago New Orleans resident Hunter Higgins created a triathlon with some friends that revolved around Jazz Fest . This "unsanctioned" event has a small footprint — think blocks of strenuous exercise, not miles. But it's been a way for a growing local group of participants to show their New Orleans pride.

VIDEO: #Saints select @AndrusPeat with the 13th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft http://t.co/OIZEohhE6c #SaintsDraft pic.twitter.com/PsVQANwAil — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) May 1, 2015 The first round of the NFL draft was last night, and the New Orleans Saints had two picks. The Saints’ first choice, the 13th overall, was Andrus Peat, an offensive tackle out of Stanford. Peat’s job will be to help the run game and to protect Drew Brees, who came under a lot of pressure last season. He will join...

The following is a transcript of the press conference provided by Saints media relations staff. New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis discussed the team's preparations for the NFL Draft, which begins this Thursday. Media questions are in bold . When a player has an incident close to the draft, how do you all view that, as opposed to it happening a month ago where you would have a chance to bring him in and talk to him about it? Is it a thing where you all...

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The 2014-15 New Orleans Pelicans extended season ended on Saturday night. Not with a bang, nor a whimper, but with a splash. The Splash Brothers, that is. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — the Golden State Warriors’ backcourt beasts — combined for 64 points in a 109-98 drubbing of the Pelicans here in New Orleans, taking the first round playoff series in four games. New Orleans, true to their performance all season, refused to give up, outscoring the visitors 31-21 in the fourth quarter, but...

New Orleans Sains

The New Orleans Saints have released their 2015 preseason and regular season schedules. Home games are in bold . Preseason: Thursday, Aug. 13 AWAY Baltimore Ravens 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 HOME New England Patriots 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 HOME Houston Texans 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 AWAY Green Bay Packers 6:00 p.m. Regular Season: Sunday, Sept. 13 AWAY Arizona Cardinals 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 HOME Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 AWAY Carolina Panthers 12:00 p.m....

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The New Orleans Pelicans are on the verge of being eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The Pelicans have yet to win a game in their postseason matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Last night the Pelicans lost 123-119 at home in the Smoothie King Center. It was the Pelicans first home playoff game since 2011, when the then-Hornets lost in six games to the L.A. Lakers. New Orleans led by 20 points entering the fourth quarter, but Golden State rallied, sending the game to overtime on a dramatic...

The 2015 Zurich Classic officially kicked off Monday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. Zurich Chief Executive Officer Martin Senn says the golf tournament the company has titled since 2005 has proven a good fit for its overall business plan. “It makes us proud to see that we’ve been part of the rebuild of New Orleans, that we got closer and closer with the community — not just in New Orleans but in southern Louisiana. We see, obviously, that the Classic generates significant economic benefit for...

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The New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night in front of a sold out crowd in the Smoothie King Center, and are headed to the playoffs. It’s been a rollercoaster year for the New Orleans Pelicans. The young team struggled with injuries and inconsistent play over a grueling 82-game regular season. The Pelicans needed every one of those games. They were locked in a neck-and-neck struggle with the Oklahoma City Thunder. But now, for the first time since 2011, they are in...

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The New Orleans Pelicans, clinging to the final Western Conference playoff berth, knocked down the Phoenix Suns Friday night in a 90-75 win at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans (43-36) remains in a neck-and-neck race with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff slot. The teams have identical win-loss records (the Thunder beat the woeful Sacramento Kings on Friday night), but New Orleans took the season series over OKC three games to one, giving the...

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