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11:38 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Pelicans trade Austin Rivers and Russ Smith, acquire Quincy Pondexter and a draft pick

The New Orleans Pelicans have completed a three-team trade that has been in the works all this weekend, sending Austin Rivers to the Boston Celtics and Russ Smith to the Memphis Grizzlies.

In return, New Orleans has received forward Quincy Pondexter and a future second-round draft pick from the Grizzlies.

Pondexter started his career in New Orleans, appearing in 66 games during the 2010-11 season. That year the then-Hornets went 46-36 and made the playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round in six games by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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New Orleans Pelicans
2:25 am
Sat January 10, 2015

The New Orleans Pelicans held off the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 106 points in win in New Orleans

The New Orleans Pelicans turned some good defense, and scoring performances of 20 points or more by four different players, into a win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, beating them 106-95.

Memphis came into the game ranked third in the Western Conference, and had won four of their last six.

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Sports
8:27 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

New Orleans weekend sports recap: Saints finish season with a win, Pelicans split home and away

The woeful Buccaneers looked like they were going to beat the Saints on Sunday. But New Orleans came back to take the lead with just under two minutes to play. Junior Galette added a sack for a safety to seal the deal.

New Orleans finished the season with a four-game winning streak on the road.

The Saints’ 7-9 record tied their other two lows in the Sean Payton era: 2007, and 2012 — the Bountygate year.

Louisiana Tech won the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

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New Orleans Saints
11:34 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

Sean Payton and Rob Ryan discuss roster moves and the future in Friday press conference

Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan answered questions from the media after practice on Friday, Dec. 26.

The Saints will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 28. Kickoff is at noon.

The following transcript of the Saints media availability was created and provided by the New Orleans Saints organization.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Post-Practice Media Availability

Friday, December 26, 2014

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Sports
10:49 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Turnovers Help Louisiana Tech Take Bowl Win In Dallas

The historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, where the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs beat the Illinois Fighting Illini last Friday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
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Call it a bad game and great victory for Louisiana Tech.

The Bulldogs used big plays to make up for an uneven overall effort to take a 35-18 victory over Illinois at the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26. Louisiana Tech finished the season 9-5 overall, while the Fighting Illini dropped to 6-7.

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College Football
5:37 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Louisiana Tech Will Face The Fighting Illini In The Heart Of Dallas Bowl

The historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, where the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will face off against the Illinois Fighting Illini this Friday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Illinois Illini will close out the 2014 season in style at the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Kick off is this Friday at noon on ESPN.

Mark Haslett, of NPR member station KETR in Dallas, says the Bulldogs are six-point favorites over Illinois.

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Sports
5:51 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Forbes: LSU Is The Fifth-Most Valuable College Football Team In The U.S.

Forbes magazine says the LSU Tigers are the 5th most valuable team in college football.
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LSU football is worth $103 million, according to a new valuation in Forbes magazine, NOLA.com reports.

That makes the Tigers the 5th-most valuable team in college football.

Texas led the way with a team worth $131 million, followed by Notre Dame, Michigan and Alabama.

Forbes said the team has revenue of $88 million and a profit of $50 million. The magazine gave LSU high marks for its contract, which sends $7.2 million back to the school each year.

New Orleans Saints
4:26 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Saints Drop Series, Season, In Loss To Atlanta

The New Orleans Saints were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday afternoon in a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It was their second loss to the Falcons this year.

The Saints needed the win, or a Carolina loss to the Cleveland Browns, to keep their playoff hopes alive. They got neither.

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New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers Burn New Orleans Pelicans, 114-88

Looking for Santa? Sorry.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t look like a team who had played a triple-overtime game the night before.

The Blazers played a three-hour-seven-minute contest in San Antonio, got on a plane, came into the Smoothie King Center, and trounced the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-88.

Pelicans players missed layups. They missed jump shots. They missed slam dunks. They missed free throws. They gave Portland every fast break, slow break, medium break…

The Pelicans just looked broke.

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Sports
2:59 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Win Fourth Straight New Orleans Bowl

Lafayette Head Coach Mark Hudspeth accepted his fourth straight New Orleans Bowl trophy with a salute to the tens of thousands of Cajuns fans in the Superdome on Saturday.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns won their fourth straight R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, beating the Nevada Wolf Pack 16-3.

Winning in the New Orleans Bowl has become an annual tradition for the Cajuns, who inspire tens of thousands of their fans to come along, making it essentially a home game for UL.

Lafayette is now the first team ever to win the same bowl game in four straight seasons. Eight other teams have three consecutive wins in the same bowl.

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