The New Orleans Pelicans announced their preseason schedule this week. The Battlin' Birds (have a better nickname for our Aspirational Aves? Share it in the comments below) will play seven preseason games, including two in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center.
The back-to-back home games — against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 14 and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 16 — will take place during the Saints' bye week.
Churra's owner Eddie Martins explains his ideal final match, while Bashar and Falastin Ahmad explain the importance of community when rooting for Brazil.
Our local World Cup coverage continues with a trip to Churra's Brazilian Grill, a restaurant and grocery in Kenner. In addition to offering authentic Brazilian cuisine, Churra's is presenting all 2014 World Cup games on three screens, giving the community a place to cheer on their favorites in the tournament.
The New Orleans Pelicans will open the 2014 NBA Summer League, matched up against the Development League Select team on July 11.
The Pelicans will then play the L.A. Lakers on Sunday, July 13, and the San Antonio Spurs at 3:30 p.m. on July 14.
The 11-day Summer League will take place on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The annual event features many of the top young prospects just entering the league, or D-League stars looking for their big break into the NBA.
The New Orleans Saints will kick off their 2014 season in the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons.
The schedule, released by the NFL late Wednesday evening, has the Saints competing in five primetime games this year, the first in week four at Dallas against the Cowboys. They'll also face the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and a Monday Night Football Game versus the Baltimore Ravens.
The New Orleans Saints preseason schedule was announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints will begin the preseason in St. Louis versus the Rams, then travel home to face the Tennessee Titans. Those dates are still to be announced.
The preseason opener against the Rams will feature a familiar face at defensive coordinator on the St. Louis sideline: former Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams was a central figure in the bounty scandal that sidelined key New Orleans players and coaches during the 2012 season.
Pierre the Pelican, eponymous mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team, suffered a broken beak during a pickup basketball game with other mascots and will undergo "surgery" later today, the team announced this afternoon in a press release.