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8:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Jazz Fest Has A Triathlon?!

Jacques Duffourc finishes the running portion of the 16th annual Jazz Fest Triathlon.
Eve Troeh WWNO

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.

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New Orleans Saints
12:33 am
Fri May 1, 2015

New Orleans Saints Make Pickups On Offense And Defense In First Round Of 2015 NFL Draft

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Sports
9:37 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis Talks With Reporters Before The NFL Draft

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.

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New Orleans Pelicans
11:49 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

The Pelicans made a valiant effort, but couldn’t hold off red-hot Golden State

Workers moved in quickly to start breaking down the Smoothie King Center after Saturday night's Pelicans loss to the Warriors.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

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.

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New Orleans Saints
3:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

New Orleans Saints 2015 Schedule

The 2015 New Orleans Saints preseason and regular season schedule.
Credit 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.

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New Orleans Pelicans
2:03 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Pelicans Blow 20-Point Lead In Loss To Golden State

The tunnel through which Pelicans players move from the locker room to the court.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

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 Stephen Curry 3-point shot with 2 seconds remaining in regulation.

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Golf
3:29 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Zurich CEO Says PGA Event Complements Company Goals

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.

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Sports
11:59 am
Thu April 16, 2015

New Orleans Pelicans Headed To Playoffs For First Time Since 2011

A tornado warning and heavy rains kept Smoothie King Center workers busy before the doors opened on Wednesday.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

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 the playoffs.

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis:

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New Orleans Pelicans
11:45 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Pelicans Come Away With Convincing 90-75 Win Over Visiting Phoenix Suns

Pelicans owner Tom Benson visited the team locker room after Friday night's win. His golf cart got caught in the corridor.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

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 Pels the tiebreaker.

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New Orleans Saints
4:28 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Goodbye, Jimmy, Goodbye: Saints Trade Tight End Graham To Seattle Seahawks

The New Orleans Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks.

Graham, a fan favorite, set numerous club records and was a potent tool in the Saints’ offensive arsenal — but had suffered from nagging injuries and declining performance this past season.

Graham will be sent to Seattle along with a fourth-round draft pick, in exchange for Seattle center Max Unger and a first-round pick.

The Saints now have three of the first 44 2015 draft picks.

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