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New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Hornets Win Fourth Straight in Victory Over Timberwolves, 104-92

The Hornets came back from an 18-point first quarter deficit Friday night to overcome the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-92.

The win at home is the fourth straight victory for the Hornets, and the fifth in the past six games. It’s their longest winning streak since April of 2012.

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New Orleans Hornets
4:44 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Preview: Hornets/Timberwolves

The New Orleans Hornets will try to extend their winning streak to four tonight against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Bees have been on a roll with star guard Eric Gordon, winning four of their last five since his return from a nagging knee injury — and are coming off a dominant 88-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

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College Football
11:16 am
Thu January 10, 2013

UL-Lafayette Seeks New Defensive Coordinator

Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth says he's seeking a replacement for defensive coordinator Greg Stewart.

Hudspeth said Wednesday that Stewart will not return to the Ragin' Cajuns' coaching staff for the 2013 season. He did not indicate what sparked the coaching move but thanked Stewart for his contributions that led to the team's 18 wins, including a pair of New Orleans Bowl titles over the last two years.

New Orleans Hornets
10:32 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Hornets Ground the Rockets, 88-79

Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams during his postgame press conference.
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Hornets turned a dominant fourth quarter into their third straight win tonight, coming from behind to beat the Houston Rockets at the New Orleans Arena, 88-79.

Roger Mason, Jr. lead the Bees to the win with a perfect quarter, scoring 15 of his season high 17 points in the final period. Mason, in the 4th, was 5-for-5 from the field, including three from downtown, and 2-2 from the free-throw line. The Hornets outscored the Rockets 29-10 in the 4th.

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New Orleans Saints
7:43 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Saints Sign Coach Payton To 5-Year Contract

The New Orleans Saints have signed Head Coach Sean Payton to a five-year contract extension, the team announced today in a press release.

Payton, whose contract will reportedly pay him $8 million a season — making him the highest-paid coach in the league — has presided over the most successful run in the team’s history since being hired by the Saints in January of 2006.

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Latest News
2:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Nicholls Completes Stadium Renovations

The face-lift of Nicholls State University's football stadium is finished, a little behind schedule but on budget.

The Daily Comet reports the more than $1.3 million project was focused on replacing the stadium's 40-year-old, six-person elevator, which had become dangerously unstable.

Mike Davis, Nicholls' facilities director, said rebuilding the elevator shaft gave the school a chance to make some other changes to John L. Guidry Stadium's facade. Crews enlarged the lobby and built a patio in front of the stadium.

College Basketball
11:59 am
Tue January 8, 2013

LSU-Shreveport, Lady Tigers Named Players of the Week

Brandon Davis of LSU-Shreveport and LSU Lady Tiger Danielle Ballard have been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's college basketball state players of the week.

Davis had a huge double double in the Pilot's win over Huston Tillotson, while Ballard had 57 points in LSU's 2-1 week for the women.

New Orleans Hornets
10:11 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Reinvigorated Hornets Clamp Down on Spurs in 95-88 Win

The New Orleans Hornets came into tonight’s game still hot off their overtime win in Dallas two days before, shutting down the high-flying San Antonio Spurs in front of a raucous crowd at the New Orleans Arena, 95-88.

The Spurs (27-10), were boxed out by a strong New Orleans defensive effort and a yeoman’s effort from Greivis Vasquez and Eric Gordon, who combined for 38 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds. Vasquez recorded his tenth double-double of the season, and Gordon put up 24 points, 8 of those in the final quarter.

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New Orleans Hornets
6:51 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Notes: Hornets/Spurs Matchup

The Hornets have signed guard Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract, the team reported earlier today. Sloan most recently played for the Sioux Falls NBA Development League team, and appeared in 33 NBA games during the 2011-12 season, including three games with the Hornets.

During his time with the Hornets, Sloan averaged 4.0 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 rebounds in an average of 13.7 minutes a game.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:10 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Hornets Beat the Mavericks in OT, 99-96

Eric Gordon took control in the last minutes of overtime, scoring the New Orleans Hornets’ last 8 points and leading his team to victory on the road against the Dallas Mavericks.

Gordon started his final assault with 1:49 left to play in overtime, driving through the Dallas defense for a reverse lay-up to bring the Bees within one, 94-93. He then knocked down a go-ahead three-pointer, before the Mavericks’ O.J Mayo pulled up for a jumper to tie the game at 96.

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