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New Orleans Saints
6:55 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Saints Sink High-Flying Falcons 31-27 At Home

Jimmy Graham dunks the football over the goalpost after a touchdown during the Saints 31-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints handed the Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the 2012 season Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by a margin of 31-27.

The Falcons started the season on a roll, traveling to New Orleans with an unblemished 8-0 record. But, despite Atlanta’s successes, the Saints always seem to slow the Falcons down.

In their last 13 meetings, the Saints have now defeated the Falcons eleven times, and four straight overall.

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Sports
5:39 am
Sun November 11, 2012

The Moneyball Of Basketball

Originally published on Sun November 11, 2012 11:36 am

With baseball playoffs becoming a distant memory, NPR's Mike Pesca talks to host Rachel Martin about basketball becoming more like baseball. People are increasingly trying to identify more valuable statistics for individual basketball players.

Hornets 107 — Bobcats 99
1:35 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Hornets Score Season-High 107 Points To Defeat Bobcats

The Hornets beat out the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 107-99, led by Anthony Davis, who captured his first regular season double-double (23 points and 11 rebounds).

Both Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis returned to their starting positions last night as they faced off against a Charlotte defense that gives up more points than any other team in the NBA. Davis, drafted this year as the first pick overall, also met up with his former teammate from Kentucky, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was picked second.

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Final Score: 77-62
11:44 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hornets Drop Stinker To 76ers With Franchise Record-Low 62 Points

The New Orleans Hornets broke a franchise record at the New Orleans Arena Wednesday night, during a dispiriting loss to the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

Too bad it was the record for fewest points scored in a game.

The 77-62 loss came at the end of a disorganized offensive and defensive effort in a game missing key players on both teams.

The Hornets turned the ball over 20 times, and made just 23 field goals, including four 3-point shots out of 19 attempts.

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Hornets
5:27 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hornets rookies Davis, Rivers out vs. 76ers

New Orleans Hornets rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers both have been ruled out for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Davis has been sidelined by a minor concussion since the middle of New Orleans' second game of the season last Friday night. Rivers has a sprained left index finger and will be out for the first time.

Davis, the first overall choice in the 2012 draft, has averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in his first two games.

New Orleans Saints
12:48 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Saints Beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-13

Chris Ivory celebrates at the end of a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Ivory carried 10 times for a team-best 48 yards in his first game this season.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 at the Superdome, showing flashes of their old brilliance.

“Bend but don’t break,” could have been the mantra for the historically bad New Orleans Saints defense during a game that featured some defensive miscues and a few spectacular plays by the Eagles’ skill position players — most notably a 77-yard bomb from Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter.

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Barbershop
10:33 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Did The President Completely Strikeout?

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:30 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barber Shop, where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds.

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Museums
10:25 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Pro football exhibit coming to WWII Museum

A traveling exhibit about professional football in America is coming to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

"Gridiron Glory, The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" includes a section about football during World War II. It also will have a home-team area for each host city.

It's part of the Hall of Fame's 50-year celebration and features more than 200 of its artifacts.

The exhibit opens Oct. 6 in Pittsburgh. It moves to New Orleans for an opening on Jan. 26 — just before the Super Bowl — and runs through May 5.

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Community
11:33 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Saints WR Colston helps inspire troubled kids

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston doesn't just inspire on the field. He's also an inspiration to a group of teens who've worked to turn around their troubled lives.

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It's All Politics
2:03 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans

Rowdy Smith, who brought his sons to the St. Louis Rams game on Sunday, said that President Obama's "not a leader" and is hurting the energy industry. He's shown here walking in front of the Americans for Prosperity campaign bus.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 2:18 pm

There's nothing like a ready-made crowd to help a group get its message out. That's why a conservative political organization set up shop Sunday outside the St. Louis Rams-Washington Redskins NFL football game.

Why mix politics and football?

"People are here," explained Patrick Werner, Missouri state director for Americans for Prosperity.

Football fans are used to encountering promotional tents for sports-talk radio stations and brands of beer and mixed nuts on their way to the game. Not so many of them expect to discuss politics as part of the pregame festivities.

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