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New Orleans Saints
9:36 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Saints Upbeat Despite Brees' Absence

The New Orleans Saints say they have the experience and leadership to have productive offseason practices even without their star quarterback. New Orleans is holding its first three offseason practices, called organized team activities, Tuesday through Thursday. Drew Brees is still holding out for a new contract.

Saints Moves
9:37 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Saints Shift Executive Staff

Rita Benson LeBlanc will become vice chairman of the board of the New Orleans Saints and Dennis Lauscha will take over as president of the team.

Owner Tom Benson has announced Sunday that LeBlanc, his granddaughter, will expand her duties to include more management responsibilities in various Benson interests outside of the team. 

Saints Bounties
9:18 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Lawmakers Ask NFL to Reconsider Saints Penalties

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.

The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday.

In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond that the penalties imposed upon the Saints are too harsh and should be reconsidered."

All Things New Orleans
5:22 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

A Collision of Art & Spirit

We'll listen to stories about art in school and our community and then turn our attention to sports, as we discuss the Saints and the Zephyrs.

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New Orleans Saints
10:55 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Hargrove Disappointed NFL Discussed His Statement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Suspended former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove says he's disappointed his sworn statement regarding the NFL's bounty investigation was leaked. Hargrove's sworn declaration explains how ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current assistant head coach Joe Vitt told him to deny the existence of a bounty program in New Orleans.

NFL Bounties
11:06 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Independent Counsel Confirms Bounty Payments

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program says the evidence shows payments were handed out and received for some hits on targeted opponents. She adds the players always had the option to say no, but didn't.

Tulane Stadium
11:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Opposition Arises to Tulane Stadium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University's plans to construct a new football stadium in New Orleans' Uptown neighborhood are drawing opposition from some residents. Opponents of the stadium say they believe it will add to traffic and parking problems.

Saints Bounty Suspensions
10:01 am
Thu May 3, 2012

NFL Suspends 4 Players

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL. He was one of four players suspended Wednesday. Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, is suspended for eight games, while Saints defensive end Will Smith is barred for four games. Linebacker Scott Fujita will miss three games and all of the suspensions are without pay. 

Tax Break
10:04 am
Tue May 1, 2012

House Backs $3.7M Annual Tax Break for the Hornets

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has reversed course and agreed to extend an existing tax break given to the New Orleans Hornets that saves the team $3.7 million a year.

The extension proposed by Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, was backed in a 62-37 vote Monday. The measure only got 49 votes in support last week.

The NBA team gets a tax break through the state Quality Jobs Program. Henry proposes continuing that through the 2024 season.

Zurich Classic
10:28 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Dufner Takes Zurich Classic for First PGA Tour Win

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the Zurich Classic to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour. 

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