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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

The Reading Life With Rich Cohen And Mary Fitzpatrick

This week on The Reading Life, Rich Cohen, whose new book is Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. We'll also hear from Mary Fitzpatrick, who's the co-editor, with Virginia McCollam, of a gorgeous new book about New Orleans called Days and Nights in the Dreamy City: Locals Share Their Favorite Places.

Plus we hear a poem from Andy Young.

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New Orleans Saints
12:08 am
Tue December 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints Crushed In Seattle, 34-7

The New Orleans Saints rolled into Seattle hot. They’d won three straight, and were looking to maneuver into securing home field advantage in the playoffs.

But the Seattle Seahawks are the dominant team in the NFC right now, if not the NFL, and New Orleans really didn’t stand a chance.

The final score: 34-7.

The Saints were stonewalled on offense. Gashed for huge gains in the air and on the ground on defense. They were outmuscled and outplayed at every turn.

“Embarrassing” trended on Twitter.

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New Orleans Pelicans
2:21 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Pelicans Star Anthony Davis Out With Broken Hand

Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans' star forward, will miss an interderminate amount of time after fracturing his hand Sunday night against the Knicks.
New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis, the 6-foot-10 second-year power forward that has been a crucial piece of the New Orleans Pelicans’ high-flying offense this season, broke his hand in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Knicks.

The injury has been described as a “non-displaced fracture” in his right hand, according to the team, who will be updating the media on his status later this week since the team is currently on a road trip.

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New Orleans Pelicans
9:50 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Warriors Come Out To Play, Beat Pelicans 102-101

The New Orleans Pelicans, down by one point with 22 seconds to go, set up on the visiting Golden State Warriors. Jrue Holiday took it inside, looking for a pull up jumper, and couldn’t find one. He dished it to Eric Gordon on the outside.

1.8 seconds left. Gordon takes the jumper, and his game-winning three-pointer rolls around the inside of the rim… and back out. And the Warriors took home a 102-101 victory.

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New Orleans Saints
11:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Saints Hold Off Falcons; Improve To 9-2

The New Orleans Saints have improved to 9-2 with Thursday night’s win over the archrival Atlanta Falcons.

Games between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons tend to be close, even in a year when the red-hot Saints are again putting up record numbers, and Atlanta has pretty much completely imploded. Since 1991, 27 games between these two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less.

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NolaVie
9:49 am
Mon November 18, 2013

All Clear: An NFL Purse Review

A new list of prohibited items posted at the bottom of the Superdome's Gate A ramp.
Jason Saul WWNO

We’re more than mid-way through the football season, which begs a review of one of the more controversial new NFL rules. We’re talking, of course, about the NFL’s decision to allow only see-through purses into NFL stadiums nationwide. Here’s a field study of stadium bag theory.

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New Orleans Pelicans
12:05 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Pelicans Shuffle Active Roster Due To Injuries

The New Orleans Pelicans have placed injured center Greg Stiemsma on the inactive list and have activated forward Ryan Anderson, per General Manager Dell Demps, the team announced today.

Stiemsma suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles. An MRI confirmed the injury, and Stiemsma is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Sports & Health
3:10 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Tulane Institute Of Sports Medicine Doctor On Helping NFL Players Transition From Football

The NFL Players Association announced the launch this week of The Trust, a program created to assist former NFL players in the transition to life after professional football.

One major component of The Trust is the Brain and Body program, which will provide participants with medical evaluations and care. Tulane University here in New Orleans is one of The Trust’s three national medical providers.

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Sports & Health
2:43 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tulane University Partners With NFLPA To Provide Medical Care To Former Football Players

The logo of The Trust, the new organization launched by the NFLPA intended to help former players transition away from football. Tulane University is a medical partner of the organization.

The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.

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Sports
1:41 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Will More College Football Teams Rebel?

Grambling running back Jestin Kelly (28) searches for running room against Texas Southern in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Grambling, La., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Kita Wright/AP)

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:27 pm

The football players at Grambling State staged a boycott last month that forced the school to forfeit one of its games.

Among the issues the players complained about were poor facilities and long bus trips to games. The school pledged to work on those issues.

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