sports

NBA All-Star Game
10:29 am
Tue April 17, 2012

NBA Awards 2014 All-Star Game to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA is awarding New Orleans the 2014 All-Star game, now that Saints owner Tom Benson has agreed to buy the Hornets and sign a lease extension at New Orleans Arena.

NBA Commissioner David Stern, who made the announcement in New Orleans with Benson and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday afternoon, says the All-Star game is a reward to the city and state for efforts to secure the Hornets' long-term future in Louisiana.

Drew Brees
10:25 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Brees Absent as Saints Return to Work

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints are done with their first day of voluntary workouts and there was no sign of quarterback Drew Brees. Brees was in New York on Monday to join players' union officials at NFL offices to discuss the team's bounty program. It's not clear when Brees might join Saints teammates for workouts. He's seeking a long-term contract extension.

Hornets Winning Streak
12:51 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

New Orleans Stings Memphis 88-75

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Hornets are enjoying a win for the fourth time in five games. On Sunday, Eric Gordon scored 18 points to lead New Orleans to an 88-75 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Saints owner Tom Benson attended his first game since Friday's announcement that he had agreed to buy the Hornets from the NBA.

 

 

New Orleans Saints
12:41 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Saints Offseason Workouts Underway

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Offseason workouts are getting underway on Monday for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees still hasn't committed to showing up. The star quarterback is looking for a long-term contract extension, while the team has slapped him with the franchise tag. That amounts to a one-year deal with no long-term security in the case of an injury.

 

Football Playoffs
9:57 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

New Orleans Braces for Saints and BCS Championship Crowds

Football will be taking over New Orleans in the next few days. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and others are asking the public to plan for heavy traffic and massive crowds.

The Saints are getting ready for tomorrow's first-round playoff game with the Detroit Lions, while crowds continue celebrating ahead of Monday's BCS Championship. Mayor Landrieu says residents must be prepared to accommodate the quarter-million visitors.

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WWNO News Reports
9:31 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Forms Midnight Basketball League to Fight Crime

The city of New Orleans is launching a midnight basketball program at the St. Bernard community center. Eileen Fleming reports it's part of the Save Our Sons initiative designed to keep young men out of trouble.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the midnight basketball league is linked to his Crime Action Summit held last September, where residents suggested that young people have recreational options for using their spare time.

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Sugar Bowl
7:36 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

GNO Inc. Predicts Economic Windfall From Sports Events in New Orleans

Tomorrow's Sugar Bowl means more than just victory for Virginia Tech or Michigan. It also generates huge economic development opportunities for the entire New Orleans region.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. President Michael Hecht says the Sugar Bowl and other upcoming sports events are expected to add $400 million to the local economy.

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Community
10:09 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Chris Paul opens hoops courts in NOLA

New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul opened the first of three basketball courts his foundation is refurbishing in the city.

UNO Football
6:26 am
Mon November 10, 2008

UNO Football Club A Hit

Saturday evening UNO's club football team played it's first and only home game of the year against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars, in front of a crowd of 3700. WWNO's Travis Leger was there.

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Film
3:27 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Franklin Martin's film "Walking On Dead Fish"

The triumph of the human spirit looms large in "Walking On Dead Fish," a post-Katrina documentary by filmmaker Franklin Martin.

Its premiere comes at the height of a very active hurricane season and is told through the eyes of a small town football team that turned adversity into victory, uplifting an entire community.

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