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Morant has 27 points, 14 assists as Grizzlies defeat Lakers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had 27 points and matched his season high with 14 assists, and the Memphis Grizzl...
3:40 1 March 2022

LeBron’s 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while ...
5:53 26 February 2022

Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of NBA’s week

The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NB...
8:43 25 February 2022

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when ...
6:26 25 February 2022

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in Ne...
7:18 23 February 2022

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

NEW ORLEANS — Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans ...
3:57 14 February 2022

Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds as Bucks top Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the strength and savvy to outshine rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the latest double-digit triumph for the...
7:25 5 February 2022

The Latest: Calais Campbell chosen NFL Man of the Year

MIAMI — The Latest on the NFL Awards, all times EST:
23:56 1 February 2022

From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

MIAMI — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there.
16:31 30 January 2022

Houston writer Bryan Washington to receive Gaines award

NEW ORLEANS — His path to writing was not straightforward, but Bryan Washington says he's grateful to have found his way.
5:48 30 January 2022

As Zion Williamson progresses, Pelicans see major upside

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson's crowd-pleasing array of soaring dunks, blocked shots and even 3-pointers during his first three NBA regular-season gam...
23:38 27 January 2022

Antetokounmpo thrills Neymar & Mbappé as Bucks beat Hornets

PARIS — With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain t...
0:28 25 January 2022

In Paris, Michael Jordan takes questions on many NBA topics

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls probably played a role in changing basketball in Europe, when they played in Paris and won a tournament 23 years ...
20:31 24 January 2022

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as t...
18:50 24 January 2022

LSU’s Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract

BATON ROUGE, La — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 seas...
16:42 24 January 2022

Zion Williamson’s exceptional debut provides Pelicans hope

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro spo...
9:09 23 January 2022

Williamson’s 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson scored the final point of his first NBA regular season game as a packed and standing crowd belted out chants of “M-V-P!”
7:06 23 January 2022

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

METAIRIE, La. — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself.
21:49 21 January 2022

Jefferson, Delpit among 6 LSU players entering NFL draft

BATON ROUGE, La. — Receiver Justin Jefferson and safety Grant Delpit are among a half dozen players from LSU's national championship team who've state...
2:10 16 January 2022

Griffin: Pelicans project Zion Williamson debut for Jan. 22

METAIRIE, La. — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 ...
19:44 15 January 2022

Moon river: Rocket part ferried on the mighty Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly ...
21:24 8 January 2022

Delay of game: National title on hold amidst 2-week wait

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was ready to get right back on the field to play for another College Football Playoff title after ...
22:02 7 January 2022

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson now in full-court, 5-on-5 drills

METAIRIE, La. — When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one...
21:45 7 January 2022

Davis scores 46 against former team as Lakers beat Pelicans

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis scored 46 points against his former team, Danny Green added 25 and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 123-113 victory over...
6:11 4 January 2022

Stern was a big-city guy and a friend to the small markets

NEW YORK — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New...
7:17 3 January 2022

Zion Williamson returns to practice, raising Pelicans’ hopes

METAIRIE, La. — Zion Williamson returned to practice with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday for the first time since he had arthroscopic knee surge...
19:27 2 January 2022

Saints finish 13-3 but miss out on first-round bye

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It turns out 13 wins weren't enough to earn the New Orleans Saints a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.
4:38 30 December 2022

Ball’s career-high 7 3s helps Pelicans past Rockets, 127-112

NEW ORLEANS — Lonzo Ball highlighted a season-high 27-point performance with a career-high seven 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the und...
3:44 30 December 2022

Waiting game: 15 days between CFP semifinals, championship

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The matchup is set for a tantalizing College Football Playoff national championship game.
20:45 29 December 2022

49ers-Seahawks prime-time showdown highlights Week 17

The return of Beast Mode. A division title on the line. Possible home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
16:54 28 December 2022