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Saints can push Panthers’ playoff hopes to brink

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints were reminded two weeks ago that even the last-place team in the NFC South can take them down. The Panthers (5-5) got the same reminder last week. So Brees could only presume a sense of urgency pervaded Carolina’s preparations for Sunday’s visit to...

Man said he was framed, is found guilty of officer’s murder

Nov. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who took the stand in his own defense Wednesday has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of a Shreveport police officer. Grover Cannon, 31, testified against the advice of his counsel, news outlets reported on the seventh day of the trial. Cannon said he...

No. 1 LSU has sights on ‘Boot,’ SEC West title, vs Arkansas

Nov. 21, 2019 2:22 PM EST

Arkansas (2-8, 0-6 SEC) at No. 1 LSU (10-0, 6-0, No. 1 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: LSU by 43 1/2. Series record: LSU leads 40-22-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? With a victory, LSU would win the SEC Western Division, thereby clinching its sixth trip to the conference title game since that game’s...

Feds: Royalty exemption for new shallow-water Gulf wells

Nov. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal agencies that make and enforce offshore oil and gas leases say they’ll encourage new wells in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters by allowing some reduced-royalty or even royalty-free production if owners can prove they need it. Some $20 billion worth of oil and gas may go...

US asked to probe test of unapproved implants on inmates

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration is being called to investigate a short-lived pilot program that sought to treat inmates with anti-addiction implants never approved by federal regulators. The Advocate reports advocacy group Public Citizen requested the probe in a...

Rachal scores 20 to lead Tulsa past SE Louisiana 73-66

Nov. 20, 2019 10:26 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Tulsa defeated Southeastern Louisiana 73-66 on Wednesday night. Darien Jackson added a career-best 18 points for Tulsa (4-1), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Jeriah Horne added 10 points. Tulsa had a 10-0 run in the closing...

Former LSU student gets 5 years in pledge’s hazing death

Nov. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former LSU student was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, but a judge suspended all but 2½ years of the term in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Max Gruver. Matthew Naquin, an ex-Phi Delta Theta member, also was sentenced to...

Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I came to a point where I was willing to accept it either way,” Anthony said after...

Pelicans spoil Anthony’s debut, beat Blazers 115-104

Nov. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony smiled easily in a hallway outside the Trail Blazers’ locker room and asserted that he “felt great” after the first game of his 17th NBA season, even if his new team couldn’t keep pace with Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram and a largely revamped...

Bile leads Northwestern St. past Louisiana College 67-60

Nov. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chudier Bile had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks as Northwestern State topped Louisiana College 67-60 on Tuesday night. Bile was 8-of-10 shooting and added three assists and two steals. Nikos Chougkaz had 10 points for Northwestern State (2-3). Jamaure Gregg added three...