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Griffin scores 37, Pistons hold off Pelicans 98-94

Jan. 24, 2019 12:07 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin got Detroit off to a hot start, but the Pistons still had to scratch out a victory in the final seconds over the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans. It didn't sit well with the All-Star forward. "The way we finished the game was the reason we've lost so many close games," said...

SE Louisiana beats Houston Baptist behind Veal's 26 points

Jan. 23, 2019 10:30 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Marlain Veal scored 26 points with five 3-pointers and five assists and Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 70-67 on Wednesday night to win its third straight. Moses Greenwood added 15 points and Von Julien had nine with seven assists for the Lions (7-12, 3-3 Southland Conference),...

Sam Houston State hits 14 3-pointers in 78-64 win

Jan. 23, 2019 9:51 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — R.J. Smith scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, Cameron Delaney added 15 with three 3s and Sam Houston State hit a season-high 14 3s to beat Northwestern State 78-64 on Wednesday night to win its seventh straight and remain unbeaten in Southland Conference play. Marcus Harris hit...

Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez in pre-Mardi Gras parades

Jan. 23, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and "ExtraTV" host Mario Lopez are among the stars headlining New Orleans parades leading up to Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Muses says Clarkson is the first person to serve twice as Honorary Muse — someone...

AP tech specialist Tommy Driscoll dies at 56

Jan. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thomas Michael "Tommy" Driscoll, a senior technology specialist for The Associated Press and a leader of teams that carried out behind-the-scenes workspace preparations for the news cooperative's multifaceted coverage of Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies, political conventions and...

Jamel Brinkley wins 2018 book award named for Ernest Gaines

Jan. 23, 2019 4:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A love for reading and writing as a youngster led Jamel Brinkley to teach high school English and begin pursuit of an advanced degree in literature. But it was the encouragement from professional writers that ultimately led him to quit his job and become a full-time author. Now...

Louisiana governor chastises NFL leader about missed penalty

Jan. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Add Louisiana's governor to the list of people chastising the NFL about officiating in the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints. Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter Tuesday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to...

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

Jan. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders asked a judge on Tuesday to order the NFL commissioner to reverse the results of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl, or schedule a do-over. Their lawsuit,...

Explo Systems ex-owner drops Camp Minden sentence appeal

Jan. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The former owner of a company that left thousands of tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard facility has dropped an appeal of his sentence. Meanwhile, a codefendant's sentencing appeal remains before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Former...

'NFL bleaux it': Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

Jan. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it." WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including...