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Lyons lifts Nicholls St. past New Orleans 86-62

Jan. 23, 2021 8:40 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Ryghe Lyons had 23 points plus 13 rebounds, both career highs, ands Nicholls State romped past New Orleans 86-62 on Saturday. Ty Gordon had 18 points for Nicholls State (8-5, 6-1 Southland Conference), which won its sixth straight game. Pierce Spencer added 17 points and six rebounds....

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo, a man walks in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Texas should be allowed to halt a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's lawyers told a federal appeals court Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in a hearing punctuated by debates over fetal pain and the rights of women to medically safe abortion. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

Appeals court revisits Texas ban on abortion procedure

Jan. 21, 2021 2:54 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas should be allowed to halt a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's lawyers told a federal appeals court Thursday in a hearing punctuated by debates over fetal pain and the rights of women to medically safe abortion. A 2017 Texas law, which has never been enforced,...

Rosser lifts New Orleans past Texas A&M-CC 87-68

Jan. 20, 2021 11:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Damion Rosser had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead five New Orleans players scoring in double figures as the Privateers beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 87-68 on Wednesday night. Rodney Carson Jr. added 14 points for the Privateers (4-9, 3-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green chipped...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen looks on during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says Nielsen has agreed in principle to become LSU’s next defensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, because some contractual details were still pending. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)

AP sources: Saints' Nielsen passes on LSU job, stays in NFL

Jan. 19, 2021 3:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen informed LSU on Tuesday that he will not take the Tigers' defensive coordinator job after initially agreeing in principle to do to so, two people familiar with the situation said. The people spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on...

FILE - Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 28, 2018. Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival say they now plan to hold this year's version of the event in October. Jazz Fest is usually held every spring but it didn't happen last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, with the virus still a threat, the event has been postponed until fall. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

Jan. 19, 2021 3:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic, which forced cancellation of last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, is forcing postponement of the festival this year. “ Jazz Fest ” is usually a spring event that begins on the last weekend in April. But festival producers announced...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees waves to his family and fans after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Signs point to Saints entering new era in 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 8:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Signs point to new era dawning for the New Orleans Saints, even if an opportunity remains to keep together much of the young core that has powered the club to four straight NFC South titles. The Saints must be ready for Drew Brees to retire after he started at quarterback for 15 years....

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, plays with his children as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady speaks with Brittany Brees after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees exits playoffs, perhaps career, on sour note

Jan. 18, 2021 1:00 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two hours after the New Orleans Saints' season had ended, Drew Brees stood on the Superdome field in street clothes, throwing passes to his children while his wife, Brittany, captured images of those moments with her cell phone. Brees routinely throws the ball around with his kids...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

St. Hilaire lifts New Orleans over McNeese State 99-84

Jan. 16, 2021 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night. Damion Rosser had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his fourth career double-double — for New Orleans (3-9, 2-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green...