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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...

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...

Anthony starting in Trail Blazers debut vs. Pelicans

Nov. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday after passing a recent physical....

Run-stuffing, big-play defense making Saints a tough out

Nov. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even with cornerback Marshon Lattimore injured and unavailable, the New Orleans Saints’ defense again demonstrated its ability to stuff the run, make quarterbacks uncomfortable and tip the balance of a game. The Saints haven’t lost two straight games since the first two...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

Redick scores 26, Pelicans top reeling Warriors 108-100

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday looked to find J.J. Redick shot opportunities early and often against Golden State, and Reddick validated Holiday’s approach in short order. “I’m looking for him every time,” said Holiday, who in the first quarter assisted on five Redick jump...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...