• Saints to leave empty chair in draft room to honor Benson

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints plan to have an empty chair in the draft room at team headquarters in honor of their late owner.

  • Spieth seeks third straight strong finish at Zurich Classic

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That’s why he’s trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic.

  • Fats, food and fun: 1st weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Crescent City this week for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends at the city’s Fair Grounds Race Course and features out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart as well as performers from across New Orleans and Louisiana. It’s also a celebration of Louisiana culture and food with vendors selling everything from cochon de lait po-boys to praline-stuffed beignets. Here’s a look at some things to expect during the festival:

  • Pelicans void about 2,500 improperly bought playoff tickets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say they’ve voided around 2,500 playoff tickets that were purchased improperly during a pre-sale event for the second round of the NBA playoffs.

  • AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry’s option for next season

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry’s contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.

  • Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has his first taste of a playoff triumph, he sounds eager to see what’s next.

  • Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday.

  • Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.

  • Trail Blazers rule out Turner for Game 3 vs Pelicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts says forward Evan Turner is unable to play in Game 3 of Portland’s first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.