• New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Vaquero was called for pass interference which set up a Carolina touchdown. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Saints defense hoping extra work extends winning streak

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro witnessed something at team headquarters on Monday that he could not recall seeing before in his three-plus NFL seasons.

  • Pelicans add 6-8 rookie Quincy Ford to preseason roster

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say they’ve signed swing player Quincy Ford to their preseason roster.

  • Tiajuana Williams stands near the banks of the Tar River in Tarboro, N.C. on Thursday, Oct. 13 2016, across the river from Princeville. Williams lives in a one-story apartment building in Princeville that was flooded by a river bulging with rainwater from Hurricane Matthew.   (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

    Road to recovery could test patience of Matthew victims

    TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiajuana Williams lives in a one-story apartment building in Princeville, North Carolina, that was flooded by a river bulging with rainwater from Hurricane Matthew. Before driving out of town in her Honda Civic ahead of the storm, she hurriedly packed a small bag with little more than a change of clothes.

  • Henderson TDs lead Memphis past Tulane 24-14.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darrell Henderson had two long touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, to lead Memphis to a 24-14 victory over Tulane on Friday night.

  • Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts in pain as he injures his right ankle during a preseasons match against Houston Rockets in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Davis fell to the court early in the first quarter of Wednesday's game in Beijing, the last of the NBA's two exhibitions in China. He re-entered the game briefly, but soon walked to the locker room. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Pelicans: Davis expected back from sore ankle in 10-14 days

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis is expected to return to basketball activities within 10 to 14 days after spraining his right ankle during an exhibition game against Houston in China on Wednesday.

  • FILe - In this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, speaks with Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera before an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Saints hosts Carolina on Sunday. Neither team has managed more than one victory through a quarter or more of the season. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Panthers, Saints enduring growing pains in pass coverage

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers each have banked on players with little experience to cover opponents’ starting receivers. Neither team has managed more than one victory through a quarter or more of the season.

  • In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, LSU's Leonard Fournette is tackled by Wisconsin's Leo Musso during an NCAA college football game in Green Bay, Wis. The Southeastern Conference, which already made history by winning seven consecutive national championships (2006-12) and eight in the last 10 years, could have a record number of first-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

    After unwanted bye, LSU resumes Orgeron era vs. So. Miss

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After severe weather gave LSU an unscheduled — and unwanted — weekend off, the Tigers sound eager to finally move on to Game 2 under interim coach Ed Orgeron.

  • This March 2012 photo provided by the family shows Bryson Mees-Hernandez, 9 months, with his mother, Crystal Mees, in Houston. “When you are on the other side,” Crystal recalls telling him, “you are going to see Mommy cry a lot. It’s not because she’s mad. It’s because she misses you.” Bryson accidentally shot himself in January with a .22-caliber Derringer his grandmother, Anna Sperber, kept under the bed. (Anna Sperber via AP)

    An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

    Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his brain swelling through the bullet hole in his face, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.