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Benson in good spirits as trial vs. estranged heirs starts

This is an Oct. 26, 2014, file photo showing New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson sitting on the sideline before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in New Orleans. A judge has denied a motion by media outlets who sought to open court for next week’s trial involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged heirs. Judge Kern Reese, who ruled Friday, May 29, 2015, in New Orleans civil court, says he carefully weighed the public’s constitutional right to access court against the 87-year-old Benson’s privacy rights regarding his medical history.(AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson walked slowly toward a court room where a struggle for control of his pro sports teams is playing out.

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AP source: Pelicans hire Gentry as Pelicans

In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry gestures during the first half of the Suns' NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The New Orleans Pelicans hired Gentry, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis.

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Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states.

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AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club’s vacant head coaching job.

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