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  • Victim of basketball shooting remembered by friends, family Play Video

    June 18, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of 21-year-old Justin Guillory says her son was a quiet person and all he wanted to do was play basketball. That's what he was doing the night he was murdered June 12, outside the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Gym on Osborne Ave. He was... more »
  • Residents react to man gunned down during basketball game Play Video

    June 12, 2015 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after witnesses told News Two he tried to walk away from an argument. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department Justin Guillory, 21, was shot multiple times outside a gym in the 5100 hundred block of Osborne Avenue. Witnesses said Guillory... more »
  • Victim of basketball brawl shooting identified

    June 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who was shot and killed Thursday night at a gym after an argument erupted during a basketball game and shots were fired. BRPD say 21-year-old Justin Guillory died at the scene of the shooting that happened at around 8:05 p.m. at the... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" campaign Play Video

    June 3, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A former basketball player is planning to help elderly people throughout the state cope with the hot and humid Louisiana summer. James "Big Brown" Joseph is giving out free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. It's part of his "Beat the Heat" campaign. Joseph... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    May 22, 2015 3:11 PM

    PHOENIX - Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes. Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said "basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures." Haynes made the... more »
  • LSU to host Oklahoma for 2016 hoops matchup

    May 14, 2015 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 announced Thursday that Oklahoma will travel to Baton Rouge in 2016 to face LSU. The Tigers and Sooners have met four times in the last 45 years with each side winning two games. This will be the first time the... more »
  • Friends, family fill basketball court to honor drowning victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 12, 2015 11:31 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A community remembers a teen for his personality, the love he had for his family and his favorite sport. As night fell on Tuesday, a pick-up game takes over the basketball court where Malcolm Calloway loved to play. "I just played basketball with him the... more »
  • Big Buddy: Get Moving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- When she was a basketball player at LSU, Shanece McKinney volunteered extensively with Big Buddy. She even chose the organization for her 400 hour internship during her senior year. Now, she's in her second season in the WNBA, and is continuing to visit with youth in Big Buddy's... more »
  • Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud

    April 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. Before Game 2 on Monday, Williams said: "I'm not so sure that the... more »
  • Madison Prep Guard Brandon Sampson signs with LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 20, 2015 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Madison Prep Guard and top prospect Brandon Sampson, deciding to stay home and sign with LSU basketball. Sampson choosing the Tigers, over St. John's (the original school he committed to), and Oklahoma State. Sampson joins one of the most anticipated freshman signing classes in LSU... more »
  • Pelicans take on Spurs tonight with playoff hopes on the line

    April 15, 2015 5:09 PM

    The last of the two remaining NBA playoff spots will be determined tonight on the final day of the regular season. In the Western Conference, New Orleans and Oklahoma City go into tonight's action tied for the eighth seed in the West. The Pelicans entertain streaking San Antonio, and are... more »
  • Shelly Sterling wins again in court

    April 15, 2015 8:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling can claim another victory in court. A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Shelly Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a... more »
  • Frank the Tank, stenographer central: Welcome to Wisconsin

    April 2, 2015 4:07 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Wisconsin has Frank the Tank and Captain America, plus Nigel Hayes and his adorable obsession for stenography. The fun-loving Badgers might be the most tight-knit team at the Final Four. But once coach Bo Ryan whistles practice into session, it's all business for the Badgers. "The Tank" refers... more »
  • LSU's Jordan Mickey entering 2015 NBA Draft

    March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced Tuesday that he will give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. LSU said Mickey shared his decision with Coach Johnny Jones and members of the media through a text message. Mickey said in the... more »
  • Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    March 26, 2015 10:13 AM

    Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight with a Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland against West Virginia. In the Mountaineers of coach Bob Huggins, the Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses all the time. And for what it's worth, Huggins... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • No. 11 Miami upsets sixth-seeded Washington 86-80

    March 20, 2015 2:35 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »
  • Suns survive for ugly 74-72 win over Davis-less New Orleans

    March 20, 2015 2:00 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround... more »
  • No. 11 UCLA stuns No. 6 SMU 60-59 on rare 3-pointer

    March 19, 2015 5:01 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a rare goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset of sixth-seeded SMU on Thursday in the teams' NCAA opener. Alford's points came on nine long-range shots but his... more »
  • Butler uses late surge to put away Texas 56-48

    March 19, 2015 4:29 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Kellen Dunham scored 20 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 1:18 to play, to lift sixth-seeded Butler to a 56-48 victory over 11th-seeded Texas in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Bulldogs (23-10) advanced to play third-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday. The Longhorns (20-14) added to a miserable... more »
  • 14th-seeded UAB Blazers upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59

    March 19, 2015 3:01 PM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers (20-15) came in with the youngest team in the NCAA Tournament and with nobody having played in... more »
  • Davis, Pelicans outlast Bucks 85-84

    March 18, 2015 2:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that... more »
  • Lynch, Davis lead Southern past Alabama St. in SWAC tourney

    March 13, 2015 5:23 PM

    HOUSTON - Tre Lynch scored eight of his 14 points in the final 3:30, and Keith Davis made a pair of free throws with two seconds left to give third-seeded Southern a 68-66 win over No. 2 seed Alabama State in the Southwestern Conference tournament semifinals on Friday. Adrian Rodgers... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

    March 11, 2015 2:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their... more »
  • Davis pours in 43, Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    March 10, 2015 2:07 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - Anthony Davis scored 43 points, tying a career high and helping the New Orleans Pelicans pull away for a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Eric Gordon added 16 and Tyreke Evans had 13 before leaving the game in the third quarter with an... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    March 2, 2015 2:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    February 26, 2015 5:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
  • Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

    February 24, 2015 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
  • Lions out-shoot UNO, still lose a nailbiter

    February 24, 2015 5:40 AM

    HAMMOND - Nate Frye scored 17 points, and Tevin Broyles made a layup in the waning seconds to help New Orleans slip past Southeast Louisiana 74-73 on Monday night. Southeast Louisiana (9-18, 6-8 Southland Conference) used a 14-6 run, including five points apiece by Cedric Jenkins and Daniel Grieves, to... more »
  • Undefeated Kentucky in action tonight vs. Tennessee

    February 17, 2015 4:03 PM

    KNOXVILLE - Top-ranked Kentucky rolls its perfect 25-0 record into Knoxville tonight to take on Tennessee as part of the top 25 schedule. And the Wildcats are catching the Volunteers on a down swing. While the talent-rich Wildcats have figured out a way to win at every turn, Tennessee has... more »
  • Mississippi State team plane makes emergency landing

    February 15, 2015 3:02 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A plane carrying the Mississippi State men's basketball team has made an emergency landing in St. Louis after one of the engines failed. The mishap occurred after the Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 77-74 Saturday in Columbia, Missouri. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray posted on Twitter that... more »
  • Harlem Globetrotters returning to Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Baton Rouge! They're performing on Saturday, February 21st at 7 p.m. Visit the Baton Rouge River Center website for tickets. Globetrotters rookie Zeus McClurkin joined us on 2une In this morning to talk about his first year with the... more »
  • Sellout expected when LSU takes on #1 Kentucky tonight

    February 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The biggest game of the season for the LSU Men's Basketball team is tonight. A sell-out crowd is expected when they take on the undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The #1 team in the country is 23-0 as they roll into Baton Rouge, while the Tigers have... more »
  • Jags falls to Jackson St.

    February 10, 2015 1:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Janarius Middleton had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kaven Bernard had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Jackson State beat Southern 62-52 on Monday night. Javeres Brent scored 14 and Raeford Worsham added 10 points and nine rebounds for Jackson State (8-16, 6-5... more »
  • Southern to honor 1977-78 SWAC Championship team check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will honor one of the top sports teams in school history this weekend. The SWAC Championship team from the 1977-78 season will be honored during halftime of Saturday's game against Grambling St. The team finished the regular season with a 26-2 record overall, including... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    January 29, 2015 2:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    January 22, 2015 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members. The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • House leads Texas A&M past LSU, 67-64

    January 17, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Danuel House scored four of his 18 points in the final 23 seconds, and Texas A&M erased a 13-point second-half deficit for its first road victory this season, 67-64 over LSU on Saturday. Jalen Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (11-5, 2-2... more »
  • Lady Tigers edge No. 15 Mississippi St. 71-69 in 2OT

    January 16, 2015 1:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Danielle Ballard scored 24 points, including the go-ahead bucket in double overtime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lift LSU to a 71-69 upset over No. 15 Mississippi State on Thursday night. Raigyne Moncrief contributed 18 points and DaShawn Harden added 13 for LSU (9-8, 3-2 SEC),... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Ballard back on LSU women's hoops roster

    January 8, 2015 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell said star guard Danielle Ballard is back on the roster, in time for the team's game tonight against Vanderbilt. "We're excited for Danielle to rejoin her teammates on the floor," head coach Nikki Caldwell said. "She has worked extremely... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • LSU lands 5-star recruits in football, basketball

    January 2, 2015 7:10 PM

    Five star recruits are hard to land in any sport. If a school lands two in one day, that's a big deal. But what if it's in two different sports? That's what happened today for LSU, as the Tigers landed WR Tyron Johnson in football and SG Antonio Blakeney... more »
  • South Florida beats undermanned SE Louisiana 78-63

    December 23, 2014 3:40 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Corey Allen Jr. scored 19 points to help South Florida beat undermanned Southeastern Louisiana 78-63 on Tuesday. Nehemias Morillo and Anthony Collins had 12 points apiece for South Florida (6-6) and Chris Perry added 10. Dre Clayton's 3-pointer sparked South Florida's 11-3 run to build... more »
  • Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    December 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Pelicans add ex-Mavericks guard Gal Mekel

    December 5, 2014 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed former Dallas Mavericks guard Gal Mekel. The club, which announced the move on Friday evening, says Mekel will be with the team and available to play in Saturday night's game against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3 Mekel appeared in... more »
  • Thunder welcome back Durant but lose to Pelicans

    December 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
  • LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    November 27, 2014 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1. For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... more »
  • Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    November 27, 2014 8:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... more »
  • Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    November 26, 2014 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Stark scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Tulane past Southern University 74-59 on Tuesday night. Stark, Tulane's leading scorer last season at 14.5 per game, entered the contest averaging just 7.3. Tre Drye also scored 14 for Tulane (3-1) and... more »
  • Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    November 26, 2014 1:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
  • Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

    November 20, 2014 5:15 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

    November 19, 2014 2:06 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
  • Trail Blazers rally for 102-93 win over Pelicans

    November 18, 2014 1:57 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
  • LSU women's basketball gets first win of the season

    November 15, 2014 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a disappointing loss Friday at the PMAC, the lady tigers bounced back to get their first win of the season against Sam Houston State 71-45. LSU was led by Jenna Deemer with 16 points and Raigyne Moncrief with 12. The lady tigers outscored Sam Houston... more »
  • LSU men's basketball wins opener 93-82

    November 15, 2014 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team took the court for the first time this season and came away with a win. The Tigers defeated a pesky Gardner-Webb team 93-82. Gardner-Webb led the Tigers 43-42 at the half, but the Tigers Jarell Martin, Jordan Mickey, Josh Gray... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

    November 13, 2014 1:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
  • LSU Basketball signs top-rated high school player

    November 12, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The long-hoped for signing day finally came for LSU Basketball and the nation's top-ranked high school player, Ben Simmons on Wednesday. As expected, Simmons signed with the Tigers, and the LSU compliance office announced it had received and approved the national letter-of-intent papers. The 6-10 forward, an... more »
  • Pelicans beat their old team name 100-91

    November 4, 2014 10:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets 100-91 on Tuesday night. Tyreke Evans added 16 points and 10 rebounds in New Orleans' first victory since its season opener. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points and... more »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
  • Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84 in season opener

    October 29, 2014 1:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
  • Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

    October 24, 2014 1:51 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    October 22, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... more »
  • Kobe drops 13 in return to hardwood, Lakers win

    October 7, 2014 3:02 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Kobe Bryant had 13 points and five assists while playing 21 minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 98-95 in a preseason game Monday night. Bryant - back after missing 76 games last season, including the final 57 due to a fractured left... more »
  • Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

    September 12, 2014 3:42 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. The team's CEO, Steve Koonin, made the announcement Friday afternoon. Koonin has resisted calls that Ferry be fired but says "it is my hope that... more »
  • Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

    August 26, 2014 5:11 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons... more »
  • Former LSU basketball player found dead in pool

    August 11, 2014 6:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Ponchatoula police are investigating the death of former LSU and University of New Orleans basketball player Matt Derenbecker. Police Chief Bry says Derenbecker was found dead Sunday morning in a pool at a friend's house. Layrisson says there appeared to be no foul play. An autopsy will be... more »
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    August 8, 2014 5:37 PM

    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in... more »
  • Southern optimistic bans could come to end soon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams. While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play. "We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Baton Rouge youth Book it with Big Baby this week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU Basketball Star and current NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis will give back to the Baton Rouge community this week when he kicks off his 4th annual Booking it with Big Baby literacy tour. Davis has played in Los Angeles, Orlando and Boston, but... more »
  • Fresh faces hoping to make an impact for LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the departure of several key players on the hardwood for LSU, recruits and transfers coming into the program are going to have to pick up the slack. Keith Hornsby and Josh Gray are two transfers who both hope to fill the big shoes of departed... more »
  • Elbert Robinson could have instant impact for LSU hoops check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2014 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Elbert Robinson stands in rarefied air as a 7 foot center for the LSU men's basketball team, but no matter what expectations might come Robinson's way, the Tigers freshman says he expects even more of himself. Robinson was a target of Johnny Jones since Jones was... more »
  • Spurs dominate Heat, win 5th NBA title in franchise history

    June 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999,... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Spurs ride first-half marksmanship to victory

    June 11, 2014 2:08 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The San Antonio Spurs have a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following an incredible shooting performance in the first half of Tuesday's 111-92 blowout over the Heat in Miami. The Spurs made 19 of their first 21 shots and fired at a 76-percent clip in the... more »
  • Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

    June 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. It was already the... more »
  • NBA will consider giving refs more replay rights

    April 25, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - After further review, the play stands as called. Not because it was right, but because referees weren't allowed to determine it was wrong. NBA officials were already considering expanding referees' instant replay options. Discussions will surely heat up this summer after two key plays in this... more »
  • Aaron and Andrew Harrison staying at Kentucky

    April 25, 2014 2:22 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky twin freshman guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return for a second season to a stocked Wildcats squad coming off an NCAA championship game appearance. Both had been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's remarkable march through the NCAA tournament. Aaron Harrison's... more »
  • Jordan Mickey puts pros on hold, will return to LSU

    April 23, 2014 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jordan Mickey said Wednesday he will return for his sophomore year with the LSU basketball team, and with that, the Tigers will bring back their two star freshman from last year's NIT quarterfinalist team. Mickey said he has goals of leading the team back to the... more »

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