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Sports

  • NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

    PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday.The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Bank of America also is giving Raiders owner Mark Davis a $650 million loan, further helping convince the owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year.Owners voted 31-1 to app...

  • Minus Cousins, Pelicans top Nuggets 115-90 behind Davis' 31

    DENVER (AP) — A rousing defensive effort helped the New Orleans Pelicans boost their flickering playoff hopes.Anthony Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds, helping to compensate for the absence of injured DeMarcus Cousins, and New Orleans beat the Denver Nuggets 115-90 on Sunday night."Offensively, we did a really great job of moving the basketball," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "But the defense won the game, let's tell it like it is. We were great defensively."...

  • New LSU coach Wade unveils plan to awaken a 'sleeping giant'

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly named LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade left little doubt about his intention to wear his players out.It also sounded like the fresh-faced 34-year-old, who has known only winning in his four seasons as a head coach at Chattanooga and at VCU, knew better than to make immediate promises about turning the Tigers into champions before he'd truly discovered what he's gotten himself into down on the bayou."You may beat us, but you're going to...

  • AP source: Linebacker Manti Te'o agrees to deal with Saints

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — NFL veteran linebacker Manti Te'o has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a person familiar with the situation.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.New Orleans also is bringing back free-agent cornerback Sterling Moore. Moore's agent, Andy Simms, said Moore has agreed to a one-year deal.Te'o, a former Notre Dame star, has played 38 ...

  • Cousins dominates as Pelicans beat Grizzlies 95-82

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins just lost his head band, not his head.It was a good look for him, and the surging New Orleans Pelicans.The mercurial Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with the Pelicans, pouring in 41 points and grabbing 17 rebounds, and New Orleans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-82 on Tuesday night."It feels good to finally tear down that wall, break out of the shell," Cousins said. "They've been telling me since I've been here to j...

  • Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren't a typical No.

  • VCU's Wade heading to LSU after pair of tourney appearances

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach.Vice Chancellor and athletic director Joe Alleva made the announcement Monday night on LSU's athletics web site and Twitter. The statement said more details are coming.Wade guided the Rams to the Atlantic 10 championship game and the NCAA Tournament in both of his seasons.

  • Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wore his old, blue Kentucky jersey to Sunday night's Pelicans game against Minnesota.He said he wore it for good luck, adding: "We needed it."By "we," Davis meant Kentucky, not the Pelicans, who finally seem to have adjusted to the seismic lineup shift caused by the acquisition of All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins a month ago.Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and New Orleans won for the fourth time in five games by defeating the T...

  • Cousins leads Pelicans to win over Blazers 100-77

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points, Anthony Davis had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-77 on Tuesday night.Cousins had nine rebounds and three assists. He made 9 of 17 2-point shots but missed all five of his 3-point attempts.Jordan Crawford had 13 points and scored in double figures for the fourth time in four games since being signed to a 10-day contract March 5. Solomon Hill scored 12 points, E'Twaun Moore h...

  • Payton: Patriots CB Butler schedules visit with Saints

    Patriots restricted free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler has scheduled a visit with the Saints at the team's headquarters on Thursday.New Orleans coach Sean Payton confirmed the visit Tuesday, telling The Associated Press he holds Butler in high regard and is eager to meet with him.If the Saints sign the 27-year-old Butler to an offer, New England has the option to match it. The Patriots could also let Butler go and then receive the Saints' 11th overall draft pick this year in return.But...

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