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  • Local student wins Louisiana All-Around State Championship

    Justin John Plaisance, an 8th grade student at Virtual Academy of Lafourche, has earned a position on the Louisiana National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd through June 29th to compete at the 15th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR).Justin has also earned the title of Louisiana State All-Around Champion, accomplishing this title by competing in 5 events, 4 of which he qualified to compete on the national level in ...

  • Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause and traditional New Orleans jazz as they walked into the Pelicans' headquarters.The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with so much more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago.Williamson, who was in New York a night earlier when the Pelicans made him the NBA's top...

  • Pelicans open Zion Williamson era on draft night

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans have officially begun the Zion Williamson era — just days after agreeing to trade away their last No. 1 overall draft choice.Based on the celebrating crowd jammed into a downtown promenade on Thursday night, it appeared Pelicans fans couldn't have been happier to move on from Anthony Davis — who requested a trade last January — and welcome their newest hope to transform New Orleans from a languishing small market franchise into an NBA...

  • Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the Pelicans — thanks to an unlikely NBA draft lottery victory last month — have the right to select him first overall on Thursday night.While new Pelicans executive v...

  • AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all.The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several people familiar with the situation said Saturday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins...

  • Saints' Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including Drew Brees were amused.They also found it fitting, given the dynamism and versatility Kamara has come to embody in his prolific first two NFL seasons."He's definitely a guy that could probably get out there and do it; that's the scary thing," Brees said of Kamara playing ...

  • Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship."We the North!" is now "We the Champs!"Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110 on Thursday night in a Game 6 for the ages."I...

  • AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who has been New Orleans' sack leader in six of the past seven seasons, has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension, which follows the two years left on his current contract and runs through 2023, is not expected to be signed until Wednesday morning and has not ...

  • Pelicans' Griffin says no 'shot clock' on any Davis deal

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Tuesday that the timing of next week's NBA draft won't necessarily raise urgency to deal away disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis."I'm open-minded," Griffin said while introducing new front office hire Swin Cash on a conference call with reporters. "If things devolve in such a way that it's time for us to make a decision relative to Anthony Davis or any other part of the orga...

  • Mendoza lifts Florida St. past LSU 5-4 in 12th for CWS berth

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Florida State's 75-year-old head coach, Mike Martin, was in pain and enjoying every moment of it.A celebratory bear hug from trainer Brandon Stone felt like it "had broken five of my ribs," said Martin, who'll finish his 40th and likely final season at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.Drew Mendoza's two-out hit to right center drove home Mike Salvatore from second base in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting Florida State to a 5-4 ...

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