Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling wi...

Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming se...

Louisiana Derby runs along, Wells Bayou wins with no fans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wells Bayou took an early lead and held off NY Traffic to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head Saturday in one of the few U.S. sporting events to continue as scheduled amid ...

Big catch: Saints add free-agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday. The 5-foot-11...

Saints, Peat agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints free agent left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year contract keeping him in New Orleans, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. A person famili...

Saints bring back safety Jenkins as free agency opens

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints opened free agency by bringing back a former defensive leader that they've long regretted letting go. Veteran free agent safety Malcolm Jenk...

Beasley, Russell lead Timberwolves past Pelicans, 139-134

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 28 points, D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 139-134 on Tuesday night...

James' triple-double lifts Lakers past Pelicans, 122-114

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James keeps finding ways to assert his supremacy over the upstart New Orleans Pelicans and rookie sensation Zion Williamson — with or without the help of fellow Lakers All-St...

Mays' strong second half lifts LSU past Texas A&M, 64-50

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU guard Skylar Mays rose decisively for late-game 3-pointers, mixed in a crisp, cross-court pass to set up Emmitt Williams' pivotal fast-break dunk and hustled into the paint...

Ingram, Williamson lead Pelicans past Cavaliers 116-104

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lonzo Ball launched a long two-handed chest pass from one foul line to the other, where Zion Williamson caught it in stride above his head, took a step and dunked with two hands. ...

Williamson's 31 points pushes Pelicans past Blazers, 138-117

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored a season-high 31 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans used a dominant second half to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 on Tuesday night. ...

Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds; Bucks top Pels 120-108

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120-108 on Tuesday night. Khris Middleton scored 20 ...

Williams leads No. 22 LSU past 'Bama for 9th straight win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 22 LSU defeated Alabama 90-76 on Wednesday night for the Tigers' ninth straight victory. Skylar Mays sc...

As Zion Williamson progresses, Pelicans see major upside

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's crowd-pleasing array of soaring dunks, blocked shots and even 3-pointers during his first three NBA regular-season games have left the New Orleans Pelicans eager t...

Williamson has double-double, Pelicans top Celtics 123-108

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Sunday for their first victory since the rookie star joi...