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Injured All-Star Bryant frankly discusses future

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, sits with West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. AP.

Kobe Bryant acknowledges the best days of his brilliant career might be in the past. He still wants to play in another National Basketball Association All-Star game, though.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

James, Durant arrive at All-Star as NBA’s 1A, 1B

The Miami Heat's LeBron James speaks with reporters during the NBA All Star basketball news conference, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in New Orleans. AP

With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft… ”I’d go with LeBron,” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan said.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA All-Star weekend has something for all

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) argues a call with referee Dan Crawford (43) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in New York. The Trail Blazers won the game 94-90. AP

The NBA’s All-Star weekend is a working trip for Damian Lillard, who is set to become the busiest All-Star ever.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

4 first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game

Kevin Love, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry. AP photos

Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have all been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA approves Hornets name returning to Charlotte

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Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Super Bowl set to kick off in fun-loving New Orleans

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Baltimore Ravens fan Cal Wheaton looks out toward the Super Bowl XLVII sculpture on a barge along the Riverwalk in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The city hosts NFL football's Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

Jazz bands are playing, the crawfish boiling and daiquiris swirling Sunday, as partygoers crammed bars and restaurants ahead of Super Bowl 47, the pinnacle sporting event that transfixes America each year.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: Knicks sting Hornets to end slide

New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, front left, slips as New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd (5) steals the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. The Knicks defeated the Hornets 100-87. AP /Kathy Willens

Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and rookie Chris Copeland added 22 Sunday as the New York Knicks beat New Orleans 100-87 to snap a three-game National Basketball Association losing streak.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Smith lifts Hawks to 95-86 win over Hornets

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Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) fights for a rebound with New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. AP

The new year opened with a scene hauntingly familiar from the past for the New Orleans Hornets.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Clippers win 12th straight, break franchise record

The Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, broke a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory on Friday, beating the Sacramento Kings 97-85.

The Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, broke a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory on Friday, beating the Sacramento Kings 97-85.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Duncan leads Spurs past Davis, Hornets, 99-95

New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Anthony Davis fit right in.

Tim Duncan and the wily San Antonio Spurs were celebrating at the end.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: New Orleans named host of 2014 All-Star Game

New Orleans will host the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, league commissioner David Stern announced on Monday, returning the spectacle to the city just six years after it was staged there.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nowitzki scores 40 to lift Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Millsap

DALLAS— Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 40 points as the Dallas Mavericks ended a four-game losing streak with a 102-96 win over the Utah Jazz in the NBA on Saturday. Nowitzki scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks fought off a late rally by the Jazz, who trimmed a 23-point deficit down [...]

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Hornets won’t trade Chris Paul to the Lakers

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The NBA, owners of the New Orleans Hornets, refused Thursday to approve a three-team trade that would have sent Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Posted: December 9th, 2011 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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