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NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney 'bubble'

The NBA, its teams and the players' union are making mental health and wellness resources available to players now and once they arrive at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex for the season restart.

Saints legend Tom Dempsey dies at 73 from coronavirus, family says

Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who made a record 63-yard field goal in 1970, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73 years old.

Zion Williamson's exceptional debut provides Pelicans hope

Zion Williamson's sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't.
NFL PLAYOFFS

Vikings stun Saints in OT in NFC wild-card game

Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday.

Pittsburgh Steelers cut rookie hours after arrest for terroristic threats

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut reserve safety Kameron Kelly on Friday hours after the rookie was arrested following an alleged altercation with police at a bar.

Saints' Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's mark for most career TD passes

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has become the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes, breaking Peyton Manning's record.

Saints QB Drew Brees to miss at least 6 weeks with thumb injury: report

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation.
Recap

Wil Lutz's field goal caps wild finish as Saints top Texans

Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night in game that had three scoring plays in the final minute.

Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to Lakers in blockbuster deal: report

Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices.

Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout: report

The Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. Demps' firing comes amid the fallout after all-star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team.

Saints' Dez Bryant has torn Achilles tendon: report

A person familiar with the situation says medical examinations and imaging have confirmed that Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season before it had begun.

Saints' Drew Brees sets NFL's all-time passing yards record

Drew Brees has become the NFL's all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it in style.

World Cup: Who's in, who's out

Sixteen teams have secured spots in the knockout stage at the World Cup and sixteen teams have been eliminated. Here's a look at who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup.
Recap

Portugal hangs on to avoid repeat of 2014 group stage exit

Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.
Recap

Denmark beats Peru to gain crucial advantage at World Cup

Kasper Schmeichel's slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen's opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup in Russia.

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