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NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay & transgender people.

New Orleans, announced Friday as the new location of the game, replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until the NBA decided last month to move it elsewhere.

Unlike several other Southern states, Louisiana has not been swept up in legislative efforts to pass laws similar to that in North Carolina – a fact Gov. John Bel Edwards has touted while lobbying the NBA to bring its All-Star weekend to New Orleans.

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Stuard leads in New Orleans at halfway point

Stuard leads in New Orleans at halfway point

(Reuters) – American journeyman Brian Stuard birdied four of his last nine holes to seize a one-shot lead when the weather-delayed second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was completed on Saturday.

Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard continued to benefit from a putter he picked up last week in San Antonio as he fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana.

That left him at 12-under 132, a stroke in front of American Jamie Lovemark (66) & Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela (69), who both completed their rounds on Friday.

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Winston wins for first time as Bucs QB, 26-19 over Saints

Winston wins for first time as Bucs QB, 26-19 over Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jameis Winston passed for a touchdown & ran for another, & the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on to defeat the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 26-19 on Sunday.

Winston, who was intercepted twice & sacked four times in a losing NFL debut at home a week earlier, remained largely composed in the hostile Superdome. He completed 14 of 21 passes for 207 yards & was not intercepted. He lost one fumble, yet the Saints couldn't cash in, missing a 42-yard field goal.

His touchdown pass was a 15-yarder to Vincent Jackson.

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Saints RB Spiller expects to return soon, if not Sunday

Saints RB Spiller expects to return soon, if not Sunday

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints running back C.J. Spiller says he isn't being coy when he declines to pinpoint when he'll play in his first game this season.

Spiller, who missed all four preseason games & last weekend's regular season opener because of minor knee surgery, has now completed two practices this week, albeit on a limited basis. If he was certain he'd be ready to play by Sunday against Tampa Bay, he said, he wouldn't try to hide it simply to preserve an element of surprise.

''I ain't into surprises. I don't surprise nobody. I want you to see me coming full speed,'' Spiller said playfully after Thursday's practice. ''It ain't Halloween, baby. Trick or treat. I'm coming full speed at you. Trust me, you'll know when 28 is out there.''

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AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Cole, who turns 27 next month, was acquired in a trade from Miami last season & played in 28 regular season games for the Pelicans, averaging close to 10 points & three assists.

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AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Cole, who turns 27 next month, was acquired in a trade from Miami last season & played in 28 regular season games for the Pelicans, averaging close to 10 points & three assists.

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AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Cole, who turns 27 next month, was acquired in a trade from Miami last season & played in 28 regular season games for the Pelicans, averaging close to 10 points & three assists.

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AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Cole, who turns 27 next month, was acquired in a trade from Miami last season & played in 28 regular season games for the Pelicans, averaging close to 10 points & three assists.

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AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Cole, who turns 27 next month, was acquired in a trade from Miami last season & played in 28 regular season games for the Pelicans, averaging close to 10 points & three assists.

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Saints cut 3, activate 3 from practice squad

Saints cut 3, activate 3 from practice squad

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Tim Hightower & veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn while placing rookie linebacker Davis Tull on injured reserve.

New Orleans moreover has activated receiver Seantavius Jones, fullback Toben Opurum & defensive back Don Jones from its practice squad.

Hightower, a former Arizona Cardinals running back, had been trying to resurrect his career with New Orleans after missing three seasons because of complications from a serious knee injury. He survived all preseason cuts, only to be cut on the eve of New Orleans' regular season opener at Arizona.

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