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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, at United Nations headquarters. The U.S. Olympic Committee still plans on bringing teams to the Pyeongchang Games in February despite U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley casting doubt on U.S. participation. In an interview Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, with Fox News Channel, Haley was asked if it's an open question about whether the U.S. team will compete at the Olympics in South Korea, given the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 07, 2017 - 1:29 pm
The Latest on the Olympic games in Pyeongchang (all times local): 2:30 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the U.S. "looks forward to participating" in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. She tweeted that update minutes after saying at a briefing that no official decision had been...
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Chris Miller
December 07, 2017 - 11:51 am
There is a possibility of snowfall in the New Orleans area. That alone is enough to get people talking, but a few Saints fans have been pointing out on social media that the last time measurable snow fell in New Orleans, the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl. Last time Snow happened in Southern...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:37 am
(WWL.com) The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic begins today and runs through Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Nine state champions will be crowned over the next three days and Association Executive Director Eddie Bonine says they anticipate several close games. "The matchups look...
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December 07, 2017 - 6:32 am
AP's Barry Wilner One of the NFL's better rivalries has plenty riding on its latest installment. Saints-Falcons tonight also is one of the better midweek matchups on this year's schedule. New Orleans leads the NFC South at 9-3, one game in front of Carolina, which the Saints have swept, and two...
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December 06, 2017 - 3:14 pm
The New Orleans Saints could lock up a playoff berth this weekend. The first step is to beat the Falcons Thursday night in Atlanta. The New Orleans Advocate has compiled a list of the rest of the chips that must fall into place: 1. A New Orleans win, a Carolina loss or tie to the Minnesota Vikings...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo a man carries the Russian national flag past the burning Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The decision will come on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)
December 05, 2017 - 9:13 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping (all times local): ___ 3:30 a.m. Organizers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have issued a statement saying they accept and respect the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PEYTON, NOT PAYTON - Former University of Tennessee football quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and former University of Florida football quarterback Steve Spurrier get together after a news conference of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2017 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the class picture of the latest Hall of Fame inductees was taken, Peyton Manning made his way over to Steve Spurrier for another handshake and some chit-chat before heading off in opposite directions to do media interviews. The former Tennessee quarterback and former Florida...
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December 05, 2017 - 10:35 am
It could be the dream New Year's weekend for south Louisiana sports fans. A lot of Louisiana will be into the football scene in central Florida. On New Year's Eve, the red-hot New Orleans Saints close out the season at Tampa.With their final seeding in the NFC playoffs possibly in play, fan...
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Giants in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 04, 2017 - 11:24 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired Monday by the New York Giants less than one year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, a person familiar with the situation said. McAdoo and Reese were fired a day after the...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:27 am
(WWL.com) For the second straight year, LSU is headed to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando and this year they'll play Notre Dame. Last year the Tigers trounced Louisville 29-9 on New Year's Eve. This year's game will be played on New Year's Day at noon in Camping World Stadium. "It's going to be a big...
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