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Barnes (eye) returns, suits up for Clippers

ESPN.com Updated Dec 18, 2013
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was cleared by doctors to return to the court for the first time in a month and was in uniform for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, although he did not play.
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  • Davis (broken hand) back in Pelicans' lineup

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    Anthony Davis returned to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup Wednesday night after missing seven games with a broken hand.
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  • Hartley thanks Saints, fans on way out

    ESPN.com nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    METAIRIE, La. – Kicker Garrett Hartley made some gracious parting comments on Twitter on Wednesday night after being released by the New Orleans Saints a day earlier. Hartley spent parts of six seasons with the Saints, beginning in 2008. It was a dramat…
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  • Saints VS Panthers : Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    saintsgab.com Dec 18, 2013
    If the players weren’t convinced that Sean Payton meant what he said after the humiliating loss to the Rams last week, they are now. When Payton gives a wake up call, he doesn’t mess around, gone are Garrett Hartley and Chris Carr while Charles Brown ha…
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  • NFL fans brace for the final two weeks

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Fans of playoff contenders are smacking each other around on Instagram
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Wednesday night

    nba.com Dec 18, 2013
    ? Anthony Davis will make a surprising return to the starting lineup when the Pelicans play the Clippers tonight at Staples Center, the team announced before the game. Davis, who averages 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds, sustained a fracture in his left h…
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  • Win against Saints key for Newton MVP talk

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is to become a serious candidate for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, Sunday will be the big test. A victory over quarterback Drew Brees, already a serious candidate, and the New Orlean…
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  • New Orleans Saints ready to roll with rookie Terron Armstead as their new left tackle

    nola.com ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    Terron Armstead says he has never stopped fighting for a starting job with Charles Brown.
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  • New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush misses Wednesday's practice

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Josh Hill, Keyunta Dawson, Roman Harper were limited
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  • Game of the Week: Will the Saints-Panthers rematch have a different result?

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2013
    When the Carolina Panthers met the New Orleans Saints a couple weeks ago, nothing went right for the Panthers. The Saints dismantled them in a 31-13 win. Carolina's chances of winning the NFC South seemed to slip away that night. Then the Rams blew out …
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  • Saints injury list: short and sweet

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are coming off of their most disappointing loss of the season at St. Louis last Sunday. But at least they have their health. Only one player missed practice for the Saints on Wednesday: backup safety Rafael Bush (…
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  • Golden State Warriors fan hits halftime 3-pointer, gets ‘groceries for a year’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2013
    Apparently, even the Golden State Warriors' fans can light it up from downtown. Check out this top-of-the-key connection from halftime of the Warriors' big Tuesday night win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena: Step in, snap the wrist, bottoms…
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  • New Orleans Saints chat with Katherine Terrell at 12:30 p.m.

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Brown benched, Armstead next man up: Come talk all things Saints
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  • What the media are saying about the Carolina Panthers

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Coach Ron Rivera urges a Carolina Panthers fans 'call to arms' vs. Saints
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  • Hardy needs to exploit Saints rookie tackle

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I know what Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy probably will say later today when asked about the New Orleans Saints giving rookie Terron Armstead his first NFL start at left tackle for Sunday's game. He's an NFL player. You t…
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  • Andre Iguodala Returns & Stephen Curry Goes Off In Warriors Win

    During Tuesday night’s Warriors – Pelicans game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, offseason Dubs acquisition, Andre Iguodala, returned for the first time in 12 games after suffering a strained hamstring in a loss to the Lakers on November 22. Though he only d…
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  • Drew Brees' passing game vs. the St. Louis Rams: Infographic

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday
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  • Saints replacing left tackle with rookie for Panthers game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 18, 2013
    It’s not too late to make an example of someone. So on the eve of their biggest game of the regular season, the Saints are taking the dramatic step of replacing their left tackle. Saints coach Sean Payton just told reporters (and the team tweeted out th…
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  • Bulletin board fodder not enough vs. Saints

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    Not to call out the Carolina Panthers' secondary -- that is how New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes prefaced his comment last week -- but they will need more than bulletin board fodder to stop New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.…
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  • Film study: Reviewing Saints defense

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    For the New Orleans Saints defense, Sunday's 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams was all about big plays. The ones they gave up -- and the ones they failed to make. The Saints defense had terrible breakdowns during four back-breaking big plays by the Rams …
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-CAR 00:48

    Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-CAR

    Dec 18
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for New Orleans at Carolina.
  • Video - Saints Shakeup 01:24

    Saints Shakeup

    Dec 18
    Pedro Gomez reports from Metairie, La., where the Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley and signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham.
  • Video - Davis Returns To Pelicans 01:18

    Davis Returns To Pelicans

    Dec 18
    Cassidy Hubbarth and George Karl on the return of Pelicans center Anthony Davis.