Soon after Tom Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets in 2012, the team announced they were going to change their name. According to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears, they “considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass,” but settled on Pelicans—after the brown pelican, Louisiana’s state bird.

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Zion Williamson’s weight clause only costs him money if he is waived

We have written about this before at NBC Sports, but as Marc Stein noted in his latest substack newsletter, the early headlines didn’t tell the real story: The much-discussed weight clause in Zion Williamson‘s five-year, $193 million max contract extension will only cost him money in the unlikely event the Pelicans waive him. If things…

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New Orleans Boosters advance to championship game of All-American Amateur Baseball Association National tournament

The New Orleans Boosters defeated Johnstown (Martella’s) 10-3 to advance to the championship round of the All-American Amateur Baseball Association National tournament on Friday in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I need to read more from this story