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2014-02-06 12:26:18

New Orleans Pelicans to play home games in City's newly-named entertainment venue NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans Pelicans Owner Tom Benson and Smoothie King Owner Wan Kim announced today a multi-year agreement reached between the Pelicans and Smoothie King to name the New Orleans Arena the "Smoothie King Center." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/MM60237-a (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/MM59277LOGO) "Smoothie King and the NBA...

2009-05-19 17:34:03

Saints owner Tom Benson announced Tuesday that New Orleans was selected by NFL owners as the site for Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. Miami and Phoenix had also bid for the league's championship game. This is a great accomplishment for New Orleans, and the significance of bringing the Super Bowl to our city and region can't be overstated, said Benson. This shows that our city is on the rise, viable and thriving, and I have great faith in what we can accomplish and the impact it will have,...

2009-04-30 10:35:17

The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement that will keep the NFL team in Louisiana through 2025 and create a sports development district. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appeared at a news conference Thursday with Saints owner Tom Benson, said the agreement would save the state $280 million in payments to the team over 17 years. The deal involves an $85 million updating of the Superdome, which would be paid for by the state. Benson would buy a nearby vacant office building and the...

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2008-12-17 09:47:11

Tom Benson, the 81-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints, was recovering from cancer surgery Wednesday, team officials said. Surgeons at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans removed a cancerous mass from Benson's left kidney Dec. 10 and released him from the hospital Sunday night. We anticipate a full and complete recovery, and he will not need any radiation or chemotherapy, Benson's physician, Dr. John Amoss, told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Amoss said the 3-centimeter mass was found...

2008-09-02 18:00:02

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints announced on Tuesday that the team's season-opening contest at the Louisiana Superdome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be played as scheduled. "There were a number of critical issues that needed to be addressed before we could make this announcement," said Saints owner Tom Benson. "We have been assured by Superdome officials that the stadium is ready to host our fans and our team." The contest, originally...

2006-02-14 17:36:30

By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday vowed to stay in the Superdome through 2010 as the team tries to win back fans still simmering over suggestions the franchise might abandon the city as it struggles to rebuild from last year's devastating hurricane. Saints owner Tom Benson, who faced intense criticism last year when he appeared ready to relocate the NFL team to a more lucrative market, on Tuesday met with New Orleans business leaders and...

2005-12-30 14:46:01

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints football team will return to New Orleans and plans to play all its 2006 home games in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina forced a move to San Antonio this year, team owner Tom Benson said on Friday. He told reporters "the entire Saints organization" would go back to the city after the team's final 2005 game this Sunday against Tampa Bay in Florida. Benson's announcement ended speculation for now that he would keep the Saints permanently...

2005-11-10 19:08:22

By Kemp Powers LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles area, which has not had a professional football team since the 1994 season, is now a prime candidate for two franchises, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said on Thursday. "I think in the next several months we can bring something to fruition," Tagliabue said at a news conference on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall after meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Tagliabue met on Wednesday with California Gov. Arnold...

2005-10-30 18:32:27

BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said on Sunday the New Orleans Saints should remain in Louisiana and try to find a broader fan base after the devastation of the football team's hometown by Hurricane Katrina. "Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana," said Tagliabue. He added, "We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana." Reports that Saints owner Tom Benson has considered...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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