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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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