New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect

A veteran New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early on Saturday while transporting a suspect to the city jail, authorities said. The suspect escaped and was being sought by law enforcement officers.

Jay Z, Beyonce buy $2.6 mn estate in New Orleans
Jay Z, Beyonce buy $2.6 mn estate in New Orleans

 Rapper-record producer Jay Z and wife Beyonce Knowles have reportedly splashed out $2.6 million on a house in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs
Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs

The Golden State Warriors became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday with a 109-98 victory over New Orleans.

Hudson Swafford moves one ahead in New Orleans
Hudson Swafford moves one ahead in New Orleans

American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into an early one-shot lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday.

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge set pace in New Orleans
Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge set pace in New Orleans

American Boo Weekley, seeking his first PGA Tour victory in two years, took advantage of rain-softened conditions to grab a share of the lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans opening round on Thursday.

Noh Seung-Yul seeks to regain footing at Zurich Classic
Noh Seung-Yul seeks to regain footing at Zurich Classic

South Korea`s Noh Seung-Yul hopes to get his game back on track as he seeks to defend his lone USPGA Tour title at this week`s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Qualifying rain-out puts Juan Pablo Montoya on IndyCar pole
Qualifying rain-out puts Juan Pablo Montoya on IndyCar pole

Mother Nature did Juan Pablo Montoya a favor on Saturday, as lighting halted qualifying for the Grand Prix of Louisiana to give the series points leader pole position for Sunday`s race.

US officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport
US officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport

A law enforcement officer shot a man who attacked several Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said.

Biel gets surprise visit from husband on set

 Actress Jessica Biel got a surprise visit from her husband Justin Timberlake while filming in New Orleans.

Two dead in shooting at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

Two people were killed in a shooting during a popular parade in New Orleans, police said on Friday, in an event shaking the city as it prepares for additional revelry culminating in Mardi Gras on Tuesday.

New Orleans jury could soon decide 'guest worker' lawsuit

Weeks of trial in a years-old lawsuit claiming a marine services company defrauded guest workers from India and subjected them to forced labor are nearing an end in New Orleans.

Two shot along Mardi Gras parade route: New Orleans Police

The New Orleans Police Department says two people are in critical condition after a shooting along a Mardi Gras parade route in uptown.

Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins suspended for head-butt
Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins suspended for head-butt

Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins was suspended one game without pay Saturday after head-butting New Orleans point guard Tyreke Evans in a loss Friday, the league announced.

Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season
Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant will have the weekend to ponder treatment options for what doctors confirmed Friday was a torn rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder.

NBA: Sixers lose top scorer Wroten to knee injury
NBA: Sixers lose top scorer Wroten to knee injury

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten, the NBA club`s leading scorer, will be sidelined indefinitely because of a torn right knee ligament, the team announced Friday.

Wroten suffered the anterior cruciate ligament injury against New Orleans on January 16.

''Blue Dog'' painting valued at $250,000 stolen from New Orleans gallery

 

New Orleans: A painting by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue with an estimated value of $250,000 that depicts the artist as a blue dog beside his bride on their wedding day was stolen on Tuesday from a gallery in New Orleans, the artist`s son said.

Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive
Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive

The Golden State Warriors rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit, beating New Orleans 128-122 in overtime on Sunday to extend their NBA winning streak to 16 games.

Fit Kevin Durant scores 27 in return but Oklahoma Thunder lose
Fit Kevin Durant scores 27 in return but Oklahoma Thunder lose

Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, sidelined since October after surgery to repair a broken right foot, scored 27 points in his NBA season debut Tuesday, a loss at New Orleans.

Two slain, five hurt in New Orleans shooting in US

A shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood that has struggled with crime since being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left two people dead and five others wounded, including a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, police said.

Minneapolis awarded 52nd Super Bowl in 2018

Minneapolis will host the 52nd Super Bowl in 2018, the National Football League announced on Tuesday.