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Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA notebook: Pelicans staff adds WNBA legend Weatherspoon The New Orleans Pelicans hired WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as a two-way player development coach, the team announced Thursday. Weatherspoon, 53, most recently served as director of player and franchise development for the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NBA notebook: Pelicans staff adds WNBA legend Weatherspoon The New Orleans Pelicans hired WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon as a two-way player development coach, the team announced Thursday. Weatherspoon, 53, most recently served as director of player and franchise development for the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Sean Payton could find many roles for Zion Williamson

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

If Saints coach Sean Payton had regular access to the former Duke star, he'd rather pass him the football. Williamson has been a visitor at Saints camp a few days, and Payton can only imagine what the 6-7, 285-pound Williamson could do. .” Payton said on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, via ESPN.com.

Zion Williamson teases football fans, plays catch with Drew Brees at Saints camp

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Zion Williamson is a talent unlike any ever seen on an NBA court. A 6-7, 285-pound athlete who can run with players 100 pounds lighter and leap out of the gym, Williamson has left football fans wondering what if. For the betterment of basketball, the NBA — not the NFL — will be the beneficiary of his gifts.

Pelicans take issue with Panthers tweet to Zion: ‘Ya know you guys have an NBA team in your city?’

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Everybody wants a piece of Zion Williamson. Fortunately for the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA lottery balls bounced their way, and they officially have the rights to the former Duke phenom after Thursday's draft. Panthers take their shot at Zion's attention Despite the fact that he's leaving the state of North Carolina, the Carolina Panthers took the opportunity to congratulate Williamson while grabbing a piece of the Zion hype on Twitter.

Julian Edelman seems to think Sean Payton stole his Zion Williamson joke

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Julian Edelman seems to think Sean Payton stole his Zion Williamson joke originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Zion Williamson looks like a football player. At 6-foot-7, 284 pounds, he's certainly built like one. So, after the New Orleans Pelicans won Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery and the rights to select the Duke superstar, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton chimed in with what he thought was a clever joke.

Sean Payton is already trying to lure Zion Williamson to the Saints

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

It's been over 12 hours since it was announced that the No. 1 pick in NBA draft belongs to the New Orleans Pelicans, and fans and employees may still be blinking in disbelief. The team had just a four percent chance of landing the top pick, and now they're looking at a future that almost certainly contains Zion Williamson. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn't think Williamson should stop at the Pelicans, though.

2019 NBA trade deadline preview: Four moves to make, chaos in New Orleans and Unicorns in Dallas

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Here are four trades I'd like to see made at the deadline and one that got away: New Orleans Pelicans get: Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr., and 2019 first-round pick (top-one protected) New York Knicks get: Anthony Davis Yeah, so, this didn't happen. This was the trade deadline offer for the Pelicans to make, if they were going to make one. As I wrote on Monday, the Lakers' group of youngsters shouldn't be appealing for New Orleans.

Report: Anthony Davis believes ownership cares more about Saints than Pelicans

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Report: Davis worried Saints prioritized over Pelicans More specifically, Davis is reportedly concerned the Pelicans are a secondary concern to ownership in the shadow of the Saints. Per The Athletic: As if it's not tough enough as it is to convince a megastar to stay in a small market, a source with knowledge of Davis' thinking said the idea that the Pelicans were less of a priority to ownership than the Saints has been a growing concern. Of course the Saints are the top priority Davis' concern is an obvious one.

Drew Brees spotted at Pelicans game wearing Red Sox hat, Patriots-colored shoes

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Drew Brees spotted at Pelicans game wearing Red Sox hat, Patriots-colored shoes originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Whether it's taunting their archrival Atlanta Falcons on their epic collapse to Tom Brady and Co. in Super Bowl LI, sharing a mutual distrust of the NFL after a series of controversies, or being perhaps one of the few states outside of New England siding with Pat Patriot in Super Bowl LIII, Saints fans in recent years have considered themselves to be aligned with Patriots fans.