Stories by Brett Martel

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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

In New Orleans, Benson gets All-Star treatment

One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life.
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

NBA stars eager to see legacy of '08 event

This weekend's Big Easy reunion brings back memories of an inspirational visit in 2008 to Katrina-ravaged neighborhoods.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

New Orleans to continue focusing on ground game

New Orleans' recent success running the football has given playoff foe Seattle more to think about as the teams prepare for one another.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

New Orleans Saints face run challenge

METAIRIE, La. - If New Orleans' fourth-ranked defense is vulnerable in one area, it is stopping the run.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Oklahoma surprises Alabama in the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - Trevor Knight passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns and No.11 Oklahoma took down third-ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, 45-31 on Thursday night.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Sugar Bowl pits No. 11 Sooners versus No. 3 Alabama

The Sugar Bowl matches up a Sooners squad with an Alabama team that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops still sees as the nation's best team.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Saints need to improve against Panthers' Newton

The New OPrleans Saints' defense needs to improve against the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton after being shredded by Seattle's Russell Wilson in their last game.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

New Orleans Saints aren't alone in having road woes

Drew Brees has a simple explanation for why the New Orleans Saints haven't looked as good on the road as at home.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Brees, Saints rally past 49ers

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees guided New Orleans to two late Garrett Hartley field goals - the second as time expired - and the Saints upended the 49ers 23-20 on Sunday.
By Brett Martel

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Brees, Saints stay unbeaten

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he's becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Unbeaten SEC West foes to clash

SEC West rivals Auburn and LSU known head into Saturday night's clash in Baton Rouge, La., unbeaten.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Falcons set to open against rival

NFL schedulers always find a way to send the Atlanta Falcons to the Superdome for landmark games.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Younger Saints could make debuts against Falcons

METAIRIE, La. — Saints coach Sean Payton seems likely to open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Horschel breaks through for first PGA win

AVONDALE, La. - Former Florida golfer Billy Horschel, the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour in the past month without a win, broke through with his first career victory on Sunday, taking the Zurich ...
By Brett Martel

Friday, April 5, 2013

New Orleans is on big sports stage again

The Women's Final Four - featuring UConn, California, Louisville and Notre Dame - represents the fourth major college or pro championship hosted by New Orleans in the past 15 months.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Big East thriving to the very end

NEW ORLEANS - The subtitle to the 2013 women's Final Four might as well be: The Big East throws one last bash in the Big Easy.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Harbaugh parents enjoying the Super Bowl ride

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh are spending Super Bowl week celebrating the good fortune of having two sons at the pinnacle of pro football.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Big Easy celebrates Super Bowl, resurrection

New Orleans isn't just celebrating its 10th Super Bowl this week. It's enjoying redemption.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Cardinals shock Gators in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — No. 22 Louisville stunned fourth-ranked Florida 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Saints' Vitt calls witnesses liars

METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday that witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints have lied about him and the organization ...
By Brett Martel
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