It’s not enough.
It’s not enough to be the best city to host a major sporting event, which New Orleans is. Indianapolis comes close, but Midwestern hominess is no match for the Crescent City’s centuries of history, culture and the-place-to-be vibe.
It’s not enough to prove yourself with more Super Bowls than any city but Miami, a heaping handful of Final Fours (men’s and women’s) and one of the oldest and most tradition-steeped college bowl games in the business.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in his sixth game of the season, and the Los Angeles Lakers closed out a four-game road trip with a 96-92 victory over Memphis on Tuesday.
Pau Gasol added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who were coming off a 114-100 loss at Atlanta on Monday night. Nick Young had 18 points, and Jodie Meeks finished with 13.
Zach Randolph had 18 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for Memphis.
DURHAM, N.C. — No. 1 Connecticut came into Cameron Indoor Stadium and did something no other team in women’s basketball has been able to do.
The Huskies dominated Duke.
UConn routed the second-ranked Blue Devils 83-61 on Tuesday night behind 21 points and a career-high seven 3-pointers from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis in her first game back from an injury.
MIAMI — LeBron James did not practice Tuesday because of a sprained left ankle, and his status for Miami’s game against Indiana on Wednesday night is unknown.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it was only a light workout that James missed, adding that the four-time NBA MVP was better served spending that time getting treatment.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala’s long-awaited return.
Iguodala finished with two points and two assists in 17 minutes after missing the previous 12 games with a right hamstring injury. The Warriors led by 10 points in the first quarter, 18 at halftime and 26 late in the third quarter.
6 p.m. Pacers at Heat ESPN
8:30 p.m. Bulls at Rockets ESPN
9:30 p.m. Pelicans at Clippers FSNO
5:30 p.m. Inside LSU-Johnny Jones CST
6 p.m. Texas at North Carolina ESPN2
6 p.m. N.C. State at Tennessee ESPNU
7 p.m. S. Florida at St. John’s FS1
7 p.m. Grand Canyon at Tulsa CST
8 p.m. LSU at Texas Tech ESPNU
8 p.m. Stanford at U-Conn ESPN2
8:30 p.m. Northwestern St. at Baylor FSSLA2
6 p.m. Ole Miss at Baylor FSSLA2
6:30 p.m. Tiger Tracks CST
6 p.m. Purple, Black & Gold CST
7 p.m. Penguins at Rangers NBCSP
8 p.m. LSU at Texas Tech 98.1-FM
(870-AM, New Orleans; 103.7-FM, Lafayette)
9:30 p.m. Pelicans at Clippers 94.1-FM
(New Orleans: 105.3-FM; Spanish, 1280-AM)
All times furnished by and subject to change by networks.
LAFAYETTE — Shawn Long was perfect from the floor, hitting all 12 of his shots, totaling a career-high 30 points to lead the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to a dominating 103-69 victory over Division III Centenary in men’s college basketball Tuesday night.
Four other Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3) players were in double figures as Kasey Shepherd had 19, making 7-of-9 on field goals, Elfrid Payton had 15, Kevin Brown 11 and Vieux Kande 10.
The Ragin’ Cajuns were hot from the floor, hitting 39 of 61 shots.
Both teams in the New Orleans Bowl have quarterback questions entering Saturday night’s New Orleans Bowl, but Tulane’s Nick Montana took the first step to answering his by participating in Tuesday’s practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He alternated with normal backup Devin Powell in the first hour of practice after sitting out most of the first week of bowl preparation.
“He’s doing real good,” Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said before practice. “Both of those guys are throwing the ball well.
The state’s latest tax amnesty program produced something that no one but a few smart lawyers likely anticipated. Instead of paying cash to settle their tax disputes with the state, companies returned unused tax credits, including one nearly a decade old.
Tax credits lower the amount of money a company or individual owes the state in taxes.
However, they often come with triggers, such as investing in a certain type of company, before they can be used.
The credits are not cash, which is what legislators wanted when they agreed to give taxpayers a break on debt.
On what would be his last field-goal try as a member of the New Orleans Saints, Garrett Hartley swung his right foot through a ball that helicoptered wide left of the goalposts that were 26 yards away in St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.
Hartley four years earlier had booted the Saints into Super Bowl XLIV, then he helped them win their only NFL title by becoming the first player to ever kick three field goals of 40 yards or more in the league’s championship game.