By John Sigler | Saintswire
Pro sports in New Orleans will be given a national spotlight on Christmas Day this year, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans will visit the Miami Heat for a tilt at 11 a.m. CT on Dec. 25. It’s one of five games tentatively scheduled for this year’s NBA holiday slate, likely to be broadcast nationally on either ABC or ESPN. We’ll know more once the league reveals its full schedule.
The New Orleans Saints, of course, were already scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. CT kickoff with the Minnesota Vikings at home. It’s an exciting rematch at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome between the Super Bowl-contending Saints and the team that knocked them out of the postseason last year, with Offensive Player of the Year candidates — running backs Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook, who rank first and third in scrimmage yards with 26 combined touchdowns scored between them — on both sides. ...
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