Wiggins, Towns hope Mitchell keeps Timberwolves job

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The young Minnesota Timberwolves' strong finish to the season has helped interim coach Sam Mitchell's case to land the permanent job, and now some of the team's most important pieces are voicing their support for him as well.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

Slaying of former Saints player resonates in city he loved

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across Louisiana sought to process the news that one of the Saints' much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage.

  • Written by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press