Updated: 2:41 PM 12/18/2014BOSTON - A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group... (More)
Updated: 6:20 AM 12/18/2014BATON ROUGE - Les Miles is faced once again of the prospect of players leaving early for the NFL draft, although this year's group of LSU applicants is fewer than the past few seasons. Players like defensive end Danielle Hunter and guard Vadal Alexander have said they'll wait until... (More)
Updated: 6:19 AM 12/18/2014BATON ROUGE - In front of a supportive crowd of 1,308 fans inside the Maravich Center, the preseason third-ranked LSU gymnastics team posted a 196.950 at Gymnastics 101 to close out fall practice Wednesday night. Several Tigers performed well in the showcase event, led by Jessie Jordan's team-leading... (More)
Updated: 11:29 PM 12/17/2014
BATON ROUGE - After two successful seasons at Woodlawn High, Brett Beard will take over Live Oak as the new head coach of the Eagles.
Beard guided the Panthers to back-to-back playoff appearances, and this past season led Woodlawn to a regular season win over Warren Easton, at the time the #1 team in the state in Class 4A.
Beard takes over an Eagles team that finished 4-6 in 2014.
Updated: 6:01 PM 12/17/2014CHICAGO - A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad. U.S. District Judge John Lee in Chicago issued a 21-page ruling Wednesday denying preliminary approval. He did say the deal could be altered to address his concerns, which include the... (More)
Updated: 12:16 PM 12/17/2014CHARLOTTE, NC - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Newton, wearing a long sleeve black shirt under his red practice jersey and a helmet, participated in all of the team drills Wednesday and... (More)
Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team visted with children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Tuesday afternoon, singing Christmas carols for the children and their families and trying to spread some holiday cheer. "It was one of the best off-the-court team experiences I've ever had," said... (More)
Updated: 6:19 AM 12/17/2014Keith Davis had 22 points with nine rebounds and Tre Lynch chipped in 20 points as Southern rolled past Champion Baptist 114-50 on Tuesday night. The Jaguars (3-8) shot 64.4 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Tigers 53-18 and had six players in double figures. Southern dominated inside, finishing with... (More)
Updated: 3:46 PM 12/16/2014LANSING, MI - A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological... (More)
Updated: 10:44 AM 12/16/2014The future for the New Orleans Saints looks a bit brighter this morning after their Monday night victory over the Chicago Bears that placed them back atop the NFC South. The national sports press is abuzz with discussion about what the win portends for the future of the Who Dat... (More)