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  • Cajun Classic wheelchair tennis tournament this weekend

    Updated: 6:48 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Southeast Louisiana plays host to some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world this weekend, as the 26th Annual Cajun Classic plays out at the Paula Manship YMCA. The field includes former world number ones, Grand Slam champions and Paralympians. "The players that... (More)
  • Southern University athletic director reassigned

    Updated: 6:47 PM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. William Broussard, Southern University's athletic director, announced Thursday that he has been temporarily reassigned from his current position to the Southern System Presidents office. According to university spokesperson Edward Pratt, current men's basketball head coach Roman Banks will take over as acting athletic director. Banks... (More)
  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Updated: 5:14 PM 3/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las... (More)
  • NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

    NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

    Updated: 1:31 PM 3/26/2015

    INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. Emmert says the NCAA is watching to see if it could affect student-athletes and employees. The NCAA is located in Indianapolis and the men's basketball tournament's... (More)
  • Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    Updated: 1:28 PM 3/26/2015

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for... (More)
  • Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    Updated: 11:21 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux has received the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year award, and senior Lloimincia Hall has earned the SEC Event Specialist of the Year award in a vote by league coaches, according to an announcement from the SEC office Thursday. Breaux,... (More)
  • Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    Updated: 10:13 AM 3/26/2015

    Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight with a Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland against West Virginia. In the Mountaineers of coach Bob Huggins, the Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses all the time. And for what it's worth, Huggins... (More)
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    Updated: 8:35 AM 3/26/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... (More)
  • Jarell Martin to leave LSU for NBA Draft

    Updated: 8:34 AM 3/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jarell Martin announced Wednesday morning his plans to forego his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA draft later this summer. Martin, a sophomore, will enter the draft as he comes off an All-SEC first team season during which he led... (More)
  • La.-Monroe beats Vermont to reach CBI title series

    La.-Monroe beats Vermont to reach CBI title series

    Updated: 10:37 PM 3/25/2015

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Tylor Ongwae and Majok Deng each scored 22 points and Louisiana-Monroe beat Vermont 71-65 on Wednesday night to advance to the College Basketball Invitational championship series. Louisiana-Monroe (24-12) will face Loyola Chicago in the best-of-3 title series, with Game 1 in Chicago on Monday night. Loyola... (More)