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  • With Graham limited, Saints receivers doing more

    With Graham limited, Saints receivers doing more

    Updated: 6:52 PM 10/22/2014

    METAIRIE - Even if Jimmy Graham's production dips while the tight end recovers from a sore shoulder, it looks like Drew Brees won't have trouble finding other targets. Recent performances by receivers Marques Colston, Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks have left little doubt about that. Colston and Stills are coming... (More)
  • Record low TV viewership for World Series opener

    Record low TV viewership for World Series opener

    Updated: 5:38 PM 10/22/2014

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Didn't stay up for Game One of the World Series? Don't worry. You were hardly alone. The World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons. According to fast national ratings by Nielsen Media... (More)
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    Updated: 12:45 PM 10/22/2014

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... (More)
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Updated: 9:16 AM 10/22/2014

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener. In a matchup of streaking teams,... (More)
  • Cajuns survive thriller 55-40 over Ark. State

    Cajuns survive thriller 55-40 over Ark. State

    Updated: 9:15 AM 10/22/2014

    The ULL Ragin Cajuns scored early and late and needed everyone one of their rushing touchdowns to hold off a surging Arkansas State on Tuesday night in Cajun Field. The Cajuns won 55-40 as both teams traded four touchdowns in the final five and a half minutes of the... (More)
  • Beckham's star on the rise

    Beckham's star on the rise

    Updated: 1:56 PM 10/21/2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1... (More)
  • LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    Updated: 1:54 PM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and LSU all scored important conference victories on Saturday and players from those schools won this week's state player of the week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams had a big game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to... (More)
  • LSU sprinter accused of rape

    LSU sprinter accused of rape

    Updated: 10:51 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - An All-American sprinter on LSU's track team has been arrested after a woman told investigators he allegedly raped her at an off-campus party. 20-year-old Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake was booked early Monday morning with forcible rape. Deputies say the 18-year-old woman told investigators that Mitchell-Blake allegedly raped her... (More)
  • Archie Manning excuses himself from playoff committee

    Archie Manning excuses himself from playoff committee

    Updated: 9:36 AM 10/21/2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence from the College Football Playoff selection committee, which will not replace him this season and go forward with 12 members as it chooses four semifinalists for the first time. Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said Manning will have... (More)
  • Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

    Miles sees improvement with top 3 Ole Miss looming

    Updated: 9:35 AM 10/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says the Tigers are demonstrating improvement in all phases and enjoying a recent resurgence that has lifted them back into the Top 25 as a visit from third-ranked Mississippi approaches. Miles says the Tigers' offensive line is blocking better in the... (More)