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  • Cleveland parties as Cavs' NBA title celebrated with parade

    June 22, 2016 3:03 PM

    CLEVELAND - A parade held somewhere else for more than a half-century is rolling through Cleveland. No longer the butt of jokes, it's a title town again. Hundreds of thousands of fans, some arriving Tuesday night to camp on the sidewalk for the best view, are lining the downtown streets... more »
  • LeBron James brings title home to Cleveland

    June 20, 2016 2:46 PM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years. The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O'Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city's... more »
  • Warriors beat Cavaliers; 1 win away from repeat

    June 11, 2016 12:20 AM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson had 25 to help Golden State to a 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, moving the Warriors within one victory of a second straight championship. After struggling through the... more »
  • Oregon advances to semifinal of the NCAA championship

    May 31, 2016 4:56 PM

    EUGENE - NCAA champion Aaron Wise won the anchor match Tuesday to help Oregon rally past defending champion LSU and into the semifinals of the NCAA championship. The Ducks trailed in all five matches at one point. They were up 2-1, with the fourth match in extra holes, when... more »
  • Villanova shoots its way to national championship game

    April 2, 2016 11:18 PM

    HOUSTON - Josh Hart scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and Villanova advanced to the national championship game with a resounding 95-51 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. The Wildcats (34-5) will face the winner of the North Carolina-Syracuse game for the title on Monday night. This was the biggest... more »
  • LSU gymnastics earns third place at SEC championship

    March 19, 2016 11:54 PM

    LITTLE ROCK – The highlight of the night was another perfect 10.0 from LSU junior Ashleigh Gnat, but it was not enough as the third-ranked LSU gymnastics team tallied a solid 197.500 to place third at the Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday night in Verizon Arena. No. 2 Florida won... more »
  • Neville repeats as Class 4A champs, beats Edna Karr 45-26

    December 12, 2015 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Neville captured its second consecutive state championship and fourth title since 2009 with a 45-26 win over Edna Karr in the Louisiana Class 4A state championship game Saturday night. In a rematch of the 2011 and 2012 state championship games, Edna Karr (9-5) took an early 7-0... more »
  • Lutcher 41, St. James 14 in Class 3A title game

    December 12, 2015 7:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jontre Kirklin's running and passing helped Lutcher defeat St. James, 41-14, for the Louisiana Class 3A state football championship Saturday in New Orleans. St. James scored first with a nine-yard pass from Lowell Narcisse to Arron McKenney. Lutcher (14-1) answered with an 11-play, 68-yard drive capped by... more »
  • College Football Playoff is set

    December 6, 2015 12:57 PM

    Top-seeded Clemson will play No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama gets No. 3 Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl in the New Year's Eve semifinals of the College Football Playoff. The selection committee revealed the pairings for second playoff Sunday, a day after the top... more »
  • No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with 29-15 win over Florida

    December 6, 2015 12:28 AM

    ATLANTA - Heisman Trophy favorite Derrick Henry rushed for 189 bruising yards and No. 2 Alabama locked up its spot in the College Football Playoff, beating No. 18 Florida 29-15 with a dominating defensive performance in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. The Crimson Tide (12-1, No. 2 CFP) held... more »
  • Parkview Baptist wins state title in Division II

    December 4, 2015 9:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Reggie Hayes' 37-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Ruffin with less than two minutes remaining proved to be the game winner as Parkview Baptist defeated St. Thomas More 24-21 in the Louisiana Division II state championship game Friday night. Hayes drove the Eagles... more »
  • SEC championship remains in Atlanta at least through 2026

    September 8, 2015 11:53 AM

    ATLANTA - The Southeastern Conference football championship game is staying in Atlanta for at least a dozen more years. The league announced a new 10-year agreement to play the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.4 billion retractable-roof facility under construction next door to the Georgia Dome. The new stadium... more »
  • Love III wins Wyndham Open

    August 24, 2015 10:07 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C.- Davis Love III has won the Wyndham Championship to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods' season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over third-round leader Jason Gore. Woods needed a win to... more »
  • Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

    June 16, 2015 8:10 AM

    CHICAGO- The Chicago Blackhawks are drinking from the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons. Duncan Keith scored the game-winner and Corey Crawford finished with 25 saves as the Hawks closed out the finals in six games, beating Tampa Bay 2-0. The game was scoreless until Keith followed... more »
  • Southern to honor 1977-78 SWAC Championship team Play Video

    February 6, 2015 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will honor one of the top sports teams in school history this weekend. The SWAC Championship team from the 1977-78 season will be honored during halftime of Saturday's game against Grambling St. The team finished the regular season with a 26-2 record overall, including... more »
  • Louisiana's Super Bowl Legends Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, we took a look back at some of the greatest Louisiana Super Bowl Legends today on 2une In. The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once called Jim Taylor the most determined runner he'd ever seen. Taylor credits Lombardi... more »
  • Ohio State is No. 1; TCU finishes 3rd in final AP Top 25

    January 13, 2015 2:02 AM

    COLOMBUS, OH - Ohio State is No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll and TCU finished third, in front of two teams that made the playoff ahead of the Horned Frogs. The Buckeyes finished on top of the AP Top 25 for the fifth time in program history, matching... more »
  • Southern Lab falls 52-6 in Div. IV championship

    December 5, 2014 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Southern Lab fell hard to Ouachita Christian in the Division IV state championships Friday, losing 52-6 at the Superdome. The Kittens' only touchdown came on a carry from RB Darbbeon Profit with just under four minutes left in the first quarter. Profit was also named Southern... more »
  • SU Jags prepare to head west for SWAC title showdown Play Video

    December 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is headed west to Houston Thursday with a gridiron meeting with the Alcorn Braves for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship set as the final destination. This is Southern University's second year heading to the SWAC championship. Many fans came out to... more »
  • Harvick wins first Sprint Cup title

    November 16, 2014 10:24 PM

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick used a risky call by crew chief Rodney Childers for four tires during the final pit stop to drive through the field and grab the... more »
  • NCAA selects men's Final Four sites for 2017-21

    November 14, 2014 6:18 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA men's basketball championship is going West in 2017. Phoenix is one of five future Final Four sties chosen Friday by the men's basketball committee. The others are San Antonio in 2018, Minneapolis in 2019 and Atlanta in 2020. Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, will host... more »
  • McIlroy tops crowded leaderboard

    August 9, 2014 12:03 PM

    LOUISVILLE. Ky. - Rory McIlroy has the upper hand heading into the third round of the PGA Championship, but there are plenty of golfers in position to rattle the world's No. 1 player. McIlroy takes a one-shot lead into today's play as he tries to run his winning streak to... more »
  • Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

    July 6, 2014 3:09 PM

    LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory that returns... more »
  • Youth soccer championship kicks off on Thursday

    June 17, 2014 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With soccer fever taking over the country after the U.S. victory over Ghana on Monday, fans and families will have a chance to see the future of U.S. Soccer as the 2014 Region III Youth Soccer Championships kick off Thursday in Baton Rouge. Hundreds of youth... more »
  • LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    April 20, 2014 3:32 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - A day after helping LSU achieve its highest finish at the NCAA Gymnastics Team Finals(also known as the "Super Six"), junior Rheagan Courville locked up her second straight vault national championship. The title was LSU's tenth national championship in school history. Courville shares the title... more »
  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • Dr Pepper to sponsor College Football Playoff

    March 25, 2014 7:54 PM

    DALLAS - ESPN says Dr. Pepper will be the first presenting sponsor of the new College Football Playoff championship trophy. The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series. Dr. Pepper is the first corporate partner for the College Football Playoff championship. ESPN also announces Dr. Pepper... more »
  • LSU gymnastics prepares for SEC tournament

    March 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team has its sights set on winning an SEC title this weekend, but once again the competition will be the toughest in the country. LSU will join gym powerhouses Florida, Georgia and Alabama in Birmingham this weekend and DD Breaux's team will try... more »
  • SE Louisiana, LSU athletes earn LSWA honors

    November 26, 2013 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeastern Louisiana, finishing off a season that has earned them the fourth seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, and LSU, coming off an impressive 34-10 win over Texas A&M, had athletes earn state player of the week honors as chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Southeastern... more »
  • Parents disagree with high school football brackets Play Video

    November 15, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school football teams took to the field Friday night after months of controversy over the new LHSAA football playoff brackets. Some football teams were dropped from their playoff brackets and moved to new ones this post-season. Private schools will play private schools and public... more »
  • Balloon festival loses money in Ascension

    November 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials are taking a hard look at the Louisiana Balloon Championship Festival, after the event took a sizeable loss on paid attendance this year. Attendance for the three-day event in September at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center was 35,000, down from 60,000. With $158,369 in expenses... more »
  • Heat ring in new season, beat Bulls

    October 30, 2013 8:57 AM

    UNDATED - The Miami Heat celebrated their second straight NBA championship by distributing rings and raising the title banner before Tuesday's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls. They spent the first half proving they have the horses to win a third straight championship. Miami built a 54-33 halftime... more »
  • PGA Championship underway after heavy rains

    August 8, 2013 10:14 AM

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Some dampness greeted the golfers teeing it up for the start of the 95th PGA Championship this morning in suburban Rochester, N.Y. Heavy overnight rains soaked the Oak Hill Country Club course, but the sun was out when the first of the 156-player field teed off. Robert... more »
  • Record money at tennis grand slam

    August 1, 2013 9:41 AM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The 2013 U.S. Open singles champions will earn a record $2.6 million apiece this year. A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $32,000, a jump of 39 percent from last year's $23,000. Last year's singles champions,... more »
  • Championship rings, drugs seized in Zion City arrests

    July 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Pittsburgh Steeler and LSU football player told News 2 he's glad police recently recovered four stolen championship rings which belonged to him. Justin Vincent, who currently works for LSU, said he was told today investigators had recovered his Steelers Super Bowl championship ring, 2003... more »
  • Bruins look to clinch first CWS title

    June 25, 2013 10:21 AM

    OMAHA - Known for great success in men's basketball and several NCAA championships, UCLA is on the verge of winning its first NCAA baseball crown. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead in the best of three College World Series last night with Game 2 this evening in Omaha. The... more »
  • A dynasty in South Beach

    June 21, 2013 10:34 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Heat made it back-to-back NBA championships -- and third since 2006 -- with a gritty 95-88 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. As usual, LeBron James made it happen. The Heat superstar poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to... more »
  • Cardinals coach keeps promise, gets 'L' tattoo

    April 26, 2013 12:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino is now inked up. The Louisville coach followed through Friday on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school's old-English 'L' emblem in red. He got it done at Tattoo Salvation, a... more »
  • Cowboys Stadium gets 1st playoff championship game

    April 24, 2013 6:55 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
  • Eight is great for UConn women

    April 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Connecticut women made it look easy in the Big Easy. Connecticut ruined the Louisville women's dream of trying to equal the Louisville men's team's national championship by routing the Cardinals 93-60 to win its eighth national title. The eight titles ties UConn with Tennessee for most... more »
  • Cardinal fans revel in Louisville NCAA victory

    April 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky police used pepper spray and an armored car to calm disturbances that erupted at the tail end of celebrations following the Cardinals' NCAA championship win over Michigan. Gatherings were mostly peaceful Monday night following Louisville's 82-76 victory - the school's first title since 1986. Louisville police... more »
  • Bowling Congress tournaments return to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The United States Bowling Congress announced they will return to Baton Rouge. The city will play host to the Women's Championships in 2017, and host the Open Championships again in 2025. East Baton Rouge Parish saw an estimated $113 million economic impact when they hosted... more »
  • BCS title game's TV rating hurt by rout

    January 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

    January 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
  • Irish and Tide roll into Sunshine State

    January 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game. Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago. It's a return home for Crimson... more »
  • Championship classic: Notre Dame vs Alabama

    January 2, 2013 4:48 PM

    MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »

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