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  • Saints acquire pass-rusher McCain from Dolphins

    August 29, 2016 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have acquired defensive end Chris McCain from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a future draft choice. The Dolphins, who announced the trade Monday evening, did not disclose the draft pick they'd received. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of... more »
  • Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft

    June 24, 2016 12:03 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Hield, who averaged 25 points per game while leading the Sooners to the Final Four last season, was named an AP All-American and won the prestigious Wooden Award... more »
  • As expected, Ben Simmons drafted first overall

    June 23, 2016 7:05 PM

    WATCH LIVE : Talking with NBA first overall draft pick Ben Simmons NEW YORK - The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 76ers grabbed the versatile 6-foot-10 forward from Australia who averaged 19.2 points, 11.8... more »
  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Saints draft defensive lineman Rankins with 12th pick

    April 28, 2016 10:02 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 299-pound Rankins starred at Louisville, where he played defensive tackle and had six sacks, as well as 13 tackles for losses last season. The selection provides... more »
  • QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

    April 28, 2016 8:44 PM

    CHICAGO, IL - The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. It's the second straight year that two QBs were the first names... more »
  • Lawmakers introduce bill to make women register for draft

    February 4, 2016 2:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana announced Thursday that the legislation is aimed at provoking a fuller discussion of the Pentagon's decision to open all combat... more »
  • Generals say women should have to register for draft

    February 2, 2016 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them. The military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring women into the more grueling jobs. They told... more »
  • Alabama's Henry, Robinson leaving early for NFL draft

    January 15, 2016 3:29 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson are heading to the NFL. The two juniors announced their intentions to enter the draft on Friday, four days after helping lead the Crimson Tide to its fourth national title in seven seasons. They're... more »
  • Local Baton Rouge veteran remembers time in service Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - J.W. Vaughn, a former sailor in the Navy, sat down with News 2's Jessica LeBlanc Wednesday and remembered the days of his service to his country. "My mind was not segregated. I integrated myself with everything," said Vaughn. Drafted into the military in 1944, Vaughn served his... more »
  • NHL Draft sees first Chinese player

    June 27, 2015 1:45 PM

    SUNRISE, Fla. - For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft on Saturday. The defenseman started playing hockey on tiny rinks in Beijing when his mother was... more »
  • Five Tigers selected in MLB draft Tuesday

    June 10, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE -Five LSU players were selected Tuesday during the second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. According to LSUsports.net, The Detroit Tigers selected senior catcher Kade Scivicque in the fourth round, the Los Angeles Angels selected senior infielder Jared Foster in the fifth round and the... more »
  • LSU's Bregman selected 2nd overall in MLB draft by Astros

    June 8, 2015 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The dream season continues for Alex Bregman, as the LSU shortstop was selected 2nd overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros on Monday. The selection comes one day after Bregman's Tigers punched a ticket to the College World Series - the 2nd... more »
  • Army Corps begins study on dredging the Mississippi River Play Video

    May 22, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Army Corps of Engineers just started a study this month to look into deepening the Mississippi River. As of now, the river can accommodate ships with a draft of 45 feet. The Corps wants to deepen the river by 5 feet to accommodate bigger ships.... more »
  • Ahead of meeting with La'el Collins, Anthony Johnson posts picture from plane

    May 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anthony Johnson broke the Internet - as the kids say these days - when he posted a picture of himself and Mike Pouncey on an airplane, likely headed to Baton Rouge. The flight from the Miami area was set to land in Baton Rouge shortly before... more »
  • Sources: La'el Collins to meet with NFL tonight Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources tell WBRZ, La'el Collins will meet with an NFL coach Monday night, hours after leaving a meeting with Baton Rouge Police where he discussed his relationship with a murdered woman. WBRZ's sports director, Michael Cauble , reported on WBRZ News 2 at 6:00, he spoke... more »
  • Draft starts without La'el Collins Play Video

    April 30, 2015 10:27 PM

    CHICAGO - La'el Collins was not among the rookies who were welcomed to the NFL Draft ahead of the official start of the ceremony Thursday night. Collins, it is believed, skipped the show in an effort to meet with police in Baton Rouge concerning a murder investigation. A woman... more »
  • Collins set to lose millions after draft stock falls Play Video

    April 30, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With a dark cloud hanging over his head, football draft experts feel former LSU standout La'el Collins will miss out on millions of dollars by falling down the draft board. Last week Collins was a lock in the first round tabbed as one of the best... more »
  • NFL rejects Collins' supplemental draft request

    April 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    CHICAGO - The NFL rejected a request Thursday from LSU football star La'el Collins to be placed in a supplemental draft while police try to question him about a woman's murder in Baton Rouge. Collins' representatives made the request so they could have time to clear up the connection... more »
  • BRPD to meet with La'el Collins after draft

    April 30, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a murder in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to meet with LSU football standout La'el Collins after the NFL Draft to interview him about the victim, who police said he used to have a relationship with. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said they're not... more »
  • LSU's Jordan Mickey entering 2015 NBA Draft

    March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced Tuesday that he will give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. LSU said Mickey shared his decision with Coach Johnny Jones and members of the media through a text message. Mickey said in the... more »
  • Saints, running back Spiller agree on 4-year deal

    March 13, 2015 1:59 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints say free agent running back C.J. Spiller has agreed to a four-year contract with the club, bolstering a backfield that also includes Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. The 27-year-old Spiller has spent his first five NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, showing the ability... more »
  • Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

    February 19, 2015 6:02 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Mariota made his case to be the No. 1 pick in April's draft with a sequence of quiet, thoughtful answers Thursday. Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner from Florida State, must wait another day. After strolling slowly to the podium, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner from Oregon... more »
  • Hunter makes NFL draft choice official

    January 9, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU junior Danielle Hunter formally announced his intention to enter the NFL draft Friday. Hunter told News 2 earlier this week he would not return to LSU for another season. On Friday he said coming to LSU was the best decision of his life. "I... more »
  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    July 18, 2014 11:56 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, and with 37 of them not selected, the... more »
  • 3 more Tigers, 5 Tiger commits drafted to MLB

    June 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Three LSU players were selected Saturday during the third and final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Junior right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard was chosen in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, senior outfielder Sean McMullen was selected in the 30th round by the... more »
  • LSU's Moore picked in sixth round by Mets

    June 6, 2014 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge product and LSU 1B/C Tyler Moore was selected Friday in the sixth round by the New York Mets. Moore wasn't drafted coming out of Dunham High School, but turned in an outstanding junior season for the Tigers to bring his draft stock up. ... more »
  • Obama congratulates first openly gay NFL draftee

    May 11, 2014 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam "an important step forward." Obama says that from the playing field to the corporate boardroom, gay and lesbian Americans, quote, "prove every day... more »
  • Mett 1 of 3 Tigers taken on day 3 of the NFL Draft

    May 10, 2014 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - Zach Mettenberger will spend the beginning of his NFL career as a Tennessee Titan, after being drafted early in the 6th round. The quarterback was picked 224th overall. Mettenberger was the 7th Tiger taken in this year's draft. Lamin Barrow started off day 3 of the... more »
  • Four LSU Tigers go on Day 2 of NFL Draft Play Video

    May 9, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU underclassmen had a great showing on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, with four of them being drafted in the second and third rounds Friday night. Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson was the first to go on the second day of the draft, going to the... more »
  • Manziel-Mania arrives in Cleveland

    May 9, 2014 2:38 PM

    BEREA - Johnny Manziel expects life in the NFL to be even crazier than college. Selected in the first round of the draft by the Cleveland Browns, Manziel was introduced Friday to a soundtrack of whirring cameras as he took the initial steps of his pro career. Humble and self-assured,... more »
  • LSU offensive coordinator comes to Mettenberger's defense Play Video

    May 7, 2014 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron came to former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's defense Wednesday, after the former Tiger QB had his drug tests leaked to the public revealing too much water in his urine sample. "I'm pretty worked up about that," Cameron told reporters at the... more »
  • LSU basketball press conference set for 2pm

    April 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2pm with Coach Johnny Jones and freshman forward Jordan Mickey. Mickey is expected to announce his future plans. Sunday is the deadline for players to declare for the NBA draft. LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant has... more »
  • Southern's Pro Day finds 'diamond in the rough'

    April 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While veteran players like Lee Doss and Dray Joseph still have a good chance to be picked up by an NFL team this May, Southern's Pro Day found a name not regularly featured on a fall Saturday on The Bluff. Rashaun Allen only registered nine receptions... more »
  • LSU players perform for NFL scouts Play Video

    April 9, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football players hoping to get drafted are putting their skills on display for NFL scouts today. Seventeen players from LSU's 2013 football team will take part, including top prospects QB Zach Mettenburger, WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., RB Jeremy Hill and offensive guard... more »
  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • LSU Offensive Tackle says he's back for senior year Play Video

    January 14, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After six underclassmen declared themselves eligible for the NFL Draft, La'el Collins says he's staying in college for the 2014 football season. "I think the bigger questions is why wouldn't I come back," the big offensive tackle told members of the media in a Tuesday afternoon... more »
  • LSU offensive stars headline list of early departures

    January 13, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU is facing a mass exodus of early departures. Last year, 10 players left early for the chance to play in the NFL Draft: this year, seven players are leaving with eligibility still on the table, including offensive stars Jarvis Landry,... more »
  • Hill, Landry, Turner announce they're turning pro

    January 13, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's top rusher and receiver are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen. In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. Hill has... more »
  • South Carolina WR Ellington to enter NFL draft

    January 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington has picked football over basketball, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was... more »
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans delcares for NFL draft

    January 2, 2014 2:46 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans is declaring for the NFL draft. Evans, a redshirt sophomore, was a consensus All-American and a Biletnikoff Award finalist this season. He had 69 receptions for a school-record 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set a school record with 279... more »
  • LSU Juniors weighing NFL decision after bowl Play Video

    December 30, 2013 1:24 PM

    TAMPA - Last year's mass exodus to the NFL certainly took its toll on this year's LSU defensive squad. Ten Tiger underclassmen declared early for last April's NFL draft, leaving Les Miles the hard decision of playing 14 true freshman in 2014. Sports 2's Chris Price has more... more »
  • Mettenberger still draft hopeful Play Video

    December 4, 2013 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans were in appreciation of Zach Mettenberger's contributions to the LSU football team Wednesday as they learned he will not play in a bowl game due to a knee injury. Mettenberger was hit in his left knee during LSU's game against Arkansas Friday. The university said... more »
  • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    June 27, 2013 7:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft. The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was... more »
  • Demps: Pelicans have many options on draft day

    June 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
  • NFL Draft moving to May

    May 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL draft is moving to May next year. The league officially announced Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue. The NFL has yet to decide on dates for... more »
  • Decimal error means customers charged 10x more

    May 6, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- ATMOS customers who are enrolled in automatic drafts or bill pay may have noticed extremely high bills recently. A company spokesperson said a vendor, hired to collect monthly bills from customers, accidentally misplaced a decimal and drafted up to ten times more than what should have been... more »
  • Saints select OT Armstead with third-round pick

    April 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    METAIRIE- The New Orleans Saints have selected Terron Armstead, an offensive tackle out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, with their third-round pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 306-pound lineman, picked 75th overall, represents New Orleans' lone pick on Friday night. The Saints were docked their second-round selection as part of their... more »
  • Falcons pick Southeastern Louisiana CB Alford

    April 26, 2013 9:01 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Cornerback Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft. The Falcons have taken cornerbacks with each of their first two picks. They traded up in the first round on Thursday night to make Washington cornerback... more »
  • Eagles select LSU DT Bennie Logan in 3d round

    April 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Eagles have selected LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third round of the NFL draft. Logan, 6-foot-2 and 309 pounds, was chosen Friday night with the 67th overall pick. Logan had two sacks, forced two fumbles and made 45 tackles last year. The Eagles chose Stanford... more »
  • Cardinals take Honey Badger

    April 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    NEW YORK- Former LSU safety Tyrann Matheiu will be back on the football field again, snatched by the Arizona Cardinals as the team's third-round draft pick. Arizona took one LSU player, linebacker Kevin Minter, in the second round and took a chance in the third by selecting the Honey... more »
  • Browns select Mingo with sixth pick

    April 25, 2013 8:23 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have selected LSU linebacker Barkevious (bar-kee-vous) Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick in their first NFL draft under owner Jimmy Haslam. The 6-foot-4, 241-pound Mingo played defensive end in college, but will likely be used as an outside pass rusher by the Browns,... more »
  • This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour

    April 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NFL draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the Kansas City Chiefs holding the No. 1 pick for the first time in franchise history. The Chiefs are expected to select an offensive tackle, most likely Texas A&M's... more »
  • Robert Alford suiting up for the NFL draft Play Video

    April 24, 2013 8:08 PM

    HAMMOND, La. - Former Southeastern Lion Robert Alford is heading to the NFL Draft, but he's not going to the league without looking good. The FBS cornerback is dressing for success with a little help from his favorite local tailor. Sports 2's Brian Holland followed him as Alford got... more »
  • LSU ready for what could be record-setting NFL Draft

    April 24, 2013 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The next three days could be historical for the LSU football program as the Tigers may see as many as 14 former players selected in the NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The... more »
  • Saints enter draft needing pass rushers, LT

    April 23, 2013 10:32 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints learned during Sean Payton's bounty suspension last season that their offense is still among the NFL's best. For Payton, the key to getting New Orleans back to the post season is fixing its last-ranked defense. He's already begun to overhaul the unit with a... more »
  • RG3 deal fueled Rams' rebuilding efforts

    April 22, 2013 10:05 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The pricey Robert Griffin III trade was worth it to the Washington Redskins. The St. Louis Rams consider themselves the real winners in the deal, and they're not done getting paid off. The Rams gave up the second overall pick in 2012 to move down just four... more »
  • LSU's Fico drafted #1 in NPF Senior Draft Play Video

    April 1, 2013 8:32 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LSU senior All-American pitcher Rachele Fico was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Akron Racers in the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch College Senior Draft presented by BOWNET Monday at the Ford Theatre located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It... more »
  • ESPN3 to carry LSU Pro Day

    March 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN3 will provide coverage of LSU's Pro Day on March 27as over 20 former Tigers will be on display for the NFL in advance of next month's draft in New York City. ESPN3's coverage of LSU's Pro Day will begin at 1:15 p.m. with Tom Hart... more »
  • Chris Faulk latest LSU Tiger to turn pro

    January 10, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's list of underclassmen entering the NFL draft reached 11 when offensive tackle Chris Faulk decided to forgo his senior season. Faulk was considered a candidate for early entry before the season, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against North Texas. Apparently he... more »
  • LSU's Reid skipping senior season for NFL Draft

    January 4, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today safety Eric Reid will forgo his senior season and instead go out for the 2013 NFL Draft. Reid was a first-team All-America selection in 2012. He finished third on the team in tackles with 91, and had seven pass breakups, two pass interceptions,... more »
  • Chiefs will go first in draft

    January 1, 2013 8:48 AM

    NEW YORK - The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 pick in next April's draft, with the rest of the order set for non-playoff teams. Kansas City and Jacksonville finished 2-14 each, but the Chiefs had the weaker schedule, earning them the top selection. Oakland is third,... more »

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