BANGKOK - Serena Williams has had surgery on her big toes, and has withdrawn from an exhibition match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in Thailand this month. A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams "was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of... more »
WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women's soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Excluded from debates and largely ignored by the Republican establishment, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has become the first presidential candidate to qualify for federal matching campaign funds. The Federal Election Commission said in a news release Friday that Roemer has reached the $100,000 threshold amount in... more »
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Arkansas' women's volleyball team will play LSU on national television this fall.
The university announced Tuesday that the Oct. 26 match at Fayetteville will be carried by ESPNU.
The game is part of the network's regular women's volleyball programing on Wednesday nights.
LSU is the... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says none of the tickets sold for the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all numbers necessary to win the big prizes. In Saturday's Powerball drawing, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the... more »
15 people were injured, including a police officer, when thousands of soccer fans stampeded a stadium in South Africa before a World Cup exhibition game. Several people fell under the rush of people. Many were wearing Nigeria jerseys. The stadium in Johannesburg seats about 12,000 people. Authorities say the police... more »
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Louisiana will get more than $1.8 million in matching funds to help get electronic health records up and working.
The money will be used for state work needed to get the incentive program going under the federal stimulus act.
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