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  • Helmet as a weapon

    November 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI- A high school football player is charged with assault for ripping off another player's helmet and beating him in the head with it. The player hit suffered a concussion and the prosecutor says he still suffers symptoms a month later. Authorities say 17-year-old Colin Byrd... more »
  • Coach accused of biting player

    November 18, 2013 8:27 PM

    CARTHAGE, MISS. - Accused of biting a player in the face, a girls' high school basketball coach with more than 1,200 career wins has resigned. Doyle Wolverton, reports the Neshoba Democrat, coached at Leake Academy in Madden for 38 years. By one count, Wolverton is the second-winningest coach in high... more »
  • NBA armed with sleeved jerseys for Christmas teams

    November 14, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- NBA players are dressing up for Christmas - in sleeves. The leagued debuted short-sleeved jerseys Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless NBA uniforms. The jerseys featured a large logo in the center on the front of the jersey. The... more »
  • Arizona high school player dies of head injury

    November 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    PHOENIX- A Hopi High School football player has died from a head injury sustained in a playoff game over the weekend. The Arizona Interscholastic Association said Monday night that Charles Youvella died at a hospital of a traumatic brain injury. Youvella, a senior, was injured in Hopi's 60-6 loss to... more »
  • Sean Taylor jury back for more deliberations

    October 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    MIAMI - The jury mulling the fate of a Florida man accused of killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is back for day two of its deliberations. Jurors began considering the case of Eric Rivera Jr. Wednesday evening and deliberated a short time. The 12-person panel is coming back... more »
  • Ohio player given 20-year sex-offender status

    August 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years. Jefferson County Judge Thomas Lipps on Friday classified 17-year-old Ma'Lik Richmond as a Tier II sex offender. Unlike adult sex... more »
  • Cops: Ex-player attacks Pa. football coach at home

    August 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a former player attacked a western Pennsylvania high school football coach at his home, biting the coach so badly he needed 60 stitches to repair his ear. Police and Sharon coach Jim Wildman say they can't explain why 38-year-old Joseph Koscinski barged into the coach's home... more »
  • Hill's probation continued, allowed to play football

    August 5, 2013 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge continued the probation and curfew for suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill today after a hearing in Baton Rouge, but allowed him to play football if head coach Les Miles permits. Judge Bonnie Jackson gave Hill an additional 40 hours of community service and... more »
  • Ex-NFL lineman charged in Calif. fraud scheme

    August 2, 2013 9:58 AM

    SAN DIEGO - A former NFL defensive lineman is among four people charged in San Diego with participating in a $50 million insurance fraud scheme. U-T San Diego reports 36-year-old Byron Frisch was charged along with three others with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Frisch and... more »
  • Cecil Collins released from jail

    July 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins left jail Friday afternoon after posting bail. He was being held on a $25,000 bond in connection with a 15-year-old burglary. Thursday, a judge granted the leave rather than keeping him in jail on a probation violation. Collins... more »
  • Judge grants bond for Cecil Collins in probation case Play Video

    July 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge chose to grant a $25,000 bond for former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins today in connection with a 15-year-old burglary, rather than sending him back to jail for a probation violation. Collins was out on probation for the 1998 crime when he... more »
  • LSU QB named to Maxwell Award watch list

    July 8, 2013 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger made it onto the watch list for the 2012 Maxwell Award. Mettenberger is one of 16 SEC players in the hunt for the award, given by the Maxwell Football Club to the college football player of the year.... more »
  • Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

    June 26, 2013 2:07 PM

    ATTLEBORO, Mass.- Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home. The charges were Wednesday after Hernandez was arrested at his sprawling... more »
  • Ex-Auburn player indicted in point-shaving scheme

    June 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Auburn point guard Varez Ward has been arrested for allegedly trying to fix games. U.S. Attorney George Beck said that Ward was arrested Monday on counts of bribery relating to a sports contest and conspiracy for allegedly trying to fix the point spread for the Tigers'... more »
  • Legendary NFL player passes away

    June 4, 2013 10:43 AM

    UNDATED - David "Deacon" Jones, one of the giants of the NFL in the 1960's, has died at the age of 74 from natural causes. The Hall of Fame defensive end is credited with coining the term "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks. His death was reported by the... more »
  • Police: Spectator revives NJ youth baseball player

    May 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. - Police say a New Jersey boy temporarily lost consciousness when he was hit in the chest with a ball during a youth baseball game but was quickly revived by a spectator who performed CPR. Harrington Park police tell The Record the 8-year-old Northvale boy was sliding... more »
  • Former Saint, LSU star Randall Gay arrested Play Video

    May 9, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested former LSU Tiger football player and New Orleans Saint Randall Gay after they said he was involved in an altercation at a Baton Rouge bar. Police confirmed to News 2 Gay was in an altercation last night outside the bar near Perkins Road and... more »
  • Second arrest made in bar fight

    May 3, 2013 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced a second arrest has been made in the altercation outside a Tigerland bar which landed an LSU football player behind bars. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said today police arrested Robert Bayardo, 20, and charged him with second degree battery in connection with the fight on... more »
  • Fico finalist for player of the year

    April 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU softball pitcher Rachele Fico has been chosen as one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. The announcement came Wednesday from the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball. The award is considered the most prestigious in Division I... more »
  • Battery trial against former LSU player begins today Play Video

    March 19, 2013 8:48 AM

    GONZALES - The sexual battery trial of former LSU running back Charles Scott is scheduled to begin Tuesday in state district court in Ascension Parish. Police arrested Scott in November 2011 after allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman at his Prairieville home. The 24-year-old was later arraigned on the lesser... more »
  • ULM, LSU, Nicholls share POW honors

    January 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Amos Olatayo of ULM earned the most votes in a tight choice for men's player of the week while KK Bain of Nicholls State and Adrienne Webb of LSU split the women's votes as chosen for the weekly honor by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association... more »
  • Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

    December 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    BLUE RIDGE, Texas - The slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head. The funeral for 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Ridgeview Family Fellowship Church in Blue... more »
  • McIlroy voted PGA Tour player of the year

    December 4, 2012 10:29 AM

    LA QUINTA, Calif. - Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year after winning four times, including his second major championship. The tour does not release how its players voted on the award, though not even Tiger Woods came close to the kind of year McIlroy had... more »
  • LSU's Coleman named SEC Player of the Week

    December 3, 2012 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Shavon Coleman has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Coleman, from Thibodaux, has scored in double figures each of the last four games and again came off the bench to score 14-of-his-18 points in the second half as he helped the Tigers rally from... more »
  • SEC names Manziel offensive player of week

    November 12, 2012 4:00 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week. Manziel produced 345 total yards and two passing touchdowns to lead the Aggies to an upset of Alabama. Defensive backs D.J. Swearinger of South Carolina and LSU's Craig Loston share league defensive honors.... more »
  • Former NFL player and actor Alex Karras dead at 77

    October 10, 2012 12:20 PM

    DETROIT - He was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, but to many people, Alex Karras will always be the cowboy who punched a horse in "Blazing Saddles" or the lovable dad from the sitcom "Webster." Karras died today at his home in Los Angeles.... more »
  • Commissioner Goodell re-issues bounty discipline

    October 9, 2012 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed down new discipline to four players in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints. There are no changes to the full-season suspension for New Orleans' linebacker Jon Vilma or the four-game suspension for Saints defensive end Will Smith. The... more »
  • Walker transferred to new rehab facility

    September 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulane officials say seriously injured football player Devon Walker has been moved to a new facility as he continues therapy for his fractured spine. The university released a statement Tuesday night from Walker's parents, Booker and Inez Walker. They said "we are pleased to have... more »
  • T-shirt, wristband will fund aid for Walker

    September 13, 2012 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University says two of its seniors have designed a T-shirt and wristband bearing the name and jersey number of Green Wave football player Devon Walker. Brad Girson and Jesse Schwartz started their own clothing line as sophomores. Now, the university says, net proceeds from sales... more »
  • Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery

    September 10, 2012 4:46 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulane's athletic director says it's still too early to know the long-term effects of the spinal injury Devon Walker suffered during this weekend's game at Tulsa. Rick Dickson said Monday during a brief news conference at a Tulsa hospital that Walker is under constant monitoring, care and... more »
  • LSU's Mills, Montgomery receive SEC honors

    September 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference recognized two LSU players for their performance in the Tigers' win over Washington this weekend. Freshman cornerback Jalen Mills and junior defensive end Sam Montgomery received SEC Player of the Week honors. Mills was named Freshman of the Week, and Montgomery Defensive Lineman... more »
  • Saints players' bounty suspensions overturned Play Video

    September 7, 2012 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An NFL appeals panel overturned the suspensions of four current and former Saints players accused of taking part in a team bounty program. The panel ruled today that Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita would have their suspensions lifted. They were reinstated by... more »
  • Former LSU, NFL player arrested for making threats

    May 28, 2012 10:26 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in West Baton Rouge arrested a former LSU and NFL player after his neighbors said he made threatening remarks after a relative was shot. Deputies arrested Norman LeJeune last night in suspicion of public intimidation, terroristic threats and resisting arrest, according to Col. Richie... more »
  • Louisiana primary a player in presidential race

    March 23, 2012 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates aren't the only ones in the national spotlight in Louisiana, you are too. Political analysts say Saturday's primary is a game changer. All four Republican candidates have been in Louisiana this week, stopping in North Louisiana, Acadiana and closer to home, which to experts,... more »
  • Former LSU football player Scott pleads not guilty in sex case

    February 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    GONZALES, La.- Former LSU running back Charles Edward Scott has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual battery of an 18-year-old woman last year. Scott entered the plea Thursday. The 23-year-old Scott was arrested in November on a count of simple rape. Ascension Parish Assistant District Attorney Robin O'Bannon... more »
  • LSU fans react to possible player suspensions

    October 19, 2011 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU fans say the possible suspension of three football players is another black eye for the program, and some worry it could hurt the chances for a win over Auburn. "I'm sick about it. It's like they're thumbing their nose at authority," LSU fan Linda Mitchell... more »
  • Capitol High ordered to forfeit six games from 2010

    August 22, 2011 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capitol High School has been ordered to forfeit six football games from last year's schedule because of an ineligible player. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association issued the ruling today, which included a one-year academic probation and $200 fine. The student in question will also be... more »
  • Former college hoops player dies in Conn. shooting

    June 26, 2011 10:37 AM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Authorities say a former Connecticut high school basketball standout who later played for Providence College and Louisiana Tech has died after being shot several times in the back. New Haven police say 31-year-old Donell Allick died Saturday of injuries he received Friday. Detectives believe he was... more »
  • Mississippi River search resumes for NFL player's brother

    January 25, 2011 2:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Searchers have returned to the Mississippi River for a seventh day of searching for the body of the brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch said that despite heavy fog and intermittent rain on Tuesday, three boats using sonar and dragging operations... more »
  • 46-year-old claims winning Lotto ticket

    November 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    WALKER- Chet Bourg bought the winning $250,000 Lotto ticket at a town convenience store on Walker Road South. Bourg, 46, received $175,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. Murphy USA gets a one-time selling bonus of $2500- one percent of the jackpot. The winning numbers for the Nov. 20... more »
  • Bond set for suspects in USM players shooting

    November 17, 2010 3:00 PM

    Bond has been set at $1.5 million each for two people arrested as accessories in the shooting of three University of Southern Mississippi football players outside a Hattiesburg nightclub Sunday. Cleothus Wilkerson, 25 and Patricia L. Brown, 49, had their bond set at $500,000 on each of three counts... more »
  • Ex-MSU player in Newton saga interviewed by FBI

    November 16, 2010 2:53 PM

    Former Mississippi State player John Bond, who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has been interviewed by the FBI, that's according to Bond's attorney. Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by former teammate, Kenny... more »
  • Statue to honor memory of Louis Prima

    November 13, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The memory of New Orleans-born singer, bandleader and trumpet player Louis Prima (PREE' mah) will be honored next month on Bourbon Street with the unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue. The ceremony is set for December 4th, three days before the 100th birthday of Prima, who died... more »
  • Farmerville lineman dies after practice

    September 6, 2010 4:20 PM

    Farmerville police say the body of a 15-year-old football player has been sent to Little Rock for autopsy, and a report is expected within five days. A news release says Kebrion Morgan died Sunday after a light football practice. Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier told The News-Star on Sunday... more »
  • ULL baseball player arrested

    April 27, 2010 6:45 AM

    University of Louisiana-Lafayette baseball player William Long has been dismissed from the team after being arrested by police on a charge of second-degree battery for his alleged involvement in a fight. Lafayette police say Long was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Monday when officers responded to a disturbance call. Details about... more »

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