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  • St. Louis police group criticizes Rams players

    December 1, 2014 10:36 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize. Some witnesses said Michael Brown, who was black, had his hands up before being fatally shot by white... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

    July 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    HOOVER, AL - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform. Not that they're complaining. Players at SEC Media Days this week were mostly pleased about the trend toward a few more perks - including scholarships that would... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • 2 football players arrested for punching referee

    November 13, 2013 8:57 AM

    FRANKLIN- Two West Mary High School football players were arrested after an investigation into an alleged physical altercation with a referee during a Nov. 1 game. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the teens, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Friday on warrants for battery of a... more »
  • 4 dismissed Vanderbilt players due in court

    October 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student are due in court for a discussion date. The Wednesday hearing likely will focus on housekeeping matters like the dates of future hearings. The four players charged in the June 23 rape are safety Cory Batey,... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »
  • Les Miles: Administration of OSU was 'done right'

    September 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles says he's proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with "the idea that somebody would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct." Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday,... more »
  • Goodell: Settlement 'significant amount of money'

    September 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport's revenues. In his first public comments since the settlement to the lawsuits was announced last week, Goodell said Wednesday that "this is a... more »
  • Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

    August 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says the NFL and thousands of former players hopes to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The proposed settlement comes days before the season starts and would fund health screenings, medical compensation and research. Any of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players are eligible. The... more »
  • NFL will look at hits to knees

    August 27, 2013 10:06 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will keep a close eye on hits to the knees of defenseless players this season, with the possibility of extending the rules protecting such players. Chief of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that if the NFL's competition committee sees... more »
  • Drug penalties upcoming

    July 31, 2013 9:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. The sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance... more »
  • Cheerleader libel suit retrial begins

    July 8, 2013 7:27 PM

    COVINGTON, KENTUCKY- The lawyer for a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader says his client suffered mental anguish from false and malicious posts that say she slept with every Bengals player and had two sexually transmitted diseases. It was part of opening statements in a retrial of the federal libel lawsuit filed... more »
  • 3 LSU players on Bednarik watch list

    July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU football players - defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston - are on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Both LSU... more »
  • Rutgers fires head coach after video release

    April 3, 2013 10:11 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, has prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism... more »
  • Saban: Arrested Bama players dismissed from team

    February 27, 2013 12:31 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban announced today four players arrested in connection with robberies at the University of Alabama have been dismissed from the team. The Crimson Tide head coach said Wednesday linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway "are no longer associated... more »
  • How many players will change teams?

    February 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
  • Players union head says Goodell not trusted

    February 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of the NFL players association isn't a big fan of the commissioner. Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular. The president of the NFL Players Association adds he wouldn't be able to persuade... more »
  • Alabama bars arrested players from campus

    February 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    TUSCULOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama has barred three football players from campus after their arrest on robbery charges. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Friday the players are suspended from school pending a judicial review expected to be done by late next week. Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes and D.J.... more »
  • NFL, NCAA to hold third annual coaching academy

    February 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    NEW YORK - Retired NFL players Andre Rison, Mark Brunell and Terrell Buckley are among 60 aspiring coaches who will attend training sessions next week on how to break into the field and move up. The third annual NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy runs Sunday through Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. The program... more »
  • NFL greats appear in PSA favoring gun law reforms

    February 8, 2013 3:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders and other big-name NFL players appeared in a public service announcement in favor of reforming gun laws. The legends are joined by Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk in the ad, which is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The... more »
  • Ohio judge weighs whether to keep rape trial open

    January 25, 2013 2:43 AM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio judge plans to decide whether the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl should be closed to the public. The girl and her parents, one defendant and state Attorney General Mike DeWine all want next month's trial closed, either... more »
  • Hard-hitting Pollard provides swagger to Ravens' D

    January 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit. The Baltimore Ravens strong safety is one of the chattiest players in the locker room, eager to discuss anything from NFL policy to gay marriage. On the field, Pollard is arguably the fiercest tackler on a rugged... more »
  • O'neal: NCAA players should stay more than 1 year

    January 16, 2013 3:03 PM

    GRAPEVINE, Texas - Shaquille O'Neal says earning his doctoral degree in education was harder than anything he ever did athletically. During a keynote talk on the opening day of the annual NCAA convention, the four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star said Wednesday his three years as an LSU player were... more »
  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • Baseball Hall announcement due today

    January 9, 2013 10:36 AM

    NEW YORK - The votes are in, and the Baseball Hall of Fame's newest inductees will be announced today. Then again, there's a chance none of the Hall-eligible players will gain entrance into Cooperstown this year. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are among the players on the ballot... more »
  • Prepping for a truncated season

    January 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    UNDATED - Many NHL players continue to filter back to North American from Europe to prepare for an abbreviated season. The league and players are frantically trying to get ready for camp this weekend after the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday morning. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly... more »
  • NHL labor peace at last

    January 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK - There will be an NHL season. The league and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and begin an abbreviated season later this month. The 10-year deal was forged after a 16-hour marathon session led by federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who... more »
  • Sides in NHL labor fight meet with mediator

    January 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the union are meeting separately with a federal mediator but have no plans yet to negotiate. Federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is talking with representatives from the players' association and league Friday in an attempt to return the parties to the bargaining table after they... more »
  • Canadian lawmaker: Let amateurs play for the cup

    December 18, 2012 4:29 PM

    EDMONTON, Alberta - A member of the Canadian parliament says the Stanley Cup should be awarded to an amateur team if the NHL labor fight isn't settled in time to save the season. Brent Rathgeber suggests the cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best... more »
  • NHL, union to resume negotiations Wednesday

    December 11, 2012 10:27 AM

    TORONTO - The NHL and its players' union will return to bargaining tomorrow at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season. The Canadian Press reports the resumption of talks, citing unidentified people on both sides of the dispute. Today marks the 87th day of the lockout.... more »
  • NHL labor talks break off after 1 hour

    December 6, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. After several hours of waiting for discussions to resume for a third straight day, the conversations didn't go... more »
  • NHL lockout goes on

    November 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - It's day 66 of the NHL lockout and while the two sides are talking, there is no indication that they're getting anywhere. Representative for the league and players got together for about two hours yesterday, with union executive director Donald Fehr indicating the two sides would try... more »
  • ULL, McNeese, LSU have LSWA Players of the Week

    November 20, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Players from Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State and LSU earned the votes from the members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for Player of the Week honors in Louisiana college football. Terrance Broadway, the quarterback for the Cajuns, had a 403 yard offensive night to earn offensive honors while... more »
  • NHL lockout talks stall

    November 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - After a week full of promise that progress might be made, the NHL lockout talks appear to have bogged down again. The two-sides met for 90 minutes Sunday, but amid signs that the league is holding firm on its demands on the core economic issues it looks... more »
  • NHL, union holding labor talks a 3rd straight day

    November 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association resume negotiations Thursday afternoon, the third straight day the sides are meeting in an effort to end the lockout. This is the 54th day of the lockout, and this week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. Owners... more »
  • Glimmer of hope in NHL lockout talks

    November 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association went deep last night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks today. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • NHL negotiations set to resume

    November 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association are returning to the bargaining table today, hoping momentum generated over the weekend can lead to a labor deal. The sides held negotiations Saturday, the first since Oct. 18, in an undisclosed location and are meeting today in New York.... more »
  • Locked-out players getting escrow checks

    October 31, 2012 10:47 AM

    TORONTO - Locked-out NHL players are expected to get back last season's escrow payment on Wednesday. That's what a union spokesman says. Players are set to be given 7.98 percent of what they earned last year, plus interest, on the day they were to have received their second paycheck of... more »
  • 2 ULL football players arrested

    October 29, 2012 2:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette football players were arrested over the weekend and booked with sexual battery. Both players have been dismissed from the team. The victim told police that she was socializing with friends in her UL residence hall and left with a female friend and... more »
  • NCAA grad rates improving in football, basketball

    October 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The latest figures from the NCAA show that football and men's basketball players are graduating in record numbers. The annual Graduation Success Rate figures, released Thursday, show both sports hit an all-time high based on the one-year measurement of freshmen who enrolled in 2005-06. Men's basketball players made... more »
  • Players reach out, owners pull away

    October 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL Players Association has notified the league that it's ready to return to the bargaining table as early as today in an effort to save a full schedule. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly quickly told the union to forget it. Daly told The Associated Press he... more »
  • Club Palace owner speaks out about SI report Play Video

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The fallout continues after a report in Sports Illustrated cited possible NCAA violations for members of the LSU football team, including former stand-out Tyrann Mathieu. The magazine's claim stems from the players appearing in promotional flyers and videos for The Palace club in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • 4 players file bounty appeals to NFL

    October 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - All four players punished in the NFL's bounty investigation have filed appeals with the league. People familiar with the situation say the players have asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove himself as arbitrator because they do not believe he can be impartial. One of the people also... more »
  • Hornets sign 3 players for camp

    October 1, 2012 3:04 PM

    WESTWEGO - The New Orleans Hornets have signed free agents Solomon Alabi, Dominique Morrison and Chris Wright in advance of Tuesday's opening of training camp. Alabi is a 7-foot-1 center who appeared in 14 games last season with Toronto, averaging 2.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes. He... more »
  • NHL, union have contact, but no talks scheduled

    September 14, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW YORK - With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and its players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings. But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would... more »
  • Fans' Choice Week 1 winner announced tonight

    September 5, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The first Fans' Choice Award of the 2012 season will take center stage tonight on WBRZ Sports 2. It's not too late to get those votes in there. This week's nominees are Denham Springs running back Kaleb Blanchard, Zachary quarterback Trey Hills and St. Michael quarterback... more »
  • Football players battle heat Play Video

    July 3, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school athletes in Louisiana face a dual challenge, beating their opponent and beating the heat. Local coaches share the playbook to safety and success with WBRZ anchor Rosa Flores. more »
  • Saints add CB Elbert Mack, waive DT Mitch King

    June 5, 2012 11:22 AM

    METAIRIE- The New Orleans Saints and veteran cornerback Elbert Mack have agreed to a one-year contract. General manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the acquisition of Mack on Tuesday when the Saints opened minicamp, says the club also has waived defensive tackle Mitch King. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Mack, who was a... more »
  • Baseball stars to testify at perjury trial

    April 16, 2012 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Some big names in baseball could be in the lineup of potential witnesses for the Roger Clemens perjury case. Prosecutors said today they might call former players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. And defense lawyers say they could call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and... more »
  • Dozens of players suspended after SU, UAPB fight

    October 20, 2011 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southwestern Athletics Conference handed out dozens of suspensions to players involved in a brawl this past weekend after Southern University's game against the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Conference officials recommended more than 40 players from both schools for suspensions of at least one... more »
  • ULL, LSU, La. Tech captured LSWA honors

    October 11, 2011 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Louisiana Tech players captured the most number of votes in their respective categories in the weekly voting by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Chris Masson of Louisiana-Lafayette, quarterbacked the Cajuns to a 31-17 win over Troy on Saturday to win the Offensive award, while... more »
  • BRPD Press Conference

    August 26, 2011 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White says his department's portion of the Jordan Jefferson- Josh Johns investigation is complete. He says the case involving the LSU football players is now on its way to East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore. The players turned themselves... more »
  • Les Miles offers team updates

    August 23, 2011 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles just finished speaking with the media this evening, saying that as of now, he plans to play quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the season opener, and that there have been no changes made to the depth chart. The coaching staff does have a plan in place... more »
  • BRPD gives update on bar fight investigation

    August 23, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge today said arrests could come in a couple of weeks after a fight last week that witnesses said involved LSU football players. Sgt. Don Stone said today they will have to follow up on the information they got from interviewing the four... more »
  • LSU Football players' meeting with BRPD postponed

    August 21, 2011 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The meeting between the Baton Rouge Police Department and the four LSU football players who were implicated in a bar fight early Friday morning has been postponed. The four players obtained representation from lawyers Nathan Fisher and Shannon Fay, who requested an extension from Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • NFL lockout could end today

    July 21, 2011 3:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Today could be the day the NFL lockout ends. The four-month-old lockout could be near an end, as NFL players gave what was termed "conditional approval" of a proposal, however failed to vote on a full proposal to settle the league's labor dispute, citing several outstanding issues. ... more »
  • Ex-Auburn players allege money received from boosters

    March 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four former Auburn players have told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that they received thousands of dollars while being recruited by or playing for the Tigers, including at least one instance at LSU. Stanley McClover, Troy Reddick, Chaz Ramsey and Raven Gray made the allegations... more »
  • Football fans say NFL-player dispute not in their best interest

    March 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Labor talks broke down today in the fight between the NFL and players. The players' union de-certified which could lead to the first pro-football work stoppage in 23 years. Players want a portion of a huge amount of money the NFL got for TV rights. Football... more »
  • Champion LSU baseball team reunites at fundraiser

    November 12, 2010 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Coach Paul Mainieri and several former members of the 2009 National Championship LSU Baseball team came together again to help children with heart defects in Louisiana. Mainieri and six of his former players appeared last night at “Home Run for Hearts”, an event to raise money... more »
  • LSU prepares for game against Tar heels

    September 3, 2010 7:55 PM

    It’s the countdown to kickoff, and North Carolina has to face LSU without 15 key players. Seven are starters. Sports Director Michael Cauble is at the Georgia Dome and got answers on who’s out and what LSU is doing to prepare for the shake up from the Tar heels. more »
  • MLB late round picks from LSU

    June 9, 2010 5:47 PM

    In the final day of the MLB draft, more LSU players and signees were selected. Those taken from LSU's current roster include outfielder Johnny Dishon and dual sport standout Chad Jones. Both were selected by the Milwaukee Brewers. LSU signee and lefty pitcher Mitchell Hopkins was selected by... more »
  • ULL football players face drug charges

    April 21, 2010 8:07 AM

    Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Rickey Bustle says four of his players have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana. Quarterback Blaine Gautier, cornerback Rodney Gillis, linebacker Devon Lewis-Buchanan and strong safety Chris Richard were arrested after authorities found eight small marijuana plants growing on the balcony of... more »

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