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  • Harden's late shot lifts Rockets over Warriors 97-96

    April 22, 2016 5:50 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence to get a 97-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. The victory cuts Houston's deficit to... more »
  • Osweiler active to be Manning's backup vs. Steelers

    January 17, 2016 3:45 PM

    DENVER - Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler is active and available to relieve Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos' playoff game against the battered Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler missed nearly two weeks of practice with a sprained right knee before returning Friday. With Osweiler available, the Broncos (12-4) deactivated QB Trevor Siemian.... more »
  • Condoleeza Rice says leave playoff at 4 teams

    January 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - College Football Playoff selection committee member Condoleeza Rice said she likes the four-team format and doesn't want to expand to eight. Speaking Thursday at the NCAA's annual convention, the former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost said she doesn't want to extend the competition calendar. Young... more »
  • New Orleans Saints eliminated from playoffs

    December 20, 2015 7:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints are not going to the NFL playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks eliminated the New Orleans Saints with a victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, according to PlayoffStatus.com . The Saints could have been eliminated in week 15 with if they lost to... 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 »
  • Local high schools playing in the Superdome Friday

    December 4, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local high school football teams will be in New Orleans today playing in their respective playoff title games. St. Mary will be taking on Southern Lab in the Division IV championship at 10 a.m. Parkview Baptist will face St. Thomas More in the Division II championship at... more »
  • Lone survivors in the SEC West

    November 10, 2014 11:58 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble. Now, they play each other. In a Western Division where teams have been picking each other one by one, the top-ranked Bulldogs and No. 4 Crimson Tide... more »
  • Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

    October 2, 2014 1:55 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. San Francisco will face NL East... more »
  • Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    October 1, 2014 1:52 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals... more »
  • LSU cracks top 10 in AP and Coaches poll

    September 7, 2014 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU climbed the rankings ladder after their blowout win over Sam Houston St. Saturday night. The Tigers move up to No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Last week, LSU was 12 in both polls. LSU moved ahead... more »
  • Playoff panel's weekly top 25 starts Oct 28

    April 30, 2014 8:41 PM

    IRVING, Tx. - The college football playoff selection committee will release a weekly top 25, starting Oct. 25, and panel members will be required to recuse themselves when a school they work for comes up for discussion. The selection committee will use the same voting procedure and recusal policy as... 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 »
  • Saints fall to Seahawks in NFC Playoffs, 23-15

    January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win. The Saints could never fully... more »
  • Seahawks RB Lynch fined by league

    January 5, 2014 6:47 PM

    The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
  • Payton encouraged by Saints' road playoff win

    January 5, 2014 5:42 PM

    METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
  • Colts, Packers, Bengals avoid blackouts

    January 3, 2014 8:10 PM

    There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
  • Central shocks West Monroe

    November 22, 2013 10:59 PM

    WEST MONROE - The Denham Springs Yellowjackets almost pulled the upset last week in West Monroe, this week another Baton Rouge-area team finished off the Rebels. Central, even though their high-powered offense only scored two touchdowns, downed West Monroe by a final score of 14-0 on the Rebels' home... 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 »
  • College Football Playoff panel announced

    October 16, 2013 2:07 PM

    IRVING, Texas - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014. The selection committee was officially unveiled Wednesday, though the names of... more »
  • Football selection group likely by season's end

    September 25, 2013 8:44 PM

    Members of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff that starts next year will likely be chosen before the end of this regular season. BCS executive director Bill Hancock says conference commissioners working on the selection committee have more vetting to do before the panel is set. The panel... more »
  • Playoff architects won't be allowed to pick teams

    May 29, 2013 4:18 PM

    DESTIN, Fla. - The conference commissioners who put together the College Football Playoff will not be allowed to serve on the committee that selects the teams that will play in it. Executive director Bill Hancock says the commissioners are still working on the structure of the selection committee for the... more »
  • Pens look to go up 2-0 over Senators

    May 17, 2013 10:14 AM

    PITTSBURGH - In the lone Stanley Cup playoff game of the night the Penguins are playing host to the Senators in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal. The Pens won the opening game on Tuesday, 4-1. Game 3 will take place Sunday in Ottawa. The Pittsburgh power... 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 »
  • LeBron sits as Heat down Cavs 96-95

    April 16, 2013 10:25 AM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »

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