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  • Catch by Cook sets up winning kick for Packers

    January 15, 2017 4:30 PM

    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish in Dallas. Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, and the Packers edged the NFC's top-seeded Cowboys 34-31 on Sunday. The... more »
  • All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches

    January 8, 2017 8:33 PM

    There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta... more »
  • Rematch! Clemson, Alabama to play for title

    December 31, 2016 7:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Clemson gets its rematch with Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game. Deshaun Watson accounted for 316 yards and three touchdowns, and the Tigers manhandled Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night. Clemson (13-1) overpowered the Buckeyes (11-2) all night, shutting them out for the... more »
  • Alabama-Washington, Clemson-Ohio State in College Football Playoff semis

    December 4, 2016 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Commence debate - the pairings are in, and Penn State and Michigan are out. Alabama is the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and will meet No. 4 Washington in a semifinal game at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The other semifinal is No.... more »
  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverside Academy has captured the school's first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic. The Riverside Academy Rebels (12-1) got on the scoreboard first Friday inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome when Trey Catoire stripped... more »
  • Southern Lab repeats at Division IV champions Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defending their state championship from a season ago, the Southern Lab Kittens have defeated Ascension Episcopal 36-9 to capture the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title. The Kittens (12-1) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter Friday when Shannon Forman sacked Ascension Episcopal... more »
  • St. Thomas captures first state championship against Parkview Baptist

    December 2, 2016 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a rematch of the 2015 Division II state championship game, the St. Thomas More Cougars defeated Parkview Baptist 54-29 in the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division II state championship game Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The win for the Cougars (10-3) is the... more »
  • Belaire football takes the field after head coach's suspension Play Video

    October 22, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Belaire High School's football team took the field Friday night, less than one week after their head coach was suspended for a plan to play an ineligible player. The scandal may have cost Belaire a chance at a championship, but as new head coach Kevin Jackson... more »
  • Spurs cruise to 94-68 victory over Grizzlies

    April 20, 2016 8:59 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Patty Mills had 16 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in beating the Memphis Grizzlies 94-68 on Tuesday night to sweep the first two games of the first-round series in imposing fashion. LaMarcus Aldridge had 10 points and eight rebounds in 26... more »
  • LHSAA votes to expand playoff split to other sports Play Video

    January 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday, representatives from 346 school districts held a high-stakes vote regarding the future of playoffs for high school athletics in Louisiana. Principals voted 182-120 to not only continue the select/nonselect playoff split adopted in 2013 for high school football, but to also expand it to... more »
  • LHSAA moves to continue split football playoffs

    January 27, 2016 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a short time-out, the Louisiana high school football playoffs will once again be split. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said Wednesday's committee has ratified the select/non-select school split for high school football playoffs. This comes after the system was found to have been unconstitutionally... more »
  • Conference title games: Cards at Panthers, Pats at Broncos

    January 17, 2016 8:23 PM

    DENVER - The championship games are set, with the top two seeds in each conference coming through with victories over the weekend. In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it's the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet... more »
  • Panthers beat Seahawks 31-24, reach NFC title game

    January 17, 2016 3:51 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N. C. - The two best teams in the NFC will play for a spot in the Super Bowl. Cam Newton, with the help of Jonathan Stewart, led the Carolina Panthers to a huge halftime lead, then hung on for 31-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The... more »
  • LHSAA moves away from 'split' playoffs effective immediately

    January 15, 2016 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSAA says they’ll go back to five football championships in 2016 after it was determined that the decision to move to the highly controversial “split” playoffs system in 2013 violated the association constitution. The decision comes just two weeks ahead of the LHSAA’s annual convention... more »
  • Thrilling win for Seattle and tight game in suburban DC

    January 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    UNDATED - The road team is 4-0 thus far in the NFL playoffs, which means each wild-card team has advanced to the divisional playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks each shook off slow starts to win on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns and... more »
  • Countdown to NFL playoffs concludes

    January 9, 2016 6:34 PM

    Surging Kansas City has taken its 10-game winning streak on the road to face AFC South champ Houston in the first AFC Wild Card game. At the half the Chiefs had a 13-0 lead. Alex Smith has led a resurgent Kansas City team that struggled through a 1-5 start... more »
  • Saints, Falcons trying to close season with strong finish

    December 31, 2015 4:50 PM

    ATLANTA - There are some obvious reasons why Sunday's game between New Orleans and Atlanta teams eliminated from playoff contention still has meaning. The Saints (6-9) want to save coach Sean Payton from his first 10-loss season. The Falcons (8-7) want to give first-year coach Dan Quinn a winning... more »
  • Changes coming after bowl system reaches record 40 games

    December 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    NEW YORK - NCAA president Mark Emmert says it is time for schools to take a look at the bowl system and determine the purpose of some postseason games. Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing in a record 40 bowl games over the next... more »
  • LSU ranked No. 22 in latest AP Poll

    December 6, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday. The last regular-season rankings were released before the College Football Playoff selection committee revealed the field for the national semifinals. No. 1 Clemson received... more »
  • Playoff brackets announced for LHSAA football

    November 8, 2015 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The brackets have been announced for the LHSAA football playoffs, and once again, the Baton Rouge area is well represented. One of the highlights includes the Lutcher Bulldogs, who earned the top seed in the Class 3A playoffs. For a full look at the brackets,... more »
  • Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win NL wild-card game

    October 8, 2015 9:02 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA.- Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night. Arrieta struck out 11 without a walk. He also dusted off getting plunked by Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Pelicans trounced by Grizzlies 110-74

    April 8, 2015 10:45 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 15 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 on Wednesday night. Jeff Green and Marc Gasol also each had 15 points, and Gasol added six assists and eight rebounds. Beno Udrih finished with... more »
  • Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

    January 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s,... more »
  • Manning, citing thigh injury, won't play in Pro Bowl

    January 18, 2015 1:54 PM

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning is skipping the Pro Bowl because his right thigh injury hasn't gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs. Manning calls it "a great honor" to be selected to the game and he's "always taken the obligation... more »
  • Touchdown after interception was seismic for Seahawks

    January 12, 2015 4:14 PM

    SEATTLE - An interception and 90-yard touchdown by Kam Chancellor was the biggest play of the Seahawks' playoff victory judging from seismic equipment that monitored the shaking at CenturyLink Field. A Richard Sherman interception and Marshawn Lynch run on Saturday also jogged the needles on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.... more »
  • Ducks still favored, now by only 6, over Buckeyes on Monday

    January 9, 2015 11:50 AM

    DALLAS, OH - Oregon, first listed as a 7-point favorite over Ohio State in Monday's national championship game, is now favored by just 6 points. The Ducks (13-1) and Buckeyes (13-1) meet in AT&T Stadium in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game. Led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota,... more »
  • Bowl ratings up, attendance down in 1st year of playoff era

    January 7, 2015 12:13 PM

    The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn't necessarily drawing more fans to stadium seats. ESPN announced that the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinals in the College Football Playoff drew the largest two audiences in cable television history, with... more »
  • Colts pull away from Bengals for 26-10 victory

    January 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel "Boom" Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday. The Colts (12-5) head to Denver (12-4) next week Sunday; Luck is 0-2 in the postseason... more »
  • Holidays perfect for playoff game in one small town Play Video

    November 28, 2014 9:35 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - As a voice bellowed over the loud speakers at Springfield High Friday night, "alright, dog pound. For tonight's quarter finals, state playoff action, let's welcome our dogs to the dog pound," fans cheered and screamed as their men in blue run onto the field. The Bulldogs took... more »
  • High School Football Playoffs: Round 2

    November 21, 2014 11:08 PM

    Louisiana High School Football Class 5A Second Round Acadiana 38, Ponchatoula 28 C.E. Byrd 37, East Ascension 20 Destrehan 68, East St. John 14 Hahnville 28, Haughton 14 Mandeville 24, Barbe 21 Scotlandville 27, Thibodaux 15 West Monroe 24, Covington 7 Zachary 35, Denham Springs 10 Class 4A Second... more »
  • Plaquemine begins 4A playoff run with 21-14 win over McDonogh #35

    November 14, 2014 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Even as the #1 seed in the class 4A playoff bracket, Plaquemine head coach Paul Distefano said his team was trying to earn some respect from the traditional powers as they began their playoff run. They got off to a good start Friday night, outlasting McDonogh #35... more »
  • High School Football Playoffs: Round 1

    November 14, 2014 11:06 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Class 1A First Round Block 42, North Central 0 Delhi 44, Arcadia 28 Elton 55, Lena Northwood 20 LaSalle 34, South Cameron 0 Logansport 48, East Iberville 0 Montgomery 40, Merryville 28 Oberlin 46, Grand Lake 16 Varnado 44, Ringgold 8 Class 2A First Round East Feliciana... more »
  • High School football playoff brackets unveiled Play Video

    November 9, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSAA announced the brackets for the 2014 high school football playoffs Saturday. More than 25 teams in the WBRZ viewing area made the postseason this year. First round match ups will start this Friday. Click here to find out if your team made it... more »
  • Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series

    October 23, 2014 1:56 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.... more »
  • Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

    October 7, 2014 3:06 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1... more »
  • Moustakas' HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels, 3-2

    October 3, 2014 2:08 AM

    ANAHEIM, CA - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night. Moustakas hit the first extra-inning homer in postseason... more »
  • Coaches plan vocal protest against LHSAA split Play Video

    January 29, 2013 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Coaches of private school football teams are discussing ways to fight a mandate that splits the playoff bracket. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) decided private and public schools would play separate playoff games. Tuesday, coaches against the plan met to talk about blocking it.... more »
  • LHSAA votes to split public, private school playoffs

    January 25, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports 2 reports a controversial plan to split private and public school football teams up when they reach the playoffs passed at the final day of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention. Proposition 18 divides the 388-school organization into separate playoffs for "non-select" schools... more »

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