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  • Pelicans shock Thunder 101-89

    April 15, 2014 6:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Pelicans are disappointed they missed the playoffs again this year, but the team was able to play spoiler in its final regular season match-up with the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder. New Orleans ended its eight-game losing streak by flying past the Thunder 101-89 Monday night. The... more »
  • Aldridge, Blazers top Pelicans to clinch playoffs

    April 7, 2014 6:49 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 18 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers clinched their first playoff appearance in three seasons with a 100-94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Wesley Matthews added 21 points, Damian Lillard 20 and Nicolas Batum had 16 points... more »
  • Louisiana high school prep scores

    February 7, 2014 9:23 PM

    Boys Basketball Atlanta 80, Jonesville Central 13 Ben Franklin 53, Easton 52, OT Bishop McManus Academy 34, Grand Isle 32 Bossier 64, Green Oaks 40 Centerville 61, Maurepas 41 Clark 91, Reed 55 Loyola College Prep 54, North DeSoto 35 Plainview 84, St. Joseph 49 Scotlandville 74, Walker 36 St.... more »
  • Manning's charity to get $24,800 for his 'Omahas'

    January 19, 2014 9:26 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted "Omaha!" during the AFC championship game Sunday. The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning's 44 pre-snap "Omaha!" calls during the Denver Broncos win over... more »
  • Saints ready for physical road test Play Video

    January 9, 2014 10:09 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints got out-toughed in their last game in Seattle, a 34-7 loss in early December. What did the Saints learn? The Seahawks are going to play bump-and-run coverage at the line of scrimmage with the Saints receivers. The key to beating the... more »
  • Saints make playoffs with 42-17 win over Bucs

    December 29, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for four touchdowns and ran for another score, and New Orleans clinched a wild card spot with a 42-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Three of Brees' scoring strikes were longer than 40 yards - 76 to Kenny Stills, 44 to Lance Moore... more »
  • Payton narrowing Saints' focus for finale vs Tampa

    December 23, 2013 7:23 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - With the Saints still trying to lock up a playoff spot, coach Sean Payton's theme this week is to focus on what his team can control and tune out all the uncertainties. Payton has even made the unusual move of quickly ending any speculation about safety Kenny... more »
  • 1-on-1 with Southeastern coach Ron Roberts Play Video

    December 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    HAMMOND - The Southeastern Lions will make history with their first playoff game in school history Saturday night vs Sam Houston St. Strawberry Stadium will host the second meeting between the Lions and Bearkats this season, but this time there is more on the line for both squads. ... more »
  • Southern, SLU football going for championships

    December 6, 2013 5:35 AM

    Baton Rouge- It has been a long time since Southern and Southeastern Louisiana University have been this good at football. The Southern Jaguars (8-4) are back in the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2004 and are facing a familiar opponent. The Jags played Jackson State (8-3)... more »
  • Louisiana high school football scores

    November 29, 2013 10:03 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Class 5A - Quarterfinal Acadiana 27, Barbe 17 Covington 20, Central 14 Destrehan 23, Dutchtown 7 Parkway 49, Zachary 34 Class 4A - Quarterfinal East Jefferson 35, Easton 26 Karr 26, Franklinton 0 Landry/Walker 20, Plaquemine 7 Neville 41, DeRidder 0 Class 3A - Quarterfinal Amite 28,... more »
  • Zachary survives scare vs New Iberia Play Video

    November 22, 2013 11:09 PM

    NEW IBERIA - The Broncos senior class finally shook the second-round bugaboo that's haunted the Zachary football team since they came to high school, with a 34-30 win over New Iberia Friday night. Bryson Dunn got into the end zone twice for the Broncos in the first half to... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 11: Nick Brossette Play Video

    November 20, 2013 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U High running back Nick Brossette is no stranger the Fans Choice award, now winning the honor for the third straight year. Last week in the first round of the playoffs, the junior tailback racked up 237 yards on the ground in route to a 45-10... more »
  • Dutchtown eliminates Woodlawn Play Video

    November 15, 2013 11:43 PM

    GEISMAR - The Dutchtown Griffins eliminated the Woodlawn Panthers with a 41-20 final score. The Griffins took advantage of four Woodlawn interceptions, and strung together some explosive plays on offense to advance to the second round. Dutchtown will play John Ehret in the next round of the LHSAA... more »
  • Plaquemine pulls away from Washington-Marion Play Video

    November 15, 2013 11:17 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Green Devils are known as a second half team, and they needed some magic after halftime again, eventually pulling away from Washington-Marion 28-12. The Devils fell behind 12-7 at the half, but the Plaquemine defense stood tall in the final frames. Plaquemine would score a... more »
  • Week 1: High School Football Playoffs Play Video

    November 15, 2013 11:13 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Class 5A Bi-District Acadiana 35, Slidell 7 Barbe 42, South Lafourche 16 Central 34, Comeaux 13 Covington 48, Airline 14 Destrehan 44, Terrebonne 0 Dutchtown 41, Woodlawn (BR) 20 East Ascension 42, McKinley 21 East St. John 19, St. Amant 7 Hahnville 42, Ouachita... more »
  • Parents disagree with high school football brackets Play Video

    November 15, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school football teams took to the field Friday night after months of controversy over the new LHSAA football playoff brackets. Some football teams were dropped from their playoff brackets and moved to new ones this post-season. Private schools will play private schools and public... more »
  • Push for the playoffs continue

    September 27, 2013 10:26 AM

    UNDATED - The final weekend of the 2013 Major League Baseball season starts tonight with five of the 10 playoff berths yet to be determined. In the National League, the Braves have wrapped up the East while the Dodgers have clinched the West. It's in the Central where things get... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade in downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    MIAMI - The last piece of confetti had landed, the Miami Heat championship celebration was officially over and many in the crowd of revelers were starting to make their way to the exits. Players and coaches remained on the stage. They were in no hurry to leave. Every member of... more »
  • LHSAA combines Division II & III playoff brackets

    June 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the select & non-select schools divided for state title runs, the next question becomes "what logistics need to be put in place for a smaller, select playoffs bracket?" Thursday, the LHSAA executive committee answered that question. They decided to combine Division II & III(4A &... more »
  • Deng stays back in Chicago for Game 2

    May 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    MIAMI - Luol Deng is staying in Chicago and not rejoining the Bulls for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Deng was recently hospitalized because of illness, needing a spinal tap. He was planning to fly to Miami and at least... more »
  • AP Source: College Football Playoff to replace BCS

    April 23, 2013 3:35 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it... more »
  • Goodell: No post-season additions now

    March 19, 2013 9:30 AM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not be adding teams to the playoffs this season, but still is discussing an expanded postseason. Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the league's competition committee has looked into adding teams to the playoffs, and the topic will be discussed at this week's owners meetings. However,... more »
  • LHSAA football playoff split debated at the capitol Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Members of a joint legislative committee got answers about a plan to split the high school football playoffs between public and private schools. Principals from the 389 schools within the Louisiana High School Athletic Association were allowed to vote. 291 of those schools have football programs. Supporters... more »
  • Lawmakers tackle LHSAA football playoff changes

    March 5, 2013 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are looking into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's decision to separate public school football playoffs from those held by other schools, including magnet and charter schools. A special joint Senate-House committee is reviewing the league's decision to scrap a system that has been in... more »
  • Football playoffs face legislative scrutiny

    March 4, 2013 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislature is looking into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's decision to separate public school football playoffs from those held by other schools - including magnet and charter schools. A special joint Senate-House committee will review the league's decision to scrap a system that has been... more »
  • Independent high school sports association considered Play Video

    January 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    CLINTON - After the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to split the football playoff brackets for public and private schools, some schools are considering other options. The decision has generated controversy among high school athletic programs. There has also been talk of breaking away from the LHSAA and... 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 »
  • Final 8 are set in NFL playoffs

    January 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    UNDATED - Following yesterday's victories by the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks, the final eight in the NFL playoffs are set. Here are the matchups for next weekend. The Ravens, who delayed the retirement of their 17-year veteran linebacker Ray Lewis with a 24-9 victory over Indianapolis yesterday, now travel... more »
  • Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

    January 2, 2013 11:43 AM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens say Ray Lewis will retire after the playoffs. The star linebacker told the team "This will be my last ride." He has been out since Oct. 14 with a triceps injury, but expects to play Sunday in the wild-card round against Indianapolis. The... more »
  • Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons

    November 26, 2012 6:38 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6. New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually in... more »
  • NHL playoff schedule tonight

    April 30, 2012 8:56 AM

    The NHL playoff schedule is a light one tonight, just two games. In New York the Rangers and Capitals are going at it in the second game of their best-of-seven series. New York won the opening contest. And in St. Louis the Blues are looking to bounce back after losing... more »
  • 3 NBA playoffs games this evening

    April 30, 2012 8:53 AM

    There are three NBA playoff games this evening. In Miami the Heat look to take a 2-0 lead over the Knicks in their best-of-seven series, while in Indianapolis the Pacers will try to even things up at 1-1 with Orlando, and in Oklahoma City the Thunder are out to take... more »
  • Saints RB Pierre Thomas out for playoffs

    January 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    Saints running back Pierre Thomas will miss the playoffs because of his injured left ankle. The Saints have placed last season's leading rusher on injured reserve and signed Joique Bell from the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. The Saints, who open the playoffs in Seattle on Saturday, announced the... more »
  • Saints ready to 'Finish Strong'

    December 28, 2010 5:11 PM

    The New Orleans Saints are not taking it easy after clinching the opportunity to defend their Super Bowl title. Coach Sean Payton says the Saints are "going to be on a crash course for this week's game" against Tampa Bay. New Orleans clinched at least an NFC wild-berth berth with... more »
  • High school football playoff brackets released

    November 7, 2010 9:46 PM

    Dutchtown head coach Benny Saia said he expected to be the number 1 seed in the Class 5A playoffs when the brackets were released this afternoon. "We felt like we would be there after winning week 10," Saia said. "We didn't think we'd drop but it's a great accomplishment... more »
  • Arrington added to Saints' roster, takes McAllister's spot

    January 20, 2010 12:02 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have elevated wide receiver Adrian Arrington from the practice squad to the active roster. Arrington fills the roster spot left open after Deuce McAllister announced his retirement on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 receiver spent the entire 2009 season on the practice squad. The Saints picked... more »
  • Saints put DE Grant on IR for playoffs

    January 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    The New Orleans Saints placed defensive end Charles Grant on injured reserved Tuesday, meaning the team will have to make its playoff run without a veteran defensive starter. The Saints said Grant has a triceps injury that will end the season for the eight-year veteran. Grant had surgery to... more »
  • Time, Date set for Saints' playoff opener

    January 4, 2010 2:51 PM

    The New Orleans Saints still may not know who they will play in their playoff opener, but they now know when. The Saints will play their first game of the 2010 NFL playoffs on Saturday January 16 at 3:30 in the afternoon. The game will be played in... more »
  • Saints can clinch homefield advantage with win over Cowboys

    December 18, 2009 11:29 AM

    A lot is riding on the outcome of the Saints-Cowboys game Saturday night in the Superdome. Not only would the Saints move to 14-0 on the season with the win, but they would also be closer to clinching homefiled advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Saints have already... more »

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