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  • Report: LSU fraternity put on probation until 2019

    May 12, 2016 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity won't be suspended. Instead, the chapter will be placed on probation until 2019, the student newspaper reports . LSU began investigating the chapter last month due to an “alleged incident,” according to university officials. The university released... more »
  • Budget concerns cause state to temporarily suspend TOPS payments

    February 11, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Office of Student Financial Assistance has alerted Louisiana colleges Thursday that they’re suspending TOPS scholarship payments immediately due to looming potential budget cuts. TOPS eligible institutions received an email Thursday alerting schools that all TOPS payments would be halted without further notice. A spokesperson... more »
  • Plaquemine Ferry to temporarily suspend service Friday for maintenance

    January 7, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials announced Thursday that Plaquemine Ferry service will be temporarily suspended Friday morning to allow maintenance crews to build a higher access ramp for vehicles to board the ferry. The closure begins Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 a.m. Normal operating hours for the Plaquemine... more »
  • Giants WR Beckham not changing his game, just how he reacts

    December 30, 2015 5:52 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn't changing the way he plays, just the actions that led to his recent one-game suspension for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules. A contrite Beckham returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since being suspended for... more »
  • Giants Odell Beckham Jr. loses appeal of 1 game suspension

    December 23, 2015 5:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to serve his one-game suspension. Hearing officer James Thrash on Wednesday upheld the suspension for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules after hearing an appeal by the New York Giants wide receiver earlier in the day. Beckham will... more »
  • Beckham's appeal of 1-game suspension to be heard Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 4:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have his appeal of his one-game suspension heard by a former NFL receiver. The NFL said Tuesday that former Washington and Philadelphia wide out James Thrash will be the hearing officer for the appeal by the New York Giants receiver.... more »
  • NFL suspends Giants WR Beckham for 1 game

    December 21, 2015 4:12 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has suspended New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for one game for his conduct in Sunday's loss to Carolina in which he drew three personal foul penalties. Beckham would miss Sunday night's game at Minnesota. He has the right to appeal the... more »
  • LSU suspends fraternity during drug, hazing investigation

    November 12, 2015 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU revealed Thursday their decision to suspend Sigma Chi fraternity activities this week stemmed from an investigation into possible drug use and hazing during the past month. Sigma Chi's International President sent out a letter saying they were suspending the LSU chapter as well. The... more »
  • LSU fraternity temporarily suspended

    November 11, 2015 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a short, to the point statement Wednesday evening, LSU confirmed a fraternity has been suspended temporarily pending the outcome of an investigation that is being kept secret. The investigation surrounds the Sigma Chi fraternity, a university spokesperson said. "LSU placed them on interim suspension... more »
  • Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    July 28, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is upholding the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game. In announcing his decision today, Goodell said that Brady had told an assistant to destroy the quarterback's cell phone -- either on... more »
  • Brady appeal begins at NFL headquarters

    June 23, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over... more »
  • Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin Friday

    June 19, 2015 9:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Brian Williams says he let his ego get the better of him in telling stories that exaggerated his role in reporting news stories. The NBC anchorman, stripped of his role as "Nightly News" anchor and reassigned to MSNBC, broke his silence on NBC's "Today" show Friday about the... more »
  • NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

    May 11, 2015 5:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years'... more »
  • New Orleans police sergeant suspended following arrest

    February 25, 2015 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500. In news release, police say Tuesday's arrested of Sgt. Ashish Shah came after an investigation... more »
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks... more »
  • Ballard back on LSU women's hoops roster

    January 8, 2015 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell said star guard Danielle Ballard is back on the roster, in time for the team's game tonight against Vanderbilt. "We're excited for Danielle to rejoin her teammates on the floor," head coach Nikki Caldwell said. "She has worked extremely... more »
  • Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    November 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    The NFL players' union says Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension. An association spokesman says the suspension has been "vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by a former federal judge. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority when it modified... more »
  • LSU women's basketball suspends Ballard indefinitely

    November 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell says junior guard Danielle Ballard has been suspended indefinitely from game competition. Caldwell, in a statement Wednesday, said Ballard's suspension occurred after she allegedly violated team rules. Further details were not provided, but the university says Ballard, of Memphis, Tennessee, will... more »
  • Cowboys won't suspend alleged underwear bandit

    October 15, 2014 4:14 PM

    IRVING, TX - Dallas running back Joseph Randle won't be suspended after his arrest on a shoplifting charge. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday the Randle would be fined "significantly" but would play Sunday against the New York Giants. Randle was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of theft between... more »
  • Georgia star RB Gurley suspended indefinitely

    October 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    ATHENS, GA - Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The school made the announcement Thursday, two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Eastern Division... more »
  • USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

    October 6, 2014 4:10 PM

    USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships and taken away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced Monday won't keep Phelps from training with his... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • SEC suspends Mississippi State lineman 1 game Play Video

    September 23, 2014 3:30 PM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Mississippi State offensive lineman Dillon Day has been suspended one game by the Southeastern Conference for "multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts" during Saturday's 34-29 win over LSU. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday. Day was shown on camera stepping on LSU's Davon Godchaux and Rashard Robinson... more »
  • Video of punch leads to Rice suspension, firing

    September 8, 2014 2:06 PM

    OWNING MILLS, Md. - The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice hours after a video surfaced Monday of Rice punching his then-fiance in the face. The Ravens announced they had also terminated Rice before the NFL suspension was handed down. The video shows Rice and Janay Palmer,... more »
  • Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

    September 3, 2014 8:18 AM

    ENGLEWOOD, CO - Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. ESPN reported the violation had to do with amphetamines. The Broncos didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press requesting comment Tuesday. NFL Media reported Welker was notified... more »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

    August 29, 2014 3:19 PM

    SANTA CLARA, CA - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won't be eligible to return... more »
  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Cowboys CB Scandrick gets 4-game ban

    August 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Team owner Jerry Jones told reporters at a media party in Malibu, California, on Monday night that Scandrick tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and lost an appeal on the ban.... more »
  • NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    July 30, 2014 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... more »
  • New Orleans police officer suspended without pay

    July 28, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old New Orleans police officer is on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for allegedly trying to run over a man with her car. Police said Monday that Officer Stephanie Caldwell got into a fight with a 47-year-old man about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say... more »
  • FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

    June 26, 2014 9:09 AM

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay's... more »
  • Video of Winston's crab legs theft released Play Video

    May 16, 2014 6:42 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Police have released the video of Heisman Trophy winner Jamies Winston's seafood theft that landed him in trouble. The Florida State University quarterback was issued a citation for shoplifting on April 29th. The video released by police shows Winston at the food of a Publix near... more »
  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    April 20, 2014 2:35 PM

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to... more »
  • A-Rod back at MLB for resumption of grievance

    November 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is back at Major League Baseball's office for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already has presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to... more »
  • A-Rod suspension hearing begins today

    September 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez gets to start arguing his case today. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the Yankees third baseman will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball should be overturned. The Major League Baseball Players Association says the... more »
  • Boys will be boys?

    September 24, 2013 7:27 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA- Two 7th graders face suspension from school for a year for playing with an BB gun in their front yard. A school committee voted to suspended Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark after Caraballo admitted he shot the gun at two friends but never took the gun... more »
  • Appeal of Houston's Smith denied

    August 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension. Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was... more »
  • Lawsuit details Braun's efforts to fight drug test

    August 19, 2013 1:41 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A former college classmate has sued Ryan Braun for defamation and emotional distress, saying the Brewers slugger lied about why their friendship fell apart after a business deal went sour. The lawsuit filed in Milwaukee last month by law student Ralph Sasson says Braun's agent hired him in... more »
  • Union appeals A-Rod's suspension

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    CHICAGO - The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The... more »
  • Alex Rodriguez, others suspended by MLB for drugs

    August 5, 2013 2:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan... more »
  • A-Rod Trenton bound

    August 2, 2013 10:16 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez begins a short minor league injury rehab assignment in Trenton Friday night as the slugger tries to return to the major leagues before an expected suspension. Rodriguez played a simulated game Thursday at the team's spring training complex in Florida, with... more »
  • Players weigh in on Braun suspension

    July 23, 2013 10:38 AM

    UNDATED - The post-game comments rolled in last night after the revelation that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had been suspended yesterday afternoon by baseball for the rest of the season for "violations" of baseball's drug program. Seattle pitcher Joe Saunders summed it all up when he said, "I think everybody's... more »
  • Women's quarters on tap

    July 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    LONDON - Less than 24 hours after knocking top-seed and defending champ Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes. The 23rd-seeded Lisicki advanced to her second Wimbledon semifinal, where she'll play the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 4... more »
  • Singh suing PGA over proposed suspension

    May 8, 2013 10:08 AM

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour over the way it handled the investigation of his use of deer antler spray. Singh filed the lawsuit in New York on Wednesday, one week after the tour said it was dropping its case against him. It... more »
  • La. judge suspended over misconduct in drug case

    January 31, 2013 7:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a judge for one year without pay over allegations that his decision to reduce a man's prison sentence was based on personal and political motivations. The divided Supreme Court also on Tuesday ordered 7th Judicial District Court Judge Leo Boothe to... more »
  • Saints' Sean Payton returns to work at Senior Bowl

    January 23, 2013 1:00 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Sean Payton has returned to work following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program. The New Orleans Saints coach watched Senior Bowl practice Wednesday and planned to meet later in the day with the staff to evaluate a defense that struggled. Payton... more »
  • NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Payton

    January 22, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal. The announcement comes Tuesday, a day after Payton met with Goodell. At the meeting, Payton took responsibility for the actions of his coaching... more »

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