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  • Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Brett Beard headed to Live Oak as new football head coach

    Updated: 11:29 PM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - After two successful seasons at Woodlawn High, Brett Beard will take over Live Oak as the new head coach of the Eagles. 

    Beard guided the Panthers to back-to-back playoff appearances, and this past season led Woodlawn to a regular season win over Warren Easton, at the time the #1 team in the state in Class 4A. 

    Beard takes over an Eagles team that finished 4-6 in 2014. 

  • Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

    Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

    Updated: 6:01 PM 12/17/2014

    CHICAGO - A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad. U.S. District Judge John Lee in Chicago issued a 21-page ruling Wednesday denying preliminary approval. He did say the deal could be altered to address his concerns, which include the... (More)
  • Panthers' Newton practicing 8 days after crash

    Panthers' Newton practicing 8 days after crash

    Updated: 12:16 PM 12/17/2014

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Newton, wearing a long sleeve black shirt under his red practice jersey and a helmet, participated in all of the team drills Wednesday and... (More)
  • LSU hoops brings Christmas cheer to children at OLOL

    LSU hoops brings Christmas cheer to children at OLOL

    Updated: 6:20 AM 12/17/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team visted with children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital Tuesday afternoon, singing Christmas carols for the children and their families and trying to spread some holiday cheer. "It was one of the best off-the-court team experiences I've ever had," said... (More)
  • Davis, Southern U rout Champion Baptist 114-50

    Davis, Southern U rout Champion Baptist 114-50

    Updated: 6:19 AM 12/17/2014

    Keith Davis had 22 points with nine rebounds and Tre Lynch chipped in 20 points as Southern rolled past Champion Baptist 114-50 on Tuesday night. The Jaguars (3-8) shot 64.4 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Tigers 53-18 and had six players in double figures. Southern dominated inside, finishing with... (More)
  • Brain-injury program working with NFL players

    Brain-injury program working with NFL players

    Updated: 3:46 PM 12/16/2014

    LANSING, MI - A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological... (More)
  • Saints topic of national discussion after Monday night win

    Saints topic of national discussion after Monday night win

    Updated: 10:44 AM 12/16/2014

    The future for the New Orleans Saints looks a bit brighter this morning after their Monday night victory over the Chicago Bears that placed them back atop the NFC South. The national sports press is abuzz with discussion about what the win portends for the future of the Who Dat... (More)
  • Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab NFC South lead

    Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab NFC South lead

    Updated: 6:56 AM 12/16/2014

    CHICAGO - Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead. The Saints (6-8) moved into first place ahead of Carolina (5-8-1) and Atlanta (5-9) and came away with the win... (More)
  • Shut down the rumor mill, Miles staying at LSU

    Updated: 6:56 AM 12/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Les Miles will not be going to Michigan. Miles told sports reporters after practice Monday, he was not interested in the head coaching job at his alma mater. In fact, he said, he had not even been contacted about the job. Miles said reporters could report... (More)
  • Saints lead Bears 24-8 in 4th quarter

    Saints lead Bears 24-8 in 4th quarter

    Updated: 9:11 PM 12/15/2014

    CHICAGO - Still in control of their own playoff destiny, the New Orleans Saints played strong against the Chicago Bears Monday night, taking a 24-8 advantage into the fourth quarter.

    Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, and the Saints defense forced two turnovers to take command of the game at the break.  

    The Saints can take first place in the NFC South with a win, and if they win out they will make the playoffs.