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  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    Updated: 2:10 AM 1/29/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... (More)
  • Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    Updated: 5:10 PM 1/28/2015

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... (More)
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    Updated: 3:04 PM 1/28/2015

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... (More)
  • AP: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    AP: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    Updated: 12:19 PM 1/28/2015

    PHOENIX - An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill... (More)
  • Hot off pair of road wins, LSU hoops to host Gamecocks

    Hot off pair of road wins, LSU hoops to host Gamecocks

    Updated: 10:27 AM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Coming off a week where they racked up two vital wins as the visiting team, LSU men's basketball is looking to keep the streak alive as they host South Carolina Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The game will be the first of a Wednesday night doubleheader... (More)
  • Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    Updated: 9:00 AM 1/28/2015

    NASHVILLE, TN - A jury has convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players of raping a former student inside a dorm room. The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty. They face decades in prison. Prosecutors say Vandenburg brought an unconscious 21-year-old woman he had... (More)
  • LSU DB Jalen Mills gets April trial date

    LSU DB Jalen Mills gets April trial date

    Updated: 9:00 AM 1/28/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU defensive back Jalen Mills faces an April 8 trial date for misdemeanor simple assault related to a woman's accusation that he punched her in the mouth. Mills was arrested in June after a woman claims he punched her outside his apartment. Mills' attorney, Brent Stockstill, entered... (More)
  • Shooters find not every basketball is same in college game

    Shooters find not every basketball is same in college game

    Updated: 2:45 PM 1/27/2015

    Unlike the NBA, the NCAA has no uniform game ball for regular-season games. That means a team could be playing with an unfamiliar ball during road games. And in a sport in which "shooter's touch" is part of the lexicon, the feel of the ball can't be minimized. With all... (More)
  • Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    MONTGOMERY, AL - Southern Men's and Women's hoops squads split their SWAC road contests at Alabama State. The men falling in overtime to the Hornets, 63-59. Adrian Rodgers led all Jags with 21 points. Southern falls to 6-2 in the SWAC, while the Hornets stay undefeated at 7-0. ... (More)
  • LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU came in at the No. 2 position in the 2015 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday afternoon, giving the Tigers their second Top 4 ranking among teams in the nation as they rank No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released at the end... (More)