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Arkansas defeats Ole Miss 30-0 for second straight SEC shutout

Associated Press photo by SARAH BENTHAM -- Arkansas running back Alex Collins carries the ball over Ole Miss defensive lineman Bryon Bennett during Saturday's game in Fayetteville, Ark. One week after defeating LSU 17-0, the Razorbacks dropped Ole Miss 30-0.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ole Miss’ late-season Southeastern Conference swoon continued in a 30-0 loss at Arkansas on Saturday. The Rebels (8-3, 4-3 SEC), who have now lost three straight conference games after opening the season 7-0, committed six turnovers on their way to being shut out for the first time since a 25-0 loss to… Continue reading →

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon’s single-game rushing record

Associated Press photo by SUE OGROCKI -- Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, right, is lifted by his teammates in the fourth quarter after breaking the NCAA FBS single-game rushing record of 408 yards, set last week by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon. Perine had 427 yards as Oklahoma beat Kansas 44-7.

NORMAN, Okla. — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name. The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for 427 yards, scoring five touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7… Continue reading →

College Football Playoff Pulse: Florida State, Ohio State just win, baby

Associated Press photo by MARK WALLHEISER -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, congratulates Nick O'Leary on a touchdown Saturday against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla.

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State. As usual, the only time the Seminoles were in control against Boston College was when the game was over. After a week in which game control became a thing — too much of a thing, really — a… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon catches a pass during practice at the Cleveland Browns training facility Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. The Browns get a welcomed jolt of offensive firepower as Pro Bowl wide receiver Gordon practices for the first time since his 10-game NFL suspension for drug violations ended. (AP/Photo, The Plain Dealer, Chuck Crow)  NO SALES

THIS WEEK’S STORYLINE: The return of Browns receiver Josh Gordon from suspension could be the key to determining whether Cleveland punches its postseason ticket Those familiar with the various levels of the Cleveland Browns’ decades-long battle with ineptness are probably still struggling with the idea that this team is still contending in… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

TV NFL 10 a.m. -- Texans Countdown -- FSNO Noon -- Browns at Falcons -- CBS Noon -- Lions at Patriots -- CBS 3 p.m. -- Texans Wrap -- FSNO 3:25 p.m. -- Dolphins at Broncos -- CBS 7:20 p.m. -- Cowboys at Giants -- NBC 11 p.m. -- Cowboys Game… Continue reading →

49ers’ Glenn Dorsey out against Redskins

Associated Press file photo by DAVE MARTIN -- The San Francisco 49ers activated nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on Monday. Dorsey was on the IR after he tore his biceps in August.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey continues to believe he’ll play football this season, although it will not be Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Dorsey, who came off the injured reserve list this week, continues to experience problems following surgery to repair a biceps tear. “I have no doubts,” Dorsey,… Continue reading →

NFL to hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season. The league said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Vikings’ running back. Goodell has the authority to… Continue reading →

Pacquiao in need of signature win

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States, right, pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau. The boxers are scheduled to meet in a title fight on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Macau. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

MACAU — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. It’s also a risky business, and there are some in the sport who believe Pacquiao is taking a big one when he… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, Nov. 22

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 a.m. -- SEC Nation -- SEC 11 a.m. -- Charleston Southern at No. 9 Georgia -- SEC 11 a.m. -- Eastern Kentucky at Florida -- SEC+ 11 a.m. -- Virginia Tech at Wake Forest -- WBTR 11 a.m. -- Elon at James Madison -- CST 11 a.m.… Continue reading →

No. 19 Missouri continues bid for SEC East title

Associated Press photo by David J. PhillipMissouri running back Russell Hansbrough runs for a 45-yard touchdown against Texas A&M last Saturday.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The situation is clear-cut for No. 19 Missouri. If the Tigers (8-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) win Saturday at Tennessee (5-5, 2-4) and Nov. 28 against Arkansas (5-5, 1-5), they make a second straight appearance in the Southeastern Conference championship game. If Missouri loses to either of those teams, No. 9 Georgia (8-2,… Continue reading →

Alabama defensive back Landon Collins, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs finalists for national awards

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- Alabama defensive back Landon Collins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alabama defensive back Landon Collins was named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski trophy given annually to the nation’s top college defensive player. The announcement was made by the Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America. In addition to Collins, a Dutchtown High graduate, the finalists are Texas defensive… Continue reading →

College football: No. 12 Kansas State survives West Virginia

West Virginia's Kevin White (11) is tackled by Kansas State's Dylan Schellenberg (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Kansas State won 26-20. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night. Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) rebounded from a blowout loss at TCU to… Continue reading →

Chok’s Choices for November 21: Welcome to the new season at the Fair Grounds

Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok — also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., a national political consulting firm based in Louisiana — runs his own handicapping website, Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing. Welcome to… Continue reading →

Gimme five: Jockeys, horses and trainers to watch this season at the Fair Grounds

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The new video board at the Fair Grounds

Five jockeys to watch With Rosie Napravnik out of the picture — the leader of the past four years announced her pregnancy and retirement at the Breeders’ Cup — some new names are set to step forward: James Graham Graham, who has been tailing Napravnik closely around Fair Grounds leaderboards in… Continue reading →

Manfred given 5-year term as head of MLB

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014, file phhoto, Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball  in Baltimore. Baseball owners voted Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, to give him a five-year term as commissioner when he succeeds Bud Selig in two months.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at the conclusion of two days of meetings in Kansas City, where owners discussed a variety of issues… Continue reading →

Beychok: After a tumultuous offseason, it’s time to get back to the business of racing at the Fair Grounds

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Exercise riders put horses through their paces at the Fair Grounds.

The Fair Grounds is getting a second chance to make a first impression. The do-over comes on the heels of a tumultuous and contentious offseason involving criticism from fans, owners, trainers, the Louisiana legislature and the Louisiana Racing Commission. During and immediately following the 2013-14 racing season, complaints about the track’s conditions and operations reached… Continue reading →

Friday: Broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. -- UT-El Paso at Rice -- FS1 8:30 p.m. -- San Jose St. at Utah St. -- ESPN2 NFL 5:30 p.m. -- Texans Weekly -- FSNO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Edna Karr at N. DeSoto -- FSNO+ 7 p.m. -- Parkview at St. Michael --… Continue reading →

Raiders score late, defeat Chiefs 24-20 to snap 16-game skid

Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) celebrates with outside linebacker Sio Moore (55) after tackling Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Oakland’s Latavius Murray ran for two touchdowns on four carries before leaving the game with a concussion.… Continue reading →

Eli Manning says he has a lot of good years left

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass to Larry Donnell (84) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning said he has a lot of good years of football left and he hopes to continue playing them with the New York Giants. The 33-year-old quarterback and New Orleans native said Monday that he still loves what he is doing after 11 seasons, two NFL titles and two… Continue reading →

Zach Mettenberger eyes first win with Titans

Associated Press photo by Gail BurtonTitans quarterback Zach Mettenberger looks to pass during the first half  Baltimore earlier this month.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Zach Mettenberger knows exactly what happens when he doesn’t use the proper technique when throwing to his left. “I throw picks to the other team,” the Titans rookie quarterback said Wednesday. Mettenberger quickly took blame for his pass to the left sideline Monday night picked off by a Steelers cornerback and… Continue reading →

Adrian Peterson ruling highlights dispute between NFL, Players Association

Associated Press file photo -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media Nov. 4 after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas.

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating dispute between the league and the NFL Players Association over the player discipline process. Commissioner… Continue reading →

Wednesday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Jaguars-Dawson Odums, CST 7 p.m., Bowling Green at Toledo, ESPN2 7 p.m., Kent St. at Buffalo, ESPNU 7:30 p.m., Inside LSU, CST 8 p.m., Les Miles Radio Show, CST 9 p.m., Les Miles news conference, CST 10 p.m., SEC in 60, SEC 11 p.m., SEC Film Room, SEC NBA 6 p.m.,… Continue reading →

Southern’s Dawson Odums reaches out to fired Prairie View coach Heishma Northern

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON“I think they would try to run the football on us considering how many yards we’ve given up in that department,” said Southern interim coach Dawson Odums, whose Jaguars face A&M at 1 p.m. Saturday in Huntsville, Ala. “Probably try to get the quarterback on the edge since that’s been a struggle for us.”

Southern football coach Dawson Odums reached out to former Jaguars defensive back Heishma Northern after Northern and his staff were fired at Prairie View on Monday. “I called Heish and talked with him and just told him, ‘Hey, man, keep your head up,’ ” Odums said before practice Tuesday. “In this profession you’re only so… Continue reading →

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for at least the rest of the season

FILE - In this file photo made June 20, 2012, Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session  in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association quickly announced its plan to… Continue reading →

Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton cashes in with $325 million deal

The Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

MIAMI — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a 13-year, $325 million contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season — or $154,321 per game.… Continue reading →

Jason Heyward heads to St. Louis as Braves and Cardinals pull off blockbuster trade

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor leaguer. The deal ends Heyward’s tenure with his hometown team and lands a young pitcher to bolster Atlanta’s rotation. John Hart, the Braves’ new general manager, signaled the start… Continue reading →

Tuesday's sports on the air



5 p.m. -- Inside LSU -- FSNO

6 p.m. -- Playoffs Top 25 -- ESPN2

7 p.m. -- N. Illinois at Ohio -- ESPNU


9 p.m. -- Pelicans at Kings -- FSNO


6 a.m. -- Iona at Wofford -- ESPN2

8 a.m. -- N. Iowa at S. F. Austin -- ESPN2

10 a.m. -- Manhattan at U-Mass -- ESPN2

11 a.m. -- Baylor at… Continue reading →

Harris, Nelson wins golf titles

Celeste Harris had the top gross score of 86, while Patti Nelson had a net of 69 to win the Westdale Ladies Golf Association Turkey Tournament on Nov. 11. Libby Smith had a gross score of 87 to finish second, followed by Pat Morgan (91). Jan Doss-Owen had a net of 70 to finish second, followed… Continue reading →

Falcons clip Panthers

Associated Press photo by Mike McCarnCarolina's Cam Newton, left, is hit by Atlanta Falcons' Tyson Jackson, a former LSU standout, during Sunday's game. Jackson was called for a personal foul on the play.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Ryan is as surprised as anyone that the Atlanta Falcons are tied for first in the NFC South with a 4-6 record. He’s certainly not complaining. “It’s been a different year, for sure,” Ryan said. “You play to be relevant in November and December. As quirky as this season’s been,… Continue reading →

J.J. Watt, Alfred Blue spark Texans over Browns

Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) fights for yardage against Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Once he finished ransacking Cleveland’s offense, J.J. Watt met Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer near midfield and gave him a hug. They became close Sunday. Too close for Hoyer. Watt nearly beat Cleveland himself, catching a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett, dominating on defense and leading the Houston Texans to a 23-7… Continue reading →

Shaun Hill guides Rams to upset of Broncos

St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, left, throws under pressure from Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

ST. LOUIS — Shaun Hill was effective in his first start since regaining the quarterback job and the St. Louis Rams defense made life miserable for Peyton Manning in a 22-7 victory over the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos on Sunday. Rookie Tre Mason had 29 carries for 113 yards, the most allowed by the Broncos’… Continue reading →

Adrian Peterson: NFL’s discipline process has been unfair

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. Peterson will meet with the NFL on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014,  about possible reinstatement with the Vikings. A person with knowledge of the hearing told The Associated Press on Thursday, Nov. 13, that the hearing will be at 2 p.m. EST. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing has not been announced. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s potential return to the Minnesota Vikings is at the heart of a dispute between the NFL and the players’ association, and the star running back thinks the league is being unfair. Peterson criticized the NFL on Sunday over the process of being activated from a special exempt list after he pleaded… Continue reading →

Kevin Harvick roars to Homestead win and Sprint Cup crown

Kevin Harvick celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16,2014 in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR’s new championship formula. Harvick won Sunday night’s season… Continue reading →

Monday: Broadcast highlights

TV NFL 11:30 a.m. -- Payton news conference -- CST 2:30 p.m. -- Texans news conference -- FSNO 7:15 p.m. -- Steelers at Titans -- ESPN NBA 9 p.m. -- Pelicans at Trail Blazers -- FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Miami at Florida -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Winthrop at Clemson… Continue reading →

Gators coach Will Muschamp out after season ends

Associated Press photo by John Raoux -- Florida coach Will Muschamp watches from the sideline during South Carolina's 23-20 overtime win Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. The loss was the last straw for the Gators athletic department, and Muschamp will leave after the season ends.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite trying three coordinators and five quarterbacks, Will Muschamp never figured out one side of the ball at Florida. And it cost him his job. The Gators parted ways with Muschamp on Sunday, one day after a gut-wrenching loss to South Carolina that summed up the former… Continue reading →

Georgia loses Todd Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) walks through a crowd of fans as he arrives at Sanford Stadium for an NCAA college football game against Auburn Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee this weekend, possibly ending his college career in a rocky year that began with Heisman Trophy hopes. The school announced Sunday that Gurley had a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery will be scheduled for the star, suspended by the NCAA for… Continue reading →

Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin rip Nebraska; Ohio State gets past Minnesota

Associated Press photo by MORRY GASH -- Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon breaks away from Nebraska's Corey Cooper for a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter of Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium. Gordon ran for 408 yards through three quarters Saturday, capping it off with this run to break the single-game major college football rushing record set on Nov. 20, 1999, when LaDanian Tomlinson with 406 yards on 43 carries for TCU.

MADISON, Wis. — Unaware he was close to setting a record, Melvin Gordon took the handoff and did what he does best. Wisconsin’s star running back burst through the hole, made a cut and high-stepped into the end zone, capping a memorable evening with an NCAA milestone. Gordon rushed for a major college-record… Continue reading →

TCU turns back Kansas’ upset bid, wins 34-30

Associated Press photo by ORLIN WAGNER -- TCU running back Aaron Green gets away from Kansas linebacker Michael Reynolds during Saturday's game in Lawrence, Kan.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — TCU coach Gary Patterson spent most of Saturday watching every bounce, blooper and bizarre play go against his team on a frigid afternoon at Kansas. In the end, the fifth-ranked Horned Frogs did just enough to turn back a spirited upset bid by the Jayhawks and remain in contention for the inaugural… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens (13) is hit by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

THIS WEEK’S STORYLINE: The Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals are two of the NFL’s more surprising teams this season, and they’re out to show they have staying power It would have been outlandish to think that this week’s meeting between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions would be one… Continue reading →

Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon breaks single-game rushing record against Nebraska

Associated Press photo by MORRY GASH -- Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon breaks away from Nebraska's Corey Cooper for a 62-yard touchdown run during the first half of Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium.

MADISON, Wis. — Unaware he was close to setting a record, Melvin Gordon took the handoff and did what he does best. Wisconsin’s star running back burst through the hole, made a cut and high-stepped into the end zone, capping a memorable evening with an NCAA milestone. Gordon rushed for a major… Continue reading →

Florida State rallies again, tops Miami 30-26

Associated Press photo by LYNNE SLADKY -- Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey returns an interception thrown by Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya during Saturday's game. The Seminoles rallied to defeat Miami 30-26.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Nothing seems to bother Florida State. Distractions off the field, deficits on the field, nothing has derailed the Seminoles for 26 games and counting. And after yet another comeback, the defending national champions are squarely in the mix for another title. Dalvin Cook ran for two scores, including the… Continue reading →

Roundup: South Carolina nips Florida in OT

Florida quarterback Treon Harris (3) runs for yardage between South Carolina safety T.J. Gurley (20) and linebacker Skai Moore (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper in overtime, giving South Carolina a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday. The Gamecocks ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked the Gators out of contention in the muddled Eastern Division. The loss also could be the end for Gators… Continue reading →

Sunday: Broadcast highlights

TV NFL 10 a.m. -- Texans Countdown -- FSNO 11 a.m. -- Saints Game Plan -- CST Noon -- Bengals at Saints -- CBS Noon -- 49ers at Giants -- Fox 3 p.m. -- Texans Wrap -- FSNO 3:25 p.m. -- Eagles at Packers -- Fox 7:20 p.m. -- Patriots at Colts -- NBC 10 p.m. --… Continue reading →

Arkansas 17, LSU 0: Instant replay

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Darrel Williams is bottled up by Arkansas safety Rohan Gaines during the first half Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.

Here are the highlights from No. 20 LSU’s 17-0 loss to Arkansas on Saturday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas. LSU needs to find some balance, some punch on offense. What happened — or, more accurately, didn’t happen — Saturday night is hardly an aberration. The Tigers offense, despite its ability to grind out drives with its… Continue reading →

While pondering his future in baseball, Ron Washington helps New Orleans youths find theirs

Associated Press file photo by Charlie Neibergall -- After stepping down as the Texas Rangers manager earlier this year, Ron Washington has been helping longtime friend Ron Maestri with the UNO baseball program and setting up Saturday's clinic for New Orleans youth.

A couple of months ago, Ron Washington was supervising baseball millionaires. And on Saturday he was supposed to be managing an All-Star team tour of Japan. Instead, Washington was at Wesley Barrow Stadium, working with youngsters at an Urban Youth Academy clinic in his native New Orleans. But he was still displaying the same enthusiasm… Continue reading →