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Zurich Classic’s Fore!Kids Foundation raised $1.8 million for charity this past year

Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy

Officials from the Fore!Kids Foundation on Thursday presented to 28 children’s charities $265,000, part of the $1.8 million it raised through the PGA Tour’s annual stop in New Orleans and other fundraising endeavors last year. During an event at St. Michael Special School in New Orleans, the group handed out the checks to representatives of the organizations.… Continue reading →

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has a big goal: make the playoffs

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, throws the ball during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — For the first time since buying the Houston Astros in 2011, Jim Crane isn’t talking about rebuilding the team. He’s talking about winning now. “The goal is to make the playoffs,” Crane said as the Astros took the field for the first day of full-squad workouts Wednesday. But the question… Continue reading →

Thursday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA 7 p.m. -- Warriors at Cavaliers -- TNT 9:30 p.m. -- Thunder at Suns -- TNT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. -- Inside Tech -- CST 5 p.m. -- Inside SLU-Jay Ladner -- CST 6 p.m. -- Vanderbilt at Tennessee -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Nebraska at Ohio St. -- ESPN 6 p.m.… Continue reading →

T. Carey Wicker is new Sugar Bowl president

T. Carey Wicker’s entrance to Sugar Bowl membership may have been largely because his father was president at the time. But his elevation to the organization’s presidency nearly 30 years later was a product of his own hard work. “I never really thought about being president, but I’ve always tried to serve in as many capacities and… Continue reading →

Former Super bowl hero Jacoby Jones released by the Baltimore Ravens in a salary-cap move

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones carries the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore. Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, by the Baltimore Ravens. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

. OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens. The wide receiver and kicker returner was a major contributor to the Ravens' Super Bowl championship. The 30-year-old Jones played three seasons with Baltimore after a five-year run with Houston. Jones' most memorable plays with the Ravens both occurred in… Continue reading →

IceGators aiming for SPHL record

LAFAYETTE — With all the factors working in their favor, the Louisiana IceGators are hoping to recapture some old magic and set some Southern Professional Hockey League history in the process. The team is aiming to break the Fayetteville Fire Antz SPHL attendance record of 9,446 on Friday against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. To facilitate… Continue reading →

SEC roundup: Missouri stuns Florida 64-52

Florida's Kasey Hill covers his head as Missouri celebrates behind him after Missouri upset Florida 64-52 in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Columbia, Mo.  (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Namon Wright helped Missouri snap its school-record 13-game losing streak with a flourish Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead the Tigers past Florida 64-52. The freshman from Los Angeles carried the team nearly single-handedly in the opening minutes of each half, and his 6-of-8 performance from… Continue reading →

Terry Bradshaw, Mark Hudspeth among honorees by Touchdown Club of New Orleans

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks with Fox Sports announcer Terry Bradshaw after an  NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Terry Bradshaw, whose football career spanned from Shreveport’s Woodlawn High School and Louisiana Tech to four Super Bowl wins with the Pittsburgh Steelers, headlines a group of four to be honored March 7 for their contributions to the sport by The Touchdown Club of New Orleans. Also scheduled to be honored are collegiate award winner Louisiana-Lafayette coach… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Johnny Jones -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- LSU at Auburn -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Wisconsin at Maryland -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Texas at West Virginia -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- S. Carolina at Alabama -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Providence at Villanova -- FS1 8 p.m. --… Continue reading →

Jeff Gordon wrecks on last lap of final Daytona 500

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17), Paul Menard (27), Jeff Gordon (24), Matt Crafton (18), Trevor Bayne (6), Regan Smith (41), AJ Allmendinger (47) and Reed Sorenson (44) collide in the back stretch on the final lap of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) ORG XMIT: DBR612

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon was mobbed as he weaved his way from pit road through the Daytona garage and back to his hauler. Fans in No. 24 apparel pleaded with Gordon for an autograph, a picture. Most of all, they begged for his return. “Thank you, Jeff!” “One more time!”… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA 7 p.m. -- Raptors at Pelicans -- FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Louisville at Ga. Tech -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Delaware St. at Norfolk St. -- ESPNU 7 p.m. -- Xavier at St. John’s -- FS1 8 p.m. -- Alabama St. at Southern -- ESPNU 8 p.m. -- Kansas at… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 10 a.m. -- Arkansas vs. Maryland -- CST Noon -- W. Kentucky at Middle Tenn. -- FSNO 2:30 p.m. -- Nicholls St. vs. Troy -- CST COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Noon -- Ohio St. at Michigan -- CBS 1:30 p.m. -- LaSalle at St. Louis -- NBCSP 2 p.m. -- Utah at Oregon… Continue reading →

No let up for Richard Bouckaert when training for race

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- First-place winner Richard Bouckaert crosses the finish line at the Crescent City Fall Classic at City Park on Saturday.

Richard Bouckaert is like just about every other person in New Orleans, in that he enjoys the Carnival season and the temptations that come with it. He’s also much different than most, however, because the 30-year old attorney somehow manages to exercise daily throughout the myriad parties and parades — not to mention the less-than-healthy foods… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, Feb. 21

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Urban Invitational MLB Doubleheader: Alcorn St. vs. Grambling; Southern vs. UNO 2 p.m. Stony Brook at UL-Lafayette KLAF 3:30 p.m. Florida St. at Georgia SEC 6:30 p.m. Arkansas at S. Alabama CST 6:30 p.m. Miami at Florida SEC NBA 6:30 p.m. Pelicans at… Continue reading →

Friday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Arkansas vs. C. Florida CST 7 p.m. Southern Miss at N. Florida CST NBA 6 p.m. Pelicans at Magic FSNO 7 p.m. Cavaliers at Wizards ESPN 9:30 p.m. Spurs at Warriors ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Cleveland St. at UWGB ESPN2 6 p.m. Hartford at Albany ESPNU 8 p.m. Iona at Marist ESPNU COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. Iona at Marist ESPNU BOXING 8 p.m. Boxcino quarterfinals ESPN2 COLLEGE WOMEN’S… Continue reading →

Thursday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. -- Inside SLU-Jay Ladner -- CST 1:30 p.m. -- Inside Tech -- CST 4:30 p.m. -- USM at Old Dominion -- CST 5 p.m. -- St. Joseph’s at Dayton -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- C. Florida at Tulane -- ESPN News 6 p.m. -- Purdue at Indiana -- ESPN 6 p.m.… Continue reading →

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Lolo Jones doesn’t think God would approve

LoLo Jones

Former LSU track star and national athlete Lolo Jones weighed in on the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, commenting through Twitter that she takes issue with how sex is portrayed, and doesn’t think God would approve. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is based on an erotic trilogy by E.L. James, and has been as controversial in theme as… Continue reading →

Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's new superstar

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo car owner Chip Ganassi, left, and driver Kyle Larson talk in their garage during a practice session for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is here and ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there are high expectations for Larson to… Continue reading →

Wednesday's TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Nicholls St. at LSU -- SEC+ COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Vanderbilt at Florida -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Va. Tech at Miami -- FSNO+ 6 p.m. -- Louisville at Syracuse -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Xavier at Cincinnati -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- E. Carolina at Tulsa… Continue reading →

The Advocate's Sports Tweets of the Week for Feb. 8 to 15

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The Tiger Girls perform for the crowd Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, during LSU's game against Kansas in Alex Box Stadium.

The start of the college baseball season, a near upset by the LSU's basketball team against Kentucky in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and everything in between. It all made for an interesting week of tweets on The Advocate's Sports Twitter account.… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Johnny Jones -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- S. Carolina at Georgia -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Kentucky at Tennessee -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Baylor at Texas Tech -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- W. Forest at Notre Dame -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Houston at S. Florida -- ESPN… Continue reading →

Kei Nishikori repeats again as Memphis Open champion

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in the championship match of the Memphis Open tennis tournament Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Now Kei Nishikori of Japan stands alone as Memphis’ first three-peat champ. Nishikori became the first man to win three straight Memphis Open titles, beating South African Kevin Anderson… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Pittsburgh at Virginia -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Clemson at Ga. Tech -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Seton Hall at Villanova -- FS1 7 p.m. -- C. Carolina at Radford -- CST 8 p.m. -- Kansas at West Virginia -- ESPN 8 p.m. -- Hampton at Morgan St. -- ESPNU… Continue reading →

Tisha Seghers back at training for Crescent City Classic

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Tisha Seghers runs at Lafrenier Park in Metairie on Dec. 13. Seghers is training for the Crescent City Classic on April 4.

The last time readers got a glimpse into the life of Tisha Seghers, the 37-year old Metairie resident had hurt her ankle before a running workout. Seghers, who is training for her first Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, is feeling great three weeks later. She gives credit to the New Orleans Track Club and the members… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. -- Kansas at LSU -- SEC+ 1 p.m. -- S. Illinois at TCU -- FSNO+ NBA 7:30 p.m. -- All Star Game -- TBS/TNT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. -- Towson at Charleston -- NBCSP Noon -- Illinois at Wisconsin -- CBS 1:30 p.m. -- St. Joseph’s at… Continue reading →

IceBears’ second-period outburst sinks Louisiana IceGators

KNOXVILLE — Six Knoxville IceBears scored goals, including four in the second period, to take a 6-3 victory over the Louisiana IceGators in Southern Professional Hockey League action Saturday night. In the first period, the IceGators’ Jeremy Boyer gave his team a 1-0 lead (3:21), but the IceBears’ Peter Neal answered to tie the score.… Continue reading →

Chok’s Choices for Feb. 14

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, BeychokRacing.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing. Race… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, Feb. 14

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Kansas at LSU SEC+ NBA 5:30 p.m. All Star Weekend TNT 7 p.m. All Star Saturday Night TNT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Ohio St. at Michigan St. ESPN 11 a.m. Virginia Tech at Clemson FSNO 11 a.m. Memphis at… Continue reading →

Andy Murray loses to Gilles Simon in Rotterdam

Associated Press file photo by SETH WENIG -- Gilles Simon

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Gilles Simon secured his first win over top-seeded Andy Murray in nearly eight years to set up a semifinal with defending champion Tomas Berdych at the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. In the other semifinal, second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada will face 2013 Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland after both won their quarterfinals. Since… Continue reading →

Brandt Snedeker, Matt Jones tied for lead at Pebble Beach

Associated Press photo by ERIC RISBERG -- Brandt Snedeker hits from the fairway down to the 10th green of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too. Snedeker played bogey-free at Spyglass in abundant sunshine and warmth Friday for a 5-under 67 to share the 36-hole lead with Matt Jones in the AT&T Pebble Beach… Continue reading →

Peyton Manning’s decision on hold

OUT OF CAMERA FILE - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Peyton Manning’s decision on his football future apparently will have to wait until after his appearance on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration. Manning, who met with Denver Broncos officials on Thursday to discuss his returning to the team for his 18th NFL season, is scheduled to be among those appearing on the SNL extravaganza Sunday night… Continue reading →

The future of Peyton Manning remains in limbo after meeting with the Broncos on Thursday

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) after an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver. The Colts won 24-13 to advance to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Peyton Manning met with Denver Broncos officials on Thursday without an announced resolution about Manning’s football future, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. According to ESPN, Manning flew from New Orleans to Denver aboard Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s plane with CEO Joe Ellis where he met with Ellis and team… Continue reading →

Friday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. -- Kansas at LSU -- SEC+ COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Kent St. at Toledo -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Green Bay at Valparaiso -- ESPN2 7 p.m. -- Cleveland St. at Detroit -- ESPNU 8 p.m. -- Arizona at Washington -- ESPN 9 p.m. -- Iona at Manhattan… Continue reading →

Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 25 yearfs 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, BehcokRacing.com. Follow him on Twitter:@BeychokRacing. Race 1 5. Grey Day Lover: This… Continue reading →

Thursday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. -- Inside Tech -- CST 6 p.m. -- Ole Miss at Florida -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Tulsa at U-Conn -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Purdue at Rutgers -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Northeastern at Hofstra -- NBCSP 7 p.m. -- Old Dominion at UTSA -- CST 8 p.m. -- FIU at Southern… Continue reading →

Video: The members of the USS Louisiana celebrate the New Orleans VooDoo

Photo provided by GARY ESTWICK -- VooDoo fan Joshua Dean, also known as Pope Clown

The New Orleans VooDoo doesn't open its season until March 28, but the team already has some big fans. The members of the USS Louisiana, stationed in Bangor, Washington on the Kitsap Naval Base, have a special word for the team. Here it is:… Continue reading →

Video: The members of the USS Louisiana celebrate Louisiana-Monroe athletics

Associated Press/News-Star photo by DACIA IDOM -- Louisiana-Monroe's Kolton Browning (15) carries the ball as Georgia State's Tarris Batiste (3) attempts to take him down during last week's game in Monroe. The Warhawks face Troy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

. The members of the USS Louisiana, which is stationed in Bangor, Washington, have a special word for Louisiana-Monroe athletics. Here it is.… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s sports department earns another APSE Top 10 award

The Advocate’s Sports staff continued to garner some of the highest awards in the newspaper industry Tuesday. The Advocate earned an Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 for its Sunday Sections among newspapers with a circulation between 75,000 and 175,000. In the previous few days, The Advocate placed as an APSE Top 10 for Daily Sections… Continue reading →

Wednesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA 7 p.m. -- Pacers at Pelicans -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- Heat at Cavaliers -- ESPN 9:30 p.m. -- Rockets at Clippers -- ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Georgia at Texas A&M -- SEC 6 p.m. -- S. Florida at UCF -- ESPN News 6 p.m. -- Miami at Wake Forest… Continue reading →

Grand Prix track gets good marks from drivers

The early verdict on the NOLA Motorsports Park course for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana: FAST. “It’s got a very tight grip,” said defending Indy Series champion Will Power, one of 14 drivers representing five racing teams who are at the Avondale complex for two days of testing both the track and their own cars for the… Continue reading →

Favorite announces retirement from pro football

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZACleveland Gladiators quarterback Chris Dieker, center, is sacked by the New Orleans VooDoo's Marlon Favorite (99), Wesley Mauia, bottom, and  Michael Janac.

Marlon Favorite says you never, truly quit football. You simply continue the game on a different venue, from a changed perspective. And now, his venue is no longer the playing field. Favorite, a New Orleans native, announced on Tuesday his retirement from professional football, ending a playing career which includes a 2007 BCS championship… Continue reading →

Video: Verizon IndyCar racers give good reviews to NOLA Motorsports track during testing

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner, finishes a test run at the NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 in preparation for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana April 10-12, 2015.

. IndyCar racers Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Will Power say the track at NOLA Motorsports is fast and should lead to a good race for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana in April. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

LeftAlign.41RightAlign.167TV LeftAlign.41RightAlign.1675 p.m. Inside LSU-Johnny Jones FSNO 6 p.m. Kentucky at LSU ESPN 6 p.m. Missouri at S. Carolina SEC 6 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN2 6 p.m. Memphis at E. Carolina ESPNU 6 p.m. Georgetown at Seton Hall FS1 7 p.m. Campbell at Liberty CST… Continue reading →

Advocate sports earns APSE Top 10 honors

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The Advocate’s Sports staff has received several substantial awards. On Tuesday, The Advocate’s Sports section was judged as one of the best in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors, earning an APSE Top 10 as a daily section among newspapers with circulation between 75,000 and 175,000 for its 2014 coverage. On Saturday, a pair… Continue reading →