Erickson: If this is it, Peyton Manning penned perfect ending to career in Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory

Denver Broncos Peyton Manning (18) celebrates with his son Marshall and daughter Mosley after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning isn’t ready to answer the question everybody asked after the Denver Broncos carried him to his second Super Bowl ring. Flush with emotion at the end of a tumultuous season filled with injury, speculation and accusation, Manning stayed away from the feel-good ending of announcing his… Continue reading →

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Gary Smith steps in to boost Xavier over Dillard 69-61

When Xavier first-team all-conference guard Morris Wright picked up his fourth foul midway of the second half against Dillard on Saturday, things didn’t look positive for the Gold Rush. However, backup point guard Gary Smith had Wright’s and Xavier’s… Continue reading →


January data shows more ducks in January

Advocate file photo by JOHN BALLANCEBundled against a frigid January morning during last year's duck season, Ducks Unlimited biologist Tom Moorman holds a prized wigeon taken on a hunt on the east side of the Mississippi River near Buras. The latest compilation of Louisiana's duck survey estimates, especially since the 2000 season, shows more ducks appear to find winter home in Louisiana than November and December, when hunter effort is greater than it is in January.

Youngsters fortunate enough to have chances to get into East Zone blinds Saturday had the last shots on ducks overwintering in Louisiana. It was the second of that zone’s two-day allowance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for hunters 15 and younger. For… Continue reading →