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NFL notebook: Eagles edge Colts on last-play field goal

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles (43) reacts after scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS — Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. The Eagles (2-0) have won six straight road openers. Indianapolis (0-2) has lost… Continue reading →

Redskins optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this year

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) leaves the game on a cart after injuring his left ankle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the “injury-prone” label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. An MRI exam Monday revealed that Griffin doesn’t have any broken bones to go with… Continue reading →

Paul McCordic, C.J. Thomas capture Senior All-Star tourney title

The Senior All-Star Bowling Association made its closest stop to Baton Rouge this past weekend with a member-guest event at Tangi Lanes in Hammond. Paul McCordic of Sugar Land, Texas, teamed with rising bowling star C.J. Thomas of Shreveport to win the event Sunday and the $2,000 first prize. For McCordic it was his second title of… Continue reading →

Fun and fitness calendar for Sept. 16

BASEBALL TRYOUTS: Through Sept. 20, Baton Rouge Bullets 13 AAA/Major tournament/travel team. Need 1-2 players to finalize roster. Contact Rusty Brooks at 225-335-2723 or USSSA SEPTEMBER SLAM: Sept. 20-21, Val Riess Complex, 1201 Magistrate St., Chalmette. Boys ages 7-17. Fees $150 & $275. 3-game guarantee. Call Gulf… Continue reading →

Tuesday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Game of the Week, ESPN 7 p.m., Reds at Cubs, WGN 9 p.m., Rangers at A’s, FSNO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Triple-A Championship, NBCSP COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m., Inside LSU, FSNO COLLEGE SPORTS… Continue reading →

Brad Keselowski wins Chase opener

Associated Press photo by Nam Y. HuhBrad Keselowski celebrates as he points his name after winning the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and found himself watching a spirited, side-by-side battle for the lead between Kevin Harvick… Continue reading →

Redskins QB RG3 dislocates ankle in 41-10 romp

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after injuring his left ankle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LANDOVER, Md. — After Robert Griffin III was hurt yet again, Kirk Cousins couldn’t miss. The Washington Redskins lost both Griffin to a dislocated ankle and DeSean Jackson to a sprained shoulder in the first quarter Sunday with injuries that by no means appeared minor. While that might have major repercussions for the season, Cousins… Continue reading →

Fearless quarterback Cam Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) tries to escape Detroit Lions' Stephen Tulloch (55) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game. The fourth-year quarterback shook off some early rust and returned to his fearless style of play, helping Carolina defeat the Detroit Lions 24-7 on Sunday, capping a distraction-filled week for the Panthers. In his first start… Continue reading →

Patriots pick off Vikings

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady yells on the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the Patriots cruised from there for a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to give coach… Continue reading →

Monday’s broadcast highlights

TV NFL 11:30 a.m., Payton news conference, CST 2 p.m., Cowboys news conference, FSNO 2:30 p.m., Texans news conference, FSNO 7:15 p.m., Eagles at Colts, ESPN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Canada at U.S., ESPN2 COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC… Continue reading →

NFL roundup: Bengals run past Falcons

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is pursued by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI — One Bengals player after another hobbled off and headed to the locker room. Cincinnati still had more than enough to stay unbeaten with a 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) on Sunday. Running back Giovani Bernard picked up the depleted offense by running for 90 yards. Cincinnati’s defense held down Matt Ryan… Continue reading →

Could Manny Pacquiao fight be in cards for Floyd Mayweather?

Floyd Mayweather, right, follows through on a punch at Marcos Maidana during their title boxing match Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years. “If the Pacquiao fight happens, it happens,” Mayweather… Continue reading →

Golf roundup: Justin Thomas captures first title

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Justin Thomas won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Sunday for his first Tour title, beating Richard Sterne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff after Sterne blew a late three-stroke lead. Thomas hit a wedge from 79 yards to 2 feet to set up his winning birdie… Continue reading →

U.S. routs Serbia to claim Basketball World Cup with ease

United States' Stephen Curry, left, and Klay Thompson celebrate after wining the final World Basketball match against Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A.” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were… Continue reading →

South Carolina holds off Georgia in shootout 38-35

South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) looks to pitch the ball to running back Brandon Wilds (22) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) had a first-and-goal on the Gamecocks’ 4 down three points with 5:24 remaining. But Hutson Mason… Continue reading →

Florida outlasts Kentucky in triple overtime

Associated Press photo by JOHN RAOUX -- Florida players celebrate after defeating Kentucky 36-30 in three overtimes in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Matt Jones’ 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators’ winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games. Kentucky’s Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame. Jones… Continue reading →

Dak Prescott’s triple threat lifts Bulldogs

MOBILE, Ala. — Dak Prescott rushed, threw and caught a touchdown pass for the second time in his career as Mississippi State downed South Alabama 35-3 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Prescott was 13-of-21 passing for 201 yards and a touchdown. He carried the ball 14 times for 139 yards and another score. The… Continue reading →

Tyler Murphy runs for 191 yards to lift Boston College past No. 9 USC

Associated Press photo by STEPHAN SAVOIA -- USC running back Javorius Allen (37) is tackled by Boston College defensive tackle Truman Gutapfel (97) and linebacker Steven Daniels, left, during Saturday's game in Boston.

BOSTON — Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 191 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 — the Eagles’ first victory over a top 10 team in a decade. Jon Hilliman ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns,… Continue reading →

Jeff Gordon covets elusive fifth title as Chase begins

Associated Press photo by Nam Y. HuhJeff Gordon signs autographs for fans during Friday's practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday in Joliet, Ill.

JOLIET, Ill. — Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR’s championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodorant that had soiled his shirt. “What a rookie move!” he… Continue reading →

Kevin Harvick wins Nationwide race after late burst

Kevin Harvick (5) celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Freaky Fast 300 Race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOLIET, Ill. — Kevin Harvick earned his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory for JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick took the lead on a two-tire pit stop 39 laps from the finish when Kyle Busch took four tires. Harvick led for 43 laps in all. Kyle Larson… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Sunday, Sept. 14

NFL 11 a.m., Saints Game Plan, CST Noon, Saints at Browns, Fox Noon, Falcons at Bengals, CBS 3:25 p.m., Chiefs at Broncos, CBS 7:20 p.m., Bears at 49ers, NBC MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Indians at Tigers, TBS 12:15 p.m., Cubs at Pirates, WGN 2 p.m., Braves at… Continue reading →

Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits out of a bunker on the seventh hole during the third round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome. McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb… Continue reading →

Mercury rises to win WNBA championship

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi calls to her teammates as Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot defends during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007… Continue reading →

NFL players union approves HGH testing for 2014; NFL says deal isn’t done

NEW YORK — Hours after the players’ union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, punishment for driving under the influence, and neutral arbitration on… Continue reading →

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs for a 5-yard gain as St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long, right, defends during the first quarter an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

MINNEAPOLIS — Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge in Montgomery County accuses… Continue reading →

Panthers’ Greg Hardy to start against Lions

Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy waves to fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Though he has already been found guilty, the league is sticking by its policy to wait until the appeal process has been heard before making any decision on a possible suspension. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said defensive end Greg Hardy will start the team’s home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Hardy, who missed practice Wednesday to meet with his attorney, practiced Friday. The defensive end was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats, but is appealing.… Continue reading →

Breaking down Floyd Mayweather’s second bout with Marcos Maidana

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Marcos Maidana pose during a weigh-in Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight title boxing bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. saw enough of Marcos Maidana the last time around to know what to expect when they meet Saturday night in a surprisingly quick rematch. That’s the big reason why he spent a lot of time prior to the fight talking about the respect he has for referee Kenny Bayless,… Continue reading →

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener

Driver Kyle Busch walks to his garage durin practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With rain in Friday’s forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders. If qualifying was rained out, the field for Sunday’s opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship would be set by practice speeds and teams… Continue reading →

Mercury rises to win WNBA championship

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi calls to her teammates as Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot defends during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007… Continue reading →

Sports Briefs for Saturday, Sept. 13

LSU volleyball loses to Central Arkansas TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The LSU volleyball team fell in five sets to Central Arkansas in the team’s opening match of the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational on Friday. LSU (1-3) fell to Central Arkansas (3-5) 18-25, 25-14, 12-25, 25-23, 13-15. “The pace of the match was… Continue reading →

Owners say Ray Rice investigation will be independent

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2011, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III speaks in Tucson, Ariz. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014,  that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

NEW YORK — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was “to get the truth.” New York Giants co-owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner… Continue reading →

Joe Flacco leads Ravens over Steelers

Associated Press photo by Nick WassRavens receiver Steve Smith gets a hand on a pass as Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during Thursday's game in Baltimore. Smith was unable to make the catch.

BALTIMORE — The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn’t a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. Ultimately, it served as inspiration. Playing a pivotal divisional game three days after the release of the star running back, Baltimore got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday… Continue reading →

Former Dutchtown RB Eddie Lacy returns to practice

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) leaps as he runs against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Eddie Lacy is back after another concussion, and he is pondering a couple of changes. The bruising Green Bay Packers running back returned to practice Thursday as a full participant after getting knocked out of last week’s loss to Seattle in the season opener. He… Continue reading →

Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

Associated Press photo by John BazemoreChris Kirk chips to the second green during the first round of  the Tour Championship on Thursday in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf. Kirk and Horschel, the top two seeds going into the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake, played in the final group and traded birdies… Continue reading →

U.S. beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

Associated Press photo by Manu FernandezAnthony Davis of theTeam USA and the  New Orleans Pelicans hangs onto the basket during the Basketball World Cup semifinal match against Lithuania.

BARCELONA, Spain — Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain’s home court. “I think that’s one of the… Continue reading →

Jimmie Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

Associated Press photo by TERRY RENNA -- Jimmie Johnson raises the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the pole position during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday.

CHICAGO — It’s been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson’s last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons. But as the defending NASCAR champion prepares for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, he feels as confident as ever that he’ll once again be hoisting the prize at the… Continue reading →

Sheriff: Investigation of Tony Stewart crash complete

Associated Press photo by John BazemoreNASCAR auto racing driver Tony Stewart

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said Thursday that his office has completed its investigation and submitted it to the… Continue reading →

Floyd Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Marcos Maidana pose during a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — It didn’t start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr. His former fiancee had just served him with papers in a lawsuit that alleges Mayweather is both a domestic abuser and an insensitive lout. Rapper 50 Cent was openly mocking him online for not being able to read simple… Continue reading →

South Korean teen Hyo-Joo Kim registers lowest major score of 61

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — South Korean teen Hyo-Joo Kim made history look easy, with barely a glitch as she posted the lowest score ever in a major with a 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship on Thursday. To boot, the first round of her major debut achieved perfect symmetry, with five birdies each on the… Continue reading →

Friday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Toledo at Cincinnati, ESPNU 7 p.m., Baylor at Buffalo, ESPN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Northwest at Zachary, Cox4-BR 7 p.m., Northside at Carencro, Cox4-Laf. 7 p.m., Springfield at Walker, METV 7:30 p.m., Sulphur at Holy Cross, CST 9:15 p.m.,… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Roger Goodell fumbles the ball when faced with crises in NFL

FILE - in this March 26, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell says during an interview with CBS aired Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014:

If the Saints’ Bountygate situation were converted to football terms, Roger Goodell would have fumbled the snap. In the mushrooming Ray Rice fiasco, the NFL commissioner has thrown a pick six that may ultimately scuttle his ability to govern sports’ most popular and increasingly most criticized organization. The rest of the world now views Goodell the… Continue reading →