The Final Score Archives

Peyton Manning adjusting to new offense in Denver

Associated Press photo by David ZalubowskiBroncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass OTA's Wednesday.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Shortly after the Denver Broncos received new orange T-shirts reading “Keep Your Feet,” the most expensive ones on the field got tangled. When Peyton Manning took the snap and turned to hand off, the quarterback and the football both hit the turf. Manning is getting used to being under center again… Continue reading →

NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains

INDIANAPOLIS — Cash counts in college sports — even in the classroom. On Wednesday, as the NCAA released Academic Progress Rate numbers showing record highs, the same stats revealed the richest athletic departments are making the grades. Others aren’t so fortunate. Fifteen of the 21 teams hit with postseason bans and 23 of the… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Thursday, May 28

TV WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES 11 a.m. Florida vs. Tennessee ESPN 1:30 p.m. Auburn vs. LSU ESPN 6 p.m. Michigan vs. Alabama ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Oregon vs. UCLA ESPN2 COLLEGE BASEBALL 5:30 p.m. Inside SLU-Matt Riser CST COLLEGE SPORTS 5 p.m. Southeastern Report CST 10:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Red Sox at Rangers FSNO… Continue reading →

Soccer officials indicted in huge corruption probe

Associated Press photo by Mark LennihanU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday in New York.

ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the… Continue reading →

New Orleans trying to get back into College Football Playoff mix, will bid on 2019, 2020 championship games

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer looks at the scoreboard after Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (27) ran the ball in for the touchdown during the College Football Playoff Semifinal / Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

DESTIN, FLA. — New Orleans is looking to get back in the college football championship game business. The city has submitted bids for the College Football Playoff championship games in 2019 and 2020, Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan confirmed Wednesday during the Southeastern Conference Spring Meeting. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock revealed the list of bid cities at… Continue reading →

Louisiana athletes well-represented in NCAA prelims

Track and field competitors from Louisiana colleges other than LSU will have nearly 100 opportunities to earn spots in the NCAA championships when they compete in the NCAA East preliminary rounds Thursday through Saturday. The NCAA Division I selection committee last week accepted the top 48 athletes in individual events and top 24 relay teams for the… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Wednesday, May 27

TV NCAA Golf 2 p.m. Women’s championship Golf MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. Rangers at Indians FSNO NBA PLAYOFFS 8 p.m. Rockets at Warriors ESPN GOLF 2 a.m. Irish Open (Thu.) Golf NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. Ducks at Blackhawks NBCSP OUTDOORS 9 p.m. Paradise Louisiana Cox4 SOCCER 1:30 p.m. Dnipro vs. Sevilla FS1 6 p.m. Toronto FC… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NCAA Golf 9:30 a.m. -- Women’s championship -- Golf -- Also: 2:30 p.m., Golf MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Rangers at Indians -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- Nationals at Cubs -- ESPN 9 p.m. -- Braves at Dodgers -- ESPN NBA PLAYOFFS 7:30 p.m. -- Hawks at Cavaliers --… Continue reading →

Fun & Fitness calendar

BASEBALL BREC UPPER DECK BATTING CAGES: Open daily, BREC Milton Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: BASKETBALL BOYS TOURNAMENT: May 29-31, Port Allen High School, Port Allen. 4th through 12th grades. Fee $200/team (multiple… Continue reading →

Carl Edwards gets first win for Joe Gibbs Racing

Associated Press photo by Chuck BurtonCarl Edwards celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sprint Cup series  race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. But when Hamlin went to the pits to fix a wheel vibration,… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m. -- NCAA selection show -- ESPNU NCAA Golf 3 p.m. -- Women’s championship -- Golf NCAA LACROSSE Noon -- Men’s championship -- ESPN2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon -- Royals at Yankees -- ESPN 3 p.m. -- Rangers at Indians -- FSNO 3 p.m. -- Tigers at… Continue reading →

Jake Gibb, Casey Patterson sweep Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal in AVP New Orleans men’s final

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jake Gibb, right, and  Casey Patterson celebrate winning the men's championship Sunday in the AVP New Orleans Open beach volleyball tournament at Laketowns temporary complex in Kenner.  Gibb and Patterson beat Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal 23-21, 21-14.

Not everything went as expected during this weekend’s AVP New Orleans Open beach volleyball tournament, but some things did. No. 1 seeds Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson captured the tournament title Sunday, defeating the No. 2 seeded team of Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal 23-21, 21-14 in the first stop on the 2015 tour.… Continue reading →

Juan Pablo Montoya claims second Indianapolis 500 title

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads and his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into… Continue reading →

Volleyball players adjust, get back on schedule

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Casey Jennings, left, tries to get the ball past Phil Dalhausser Saturday, May 23, 2015, during the AVP New Orleans Open beach volleyball tournament at Laketowns temporary complex in Kenner.  Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal beat Jennings and Billy Kolinski  19-21, 21-15, 15-13, to advance to the next round.

After being postponed a day by a torrential rainstorm that flooded parts of Kenner on Thursday, the organizers of the AVP New Orleans Open beach volleyball tournament had to make some repairs and some adjustments. So did the players. Instead of playing 16 matches on Friday with the goal of reaching Sunday’s finals, some rested. Some toured the… Continue reading →

At this year’s Indy 500, safety in an inherently unsafe sport has become the focus

INDIANAPOLIS — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the cars of… Continue reading →

Suunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m. -- American Athletic final -- ESPNU Houston vs. East Carolina Noon -- ACC Tournament final -- ESPN2 -- Florida State vs. N.C. State Noon -- Big 12 Tournament final -- FS1 -- Oklahoma State vs. Texas 3:30 p.m. -- SEC Tournament final -- ESPN2 -- Florida vs. Vanderbilt NCAA SOFTBALL-SUPER REGIONALS… Continue reading →

Third quarter vexes VooDoo in loss to Jacksonville

The New Orleans VooDoo lost its bid at a Saturday night comeback early in the third quarter. Trailing the Jacksonville Sharks by eight, quarterback Brian Reader was stripped by Joe Sykes, who also recovered the fumble. One play later, Derek Ross scored for Jacksonsville from 3 yards out, the pivotal moment in a 70-41 VooDoo loss at the… Continue reading →

Tennessee rules day in Junior Olympics boxing regional in New Orleans

There weren’t many winners from the state of Louisiana at the USA Boxing Junior Olympics regional championship Saturday, but in the eyes of James Joseph, they were all winners. “It doesn’t matter to me who won or loss any of the fights tonight,” said Joseph, the head trainer for the James Joseph School of Boxing and the host… Continue reading →

13-year-old Elijah Wilson ready for regional championship bout Saturday

Advocate file photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Elijah Wilson, 13, trains with James Joseph at Uppercut Boxing Gym, will be one of the boxer competing in the USA Boxing Junior Olympics Regional championship Saturday.

Emmett Wilson was once a professional boxer who had a 4-0 record with four knockouts, but he said the toughest competition he faced was never in the ring. It was his 4-year-old son, Elijah, who gave him the most trouble after his training sessions. “I would bring him and his bigger brother to the gym to… Continue reading →

Larry Beavers expected to return for VooDoo

Receiver Larry Beavers has spent the past six games on the New Orleans VooDoo sideline. Saturday night marks what could be his return to Arena Football League action. Beavers, a fourth-year pro of the league, is expected to be active for Saturday’s home against the Jacksonville Sharks (3-5). Kickoff is 7 p.m. at the Smoothie King… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, May 23

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 9 a.m. Big 12 Tournament FSNO+ Noon Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt SEC Noon CAA championship CST 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Tournament FSNO+ 3:30 p.m. LSU vs. Florida SEC 9 p.m. WCC Championship ESPNU NCAA SOFTBALL-SUPER REGIONALS 11 a.m. Auburn vs. UL-Lafayette ESPN Noon Florida vs. Kentucky ESPNU 2 p.m. LSU vs. Arizona ESPNews 2 p.m. Oregon… Continue reading →

Bensend has lofty volleyball goals

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Kerri Schuh of Milwaukee, Wis., left, and Jessica Stubinski of Houston, Texas battle Betsi Metter-Flint of Los Angeles , Calif., and Kelley Larsen of San Diego, Calif., during qualifying Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Coconut Beach in Kenner for the AVP New Orleans Open beach volleyball tournament. Schuh and Stubinski advanced to tournament play Friday.

Angela Bensend has a goal. “My goal as an individual is to, hopefully, one day be able to play in the Olympics,” said the former outside hitter on LSU’s volleyball team.… Continue reading →

Fun and Fitness calendar

BASEBALL BREC UPPER DECK BATTING CAGES: Open daily, BREC Milton Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: BASKETBALL BAKER AREA SPORTS ASSOCIATION SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 26 for 8-game league beginning June 8. Ages 10-under through 19-under divisions. Fee $175/team. Call Gerald Collins (225) 205-4652. BOYS TOURNAMENT: May 29-31, Port Allen… Continue reading →

Ron Maestri on stepping down as UNO baseball coach: 'Coming back wasn’t something I was looking for'

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UNO coach Ron Maestri watches as his Privateers take on LSU on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Alex Box Stadium.

Ron Maestri confirmed Monday that he is stepping down at UNO’s baseball coach two seasons into his second stint on the job and 30 years after the first one ended. “I just recently decided this was it,” Maestri said after a meeting with school president Peter Fos. “Coming back wasn’t something I was looking for. “But… Continue reading →

All for the kids: Coach James Joseph thrilled to be in charge of hosting USA Boxing Junior Olympics regional championship

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- James Joseph trains with 9 year old Corey McGee at Uppercut Boxing Gym in Harvey on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

The walls of James Joseph’s office are littered with faces of all the people he has helped in his 40-year career as a boxing coach, but he still feels like he hasn’t reached his ultimate goal. He hopes all of that will change Saturday. Joseph will be in charge of hosting the USA Boxing Junior… Continue reading →

Scott Dixon wins Indy 500 pole

Ed Carpenter, left, and Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, talk as they wait for the start of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake. The next, he was sitting on the Indianapolis 500 pole. On one of the strangest qualifying days in Indy history, Dixon overcame rules changes, a revised schedule, the threat of rain and Team Penske’s powerful four-car lineup to earn his second Indy… Continue reading →


SEATTLE – Bob Hopkins, a 1978 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee whose basketball career at Grambling produced a state scoring record, died Friday in his adopted hometown at the age of 80. A celebration of life service Friday will follow an 11 a.m. mass in suburban… Continue reading →

American Pharoah prevails at Preakness, keeps Triple Crown dreams alive; Dallas Stewart’s Tale of Verve finishes second

American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, wins the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

BALTIMORE — Minutes before the Preakness, there was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. But nothing — absolutely nothing — was going to stop American Pharoah ... especially the competition. Thunder rumbled as the starting gate… Continue reading →

Pro beach volleyball returns to New Orleans this week with the AVP New Orleans Open

AVP photo by MPU DINANI -- April Ross is one of the marquee players slated to compete in the AVP New Orleans Open this week in Kenner. She teams with Kerri Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic champion.

Sand, spikes and sunblock — that’s the atmosphere fans can expect this week at the AVP New Orleans Open in Kenner. Starting with Thursday’s open qualifying tournament, the four-day event at the Laketown complex will feature 16 men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams competing for $150,000 in prize money. Organizers are promising a festive… Continue reading →

Cleveland handles visiting VooDoo 64-42

In Cleveland, New Orleans’ Brian Reader threw six touchdown passes in the VooDoo’s 64-42 loss to the Cleveland Gladiators on Friday night. New Orleans (2-6) was outscored in each quarter and trailed 33-21 at halftime. Cleveland, a fellow member of the American Conference’s East Division, improved to 5-3. Roger Jackson caught three touchdown passes… Continue reading →

American Pharoah has dreaded rail for Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is held by trainer Bob Baffert at the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The Preakness Stakes horse race is Saturday, May 16.(AP Photo/Garry Jones)

BALTIMORE — Bob Baffert can only hope the finish of the Preakness Stakes turns out better than the position draw. The trainer watched in disbelief Wednesday as his Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah drew the dreaded No. 1 post position for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown. A moment later, his other entry, Dortmund,… Continue reading →

Fun and Fitness Calendar for Tuesday, May 12

BASEBALL AREA YMCA SUMMER LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 16. Manship YMCA/ages 3-11 & Pennington YMCA/ages 3-9. Includes T-Ball and baseball leagues. Weekday & Saturday practice, games. Fees $45 members, $90 nonmembers. Call Manship Y/Greg Wroblewski (225) 767-9622, email: Call Pennington/Nick Gigliotti (225) 272-9622, email: BASKETBALL AREA YMCA SUMMER LEAGUES REGISTRATION… Continue reading →

Will Power wins Indianapolis Grand Prix

Associated Press photo by Michael ConroyWill Power takes the lead as Scott Dixon spins on the start of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power came to Indianapolis chasing more than a double. He wants a clean sweep. After Saturday, the defending IndyCar champion is halfway home. Power led 65 of 82 laps in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, holding off Graham Rahal for his first win of the season and first at the famed… Continue reading →