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Peyton Manning officially back for 18th year after reworking deal

FILE - In this March 20, 2012, file photo, new Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, center, is flanked by Broncos owner Pat Bowlin, left, and vice president John Elway during a news conference at the NFL Denver Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo. NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Now that No. 18 is officially coming back for an 18th season, Peyton Manning can focus on learning the West Coast offense. And general manager John Elway can use the savings from his quarterback’s relatively modest pay cut to find some fixes in free agency. Manning passed his physical and… Continue reading →

Arkansas rallies over South Carolina

Associated Press photo by Travis BellArkansas' Michael Qualls leaps for a rebound over South Carolina's Duane Notice during Thursday's game.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Michael Portis scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 18 Arkansas to a 78-74 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night. The Razorbacks (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 11 points with 7 minutes left in a wild game during which they led by 20 in the first… Continue reading →

Friday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Purdue at Oklahoma -- FSNO+ 7 p.m. -- LSU vs. Houston -- CST NBA 7 p.m. -- Celtics at Pelicans -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- Suns at Nets -- ESPN 9:30 p.m. -- Mavericks at Warriors -- ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Akron at Kent… Continue reading →

Thursday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Inside SLU-Matt Riser -- CST COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. -- Inside La. Tech -- CST 5 p.m. -- Inside SLU-Jay Ladner -- CST 6 p.m. -- Arkansas at S. Carolina -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Wisconsin at Minnesota -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Temple at E. Carolina --… Continue reading →

Report: Peyton Manning takes pay cut to return to Broncos

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stretches prior to the team's NFL divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Peyton Manning felt he was physically and mentally ready to return as the Denver Broncos quarterback for the 2015. All it took was for the two sides to make it work financially. They did that Wednesday with the New Orleanian reportedly agreeing to take a $4 million pay cut to $15 million and come back… Continue reading →

SEC roundup: Kentucky survives trip to Georgia, improves to 30-0

Kentucky forward Marcus Lee (00) and Georgia forward Cameron Forte (11) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Kentucky won 72-64. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. — No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points. They were really challenged in this one by Georgia (19-10,… Continue reading →

Eagles deal running back LeSeaon McCoy for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, source says

Associated Press file photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY --  The Eagles have agreed to trade star running back McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to a person who spoke under condition of anonymity Tuesday night, March 3, 2015, because the teams had not announced the deal.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke under condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the teams had not announced the deal. ESPN first reported the trade. McCoy had an inconsistent season last… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Wednesday, March 4

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 4 p.m., Roger Cador show, CST NBA 7 p.m., Pistons at Pelicans, FSNO 7 p.m., Lakers at Heat, ESPN 9:30 p.m. Trail Blazers at Clippers, ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Tennessee at LSU, SEC 6 p.m., Notre Dame at Louisville, ESPN2 6 p.m., C. Florida… Continue reading →

College football notebook: SEC’s Mike Slive leery of making freshmen ineligible

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field. Slive said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that if the goal is to improve graduation rates and grade-point averages, “we… Continue reading →

Lions opt not to give Ndamukong Suh the franchise tag

The Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, file)

DETROIT — Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the Lions did not say anything publicly about their… Continue reading →

NFL notebook: Broncos place franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, left, pulls in a touchdown pass as Indianapolis Colts free safety LaRon Landry defends during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal. General Manager John Elway used that same tactic before re-signing kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady before training camp in recent years.… Continue reading →

In Louisiana Racing Commission meeting, Fair Grounds president Tim Bryant lauds new turf course

When the Fair Grounds made $200,000 worth of improvements to its much-maligned turf course in May, track officials expected those improvements to slowly affect the race course fiscally over the coming years. At a scheduled progress report with the Louisiana Racing Commission on Monday, Fair Grounds president Tim Bryant said the improved turf course already has made a… Continue reading →

Louisiana Grand Prix schedule announced

Associated Press photo by Doug McSchoolerIndyCar driver Helio Castroneves responds to a reporter's question during IndyCar Media Day last month.

The three-day weekend of the inaugural 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will feature 11 races, with the main event set for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, organizers announced Monday. “We are very excited and proud of the racing lineup we have development for our inaugural event,” said Tim Ramsberger, vice president and general manager of the… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Johnny Jones -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- Ole Miss at Alabama -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Iowa at Indiana -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- N. Carolina at Ga. Tech -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Georgetown at Butler -- FS1 8 p.m. -- Auburn at Missouri -- SEC 8 p.m.… Continue reading →

AVP to kick off domestic tour with New Orleans Open

Keri Walsh Jennings’ run at a fourth Olympic gold in women’s beach volleyball will include a stop in the New Orleans area. On Monday morning, Jennings, the most decorated athlete in her sport, attended a news conference announcing Kenner as the site to kick off the AVP’s 2015 domestic tour. It’s part of a two-year deal in which… Continue reading →

High schools gearing up for run at state crowns

It’s coming down to the final weeks for season play for area high schools, and going into play Monday, three local boys teams and one girls team remained undefeated in the Baton Rouge area districts. On the boys-coed side, Dutchtown is leading Division 1 with a perfect 8-0 mark with St. Amant in second at 6-1. In Division 2,… Continue reading →

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for 4th Atlanta win

Jimmie Johnson, right, and crew chief Chad Knaus hold up the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/John Amis)

HAMPTON, Ga. — Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying… Continue reading →

First black Latino star Minnie Minoso dies

FILE - In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago.  Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride for… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA 7:30 p.m. -- Pelicans at Mavericks -- FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Virginia at Syracuse -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Baylor at Texas -- ESPNU 8 p.m. -- Oklahoma at Iowa St. -- ESPN 8 p.m. -- Boston College at Va. Tech -- ESPNU 8 p.m. -- Johnny Jones radio show… Continue reading →

Kentucky wins SEC men’s basketball title

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Arkansas' Bobby Portis battle for possession during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two teams belonged to the undefeated Wildcats (29-0, 16-0) on both ends as they earned their 46th… Continue reading →

Carnival time a boom for Schiffer’s training regimen

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Thomas Schiffer runs in New Orleans on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Editor’s note: Each Sunday, the New Orleans Advocate is following three local runners during the course of their training for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. Following is the latest installment on Thomas Schiffer. When the Carnival season rolls around each winter, it’s a struggle for almost everyone to stay true to their typical exercise regimen. But… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m. -- Clemson at S. Carolina -- SEC 1 p.m. -- Cal Poly at TCU -- FSNO+ COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m. -- SMU at UConn -- CBS 2:30 p.m. -- Marquette at Providence -- FS1 3 p.m. -- Michigan St. at Wisconsin -- CBS 5:30 p.m. -- Pitt at Wake… Continue reading →

Patrick Reed fires another 67 at Honda Classic

Associated Press photo by Luis M. AlvarezPatrick Reed hits out of the sand bunker onto the second green during the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Former University High golfer Patrick Reed recovered from a double bogey early in his round by playing bogey-free the rest of the way for another 67 on Friday in the Honda Classic. He was the clubhouse leader at 6-under 134. The cut officially will not be made… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Saturday, Feb. 28

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m., Arizona at Miss. State, SEC 2 a.m., E. Illinois at Arkansas, SEC COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Missouri at Georgia, ESPNU 11 a.m., Georgetown at St. John’s, CBS 11 a.m., N.C. State at B.C., FSNO 11 a.m., Michigan at Maryland, ESPN 11 a.m., Louisville at Florida St., ESPN2 11 a.m., E. Carolina at C.… Continue reading →

A big gain for Adrian Peterson as a judge takes his side

Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

In NFL limbo for the past five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and union over the personal conduct policy persists. Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday,… Continue reading →

Falcons release RB Steven Jackson

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Falcons running back Steven Jackson is swarmed by the Saints defense in the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

ATLANTA — The Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn’t recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league’s top backs with St. Louis. The release of Jackson, 31, was not a surprise. He led the team with 707 rushing yards and six touchdowns… Continue reading →

NFL notebook: Greg Hardy seeks immediate reinstatement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson’s return to the league. Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, “We are working very closely with the NFLPA on this process.” Like Peterson, Hardy spent the majority of last season on… Continue reading →

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… 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 committees… 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 →