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Live chat during the No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU football game, Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

The LSU mascot 'Mike the Tiger' entertains fans outside Tiger Stadium  before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Watch the game between No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 24 LSU on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. in Tiger Stadium, but chat with The Advocate sports staff for live updates and analysis. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU pregame chat, Saturday at 5 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger mascot waves to the fans during the first half at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Get live updates and analysis from The Advocate's sports staff before the start of the game between No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 24 LSU in Tiger Stadium on Saturday at 5 p.m. Click here for the updates. Continue reading →

Until the Saints start winning, surging Junior Galette won’t find complete satisfaction

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) leads the team on to the field during a NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By his estimation, New Orleans Saints pass rusher Junior Galette’s life is almost perfect. His son, Jovais, recently turned 1. He bought a spacious home in the area mere days ago. At work, he’s applying pressure to quarterbacks on one out of every 7.8 of his rushes, resulting in — among other things — a team-leading four sacks.… Continue reading →

Saints RBs Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson ruled out for Sunday vs. the Packers

Associated Press photo by Rick OsentoskiSaints running back Mark Ingram pulls away from Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo during last week's game.

Mark Ingram is ready to carry the load, no matter how large it might be. With Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) ruled out with injuries, it’s possible the Saints might only have two running backs available for Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers — which could mean Ingram will be in line for a… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Resurgent Rebels, improving Tigers both have a lot on the line

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors and Ole Miss defensive end D.T. Shackelford jaw at each other after the kickoff during the first half last month at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Buy this photo

Back when the world was young, LSU and Ole Miss may have been the best rivalry in college football. Billy Cannon, streaking through the night like a Halloween phantom in 1959. Archie Manning, darting and scrambling and reducing LSU’s otherwise perfect 1969 season to ruin. Bert Jones’ touchdown pass to Brad Davis on the last tick… Continue reading →

Four Downs: Ole Miss at LSU

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) signals touchdown as LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) runs the punt back for a score as LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) protects during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. Buy this photo

1. Revenge LSU’s loss at Ole Miss last year — the Tigers were a 9.5-point favorite — still stings. Players say the locker room after the 27-24 defeat in Oxford was as gloomy as any all season. Many young players didn’t realize the magnitude of a rivalry that includes so many classic affairs. “It was just not a good… Continue reading →

Source: Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson to be ESPN GameDay guest picker for Ole Miss-LSU

Associated Press photo by GARETH PATTERSON -- Willie Robertson, Duck Commander CEO and star of the reality television series 'Duck Dynasty,' speaks to the 6,000 domestic Wal-Mart shareholders at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday. A licensing agreement between A&E Networks and Hallmark Cards means that 'Duck Dynasty'-themed greeting cards will be arriving on Wal-Mart shelves in time for Father’s Day.

The Duck Dynasty star will join Chris Fowler and the GameDay crew to make his predictions Saturday morning. Continue reading →

Ole Miss at LSU: The Advocate’s predictions

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Jamal Adams (33) and coach Les Miles celebrate as they head to the locker room after the Tigers' 30-27 win over Florida on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in Gainesville.

Ross Dellenger: LSU 21, Ole Miss 20 This has been the hardest decision of the season. Ole Miss is the better team, but the undefeated Rebels are playing in what’s expected to be a rowdy Tiger Stadium with a load of championship expectations resting on their shoulders. The Tigers must find a way to run the football, can’t make… Continue reading →

Austin Rivers on his new role with the Pelicans: ‘I’m just a player’

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers (25) drives at the basket while Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) defends as they play at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

Entering his third NBA training camp, New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers appeared to have found himself in yet another role. As a rookie, he was slated for an apprenticeship as the team’s point guard of the future by playing in a backup role. But his struggles and Eric Gordon’s return from knee surgery had Rivers playing both… Continue reading →

Brother Martin tops Shaw

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Brother Martin's Brendon Hayes recovers a fumble by Shaw's quarterback Matt Keller as Shaw's Denzell McCoy (33) and Dolton Delgado (51) run by at Tad Gormley Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Buy this photo

Brother Martin safety Adam Henderson knew “it was an important time” to do something. His diving interception near midfield with 1:09 left in the game gave Brother Martin a reprieve and salvaged the Crusaders’ unbeaten season Friday night against Shaw. Henderson’s grab at the Martin 42-yard line turned a potential game-winning Shaw drive into a game-changer for… Continue reading →

John Curtis powers past Lusher 48-14

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER --  Todd Hamilton trails after running back, Devon Benn, who gets a first down for John Curtis during the first quarter of the John Curtis vs. Lusher high school football game at Muss Bertolino Stadium, in New Orleans, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Buy this photo

John Curtis rode a strong special teams performance and its patented running game to a convincing 48-14 victory over District 11-3A foe Lusher at Muss Bertolino Stadium on Friday night. Patriots running back Dontae Jones finished with 11 carries for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Myles Washington added seven carries for 34 yards and a touchdown… Continue reading →

St. Paul’s rushes past Covington

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  St. Paul's Grant Gallaspy, right, tries to get past Covington's Cordara Laurant  during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Paul's in Covington.

Known for its quick passing attack, it was the rushing game that led St. Paul’s to victory against their crosstown rival. Junior Dominic Davenport had 138 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in a 27-10 victory over Covington on Friday. A penalty-fest early on, Covington (4-4, 3-2 District 6-5A) took advantage of an Isaiah… Continue reading →

Ben Franklin blanks Crescent City

Having the biggest game of your young prep career is an awesome accomplishment on any level. Helping lead your team to a dominating win is even more gratifying. Ben Franklin played a complete game on both sides of the ball to defeat Crescent City 22-0 Friday. Sophomore Matthew Winfield rushed for 127 yards on 22 carries… Continue reading →

Quarterback D’Morea Wicks sparks Plaquemine win

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Plaquemine quarterback D'morea Wicks is tackled by Lutcher's Dylan Recotta on Friday night at PHS. Wicks rushed 27 times for 160 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team's 28-14 victory.

There’s something to be said for consistency. The play of quarterback D’Morea Wicks offered another example of why seventh-ranked Plaquemine High is so consistent. Wicks ran for a game-high 160 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns, including a 12-yard TD run on fourth down in the fourth quarter as Plaquemine ousted Lutcher 28-14 in a crucial… Continue reading →

Football report

Friday’s games Acadiana 28, Sam Houston 21 Airline 49, Southwood 6 Amite 18, Sumner 0 Arcadia 28, Grambling 22 Ascension Episcopal 46, Gueydan 6 Avoyelles… Continue reading →

Fair Grounds makes changes to purses

The Fair Grounds has restored approximately $2.7 million in purses for the upcoming thoroughbred season and revised other projections upwards after being ordered to do so by the Louisiana Racing Commission on Tuesday. The revisions include upping the purse for the Louisiana Derby from $600,000 to $750,000 and the Louisiana Oaks from $300,000 to $400,000. The… Continue reading →

Roundup: Thibodaux rushing attack subdues East St. John

THIBODAUX — Thibodaux racked up 358 rushing yards and forced two turnovers in a 35-21 win over East St. John in District 7-5A play Friday night. The Tigers were led by senior quarterback Peyton Bonvillain (22 carries, 115 yards, two TDs; 2-for-6 passing, 27 yards) and senior running back Jayquan Chenier (28 carries, 135 yards, two TDs). Thibodaux (7-1,… Continue reading →

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

Jamie McMurray celebrates after winning the pole with his son, Carter, after qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to nudge the six championship-eligible drivers who had advanced… Continue reading →

First-time coaches litter NBA landscape, including Quin Snyder

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, center left, talks to Gordon Hayward during the Jazz's preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif. Snyder is one of nine new coaches this season, one of four--New Yorks Derek Fisher, Golden States Steve Kerr and Clevelands David Blatt are the others--to have a head-coaching job in the NBA for the first time. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Quin Snyder needed two hands to count all the places he’s called home of late. Austin, to Philadelphia, to Los Angeles, to Moscow, to Atlanta and now to Salt Lake City. That’s six stops in a span of about four years, meaning he and his wife are pretty good at… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Saturday, October 25

Today’s broadcast highlights TV WORLD SERIES 7 p.m., Royals at Giants, Fox COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., UAB at Arkansas, SEC 11 a.m., Texas at Kansas State, ESPN 11 a.m., Rutgers at Nebraska, ESPN2 11 a.m., Minnesota at Illinois, ESPNU 11 a.m., North Texas at Rice, FSNO 11… Continue reading →

Royals stifle Giants 3-2 to take 2-1 lead in the World Series

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San… Continue reading →

Mandeville shuts out Slidell

Mandeville held Slidell to 85 total yards in a 20-0 shutout victory over the Tigers in a District 6-5A contest on Friday at homecoming at Slidell. “Our players do a great job preparing on defense” Mandeville coach Guy LeCompte said. “They did an unbelievable job tonight.” The Tigers (4-4, 1-4) had 44 yards rushing on 29… Continue reading →

Saturday’s Prep Football Capsules

Grace King (2-5) vs. Sci Academy Yenni, 2 p.m. Last week: Grace King lost to Karr 38-7; Sci Academy did not play Last year: Did not play Derrick Friloux has rushed for 396 yards to lead the much improved Irish, who have already equaled their win total… Continue reading →

St. Paul’s rushes past Covington

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  St. Paul's Grant Gallaspy, right, tries to get past Covington's Cordara Laurant  during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Paul's in Covington.

Known for its quick passing attack, it was the rushing game that led St. Paul’s to victory against their crosstown rival. Junior Dominic Davenport had 138 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in a 27-10 victory over Covington on Friday. A penalty-fest early on, Covington (4-4, 3-2 District 6-5A) took advantage of an Isaiah… Continue reading →

Caron Baham runs all over Helen Cox for 61-0 win

John Ehret’s Caron Baham made his eighth start behind center Friday at Hoss Memtsas Stadium, and he aided his team’s overwhelming 61-0 win over Helen Cox. The junior ran for 186 yards on seven carries and four touchdowns. “Caron hasn’t been getting the attention that he needs,” Ehret coach Corey Lambert said. “I love Caron like… Continue reading →

Northlake Christian topples Hannan

After losing its first game of the season last week, Northlake Christian was looking to right itself on Friday evening against District 7-2A rival Hannan. The Wolverines got their win, but it didn’t come easily. Northlake Christian shook off 11 penalties for 133 yards and an interception, closed strongly with 12 points in the final six… Continue reading →

Karr answers the bell against Belle Chasse

It took a little while for Karr to get rolling against Belle Chasse on Friday night at Behrman Stadium. But when the Cougars did, they took control, posting a 27-14 victory in a District 9-4A matchup. “The key for us was that we were able to run the ball well,” said Karr coach Nathaniel Jones, whose… Continue reading →

Destrehan steamrolls South Lafourche

It’s hard to say which shined brighter Friday night: Destrehan’s offense, Destrehan’s defense, the newly crowned homecoming queen or her very proud dad. All looked to be pretty perfect in the Wildcats’ 55-0 rout of South Lafourche. The No. 2-ranked Wildcats (8-0, 5-0) used a balanced offensive attack to roll up 493 yards — 228 rushing… Continue reading →

Erron Lewis, St. Charles too much for McMain

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--St. Charles Catholic's Justin Loupe scores a touchdown as he gets face masked by McMain's Travin Ward at Pan American Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. McMain's Malik Argue trails behind. Buy this photo

Well, looks like Erron Lewis is back. The St. Charles senior running back, hampered by nagging injuries in recent weeks, looked just fine Friday night. Lewis rushed for 117 yards and scored four touchdowns as St. Charles rolled to a 49-14 victory to ruin McMain’s homecoming at Pan Am Stadium. ‘ “I’m healthy, I’m… Continue reading →

Higgins’ miscues help Bonnabel cruise to 31-7 win

Five games separated Bonnabel’s signature win of 2014 and its next victory. Coach Reggie Rogers didn’t plan to wait so long between celebrations, yet it proved to be unavoidable. At least the waiting is over. On Friday night, the Bruins transformed two botched Higgins punts into easy scoring drives in the first half and… Continue reading →