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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

LSU’s Caroline Nistrup tied for fifth at NCAAs

LSU’s Caroline Nistrup posted two-over par through 16 holes on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club and is tied for fifth after 34 holes going to the resumption of the second round at approximately 7:30 a.m. LSU still has four counting players on the course and needs… 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 →

Broadcast highlights for Thursday, May 21

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 9 a.m. Big 12 tournament FSNO+ 9:30 a.m. Alabama vs. Missouri SEC 10 a.m. Notre Dame vs. N.C. State FSNO 12:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament FSNO+ 1 p.m. Auburn vs. Florida/Arkansas SEC 4 p.m. Big 12 tournament FSNO+ 4:30 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M SEC 5:30 p.m. Inside SLU-Matt Riser CST 7:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament FSNO+ 8 p.m. LSU vs. Florida/Arkansas SEC 10 p.m. L.B. State at CS-Fullerton ESPNU NCAA SOFTBALL-SUPER REGIONALS 6 p.m. Tennessee vs. Florida ESPN2 8… Continue reading →