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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Lolo Jones doesn’t think God would approve

LoLo Jones

Former LSU track star and national athlete Lolo Jones weighed in on the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, commenting through Twitter that she takes issue with how sex is portrayed, and doesn’t think God would approve. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is based on an erotic trilogy by E.L. James, and has been as controversial in theme as… Continue reading →

Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's new superstar

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo car owner Chip Ganassi, left, and driver Kyle Larson talk in their garage during a practice session for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is here and ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there are high expectations for Larson to… Continue reading →

Wednesday's TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Nicholls St. at LSU -- SEC+ COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Vanderbilt at Florida -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Va. Tech at Miami -- FSNO+ 6 p.m. -- Louisville at Syracuse -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Xavier at Cincinnati -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- E. Carolina at Tulsa… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Johnny Jones -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- S. Carolina at Georgia -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Kentucky at Tennessee -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Baylor at Texas Tech -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- W. Forest at Notre Dame -- ESPNU 6 p.m. -- Houston at S. Florida -- ESPN… Continue reading →

The Advocate's Sports Tweets of the Week for Feb. 8 to 15

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The Tiger Girls perform for the crowd Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, during LSU's game against Kansas in Alex Box Stadium.

The start of the college baseball season, a near upset by the LSU's basketball team against Kentucky in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and everything in between. It all made for an interesting week of tweets on The Advocate's Sports Twitter account.… Continue reading →

Kei Nishikori repeats again as Memphis Open champion

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in the championship match of the Memphis Open tennis tournament Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Now Kei Nishikori of Japan stands alone as Memphis’ first three-peat champ. Nishikori became the first man to win three straight Memphis Open titles, beating South African Kevin Anderson… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Pittsburgh at Virginia -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Clemson at Ga. Tech -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Seton Hall at Villanova -- FS1 7 p.m. -- C. Carolina at Radford -- CST 8 p.m. -- Kansas at West Virginia -- ESPN 8 p.m. -- Hampton at Morgan St. -- ESPNU… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. -- Kansas at LSU -- SEC+ 1 p.m. -- S. Illinois at TCU -- FSNO+ NBA 7:30 p.m. -- All Star Game -- TBS/TNT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. -- Towson at Charleston -- NBCSP Noon -- Illinois at Wisconsin -- CBS 1:30 p.m. -- St. Joseph’s at… Continue reading →