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Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky tops AP All-America team; LSU’s Jarell Martin is honorable mention

Arizona's Brandon Ashley, left, and Gabe York, right, try to block out Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky after a free throw during the second half of a college basketball regional final in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. But the two do have a lot in common: Both are in the Final Four, and both are on The Associated Press’ 2014-15 All-America team. Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice. Okafor, the 6-11 freshman from Duke, received… Continue reading →

Connecticut, Maryland score last two Women’s Final Four berths

Connecticut forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) shoots over Dayton guard Andrea Hoover (24) during the first half of a regional final game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 30, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. “I love going to the Final Four. I don’t care how… Continue reading →

Classic gives locals shot at competing against racing elites

Some of the fastest road-racing athletes on the planet will converge on New Orleans on April 4 to compete in the 37th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. But the truth is, some of the quickest times on Saturday will be posted by residents of the New Orleans area. The main reason elites from around… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Georgia Tech at Georgia -- SEC 6 p.m. -- C. Arkansas at Oklahoma -- FSNO+ 6:30 p.m. -- Houston at Baylor -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- UL-Lafayette at LSU -- CST NIT SEMIFINALS 6 p.m. -- Temple vs. Miami -- ESPN 8 p.m. -- Stanford vs. Old Dominion -- ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9… Continue reading →

Central coach Phil Godley looking for different outcome this time

If Central High School bowling coach Phil Godley is out looking for four-leaf clovers or puts some lucky coins in his pocket before Tuesday’s BR-NOLA prep bowling biregional, it is completely understandable when you remember the bad luck of the past two years. Both years, strong Central teams went down. It was an in-match back injury… Continue reading →

Albany upsets Lakeshore in nondistrict softball game

Off to one of the best starts in its brief school history, Lakeshore High School’s softball team suffered a setback against Albany on Monday afternoon. The second-ranked team in the latest Class 4A LHSAA power rankings, Lakeshore fell to Albany 6-0 in a nondistrict matchup. Albany’s Payge Pevey was the story of the game, throwing… Continue reading →

Alabama coach Nick Saban on signing troubled player now kicked off team: 'We're not apologizing for what we did'

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks to his players in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against Ohio State in New Orleans. Saban is expected to address the media Monday, March 30, 2015,  after two Crimson Tide players were arrested in separate cases over the weekend. Defensive back Geno Smith and defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor are facing legal trouble again.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide players in separate incidents, including a domestic violence case involving a player that some say should have never been on the team. Defensive back Geno Smith and defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor are facing legal trouble again. Saban was unapologetic Monday about choosing… Continue reading →

Late rally lifts Kelly Kraft to Louisiana Open title

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Kelly Kraft missing the putt on 18 to leave him at -14 be still wins the championship on Sunday.

BROUSSARD — Kelly Kraft won his first collegiate golf tournament in Acadiana back in 2008, when his SMU team played in the Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club. On Sunday, he had another first and also won a nice trophy. But this time, the victory came with a $99,000 check — and with it… Continue reading →

Holes 13 and 14 drop Gibson down leaderboard

BROUSSARD — The 13th and 14th holes at Le Triomphe Golf Club usually determine the champion of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, and they also rank annually among the toughest holes on the Tour. Ask Rhein Gibson how tough they are. It was bogeys on those two holes that eventually cost the Australian native his first… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. -- Paul Mainieri radio show -- CST NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Connecticut vs. Dayton -- ESPN 8 p.m. -- Maryland vs. Tennessee -- ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7 p.m. -- Wooden Award finalists -- ESPNU COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 p.m. -- Georgia at Tennessee -- SEC HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 7 p.m. -- McDonald’s… Continue reading →

IndyCar season rolling with the changes

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After an offseason that has lasted since Labor Day weekend and the cancelation of its planned first race, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series kicks off its racing season Sunday with the Firestone Indy Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Sunday’s race on the city streets is the first of a season… Continue reading →

Here’s why Will Power, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay are the top three to beat in the IndyCar series

IndyCar driver Will Power races during the first practice session Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Power, a native of Toowoomba, Australia, finished as the championship runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He finally got the championship monkey off his back last year, and he’s on the pole for Sunday’s season opener at St. Petersburg. Power has been known as a road and street course ace with limited oval success, but he… Continue reading →

Kentucky survives challenge from Notre Dame, advances to Final Four with 68-66 victory

Associated Press photo by Tony Dejak -- Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns holds part of the net in his teeth after a 68-66 win over Notre Dame in the NCAA Midwest Regional final Saturday in Cleveland. Towns scored 25 points.3

CLEVELAND — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats (38-0) advanced… Continue reading →

Sam Dekker’s big shots boost Wisconsin to Final Four

Associated Press photo by Jae C. Hong -- Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker celebrates after a win over Arizona in the final of t he NCAA West regional in Los Angeles. Dekker scored 27 points in the Badgers' 85-78 win.

LOS ANGELES — Just call him Sam Dagger. Sam Dekker hit five of Wisconsin’s 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 seed Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours… Continue reading →

VooDoo opens season with 51-50 win

It appeared victory might slip away from the New Orleans VooDoo in their season-opener against Jacksonville on Saturday at Smoothie King Center. However, a reverse of less than a yard with 2:22 showing, following by a big sack allowed the VooDoo to edge the Sharks 51-50. “We just continued to fight and make big plays,” said… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

LeftAlign.41RightAlign.167TV LeftAlign.41RightAlign.1671 p.m. -- Presbyterian at Liberty -- CST 2:30 p.m. -- Tennessee at Vanderbilt -- SEC 3 p.m. -- Oklahoma at Baylor -- FSNO+ LeftAlign.41RightAlign.1671 p.m. -- Louisville vs. Michigan St. --… Continue reading →

Injured ankle won’t keep Seghers from running

Editor’s note: Each Sunday, the New Orleans Advocate has followed three local runners during the course of their training for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. This is the final installment of that series. The CCC will be held Saturday. When Tisha Seghers began training for her first Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City… Continue reading →

Classic organizers make slight tweeks at starting line

When the anticipated 25,000 people registered in the 37th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic take to the streets of New Orleans, they eventually will focus on the finish line. But for event coordinators Eric Stuart and Ricky Thomas, they are focused on not only the finish line, but also the starting line, a pre-race expo,… Continue reading →

Byron Adams, Catherine Williams wins 10K Bridge Run; Ian Carr, Jaime Sauer repeat in 5K

Mother Nature was good to the United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run Saturday morning, providing the 19th annual event with its “best weather ever,” according to race director Chuck George. “The weather for this race has never been better and it really paid off because all the participants had a great time. There were no medical… Continue reading →

Rick Cochran III takes lead at Louisiana Open

BROUSSARD — Rick Cochran III went back to basics here Saturday, and that approach — and a red-hot putter — has him in striking distance of his first Tour victory. The tour rookie from Paducah, Ky., had four birdie putts of 12 or more feet, two of those among four straight birdies… Continue reading →

Smylie Kaufman finally smiling at Louisiana Open

BROUSSARD —Smylie Kaufman was finally smiling Saturday during the third round of the $550,000 Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Despite making his first cut on the Tour, the Birmingham, Ala., native wasn’t satisfied with his opening 71-69 rounds Thursday and Friday over the Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club layout. But a 6-foot eagle… Continue reading →

It’s a whole new ballgame as VooDoo opens regular season Saturday against visiting Jacksonville

Quarterback Adam Kennedy jumped right in when he signed with the Arena Football League’s New Orleans VooDoo last season. Three VooDoo quarterbacks had been injured, and there were seven weeks remaining in the season when Kennedy arrived. He had just been waived by the NFL’s Chicago Bears. “I arrived on a Wednesday and was… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Saturday, March 28

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon, Grambling at Southern, CST 1 p.m., Missouri at Texas A&M, SEC 3:30 p.m., Old Dominion at Mid. Tenn., CST 4 p.m., Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SEC NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Division II final, CBS 5 p.m., Wisconsin vs. Arizona, TBS 7:30 p.m., Kentucky vs. Notre… Continue reading →

Rhein Gibson maintains 2-shot lead at Chitimacha Louisiana Open

BROUSSARD — Rhein Gibson had a chance to run away from the field Friday at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, but an unlikely hole cost him dearly near the end of his second round. But the Tour rookie shook off a double-bogey on Le Triomphe’s fifth hole — the second-easiest hole on the course through… Continue reading →


Fans can experience riding in a two-seat IndyCar or a high-performance sports car Saturday at Champions Square adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome,. The rides will be available from 9 a,m.-2 p.m, and all proceeds from the $20 cost from riding in the IndyCars will go to… Continue reading →