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Lewis: Do you have College Football Playoff questions? We’ve got answers.

A wet Florida State fan watches an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  Florida State defeated Boston College 20-17.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Back in the early days of the BCS, then-Southeastern Conference commissioner (and BCS godfather) Roy Kramer dismissed criticism and controversy over his fledgling system by saying, “More people are talking about college football.” Well, here we are 16 years later, the top two has been doubled to a Final Four and there’s twice as much discussion… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Saturday, Nov. 29

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia SEC 11 a.m. South Carolina at Clemson ESPN 11 a.m. Kentucky at Louisville ESPN2 11 a.m. Michigan at Ohio State ABC 11 a.m. Illinois at Northwestern ESPNU 11 a.m. N.C. State at North Carolina WBTR 11 a.m. Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic CST 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Temple ESPNews 11… Continue reading →

Chok’s Choices for Saturday

Race 1 4. Nikipins: Won for us on opening weekend and right back on the lead here. 3. Mr. Andrew: Off a layoff but has some early pace to threaten top choice. Race 2 2. Hoodatcrook: Has some nice turf efforts good enough to win this. 1. Back to Life: Long layoff horse finds easy field for comebacker.… Continue reading →

Turkey Day Race features thousands of runners — some silly, some serious

Karah Lindbergh looked like she was dressed for a costume contest rather than a road race. Thursday morning at the 107th annual Turkey Day Race, Lindbergh wore red knee-high socks; red elbow pads; and a fringed, brown tunic in the style of a historic Native American. The highlight of her ensemble, however, was a giant headdress that… Continue reading →

Delaunay sails to win Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds

Associated Press/Hodges Photography photo by LYNN ROBERTS -- Delaunay, ridden by James Graham, pulls away from the field to win the Thanksgiving Handicap at the Fair Grounds on Thursday.

Maggi Moss’ Delaunay once again showed why he’s one of the swiftest sprinters in the land. Delaunay won his 17th career start and fifth in six Fair Grounds Race Course tries when comfortably consuming six others — including three graded stakes winners — in the 89th running of the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap. After breaking from the far… Continue reading →

Fair Grounds: Chok’s Choices for Friday, Nov. 28

Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok — also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., a national political consulting firm based in Louisiana — runs his own handicapping website, Follow him on Twitter: Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Friday, Nov. 28

Today’s broadcast highlights TV NFL 5 p.m. Texans Weekly FSNO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. J.Curtis vs. Br. Martin FSNO+ 7 p.m. Scotlandville vs. Zachary Cox4-BR 7 p.m. CHS-New Iberia at Newman CST Also: Cox4-N.O., Lafayette College Football 10 a.m. Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPNU 11… Continue reading →

McCoy, Eagles roll over Cowboys

Associated Press photo by John F. RhodesEagles running back LeSean McCoy is tackled by Cowboys strong safety Barry Church and free safety J.J. Wilcox on Thursday.

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Mark Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 in a Thanksgiving battle of NFC East co-leaders Thursday. The Eagles (9-3) opened with quick drives of 80 and 88 yards for touchdowns.… Continue reading →

Beychok: Much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Opening day at the historic New Orleans Fair Grounds was officially held Friday, but for the traditionalists out there — and count me among them — the real opening day at the track will always and forever be Thanksgiving Day. I like to think of the preceding weekend’s three days of racing as a preseason… Continue reading →

Chok’s Choices for Thursday, Nov. 27

Michael Beychok, the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and 2012 Eclipse Award winner for best handicapper, brings 35 years of experience to The Advocate. Beychok — also the senior partner of Ourso Beychok Inc., a national political consulting firm based in Louisiana — runs his own handicapping website, Follow him on Twitter: @BeychokRacing. Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Thursday, Nov. 27

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., LSU GameDay Live, CST 6:30 p.m., LSU at Texas A&M, ESPN 6:30 p.m., TCU at Texas, FS1 NFL 11:30 a.m., Bears at Lions, CBS 3:30 p.m., Eagles at Cowboys, Fox 7:25 p.m., Seahawks at 49ers, NBC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Dru Nettles Show, Cox4-BR COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Santa… Continue reading →

107th Turkey Day Race set for New Orleans City Park

Thanksgiving is a tradition for many American families. They’ll gather in dining rooms and kitchens across the land and celebrate with some of the grandest feasts one could imagine. Here in New Orleans, where hardly anyone passes up a good meal, Thanksgiving is sure to be about the food in some circles. But for many locals and… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Broadcast highlights

TV NFL 11:30 a.m. -- Payton news conference -- CST COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. -- Playoff Top 25 -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- Ohio at Miami, Ohio -- ESPN2 NBA 7 p.m. -- Kings at Pelicans -- FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m. -- Maui Invitational -- ESPN2 3:30 p.m. --… Continue reading →

Monday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV NFL 7:15 p.m., Ravens at Saints, ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m., Les Miles news conference, SEC+ COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m., Kansas St. vs. Purdue, ESPN2 4 p.m., Arizona vs. Missouri, ESPN2 6 p.m., VCU vs. Villanova, ESPN2 6 p.m., Arizona St. vs. Maryland, ESPNU 6 p.m., Murray St. at Xavier, FS1 7 p.m., S.… Continue reading →


Switzerland's Roger Federer hugs his coach Swiss coach Severin Luthi as they celebrate winning the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Britain’s Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style with victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion,… Continue reading →

First weekend of racing goes well at Fair Grounds

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Joedini with jockey James Graham onboard leads the field to win the third race at the Fair Grounds Race Course  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  It was the first day of daylight racing of the season for the track which opened for its 143rd season with races the night before. The day featured 10 races for bettors and horse lovers.

With the exception of a few races being taken off the dirt track, all indications are that the opening weekend at the Fair Grounds went off without a hitch. Track General Manager Howard “H” Withers said he’s optimistic after the first three rounds of races. “We feel that it’s been a good weekend,” Withers said. “Friday… Continue reading →

Pressure builds after Manny Pacquiao win for Floyd Mayweather

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines  and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the U.S., left, exchange punches during their world welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he so desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring at will Sunday on his way to a decision win in one of the most lopsided welterweight title fights imaginable. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MACAU — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight. “I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said Sunday after… Continue reading →

Iron Bowl warmups over for Alabama, Auburn

Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims (7) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 48-14. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maybe Alabama and Auburn had something else on their minds entering the Iron Bowl warmup acts, like each other. It took both teams some time to get going against FCS teams on Saturday. Now, the second-ranked Crimson Tide and 15th-ranked Tigers can turn their focus exclusively to the rivalry — already… Continue reading →

Arkansas defeats Ole Miss 30-0 for second straight SEC shutout

Associated Press photo by SARAH BENTHAM -- Arkansas running back Alex Collins carries the ball over Ole Miss defensive lineman Bryon Bennett during Saturday's game in Fayetteville, Ark. One week after defeating LSU 17-0, the Razorbacks dropped Ole Miss 30-0.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ole Miss’ late-season Southeastern Conference swoon continued in a 30-0 loss at Arkansas on Saturday. The Rebels (8-3, 4-3 SEC), who have now lost three straight conference games after opening the season 7-0, committed six turnovers on their way to being shut out for the first time since a 25-0 loss to… Continue reading →

Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon’s single-game rushing record

Associated Press photo by SUE OGROCKI -- Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, right, is lifted by his teammates in the fourth quarter after breaking the NCAA FBS single-game rushing record of 408 yards, set last week by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon. Perine had 427 yards as Oklahoma beat Kansas 44-7.

NORMAN, Okla. — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name. The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for 427 yards, scoring five touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7… Continue reading →

College Football Playoff Pulse: Florida State, Ohio State just win, baby

Associated Press photo by MARK WALLHEISER -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, congratulates Nick O'Leary on a touchdown Saturday against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla.

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State. As usual, the only time the Seminoles were in control against Boston College was when the game was over. After a week in which game control became a thing — too much of a thing, really — a… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon catches a pass during practice at the Cleveland Browns training facility Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. The Browns get a welcomed jolt of offensive firepower as Pro Bowl wide receiver Gordon practices for the first time since his 10-game NFL suspension for drug violations ended. (AP/Photo, The Plain Dealer, Chuck Crow)  NO SALES

THIS WEEK’S STORYLINE: The return of Browns receiver Josh Gordon from suspension could be the key to determining whether Cleveland punches its postseason ticket Those familiar with the various levels of the Cleveland Browns’ decades-long battle with ineptness are probably still struggling with the idea that this team is still contending in… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

TV NFL 10 a.m. -- Texans Countdown -- FSNO Noon -- Browns at Falcons -- CBS Noon -- Lions at Patriots -- CBS 3 p.m. -- Texans Wrap -- FSNO 3:25 p.m. -- Dolphins at Broncos -- CBS 7:20 p.m. -- Cowboys at Giants -- NBC 11 p.m. -- Cowboys Game… Continue reading →

49ers’ Glenn Dorsey out against Redskins

Associated Press file photo by DAVE MARTIN -- The San Francisco 49ers activated nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on Monday. Dorsey was on the IR after he tore his biceps in August.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey continues to believe he’ll play football this season, although it will not be Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Dorsey, who came off the injured reserve list this week, continues to experience problems following surgery to repair a biceps tear. “I have no doubts,” Dorsey,… Continue reading →

NFL to hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season. The league said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Vikings’ running back. Goodell has the authority to… Continue reading →

Pacquiao in need of signature win

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States, right, pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau. The boxers are scheduled to meet in a title fight on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Macau. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

MACAU — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. It’s also a risky business, and there are some in the sport who believe Pacquiao is taking a big one when he… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, Nov. 22

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 a.m. -- SEC Nation -- SEC 11 a.m. -- Charleston Southern at No. 9 Georgia -- SEC 11 a.m. -- Eastern Kentucky at Florida -- SEC+ 11 a.m. -- Virginia Tech at Wake Forest -- WBTR 11 a.m. -- Elon at James Madison -- CST 11 a.m.… Continue reading →

No. 19 Missouri continues bid for SEC East title

Associated Press photo by David J. PhillipMissouri running back Russell Hansbrough runs for a 45-yard touchdown against Texas A&M last Saturday.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The situation is clear-cut for No. 19 Missouri. If the Tigers (8-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) win Saturday at Tennessee (5-5, 2-4) and Nov. 28 against Arkansas (5-5, 1-5), they make a second straight appearance in the Southeastern Conference championship game. If Missouri loses to either of those teams, No. 9 Georgia (8-2,… Continue reading →

Alabama defensive back Landon Collins, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs finalists for national awards

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- Alabama defensive back Landon Collins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alabama defensive back Landon Collins was named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski trophy given annually to the nation’s top college defensive player. The announcement was made by the Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America. In addition to Collins, a Dutchtown High graduate, the finalists are Texas defensive… Continue reading →

College football: No. 12 Kansas State survives West Virginia

West Virginia's Kevin White (11) is tackled by Kansas State's Dylan Schellenberg (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Kansas State won 26-20. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night. Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) rebounded from a blowout loss at TCU to… Continue reading →