The Final Score Archives

Broadcast Highlights for Friday, Jan. 30

TV NBA 7 p.m. Clippers at Pelicans FSNO 7 p.m. Mavericks at Heat ESPN 9:30 p.m. Bulls at Suns ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPNU 7 p.m. Monmouth at Fairfield ESPNU 9 p.m. Kent St. at Buffalo ESPNU COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Florida St. at Ga. Tech FSNO+ 7 p.m. Wichita St. at N.… Continue reading →

New LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine takes general tact at luncheon

Incoming LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine kept his comments brief during the annual Coca-Cola Convention Luncheon on Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Bonine said member schools take care of Louisiana’s most precious commodity, its student-athletes. He also stressed the importance of continuing education and growth for coaches and athletic directors. Unlike other workshops and area meetings, Bonine referred to… Continue reading →

Amid growing trend, Oregon could bring in transfer quarterback

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.,left, looks to throw against Washington during the second half of an NCAA football game in Seattle. Adams, one of the best players in FCS, is considering a transfer to Oregon, where he could replace Marcus Mariota next season. Graduate transfer quarterbacks often create a stir but while fans hope they're getting the next Russell Wilson there is no guarantee the next guy makes an impact. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

College football’s free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota. FCS All-America quarterback Vernon Adams from Eastern Washington plans to be in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend visiting with Ducks coaches. Adams is on target to graduate by June. NCAA rules allow a player who has completed his degree to transfer… Continue reading →

At Australian Open, Serena Williams goes for 19th major title vs. Maria Sharapova

Madison Keys of the U.S. follows through on a shot to her compatriot Serena Williams  during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia — It wasn’t until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she’s on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on… Continue reading →

Deflategate: NFL says referee inspected footballs properly in AFC title game

Associated Press photo by CHARLES KRUPA -- Tom Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 226 yards in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18.

PHOENIX — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the process of checking the footballs and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday’s Super Bowl. As the league’s investigation into the Patriots’… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Thursday, Jan. 29

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. Inside SLU-Jay Ladner CST 6 p.m. Maryland at Ohio St. ESPN 6 p.m. Dayton at U-Mass ESPNU 7 p.m. UConn at Cincinnati ESPN2 8 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri ESPN 8 p.m. E. Kentucky at Murray St. ESPNU 8 p.m. Missouri-KC at Grand Canyon CST 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Southern Cal… Continue reading →

Sam Houston State picked to win Southland Conference baseball title

FRISCO, Texas — Sam Houston State is favored to defend its Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday. The Bearkats were the overwhelming favorites in the both the coaches’ and SID polls, receiving eight first-place votes and 138 points from the… Continue reading →

IndyCar Series drivers to take part in Bacchus parade

Associated Press/The Canadian Press photo by MARK BLINCH -- James Hinchcliffe stands in the pits after an IndyCar auto race in Toronto on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Four Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and two drivers from the Mazda Road to Indy developmental ladder will be featured in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Feb. 15, IndyCar announced Wednesday. IndyCar Series drivers James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Carlos Munoz and Sage Karam will be joined by Mazda Road to Indy drivers Aaron Telitz and Neil Alberico on the Krewe… Continue reading →

Wednesday: TV broadcast highlights

TV NBA 7 p.m. -- Nuggets at Pelicans -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- Nets at Hawks -- ESPN 9:30 p.m. -- Wizards at Suns -- ESPN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- South Carolina at LSU -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Wake Forest at Florida St. -- FSNO+ 6 p.m. -- SMU at South Florida… Continue reading →

In new court docs, Saints owner Tom Benson: Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, Renee Benson incapable of managing $1.7B empire

Associated Press photo by BILL HABER - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson poses for a photo with his wife Gayle Benson and his granddaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans Sept. 21.

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson argued in a civil court filing on Tuesday that he has ample justification to make his wife Gayle the inheritor of his teams instead of relatives he had previously tapped for that role. The latest jab in Benson’s family drama came in response to a lawsuit from his daughter, Renee… Continue reading →

Peyton Manning has much to consider as he thinks about coming back to the Broncos

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws his 509th career touchdown pass, breaking Brett Favre's mark, to set the NFL record, during a football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships. General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he asked Manning not to make up his mind until… Continue reading →

Labor peace, new technology are on new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s mind

Rob Manfred (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

NEW YORK — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. “Probably good if I get hit hard,” he said, smiling and laughing, during an interview with The Associated Press. “A little more offense. We don’t… Continue reading →

College football: Arkansas’ Jeff Long to lead CFP selection committee again

IRVING, Texas — Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long will serve another season as the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, announced Long was re-elected by his fellow committee members to lead the 13-person panel. Long was responsible for leading the committee’s weekly meetings and being… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- Tulsa at Tulane -- ESPN News 6 p.m. -- Vanderbilt at Georgia -- SEC 6 p.m. -- Nebraska at Michigan -- ESPN 6 p.m. -- West Va. at Kansas St. -- ESPN2 6 p.m. -- Pittsburgh at Va. Tech -- ESPNU 6 p.m.… Continue reading →

The Advocate Sports Tweets of the Week from Jan. 18 to 25

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

You never know what you are going to see or read on the AdvocateSports twitter account from the members of the Advocate's sports department to some of the people we follow. Here are the highlights:Continue reading →

Alabama residents claim Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon titles

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH--  From left, 2nd place winner, Ashley Liew of Spartanburg, South Carolina, first place winner, John Brigham of Mobile, Alabama, and third place winner, Matt Perharda of Boulder, Colorado celebrate their placement in the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon Race in New Orleans, La. Sunday, on Jan. 25, 2015.

Alabama residents made it a clean sweep in the men’s and women’s fields at the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, held Sunday morning on the fast and flat streets of the Crescent City. John Brigham, a 29-year-old teacher and coach from Mobile, won the marathon in 2 hours, 28 minutes, 45 seconds. Samantha Gardner, a… Continue reading →

Youngsters take their shot at Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH--  Pedestrians cheer for runners during New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon Race in New Orleans, La. Sunday, on Jan. 25, 2015.

Sixty members of Youth Run NOLA participated in Sunday morning’s half marathon as part of the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon Race, although the organization was less concerned with finishing times versus finishing. The group, founded five years ago in St. Bernard Parish, empowers underserved youth through running, while also offering school teachers… Continue reading →

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman doubts any punishment for Patriots

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) takes the field prior to the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PHOENIX — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game. “I think the perception is… Continue reading →

Bill Haas follows in his father’s footsteps with a victory at the Humana Challenge

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, left, poses with Bill Haas and the trophy after Haas won the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge. Haas closed with a 5-under 67 for his sixth PGA Tour title and first since the 2013 AT&T National. He won the 2010 event for… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Monday, Jan. 26

TV NBA 7 p.m., 76ers at Pelicans, FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Syracuse at N. Carolina, ESPN 6 p.m., Delaware St. at NC Central, ESPNU 7 p.m., Gardner-Webb at Campbell, CST 8 p.m., Texas at Iowa St., ESPN 8 p.m., Prairie View at UAPB, ESPNU 9 p.m., Johnny Jones radio show, CST COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Texas… Continue reading →

Leading up to Crescent City Classic, beginner Tisha Seghers learning essentials of training

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Tisha Seghers runs at Lafrenier Park in Metairie on Dec. 13. Seghers is training for the Crescent City Classic on April 4.

After having absolutely zero history with long-distance running, Tisha Seghers had no idea that she could stretch too much before a workout. But right before Christmas, when the muscles supporting her left ankle seized, she found out the hard way. Seghers, a 37-year-old wife and mother of two, had been feeling great as she gradually… Continue reading →

At Humana Challenge, Matt Kuchar blows lead; Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas, Michael Putnam tied

Associated Press photo by CHRIS CARLSON -- Erik Compton hits from the tall grass on the first hole during the third round of the Humana Challenge on Saturday in La Quinta, Calif.

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam. Two strokes ahead after a birdie on the par-5 14th, Kuchar bogeyed three of the final four holes Saturday for a 1-under 71 on PGA West’s… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV broadcast highlights

TV NFL 7 p.m. -- Pro Bowl -- ESPN NBA Noon -- Heat at Bulls -- ABC 2:30 p.m. -- Thunder at Cavaliers -- ABC 5 p.m. -- Mavericks at Pelicans -- FSNO COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Noon -- BC at Ga. Tech -- FSNO+ 12:30 p.m. -- Indiana at Ohio St. -- CBS… Continue reading →

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon set for Sunday

More than 13,000 are expected to participate in the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday morning. But in reality, only a handful of racers have a chance of winning one of the races. They’re called “elites,” and they live up to the title by running award-setting times around the globe each year… Continue reading →

Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at age 83

FILE - In this 1970 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/File)

CHICAGO — Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, January 24

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Kentucky at S. Carolina ESPN 11 a.m. Oklahoma St. at Kansas St. ESPN2 11 a.m. Rutgers at Penn State ESPNU 11 a.m. Charleston at Drexel NBCSP Noon Texas A&M at Tennessee FSNO+ 1 p.m. Kansas at Texas CBS 1 p.m. Florida St. at N. Carolina ESPN 1 p.m. Arkansas at… Continue reading →

SMG, commission extend venue agreement

The Superdome Commission and SMG have extended the company’s venue management agreement for another five years through 2022. The vote came on Friday at the monthly meeting of the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District board, more commonly known as the Superdome Commission. SMG’s contact also covers the Smoothie King Center, Zephyr Field and the Alario Center.… Continue reading →

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photos and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men’s judgment. Neuropsychologist James Walker testified Friday that… Continue reading →

Michael Putnam leads Humana Challenge; John Peterson, Patrick Reed on his heels

Associated Press photo by Chris CarlsonPhil Mickelson watches his bunker shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the Humana Challenge on Thursday at the La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif.

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Michael Putnam made nine birdies in an 11-hole stretch Thursday and finished with a 9-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead in the Humana Challenge. In ideal conditions in the Coachella Valley, Putnam birdied Nos. 7, 9 and 10 on PGA West’s Jack Nicklaus Private Course and ran off six in… Continue reading →

Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with Patriots’ deflated football

Denver Broncos' DeMarcus Ware has his picture taken after a practice session at Luke Air Force Base for the NFL Football Pro Bowl Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with the football he intercepted against New England in last week’s AFC championship game. Talking after his Pro Bowl team practiced at Luke Air Force Base on Thursday, he said he merely wanted to keep the ball as a souvenir. “Some guys, you make a big… Continue reading →