'Just lost control': McNeese squanders early 14-point lead in 92-72 loss to Cajuns

Running pregame layup lines 30 minutes before its game against UL-Lafayette, McNeese State debuted black warmup shirts not worn in its first six games. Assistant coach Preston David wrote the shirts’ acronym before the season, hopeful his team would not need its motivation.

Ball movement key to Bucs' success

Barbe remained unbeaten with yet another dominant performance as the Lady Bucs defeated North Central 76-32 at St. Louis Friday on the second day of the Lakeside Bank Ladies Winter Classic. 

Brandi Williams and Ashlyn Poole combined for 33 points as Barbe (7-0) won its seventh in a row to start the season. 

Moral victory for Hamilton: Warriors display toughness

The scoreboard showed a Hamilton Christian loss to Landry-Walker in the second round of the Hamilton/Showdown in the Lake tournament, but Warriors head coach Dexter Washington was holding his head high after the 49-42 defeat Friday night.

“It is a loss, but it doesn’t feel like one,” Washington said. “Mentally it feels like a win. We competed. So far we had not been mental warriors, but today we showed it. We didn’t back down. We held a high-scoring team to 49 points.

McNeese Notebook: Friendship put aside for rivalry

McNeese State guard Kalob Ledoux offers only a chuckle when asked whether today’s 1 p.m. game against Louisiana-Lafayette carries any extra meaning.

McNeese secures verbal commitment to fund new artificial turf inside Cowboy Stadium

McNeese State has secured a verbal commitment from a private donor to fund the replacement of the 9 ½ year old artificial turf inside Cowboy Stadium, athletic director Bruce Hemphill confirmed Friday.

Turner, Mabrey lead Notre Dame to win in bizarre game

HOUSTON — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she would do just about anything for junior forward Brianna Turner.

That includes playing one of the strangest and longest games in college basketball in what was a homecoming for the Irish’s All-America star.

In one of the most bizarre scenarios imaginable at a major sporting event, top-ranked Notre Dame and Louisiana-Lafayette switched venues in the middle of their game due to a power outage. Even with the switch in venue and the delay, the Irish were too much for the Ragin’ Cajuns, winning 91-51 in a game that took nearly four hours to complete Tuesday night.

Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND -- Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait 'til next year was over at last.

No more Billy Goat, no more Bartman, no more black-cat curses.

For a legion of fans who waited a lifetime, fly that W: Your Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.

La Tech running back Dancy diagnosed with cancer

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy has been sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season after being diagnosed with cancer.

Coach Skip Holtz said Monday that the

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state's law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

The first and second rounds of the men's tournament will be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The NCAA also announced the relocation of six other events after pulling seven championships from North Carolina last month:

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

NEW YORK — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness.

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials'