Bucs beat Saints in season opener

Barbe used a strong start and a big third-set comeback to defeat the Saints 25-11, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-22 in a tightly contested season opener Tuesday night at St. Louis Catholic High.

After dominating the first set, the Bucs (1-0) squandered a big lead in the second set before erasing a late 11-point deficit to steal the third and closing the match out in the fourth set, despite the best efforts of a pesky Saints (0-1) squad.

Kinder-Jennings rematch: Bulldogs last team to beat Yellow Jackets

Kinder came up a few inches short against Jennings last year, losing a season-opening game 41-40.

The Yellow Jackets haven’t lost since, rolling to 14 consecutive wins and the Class 2A state championship.

Interchangeable at H-back, McNeese's Nick Edwards and Parker Orgeron present as a potent duo

Donning a long-sleeved black shirt and a heavily wrapped right ankle, Nick Edwards kneeled among his fellow receivers, the only one among them not wearinf shoulder pads or clutching a helmet.

Surveying the Southland: new Southeastern offensive coordinator Matt Barrett suffers devastating flood loss

Each Tuesday during football season, all 11 Southland Conference football coaches convene for a weekly teleconference.


American Legion to Kaepernick: ‘Show appreciation’

CINCINNATI — The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization called NFL quarterback

Speedo USA, 2 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela

Simone Biles floors competition, grabs fourth gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles closed her Rio Games with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes a run at one final Olympic title in his favorite race.

Bolt easily won a qualifying race

Biles' run at Olympic history ends with bronze on the beam

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.

As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary pushing gymnastics ever — one thought ran through her head.

Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100

RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt became the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold.

American Justin Gatlin, Bolt's closest pursuer over the past four years, finished second, .08 seconds behind. Andre de Grasse

Lochte: US swimmers are 'safe and unharmed' after robbery

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings.

In the latest security incident to hit the Rio de Janeiro Games, Lochte told NBC that one of the robbers put a gun to his