LHSAA tackles great divide

Lowering the number of football state championships, and possibly bringing the select/non-select split to other sports, are the big items on the agenda for this morning’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association business meeting in Baton Rouge.

Basketball might be relevant again at LSU

BATON ROUGE — There had been some hints before.

And you always have to resist the urge to rush to judgment with LSU basketball.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron

Long, strange schedule ahead

With the Southland Conference moving to a nine-game league slate in 2015, the art of scheduling has become much more abstract.

That fact was demonstrated on Wednesday when McNeese State released its 11-game football schedule.

NFL will leave no can unchecked

Just a hunch here, but do not expect the kind of swift justice that would get Tom Brady, Bill Belichik, Robert Kraft or even an unnamed assistant locker room attendant to miss the Super Bowl.

The New England Deflatergators should all be present and accounted for when the “ball” kicks off late Sunday afternoon.

Hearing for former NFL star Darren Sharper set for Feb. 17

LOS ANGELES  — A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the