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  • Tarpons, Trojans score jamboree wins

    The old adage is that the jamboree doesn’t matter.But when you were 2-8 last season, it just feels good to win one.On Friday night, South Lafourche won one and it was a most dramatic victory. The Tarpons beat H.L. Bourgeois 20-14 in the TGMC Community Sports Institute High School Jamboree.With the teams tied at 14, H.L.

  • NFL 2019: Pass interference reviews main topic in season 100

    The NFL would love the main focus of 2019 to be on the celebrations of its 100th season.Sorry.While the history of the league is a widespread and fun topic, what happened last January in the NFC championship game has guaranteed the spotlight will be shining on officiating and replays.After an egregious missed penalty (or two) that basically kept the Saints from making the Super Bowl and helped the Rams get there instead, there was little chance attention could be diverted from the guys with the ...

  • Burrow throws for 5 TDs, No. 6 LSU beats Ga. Southern 55-3

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow smiled playfully while urging reporters crowding around to him to write that the Tigers' new offense "showed everything we got — all of it," in its opener against overmatched Georgia Southern.Burrow knew no one would believe him — not with LSU's first true test against at No. 10 Texas coming up next weekend.

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: Pac-12 goes bust on big stage again

    How good a conference is from top to bottom doesn't matter all that much.The only thing that really counts in the College Football Playoff era are the teams at the top. The Southeastern Conference's 'bad' Saturday included losses to Memphis, Wyoming, North Carolina and ... Georgia State!But on the biggest stage of the opening weekend, in the only game involving two ranked teams, No.

  • Colonels fall in opener at Kansas State

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Nicholls State University football team fell behind early in the first half at Kansas State before going on to drop the season opener, 49-14, Saturday night in front of 51,189 fans at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.Kansas State (1-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions to take a 28-0 lead before a spirited opening to the third quarter gave Nicholls (0-1) some life. An impressive 5-play, 75-yard scoring drive, capped on a 26-yard touchdown run by Kendall Bussey...

  • Dolphins top Saints in final pre-season game

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Miami coach Brian Flores concluded a largely uneventful preseason finale with a significant announcement, naming 14-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback to open the regular season.Flores' decision settles for the time being a competition that also featured second-year pro Josh Rosen."We felt like this was the best move for this team going into the season," Flores said after a 16-13 exhibition win in New Orleans, during which third-stringer...

  • K-State begins Chris Klieman era against Nicholls State

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman has every reason to be wary about Nicholls State, one of the up-and-coming schools in the Football Championship Subdivision, spoiling his long-awaited debut as the Kansas State coach.Just last year, the Colonels rolled into Kansas and beat the Jayhawks just down the road in Lawrence. They return most of their key players, including quarterback Chase Fourcade, and are pegged at No.

  • NFL 2019: Saints aim to overcome past playoff devastation

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not.The Saints are among the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl berth they were agonizingly denied last season by both the Los Angeles Rams and an untimely officiating lapse in the NFC title game. And that heartbreak came just one year after their previous postseason run was stunningly halted by the first decisive touchdown on the final sn...

  • Orgeron: No. 6 LSU focused on Georgia Southern triple-option

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron makes it clear the sixth-ranked Tigers are too busy preparing for Georgia Southern's triple option to talk about their highly anticipated showdown with No. 10 Texas a week later."It's our first game and we want to do well.

  • Louisiana wins 1st Little League title, beating Curacao 8-0

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium. Stan was fine with all that.Nothing seemed to go wrong for the boys from River Ridge over the last week at the Little League World Series, and Stan's catch ended the game and the tournament Sunday, with Louisiana shutting out Curacao 8-0 to win the state's first LLWS title."It felt like my glove was a ...

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