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Les Miles contract amendment to go before LSU Board of Supervisors

An amendment that would extend the contract of LSU head football coach Les Miles and increase his annual compensation will be presented to the LSU Board of Supervisors on February 1, it was announced Thursday by J

Cycling advocates see minimal impact from Lance Armstrong admission

Lance Armstrong was one of the most popular athletes in the country. Now he is considered a cheater and a fraud in the eyes of millions.

Alicia Keys to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII

Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVII pregame festivities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, the NFL a

'Deeply flawed' Lance Armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs

After years of tenacious spin that he was innocent, Lance Armstrong has backpedaled in a confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey.

NFL: Vilma’s defamation suit against Goodell dismissed by judge

A judge dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed.

Rain clears in time for annual Louisiana Marathon

The recent nasty weather will be out of the way for this weekend when thousands from not only the nation, but across the world, will be in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Marathon.

Southern to honor Avery Johnson Feb. 2

Southern University will commemorate the outstanding playing career of SU basketball alum and NBA head coach Avery Johnson in a court naming ceremony Feb. 2 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Pickleball picking up in popularity in Louisiana

It’s sweeping the nation and growing in popularity here in South Louisiana. The fast paced game of pickleball could be right for you. Are you looking to stick to your health based New Year’s resolution or searching for a new hobby?

Baseball's 'call to the bullpen' goes wireless

Major League Baseball, a sport that loves clinging to outdated traditions, is about to embrace modern technology for one of its most frequently use tools -- at least for teams with lousy pitching.

LSU men's hoops ready for 'new start' as SEC play looms

Johnny Jones will tell you he is happy where his Tiger basketball team is right now. At 9-2 he's "pleasantly surprised" with the way his team has been able to adapt to the changes he's brought in his first season.