• W Kentucky wins C-USA in shootout 58-44 over Louisiana Tech

    Western Kentucky players cheer after they were presented with Conference USA championship trophy after they defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — If you are a fan of offensive football, the 2016 Dynacraft Conference USA Championship game was one for you as Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech combined for over one thousand yards and one hundred points in the Hilltoppers 58-44 victory to secure their second consecutive C-USA championship.

  • Road rage ends in McKnight’s death; criticism of case looms

    In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, New York Jets running back Joe McKnight (25) runs during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. Former NFL player McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson (La.) Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2016, in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    HARVEY, La. (AP) — A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.

  • Road rage ends in McKnight’s death; criticism of case looms

    In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, New York Jets running back Joe McKnight (25) runs during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. Former NFL player McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson (La.) Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2016, in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    HARVEY, La. (AP) — A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.

  • Evangel Christian wins Division I state championship

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forcing three first-half turnovers, the Evangel Christian Academy Eagles defeated the Scotlandville Hornets 38-6 for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I state championship in a game that ended early Saturday morning at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Griffin, Paul lead Clippers past Pelicans 114-96

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward Terrence Jones during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96 on Friday night.

  • Saints wary of Lions’ penchant for performing in the clutch

    In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) jumps to try and block a Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) field goal in the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit. Robinson is emerging as a key player for the NFC North leaders. The former Alabama standout has a knack for knocking down passes, a skill the Texan says comes from his background as a basketball player in high school.  (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season.

  • Clippers’ Redick given the night off vs. Pelicans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers says J.J. Redick won’t play Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans so the veteran shooting guard can rest.

  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Riverside Academy has captured the school’s first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic.

  • Sheriff: McKnight shooting was ‘road rage’; defends case

    This is a 2013 file photo showing New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. Former NFL player McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson Parish (La.) Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. (AP Photo/File)

    HARVEY, La. (AP) — The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a “road rage” incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case.

  • Man charged in New Orleans shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man has been charged for a shooting in the French Quarter that left one man dead and nine others wounded.