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Former NFL players' brains may show marker for cognitive issues

A marker for later cognitive problems may be starting to show up in the brain tissue of former National Football League players.

NCAA looks at new plan to pay stipends for its athletes

The NCAA says playing college sports is a full time job and is proposing a stipend that would allow colleges to pay more for those who participate.

Young basketball player collapses during game, dies

Jeremy Nelson, 12, became the latest Buford athlete to die while doing what he loved: playing a sport.

Super Bowl ad price hits record $4 million

Advertisers are paying top dollar for Super Bowl commercials this year, with the price of a 30-second spot hitting a record high of at least $4 million.

Big Easy Super Bowl spells big bucks for Baton Rouge

The Super Bowl usually means super bucks for the host city. With the big show taking place in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge leaders are already figuring out how they can cash in on the thousands of tourists flocking to the game.

New Orleans road closures, traffic plan for Super Bowl XLVII

In anticipation of preparations for Super Bowl XLVII, Mayor Landrieu, the City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the New Orleans Police Department unveiled the preliminary

Report: Atlanta Braves may bring back 'screaming Indian' logo

The Atlanta Braves are reportedly bringing back a controversial screaming Indian logo in their new design for batting practice caps, unveiled in a blog post on ESPN.

Score a spot on stage with Beyonce at the Super Bowl

Scoring sideline seats at the Super Bowl would be a dream come true for many football fans out there. So imagine winning a spot on the half-time stage next to mega-star Beyonce. YOU CAN!

Christmas team spirit: Fun facts for local athletes

Nick Saban is either Saint Nick or the devil incarnate, depending on which colors you wear. But Christmas spirit abounds in the world of sports.

Cajun fans flock to Big Easy for bowl game

Ragin’ Cajun fans flocked to New Orleans Friday for Saturday’s New Orleans bowl matchup with East Carolina. Both teams are 8-3 on the year. Both teams are riding a three-game win streak.

Kip's got game! Mayor Holden at opening of new gymnasium

On Thursday, Dec. 20, Cenikor held a dedication for those who helped make these improvements.

ESPN and NFL Players Association reach multiyear agreement for collegiate bowl

ESPN and the NFL Players Association today announced a multiyear agreement for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, a college all-star game featuring top draft-eligible seniors.

Texas college athlete makes SportsCenter's #1 top play with dunk from free throw line

An East Texas basketball player made his way to the top of "Sportscenter's Top 10" plays Thursday night.

Louisiana Tech looking for coach after Dykes leaves for Cal

Just days after the team missed out on a bowl game Louisiana Tech is in need of a head coach. Sonny Dykes has been named the new head man for the Cal football program. He is replacing Tedford, who was fired last week.

Report: Hornets to change name to Pelicans

The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season. That’s according to a report by Yahoo!Sports.