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Ex-Saints player Darren Sharper faces rape, drug charges in 2 cases

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was charged Friday in the alleged drugging and rape of two women, one in October and the other last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Friday

Minus Evgeni Plushenko, the men go for figure skating glory, Bode Miller and Ted Ligety carry U.S. hopes in the super combined, and Russia and the U.S. meet to cast stones. Men's Figure Skating

Jags facing postseason ban in all sports

All of Southern University’s sports could face postseason bans. William Broussard, the athletics director at Southern, announced the news at a press conference Thursday night.

A first for Southeast Asia: An Olympic figure skater

A Philippine teenager with a shy, crooked smile and expressive eyebrows will perform on ice as the first figure skater ever to represent a Southeast Asian country on Thursday.

5 favorite moments from Wednesday at the Sochi Olympics

We interrupt life in the United States, where many people are enduring snow and ice and freezing temps, to bring you highlights from Sochi, where it reached 60 degrees on Wednesday.

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Thursday

The United States is hopeful it will be a big day on the ice and ski slope, luge fans get an added treat and the male figure skaters show off their short programs. Men's figure skating

New Orleans prepares for NBA All-Star weekend

In New Orleans, the city is preparing for the NBA All-Star weekend. The four day event will bring an estimated 50,000 visitors to the Big Easy where a $90 million economic impact is expected.

Saints announce roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has terminated the contracts of CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper and DE/OLB Will Smith and that they will not re-sign ILB Jonathan Vilma.

Sochi 2014: Farrington takes gold for U.S. in women's halfpipe

Kaitlyn Farrington made up for Shaun White's slip up in the men's halfpipe taking gold for the U.S. in the women's final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

Derek Jeter to retire after 2014 season

Derek Jeter, who helped the Yankees win five World Series during his first 19 seasons, announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the 2014 major league baseball season, the shortstop said on his Facebook page.

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Wednesday

An American skier and skater go for their place in U.S. Olympic lore, the men take the ice for the opening games of hockey, and Kelly Clark tries to bring back another halfpipe gold. Women's downhill

LSU baseball favorite to win SEC Western Division

The South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.

International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban

The International Olympic Committee has reinstated India, allowing its athletes to once again compete under their country's flag after a ban of more than a year.

Five favorite moments from Monday at the Sochi Olympics

Monday brought us defending champions who performed brilliantly in clutch moments, the Dutch doing what they do best, and an American bobsledder with a knack for getting stuck behind closed doors. Kiss Can-ada

Top NFL prospect announces he's gay; local athletes, coaches respond

It's a game changer for the "US of A's" most popular sport, "I'm a college graduate, I'm African American, and I'm gay," said NFL prospect, M