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Cal Baptist beats SE Louisiana behind Heading in 73-52 win

Dec. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Jordan Heading scored 24 points and Milan Acquaah scored 22 and California Baptist controlled most of the way in a 73-52 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Monday night. Acquaah's 3-pointer with 15:51 before intermission put the Lancers (6-5) ahead 7-5 and they never trailed again....

Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban

Dec. 17, 2018 6:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is trying to revive one the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. The state's Democratic attorney general, Jim Hood, filed a notice of appeal Monday in support of a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. The law was signed in March by...

Left out of playoff, Georgia looks to avoid Sugar letdown

Dec. 17, 2018 6:24 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A year ago, Georgia was getting ready for the College Football Playoff. Now, it feels like the Bulldogs are preparing for the Letdown Bowl. Georgia missed out on the four-team playoff field after another bitter loss to Alabama, forcing it to settle for the Sugar Bowl as a consolation...

Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans

Dec. 16, 2018 11:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won't forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either. Wade walked off the court to chants of "D-Wade! D-Wade!" from fans converging on the...

Moore returns for Pelicans against Heat

Dec. 16, 2018 5:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard E'Twaun Moore is ready to return from a lower leg strain that sidelined him for two games and is expected to play Sunday night against Miami. Gentry says forward Nikola Mirotic is missing his second straight game with a right ankle injury. Moore,...

Ex-police officers indicted in slamming of Louisiana teen

Dec. 16, 2018 3:12 PM EST

BRUSLY, La. (AP) — An attorney for a Louisiana teenager shown on video being slammed to the ground by police during an altercation at school says charges against two officers are a "slap on the wrist." A grand jury in West Baton Rouge Parish indicted former Brusly police Officer Dan Cipriano on a charge of...

Appalachian St. rolls past Middle Tenn. in N.O. Bowl, 45-13

Dec. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph. "It was an honor," said Ivey, a former Appalachian State player...

Reed helps NW State rally late to beat Southern 69-66

Dec. 15, 2018 11:43 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LaTerrance Reed nailed 4 of 8 from long range to total a career-high 17 points and C.J. Jones added 15 as Northwestern State rallied late to beat Southern 69-66 in the Shreveport-Bossier City Holiday Classic Saturday night. Southern held a 38-27 halftime advantage and remained out...

Bracey, strong second half lift LaTech over ULL 83-62

Dec. 15, 2018 10:24 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack and Louisiana Tech used a strong second half to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 83-62 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (9-3) led 32-28 at halftime and began to pull away early in the second half, going on a 12-5 run for a 44-35 lead...

Bradwell's 2 TDs leads Tulane over Louisiana-Lafayette 41-24

Dec. 15, 2018 6:56 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From a 2-5 start to Cure Bowl champions. Tulane (7-6) capped a turnaround season under coach Willie Fritz with a 41-24 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, the Green Wave's first postseason win in 16 years. Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns...