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11:13 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Leading Ladies: Connecticut, Louisville Set For Championship

California forward Gennifer Brandon (No. 25) and Louisville forward Cortnee Walton (No. 13) go after a rebound in the second half of a national semifinal game Sunday.
Dave Martin AP

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 10:52 pm

Connecticut has been to the women's NCAA championship round twice in the last five years. In 2009, they were up against Louisville.

And here we are again. (Or, we will be on Tuesday.)

Connecticut beat Notre Dame 83-65 in the Final Four round Sunday night, clinching its ride to the title game. Earlier, Louisville rallied a comeback against California, ending at 64-57.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:55 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hornets Send Suns To Record 7th Straight Home Loss

Anthony Davis scored 20 points, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson added 17 apiece and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Phoenix Suns their franchise-record seventh consecutive home loss, 95-92 on Sunday night.

Luis Scola scored 17 for the Suns, losers of a season-worst nine straight overall and 15 of their last 17. Markieff Morris and Jared Dudley scored 15 apiece for Phoenix.

New Orleans Zephyrs
6:07 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Zephyrs Beat Nashville Sounds 3-1

Nick Green smacked a solo home run and the Zephyrs pitchers limited the Nashville Sounds to one run on five hits as the Zephyrs defeated Nashville 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The Zephyrs offense picked up 11 hits in the game. The scoring started in the second inning when Matt Diaz doubled with one out. Wilson Valdez two out single scored the game’s first run. Green homered to lead off the fourth inning to give the Z’s a 2-0 lead.  Diaz singled, Koyie Hill doubled, and Diaz would score on a Mitch Talbot ground out to give the Z’s a 3-0 lead.

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College Basketball
12:09 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Luke Hancock, No. 11 of the Louisville Cardinals, drives for a shot attempt in the second half of the Final Four semifinal game against Wichita State Saturday.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 11:28 am

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who play in different conferences, since 1978.

Michigan vs. Syracuse

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New Orleans Zephyrs
11:59 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Zephyrs Drop Game In Nashville, 6-0

Johnny Hellweg pitched five scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut limiting the Zephyrs to two hits as Nashville shutout the Zephyrs 6-0 in front of 5,997 fans at Greer Stadium in Nashville.

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College Baseball
1:15 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

LSU Baseball Game Postponed Due To Rain

The Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic matchup at Zephyr Field between Louisiana State University and Southern Mississippi has been postponed due to rain, the Zephyrs announced today.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. the game will instead feature a contest between the LSU Tigers and Southern University due to scheduling constraints.

The teams made the decision to cancel the game due to heavy rains that passed through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

WRKF
11:48 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Interviews: State Representative Franklin J. Foil, Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:08 pm

Jim talks with Republican State Representative Franklin J. Foil about the upcoming legislative session and Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed tax plan.

Former MLB Pitcher Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain discusses his experience as the pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and also the upcoming MLB season.


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Features
9:52 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Photos From the 100th Louisiana Derby

Getting ready to start a race. This was the first year the Fair Grounds included an infield festival along with the Louisiana Derby.
Jason Saul WWNO

This past Saturday marked the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby, the yearly horse race at the Fair Grounds that serves as one of the feeders to the Kentucky Derby.

Thousands of people came out to enjoy the races and the new infield festival, held in an area familiar to many as the home of the Jazz Fest. The festival included live music and a line up of some of the city's most popular food trucks, and helped spur on-track betting to its second-highest total in history, according to information released by the track.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Vasquez, Anderson Lead Hornets Past Cavaliers

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 112-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

Anthony Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Brian Roberts scored 15 and Eric Gordon 14 for the Hornets, who snapped a two-game losing streak, including a blowout loss to Miami on Friday. Davis' double-double was his 17th, tops among NBA rookies.

New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hornets Steamrolled By The Miami Heat 108-89

The New Orleans Hornets were routed by the Miami Heat Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 108-89.

The Hornets never had a chance. LeBron James devastated their defense early in the first quarter, putting up 15 points in the first period alone. James, the league’s leader in efficiency stats (32.2 EFF), scored 36 points on 65% shooting, and sat the entire fourth quarter.

James fired home a season high seven three pointers, six during a thirteen minute span during which he sank every field goal he attempted and all but one of his free throws.

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