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VINTON — Long-time Ward 7 Rec District employee James “Cuz” McCardle will be retiring soon. But it was abundantly clear at a ceremony held here in his honor Saturday, that he’ll not be forgotten by Vinton residents any time soon.

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower.

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s first day of training camp under head coach Ed Orgeron was anything but slow as the Tigers bounced from drill to drill during the afternoon session here Monday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

VITTEL, France (AP) — British rider Mark Cavendish has commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday.

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LAKE CHARLES —A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The system of core beliefs, this daily guidebook for going about your business, has carried Nick Saban and Alabama to the brink of yet another national championship.

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They'll relive the game for generations, these Cubs fans, talking about the magical night in Cleveland when the skies opened up and the curse of the Billy Goat was buried once and for all.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton had a surprise in store for a Seattle defense that thrives on harassing quarterbacks and physically intimidating receivers.