4:45 LRN Sportscast

The NFL Owners have agreed to the terms of a new collective bargainning agreement between the league and its players association. The players and their representatives will meet on a conference call tomorrow to discuss the proposed C-B-A and potentially finalize a new agreement. The players would see more revenues, but they might not go along with a 17-game regular season schedule, which the owners are seeking. Also, the playoff format would change, instead of 12 teams making the playoffs, it would go to 14, with only the team with the best record receiving a first round bye.

After a long layoff the Pelicans returned to the practice court today. Tomorrow New Orleans will visit the Portland Trail Blazers to begin a three-game west coast trip that also includes games versus the Warriors and Lakers. New Orleans is 5.5 games back from Memphis, who occupies the final playoff spot in the West. There are 27 games left in the season.

Georgia upset 13th ranked Auburn in SEC basketball action. That means, LSU, Auburn and Florida are tied for second place in the league, two games back of first place Kentucky. The Tigers are at South Carolina on Saturday.

Nicholls won its fourth straight game last night as the Colonels beat Northwestern State 73-69 in Natchitoches. Warith Alatishe had a double-double 16 points and 10 rebounds. McNeese’s losing streak has reached five in a row as the Cowboys fell to U-I-W 65-59.

Tulane snapped its nine-game losing streak by beating SMU 80-72 and ULM defeated Arkansas State 66-52. The Warhawks are 4-and-12 in the Sun Belt.

In college baseball, LSU made a bunch of mistakes and lost to Nicholls four to two. The Tigers made two errors in the field, walked eight hitters, hit three others and only had five hits. Tyler Theriot gave up one run in 5.1 innings in his best pitching performance in his Nicholls career.