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LSU interim head football coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he plans to run a more creative offense with Steve Ensminger as the new offensive coordinator.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva introduced Orgeron at a press conference Monday, one day after longtime coach Les Miles was fired following a 2-2 start. Alleva also fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who at $1.2 million was one of the highest paid assistants in college football.

--One day after being fired by LSU, Miles is thinking about finding his next head coaching job.

"I don't golf," Miles said Monday on Dan Patrick's radio show in his first public comments since his firing. "I play no tennis. I enjoy shooting the gun; I don't necessarily like to point it at animals. I play cards, not very well. But what I have done for probably 12 to 14 hours a day for the last number of years is coach football. So I would have a difficult time not being involved in the game and not being a coach."


Team Europe extended their unthinkable run at the World Cup of Hockey with a stunning 3-2 overtime win over favored Sweden on Sunday to earn a surprise berth in the best-of three final against hosts Canada. The ragtag group of players from eight different countries were the popular pick to finish last out of the eight teams but that did not keep them from pulling off the tournament's biggest upset over a Swedish team that won silver at the 2014 Olympics.


The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The team announced the deal is worth an average annual value of $6.125 million.


The 2016 Puerto Rico Tip-Off college basketball tournament is moving out of Puerto Rico due to concerns about the Zika virus, according to multiple reports.

The eight-team tournament will instead take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Tulane and Xavier will remain the participants in the event, which takes place Nov. 17-20.


Though he barely came up short in his bid to win the Tour Championship on Sunday, Ryan Moore received a nice consolation prize.

He was added to the United States Ryder Cup team Sunday night.

Making his final selection, U.S. captain David Love III chose Moore to join the other 11 players on his team for the matches that begin Friday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

"Ryan fits so well with what we have in place," Love said. "He's an easy-going, thoughtful guy, but don't be fooled, Ryan's a great match-play player with an incredible match-play record. He has guts and determination, and everyone saw that today. We are thrilled to have him with us."

Love's other captain's picks, announced prior to the Tour Championship, were Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar.

Wayne Nelson
Nelson is the sports editor of the Herald
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