Lagniappe Sports

Zurich Classic Capital One Bank Celebrity Shootout players announced

Recently signed New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey will make his public debut when sports and music stars will tee it up for their respective charities in the Capital One Bank Celebrity Shootout at 3 p.m.

SEC's Manziel, McCarron among Heisman hopefuls

Four quarterbacks and two running backs are among a record-tying six Heisman finalists.

Local basketball coach becomes entrepreneur

Brock Kantrow, a former college basketball coach, has created a new training tool called the Ball-Buddy.

Sports fans fall to their deaths at stadiums around the US

It happened again Sunday.

Tyrus Thomas Foundation, Chicken Shack feed 20 South BR families for Thanksgiving

The Tyrus Thomas foundation presents “Serving Up Thanks,” in partnership with Chicken Shack and representative Patricia smith of district 67.

NJ Governor gets Shaq-sized endorsement

Shaq publicly announced he’s supporting New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie. The former LSU and NBA star is featured in a new ad for Christie’s re-election campaign.

Grambling players end boycott, return to practice

Grambling players say they are ending their boycott after speaking with former coach Doug Williams, who advised them to, "Go out there and play football."

After Dodgers-Giants game, a death, an arrest and outrage

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a man who was apparently killed in an argument stemming from a long and intense West Coast baseball rivalry.

New Orleans Saints players team up with United Way to rebuild homes

On Sunday, September 22, New Orleans Saint Roman Harper and teammates Lance Moore, Jahri Evans and Malcolm Jenkins, hosted a private team dinner along with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana at Eiffel Society to announce to their families, c

Tickets for Pelicans vs. Miami Heat preseason match-up go on sale Thursday

Tickets for the Pelicans’ preseason match-up against the Miami Heat on Oct. 23 will go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets for the game at Pelicans.com or by calling 504-525-HOOP.

Doug Williams out as Grambling football head coach

Doug Williams is no longer the head football coach at Grambling State University. GSU officials say Williams was "released" from his contract agreement, effective immediately.

Colts cut rookie who was arrested over Labor Day weekend

The Indianapolis Colts released rookie John Boyett, who was arrested early Monday morning following an altercation involving police officers at a downtown bar.

Baton Rouge powerlifter brings home the silver

A silver medal was gained by a Baton Rouge powerlifter who showed her skills at a world competition.

Fantasy football is big business

You may think fantasy football is good for sparking trash talk with co-workers, but for a growing number of companies, it's also good business. Really good business. Fantasy has become reality for millions of sports fans.

NFL and ex-players reach 'historic' deal in concussion lawsuit

The National Football League has reached a "historic" settlement with thousands of retired players who accused the league of deliberately concealing the dangers of head trauma, the case's mediator said Thursday.