Lagniappe Sports

LSU's Peterson jumps up 560 spots in World Golf Rankings

After a top-5 finish in the U.S. Open former LSU golfer John Peterson rocketed up 560 spots in the World Golf Rankings.

Webb Simpson wins U.S. Open

Young golfer Webb Simpson made a furious charge Sunday to win the U.S. Open, grabbing his fist major tournament victory.

LSU greats Toms, Peterson make history with U.S. Open Finish

Two LSU Tigers finished among the Top 10 of the leaderboard in a major championship for the first time in program history as LSU greats David Toms and John Peterson matched one another with 72-hole scores of 3-over par 283 in four days at The O

Southeaster pitcher named Stopper of the Year by NCBWA

Capping a phenomenal junior season, Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Stefan Lopez was named the Stopper of the Year Friday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Baton Rouge natives Davila and Johnson set for USA-MMA showdown

Two of the best fighters in Baton Rouge are set to duke it out at the River Center Saturday night. Broadmoor's Josh Davila and Glen Oak's  Dustin Johnson have known each other for a long time.

SLU's Hebert signs with pro contract with Mariners

Former Southeastern Louisiana second baseman Brock Hebert has signed a professional contract with the Seattle Mariners and is temporarily joining the Mariners’ rookie league team in Arizona.

UL Baseball: Harrison to Forego Senior Season, Signs With Rays on Monday

A name was added to the list of Ragin’ Cajuns baseball alums in professional baseball on Monday, as junior left-hander Jordan Harrison agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Rays.

24-year-old is just the second female jockey to ride in the Belmont Stakes

Spectators at Belmont Park will see history even before the big race ends Saturday.

Injury ends I'll Have Another's run for the Triple Crown

I'll Have Another's run for the Triple Crown is over. "I'm afraid history is going to have to wait for another day," horse owner Paul Reddam lamented Friday.

I'll Have Another tries for Triple Crown in Belmont Stakes

I’ll Have Another will go one more round Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park as he attempts to add the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes to his dramatic victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and end a record 3

Hornets win NBA draft lottery, will pick 1st and 10th

The New Orleans Hornets received the 1st and 10th overall selections in the upcoming NBA Draft, as determined by the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery held tonight.

Knoll embarks on final cross-country journey on foot

Former Marine Marathoner Tom Knoll is just underway with his journey across the county on foot. Monday the former marine marathoner made a stop in Baton Rouge.

Biking across America

A brother-sister combination rolled through the Baton Rouge area Monday on bikes. They're continuing their trip across the country for a good cause.

Lions' Hymel named Southland pitcher of the week

Southeastern Louisiana left-hander Jordan Hymel has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week, while UT Arlington right fielder Preston Beck has been named the Southland hitter of the week, the league office announced Sunday.

Former Lion Brandon Collins signs free agent deal with New York Giants

Former Southeastern Louisiana University football player Brandon Collins signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s New York Giants after working out with the defending Super Bowl champions during the team’s rookie minicamp this pa