Lagniappe Sports

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

Special Olympics torch run crosses through Bossier

Airman 1st Class Clayton Wilson leads the way down Texas Street with the Special Olympics torch for the Bossier leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday, May 11, in the morning.

NSU game vs. Louisiana Tech canceled due to fire

Northwestern State's baseball game against Louisiana Tech Wednesday night has been canceled due to a transformer fire behind the right field wall at Brown-Stroud Field.

Blind skydivers put their skills to the test

Sunday was a thrill of a lifetime for twenty students from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The high school students, both blind and visually impaired, jumped from a plane in San Marcos early Sunday morning.

IHRA's Nitro Jam brings speed, power to locals

The IHRA’s Mardi Gras Nitro Jam is back in the Baton Rouge area for the fourth consecutive year. A couple of world record holders will be in action to showcase their speed to the locals. Click on the video for the complete story.

Louisiana Tech moves to Conference USA in 2013

In a news conference on campus on Friday, Louisiana Tech University accepted an invitation to join Conference USA in all sports starting in July 2013.