Lagniappe Sports

Celebrations are underway ahead of the Kentucky Derby

Tens of thousands of people are pouring into Kentucky for this weekend's derby. Even though the "most exciting two minutes in sports" doesn't happen until Saturday afternoon, the stands are already full.

EX5 adds healthier option to sports drinks

An athlete’s vision and a scientist’s mind collided in the labs of South Louisiana producing one of the newest sports drink on the market.

Daredevils leap from top of Hawaii highrise

Would you jump off a 37 story building? Five men did just that on Friday the 13th in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Your dinner could help support the Red Stick Roller Derby

Some people like to go to the movies while others get a kick from bar hopping. These women enjoy skating in the every-growing sport that is spreading across the nation, roller derby.

Southeastern honors one of its legendary athletes

A special dedication ceremony will happen today, Thursday, April 19, in Hammond. One of Southeastern’s legendary athletes will be recognized.

Coast to Coast for a Cause

There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races.

Tom Benson sends out letter to Hornet's fans

Dear NOLA Sports Fans,

Will Tom Benson's purchase of the Hornets help rebuild the struggling team?

The New Orleans Hornets have new ownership tonight. This after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced he bought the Hornets franchise earlier today. Benson will reportedly pay $338-million for the team.

Zurich Classic returns for another year in Baton Rouge

For the forth straight year, Baton Rouge will experience the excitement of the PGA tour. The fourth annual Zurich classic Baton Rouge Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held at the University Club starting April 25, 2012.

RAT amateur skate competition adds BR to tour stop

Baton Rouge is starting to get a rep in the world of extreme sports thanks to the efforts by groups such as BREC as well as local businesses and enthusiasts. This weekend another mile stone for will be reached in the Capital City.

Hornets claim former LSU Tiger Chris Johnson off waivers

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have claimed former LSU Tiger Chris Johnson off of waivers. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. The 26-year old center was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on Mar. 15.

Hornet's agreement reached to extend lease through 2024

Governor Bobby Jindal and the New Orleans Hornets announced today, Friday, March 16, an agreement in principle that will keep the team in New Orleans through 2024, subject to the conclusion of the NBA’s sale of the team to a new owne

Newest extreme sport kicks off with demo tomorrow

The newest extreme sport is prime to take over as a new favorite in Louisiana. A special first-time demonstration will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, behind the BREC Skate Park on Perkins Road.

Skateboarders across the state unite to save Vinton skate park

The possible closure of a skate park in Vinton, La is uniting skateboarders into action all across the state. Here in Baton Rouge, a petition has been created and a plan to help is being formulated.

Ascension Parish breaks ground on a new skate park

Ascension Parish Officials broke ground on a new type of recreational facility in Gonzales.