Lagniappe Sports

Louisiana teen removed from life support after injury on high school football field

After three days in intensive care, a family had to make the painful decision to remove their 17-year-old from life support.

Funeral held for soccer referee killed by player's punch; charges filed against teen

A seventeen year old accused of punching a soccer referee, causing his death, was charged with homicide by assault, a third-degree felony, in juvenile court Wednesday.

Carrie Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' opening theme on NBC

NBC selected six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, to perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No.

Referee dies a week after being knocked unconscious by angry player

The daughter of a soccer referee who died Saturday a week after being punched in the head by an angry player during a match said her whole family is hurting in the wake of his tragic death.

Coming out could boost Jason Collins' endorsements

For years, the assumption in locker rooms and along Madison Avenue has been that an openly gay athlete could kiss his endorsement deals good bye.

NBA player reveals he is gay, first openly gay athlete in major American sports

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

Study finds criminal record not too harmful to NFL hopefuls

With not one, but two arrests under their belt for this week, some of LSU’s top football players have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Pelicans officially replace Hornets as Louisiana's NBA team

It's a new day for professional basketball in Louisiana as the New Orleans Pelicans become our official NBA team.

Baton Rouge marathoner shares Boston Marathon experience

Members of the Varsity Sports/Run Louisiana team who competed in Monday’s Boston Marathon returned home to Baton Rouge Tuesday. Many of them like Erin Oswalt finished the 26.2 mile race before the explosions went off.

Tianlang Guan, 14 year-old Masters phenom, will play in 2013 Zurich Classic

Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, announced today that Tianlang Guan, the youngest player ever to compete in the Masters Tournament, will tee it up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans April 25-28, 2013.

14-year-old Masters phenom has New Orleans connection

Tiger Woods is the biggest name in golf, but at this year's Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Woods is giving up a lot of the spotlight, along with other top golfers, to a 14-year-old from China.

Axiall, others tee off for American Cancer Society

One of the biggest cancer fundraisers in Iberville Parish was held Monday at the Island Country Club in Plaquemine. Axiall, a chemical company, held its 9th annual golf tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Southern Survival Sprint to test racers with tough challenge

Are you looking for an adventure? Or a tough challenge? The first annual Southern Survival Sprint is less than a month away.

'Biggest Loser' trainer: Dumbbells and diets don't get you in shape

You probably know him best from season 11 of "The Biggest Loser." But trainer Brett Hoebel is more than just a temporary Jillian Michaels replacement.

Keeping the world's Kevin Wares injury-free

It didn't surprise many sports medicine experts when Louisville basketball guard Kevin Ware sustained a horrific leg injury during an Elite Eight game.