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Broadcast Highlights for Saturday, April 25

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon Georgia at Auburn SEC 1 p.m. Texas A&M at LSU ESPN 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty CST 4 p.m. Texas at TCU FSNO+ 6 p.m. Florida St. at Miami ESPNU 7 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss SEC 9 p.m. UCLA at Stanford… Continue reading →

Lafayette native Smith makes cut

Daniel Berger chips onto the green of the second hole during the second round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AVONDALE — A magical week continues for Lafayette native Michael Smith, who assured himself of his first paycheck on the PGA Tour with a 4-under 68 in the second round of the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. The 29-year-old Smith stands at 6-under 138 after an opening-round 70, two shots… Continue reading →

Play suspended because of pending bad weather at the Zurich Classic, to resume on Saturday

Second-round play at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was called off Friday at 4:30 p.m. because of a threat of severe weather, PGA Tour officials said. A tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the River Parishes area just west of the TPC Louisiana layout in Avondale, causing the immediate evacuation of the… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic Quick Glance

At a glance A quick look at Thursday’s first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the 7,425-yard, par-72 TPC Louisiana in Avondale: 2Play was suspended at 7:33 p.m. with 12 players on the course as a result of a 78-minute rain delay in the… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Friday, April 24

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC 6:30 p.m. New Mexico St. at Wichita St. CST 6:30 p.m. Texas at TCU FSNO+ COLLEGE SPORTS 9 p.m. SEC Now SEC COLLEGE LACROSSE 4:30 p.m. ACC tournament ESPNU 7 p.m. Syracuse vs. N. Carolina ESPNU MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 9 p.m. Rangers at Angels FSNO NBA PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Rockets… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Billy Horschel, former Zurich Classic winner, is a hard worker, a giving golfer, and easy to pull for

Associated Press file photo by JOHN BAZEMORE -- Bily Horschel hits from the tee on the third hole during first round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Atlanta.

Buddy Alexander had only one last piece of a scholarship to give when he went to the Florida state golf championships in 2004. The former LSU and then-Florida men’s golf coach was going to offer the scholarship money to one of two players. One player had the better swing. The other was Billy Horschel.… Continue reading →

Hoolahan to receive Dave Dixon award

NATCHITOCHES — Paul Hoolahan, whose shrewd leadership over 19 years has helped keep the Allstate Sugar Bowl among college football’s elite postseason contests, is the 2015 recipient of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The honor was jointly announced Wednesday by Hall of Fame chairman Doug Ireland… Continue reading →

Thursday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 4 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Paul Mainieri -- FSNO 5 p.m. -- Inside SLU-Matt Riser -- CST 6 p.m. -- Georgia at Auburn -- SEC 6:30 p.m. -- Texas A&M at LSU -- ESPN2 COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. -- Tennessee at Alabama -- ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS 5:30 p.m. -- Southeastern Report… Continue reading →

Wednesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 8:30 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Paul Mainieri -- CST 10 p.m. -- Roger Cador Show -- CST COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. -- Virginia at Liberty (DH) -- CST 3 p.m. -- CS-Fullerton at L.B. State -- ESPNU 3:30 p.m. -- Inside… Continue reading →

Former LSU stars head BR Pro Am at University Club

John Peterson hits out of a bunker onto the seventh green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

After practice rounds Tuesday, participants in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will have a chance to get in a leisurely round of golf Wednesday before the start of the $6.9 million PGA Tour event on Thursday. Two pro-ams are scheduled to wrap up the pre-tournament festivities Wednesday with the Classic Pro-Am at TPC Louisiana, the tournament site in… Continue reading →

2015 NFL schedule highlights: Patriots open vs. Steelers in Thursday night showcase; conference title-game rematches set for Week 2 and Week 6

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix. Brady was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLIX, where the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, John Samora)

NEW YORK — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10 with a game matching quarterbacks with six Super Bowl rings and… Continue reading →

Thursday and Friday pairings for the Zurich Classic

Dustin Johnson holds up his ball after a birdie on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Here are the first- and second-round pairings for the Zurich Classic, set to begin Thursday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale: Thursday, Friday No. 1, No. 10 7:00 a.m., Noon: Jason Gore, Andrew Svoboda, Brian Stuard 7:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m.: Will MacKenzie, Ricky Barnes, Alex Prugh… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- UL-Lafayette at SLU -- CST 6 p.m. -- Clemson at Georgia -- SEC COLLEGE SOFTBALL 3 p.m. -- Hampton at Liberty -- CST COLLEGE SPORTS 5 p.m. -- Signing Day special -- ESPNU MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8:30 p.m. -- Rangers at Diamondbacks -- FSNO NBA PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. -- Celtics at Cavaliers --… Continue reading →

Dedication to Zurich Classic and New Orleans is ‘very good feeling’ for Zurich Insurance Group CEO Martin Senn

The Sugar Bowl had to be played in Atlanta. The New Orleans Saints moved their home games to Tiger Stadium and San Antonio. Within the first eight months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Zurich Classic golf tournament stood alone among the city’s major annual sporting events as being able to return. The tournament moved in April… Continue reading →

New City Park golf course hopes to attract more championship events

On Thursday morning, the annual Zurich Classic of New Orleans tees off at TPC of Louisiana in Avondale, bringing together many of the world’s top golfers, including defending champion Seung-Yul Noh, in pursuit of $6.9 million in prize money. Meantime, construction continues on a new $25 million golf facility among the majestic oaks in historic City… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic at a glance

FACTS & FIGURES When: Monday-Sunday Where: TPC Louisiana, Avondale Par: 36-36—72 (7,399 yards) Field: 156 players Format: 72 holes (stroke play) Cut: After 36 holes, the low 70 scores and ties advance to the final two rounds… Continue reading →

Bulls, Wizards, Rockets win first-round playoff games

Associated Press photo by Nam Y. HuhChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series Saturday in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Rose was at his fearless best, driving hard to the rim in the early going, and mixed in… Continue reading →

Sunday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon -- Alabama at Missouri -- SEC 2 p.m. -- Florida at Miss. State -- ESPNU 3 p.m. -- Arkansas at Texas A&M -- SEC COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon -- Florida at Georgia -- ESPNU Noon -- C. Carolina at Liberty -- CST 2 p.m. -- Oregon at Stanford -- ESPN 6 p.m.… Continue reading →

Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose top entry list for next week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Jason Day (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Looking for a favorite in next week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans? You’ll have plenty to choose from. The tournament released its final field of 156 players Friday for the tournament, which runs Thursday through April 26 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The field includes nine former Zurich Classic champions, eight major championship winners and three… Continue reading →

Saturday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m., Tennessee at Kentucky, SEC Noon, Vanderbilt at S. Carolina, ESPN2 2 p.m., Florida at Miss. State, SEC 4 p.m., Santa Clara at TCU, FSNO 7 p.m., Alabama at Missouri, SEC 7:30 p.m., Arkansas at Texas A&M, ESPNU COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11:30 a.m., Notre Dame spring game, NBCSP 5 p.m., Alabama spring… Continue reading →

Carlese Franklin displays all-around ability for VooDoo

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Mount Carmel pitcher Shelby Wickersham will be a key figure as the Cubs go into the state softball playoffs as a No. 2 seed in Class 5A.

Former McNeese State standout Carlese Franklin is coming off a Saturday night performance that mirrored Arena Football League ironmen of the past. During a 47-42 loss to Orlando, Franklin caught nine passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns. He also played defensive back, helping the New Orleans VooDoo curtail quarterback Randy Hippeard. Also on defense, he stepped in at… Continue reading →

Friday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Vanderbilt at S. Carolina -- SEC 6 p.m. -- St. John’s at Creighton -- FS1 7 p.m. -- G. Canyon at N.M. State -- FSNO+ COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Baylor at Oklahoma -- FSNO 7:30 p.m. -- Alabama at Auburn -- ESPNU COLLEGE LACROSSE 5 p.m.… Continue reading →

‘Run Through History’ set for Sunday

There’s no question that New Orleans is a unique place. The people, the food, and the music are just a few things that are very much different here than in the rest of the nation. Even many of the road races are different, and the local “Run Through History” fits the bill. The run is touted… Continue reading →

Marucci Sports makes splashy hire with addition of Chuck Schupp

Marucci Sports, the Baton Rouge-based bat maker, announced a big-name acquisition Thursday that it hopes will help it bring more major league big names around to its growing brand. The company held a teleconference to announce the hiring of Chuck Schupp as its head of big league player relations. He was joined on the teleconference by Toronto Blue… Continue reading →

Thursday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE BASEBALL 4 p.m., Inside LSU-Paul Mainieri, FSNO 4:30 p.m., Roger Cador Show, CST 5 p.m., Inside SLU-Matt Riser, CST 6 p.m., Tennessee at Kentucky, SEC 6:30 p.m., Vanderbilt at S. Carolina, ESPNU COLLEGE FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m., Spring Blitz, ESPNU COLLEGE SOFTBALL 8 p.m., Baylor at Oklahoma, ESPN2 COLLEGE SPORTS 5:30 p.m., Southeastern Report,… Continue reading →

The Zurich Classic builds up a strong field

Justin Rose, of England, reacts after missing a putt on the 16th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

With exactly one week to go before the first tee shot, the Fore!Kids Foundation is putting the finishing touches on the 156-man field that will participate in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. While the deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Friday, tournament officials have commitments from three of the world’s top 10 players, nine former major… Continue reading →

Floyd Mayweather: Fans will have to decide if fight worth $99.95

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to fight Marcos Maidana in a welterweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. said fans will have to decide for themselves whether it’s worth $99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. Personally, though, he said the richest fight in boxing history will be must-see TV. “From the matchup, it seems like an exciting fight,” Mayweather said… Continue reading →

Wednesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA 6 p.m. -- Hornets at Raptors -- ESPN 7 p.m. -- Spurs at Pelicans -- FSNO 8:30 p.m. -- Pacers at Grizzlies -- ESPN COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Louisiana Baseball Show -- CST 9 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Paul Mainieri -- CST COLLEGE SOFTBALL 3:30 p.m. -- Inside LSU-Beth Torina --… Continue reading →

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, former Abramson High School player Ike Taylor retires from NFL

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor sits on the bench during the first half of the NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Pittsburgh. Taylor announced his retirement Tuesday, April 14, 2015, ending a 12-year career in which he helped lead the Steelers to two Super Bowl victories.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Cornerback Ike Taylor kept beating the odds in his 12-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and fellow New Orleans native Ryan Clark insisted Tuesday the Crescent City heritage played a huge role in Taylor’s success. Taylor, a graduate of Abramson High School who attended Louisiana-Lafayette, announced his retirement Tuesday in a story on the Steelers’ website.… Continue reading →

Steve Stricker commits to play in the Zurich Classic

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo shows Steve Stricker readies a drive during a pro-am round at the Tournament of Champions PGA Tour golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii. Stricker finished the year with just over $4.4 million, the third-highest total

After making his return to competitive golf over the weekend at the Masters, Steve Stricker committed to play in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans next week. Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy announced Monday that Stricker, who tied for 28th in the Masters in his first start since back surgery last fall, will participate in the Zurich… Continue reading →

Top prospect Kris Bryant stays ‘in the moment’

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Kris Bryant of the Iowa Cubs bats in the top of the third inning against the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday at Zephyr Field. Bryant, considered the top prospect in baseball, batted .425 and had nine homers, three doubles and 15 RBIs in spring training. He is expected to be called up to the majors late this week or early next week when  his Super Two status deadline passes.

Kris Bryant had the look of a man not worrying over that which he has no control. A week ago, when the Chicago Cubs sent him to Triple-A Iowa in an anticipated move, Bryant said he was displeased. He said he’s over it now. “I don’t think about the future, I don’t think about the past,” said Bryant,… Continue reading →