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Broadcast highlights for Saturday, July 4

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon Rays at Yankees FS1 6 p.m. Mets at Dodgers Fox 8 p.m. Angels at Rangers FSNO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. Iowa at Zephyrs CST BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. FIBA U19 semifinal ESPNU 8 p.m. World University Games ESPNU U.S. women vs. Italy 6:30 a.m. World University Games ESPNU U.S. men vs. Brazil (Sun.) CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE 6 a.m. Stage 1 NBCSP 6 a.m. Stage 2 (Sun.) NBCSP GOLF 7 a.m. Open de France Golf… Continue reading →

Thursday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m., Marlins at Cubs, ESPN2 5 p.m., Giants at Nationals, ESPN 7 p.m., Angels at Rangers, FSNO 9 p.m., Mets at Dodgers, ESPN BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m., FIBA U19 quarterfinal, ESPNU 10 p.m., World University Games, U.S. vs. Turkey, ESPNU CYCLING 6 a.m. Saturday, Tour… Continue reading →

Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon for fourth straight year

Dustin Brown of Germany, left, shakes hands at the net with Rafael Nadal of Spain, after defeating him during the singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England… Continue reading →

Lorraine Rizzuto, 79, earns Humana Game Changer Award

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Lorraine Rizzuto practices with her team, the Silver Slammers, at Harahan Gym in Harahan on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

When most people think of basketball players, they think of lanky young athletes slashing through defenders for easy layups. They think of burly 7-footers powering through the paint for thunderous dunks. What they probably don’t think of are 79-year-old women who stand a comparatively diminutive 5-foot-3. But Lorraine Rizzuto is making people pay attention to not… Continue reading →

Williams sisters nearing Wimbledon showdown

Associated Press photo by Pavel GolovkinVenus Williams returns a shot to Yulia Putintseva during their singles match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

LONDON — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35, 21 years removed from her first professional tournament, Williams still possesses a dangerous serve, along with the muscle memory that comes with seven… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Thursday, July 2

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. Rangers at Orioles FSNO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Zephyrs at Ohama CST COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. Home Run Derby-Omaha ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS All Day Florida’s Day SEC 9:30 p.m. NCAA Champions recap ESPNU NBA 6 p.m. Free Agency special ESPN2 CFL 7:30 p.m. Hamilton at Winnipeg ESPN2 NFL 4:30 p.m. Texans Huddle… Continue reading →

Wednesday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Rangers at Orioles, FSNO 6 p.m., Yankees at Angels, ESPN NBA 6 p.m., Free Agency special, ESPN2 GOLF 1 p.m., PGA Pro Nationals, Golf 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Open de France, Golf HORSE RACING Noon, Starting Gate, TVG 2 p.m.,… Continue reading →

Carter Toms following in footsteps of famous dad David Toms

ST. FRANCISVILLE — Carter Toms’ golf swing is his own, but it’s hard not to glimpse his famous father even when sitting down for a quick chat during a rain delay at the AJGA St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior tournament. The voice has a familiar tone. There was a self-deprecating apology for a… Continue reading →

Star goalkeepers Hope Solo and Nadine Angerer in the spotlight as U.S., Germany clash in Women’s World Cup semifinals

U.S. keeper Hope Solo covers the ball after making a save against China during the second half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense Tuesday for their teams, with each seeking a spot in the final. Historically, when… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Rangers at Orioles -- FSNO 6 p.m. -- Cubs at Mets -- ESPN wnba 7 p.m. -- New York at Chicago -- ESPN2 BOXING 7 p.m. -- Fight Night -- FS1 -- Parker vs. Shabransky GOLF 2:30 p.m. -- PGA Pro Nationals… Continue reading →

Late surge lifts Triston Elston to title at BR Open

Patient play along with a dash of scrambling turned into a winning combination for Triston Elston at Santa Maria golf course Sunday. Elston overtook first-round leader Greg Berthelot on the final three holes, and turned in a two-day total of 4-under par 140 to win the Baton Rouge Open. Elston birdied the 16th hole to tie… Continue reading →

The Advocate wins three major LSWA awards

NATCHITOCHES — The Advocate sports department swept the three major awards handed out for newspapers with a circulation of 40,000 and up Sunday at the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s annual awards brunch. The Advocate was judged best section for 2014 in Class I, which is for newspapers with a circulation of at least 40,000. Papers… Continue reading →

Rea: U.S. women should be confident heading into Women’s World Cup semifinal showdown with Germany

China's Pang Fengyue (3) chases United States' Carli Lloyd (10) during the second half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Reading Team USA’s match reports from this Women’s World Cup is like being in “Groundhog Day.” Friday’s victory over China was a rehash of the same thing I’ve seen for three weeks now. Many experts are concerned that, even though the U.S. team is winning, it has a misfiring offense. Has it mattered? Not a bit. The… Continue reading →

Journey leads to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame for prolific 2015 class

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame photo by MATTHEW BONNETTE -- The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductees stand during the Walk of Legends on Saturday night in Natchitoches.

NATCHITOCHES — It was all about the journey for football players Kevin Faulk and Leonard Smith. Softball coach Yvette Girouard chronicled her memories, and so did basketball player Avery Johnson. The foursome with different kinds of Baton Rouge ties completed another milestone stop Saturday night with their induction to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.… Continue reading →

Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

Associated Press photo by Michel EulerSerena Williams holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic earlier this month.

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice. Williams prefers to downplay her chances of becoming the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four major tournaments — Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open — in the same season.… Continue reading →

St. Aug’s Avery Johnson, Otis Washington lead the way for New Orleans at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame photo by MATTHEW BONNETTE -- The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductees stand during the Walk of Legends on Saturday night in Natchitoches.

NATCHITOCHES — Their approaches to being inducted to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame couldn’t have been more different. But the St. Augustine High School duo of football coach Otis Washington and basketball standout Avery Johnson each were scene-stealers in his own way. Johnson kept the crowd in stitches, laughing as he told the… Continue reading →

Greg Berthelot leads Baton Rouge Open golf tournament

Threatening weather conditions never quite delivered a knockout punch Saturday, and former Catholic High School golfer Greg Berthelot made the most of it. Berthelot, a former Louisiana Golf Association state amateur champion, carded six birdies to offset a double bogey. His 4-under par round of 68 at Santa Maria golf course has him atop… Continue reading →

WR Charles McClain a playmaker for VooDoo

Charles McClain is short, but not on talent. The New Orleans VooDoo receiver has made an impact on offense during his first two games of the season, catching 15 passes for 217 yards and five touchdowns. This effort includes a 26-yard score during the final minute of a June 12 home loss to the Cleveland Gladiators.… Continue reading →

Wendell Akins to defend title in BR Open

Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWERWendell Akins finished tied for second at the BREC Players Championship.

Defending champion Wendell Akins leads a contingent of local golfers in pursuit of the Baton Rouge Open golf championship beginning Saturday at Santa Maria golf course, the tournament’s customary home. The 36-hole event is open to amateurs and professionals, and is known to feature top local players of all ages. Action begins at 7 a.m. with… Continue reading →

Bobby Dower and Glenn Quebedeaux are LSWA’s Distinguished Service Award winners for 2015

NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana Sports Writers Association will honor two of its longtime members and leaders Saturday when the organization inducts its 2015 class into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Bobby Dower and Glenn Quebedeaux will receive the Distinguished Service Award and be inducted with eight of the state’s all-time sports greats during… Continue reading →

Warren Sapp charged with domestic battery

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Warren Sapp tries to get the crowd going in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers'  in Tampa, Fla. Sapp was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in February and was enshrined in Canton on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas have charged Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada. The criminal complaint filed Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Sapp with three domestic battery… Continue reading →

Cubs’ Addison Russell making smooth transition to second base

Cubs second baseman Addison Russell doubles off Twins base runner Joe Mauer in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Richard Marshall)

CHICAGO — Addison Russell started on the bag, then then moved behind the base and finally ended up in front for a couple more throws. Then it was his turn to feed Starlin Castro, and he gracefully fielded each grounder before making an assortment of flips to the shortstop coming across second. Each nimble step… Continue reading →

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 reflects on their hard work and what it took to get them there

NATCHITOCHES — Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame chairman Doug Ireland dubbed the 2015 inductees a “blue-collar group.” Appropriately, the inductees got right to work by recounting stories and expressing their thanks during a news conference Thursday at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame museum. Former St. Augustine coach Otis Washington went first. He recalled… Continue reading →

Rea: While U.S. hasn’t dazzled, it’s taking care of business

United States' Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball against Colombia during first half FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer action in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Monday, June 22, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

REA’S WAY Stephen Rea is the author of “Finn McCool’s Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead,” a book about a pub soccer team and Hurricane Katrina centered around a Mid-City Irish bar. He is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, but has… Continue reading →


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named LSU softball coach Beth Torina and her assistants Howard Dobson and Lindsay Leftwich, volunteer assistant coach Kara Dill and student coach Tammy Wray as the Division I South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The group was… Continue reading →

Source: Kevin Love opts out of contract with Cavaliers

FILE - In this April 23, 2105, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love has watched the Cavaliers reach the finals without him, and with his future uncertain because of free agency, the power forward must soon decide whether to stay in Cleveland or start over elsewhere. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love is about to find out how much the league values him, and how much the Cavaliers want him. The power forward opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent on July 1, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Love, who… Continue reading →

Paul Hoolahan still ‘meeting that standard’

Don McCauley put it succinctly: “Paul inspires people through his leadership. He’s a natural leader, and he always has been.’’ He was discussing Paul Hoolahan, his old teammate at North Carolina and the guard he often followed into the line more than four decades ago. “Paul would just give a look in the huddle that said,… Continue reading →

Pro golfers use First Tee event to teach youngsters about the game, life lessons

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- From left, pro golfers Clay Myers and Shep Archie describe how to hit a golf ball to Amos Liles, 9, and Jameson Young, 9, as The First Tee organizes stars from the Golf Channel  put on an exhibition for Tulane camp attendees Tuesday.

Professional golfers are used to delays and postponements because of weather, so when a pop-up thunderstorm rolled over Tulane on Tuesday, the four visiting stars from the Golf Channel who were set to do an exhibition for a group of young summer campers, just rolled with it. Christian Heavens, Clay Myers and Wesley Yates, all from the… Continue reading →

Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday out for U.S. in World Cup quarterfinals

Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via APColombia's Angela Clavijo stretches for the ball in front of United States' Lauren Holiday  during first half of Monday's match.

EDMONTON, Alberta — The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two key contributors. Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe won’t be able to play because of accumulated yellow cards. Both received their second yellows in… Continue reading →

Tom Brady’s appeal hearing lasts over 10 hours

Associated Press photo by Mark LennihanNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing Tuesday at NFL headquarters in New Yor. Brady and representatives from the players' union met with Commissioner Roger Goodell as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

NEW YORK — After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over Indianapolis. He arrived… Continue reading →

Virginia’s 3-0 win over Vandy forces Game 3

Associated Press photo by Ted KirkVirginia pitcher Adam Haseley throws a pitch against Vanderbilt during  Game 2 of the best-of-three College World Series finals Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

Big performances from a couple of unlikely sources and another shutdown relief performance from an old reliable allowed Virginia to force a winner-take-all game in the College World Series. Surprise starter Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined on the shutout, senior utility man Thomas Woodruff drove in two runs, and the… Continue reading →

Nothing ordinary about former ULM coach Pat Collins

Pat Collins, former Northeast Louisiana football coach

It was Shreveport, probably 1956, maybe ’57, but Pat Collins remembers the moment specifically. Collins was a 10th-grader living in the blue-collar neighborhoods of West End. His father, Jack Henry Collins, a railroad man, opened the ice box and pulled out a quart of milk before bed. He looked his 5-foot-9, 135-pound son straight in the… Continue reading →

MILWAUKEE — The late Darryl Hamilton was remembered with a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s game between two of his former teams, the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Police on Monday said the 50-year-old Hamilton, a Baton Rouge native, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home. An initial investigation determined Hamilton was shot several times and that a woman in the home died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The former center fielder had worked for the MLB Network since 2013. Hamilton’s 13-year major league career began in 1988 in Milwaukee, where he played all or parts of seven seasons. His career ended with the Mets in 2001. He was a member of the Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series. “Major League Baseball has lost a true talent, and the Brewers have lost a true friend,” the Miller Park public address announcer said before the crowd fell silent. Hamilton filled in as an analyst on Brewers radio broadcasts in 2014. He worked a few broadcasts with Craig Counsell, who replaced Ron Roenicke as Milwaukee’s manager in May. “The thing I remember is he was a pretty good player and he had a smile on his face every time he was on the field,” Counsell said. “He was always happy to be at the ballpark and in a good mood.”

Members of the San Francisco Giants and fans at AT&T Park stand in a moment of silence for Darryl Hamilton before the start of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in San Francisco. Hamilton, who played for the Giants in 1997 and 1998, was found dead in his Texas home on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

MILWAUKEE — The late Darryl Hamilton was remembered with a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s game between two of his former teams, the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Police on Monday said the 50-year-old Hamilton, a Baton Rouge native, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home. An initial investigation determined… Continue reading →

Rabalais: U.S. Open straying from its identity

Jordan Spieth holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Notes on a golf scorecard about, well, golf … … Lots of mixed feelings about the U.S. Open just contested for the first time at Chambers Bay in Washington. It certainly was compelling theater, with the lead jockeying back and forth over the final few holes between eventual champion Jordan Spieth and contenders Dustin Johnson, Louis… Continue reading →

Vanderbilt beats Virginia 5-1 in Game 1 of CWS finals

Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson celebrates while scoring on a Bryan Reynolds single against Virginia during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. — Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey’s two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and defending national champion Vanderbilt opened the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory over Virginia on Monday night. The Commodores (51-19) need one more win, Tuesday or Wednesday, to become… Continue reading →