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Broadcast highlights for Wednesday, July 29

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Yankees at Rangers FSNO Also: 7 p.m., ESPN YOUTH BASEBALL Noon Dizzy Dean Tournament CST Also: 2 p.m., CST COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. SEC Now SEC 8 p.m. Tigers Roar Pelican OUTDOORS 9 p.m. Paradise Louisiana Cox4 SOCCER 8 p.m. MLS Stars vs. Tottenham FS1 SPECIAL OLYMPICS 6 p.m. World Games update ESPN All times furnished by and subject to change by networks.… Continue reading →

Fun & Fitness Calendar

BREC UPPER DECK BATTING CAGES: Open daily, BREC Milton Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rsmith@brec.org.… Continue reading →

Weekly Wrapup: Helmke wins Dumas golf tourney

Jared Helmke fired a 68 and won a playoff over Ed Mitchell to win the championship flight of the Dumas British Open played Saturday at Dumas Golf Club in Baker. The format was individual stroke play. Brad Smith (76) finished third in the championship flight, followed by Robbie White (74). Todd Bowen… Continue reading →

Amanda Rothrock wins Baton Rouge Women’s Amateur golf tournament

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Event winner Amanda Rothrock chips onto the green on the ninth hole Sunday in the BREC Women's Amateur championship at Webb Park.

Amanda Rothrock put together an even-par back nine Sunday as she held her round together and cruised to the win at the Baton Rouge Women’s Amateur golf championship. Rothrock began her day on shaky ground. A financial advisor, she bogeyed three of the first five holes before shooting 3-over par 39 on the front nine at… Continue reading →

Pedro Martinez honors his Dominican heritage as he, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio enter baseball’s Hall of Fame together

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez, left, holds the flag of the Dominican Republic with countryman and fellow Hall of Famer Juan Marichal during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker: Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more time with at least 40,000… Continue reading →

Mexico surges past Jamaica in Gold Cup final

Associated Press photo by Michael PerezMexico's Andres Guardado and Jamaica's Adrian Mariappa battle for the ball during the first half of the Gold Cup championship match Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA — Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too. Mexico ensured the final wouldn’t come down to any calls in the final minutes with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica for the CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday. Guardado had his fourth goal… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Monday, July 27

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Yankees at Rangers ESPN Also: 7 p.m., FSNO YOUTH BASEBALL Noon Dizzy Dean tournament CST Also: 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., CST All times furnished by and subject to change by networks.… Continue reading →

Gold Cup: Panama nips U.S. 3-2 for third place

Associated Press photo MATT ROURKE -- Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia pumps his fist after blocking a shot by the United States' Michael Bradley during a penalty kick shootout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place match Saturday in Chester, Pa. Panama won 3-2.

CHESTER, Pa. — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in a shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra time ended with the score 1-1. Mejia saved… Continue reading →

New York Times article reveals indepth 2012 correspondence between key individuals that almost had Alabama coach Nick Saban take job at University of Texas

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- Alabama coach Nick Saban

A New York Times article delves deeper into the prospect of how Alabama coach Nick Saban had showed interest in coaching at the University of Texas. The end result, of course, was that Alabama gave Saban a new contract, but the article goes into more detail on how communications bounced between agents, team owners and college representatives. The Texas football… Continue reading →

BREC trying to build up women’s city amateur golf championship

Women golfers in the Baton Rouge area have seen opportunities for their own city amateur championship come and go in recent years, but BREC is trying to fill that void beginning this weekend. Webb Memorial golf course will host the Baton Rouge Women’s Amateur Championship with tee times starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. A field of 20… Continue reading →

T-Bob Hebert, Kristian Garic radio show moving to 8 p.m.

When the New Orleans Saints begin training camp next week, WWL Radio will be kicking off the new Hebert era in its sports coverage. Coinciding with the station’s coverage of Saints training camp in West Virginia, WWL will unveil a new program featuring T-Bob Hebert and Kristian Garic that will air from 8 p.m.-midnight on weeknights, beginning… Continue reading →

U.S. looks for positive spin after Gold Cup loss

United States John Brooks reacts after missing a scoring opportunity during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer semifinal against Jamaica on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Jamaica won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men’s soccer history. Sure, the coach was disappointed that his team won’t be heading to the Gold Cup final Sunday, having been upended by an island nation of 2.9… Continue reading →

Spurs sign Jimmer Fredette

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Pelicans guard Jimmer Fredette (32) hits a three pointer as Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) during play at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs signed guard Jimmer Fredette. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed Wednesday. The former BYU player spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points, 1.4 assists and 10.2 minutes. He has career averages of 6.1 points and 1.4 assists in 229 games in four seasons with Sacramento,… Continue reading →

Rea: Americans’ talent should push them past Jamaicans

Associate Press photo by Charles KrupaAmerican Clint Dempsey, left, is knocked off the ball by Haiti's Wilde Donald Guerrier during a CONCACAF Gold Cup game July 10 in Foxborough, Mass.

A common opinion is that there are no longer any easy games in international soccer. Except maybe playing Cuba at home. That did seem pretty easy. Saturday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal effectively ended as a contest less than 200 seconds after kickoff with Clint Dempsey’s opening goal of his hat trick. From then, it was always… Continue reading →

Coaches receive National Federation of State High School Association awards

Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Jimmy Bible, Brusly wrestling coach

Six coaches from the Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas were part of a group that received statewide coaching honors in their respective sports from the National Federation of State High School Associations. The awards were presented during the Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s general business meeting Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza. The business meeting helped open the… Continue reading →

Aaron Nola takes tough loss in major league debut

Associated Press photo by Chris Szagola -- Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola, a former LSU star, struck out six and allowed one run on five hits and a walk in six innings in his major league debut against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola did almost everything right in his major league debut. Surprisingly, the opposing pitcher gave him trouble. Nola, a former LSU and Catholic High star, gave up a home run to Rays starter Nathan Karns for what turned out to be the lone run in Tampa Bay’s 1-0 victory over… Continue reading →

Redbirds 9, Zephyrs 0

Memphis put New Orleans away early, scoring seven runs on one hit in the fourth inning against Andre Rienzo on Tuesday at Zephyr Field, and the Zephyrs lost their sixth consecutive game. The Zephyrs (42-54) also lost their ninth consecutive home game, matching the cclub record set from April 15-May 5, 1995. New Orleans has lost eight of its… Continue reading →

Zach Johnson conquers British Open in three-way playoff

Associated Press photo by Jon Super -- Zach Johnson celebrates with the gallery as he holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open in a playoff Monday at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth’s spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa. Not with a Claret Jug to go with that Green Jacket. Johnson captured his second major — this one at the home… Continue reading →

Lowe: Numbers encouraging at Junior Golf Championships

Well, I’ve seen all the pictures and results on Facebook about the capacity problems and power issues one house had in Chicago last week for the Junior Gold Championships. It’s an issue the United States Bowling Congress will have to work on as it looks forward to 2016 and Indianapolis. But when 3,100… Continue reading →

Bowling honor roll

For July 3-16 House leaders Men All-Star Lanes Tyler Wright768 (286) Craig Santangelo760 (277) Eric White749 (269), 712 Richard Frierson744 (279) Richard Harris708 (257) Brett Vann701 (255) Curtis Laird698 (277) Coleman Eaton694 (279) Darrin Thomas693 (245) Nick Falcon683 (268) Robert Auzenne681 (253) Mike Daniels680 (235) Randy Summers678 (246) Ben Abramsky678 (232)… Continue reading →

Weekly wrapup: Jeff Powell doubles up at Pelican Point

Jeff Powell won the individual title and captured the team title with Sam Lavigne at the MGA Chicago Points golf event at Pelican Point. In the individual standings, Ricky Carter was second; Lavinge finished third; and Tony Frederic and Steve Martin tied for fourth. Martin and Carter finished second in the team division, while Hubby Lavigne and Keith Albert… Continue reading →

Fun & Fitness calendar for July 21

BASEBALL BREC UPPER DECK BATTING CAGES: Open daily, BREC Milton Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rsmith@brec.org. TRYOUTS: Varsity 12U AA/AAA team, 6 p.m., July 21, Cypress Mounds, Baton Rouge. Call David Key after 3 p.m. (225) 788-5383. Email: dkeyvb@gmail.com. TRYOUTS: Varsity Elite, Jefferson Baptist… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Sunday, July 19

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. Dodgers at Nationals TBS 1 p.m. Rangers at Astros FSNO 7 p.m. Red Sox at Angels ESPN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. Aberdeen at Tri-City CST WNBA 5 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago FSNO+ CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE 7 a.m. Stage 15 NBCSP GOLF 5 a.m. British Open ESPN 1 p.m. LPGA, Marathon Golf… Continue reading →

Winds of change at the Old Course as the British Open will extend to Monday; Dustin Johnson holds 1-shot lead with 36 holes to go

A pin marker sways in the wind on the 12th green after high winds forced a suspension in play of the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Even with 155 years of history, the British Open still can serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews. Dustin Johnson gave Saturday some semblance of order. The second round lasted nearly 39 hours from the first tee shot to the final putt. Brooks Koepka hit one putt in 30 minutes,… Continue reading →

Tom Watson crosses Swilcan Bridge for final time

Associated Press photo by Peter MorrisonTom Watson doffs his cap as he poses on the Swilcan Bridge for photographers during the second round of the British Open on Friday.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews. Not that it mattered. In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 p.m. after a morning rain delay.… Continue reading →

Voodoo preparing for what could be final home game in New Orleans

With the team finally approaching the end of a tumultuous week, the New Orleans VooDoo will have an opportunity to get back to what it cares about most Saturday. “Of course, we see all the headlines and we hear the news that’s come out about the team this week,” VooDoo receiver Chris Duvalt said. “But at the… Continue reading →

Brett Favre is set to join the Packers Hall of Fame at last

FILE - This Jan. 26, 1997, file photo shows Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrating after throwing a touchdown pass to Andre Rison during first quarter action at Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans. The great thaw in Green Bay is nearly complete. Former quarterback Brett Favre is scheduled to be inducted on Saturday into the Packers Hall of Fame (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

The great thaw is nearly complete. The big weekend in Green Bay is finally here for Brett Favre. The former quarterback renowned for his durability and gunslinger mentality will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 jersey retired Saturday. It’s a day some Packers fans thought they might never see.… Continue reading →

Team Penske looks to snap IndyCar skid in Iowa

Will Power prepares for qualifying at the IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

NEWTON, Iowa — Team Penske’s inability to win an IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway has always felt more like an anomaly than a trend. This might be the year that one of open wheel’s biggest programs finally snaps an eight-year skid in Iowa: Penske enters Saturday’s race with three of the top five drivers… Continue reading →

Joey Logano is poised for a second straight win at New Hampshire

Associated Press file by PAUL SANCYA -- Joey Logano celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Pure Michigan 400 in 2013 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

LOUDON, N.H. — Joey Logano has rocked a victory lobster at New Hampshire, so riding the wave of the “Sharknado” craze and tussling with bloodthirsty sharks should be a drop in the chum bucket for the Team Penske driver. Logano is set to join the parade of D-list actors making campy cameos in “Sharknado 3:… Continue reading →

Dustin Johnson still in control at British Open

Associated Press photo by Jon SuperDustin Johnson hits off the second tee during the second round of the British Open on Friday.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open. Watson, the most prolific winner of golf’s oldest championship in the… Continue reading →