The Final Score Archives

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. -- Astros at Rangers -- FSNO YOUTH BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Big League World Series -- ESPN2 WNBA 9 p.m. -- Minnesota at Los Angeles -- ESPN2 cycling 2 p.m. -- Tour of Utah-Stage 2 -- FS1 AUDI CUP SOCCER 11:25 a.m. --… Continue reading →

Belton-Martien team wins LWGA Four-Ball championship

The team of Sydney Martien of Lafayette and Alexis Belton of Ruston captured the Louisiana Women’s Golf Association Four-Ball championship held July 27-28 at Koasati Pines Golf Club in Kinder. Belton, a senior at Texas Wesleyan University, and Martien, a 2014 McNeese State graduate, shot 10-under par (69-65 — 134) to win by one shot over… Continue reading →

Jimmy Graham fitting in just fine early in Seahawks camp

Associated Press photo by Elaine ThompsonSeattle's' Jimmy Graham reaches to catch a ball at training camp Monday in Renton, Wash.

RENTON, Wash. — Jimmy Graham reached over the top of the shorter safety, hauled in the touchdown pass from Russell Wilson and immediately turned and spiked the football. Sure, it was only the fourth training camp practice for Graham with his new team, and the catch was made over a defensive back not likely… Continue reading →

Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei out with stress reaction

Carolina Panthers' Star Lotulelei (98) arrives for an NFL football organized team activity in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, June 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will miss a “few weeks” of action after being diagnosed with a right foot injury. Lotulelei was carted off the practice field Monday at Wofford College. “Star has a stress reaction in his foot,” Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said in a release. “We… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- Cubs at Pirates -- ESPN BASKETBALL 6 p.m. -- Adidas 19U Nations -- ESPNU -- Also: 8 p.m., ESPNU cycling 2 p.m. -- Tour of Utah-Stage 1 -- FS1 CFL 6 p.m. -- Toronto at Hamilton -- ESPN2 All times furnished by and subject to change by networks.… Continue reading →

Elston wins title in BR Amateur

Triston Elston survived three rounds of match play, and then outlasted his challengers Sunday afternoon at the Baton Rouge Amateur. Elston fired a 1-under par 71 in the afternoon stroke play final to edge Robert McCusker by a shot and win his second BREC tournament of the summer. Connor Johnson finished third at 1-over after hitting… Continue reading →

Redskins GM ‘comfortable’ with Junior Galette despite ‘scary’ video

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, right, talks with teammate Junior Galette during the teams NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

RICHMOND, Va. — Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan said he felt “very comfortable” signing Junior Galette, despite off-field problems that led the New Orleans Saints to cut the outside linebacker. McCloughan added Sunday: “He has to walk the line, and he knows that. If he doesn’t, then he’s gone.” McCloughan’s first news conference… Continue reading →

Back in the saddle: American Pharoah cruises to win at Haskell Invitational

Jockey Victor Espinoza, right, on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah(4), smiles as he looks back at jockey Kent Desormeaux on Keen Ice (6) after American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Keen Ice  was second. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

OCEANPORT, N.J. — A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown. “This horse, he just keeps bringing it,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “He’s just a… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Sunday, Aug. 2

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., Yankees at White Sox, TBS 2 p.m., Giants at Rangers, FSNO 7 p.m., Nationals at Mets, ESPN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m., Nashville at Omaha, CST GOLF 8 a.m., Lawrie Match Play, Golf 9 a.m., Women’s British… Continue reading →

BR Amateur tourney field down to 16

A trio of wins by brothers Parker and Connor Johnson highlighted the first day of action at the Baton Rouge Amateur golf tournament. Connor Johnson won a pair of matches to advance to Sunday morning’s third round. Parker Johnson won his opening match before taking third-seeded Wendell Akins down to the wire in a 2-up defeat.… Continue reading →

Broncos lose return man Kyle Williams with torn Achilles

Associated Press photo by David ZalubowskiBroncos receiver Kyle Williams is tended to after being injured during training camp Saturday.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his right Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday. The oft-injured Williams missed much of the Broncos’ offseason workouts with sore hamstrings. He was reaching to scoop a football when he crumpled to the grass in pain and was carted off the field… Continue reading →

Explosive Soul attack awaits VooDoo defense

The New Orleans VooDoo will be facing a tough test on the road Sunday against the Philadelphia Soul, but they are very familiar with these types of challenges. Coming off an unexpected bye week after the team’s Week 15 matchup against the Las Vegas Outlaws was cancelled, the VooDoo (3-12) are tasked with going into the Wells Fargo Center… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge Amateur golf tournament is endurance test

With a format that tests endurance as well as golf skills, the annual test known as the Baton Rouge Amateur awaits top local amateurs this weekend. Hosted by Santa Maria golf course, the tournament begins at 7 a.m. Saturday. Its format squeezes three rounds of match play along with an 18-hole stroke play final round into one… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Saturday, Aug. 1

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Angels at Dodgers FS1 7 p.m. Giants at Rangers FSNO BASKETBALL 8 a.m. NBA Africa Game ESPN 1 p.m. TBT semifinals ESPN BOXING 8 p.m. Garcia vs. Malignaggi ESPN GOLF 9 a.m. Women’s British Open ESPN2 9 a.m. Lawrie Match Play Golf Also: 4:30 a.m. (Sun.), Golf Noon PGA, OL National Golf Also: 2 p.m., CBS 2 p.m. Champions, 3M Golf 5 p.m. Utah Championship Golf NASCAR 8 a.m. Sprint Cup practice NBCSP Also: 10:30… Continue reading →

Russell Wilson signs extension

Associated Press photo by Stephen BrashearSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws to tight end Jimmy Graham during training camp Friday.

RENTON, Wash. — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in NFL history. “Blessed… Continue reading →

John Mara: Giants don’t know extent of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injury

Associated Press photo by Bill KostrounJason Pierre-Paul reacts after sacking Philadelphia's Mark Sanchez last season.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida. A seemingly frustrated co-owner John Mara disclosed that most of the Giants’ knowledge about JPP’s condition has come from his agents… Continue reading →

Tom Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to N.Y.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws as offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New York, moments after announcing that Commissioner Roger Goodell… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Friday, July 31

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Giants at Rangers FSNO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Colo. Springs at Zephyrs CST CFL 8 p.m. Saskatchewan at Edmon. ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon Media Days ESPNU COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. SEC Now SEC GOLF 8 a.m. Women’s British Open ESPN2 8 a.m. Lawrie Match Play Golf Also: 5 a.m. (Sat.), Golf 11 a.m. Champions, 3M Golf 1:30 p.m. PGA, OL National Golf 5:30 p.m. Utah Championship Golf NASCAR 10 a.m. Sprint Cup practice NBCSP… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic of New Orleans moved one week back

The 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans will be played three weeks after the Masters instead of the usual two, which could help officials get more of the game’s top stars to make a stop in the Crescent City. The Zurich Classic will be played April 28-May 1, three weeks after the Masters and two weeks before… Continue reading →

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TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. -- Yankees at Rangers -- FSNO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. -- Springfield at NW Arkansas -- CST YOUTH BASEBALL Noon -- Dizzy Dean Tournament -- CST COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon -- Media Days -- ESPNU COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. -- SEC Now -- SEC NFL 5 p.m. -- Texans Huddle -- FSNO 10:30… Continue reading →

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 →