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Brian Stuard leads the way at 8-under after a soggy first day at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Photo provided by Zurich Classic  ---   Brian Stuard

Brian Stuard didn’t have much to worry about Thursday during a nearly five-hour weather delay that interrupted the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Stuard was walking up the 18th fairway on his way to an 8-under-par 64, his lowest round this season, when PGA Tour officials suspended play just before noon with a… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Golf in the Olympics? It can be quite an honor for some pros ... but it’s complicated

Photo courtesy of the Zurich Classic  --  Justin Rose takes a look at his iron shot.

For many athletes, competing in the Olympics is the pinnacle of their sport. A gold medal in swimming or fencing or bobsledding is the ultimate, often lifetime goal. In golf, which is back in the Olympics for the first time since way back in 1904, things are a little more complicated. Men’s golf already has four… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic notebook: Martin Piller has plenty of competition right at home with his wife, LPGA standout Gerina Piller

Texan Martin Piller is coming off his biggest payday and best finish on the PGA Tour going into the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, checking in at 195th in the world rankings after a fourth-place tie last week at the Texas Open. Yet he still takes a back seat in his family to his wife, Gerina, an… Continue reading →

New putter comes through for Brian Stuard, who’s on top after the first day of the Zurich Classic

Photo provided by Zurich Classic  -- Brian Stuard takes a look at his shot.

Unheralded Brian Stuard has a simple explanation for his unexpected leap from No. 513 in the world golf rankings to his spot atop the leaderboard Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. “A new putter,” Stuard said after he weathered a 4-hour, 53-minute rain delay… Continue reading →

Trio shares Adams tournament lead at 9-under par

ST. FRANCISVILLE — Jordan Russell has a simple strategy for attacking The Bluffs golf course. “You have to drive it well to play it well,” said the 27-year-old from College Station, Texas. Russell followed his game plan perfectly, shooting a 6-under-par 66 for a two-day total of 9-under and a share of the Adams Pro Tour… Continue reading →

Friday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV College Baseball 6 p.m. -- Florida at South Carolina -- SEC 8 p.m. -- Texas Tech at TCU -- FS1 Golf 5 p.m. -- Volvo China Open -- Golf 11 a.m. -- LPGA — Texas -- Golf 2 p.m. -- PGA — Zurich Classic -- Golf 4 p.m. -- Web.com Tour -- Golf… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic: Five players to watch

Jason Day, of Australia, hits his drive on the first hole during the semifinal final round against Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jason Day (Australia) Age: 28 Odds: 5/1 World ranking: 1 FedEx Cup ranking: 2 Best Zurich finish: T4, 2015 Off the tee: Day has six worldwide wins since July, including the 2015 PGA Championship. That and his strong Zurich finish last year make him an easy mark as the favorite,… Continue reading →

Zurich Classic: Teeing off

What to watch The first round is set to begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting, with a field of 156 golfers. For the first time since 1999, the Zurich hosts the world No. 1, Jason Day. How to watch TV: 2 p.m., Golf Channel. If attending:… Continue reading →

Pro-Ams set for New Orleans, Baton Rouge on Wednesday

With practice rounds out of the way, participants in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get in a leisurely final round of golf Wednesday before the $7 million PGA Tour event begins Thursday. Two pro-ams will be played Wednesday with the Classic Pro-Am at TPC Louisiana, the tournament site in Avondale, and the… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s fun and fitness calendar for April 26

BASEBALL SUMMER YOUTH LEAGUE: For ages 3-12 at Paula G. Manship YMCA and C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA. Games during the week and practices on weekends. Cost: $50 for members, $100 for program participants. Registration deadline: May 22. Contact: Kerry Wilkerson at 225-767-9622 or kwilkerson@ymcabr.org. BASKETBALL Louisiana Jaguars AAU Mother’s Day tournament: Friday,… Continue reading →

Weekly wrapup: Lake Charles Country Club wins LGA club team title

Lake Charles Country Club went wire-to-wire to win the LGA club team championship title at Money Hill Golf and Country Club in Abita Springs over the weekend. It was the first LGA club team title in the club’s 97-year history. The six-man team of Billy Gabbert, Robby Going, Doug Quienalty, Hank Shaheen,… Continue reading →

Tuesday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA playoffs 5 p.m. -- Pacers at Raptors -- TNT 7:30 p.m. -- Celtics at Hawks -- TNT Major League Baseball 6:10 p.m. -- Reds at Mets -- MLB 7 p.m. -- Yankees at Rangers -- MLB 8:40 p.m. -- Cardinals at Diamondbacks -- FS1 NBA d-League playoffs 7 p.m.… Continue reading →

Marc Turnesa, three more qualify for Zurich Classic

Four qualifying spots. That’s all that were up for grabs as 72 golfers teed it up in the Monday qualifier for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at LaTour Golf Club in Mathews. The scores were low, with former PGA Tour winner Marc Turnesa capturing first place with a score of 8-under-par 64.… Continue reading →

Monday: TV/radio broadcast highlights

TV NBA playoffs 6 p.m. -- Pacers at Raptors -- NBATV 7 p.m. -- Mavericks at Thunder -- TNT 9:30 -- Rockets at Warriors -- TNT Major League Baseball 7:05 p.m. -- Yankees at Rangers -- ESPN NHL playoffs 7 p.m. -- Ducks at Predators -- CNBC 7:30 p.m. -- Blackhawks at Blues… Continue reading →

David Toms is ready for what could be his final Zurich Classic, but he’s far from ready for the rocking chair

David Toms watches his drive from the first tee during the first round of the Sanderson Farms Classic golf tournament at the Country Club of Jackson, Thursday, Nov 5, 2015,  in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

As he was walking up the 18th fairway earlier this month to wrap up an appearance in the Houston Open, David Toms’ caddie, Scott Gneiser, playfully asked, “Do you think they’ll have a rocking chair by the 18th green for you?” None was in evidence. But as Toms counts down the final months before he turns 50 and… Continue reading →

Cameron Tringale, Boo Weekley commit to Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Cameron Tringale tees off on the fourth hole during first-round play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Paramus, NJ. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Two of the top three finishers from the 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans are among the latest commitments to this year’s event, which begins next Thursday at TPC Louisiana. Cameron Tringale, the runner-up to Justin Rose last April, committed this week along with third-place finisher Boo Weekley, a fan favorite at New Orleans’ PGA Tour event each… Continue reading →

Tom and Gayle Benson’s Mo Tom bound for Kentucky Derby

Mo Tom With Corey Lanerie aboard, wins the Lecomte Stakes (Gr III) for three-year-olds, at the Fair Grounds Race Course, January 16, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Owned by G M B Racing and trained by Tom Amoss, Mo Tom ran the 1 Mile 70 yard race in 1:43.18. Photo by Amanda Weir Hodges / Hodges Photography

Less than two years ago, GMB Racing didn’t exist. And now, the fledgling Tom and Gayle Benson-owned stable has two entries in the Kentucky Derby. Mo Tom joined Tom’s Ready in the field for the May 7 Run for the Roses on Monday when qualifier Cupid withdrew. That elevated Tom Amoss-trained Mo Tom into the… Continue reading →

Fun & Fitness Calendar for Week of April 19-25

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: Baton Rouge Braves are looking for 9- to 12-year-old players. Practice at 4331 Jefferson St., Baker. Contact Randy Williams at (225) 718-2850 by April 17. BASKETBALL MONDAY MORNING & LUNCH… Continue reading →

Andrew Starykowicz, Sarah Piampiano win New Orleans 70.3 half-Ironman titles

Photo provided by Andrew Canulette -- Andrew Starykowicz celebrates a first place finish with a time of 3:46:52 at the Ochsner Ironman New Orleans 70.3 on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Andrew Starykowicz loves the wind. As a professional Ironman triathlete and a biking specialist, he said studies aerodynamics and how he can use windy conditions to his advantage. Sunday’s Ochsner New Orleans 70.3 provided the perfect weather for the Illinois resident. With temperatures hovering in the mid-60s and brisk winds holding steady at around 20 mph out… Continue reading →

Jenny Kropp, Misty May-Treanor continue run through AVP New Orleans Open

Jenny Kropp was a little hesitant to even make the phone call three weeks ago. But hey, it was worth a try. So she dialed up three-time Olympic champion Misty May-Treanor to see if she’d be her teammate for the AVP New Orleans Open. May-Treanor obliged, admitting that she wouldn’t be able to train full time. Afterall, she… Continue reading →

Former LSU volleyball standout Angela Bensend returns to Louisiana

Advocate photo by ROD WALKER -- Angela Bensend, a former LSU volleyball player, competes at AVP New Orleans on Friday, April 15, 2016.

For Angela Bensend, it was a homecoming of sorts. The Texas native returned to Louisiana on Friday — just an hour away from where she starred in college at LSU — to compete in the AVP New Orleans Open in Kenner. Her parents were there, sitting courtside in their LSU lawn chairs. Her sister and… Continue reading →

Steve Stricker, Daniel Berger commit to Zurich Classic

US vice captain Steve Stricker, left, and Phil Mickelson watch from the 6th tee box during the foursomes match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Veteran golfer Steve Stricker and PGA Tour rookie of the year Daniel Berger are among the latest players to commit to compete in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, tournament organizers announced Friday. Stricker, who has been named the United States’ 2017 Presidents Cup captain, has eight top-20 finishes in the Zurich Classic, including a tie for… Continue reading →

International appeal: Ironman New Orleans 70.3 returns Sunday morning

Listening to Bill Burke speak about the Ochsner Ironman New Orleans 70.3, you’d think he was taking roll at the United Nations. “Japan, Mexico, Slovenia, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the U.K. and of course the U.S.A.,” he said. “And Venezuela and Russia and Paraguay and the Cayman Islands, the United Arab Emirates ...” That’s just a sampling of the… Continue reading →

Running toward a milestone: Sunday will bring Chuck George’s 1,000th race as a director

Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Chuck George

When the 15th annual Run Through History is held Sunday, it will be more than a 5-kilometer jaunt through historic Metairie Cemetery. It also will mark a historic moment for race director Chuck George. The Run Through History will be the 1,000th race George has directed in his career — a remarkable accomplishment given the amount of… Continue reading →

Mo Tom looks to join Tom’s Ready in Kentucky Derby field

Things didn’t fall ideally last week for Tom’s Ready and Mo Tom to give Tom and Gayle Benson two entries in the Kentucky Derby in the Saints/Pelicans owner and wife’s first year as thoroughbred owners. But going into Saturday’s Arkansas Derby, the final major Derby prep race, Tom’s Ready is assured of his berth,… Continue reading →

Mississippi RiverKings beat IceGators 5-2, clinch SPHL playoff series

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Louisiana's Jake Hauswirth (19) gets checked by Mississippi's Sam Higgins (7) in an SPHL playoff game Thursday night at the Cajun Dome.

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana IceGators faced a long road when RiverKings reinforcements rolled into the Cajundome on Thursday night. Devin Mantha and Leo Thomas, who both returned to the Mississippi RiverKings recently from ECHL squads, scored back-to-back goals in a 5-2 Mississippi win that eliminated the Gators from the Southern Professional Hockey League… Continue reading →

Evan Cory coming into his own on AVP tour

Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Evan Cory, 18, who goes to Holy Cross, reaches to hit the ball back over the net during the opening day of the AVP Beach Volleyball Tournament at Laketown in Kenner, Thursday April 14, 2016. The AVP Beach Volleyball tour ends Sunday April 17.

Evan Cory was the youngest person on the sand courts Thursday on the opening day of the AVP New Orleans Open at Laketown in Kenner. But that’s nothing new to the 18-year old New Orleans native, who was one of the youngest years ago when he tagged along behind his mom when she played at… Continue reading →

Misty May-Treanor among players in AVP New Orleans Open

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, Misty May-Treanor celebrates after defeating China in the semifinal women's beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics,  in London. For three-time Olympic gold medalist May Treanor, returning to the AVP tour for one event only has been more of a reunion than a comeback. Playing on the domestic beach volleyball tour she once dominated, May-Treanor was surprised by all the changes she found since she last competed there in 2010. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Misty May-Treanor, one of the most accomplished beach volleyball players of all time, is among the players who will be competing in the AVP New Orleans Open. The Association of Volleyball Professionals announced Wednesday that May-Treanor will be among the players competing in the tournament that starts Thursday and concludes Sunday in Laketown at Kenner.… Continue reading →

RiverKings top IceGators in SPHL playoff opener

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — The Louisiana IceGators stumbled out of the gate to open the SPHL playoffs. Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead early in the contest, the Mississippi RiverKings responded by scoring three straight goals en route to a 5-3 win in the first game of the SPHL quarterfinals. Devin Mantha led the RiverKings with two goals.… Continue reading →

Former champions Vijay Singh, K.J. Choi latest to commit to Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Vijay Singh, of Fiji Islands, tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen, Jr.)

Former champions Vijay Singh and K.J. Choi joined the list of official commitments Wednesday for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Singh, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has won three majors and a total of 34 PGA Tour events as well as 22 international tournaments. His victory in New Orleans came back in 2004.… Continue reading →

IceGators open playoff series with Mississippi RiverKings on Wednesday night

LAFAYETTE — After making four round trips to Southaven, Mississippi, this season, the Louisiana IceGators are looking for the fifth time to be their last. That outcome would mean one road trip and a corresponding return home in a best-of-three Southern Professional Hockey League playoff series between the IceGators and the Mississippi RiverKings that starts… Continue reading →