Auto Racing Glance

NASCAR Sprint Cup Site: Indianapolis. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.-Noon); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 8-10 a.m.), qualifying (ESPN, 1-2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, Noon (ESPN, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) … Continue reading →

Sports Briefs for Thursday, July 24

LSU’s Nistrup, Dreher in European Amateur ESTONIA — LSU women’s golfer Caroline Nistrup of Denmark had two birdies and posted 16 pars to shoot an opening round of 2-under-par 70 in the International European Ladies’ Amateur Championship at the Estonia Golf and Country Club. Nistrup is in a group tied for sixth place after … Continue reading →

Winona State player dies in workout

WINONA, Minn. — Campus officials say a football player at Winona State who recently transferred from Illinois died while working out with teammates. Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available. … Continue reading →

Falcons sign LB Pat Angerer; ex-Cowboys RB Robert Newhouse dies

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer. Atlanta lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for the season with a torn Achilles in June. Angerer, a second-round pick by Indianapolis in 2010, made nine starts in 2013 and had 63 tackles with one interception. Angerer finished last season on … Continue reading →

Browns’ Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 19-20 - FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during NFL football minicamp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio. With LeBron James return, Johnny Football might not be the top star in Cleveland, but Manziel will still get plenty of attention for what he does on and off the field this summer.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

CLEVELAND — Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league’s top-selling jersey since April 1. The league said Monday that Manziel’s No. 2 outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on … Continue reading →

Weekly wrapup: Patin, Lakvold win LGA 4-Ball title

Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs and Darrell Lakvold of Baton Rouge fired a 9-under-par 63 and finished with a 15-under par 129 total to win the Louisiana Golf Association 4-Ball championship on Sunday at Oak Wing Golf Course in Alexandria. Patin and Lakvold, who entered the final round in a four-way tie for first place, won … Continue reading →

Fun and fitness calendar for July 22

BASEBALL TRYOUTS: 10 a.m.-noon, July 26, North Park, Denham Springs. Velocity 8-under 2015 team. Email: Chad Klug: TRYOUTS: July 26, Southwood Park, Prairieville. Ascension Renegades. 10 a.m./12-under, noon/9-under, 1:30 p.m./11-under & 3 p.m./13-under. 5TH ANNUAL BULLETS BASH: July 26-27, 8-year-old kids pitch tournament. Fee $225. Call Rusty Brooks (225) 335-2723. Email: … Continue reading →

NCAA unveils new approach to governance

INDIANAPOLIS — The biggest conferences in college sports may finally get exactly what they want: autonomy over some of the most contentious issues. After years of consternation and months of debate, the NCAA announced Friday that its board of directors will vote Aug. 7 on a formal proposal to give schools in the highest-profile conferences … Continue reading →

Returning Gamecocks confident they’ll keep winning

South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier speaks to media at the Southeastern Conference media days, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina linebacker Kiawan Lewis believes the Gamecocks’ success won’t stop now that stars such as Jadeveon Clowney and Connor Shaw are gone. “I still love all my great former teammates that I’ve had, but it’s a new team. New faces that are here looking to make an impact,” he said Friday. “It’s … Continue reading →