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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:… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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: 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: TRYOUTS: Varsity Elite, Jefferson Baptist… Continue reading →