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The Wednesday night matchup between the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs came to a screeching halt after a young fan was struck by a foul ball.Play at Houston's Minute Maid Park was briefly paused after the ball, hit by Cubs player Albert Almora Jr., hit the girl. She was taken to a nearby ho…

On Friday, former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sat down with The Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch in his first interview since stepping down.The story on his adjustment detailed his adjustment to his new role as an assistant athletic director. But there was much more ground covered in the i…

“You’re not supposed to be out here,” the man said.No, we were not.But not even shrinking daylight and burly Pinkerton security guards were going to stop me and then-sports editor John Bridges from walking the grounds that tournament co-founder Bobby Jones walked although he never won the Ma…

The word is out.Tiger Woods will rock the mock this week. He’ll don the throw-back mock turtleneck that he used to wear during his prime for his opening round of the Masters.He’s gone old school with his wardrobe and hopes his game returns to the previous world-class form as well that has ea…

Nothing could stop Matthew Kleineck — not even Mother Nature.As steady rain pelted down on Amen Corner, the famed section of the Augusta National golf course, Kleineck walked between No. 12 tee box and No. 13 fairway and took a knee.“The night I met Kendall, I told her I was going to the Mas…

Shawn Oakman first made a national name for himself as a meme.It was back on New Year’s Day, 2015. He was one of the captains of the Big 12 champion Baylor Bears, playing against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. During the pregame coin flip, the 6-foot-9 Oakman towered over the other playe…

Former UFC champion Frank Shamrock is facing animal cruelty charges after he admitted to leaving his mother’s 7-year-old labrador, Zelda, tied to a pickup truck in a parking garage at Dallas’ Love Field for five days.Shamrock left the dog on March 2 after putting out a plea on Facebook for s…

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Senior midfielder Betsy Brandon (Littleton, Colo.) of the Virginia women's soccer team was selected in the second round of the National Women's Soccer League draft by the Houston Dash recently. The draft was held in Chicago in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches…

The motorsports world is an ultra-competitive place. Each weekend at tracks around the country, modern-day gladiators go into battle in 2300-lb race cars that are powered by 800 horsepower engines.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been renovating Bussey Brake since 2013, and on Tuesday, March 26, LDWF Region two biologist Ryan Daniel gave an update on the project at the Visitor’s Center in Bastrop.

Thank you Lord for that nice rain we had early Monday morning. My gauge read .32 inch, not much, but that was enough to enable me to once again see what color my car really is. How sweet it was to see rivulets of gold washing down the driveway into the drain. The hated pine pollen is gone, a…

BLACK BAYOU — Quite a few crappie are being caught with shiners and hair jigs working best in 3-5 foot water. Bass are on the trees and around the moss with jigs and plastic worms working best. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

Court documents filed Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla., indicate that Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots, has requested a jury trial on the misdemeanor charge that he twice solicited prostitution at a Jupiter day spa in January.Attorneys for Kraft, a part-time Palm Bea…

Gregg Nigl almost didn’t fill out his March Madness bracket on NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge.”Now, he’s made history.Nigl, 40 of Columbus, Ohio, has a perfect bracket through 48 games, the most games in a row that someone has ever correctly predicted in NCAA.com’s tournament challenge.He lea…

JONESBORO — Sterlington erupted for six runs in the top of the first and four pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Panthers dispatched Jonesboro-Hodge 9-1 Thursday afternoon.

Growing up out on the rural route in Natchitoches Parish, I evolved into a thorough-bred country kid. Barefoot and bare back in summer, my brother, two cousins and I utilized every aspect of our country living to explore the woods and creeks around our country homes.

BLACK BAYOU — Crappie are beginning to hit jigs and shiners around the deeper trees. Bass are on the trees and around the moss with jigs and plastic worms working best. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

Sterlington scored in every inning except the second and received another stellar outing from Adam Tubbs in a 9-1 decision over Ouachita on Tuesday night.

SHREVEPORT — Katie Haynes threw three innings of scoreless relief and Kaela Mullins bopped a two-run home run to key a five-run sixth as Sterlington carved out a 7-2 road victory over Evangel Christian on Monday evening.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office has offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men that would drop charges against them of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter day spa, a source with knowledge of the offer told The Palm Beach Post.The deal calls fo…

It isn't the Big Dance, but Grambling State University and ULM's men's basketball teams are going March dancing, nonetheless. Both programs have accepted invitations to play in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament.

LAKE CHARLES — Braden Hough's two-run, sixth-inning double capped a monumental comeback as Sterlington nipped Sacred Heart (Ville Platte) 9-8 Saturday afternoon in the Lakeside Bank Tournament.

BLACK BAYOU — Crappie are slow this week. Bass have been best fishing the grass with jigs and soft plastics. Contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323.8707 for latest information.

LAKE CHARLES — With Sterlington down by a run and one strike away from defeat, cleanup batter Brock Risinger drilled a two-run home run as the Panthers nipped Calvary Baptist 6-4 Thursday afternoon in the Lakeside Bank Tournament at Barbe High School,

Ouachita Christian scored in every inning on its way to a 13-3 win over Sterlington on Monday afternoon.

Sterlington junior center defensive midfielder Cooper Reese may not be the first player the casual fan notices on the pitch. But when it came time to choose the Division IV District II soccer MVP, Reese was an easy choice.

Reaping the rewards of their second straight league championship, Sterlington claimed two individual awards and six first-team slots on the All-Division IV District II girls soccer squad.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the progress of renovations at Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area Reservoir. Meeting topics will include work completed, status of current projects and future management goals for Bussey …