FSU takes series opener

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the first of a best-of-three series in the Tallahassee Super Regional Friday afternoon.

Sour ending in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, Texas — The McNeese State baseball team’s trip to the Southland Conference baseball tournament at Constellation Field came to an end Friday afternoon with a 5-4 Houston Baptist win.

No McNeese qualifiers for NCAA

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Four of the five McNeese State track and field athletes competed Thursday in a weather-delayed first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary meet.

Tigers one win from SEC

LSU’s baseball team got a day of rest and relaxation Friday, a respite earned by winning its first two games in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Unbearable: Central Arkansas sends Cowboys into losers' bracket

SUGAR LAND, Texas — The top-seeded McNeese State baseball team took a step back in its quest for a Southland Conference baseball tournament championship Thursday night after No. 5 Central Arkansas beat the Cowboys 5-3.

As a result, the Cowboys (36-19) will return to Constellation field at noon today take on Houston Baptist (26-21) in an elimination game. The teams did not meet in the regular season.

Area products help Gents break ground

For the first time in school history, the Centenary Gents baseball team is headed to NCAA Division III playoffs. And it is probably no coincidence that two of the Gents’ top players, Matthew Devillier and Cole Lavergne, hail from Southwest Louisiana, a hot bed for producing college prospects.

The baseball program at Centenary has been around for nearly 100 years.

“It’s a great feeling that all the hard work we put in during the offseason and the extra hours after practice paid off,” Devillier said. “This is a great group of guys to be with and I wouldn’t want to share this with any other team.”

Rust, Schultz, Hornqvist out for Penguins for Game 3 vs Sens

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
Coach Mike Sullivan says all three have upper-body injuries and won't play against the Senators until at least Game 4.
Hornqvist was scratched before Pittsburgh's 1-0 Game 2 victory on Monday. Rust left just five minutes into the game after a check by Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf. Schultz followed him out five minutes later after sliding awkwardly into the end boards. All three skated early Wednesday.

Senate GOP leader plays down latest Trump controversy

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed on Tuesday the startling reports that President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to a pair of Russian diplomats in the Oval Office. But a number of GOP lawmakers expressed concerns, as Democrats demanded that Republicans finally stand up to their president.

McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday responded mildly when asked about the leak story in an interview on Bloomberg Business TV. McConnell said he'd read the story first reported in The Washington Post, and also said he'd read a statement from H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, "which tends to rebut the story."


Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working

Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON  — The mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper's executive possible role in the case.

Police and the NFL announced Monday that Brady's jersey, which went missing from the locker room after the Patriots' 34-28