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Opening ceremony welcomes more than 3,700 US Youth Soccer players to Baton Rouge

Teams, parents, referees, tournament officials and volunteers gathered at the Baton Rouge River Center Thursday for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships opening ceremony, kicking off the weeklong event.

Brett Favre appears in new ad for Mississippi Senator

(CNN) -- The Chamber of Commerce has turned to a big gun as it tries to help Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi across the goal line in next Tuesday's primary runoff.

2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships to bring more than $18 million to Baton Rouge, La., area

The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, to be played June 20-26, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $18 million to the Baton Rouge, La., area.

LSU announces Eric Musselman to join basketball staff as associate coach

LSU men’s basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones announced on Tuesday that former NBA head coach and recent college assistant Eric Musselman will join the Tiger coaching staff as associate coach.

MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies at 54

The San Diego Padres have confirmed on Twitter that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died.

Hudspeth, Ragin' Cajuns agree on new contract

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns head football coach Mark Hudspeth and University of Louisiana at Lafayette officials announced on Friday an agreement for a new six-year contract that will run through the 2019 season.

LSU right-hander Aaron Nola named finalist for National Pitcher of the Year award

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame's National Pitcher of the Year Award watch list has been narrowed to three. The 2014 finalists are Aaron Nola of LSU, Blake Fox of Rice and Brendan McCurry of Oklahoma State.

LSU baseball players participating in 2014 summer leagues

Members of LSU's 2014 baseball team have departed for destinations throughout the country to play in summer collegiate leagues. Follow the progress of the Tigers this summer by using the links below:

Saints to host 7-on-7 regional tournament Saturday, June 14

The New Orleans Saints will host the annual NFL High School Player Development 7-on-7 Regional Tournament on Saturday, June 14 at the team’s training facility in Metairie.

Ten LSU players selected to Athlon preseason All-SEC teams

– Ten LSU football players were named to the Athlon Sports All-SEC Teams, the publication released Wednesday.