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Hornets draft Anthony Davis with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

As expected, the New Orleans Hornets selected Anthony Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Davis won a National Championship with Kentucky as a freshman last season.

Saints agree to terms on four-year contract with DT Akiem Hicks

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has agreed to terms with rookie DT Akiem Hicks on a four-year contract, the Saints’ first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft (third round

Hornets extend qualifying offer to Eric Gordon

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that the team has extended a qualifying offer to guard Eric Gordon for the 2012-13 season, making him a restricted free agent. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Hornets fans invited to N.O. Arena for Draft Party

New Orleans Hornets fans can join in the excitement of the upcoming NBA Draft as the team hosts a 2012 Draft Party presented by Budweiser at the New Orleans Arena (1501 Girod St.) on Thursday, June 28. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Red Stick Amateur Baseball League underway at Pete Goldsby Field

The Red Stick Amateur Baseball League is underway in its third season. The league gives local college players across the state a place to sharpen their skills over the offseason.

LSU No. 9 in Final Baseball America Rankings

LSU is No. 9 in the final Baseball America magazine rankings released Tuesday, marking the Tigers’ third Top 10 finish in the past five seasons.

Roger Cador All-Star Baseball Camp set for July 16

Southern University Baseball will host the Rodger Cador All Star Youth Baseball Camp July 16-19 from 9 a.m to noon at Lee Hines Field on the Southern campus.

LSU Shortstop Austin Nola Receives All-America Recognition

LSU senior shortstop Austin Nola was named Monday to the Perfect Game second-team All-America squad, and he received second-team All-America recognition from Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Hornets games to be available on new “FOX Sports New Orleans” network

The New Orleans Hornets and FOX Sports today announced that they have reached a long-term television rights agreement that establishes “FOX Sports New Orleans” as the new local television home of the Hornets.

Baton Rouge skateboarders celebrate 'Go Skate Day'

Baton Rouge skateboarders spent Thursday at the Perkins Road Skate Park partaking in Go Skate Day. The event takes place every year on the first day of summer and gives the diehards a chance to show their skill off in front of their peers.