Pelicans sign forward Salmons to contract
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they have signed forward John Salmons.
Salmons, the 26th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft, has appeared in 874 games (429 starts) over his 12-year career with stops at Philadelphia, Sacramento, Chicago, Milwaukee and Toronto. He holds career averages of 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26.8 minutes per game.
Terms of the contract were not released.
Hale, Stevenson named All-Americans
LSU senior infielder Conner Hale and junior outfielder Andrew Stevenson have been named to the Perfect Game Summer League All-America teams. Hale was a first-team selection, and Stevenson was voted to the third team.
The Summer All-America teams recognize players who turned in outstanding performances during collegiate summer league competition. Hale and Stevenson played in the Cape Cod League.
Hale helped lead the Falmouth Commodores to the Cape Cod League championship series, batting .327 with 12 doubles, four homers and 38 RBIs.
Stevenson helped lead the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to the Cape Cod League title, batting .327 with nine doubles, 16 RBIs, 30 runs and 21 stolen bases.
Mobile sweeps Xavier in volleyball match
Mobile used a 40-17 advantage in kills Tuesday to earn a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 women’s volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.
Bailey Nations had nine kills and Kiki Youngblood eight for the Lady Rams (2-0), and Caroline Ennis and Sara Van Wert had six kills apiece.
Jodi Hill had eight kills for the Gold Nuggets (0-2) and was the only XU player with more than three. Darian Harris and CeCe Williams had nine digs apiece, and Franziska Pirkl had eight.
Green tops Gold in SLU volleyball
The Green squad swept the Gold 25-21, 25-22, 25-16 in a Southeastern Louisiana volleyball preseason scrimmage Tuesday at the University Center.
Senior Elizabeth Ramee and sophomore Parrie Hartley led the Green with 11 kills each. Hartley recorded a double-double, adding 11 digs. Mikayla Shippy handed out 28 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 26 digs.
Freshman Sarah Friedman led the Gold offense with 11 kills while Morgan Miller dished out 21 assists. Freshman Kacey Freeman, recorded 19 digs for the Gold.
NCAA grants ULM’s Samuel waiver
M onroe — The NCAA approved a waiver for Jamaal Samuel to transfer to Louisiana-Monroe and be eligible for the upcoming men’s basketball season, coach Keith Richard announced Tuesday.
Samuel, a New Orleans native, will have two years of eligibility remaining.
LSU women’s golfers ranked No. 24 in poll
The LSU women’s golf team is ranked No. 24 in the Golfweek preseason poll.
LSU finished 18th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings a year ago after making the NCAA regional round of the postseason.
LSU loses seniors Lindsay Gahm and Ali Lucas but return All-SEC selections senior Madelen Sagstrom and sophomore Caroline Nistrup. Both players, along with Nadine Dreher, are headed this week for the women’s World Amateur Team Championships in Japan. LSU opens its season on Sept. 19 at the Mason Rudolph Championships in Franklin, Tennessee.
Former Lady Tigers golfers on TV show
Two former LSU Lady Tiger All-America golfers were named to the 12-person cast for the 22nd renewal of the reality show “Big Break” which offers aspiring professional golfers a prize package around $100,000.
Katy Harris, who played at LSU 1998-2001 out of South Bend, Indiana, and Tessa Teachman of Baton Rouge, who played for the Lady Tigers in 2009-12, will be the six women on the show that will air from Myrtle Beach, S. C., starting on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on The Golf Channel.
Teachman helped LSU to third-place team finishes in the NCAA Championship in both 2011 and 2012, finishing third on in the individual competition.
The reality series was shot in late June into early July and the contestant are signed to confidentiality clauses until the program completes its airing.
Compiled from news releases