06:45 LRN Sportscast, July 5th (use this one)

The LSU football team added three verbal commitments on the 4th of July, changing the tone of the 2023 class. Two announcements were made early in the day by four-star defensive lineman Darron Reed, and three-star cornerback Ashton Stamps. Later, 4-star defensive lineman Dashawn Womack joined the group. This moves LSU’s 2023 commits to 11 so far this cycle, and with Monday’s announcements the class now ranks 15th nationally.

The New Orleans Pelicans continue practice ahead of the 2022 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, which begins Thursday. No. 8 overall draft pick Dyson Daniels joined the Pels in their first team practice session. New Orleans opens their summer slate against the Portland Trail Blazers on July 9th.

Former LSU star Wide Receiver  Odell Beckham Jr. has made a startling tweet when reflecting on the 2021 Super Bowl champion run, indicating he played the entire back half of the season for the Rams without an ACL. Beckham remains a free agent after undergoing knee surgery in the offseason.

World Wrestling Entertainment returns to Bossier City for the first time in four years as Saturday Night’s Main Event invades the Brookshire Grocery Arena this weekend. Wrestler and manager Montel Vontavious Porter, better known as MVP, says fans can expect a great night of action…:
Cut 16 (14) “…in a WWE ring.”
Tickets are still on sale for Saturday Night’s Main Event. The show starts at 7:30 pm and features a US Championship match between AJ Styles and Theory as well stars like Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins.

And Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, after scarfing down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual event in 10 minutes.