11:40 LRN Sportscast July 5

LSU football had a big day on the recruiting trail, landing three players on Monday and bringing their 2023 class to 11 total members.

The Tigers secured commitments from 4-star defensive linemen Dashawn Womack and Darron Reed as well as three-star cornerback Ashton Stamps, giving them five commitments over the past week. Since July 1, LSU has also added highly-ranked edge rushers Jaxon Howard and Joshua Mickens, who both announced their intentions to play for the Purple and Gold this past weekend.

Coach Brian Kelly has faced some criticism in assembling the 15th-ranked class in the nation so far, with just two of the 11 players committed to the Tigers from the state of Louisiana.

The Pelicans open Summer League play on Saturday. Pels assistant Jarron Collins says first-rounder Dyson Daniels has been impressive in early workouts and looks forward to seeing what he can do in game action.

Cut 21 (16) “…going forward.”

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. After going through a long stretch where they couldn’t perform in front of fans during the pandemic, WWE star and manager Montel Porter says the wrestlers are glad for the opportunity to feed off of the energy of a crowd and put smiles on people’s faces…

Cut 18 (18) “…to entertain them.”

Tickets are still on sale.

The Birmingham Stallions claimed the first USFL championship with a 33-30 win over the Philadelphia Stars at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio on Sunday. Birmingham finished the season 11-1.

And another champion was crowned on Coney Island, as Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 15th time; downing 63 franks and buns in 10 minutes.