06:45 Sportscast July 1, 2015

It appears that Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis will be staying in New Orleans for a while. Davis and the Pels have reportedly come to an agreement on the team’s maximum extension deal that will pay the star forward more $140 million over five years. The reported deal will keep Davis from entering free agency until 2020. Davis still has one year left on his rookie contract that will pay him $7 million next season. The new deal begins for the 2016-17 season.

Former LSU All-American Blake Dean has been tapped as the new head baseball coach of the UNO Privateers. Dean was a member of the LSU National Championship Baseball team in 2009. At the age of 27, he will become one of the youngest head coaches in Division-I baseball. Dean takes over a program that has won just 27 games over the last two years.

Around this time of the year, LSU fans are counting the days to the start of the football season. But this year, there’s also a lot of excitement for the Tigers men’s basketball team. They are coming off a trip to the NCAA Tournament and they bring in one of the top recruiting classes in the country, led by Ben Simmons who is considered the top player coming out of high school. Coach Johnny Jones says he can tell expectations are higher…

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LSU will get to play some exhibition games in Australia in August. They’ll play games in Sydney, Queensland, Newcastle and Melbourne.

LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette told the Baton Rouge ESPN radio affiliate that running back Leonard Fournette will represent the Tigers at next month’s SEC media days. Fournette, head coach Les Miles, and other players will meet with hundreds of reporters in Birmingham on July 16th.