06:45 LRN Sportscast, July 31st

The Saints begin their first full week of training camp today and it’s still a little surreal seeing tight end Jimmy Graham back on the practice field and wearing Black and Gold. Graham signed with the Saints last week re-joining a franchise that drafted him in 2010, but traded him to Seattle in 2015…:
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The 36-year-old was a two-time All Pro and three-time Pro Bowler who had 51 touchdowns during his five seasons in New Orleans, but he hasn’t had the same level of success in recent stints with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Graham is now hoping to help make the Black and Gold a Super Bowl contender again.

The LSU Football Team landed another huge commitment with three-star offensive lineman Ory Williams joining the 2024 recruiting class. Williams, the number 40 offensive tackle in the country, becomes the 21st commit for next season and third on the o-line for the Tigers this recruiting cycle.

Twelve Louisiana legends from sportswriters, MLB players, basketball players and coaches highlighted the 2023 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame class which was inducted over the weekend. They included longtime LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, Shreveport native Wendell Davis, who shattered LSU football receiving records before heading to the NFL. Also inducted on Saturday were two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and four-time WNBA All-Star Alana Beard.

Ascension Parish Little League baseball has captured the Louisiana state championship in the 12u division. The team will now represent the state in the Little League Southwest regional in Waco Texas. The winner will advance to participate in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.