4:45 LRN Sportscast June 13

The Saints wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp today, but running back Alvin Kamara left early due to ongoing contract disputes. The soon-to-be 29-year-old is entering what is effectively the final year of his current deal, and extension talks have stalled. Kamara just saw the 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey sign a two-year extension earlier this month but the team is hesitant to commit to the aging back whose production has decreased in recent years.

Also absent from practice was starting tight end Juwan Johnson. Johnson is scheduled to undergo foot surgery next week which will leave him sidelined for significant time into training camp.

Three LSU baseball players received All-American Honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Third Baseman Tommy White, right-handed pitcher Luke Holman, and left-handed pitcher Griffin Herring were all named to the Second-Team All-America squad. The trio was also joined by first baseman Jared Jones on the 20224 American Baseball Coaches Association All-South region first team. Second baseman Steven Milam, designated hitter Hayden Travinsky, and left-handed pitcher Gage Jump were named to the second-team.

LSU Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson has already begun rebuilding his roster after losing nine players to the transfer portal so far with more expected to depart in the MLB draft. The Tigers will have to rely on bringing in transfers including junior college talent. Outfielder Tanner Reaves of Blinn College denied a scholarship from LSU for the 2024 season after hitting 20 homers his freshman season. A year later, Johnson says he’s ready to finally bring the versatile slugger to Baton Rouge…

Cut 17 (17) “…been committed.”

Reaves will join four other JUCO commits expected to join the Tigers next season.

The Pelicans announced their 2024 preseason schedule. Play will tip off in New Orleans October 7 against the Magic before heading to Orlando. The Pels will stay on the road as they visit the Heat the 13th and Rockets the 15th to close out preseason play.