11:40 LRN Sportscast

The New Orleans Saints concluded their three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until July 24th, when their training camp begins. First year offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak says that the offense is making a lot of progress in his new scheme, but Kubiak also noted that the Saints defense is looking as tough as ever.

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The Saints will travel to the Cardinals on August 10th to open up preseason play.

Saints veteran running back Alvin Kamara missed the final day of the three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday. Kamara’s agent says that the move was contract-related and that Kamara made the move due to slow contract extension talks. Kamara is on the second to last year of the $77 million dollar extension he signed with the Saints in 2020.

The Men’s College World Series is finally here and the second game will feature Florida State taking on Tennessee in an ACC versus SEC matchup at 6:00 pm. The Seminoles reached the College World Series after defeating UCF in their regional and sweeping UConn in the Tallahassee Super Regional. Tennessee reached the College World Series after defeating Southern Miss in their regional and then winning a tough series against Evansville in the Knoxville super regional.

The New Orleans Pelicans released their preseason schedule yesterday. The Pels will take on the Magic at home on October the 7th to start things off.

And what could be the final game of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks tips off tonight at 7:30 in Dallas. The Boston Celtics took a three game lead against the Dallas Mavericks after winning the last matchup in Dallas 106 to 99. The Celtics are now just one win away from their eighteenth NBA championship and first championship since 2008.

And the US Open is here and after the opening round of the historic tournament Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy are tied at five under par for the lead.