6:45 LRN Sportscast August 1

The Saints have reportedly signed veteran wide receivers Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate. Floyd is a former first round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, but caught just 10 passes for Minnesota last season. Tate hauled in six passes with the Bills last year, but he’s also returned punts and kicks. Sean Payton has said there’s an extensive search for a returner.

The attorney for suspended LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton says the NCAA will hear Fulton’s appeal on August ninth. Fulton has reportedly been suspended for two years for tampering with an NCAA drug test. Attorney Don Jackson has expressed confidence Fulton will play this season, because new evidence has come to light.

There were 15 trades in Major League Baseball in the hours leading up to the trade deadline. One of them involved former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman who went from Baltimore to Atlanta in a six player deal. Former Southeastern Lousiaina pitcher Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings to help the Brewers beat the Dodgers one to nothing last night.

ULM begins fall camp today and the Warhawks enter the season with an established starter at quarterback Caleb Evans, who threw for 28-hundred yards and 17 touchdowns last season and also rushed for 13 scores. ULM Coach Matt Viator says they’ve worked with Evans on having a better overall grasp of the offense…
cut 19 (17) “…doing that”

And starting this afternoon, you can place sports bets at two Mississippi casinos, Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospital Association, Larry Gregory, says they expect to see a lot of Louisiana license plates in the parking garages of those two casinos….
cut 12 (09) “…in sports then”