6:45 LRN Sportscast

Mandatory individual workouts will begin this week for the Pelicans as they get to resume their push for the playoffs when the season restarts in Orlando on July 30th. New Orleans will face the Utah Jazz on July 30th and the rest of the schedule features games against the Clippers, Grizzlies, two games against the Kings, the Wizards, Spurs and Magic. Based on current win-loss records, the Pels are the only team in Orlando who has a schedule against teams with a combined record below .500.

LSU sophomore linebacker Marcel Brooks has reportedly entered the NCAA player transfer portal. It’s unknown why Brooks is looking to leave LSU. Brooks showed flashes last season as a freshman and he was expected to have a significant role in Bo Pelini’s new four-three defense.

Cam Newton has found a new job in the NFL. The Patriots have signed the former NFL MVP to a one-year contract.

LSU epidemiologist Edward Trapido with the LSU School of Public Health tells the Reveille he would not recommend that fans watch games inside Tiger Stadium this season. One of Trapido’s colleagues, Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, calls it a logistical nightmare. LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard says the school still hopes fans will be allowed in Tiger Stadium, but a lot still has to be determined by where we are as a state with respect to COVID.

In Webster Parish, offseason workouts have been shut down at all Webster Parish schools because of multiple positive coronavirus tests among student-athletes.

On the PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship in Connecticut yesterday as he finished one shot ahead of Kevin Streelman. Johnson finished at 19-under par for his 21st PGA tour title.

Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. It’s Hamlin’s fourth victory of the season.