06:45 LRN Sportscast September 7th

NFL regular season games begin tonight with Kansas City hosting Detroit. The Saints will play host to the Titans Sunday at noon, and New Orleans Quarterback Derek Carr expects the Black and Gold to have a great season…:
CUT 16 (16) “this week”

Saints’ rookie quarterback Jake Haener has been suspended six games following an announcement from the league Wednesday he violated the performance enhancing drug policy. The 4th round pick out of Fresno State will be eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on October 16th. Haener wasn’t likely to see much playing time this season slotted behind Carr, Jameis Winston and possibly Taysom Hill on the depth chart.

Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow says he’s on track to play in Sunday’s opener at Cleveland after a calf injury sidelined him for most of the preseason.

LSU Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $32 million dollar contract extension that will make her the highest paid coach in women’s basketball. The deal is pending final approval from the LSU Board of Supervisors which meets Friday. Mulkey has yet to see a win for her Tigers over South Carolina. They’ll take a third shot on January 25th as the SEC released next season’s schedule Wednesday afternoon.

LSU Coach Brian Kelly is “giddy” about the return of defensive tackle Maason Smith on Saturday night when the Tigers host Grambling. Smith was suspended for the season opener for getting paid for autographs before NIL took effect. Kelly says Smith hasn’t played in over a year:
CUT 19 (19) “impact the game”