6:45 LRN sportscast

For the first time since 2014, the Saints won their preseason opener, rallying to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 last night. But Coach Sean Payton didn’t like how the game started as the Jaguars scored on their first three possessions…
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The Saints backup quarterbacks played well as Taysom Hill was 8 of 9 for 72 yards and also rushed for 52 yards. Tom Savage directed two scoring drives and was 7 of 10 for 70 yards. A couple of players on the bubble played really well. Defensive end Jayrone Elliot forced a fumble and Devaroe Lawrence had two sacks. The next preseason game is a week from tonight in the Dome against the Cardinals.

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton remains suspended for the 2018 season as the NCAA has upheld his two-year ban from college athletics for tampering with a drug test. Fulton’s attorney says he’ll now seek a waiver from the NCAA. LSU athletics director Joe Alleva says the the school made a strong case for reinstatement, and they are disappointed with the decision.

The LSU coaching staff hoped Fulton could start at one of the cornerback spots, as they don’t have much depth at that position. Terrance Alexander was brought in as a graduate transfer from Stanford and the former John Curtis star says they can still have a great defense without Fulton…
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Former Evangel standout and Tigers linebacker Micah Baskerville reportedly suffered a minor foot injury that will require surgery. He’s expected back at practice before the season opener against Miami.