6:45 LRN Sportscast October 1

Saints All-pro receiver Michael Thomas was back at practice yesterday after missing the last two games with a high-ankle injury. Thomas was limited and so was cornerback Marshon Lattimore, because of a hamstring injury. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, tight end Jared Cook and left guard Andrus Peat did not practice.

After giving up 37 points in a loss to Green Bay on Sunday, Saints Coach Sean Payton wants to see his defense play with more discipline. He says it was disappointing to see how they played the boot leg on Sunday night…
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Payton wore a paper mask during Sunday’s loss to Green Bay after getting fined for not wearing a mask in the previous game. The NFL is serious about this issue. They are reportedly looking to strip teams of draft picks and hand down suspensions if protocols are not followed.

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron says he expects All American cornerback Derek Stingley Junior will be able to play this Saturday at Vanderbilt after missing the season opener with an illness. Commodores Coach Derek Mason says Stingley’s return will be a big boost for the Tigers defense…
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In other LSU injury news, Orgeron says starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal is very questionable. Coach O says Cameron Wire would start if Rosenthal can’t go.

Former LSU Tiger D-J LeMahieu’s two out, two strike RBI single in the ninth inning helped the Yankees defeat the Indians 10 to 9 last night. New York advances to the American League Division Series. So does Tampa Bay and Houston.