METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he's been disappointed by his players' lack of situational awareness during a pair of close losses to open the season. The coach says the result has been costly pre-snap mental errors including blown pass coverages, running backs failing to pick up blitzes and an offside on an opponent's field goal try.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the Saints haven't disclosed the injury. The person says the timeline for Ingram's return remains unclear.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Tigers are bracing for what they expect to be their stiffest challenge yet when unbeaten Mississippi State visits this weekend. LSU has allowed opposing quarterbacks just a 40 percent completion rate for 94 yards per game.
HOUSTON (AP) - Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 1998.
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