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They were not the usual Frank Kush Sun Devils. In fact, they’d go on to become the only losing team Kush coached during 22 years in Tempe, finishing 4-7. But they still represented Arizona State, then the pride of the …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) looks for an open man as he is guarded by Portland Trail Blazers forward Allen Crabbe (23) during the Utah Jazz versus the Portland Trailblazers preseason NBA basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Monday, October 12, 2015.  Utah Jazz plagued by poor shooting in second straight preseason loss
    There is little question that the Utah Jazz were bad in Monday night’s 88-81 preseason loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. In losing to a Portland tea...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kurt Kragthorpe: Jazz searching for point-guard production — and points
    John Stockton’s statue is featured briefly in the Jazz’s new intro video, shown Monday night prior to their first home appearance of the preseason. I...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Vancouver Canucks' Brandon Prust, center, and teammates celebrate a goal by Adam Cracknell as Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner, foreground, skates toward the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) NHL: Animal activists protest Ducks’ Stoner over hunt charges
    Anaheim, Calif. • A small group of vocal protesters gathered outside Honda Center on Monday night to call for the suspension of Anaheim Ducks defensem...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Tech tools for success make Conference important for Women in business
    Dolores “Lolita” Medina wishes that she were armed in 2007 with information she has now. “I don’t think I got the lowest rate on our loan than we c...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 10:55 am   |     |   Share

    A fan wears a beard and jersey of San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle during warmups before the San Diego Chargers play the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) Utes in the NFL: Orchard plays bigger role as Kruger takes back seat with Browns
    Wrapping up how Utah’s players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Five. Minnesota running back MATT ASIATA • The Vikings were on a bye before h...
    Updated Oct 13 2015 12:27 am   |     |   Share

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick celebrates defeating the San Diego Chargers after an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. The Steelers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) NFL: Steelers edge Chargers on game’s last play
    San Diego • Le’Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Pittsburgh Steelers a stunning 24-20 victory over th...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors looks to stretch power forwards out offensively
    For Derrick Favors, his best defense may very well be his ability to provide offense. Here’s what we mean: The Jazz power forward will spend a lot of ...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) scores under Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (61) during the third inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) MLB: Blue Jays beat Rangers, force Game 5
    Arlington, Texas • Sure, R.A. Dickey was disappointed when he saw Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walking toward the mound. The 40-year-old knuckleball...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah basketball: Four-star center Jayce Johnson will get early start with Runnin' Utes
    Jayce Johnson's official visit to Utah went like many do: He saw the Huntsman Center. He saw the new facilities. Since he happened to be coming during...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 11:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • United States defender Dillon Serna (9) and Honduras defender Jhonatan Paz (2) battle for the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic semifinal qualifying soccer match Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. Honduras won 2-0. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Soccer: U.S. faces must-win match against Canada to keep Olympic hopes afloat
    Sandy • Dreams of an appearance at next summer’s Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro are dangling by a wispy thread for the U.S. men’s national tea...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, left, talks with Utah head coach Kyle Wittingham prior to an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Utah football: No. 4 Utes aim to snap 11-game skid against troublesome Sun Devils (with video)
    They were not the usual Frank Kush Sun Devils. In fact, they’d go on to become the only losing team Kush coached during 22 years in Tempe, finishing 4...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah linebacker Gionni Paul (13) catches an interception in the first half of an NCAA college football game against California on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah football notes: Gionni Paul keeps dazzling for Utah defense (with video)
    Even as Gionni Paul wears Utah red, there’s still a constant reminder of his previous affiliation on his right biceps: a tattoo of the Miami “U,” half...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Ex-Aggie QB Canales named interim coach at North Texas (again)
    Former Utah State quarterback Mike Canales was the news over the weekend. Canales, who was known as Chico when played for the Aggies from 1981-83, is ...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Sarkisian publicly apologized for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol and medication.(AP Photo/Nick Ut) College football: USC fires coach Steve Sarkisian
    Los Angeles • Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian on Monday, one day after the troubled football coach was put on leave. Athletic director Pat H...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Holes in one
    Wingpointe • Doyle Nelson. No. 8, 143 yards , 8-iron. With Tom Shaw. Glendale • George Gehling. No. 17, 169 yards, hybrid. With Justin Wayford...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Davis' Ireland Dunn (2) and Lone Peak's Maddie Wunderli (34) go for the ball during the 5A girls' state soccer championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium Friday October 24, 2014.  All eyes on nationally ranked Davis as girls soccer tourneys begin
    All the pressure will be on the Davis High School girls’ soccer team Tuesday when the Class 5A and 4A state tournaments begin at home sites throughout...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
    Aggies say they’re not out for revenge vs. Boise
    Utah State plays Boise State Friday night in the 20th game of the all-time series between the two schools. The Broncos have won 15 of the first 19 mee...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield sits on the shoulders of offensive lineman Isaac Asiata (54) while celebrating with the team after Utah defeated California 30-24 during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Kragthorpe: Ute defense comes through in the end vs. Cal
    The covered-up flaw of Utah's proud defense in 2014 was a series of fourth-quarter failures. In five Pac-12 games, the Utes failed to protect a lead i...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 10:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ALDS: Astros take 2-1 series lead over Royals with 4-2 win
    Houston • Dallas Keuchel’s perfect performance in Houston this year has the upstart Astros one win away from the American League Championship Series. ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • NHL: Canadiens beat Senators
    Ottawa, Ontario • Mike Condon got all the help he needed in his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens. Condon made 20 saves, and Tomas Plekanec scored ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Bronco, Taysom Hill will discuss Hill’s future after season
    In case you missed it, injured BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has granted a few interviews since his season-ending injury at Nebraska, and basically said...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) makes a three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) ALDS: Tulo-led Blue Jays avoid ALDS elimination, beat Texas 5-1
    Arlington, Texas • Troy Tulowitzki settled down at the podium after helping the Toronto Blue Jays extend the AL Division Series, his left shoulder and...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) comes down with a catch for the game-winning touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter  of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 30-27.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) NFL: Manning’s TD pass with 0:21 left lifts Giants past 49ers
    East Rutherford, N.J. • Eli Manning took a sip of a drink on the New York sideline, then slammed down the cup. Not in frustration, but in celebration....
    Updated Oct 11 2015 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Richard C. Kramer, longtime Bonneville pro, dies at 96
    The Richard C. Kramer Salt Lake City Amateur is now a memorial tribute. For 15 years, one of Utah’s most prestigious tournaments has honored the longt...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 08:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah volleyball: Transitioning Utes fall in straight sets to No. 1 USC
    Without one of its key players, and while transitioning to a new offense and different positions, Utah did what it could against No. 1 USC on Sunday. ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 08:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates after returning an interception from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) for a 74-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NFL: Harris’ INT return leads Broncos to 16-10 win over Raiders
    Oakland, Calif. • After spending most of his career carrying his team to wins, Peyton Manning is just along for the ride this year with Denver. Chris ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • New England Patriots' Tom Brady celebrates after scoring on a 1-yard run against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) NFL: Brady, Patriots pull away from Romo-less Cowboys 30-6
    Arlington, Texas • Tom Brady has another 4-0 start. The Dallas Cowboys tried to make it as difficult as they could without Tony Romo. Brady threw for ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 07:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) pulls away from Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) NFL: Palmer throws 3 TDs to help Cardinals dominate Lions 42-17
    Detroit • Carson Palmer earned a break. Matthew Stafford was forced to sit. Palmer threw for three touchdowns, Stafford was benched after throwing a t...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Browns kicker Travis Coons (6) celebrates his game-winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Baltimore. Cleveland won 33-30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) NFL: Coons’ FG in OT gives Browns 33-30 win over Ravens
    Baltimore • Josh McCown bucked recent history and put his name in the Cleveland record book with a marvelous performance that extended into overtime. ...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 03:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU football: Cougs face short turnaround, questions about Mangum’s health
    Provo • Just when it appeared the BYU Cougars had recovered from the rash of injuries that has plagued them since the opener against Nebraska, Saturda...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is helped off the field after an injury in the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) NFL: Bears rally in fourth quarter to beat Chiefs 18-17
    Kansas City, Mo. • Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears made a bad day even worse for the Kansas City Chiefs. Cutler led the Bears to a pair of fourth-qua...
    Updated Oct 11 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share