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What’s unusual about Saturday? It’s the only day between now and Nov. 1 when Utah, BYU and Utah State all are playing, thanks a combination of open dates and Thursday/Friday games. Even more rare is having BYU and Utah both play in the afternoon, kicking off at the same time. A closer look at the games: Utah at Michigan, 1:30 p.m. MDT Finally, we’ll start to get some more meaningful answers about Utah’s offensive improvement. Ute quarterback Travis Wilson and his receivers looked good agains... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58432436@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:17:18 MDT Monson: It’s a rough time for anybody who loves sports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424293-77/sports-athletes-monson-games.html.csp “I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man’s failures.” It was former Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren who spoke those words in 1968. Were he alive today, he couldn’t speak them now. Whatever line used to separate sports from news, accomplishments from failures, has been crossed over enough to erase it. There is no line, not anymore. The other day, I read through the listings on The Salt Lake Tribune’s on... “I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man’s failures.” It was former Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren who spoke those words in 1968. Were he alive today, he couldn’t speak them now. Whatever line used to separate sports from news, accomplishments from failures, has been crossed over enough to erase it. There is no line, not anymore. The other day, I read through the listings on The Salt Lake Tribune’s on... 58424293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:05:21 MDT Analysis: BYU-Virginia positional preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417330-88/virginia-yards-byu-houston.html.csp All of a sudden, this is looking like a tough one. BYU crushed Texas and a week later, was tested up and down the field by Houston before clinching a 33-25 victory. Then comes Virginia, fresh off a confidence boosting 23-21 victory against 21st ranked Louisville. In one swift motion, Virginia had ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, a 10-game losing streak against ACC foes and looked to be contender with a tough defense. Still, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has looked fantastic an... All of a sudden, this is looking like a tough one. BYU crushed Texas and a week later, was tested up and down the field by Houston before clinching a 33-25 victory. Then comes Virginia, fresh off a confidence boosting 23-21 victory against 21st ranked Louisville. In one swift motion, Virginia had ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, a 10-game losing streak against ACC foes and looked to be contender with a tough defense. Still, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has looked fantastic an... 58417330@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:05:21 MDT Real Salt Lake: Bustling 2014 continues for Beckerman and Rimando http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429954-77/rsl-rimando-beckerman-colorado.html.csp Sandy • Thirty-six days. That is precisely the amount of time Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando had away from soccer last offseason, if you can even call it that. From the end of their 2013 Major League Soccer season, which ended on the frozen turf at Sporting Park in MLS Cup on Dec. 7, to being called into Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. men’s national team camp on Jan. 12 for a dry run at this summer’s World Cup, two pillars of Real Salt Lake haven’t had much time to kick back this year — if any. Follow... Sandy • Thirty-six days. That is precisely the amount of time Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando had away from soccer last offseason, if you can even call it that. From the end of their 2013 Major League Soccer season, which ended on the frozen turf at Sporting Park in MLS Cup on Dec. 7, to being called into Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. men’s national team camp on Jan. 12 for a dry run at this summer’s World Cup, two pillars of Real Salt Lake haven’t had much time to kick back this year — if any. Follow... 58429954@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:11:14 MDT Women’s soccer: U.S. beats Mexico; Hope Solo earns 73rd career shutout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58431264-77/wambach-mexico-team-women.html.csp Rochester, N.Y. • Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73, and Amy Rodriguez, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe scored to help the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Mexico 4-0 in an exhibition game Thursday night in chilly conditions. Hometown hero Abby Wambach played the second half in the Americans’ final exhibition game before World Cup qualifying. The crowd started chanting “We Want Abby! We Want Abby!” in the 30th minute, and the Rochester native took the field after halftime. The... Rochester, N.Y. • Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73, and Amy Rodriguez, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe scored to help the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Mexico 4-0 in an exhibition game Thursday night in chilly conditions. Hometown hero Abby Wambach played the second half in the Americans’ final exhibition game before World Cup qualifying. The crowd started chanting “We Want Abby! We Want Abby!” in the 30th minute, and the Rochester native took the field after halftime. The... 58431264@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:02 MDT Golf: Stacy Lewis tied for lead at Yokohama Tire Classic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430397-77/lewis-hur-bogey-free.html.csp Prattville, Ala. • Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course. She has a tour-high three victories this season. “I grew up playing on Bermuda grass, which I think that helps a lot, you know, just reading ... Prattville, Ala. • Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course. She has a tour-high three victories this season. “I grew up playing on Bermuda grass, which I think that helps a lot, you know, just reading ... 58430397@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:08:02 MDT Prep volleyball: Fremont 3, Syracuse 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58431095-190/syracuse-fremont-match-vigil.html.csp Though only a sophomore, Fremont strong side hitter Madeline Vigil is already aware that power at her position should be supplemented with cleverness in order to beat the block sometimes. Vigil did dink one shot past the Syracuse defense very late in a match Thursday, but for the most part, it was Vigil and Fremont senior Whitney Wray that put some major pop on the ball in key moments of a 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Syracuse. With the win, the Silverwolves continue their hot start i... Though only a sophomore, Fremont strong side hitter Madeline Vigil is already aware that power at her position should be supplemented with cleverness in order to beat the block sometimes. Vigil did dink one shot past the Syracuse defense very late in a match Thursday, but for the most part, it was Vigil and Fremont senior Whitney Wray that put some major pop on the ball in key moments of a 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Syracuse. With the win, the Silverwolves continue their hot start i... 58431095@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:46:03 MDT Girls soccer: Highland 8, Cyprus 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58431047-190/owens-thornton-highland-kooyman.html.csp Highland’s April Owens knows every Region 6 girls’ soccer game is going to be a battle. The senior goalkeeper said advancing far into the playoffs means defeating regional rivals East, Clearfield and Woods Cross and not taking any other teams lightly. Hosting Cyprus, Highland attacked early and often for the 8-0 victory Thursday. With seven players finding the back of the net, Owens said that the Rams are finding their stride at the right time of the season. She likes her offenses ability to clo... Highland’s April Owens knows every Region 6 girls’ soccer game is going to be a battle. The senior goalkeeper said advancing far into the playoffs means defeating regional rivals East, Clearfield and Woods Cross and not taking any other teams lightly. Hosting Cyprus, Highland attacked early and often for the 8-0 victory Thursday. With seven players finding the back of the net, Owens said that the Rams are finding their stride at the right time of the season. She likes her offenses ability to clo... 58431047@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:34:02 MDT Wozniacki sails into Pan Pacific quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430690-77/chivas-fifa-watches-soccer.html.csp TENNIS • Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The U.S. Open finalist broke Gajdosova three times in the third set at Ariake Coliseum and won with a crosscourt backhand. She will take on eighth-seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in Friday’s quarterfinals. Suarez Navarro defeated Daria Gavrilova of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-3. Also, Garbi... TENNIS • Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The U.S. Open finalist broke Gajdosova three times in the third set at Ariake Coliseum and won with a crosscourt backhand. She will take on eighth-seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in Friday’s quarterfinals. Suarez Navarro defeated Daria Gavrilova of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-3. Also, Garbi... 58430690@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:29:02 MDT Friday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430986-77/sports-fox-nascar-practice.html.csp Television Auto racing • Formula One, practice for Singapore Grand Prix, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H., 10 a.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H., 11:30 a.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H., 1 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H., 2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice f... Television Auto racing • Formula One, practice for Singapore Grand Prix, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H., 10 a.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H., 11:30 a.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H., 1 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H., 2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice f... 58430986@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:57:02 MDT Royal & Ancient golf club opens to women members in historic vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430606-77/golf-members-women-club.html.csp The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter Dawson said in a brief statement he read just outside the clubhouse at the Old Course. Dawson said m... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter Dawson said in a brief statement he read just outside the clubhouse at the Old Course. Dawson said m... 58430606@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:47:02 MDT Prep football: Summit Academy looks to prove it’s for real http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58430273-190/summit-game-south-academy.html.csp While many prep fans are looking forward to next week’s matchup between 5A powers Bingham and Brighton, there are two huge games Friday featuring ranked teams in Class 3A and 2A. In Class 3A, top-ranked and defending champion Judge hosts unbeaten and third-ranked Union in the Bulldogs’ homecoming. Judge is the favorite, largely because the Bulldogs are at home and have dominated Union in the past. But the Cougars are off to their best start since 1988 and could be a surprise this year. In Class ... While many prep fans are looking forward to next week’s matchup between 5A powers Bingham and Brighton, there are two huge games Friday featuring ranked teams in Class 3A and 2A. In Class 3A, top-ranked and defending champion Judge hosts unbeaten and third-ranked Union in the Bulldogs’ homecoming. Judge is the favorite, largely because the Bulldogs are at home and have dominated Union in the past. But the Cougars are off to their best start since 1988 and could be a surprise this year. In Class ... 58430273@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:02 MDT BYU football: McMahon to enter BYU Hall, have jersey retired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58429049-88/byu-mcmahon-degree-game.html.csp Provo • Thirty-three years after completing his eligibility as an All-American quarterback at BYU, Jim McMahon will be inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame and have his No. 9 jersey retired at a halftime ceremony during the BYU-Utah State game on Oct. 3. BYU made the announcement on Thursday morning with the release of its 2014 induction class to be honored at the Marriott Center on Oct. 2. Other inductees include gymnast Kelly Parkinson Evanson, swimmer Dmitri Malinovski, track and cross... Provo • Thirty-three years after completing his eligibility as an All-American quarterback at BYU, Jim McMahon will be inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame and have his No. 9 jersey retired at a halftime ceremony during the BYU-Utah State game on Oct. 3. BYU made the announcement on Thursday morning with the release of its 2014 induction class to be honored at the Marriott Center on Oct. 2. Other inductees include gymnast Kelly Parkinson Evanson, swimmer Dmitri Malinovski, track and cross... 58429049@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:06:34 MDT Golf: Royal & Ancient at St. Andrews votes to admit female members http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429563-77/golf-members-club-women.html.csp The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter Dawson said in a brief statement he read just outside the clubhouse at the Old Course. Dawson said mo... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter Dawson said in a brief statement he read just outside the clubhouse at the Old Course. Dawson said mo... 58429563@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:42:46 MDT USU basketball: Mountain West TV package includes 18 Aggies games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429653-77/mountain-west-state-network.html.csp Colorado Springs, Colo. • Eighteen Utah State men’s basketball games will be televised this season, the Mountain West Conference has announced. The league unveiled its broadcast package for 2014-15 on Thursday, which will include a total of over 100 games on a regional and national basis. The games will be carried on CBS, the CBS Sports Network, the ESPN family of networks, Root Sports and the Mountain West Network. Utah State’s first TV appearance comes Nov. 19, when the Aggies play host to San... Colorado Springs, Colo. • Eighteen Utah State men’s basketball games will be televised this season, the Mountain West Conference has announced. The league unveiled its broadcast package for 2014-15 on Thursday, which will include a total of over 100 games on a regional and national basis. The games will be carried on CBS, the CBS Sports Network, the ESPN family of networks, Root Sports and the Mountain West Network. Utah State’s first TV appearance comes Nov. 19, when the Aggies play host to San... 58429653@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:01 MDT Golf: Tiger Woods says he might coach himself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429622-77/woods-says-coach-tiger.html.csp Jupiter, Fla. • The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods. Woods posted a blog on his website Thursday saying there was no “hard-and-set” rule on finding a new swing coach. He parted way with Sean Foley last month after two years. Woods only completed 25 founds this year because of a back injury that required surgery. He is not playing until the Hero World Challenge in December. He says he needs to get healthy before he figures out where to go with his game. He says he is keeping... Jupiter, Fla. • The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods. Woods posted a blog on his website Thursday saying there was no “hard-and-set” rule on finding a new swing coach. He parted way with Sean Foley last month after two years. Woods only completed 25 founds this year because of a back injury that required surgery. He is not playing until the Hero World Challenge in December. He says he needs to get healthy before he figures out where to go with his game. He says he is keeping... 58429622@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:37:02 MDT Icing kickers might not matter in the 4th quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429604-77/iowa-ferentz-kicker-netten.html.csp Iowa City, Iowa • It was a split-second decision that reignited a classic debate in college football: Does icing the kicker actually work? Last Saturday, Iowa State was on Iowa’s 24-yard line with 2 seconds left and the game tied at 17. Cyclones sophomore kicker Cole Netten was about to attempt the biggest kick of his life for a road team desperate to end a two-game skid. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz used his final timeout, presumably to give Netten a moment to let all that sink in. Netten kicked... Iowa City, Iowa • It was a split-second decision that reignited a classic debate in college football: Does icing the kicker actually work? Last Saturday, Iowa State was on Iowa’s 24-yard line with 2 seconds left and the game tied at 17. Cyclones sophomore kicker Cole Netten was about to attempt the biggest kick of his life for a road team desperate to end a two-game skid. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz used his final timeout, presumably to give Netten a moment to let all that sink in. Netten kicked... 58429604@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:02 MDT Virginia-BYU Preview Capsule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58429591-88/virginia-byu-cougars-season.html.csp VIRGINIA (2-1) at No. 21 BYU (3-0), 3:35 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: BYU by 14. Series Record: Virginia leads 3-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE Virginia is playing its first road game of the season. Last season BYU visited Virginia and lost 19-16 in a game that featured a two-hour lightning delay. The Cougars have spent two weeks in the AP Top 25, their first appearance in the national rankings since early 2012. Three of Virginia’s opponents to start the season have been ranked: UCLA, Louisville and the Cougars. K... VIRGINIA (2-1) at No. 21 BYU (3-0), 3:35 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: BYU by 14. Series Record: Virginia leads 3-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE Virginia is playing its first road game of the season. Last season BYU visited Virginia and lost 19-16 in a game that featured a two-hour lightning delay. The Cougars have spent two weeks in the AP Top 25, their first appearance in the national rankings since early 2012. Three of Virginia’s opponents to start the season have been ranked: UCLA, Louisville and the Cougars. K... 58429591@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:31:02 MDT MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429577-77/league-garber-chivas-mls.html.csp New York • Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won’t be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team. “We expect to be able to close an agreement by the end of the season,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday after a news conference to launch the league’s new logo. “Once we get an ownership group in place, we’ll sit down with them and make a decision as to whether or not we’re going to keep that team operating in 2015 and beyond.” The lea... New York • Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won’t be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team. “We expect to be able to close an agreement by the end of the season,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday after a news conference to launch the league’s new logo. “Once we get an ownership group in place, we’ll sit down with them and make a decision as to whether or not we’re going to keep that team operating in 2015 and beyond.” The lea... 58429577@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:29:02 MDT Krzyzewski: Coaching U.S. is no unfair edge at Duke http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429565-77/krzyzewski-duke-team-basketball.html.csp Durham, N.C. • Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup in Spain. He fired back at critics who have suggested he uses his connections to the U.S. team for self-serving reasons with the Blue Devils. He says any advantage gained is “an advantage through accomplishment” and adds that coaching ... Durham, N.C. • Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup in Spain. He fired back at critics who have suggested he uses his connections to the U.S. team for self-serving reasons with the Blue Devils. He says any advantage gained is “an advantage through accomplishment” and adds that coaching ... 58429565@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:27:02 MDT