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Promoted by U... Knoxville, Tenn. • Any remaining questions about quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s ability to move, run and scramble after recovering from knee surgery were answered Sunday night. Then again, Keeton’s repeated demonstration of those abilities was one of Utah State’s problems in a 38-7 loss to Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers hounded Keeton in exploiting USU’s offensive line, sacking him only once but forcing him into several hurried, errant throws and picking off two passes. Promoted by U... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58360283@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:32:01 MDT College Football: Vols dash Aggies’ plan for strong start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360147-77/aggies-vols-game-tennessee.html.csp Knoxville, Tenn. • The Utah State Aggies emphasized earlier in the week how important it was they get off to a good start against the Tennessee Vols. So much for that plan. Instead, the opening minutes of the Aggies’ contest at Tennessee went exactly the opposite way. How else to describe being down by two touchdowns in six minutes than being a game-changing moment, offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey acknowledged. “We didn’t get off on the right foot,” Whimpey said. “We had a great plan coming in... Knoxville, Tenn. • The Utah State Aggies emphasized earlier in the week how important it was they get off to a good start against the Tennessee Vols. So much for that plan. Instead, the opening minutes of the Aggies’ contest at Tennessee went exactly the opposite way. How else to describe being down by two touchdowns in six minutes than being a game-changing moment, offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey acknowledged. “We didn’t get off on the right foot,” Whimpey said. “We had a great plan coming in... 58360147@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:59:02 MDT Kurt Kragthorpe: Utah State falls apart on Tennessee’s big stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58360093-77/usu-tennessee-game-keeton.html.csp Knoxville, Tenn. The skies cleared, Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil sacked Tennessee’s quarterback and Aggie QB Chuckie Keeton completed his first pass attempt in a game in nearly 11 months. USU’s football season started wonderfully Sunday night. And then everything crumbled. A penalty flag fell on that first offensive play, kickoff returner Kennedy Williams lost a fumble and Joe Hill was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run. Nothing that happened in a 38-7 loss to the Volunteers at historic Neyla... Knoxville, Tenn. The skies cleared, Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil sacked Tennessee’s quarterback and Aggie QB Chuckie Keeton completed his first pass attempt in a game in nearly 11 months. USU’s football season started wonderfully Sunday night. And then everything crumbled. A penalty flag fell on that first offensive play, kickoff returner Kennedy Williams lost a fumble and Joe Hill was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 run. Nothing that happened in a 38-7 loss to the Volunteers at historic Neyla... 58360093@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:50:03 MDT USU Football: Tennessee beats Utah State 38-7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359323-77/aggies-state-utah-keeton.html.csp KNOXVILLE - It was set up so perfectly for the Utah State Aggies. They had a chance to come into Neyland Stadium and finally win the big game against a major team, kick off quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s Heisman campaign and send a message they are the team to watch in the Mountain West. But checking off all those goals proved much harder to accomplish than the Aggies imagined as a youthful but energized Tennessee team stuffed those hopes with a stingy defense and timely offense in a 38-7 victory... KNOXVILLE - It was set up so perfectly for the Utah State Aggies. They had a chance to come into Neyland Stadium and finally win the big game against a major team, kick off quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s Heisman campaign and send a message they are the team to watch in the Mountain West. But checking off all those goals proved much harder to accomplish than the Aggies imagined as a youthful but energized Tennessee team stuffed those hopes with a stingy defense and timely offense in a 38-7 victory... 58359323@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:40:46 MDT Tennis: Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358571-77/sharapova-wozniacki-final-open.html.csp New York • Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life. “The season for me has been a little bit up... New York • Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life. “The season for me has been a little bit up... 58358571@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:44:31 MDT In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358467-77/nfl-says-teams-calling.html.csp New York • Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken. The NFL’s head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players’ union, recognizes that trends always will be a pa... New York • Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken. The NFL’s head of football operations, a star player for 15 pro seasons and former president of the players’ union, recognizes that trends always will be a pa... 58358467@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:44:31 MDT 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358671-77/mcdonald-san-domestic-violence.html.csp San Jose, Calif. • Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tou... San Jose, Calif. • Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tou... 58358671@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:44:31 MDT MLB: Athletics acquire Dunn from White Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358673-77/dunn-sox-chicago-athletics.html.csp Chicago • The Oakland Athletics acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers. But he struggled in four seasons with the White Sox... Chicago • The Oakland Athletics acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers. But he struggled in four seasons with the White Sox... 58358673@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:44:31 MDT AP source: Chiefs’ Smith agrees to 4-yr extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359415-77/chiefs-smith-extension-kansas.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s... Kansas City, Mo. • Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s... 58359415@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT Real Salt Lake: Call-ups will test team’s depth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358601-77/dallas-rsl-match-team.html.csp Santa Clara, Calif. • Before Real Salt Lake jetted toward the Bay Area this weekend and grabbed a road point at San Jose, Jeff Cassar waxed existential on briefly losing three key players in the midst of a tense Western Conference playoff race. “It’s life,” RSL’s coach said. “It’s life when you have quality players. The good thing is we’re getting good players being called up.” But with back-to-back matches at home against FC Dallas and away against league-leading Seattle, the club must exact re... Santa Clara, Calif. • Before Real Salt Lake jetted toward the Bay Area this weekend and grabbed a road point at San Jose, Jeff Cassar waxed existential on briefly losing three key players in the midst of a tense Western Conference playoff race. “It’s life,” RSL’s coach said. “It’s life when you have quality players. The good thing is we’re getting good players being called up.” But with back-to-back matches at home against FC Dallas and away against league-leading Seattle, the club must exact re... 58358601@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t... Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t... 58358489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT Utah Football: Vegas thinks Fresno State may be match for Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359131-77/state-utah-fresno-usc.html.csp Few would argue, given the available evidence, that Utah is better than No. 15 USC, but is USC really 31 points better than Utah? Vegas says so. Days after the Trojans pummeled Fresno State 52-13 at the Coliseum, Utah is favored by a mere 7.5 points at Rice-Eccles this Saturday. This, on the heels of the Bulldogs being outgained 701 to 317 yards. Vegas either believes USC is very good, Utah is not-so good, or degrees of both. Fresno State is coming off an 11-2 season in which it was on track for... Few would argue, given the available evidence, that Utah is better than No. 15 USC, but is USC really 31 points better than Utah? Vegas says so. Days after the Trojans pummeled Fresno State 52-13 at the Coliseum, Utah is favored by a mere 7.5 points at Rice-Eccles this Saturday. This, on the heels of the Bulldogs being outgained 701 to 317 yards. Vegas either believes USC is very good, Utah is not-so good, or degrees of both. Fresno State is coming off an 11-2 season in which it was on track for... 58359131@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:23:30 MDT Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ... Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ... 58359130@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:57:29 MDT Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355407-77/sam-rams-cut-louis.html.csp St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... 58355407@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:10:15 MDT