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The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his 27 games with the Pacers, averaging 7.1 points. Turner has averaged 11.1 points per game since winning the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award as national college player of the year in 2009-10 with Ohio State. With Rajon Rondo out six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58470302@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT Chiefs sharp in win over Brady, Patriots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470081-77/charles-kansas-yards-brady.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score.... Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score.... 58470081@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT Raiders fire coach Allen after 0-4 start to season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470113-77/coach-season-allen-games.html.csp The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season. ... The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season. ... 58470113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:01 MDT BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host... Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host... 58469698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:11:49 MDT Utah Jazz notes: Kanter promises 3s, praise Snyder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470295-87/kanter-jazz-coach-game.html.csp Enes Kanter promises an expanded game this year. All the way out to the 3-point line. The Turkish big man has attempted exactly one shot from beyond the arc in each of his first three seasons (sinking one of them). This year, Kanter says he’s finally been given the freedom —more accurately the command — to fire from deep. “I’m rehabbing in Chicago and Coach Quin [Snyder] came to visit me and he said, ‘You know you’re going to shoot some 3s this year,’” Kanter recalled Monday. “I was just shocked... Enes Kanter promises an expanded game this year. All the way out to the 3-point line. The Turkish big man has attempted exactly one shot from beyond the arc in each of his first three seasons (sinking one of them). This year, Kanter says he’s finally been given the freedom —more accurately the command — to fire from deep. “I’m rehabbing in Chicago and Coach Quin [Snyder] came to visit me and he said, ‘You know you’re going to shoot some 3s this year,’” Kanter recalled Monday. “I was just shocked... 58470295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:10:02 MDT Utah Jazz: Trey Burke apologizes for leaked nude photographs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470180-87/burke-jazz-photos-forward.html.csp Trey Burke’s season began with an apology Monday, after nude photos of the Utah Jazz point guard were leaked on the Internet and spread over social media. “Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” Burke told reporters, after addressing his teammates and Jazz officials earlier. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to ... Trey Burke’s season began with an apology Monday, after nude photos of the Utah Jazz point guard were leaked on the Internet and spread over social media. “Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” Burke told reporters, after addressing his teammates and Jazz officials earlier. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to ... 58470180@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:04:39 MDT Utah Jazz: Hayward returns with a mission to lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470155-87/hayward-jazz-gordon-utah.html.csp Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And, yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lead... Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And, yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lead... 58470155@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:03:22 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz want to make themselves worth watching again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470297-87/jazz-team-kragthorpe-media.html.csp So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unselfishness. That’s not even counting Gordon Hayward’s negotiations regarding how much time he’s allowed to spend playing video games. Hayward’s a dedicated gamer, but he’s married now. He knows that. The Jazz are not a very good NBA team at the moment. We all understand that. Where the buzzwords from Media Day come into play is in holding this team... So the Jazz have gathered for coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp, and everyone recognizes that this new arrangement is going to require some unselfishness. That’s not even counting Gordon Hayward’s negotiations regarding how much time he’s allowed to spend playing video games. Hayward’s a dedicated gamer, but he’s married now. He knows that. The Jazz are not a very good NBA team at the moment. We all understand that. Where the buzzwords from Media Day come into play is in holding this team... 58470297@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:47:01 MDT Real Salt Lake: Skyline grad Braun finds home in Sacramento http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469506-77/club-republic-sacramento-braun.html.csp Sandy • Justin Braun can’t shake the shades of his club’s crest. Not that he wants to. Wherever the 27-year-old Skyline High product goes in his new home of Sacramento, he sees the maroon, the dark red and the brown of his team, Sacramento Republic FC. The California capital has embraced its first-year USL Pro franchise beyond all expectations. Fresh off an dream inaugural season, Sacramento rolls into Rio Tinto Stadium Tuesday to face Real Salt Lake in a friendly. Republic, which went 17-7-4... Sandy • Justin Braun can’t shake the shades of his club’s crest. Not that he wants to. Wherever the 27-year-old Skyline High product goes in his new home of Sacramento, he sees the maroon, the dark red and the brown of his team, Sacramento Republic FC. The California capital has embraced its first-year USL Pro franchise beyond all expectations. Fresh off an dream inaugural season, Sacramento rolls into Rio Tinto Stadium Tuesday to face Real Salt Lake in a friendly. Republic, which went 17-7-4... 58469506@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:14:33 MDT Utah football: ‘Somber’ Utes get early start prepping for UCLA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469567-89/utah-yards-ucla-game.html.csp It’s more than a platitude this week: Utah does not have time to dwell on defeat. The presumably bleary-eyed Utes reported to the facility at 7 a.m. Monday — a departure from their usual routine of starting filmwork Tuesday — to rewatch Saturday’s soul-sucking loss to Washington State. And then that was that. Monday afternoon, they would start watching No. 8 UCLA and trying to understand how they can do against one of the Pac-12’s best teams what they couldn’t against one of — thus far, in 2014 ... It’s more than a platitude this week: Utah does not have time to dwell on defeat. The presumably bleary-eyed Utes reported to the facility at 7 a.m. Monday — a departure from their usual routine of starting filmwork Tuesday — to rewatch Saturday’s soul-sucking loss to Washington State. And then that was that. Monday afternoon, they would start watching No. 8 UCLA and trying to understand how they can do against one of the Pac-12’s best teams what they couldn’t against one of — thus far, in 2014 ... 58469567@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:14:33 MDT Utah State football: Sparks already flying for BYU-USU game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469151-77/byu-game-state-utah.html.csp Logan • Utah State and BYU don’t play until Friday, but something as simple as an actual game time didn’t prevent the two rivals from throwing some zingers at one another on Monday. The morning started with BYU defensive lineman Remington Peck telling reporters at the Cougars’ press conference that he had learned through his ties to Utah State that quarterback Chuckie Keeton was going to apply for a medical redshirt this season. That news hit social media like wildfire, causing Utah State offi... Logan • Utah State and BYU don’t play until Friday, but something as simple as an actual game time didn’t prevent the two rivals from throwing some zingers at one another on Monday. The morning started with BYU defensive lineman Remington Peck telling reporters at the Cougars’ press conference that he had learned through his ties to Utah State that quarterback Chuckie Keeton was going to apply for a medical redshirt this season. That news hit social media like wildfire, causing Utah State offi... 58469151@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:14:33 MDT Utah Grizzlies sign forward Almeida http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58470023-77/almeida-season-assists-games.html.csp West Valley City • The Utah Grizzlies have signed forward Barry Almeida for the coming season, general manager and coach Tim Branham announced Monday. Almeida enters his third pro season. He spent last season with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones, where he finished with 15 goals and 11 assists in 47 games. In the 2014 Kelly Cup playoffs, Almeida scored two goals and added six assists in 22 games as Cincinnati advanced to the league finals against Alaska. “Barry has a very high skill-level and is v... West Valley City • The Utah Grizzlies have signed forward Barry Almeida for the coming season, general manager and coach Tim Branham announced Monday. Almeida enters his third pro season. He spent last season with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones, where he finished with 15 goals and 11 assists in 47 games. In the 2014 Kelly Cup playoffs, Almeida scored two goals and added six assists in 22 games as Cincinnati advanced to the league finals against Alaska. “Barry has a very high skill-level and is v... 58470023@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:02:08 MDT Utah soccer: Goalkeeper Lindsey Luke earns second straight Pac-12 weekly honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469926-89/luke-pac-goalkeeper-week.html.csp Even if she wasn’t perfect last week, the Pac-12 has honored Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke as the conference’s best. Luke helped the Utes (7-0-3) cling to a 1-1 draw with No. 4 Stanford in double overtime last weekend, keeping the program unbeaten this season and earning Pac-12 goaltender of the week for the second straight week. Notably, Luke had a save in the 107th minute to just barely tap a dangerous shot over the net. For the year, Luke has a 90.9 save percentage (9th nationally) and a 0.374... Even if she wasn’t perfect last week, the Pac-12 has honored Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke as the conference’s best. Luke helped the Utes (7-0-3) cling to a 1-1 draw with No. 4 Stanford in double overtime last weekend, keeping the program unbeaten this season and earning Pac-12 goaltender of the week for the second straight week. Notably, Luke had a save in the 107th minute to just barely tap a dangerous shot over the net. For the year, Luke has a 90.9 save percentage (9th nationally) and a 0.374... 58469926@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:26:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes outcoached, but punt was right call http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58467853-89/utah-utes-game-yard.html.csp Utah’s second-half collapse in Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Washington State was not exactly a strong endorsement for a coaching staff that has a lot to prove this season. Offensively, the Utes produced only a field goal after halftime, and that came via a short drive that started at the WSU 43-yard line after a fumble recovery. Defensively, the Utes gave up three touchdowns in the second half — two on long drives and the game-winner on an 81-yard pass play. Coach Mike Leach and the rest of the Coug... Utah’s second-half collapse in Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Washington State was not exactly a strong endorsement for a coaching staff that has a lot to prove this season. Offensively, the Utes produced only a field goal after halftime, and that came via a short drive that started at the WSU 43-yard line after a fumble recovery. Defensively, the Utes gave up three touchdowns in the second half — two on long drives and the game-winner on an 81-yard pass play. Coach Mike Leach and the rest of the Coug... 58467853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:43:47 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes unveil their 2015 schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469665-89/jan-pac-schedule-championships.html.csp Utah’s gymnastics team faces a typically tough schedule in 2015, with meets against UCLA, Stanford, Georgia and Michigan highlighting the schedule that was released Monday. The Pac-12 defending champions open their 40th season on the road at BYU on Jan. 9 while the home schedule begins with a tri-meet against SUU, Boise State and UC-Davis on Jan. 16. Meets against UCLA, Stanford, Michigan and Georgia means the Utes will face almost half of the field that participated in the 2014 NCAA Championshi... Utah’s gymnastics team faces a typically tough schedule in 2015, with meets against UCLA, Stanford, Georgia and Michigan highlighting the schedule that was released Monday. The Pac-12 defending champions open their 40th season on the road at BYU on Jan. 9 while the home schedule begins with a tri-meet against SUU, Boise State and UC-Davis on Jan. 16. Meets against UCLA, Stanford, Michigan and Georgia means the Utes will face almost half of the field that participated in the 2014 NCAA Championshi... 58469665@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:37:01 MDT Jim Harbaugh dismisses reports of 49ers discord http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469463-77/harbaugh-season-nfl-players.html.csp Santa Clara, Calif. • Jim Harbaugh has no time for Deion Sanders, Trent Dilfer or others who question whether the fourth-year coach has lost his locker room or the faith of his players. In an NFL Network show Sunday, Sanders said of 49ers players: “They want him out. They’re not on the same page.” “Personally I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh responded Monday. “People say what they say.” Analyst Dilfer offered Monday on ESPN Radio that, “I do think it’s become almost toxic.” Harbaugh dis... Santa Clara, Calif. • Jim Harbaugh has no time for Deion Sanders, Trent Dilfer or others who question whether the fourth-year coach has lost his locker room or the faith of his players. In an NFL Network show Sunday, Sanders said of 49ers players: “They want him out. They’re not on the same page.” “Personally I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh responded Monday. “People say what they say.” Analyst Dilfer offered Monday on ESPN Radio that, “I do think it’s become almost toxic.” Harbaugh dis... 58469463@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:16:03 MDT Utah soccer: Lindsey Luke named Pac-12 goalie of week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469495-89/week-luke-named-soccer.html.csp Utah soccer goalkeeper Lindsey Luke was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for Sept. 22-28. This is the second-straight weekly award for the junior and gives her five conference honors for her career. Luke made six saves this past weekend as the Utes drew with No. 4 Stanford. Despite not keeping the clean sheet, she has seven shutouts this season and 19 for her career. The NSCAA All-Region selection currently ranks ninth in the nation with a 90.9 save percentage. She also ranks 11th in ... Utah soccer goalkeeper Lindsey Luke was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for Sept. 22-28. This is the second-straight weekly award for the junior and gives her five conference honors for her career. Luke made six saves this past weekend as the Utes drew with No. 4 Stanford. Despite not keeping the clean sheet, she has seven shutouts this season and 19 for her career. The NSCAA All-Region selection currently ranks ninth in the nation with a 90.9 save percentage. She also ranks 11th in ... 58469495@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:42:02 MDT NFL: Autopsy after killing and suicide shows Chiefs LB Belcher had brain damage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469472-77/belcher-brain-autopsy-chiefs.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby’s mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself in front of the team’s general manager and head coach. Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, sued the team, cl... Kansas City, Mo. • An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby’s mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself in front of the team’s general manager and head coach. Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, sued the team, cl... 58469472@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:34:02 MDT Southern Utah football: Ahanonu named Big Sky defender of week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58468995-77/southern-state-utah-ahanonu.html.csp Ogden • Southern Utah linebacker Chinedu Ahanonu has been named the Big Sky Conference’s defensive player of the week, it was announced Monday. Ahanonu is a sophomore from West Jordan. He had 10 tackles, an intercepted pass and fumble recovery in Southern Utah’s 31-28 victory over Weber State. Ahanonu’s interception led to a Southern Utah touchdown in the second quarter. His fumble recovery halted a Weber State drive at the Thunderbird two early in the fourth quarter. Other weekly players of th... Ogden • Southern Utah linebacker Chinedu Ahanonu has been named the Big Sky Conference’s defensive player of the week, it was announced Monday. Ahanonu is a sophomore from West Jordan. He had 10 tackles, an intercepted pass and fumble recovery in Southern Utah’s 31-28 victory over Weber State. Ahanonu’s interception led to a Southern Utah touchdown in the second quarter. His fumble recovery halted a Weber State drive at the Thunderbird two early in the fourth quarter. Other weekly players of th... 58468995@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:26:02 MDT MLB: Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58469122-77/gardenhire-twins-manager-season.html.csp Minneapolis • The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire’s contract, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels. The Twins announced an afternoon news conference with Gardenhire and general manager Terry Ryan. Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise’s renaissance, guiding t... Minneapolis • The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire’s contract, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels. The Twins announced an afternoon news conference with Gardenhire and general manager Terry Ryan. Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise’s renaissance, guiding t... 58469122@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:26:01 MDT