USU football: QB Jordan Love named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is the third time this year and fourth time in his career that the 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Bakersfield, California, has earned conference player of the week accolades. Overall, this is the Aggies’ 21st weekly accolade in their sixth season in the league. Prior to Love, the last Aggie to earn conference player of the week honors in consecutive weeks was linebacker Kyler Fackrell, who accomplished the feat in 2012 when USU was in the Western Athletic Conference. Love’s three player of the week honors this… Read More

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Marijuana legalization in Canada won’t change NHL rules yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. “I started noticing some therapeutic benefits,” Cote said. “It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and general well-being.” Now a handful of years into retirement, Cote is a proponent of cannabis and its oils as an alternative to more addictive drugs commonly used by athletes to play through pain. Marijuana can be detected in a person’s system for more than 30 days, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency without a specific therapeutic… Read More

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Morning links: Rams coach breaks up ‘duel’ between former Utes in Denver; Salem Hills High alum Porter Gustin to miss USC’s game against Utah

With 15 former University of Utah players currently on NFL active rosters, every so often old Ute teammates find themselves facing off on a pro field. Such was the case Sunday in Denver, as the Broncos hosted the Los Angeles Rams. A punt in the third quarter featured a pair of these former Utes who see plenty of action on special teams, with wide receiver Tim Patrick on one side for the Broncos and defensive back Dominique Hatfield of the Rams on the other. Utes fans took notice of a sequence between the two. lol @ the Rams coach who didn’t know @Tpstreets and @_HattyF were just two former teammates… Read More

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Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as a starting quarterback, tops all-time. Brady also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227. It was the first loss of the season for the Chiefs (5-1). New England (4-2) led 24-9 at intermission, but Patrick Mahomes directed an impressive rally by Kansas City in the second half.… Read More

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NFL roundup: Patriots, Brady top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as a starting quarterback, tops in NFL history. Brady also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227. It was the first loss of the season for the Chiefs (5-1). New England (4-2) led 24-9 at intermission, but Patrick Mahomes directed an impressive rally by Kansas City in… Read More

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Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

BOSTON (AP) — David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of his first career postseason win as a starter but still went back to the winning clubhouse for the first time in 11 playoff starts. Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gave up an RBI single to Jose Altuve with two outs in the ninth before Alex Bregman hit a flyball that was caught… Read More

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Red Sox even ALCS with Astros; Price gets no decision

BOSTON — David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of his first career post-season win as a starter but still went back to the winning clubhouse for the first time in 11 playoff starts. Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gave up an RBI single to Jose Altuve with two outs in the ninth before Alex Bregman hit a flyball that was caught on… Read More

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Amy Donaldson: Test subjects find challenges, gifts, no matter where they start in the sport of running

SALT LAKE CITY — Steve Terry, Tamra Hinman and Lachelle Bodine never aspired to be runners. In fact, Hinman still laughs when she describes herself as such, while Bodine admits she still feels a significant amount of fear about the sport’s toughest challenges. But one by one they found their way into a sport that doesn’t care about past athletic achievements — or the lack thereof. Running was a path to better health, a chance for a few minutes away from a demanding life and a necessary part of reaching a career goal. It helped them through loss and life changes and it gave them relationships they didn’t expect. Somewhere… Read More

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Winnipeg Jets top Carolina Hurricanes behind Bryan Little’s late tally

WINNIPEG — Bryan Little slammed home the winner, his first goal of the season, as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday night to open a six-game home stand. Patrick Laine broke open the scoreless game at 4:14 of the third and Kyle Connor added an empty-net goal with one second left to play as all three Jets (3-2-0) goals came in the third period. Backup goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 42 shots in net for Winnipeg. Micheal Ferland tied it up for Carolina (4-1-1) a few minutes after Laine’s goal. if ( “1” == true && ‘undefined’ !== typeof window.getIndexAds ) { var so = {preroll:{1:{1:{siteID:191888},2:{siteID:191889}}}}; adServerUrl… Read More

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Report: Red Sox ace Chris Sale admitted to hospital with stomach illness

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chis Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier in the day and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital. He will be held overnight for observation. The 29-yaer-old Sale struggled with his control in Boston’s 7-2 loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. He allowed two runs with four walks and a hit batter in four innings despite giving up just one hit. Sale… Read More

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