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Pittsburgh Steelers to skip the national anthem entirely amid Trump backlash

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers said the team won’t be on the field at all when the national anthem plays before Sunday’s game. The decision follows a wave of backlash to President Donald Trump’s criticism of some National Football League players who chose to sit out the anthem in protest of police brutality and racial bias. “We’re […]

20 years ago: Utah Jazz hook a big one, re-sign Greg Ostertag

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

Editor’s note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a look back into our archives. The Utah Jazz had been auditioning replacements for center Mark Eaton for four years. Having found a big man they liked in that role, the Jazz made sure he wouldnt slip away at least not for six years. The Jazzs offseason […]

Josh Sitton out; Kyle Long, Markus Wheaton among Bears debuting

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

Josh Sitton will miss Sunday’s game with a ribs injury, but a fellow Pro Bowl guard, Kyle Long, will make his long-anticipated return after recovering from ankle surgery. Receiver Markus Wheaton, who had left pinkie surgery, and cornerback Prince Amukamara, who hurt his ankle in the third preseason game, will also make their regular-season debuts. […]

Steelers will stay in locker room for anthem; Bears release statement

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

The Steelers will stay in their locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday rather than take the field for the national anthem, coach Mike Tomlin told CBS. Bears chairman George McCaskey, meanwhile, released a statement, one day after saying the team would defer to commissioner Roger Goodell. “The Chicago Bears are proud to support our […]

Trump’s war of words with NFL rages on — all the way to London

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

President Donald Trump took a break Sunday morning from calling North Korea’s nuclear-powered leader Little Rocket Man and continued his assault on the NFL. Tripling down on his rhetoric — that started at a Friday rally preaching to his base in Alabama and continued with a Twitter war with NBA superstar LeBron James on Saturday […]

Sports on the air for Sept. 24-30

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 TELEVISION FOOTBALL Broncos at Bills, CBS, 11 a.m. Giants at Eagles, FOX, 11 a.m. CFL: Stampeders at Roughriders, ESPN2, 2 p.m. Bengals at Packers, CBS, 2:30 p.m. Raiders at Redskins, NBC, 6:30 p.m. GOLF Portugal Masters, GOLF, 6 a.m. DAP Championship, GOLF, 11:30 a.m. Tour Championship, NBC, 11:30 a.m. PURE Insurance […]

White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon won’t rule out surgery on shoulder

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon told reporters Saturday that he’s confident he won’t begin next season where he started this one — on the disabled list. Rodon said he’s not overly concerned about his ailing left shoulder, but he didn’t rule out the possibility of having offseason surgery on it, either. ‘‘We’re just trying to […]

Dixie State football: Trailblazers drop 58-40 decision to No. 20 Central Washington

24 Sep , 2017 Sports

The Dixie State football team dropped a 58-40 non-conference decision to No. 20 Central Washington on Saturday at Legend Solar Stadium. The Trailblazers (1-3, 1-2 RMAC) amassed 381 yards of total offense (284 passing, 97 rushing) but conceded 442 yards to Central Washington as the teams combined for 98 points. Dixie State sprinted out of […]