BYU will host Utah on Sept. 21, and visit Utah State on Oct. 4.
U.S., Canada playto scoreless draw
soccer • The United States prepped for its opening game in the final round of World Cup qualifying with a dull 0-0 tie against Canada on Tuesday night in Houston as defender Omar Gonzalez returned to the American national team lineup after a two-year absence. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed all 11 starters from November's 2-2 tie at Russia and is likely to change the entire lineup again for the Feb. 6 qualifier against Honduras at San Pedro Sula. Gonzalez was the senior member of the backline. The 6-foot-5 Los Angeles Galaxy center back made his third international appearance. The U.S. started an all-Major League Soccer lineup, including Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman and Tony Beltran.
Pitcher Chacin, Rockies reach deal
baseball • Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $6.5 million deal. The 25-year-old righty went 3-5 with a 4.43 ERA last season, missing more than three months with shoulder inflammation.
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