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Utah CB Hatfield arrested for robbery

This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Dominique Hatfield. Hatfield, a Utah cornerback, has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. Salt Lake County Jail records show the 20-year-old is still in custody. No bail has been set. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who planned to buy an Xbox game console from him.

Unified Police of Salt Lake County said the man met Hatfield at a car wash Tuesday after responding to an online classified ad for an Xbox when Hatfield pulled a knife and made off with $180.

Hatfield, 20, remained in custody Wednesday, according to Salt Lake County Jail records. Bail was set at $50,000. Defense attorney Greg Skordas declined to comment Wednesday.


Nike becomes Vols' main apparel provider

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. Tennessee had been an Adidas school since 1997.


N. Arizona's DeGroote dies on vacation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Northern Arizona football player Michael DeGroote died while vacationing with his family in Alaska. He was 22.

A family spokesman confirmed to the university that DeGroote died Tuesday in Alaska, though no other details were given.


FSU QB charged with punching woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.


Maryland's Edsall given 3-year extension

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension after guiding the Terrapins to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back bowl bids.

The extension begins in January 2017 and is worth up to $7.5 million, though only $500,000 is guaranteed. Edsall also receives an increase of $71,000 in each of the final two seasons of his original contract.


Duke's Tomlinson named ACC's top athlete

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Duke football player Laken Tomlinson and Virginia women's soccer player Morgan Brian are the Atlantic Coast Conference's male and female athletes of the year.

The league announced its overall award winners Tuesday following a vote by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.


Auburn to play Oregon in 2019 opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys.


Third Utah State player out of hospital

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.

The university updated defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo's status Tuesday afternoon.


LSU dismisses Lealaimatafao after arrest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU coach Les Miles says he has dismissed defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao from the team because of his recent arrest on allegations of hitting a woman outside a bar after she tried to stop him from robbing her unconscious boyfriend.

The redshirt freshman has not played for LSU. He turned himself into authorities June 18, two days after the alleged late-night incident.


WR Natson dismissed from Utah State

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Utah State coach Matt Wells has dismissed JoJo Natson from the football team for a violation of team rules. The school announced the decision Sunday night, but did not specify which rules were broken. ( ) reported that Natson previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge related to diverting school funds that were intended for a teammate.

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