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MITCHELL, HARBAUGH ON THE MOVE: Jim Harbaugh has been all but penciled in as the San Diego Chargers' opening-day starter after the team agreed Monday to terms of a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal is contingent on Harbaugh reworking his contract and the Ravens acquiring Scott Mitchell from the Detroit Lions.The Lions were prepared to trade Mitchell to Baltimore in exchange for the Ravens' third-round draft choice this spring and a fourth- or fifth-round pick in 2000.

According to The Detroit News, the deal is so near completion that Mitchell's agent, Tony Agnone, said his client obtained permission from Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas to wear his uniform number, 19.

BILLS TO EXTEND FLUTIE: The Buffalo Bills are trying to keep everyone happy. But quarterback Rob Johnson can't be thrilled with the contract extension signed by Doug Flutie.

The extension, expected to be signed Tuesday, will give Flutie a four-year, $22 million contract, including a $6 million bonus.


UTAH MEN'S TENNIS: Utah dropped to 4-8 by losing 4-3 Monday to the University of San Diego 4-3.

Ute winners included Ben Coates at No. 1 singles and Adam Eke at No. 5 singles. The U. doubles teams of Coates-Rodrigue and Dyer-Yip also won.

SUU GYMNASTICS: Southern Utah scored its season-high total and the third-highest score in school history Monday night, but Boise State posted its second-highest score of the year to pull out a 194.900-193.800 victory.

Boise State's Louise Cashmere won the all-around with a 39.225. SUU's Suzi Clark tied Cashmere for first on vault at 9.750 and tied the school beam record at 9.875 en route to a 39.050 all-around score, which also tied the SUU record. SUU's Tamara Turley also tied the school beam record on her way to a personal-best 38.900 all-around score.

Kym Franklin won the floor competition for the Thunderbirds with a 9.850 and posted personal-bests on beam (9.825) and bars (9.80) in her final home meet.

SUU MEN'S GOLF: Southern Utah University was in 15th place, 34 shots off the lead but just nine shots out of ninth place, after the first two rounds of the University of San Diego Invitational Monday. The Thunderbird golfers shot a two-round total of 628 Monday. Tyler Barlow led the team with a two-round total of 151, good enough for 16th place.


INGERSOLL RETIRES: Carl Ingersoll has announced his retirement as the Lone Peak basketball coach. Under his direction, the second-year Knights finished tied for second in Region 6 and made it to the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs.

Interested applicants for the vacant position, who are currently certified to teach high school, at the Highland school need to contact Lone Peak principal Jim Starr at (801) 763-7050. The deadline is next Monday.

NEW W.J. FOOTBALL COACH: Mike Morgan has been named the new head football coach at West Jordan High. Morgan has spent time as an assistant at Granger, Murray and Brighton during the '90s.

Morgan, who prepped at Brighton, was an All-WAC defensive lineman for BYU in the mid-'80s, and he played professionally for awhile in the World Football League.

Morgan replaces Brent Hawkins, the Jaguars' two-year coach who will assist Rick Bojak at new Riverton High this fall.