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Morning links: Atlanta United FC interested in Nick Rimando; Utes still a playoff candidate

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) celebrates after RSL's win over Chicago Fire makes him Major League Soccer's all-time leader in goalkeeper victories at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) celebrates after RSL's win over Chicago Fire makes him Major League Soccer's all-time leader in goalkeeper victories at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

While Nick Rimando has been a fixture in the net for Real Salt Lake for a decade, now it appears that someone else would like to have him as their keeper.

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated reported that according to sources, Atlanta United FC has interest in the keeper.

He writes, "Sources say Atlanta United is interested in landing Rimando for the 2017 season. Rimando has one year left on a contract that pays him a guaranteed $420,000, making him the second-highest paid goalkeeper in the league behind Tim Howard. The big question is whether Salt Lake will protect Rimando and his big salary number ahead of the Dec. 13 expansion draft."


Utah still an candidate for the college football playoff


Jon Solomon of CBS Sports ranked the under the radar candidates for the college football playoff, and despite the loss to Washington, the Utah Utes still made the list.

The Utes came in at No.6 in the rankings along with fellow Pac-12 schools, Washington State and Colorado.

Of Utah's chances, he writes, "A two-loss Pac-12 champion would be the longest of long shots. Utah would have the best chance since it could avenge one of its losses by beating Washington in the Pac-12 Championship Game."


Jonny Linehan shares thoughts on World Series game 7


The game 7 matchup in the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians was an epic event that few sports fans who were watching will forget for a long, long time.

It appears that BYU punter Jonny Linehan is one of them. He took to twitter during the game to share his thoughts.

He even had thoughts on some of the game's lesser covered skills.

Jay Yeomans is a sports writer for DeseretNews.com. Contact him at jyeomans@deseretdigital.com.