"This probably has been the longest preseason I've been a part of. Feels like it, anyway. I'm excited about this week and excited to get back on the football field."

LaDainian Tomlinson

On finally returning to action after a seven-month layoff with an injury

TELEVISION

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Astros at Cubs, WGN, 6 p.m.

Giants at Rockies, FSN, 6:30 p.m.

TENNIS

U.S. Open, USA, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Raptors at Owlz, AM-700/AM-1490, 7 p.m.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Region girls soccer previews for Region 2 and Region 10 now available at deseretnews.com/preps

FACER

Is Utah coach Kyle Whittingham excited about the possibility of the Utes being ranked in the top 25? Find out in the Utah Utes blog.