July 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Beat Magic In Summer League Tourney Play Tags: Basketball/NBA Summer League/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Las Vegas, NV) — The Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 75-70 to advance in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League tournament.Diamond Stone led Utah with 14 points and 11 boards. Georges Niang contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds.The Jazz will play the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow. Written by Robert Lovell
Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final OT Philadelphia 133 Charlotte 132 Final Orlando 117 Washington 108 Final Detroit 124 Atlanta 109 Final Indiana 110 Miami 102 Final Brooklyn 112 Denver 110 Final Utah 123 Boston 115 Final Sacramento 121 Minnesota 110NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Toronto 6 New Jersey 1 Final Columbus 2 Washington 1 Final OT Detroit 3 N-Y Rangers 2 Final St. Louis 4 San Jose 0 Final Winnipeg 5 Colorado 2 Final Minnesota 5 Anaheim 1 TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final (13) Syracuse 54 Louisville 23 Final Boise St. 24 (16) Fresno St. 17 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final (2) Kentucky 71 S. Illinois 59 Final (6) Tennessee 87 Louisiana-Lafayette 65 Final (7) Nevada 83 Pacific 61 Final (8) North Carolina 116 Elon 67 Final (11) Auburn 88 (25) Washington 66 Final (12) Kansas St. 56 Kennesaw St. 41 Final OT Buffalo 99 (13) West Virginia 94 Final (14) Oregon 81 E. Washington 47 Final (15) Virginia Tech 87 Gardner-Webb 59 Final (18) Mississippi St. 95 Austin Peay 67 Final (21) UCLA 91 Long Beach St. 80 Final (22) Clemson 71 NC Central 51 Final (23) LSU 97 UNC-Greensboro 91Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 10, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/18
Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores for Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 96, Chicago 90Orlando 105, Miami 90Dallas 111, Portland 102Sacramento 122, Phoenix 105Utah 139, San Antonio 105NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWinnipeg 3, NY Islanders 1Florida 5, Boston 0Calgary 9, Columbus 6Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3Montreal 5, Ottawa 2SO Tampa Bay 6, Detroit 5OT Toronto 4, Buffalo 3Vegas 5, Washington 3Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2Arizona 2, L.A. Kings 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(2) Kansas 72, Wofford 47(5) Michigan 62, Northwestern 60(8) Auburn 67, UNC-Asheville 41(22) Mississippi St. 90, McNeese St. 77(25) Furman 98, Elon 77Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. December 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/4/18
Opeta also played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl January 19. February 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Iosua Opeta Invited to NFL Draft Combine FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS-Thursday, Weber State offensive lineman Iosua Opeta was invited to the NFL Draft Combine February 26-March 5 at Indianapolis. Brad James Last year, Weber State star cornerback Taron Johnson was invited to the combine and drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. The durable Opeta started all 13 games on the season for the Wildcats and played 50 games in his collegiate career at Weber State. Written by Tags: Buffalo Bills/Iosua Opeta/NFL Draft Combine/NFLPA Collegiate Bowl/Taron Johnson/Weber State Football Opeta, a two-time FCS All-American, is the 14th Wildcat in program history to participate at the NFL Combine and the fourth from the Big Sky Conference this season. Opeta’s workout before scouts and coaches is slated for March 1.
Holland Woods had 19 points for the Vikings (16-16). Jamie Orme added 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Rashaad Goolsby had eight rebounds. Associated Press Cody John had 17 points for Weber State (18-14). Brekkott Chapman added 12 points and eight rebounds. Michal Kozak had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Weber State. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 23 points as Weber State topped Portland State 81-71 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. March 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harding carries Weber State in Big Sky tourney win Fourth-seeded Weber State will now play No. 1 seed Montana in the Big Sky semifinals Friday at 5:30 PM in Boise. Tags: Big Sky/Big Sky Tournament/Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by
March 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) — Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And “everyone” even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early Friday morning. This means the world to us. #44 pic.twitter.com/TyIQTMAOpW— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) March 22, 2019“This means the world to us,” the former New York Yankee wrote. In the card, Obama penned some advice about facing whatever challenges life brings with someone you love.A-Rod broke the news of the engagement two weeks ago on Instagram, sharing a picture of Lopez’s ring with the caption, “She said yes.”J.Lo posted the same shot on her Instagram account for her 88 million followers to see. The actress and retired New York Yankees legend began dating last winter and made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala later that year. They seem to have been inseparable ever since.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Ashton Seely/Cowboy Open/Greg Wililams/Jayden Woodruff/University of Wyoming/UVU Wrestling Brad James Written by October 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Juab Product Ashton Seely To Compete at UVU Wrestling Intrasquad Matches Wednesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley Wrestling hosts its annual intrasquad match with a former Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network star athlete having a chance to show his stuff.Redshirt sophomore Ashton Seely, a native of Nephi and the first four-time state champion wrestler in Juab High School history, is vying for the right to start for head coach Greg Williams at 197 pounds.During this match, he will compete against redshirt freshman Jayden Woodruff. Woodruff went 10-0 last season while competing as an unattached wrestler during his redshirt campaign.Seely is considered “much improved” by the Wolverines’ official athletic department Web site, gouvu.com.The Wolverines’ season officially commences November 2 at the Cowboy Open hosted by the University of Wyoming at Laramie, Wyo.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(SEATTLE) — Marshawn Lynch is rejoining the Seattle Seahawks — if only for a short time.The 33-year-old running back and the team reached an agreement on a deal Monday, according to Lynch’s agent. The contract, however, only covers Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, when both teams will duke it out for the NFC West title, and Seattle’s ensuing postseason, ESPN reports.Lynch was added to the Seahawks’ roster after running backs Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise sustained season-ending injuries in Week 16.Seattle also signed running back Robert Turbin to help fill out the open spots.Both Lynch and Turbin spent part of their NFL careers with the Seahawks, including a few years together. Lynch played for Seattle from 2010 to 2015, while Turbin started out with the team in 2012 and remained there through 2014.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by December 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Following RB injuries, Seahawks add Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin
Tags: Dixie State basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State, the No. 1 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, hosts the No. 8 seed Regis Rangers at Burns Arena as the RMAC Tournament commences.The 22-6 (17-5 in RMAC play) Trailblazers are seeking their first all-time RMAC Tournament title, which would give them an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Tournament.In statements from Dixie State University athletic director Jason Boothe, should the Trailblazers fail to win the conference tournament title, there is no guarantee they would still make the NCAA Tournament field.Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins (568-260, .686 at Dixie State) is in his 16th year at the helm of the Trailblazers’ program.His 22-6 (.786) record this season is his best as the Trailblazers’ head coach by winning percentage.The Trailblazers have been among the more exciting teams in NCAA Division II this season.Dixie State averages 81.3 points per game as the Trailblazers rank 62nd nationally in scoring offense.Trailblazers junior forward/center Hunter Schofield leads Dixie State in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (6.2 boards per game) and total blocked shots (15).Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (14.5 points per game, team-bests in assists  and steals ) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (10.6 points per game) also score in double figures on-average this season for Dixie State.Defensively, the Trailblazers surrender 72.9 points per game, ranking them 104th nationally in scoring defense.In his fifth season at the helm of the Regis program, head coach Brady Bergeson is 93-55 (.628).The Rangers score 77.2 points per game, ranking them 133rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Christian Little leads Regis in scoring (17 points per game), assists (76) and steals (55).Sophomore forward, Swiss national Toni Rocak, leads the Rangers in rebounding (6.3 boards per game) and blocked shots (15). Rocak also posts 15.3 points per game.Other Rangers to score in double figures on-average include junior guard Brian Dawson (11.9 points per game) and Donald Gipson (10.9 points per game).Regis surrenders 74.4 points per game, ranking the Rangers 139th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers lead Regis 3-1 all-time. Should Dixie State advance past the Rangers, they would host the winner of the Colorado Mesa-UC Colorado Springs game. Written by March 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Regis In RMAC Quarterfinals Tuesday Brad James
Written by Tags: Chicago Bulls/Michael Jordan/The Last Dance March 31, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local ‘The Last Dance’ look at Jordan’s last title starts April 19 Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release.ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called ‘The Last Dance’ will run in the U.S. over five consecutive Sunday nights starting April 19 and running through May 17. There will be two hour-long episodes on each of those nights, airing back-to-back at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mountain time.“April 19th can’t come fast enough. I CAN NOT WAIT!!” Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted upon hearing news of the series’ long-awaited release.The series will include never-before-seen footage from that season, one where the team chased its sixth championship in a span of eight years.“As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience,” ESPN said in a statement. “We’ve heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that.”ESPN was originally planning to release the documentary in June, when this season’s NBA Finals were to be played. Without sports to air right now because of the global coronavirus pandemic, those plans were accelerated.The documentary is nearly a quarter-century in the making. It was born in the fall of 1997 when Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and coach Phil Jackson allowed an NBA Entertainment film crew permission to follow the team all season.ESPN said the series includes “extensive profiles of Jordan’s key teammates including Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr,” along with Jackson.“Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls weren’t just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon,” said Jason Hehir, who directed the series. “Making ‘The Last Dance’ was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team. For nearly three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans.”The series will air in the U.S. on ESPN and internationally on Netflix. Subscribers on Netflix can view two new episodes on each Monday from April 20 through May 18, all of them dropping those days at 3:01 a.m. Eastern time.