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Washington head coach Jimmy Lake celebrates after Washington beat Oregon State 27-21 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Seattle. The game was Lake's first since he was named head coach. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Wacky week for Washington ends up in matchup vs. Utah

Nov. 25, 2020 4:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At one point this week, Washington coach Jimmy Lake had four different depth charts sitting on his desk, none of them belonging to the Huskies' originally scheduled opponent. The Huskies have been riding out a roller coaster week that began with its rivalry game against Washington State...

FILE  - In this undated file photo issued by the University of Oxford on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, a researcher in a laboratory at the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England, works on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April. Even before regulators have approved a single vaccine, the U.K. and countries across Europe are moving quickly to organize the distribution and delivery systems needed to inoculate millions of citizens. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP, File)

The Latest: Utah doctors warn against Thanksgiving meetings

Nov. 25, 2020 3:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — SALT LAKE CITY — Physicians in Utah are warning that Thanksgiving could become a major super spreader event for COVID-19 transmission if people don’t follow public health guidelines. An increased number of hospitalizations across the state has prompted doctors and...

Food is loaded onto tables for those in need outside of the Catholic Community Services of Utah Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Ogden, Utah. As coronavirus concerns continue, the need for assistance has increased. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah doctors warn Thanksgiving could be super spreader event

Nov. 25, 2020 2:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thanksgiving could become a major super spreader event for COVID-19 transmission if people don't follow public health guidelines, physicians in Utah warned on Wednesday. An increased number of hospitalizations across the state has prompted doctors and public health officials to advise...

Oregon's Tyler Shough throws downfield against UCLA during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Pac-12's traditional rivalries look untraditional in 2020

Nov. 25, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The Thanksgiving weekend is normally devoted to end-of-season rivalry games in the Pac-12 but — like everything else — it's different this year. As of Wednesday, it appeared the Big Game between Cal and Stanford was going to go on as planned Friday. The rivalry game between Oregon and Oregon State,...

In this photo provided by Utah sports writer Andy Larsen are a childhood piggybank, right, and a plastic cup on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Larsen's spontaneous tweet looking for someone in need to whom he could give the $185 he had in the two items quickly snowballed into tens of thousands of dollars in donations from strangers, as well as messages from people who could use the help. (Andy Larsen via AP)

Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

Nov. 25, 2020 1:17 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications. Then on Monday, while he was sorting his spare change — some from a childhood piggy bank shaped like...

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

COVID-19 causes Gophers to cancel game with No. 18 Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2020 10:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in 114 years, the Minnesota-Wisconsin game has been bumped off the schedule. Minnesota called off its annual battle with Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan's Axe — which was slated for Saturday afternoon — due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases within the program. The...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The unbeaten Trojans didn’t practice Tuesday and held their meetings virtually while...

Parents of autistic teenager sue Utah police over shooting

Nov. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old Utah boy with autism filed a federal lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department alleging an officer shot the teenager 11 times. The lawsuit filed in Utah District Court Monday claims the boy was severely injured when police responded to a call...

This Nov. 18, 2020 photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, officials said Monday. State workers from the Utah Department of Public Safety and Division of Wildlife Resources spotted the gleaming object from the air and landed nearby to check it out. The exact location is so remote that officials are not revealing it publicly, worried that people might get lost or stranded trying to find it and need to be rescued. (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

Nov. 24, 2020 1:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, officials said Monday. A crew from...

Voter turnout in Utah breaks 1964 record

Nov. 24, 2020 11:36 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah had record high voter turnout this year, with a staggering 90% of active voters casting ballots. About 1.5 million people voted in 2020, which is greater than the number of total registered voters in 2018, according to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. His office oversees elections. The...