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FILE - A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of several more states weighing proposals this year that would allow people to carry concealed guns without having to get a permit, a trend supporters say bolsters Second Amendment rights but is alarming to gun-control advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permit

Jan. 24, 2021 11:21 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous. Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s

Jan. 24, 2021 1:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers for the Warriors to give him 2,562 in his career — passing Reggie...

Defense shines as BYU tops Pepperdine 65-54

Jan. 24, 2021 12:38 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette recorded 15 points and six rebounds as BYU got past Pepperdine 65-54 on Saturday night. Trevin Knell added 12 points for the Cougars, who held the Waves to 28.8% shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a BYU opponent. Kolby Lee had 10 points for BYU (13-3, 4-1 West...

Midtgaard carries Grand Canyon over Dixie State 81-46

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Asbjorn Midtgaard registered 16 points and nine rebounds as Grand Canyon romped past Dixie State 81-46 on Saturday night. Alessandro Lever had 13 points for Grand Canyon (10-3, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth straight victory. Chance McMillian added 11...

Fausett scores 24 to lift S. Utah past Weber St. 77-72

Jan. 23, 2021 6:35 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Maizen Fausett had a career-high 24 points as Southern Utah won its ninth consecutive home game, narrowly defeating Weber State 77-72 on Saturday. Fausett hit 11 of 13 foul shots. Harrison Butler had 18 points for Southern Utah (11-3, 6-2 Big Sky Conference). Tevian Jones added 17...

Alexander carries St. John's over Utah Valley 96-78

Jan. 23, 2021 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Posh Alexander had a season-high 20 points as St. John’s defeated Utah Valley 96-78 on Saturday. Julian Champagnie had 19 points for St. John’s (9-7). Vince Cole added 15 points. Isaih Moore had 13 points. Josh Roberts had four blocks plus four points and seven rebounds. St....

San Jose St. tops New Mexico 83-71

Jan. 23, 2021 4:35 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Sebastian Mendoza, Jalen Dalcourt, Ralph Agee and Trey Smith scored 16 points apiece and San Jose State defeated New Mexico 83-71 on Saturday. Agee also grabbed seven rebounds and Dalcourt six. Valdir Manuel scored a season-high 25 points plus seven rebounds and four blocks for the...

Dixon, Midtgaard lift Grand Canyon past Dixie State 77-74

Jan. 22, 2021 11:58 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Mikey Dixon had 17 points as Grand Canyon edged past Dixie State 77-74 on Friday night. Asbjorn Midtgaard added 16 points for the Antelopes, while Jovan Blacksher Jr. chipped in 15. Midtgaard also had 10 rebounds. Alessandro Lever had 11 points for Grand Canyon (9-3, 3-0 Western...

McDonald scores 20 to lead Arizona over Utah

Jan. 22, 2021 9:19 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aari McDonald and her Arizona teammates weren't happy with the way they played after finishing off a season sweep of Utah. “We feel like we lost, we have to get better,” said McDonald, who had 20 points in the 66-54 win Friday night. McDonald, who crossed the 2,000-point...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitchell helps Jazz beat Pelicans for 7th straight win

Jan. 22, 2021 2:21 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz got off to a tough start. Then Donovan Mitchell and company pushed their way right past the New Orleans Pelicans. Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points, and the Jazz rallied to beat the Pelicans 129-118 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. “Every...