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US should recognize American Samoans as citizens, judge says

Dec. 12, 2019 10:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens, a federal judge in Utah decided Thursday in a case filed amid more than a century of legal limbo but whose eventual impact remains to be seen. The cluster of Pacific islands southwest of Hawaii is...

Utah police: Body was in freezer 10 years before discovery

Dec. 12, 2019 2:04 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a man had been in his wife's freezer for 10 years before police discovered it while searching the apartment last month after the 75-year-old woman died of natural causes, Utah police said Thursday. Authorities are investigating how 69-year-old Paul Edward Mathers died, and...

Ducks' Cristobal takes AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl. Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a panel of journalists who cover the league. Cristobal, in his second season as head coach, has righted a group that has seen...

Mitchell, Jazz hand Wolves 6th straight loss, 127-116

Dec. 11, 2019 11:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With energy on defense and ample shot sharing on the other end, the Utah Jazz discovered the pick-me-up they needed in Minnesota. The Timberwolves would be wise to take notes. Donovan Mitchell had 30 points and six assists, Joe Ingles pitched in a season-high 23 points and the Jazz won...

Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter

Dec. 11, 2019 7:08 PM EST

A pawn shop manager in Utah is being applauded after catching a baby that was about to fall off the store’s counter in a tumble captured by surveillance cameras. Manager Bill Reel told KUTV in Salt Lake City that two women were looking at a rifle on Dec. 7 when one of them set the baby on the glass...

Toolson, Childs lead BYU over Nevada 75-42

Dec. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson had 15 points, Yoeli Childs had a double-double and BYU handed Nevada its worst loss of the season, 75-42, on Tuesday night. Childs had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his second-straight double-double in his third game back from a season-opening suspension. Alex Barcello...

Utah State goes to 10-1, routs NAIA’s St. Katherine 94-49

Dec. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Brock Miller scored 22 points and Utah State improved its record to 10-1 and won their 13th straight home game by routing new NAIA member St. Katherine 94-49 on Tuesday night. The Aggies are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season when they opened 14-1. The home-court win streak...

Schroder scores 27 off bench, Thunder dominate Jazz 104-90

Dec. 10, 2019 1:17 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder's basketball identity is built on being aggressive at both ends of the court. Schroder is flourishing in his sixth man role because he goes into attack mode and never stops. That paid off again for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 104-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on...

Ex-South Carolina QB Jake Bentley transferring to Utah

Dec. 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has committed to the Utes. He will graduate from South Carolina this week, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play....

Pac-12 South champion Utah to face Texas in Alamo Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:32 PM EST

No. 12 Utah (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Texas (7-5, Big 12); Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: San Antonio TOP PLAYERS Utah: RB Zack Moss, 1,359 yards rushing, 15 TDs. Texas: QB Sam Ehlinger, 3,462 yards passing, 29 TDs. NOTABLE Utah: The Utes blew their chance at a potential playoff spot when they lost to Oregon 37-15 in the...