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Utah's Both Gach, right, shoots against Stanford's Jaiden Delaire in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Terry scores 27 to lead Stanford past Utah 70-62

Feb. 27, 2020 1:00 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tyrell Terry couldn’t find his shot during pregame warm-ups. He made up for it during the game. Terry scored 18 of his season-high 27 points in the second half, Oscar da Silva scored 20 and Stanford ended a four-game losing streak to Utah, beating the Utes 70-62 on Wednesday....

Cal Baptist rallies late in 73-66 win over Utah Valley

Feb. 27, 2020 12:03 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah scored 24 points and De'Jon Davis added a double-double and California Baptist beat Utah Valley 73-66 on Wednesday. Davis scored 21 points with 16 rebounds, Brandon Boyd scored 13 and eight Lancers (20-8, 9-4 Western Athletic Conference) entered the scoring column. TJ...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah.  Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the games four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

Feb. 26, 2020 8:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics but that will also include new, modern ideas. The committee held its first...

2 found dead in Utah crash were missing Colorado couple

Feb. 26, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say the remains of two people found in a wrecked car in a ravine in eastern Utah are those of a Colorado couple missing since October. The Deseret News reports a highway worker found 38-year-old Matthew Batterton, of Pueblo, and 51-year-old Risa Johnson, of Colorado...

This 2019 photo provided by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Matthew Belnap. A California man who was behind bars for bank fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as Belnap, a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Inmate, Kaleb Wiewandt was allowed to leave the jail in Ogden, Utah, because staff thought he was Belnap, who helped him carry out the plan, said Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Joshua Marigoni. Belnap who supposed to be freed Tuesday night after spending more than 70 days in jail after pleading no contest last year to retail theft charges, he said. ( Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mistaken identity blamed in mail fraud convict's jail escape

Feb. 26, 2020 6:34 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man convicted of mail fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday. Kaleb Wiewandt was allowed to leave the jail in Ogden, Utah, because staff thought he was inmate Matthew...

Queta, Merrill help Utah State beat San Jose State 96-54

Feb. 26, 2020 12:56 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Neemias Queta had a double-double and Sam Merrill hit three 3-pointers in Utah State's 25-2 run to open the game and the Aggies beat San Jose Sate 96-54 on Tuesday night. Queta finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Merrill had 18 points and seven assists. Justin Bean added 12...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Tilli Buchanan, left, sits in court with Randy Richards, right, her attorney, during deliberations in a case where Buchanan was charged with criminal lewdness involving a child, in Salt Lake City. Judge Kara Pettit refused on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law in a blow to Buchanan who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Woman accused of being topless with stepkids takes plea deal

Feb. 25, 2020 7:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who fought criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home took a plea deal Tuesday to avoid the risk of having to register as a sex offender if convicted, her lawyer said. Tilli Buchanan's decision brought an end to the case that drew attention to...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Feb. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio always felt comfortable in Utah and hated to leave. He made sure his return was noticed. Rubio had 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 131-111 victory over the reeling Jazz on Monday night. “I know their game and I played with them...

Latter-day Saints fraud lawsuit moved to settlement hearing

Feb. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Allegations of fraud against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been referred to a settlement conference by a Utah court. McKenna Denson's fraud allegations against Provo Missionary Training Center President Joseph L. Bishop and the church were dismissed more than a year ago because the statute...

USC guard Ethan Anderson (20) goes to the basket as Utah forward Timmy Allen (1) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Allen, Plummer help Utah beat USC 79-65, snap 3-game skid

Feb. 23, 2020 9:58 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah did not squander a late lead to USC, even without the team's starting point guard on the floor in the final minutes. The Utes finished strong. Rylan Jones missed the final three minutes of Utah's 79-65 victory over the Trojans on Sunday after taking a charge from Daniel Utomi...