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Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

Dec. 13, 2018 12:46 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell didn't want to give Dwyane Wade another chance at a comeback victory. Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz rout the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night. "It started from the tip," Mitchell said after the Jazz led by...

Haws scores 30 points, leads BYU over Portland State 85-66

Dec. 13, 2018 12:09 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead BYU to an 85-66 victory over Portland State on Wednesday night. BYU (8-4) has won two straight since snapping a three-game skid. Portland State (5-4) has lost two of its last four games. Haws was 9 of 15 from the...

Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in 'crisis'

Dec. 12, 2018 2:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and cross-party collaboration during a farewell speech Wednesday where he called the Senate a legislative body in "crisis." Hatch, 84, will step down next month as the longest-serving...

Gary Andersen returns to Utah State as head coach

Dec. 11, 2018 2:53 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Former Utah State coach Gary Andersen has returned to the Aggies. Andersen previously was Utah State's coach from 2009 to 2012. He replaces Matt Wells, who had taken over the Aggies after Andersen's first stint with the team. Wells was named head coach at Texas Tech last month. Andersen...

George has 31 as Thunder roll by Jazz in playoff reprise

Dec. 10, 2018 11:45 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George heard the "MVP! MVP!" chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring. George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 31...

Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

Dec. 10, 2018 6:46 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century. The group known as...

DeRozan's 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz 110-97

Dec. 9, 2018 11:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses. DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97...

Utah Valley puts Northern Arizona away in 2nd half, 98-78

Dec. 8, 2018 10:34 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Isaiah White scored 19 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Utah Valley ran away from Northern Arizona in the second half to post a 98-78 nonconference victory Saturday night. The Wolverines bounced back from an 80-69 loss at Arizona Thursday to earn their first...

Central Michigan makes 28 FTs, beats Southern Utah 95-86

Dec. 8, 2018 7:32 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 20 points, Kevin McKay added 16 points and 13 rebounds and Central Michigan beat Southern Utah 95-86 on Saturday night. Central Michigan (8-2) has won four of its last five games while Southern Utah (4-3) has lost three of four. The Chippewas avenged an...

Utah State snaps 2-game skid against Weber State, wins 76-67

Dec. 8, 2018 7:02 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 19 points and Utah State held off Weber State's late run for a 76-67 victory on Saturday. Utah State (8-2) snapped a two-game skid against in-state rival Weber State (5-4). Merrill made three 3-pointers. Neemias Queta added 15 points and Tauriawn Knight had 10 for...