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Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Nov. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families. “We have in many...

Decade-old legal battle over Nevada water pipeline resumes

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A decade-long legal battle over a plan to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas resumed this week with lawyers on both sides arguing over differing parts of a former state engineer’s decision to block the plan. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports a judge isn’t...

Utah has chance to solidify hold on Pac-12 South facing UCLA

Nov. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-rounded offense has helped Utah edge closer to the College Football Playoff picture. The eighth-ranked Utes, who are seventh in the CFP rankings, have run off five straight victories and are a game ahead of UCLA and USC atop the Pac-12 South. Utah gets a chance to solidify its...

Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday. Paul Petersen, county assessor in the Phoenix area, had long arranged adoptions...

Calcaterra lifts San Diego over Weber St. 71-56

Nov. 14, 2019 11:43 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Joey Calcaterra matched his career high with 21 points as San Diego beat Weber State 71-56 on Thursday night. Calcaterra hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. James Jean-Marie had 10 points and nine rebounds for San Diego (2-2). Braun Hartfield added 10 points and six rebounds. Cody John had 20 points...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

UCLA and No. 8 Utah meet in key Pac-12 South clash

Nov. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EST

UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12) at No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1), on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Utah by 21 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 11-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCLA can move into a first-place tie in the Pac-12 South with an upset win over Utah. The Utes look to bolster their growing College Football Playoff...

UCLA’s hopes for South title still alive facing No. 8 Utah

Nov. 14, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at No. 8 Utah. Strange as it sounds, the Bruins could throw a giant wrench into the Pac-12’s hopes of returning to the College Football Playoff by pulling an unlikely upset in Salt Lake City. Utah holds a one-game lead...

Toolson scores 22 to carry BYU over S. Utah 68-63

Nov. 14, 2019 12:16 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 22 points, including a dagger of a step-back 3-pointer in the waning seconds as Brigham Young narrowly defeated Southern Utah 68-63 on Wednesday night. Dalton Nixon had 13 points and seven rebounds for Brigham Young (2-1). TJ Haws added 10 points. Connor Harding had...

Ionescu surpasses 2,000 points as No. 1 Oregon routs Utah St

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves had a bit of a scare when star Sabrina Ionescu went down holding the back of her right leg. Fortunately his star senior All-American said it was just a dead leg. Ionescu just missed her 19th career triple-double finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and nine...