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Marin, Jones lead S. Utah over Montana 75-74

Dec. 5, 2020 5:28 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Dre Marin and Tevian Jones scored 19 points apiece as Southern Utah narrowly defeated Montana 75-74 on Saturday. Maizen Fausett added 16 points for the Thunderbirds. Fausett also had nine rebounds. John Knight III had six rebounds for Southern Utah (3-1, 2-0 Big Sky Conference)....

Allyson Gamble, Utah Capitol building director, dies at 52

Dec. 5, 2020 4:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Allyson Gamble, the longtime executive director of the Utah State Capitol, has died. She was 52. Gov. Gary Herbert said Saturday in a statement mourning her death that Gamble was beloved by all, regardless of political party, because of her warmth, talent and enthusiasm. Lt....

New home construction in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Utah’s population swelled by an estimated 52,820 people — equivalent to adding a city the size of Herriman — during the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2020, as a years-long economic boom ended and the pandemic and its recession began. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Births plummet but Utah population continues to grow

Dec. 5, 2020 8:00 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s population swelled by an estimated 52,820 people — equivalent to adding a city the size of Herriman — during the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2020, as a yearslong economic boom ended and the pandemic and its recession began. The hotbed of growth in the...

Sanford Health suspends merger talks with Intermountain

Dec. 4, 2020 7:03 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — More than a week after Sanford Health parted ways with its longtime CEO, the health system announced that it has indefinitely suspended merger talks with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare. Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare made the announcement Friday, saying that with...

Utah County begins probe into large Halloween party

Dec. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An investigation has begun into whether civil action or criminal charges should be filed against the organizers or attendees of a very large Halloween party that took place in Utah. The Utah County Attorney’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will take...

United States' Kelley O'Hara, left, tries to block a shot by Netherlands' Lieke Martens, right, during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)

Kelley O'Hara happy to join NWSL's Spirit after trade

Dec. 4, 2020 5:12 PM EST

World Cup champion Kelley O’Hara is finally headed home, joining the Washington Spirit after three somewhat disappointing seasons with the Utah Royals. “This deal took a while to get over the line, but I’m just really thankful it did,” O'Hara said Friday. “It’s the best...

Utah cop who shoved man walking with cane won't face charges

Dec. 4, 2020 3:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City police officer who shoved and knocked over a man who was walking with a cane during a protest will not face criminal charges to respect the victim's wishes, prosecutors said Friday. Officer Val Brown was captured on video pushing a man to the ground during a June...

Air Force runs over Utah State 35-7 behind Daniels

Dec. 4, 2020 12:55 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Haaziq Daniels had the longest touchdown pass of his career and one of four Air Force rushing touchdowns and the Falcons dominated Utah State 35-7 on Thursday night. Haazig hooked up with Ben Peterson for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. For Peterson it was also the longest...

FILE - Louisville forward Malik Williams (5) smiles as he walks off the court during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

The Latest: Louisville cancels game after positive test

Dec. 3, 2020 11:47 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Louisville has canceled its men's basketball game Friday against UNC Greensboro and paused team activities indefinitely following a positive COVID-19 test within the program and subsequent quarantining and contract tracing. The...

Knight scores 21 to lift Southern Utah over Montana 64-63

Dec. 3, 2020 11:43 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — John Knight III had 21 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left, and Southern Utah beat Montana 64-63 on Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference opener for both teams. Maizen Fausett had 14 points and Harrison Butler added eight rebounds for Southern Utah...