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Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76

Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored a career high with 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night. There were 16 ties and 10 lead changes. Pepperdine’s last lead was 57-56 with 10:36 to go when Kameron […]

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Harding, Chapman pace Weber State past Idaho State 76-59

Harding, Chapman pace Weber State past Idaho State 76-59

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 28 points, Brekkott Chapman added 19 points and 14 rebounds and Weber State broke away from Idaho State 76-59 Thursday night. Harding made 10 of 16 shots and was 4 of 8 from 3-point distance, Chapman was 8 of 14 from the floor […]

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Utah Valley cruises past UT Rio Grande Valley 82-61

Utah Valley cruises past UT Rio Grande Valley 82-61

OREM, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Utah Valley cruised to an 82-61 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night. The Wolverines (13-6, 2-2 Western Athletic Conference) have won seven of their last nine games. UTRGV (9-11, 1-3) has lost five of […]

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Oluyitan sparks Southern Utah past Portland St

Oluyitan sparks Southern Utah past Portland St

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and Southern Utah cruised to an 83-69 victory over Portland State on Thursday night. Oluyitan sank 7 of 9 shots for the Thunderbirds (8-7, 3-3 Big Sky Conference), who shot 56 percent from […]

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Food-stamp recipients urged to ration as shutdown continues

Food-stamp recipients urged to ration as shutdown continues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Families across Utah that rely on food stamps will be getting February’s benefits weeks early. As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, state officials who administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program said Wednesday that recipients can expect to receive their benefits over the […]

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Utah lawmaker plans legislation for amusement park oversight

Utah lawmaker plans legislation for amusement park oversight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker plans to again propose legislation that would add oversight of amusement parks in Utah, one of only six states where an agency isn’t assigned to keep tabs on the parks. Republican state Rep. Val Potter sponsored a bill last year that would […]

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Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Layton city councilman has been named the city’s mayor a year after his drunken-driving arrest made headlines. The Standard-Examiner reports Scott Freitag was selected over four other candidates on Tuesday to replace Layton mayor Bob Stevenson, who stepped down to take a county commission seat. Freitag was […]

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Brito scores 23, leads Utah State past San Jose State

Brito scores 23, leads Utah State past San Jose State

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diogo Brito scored 23 points with six assists and five rebounds and Utah State defeated San Jose State 81-63 on Wednesday night. Brito, a junior from Portugal, averages 5.6 points per game and had a previous career high of 16 points against Weber State last […]

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Jazz beat Clips 129-109 for 1st 5-game win streak of season

Jazz beat Clips 129-109 for 1st 5-game win streak of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 129-109 on Wednesday night for their first five-game winning streak of the season. Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games. […]

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Utah high school may ditch “Redmen” mascot

Utah high school may ditch “Redmen” mascot

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its “Redmen” mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that the committee voted 17-7 on Tuesday night to change Cedar […]

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