Utah’s Tony Finau plays part in U.S. golf win at Presidents Cup in Australia

U.S. team player Tony Finau, center bottom, uses a phone to photograph teammates and the trophy after winning the President’s Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The U.S. team won the tournament 16-14. | Andy Brownbill, Associated Press Finau didn’t win a match all week, but he played an integral part in the United States’ victory Tony Finau didn’t win a match all week, but he played an integral part in the United States’ 16-14 victory over the Internationals in the biennial Presidents Cup matches in Australia over the weekend. The Utah native ended up winning 1 ½ points for the U.S.,… Read More

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Chuck Schumer calls for a ‘fair and honest’ weekslong Senate impeachment trial featuring new testimony from four key witnesses

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday penned a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging a “fair and honest” weekslong trial featuring testimony from four new key witnesses. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House is expected to pass the articles in a vote this week, and the process will then move to the Senate for trial. In his letter, the New York Democrat proposed a trial date of January 7 and called for subpoenaing several senior Trump officials, including Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton, who refused to participate in… Read More

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Photo gallery: FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup

Samuel Mraz of Austria takes his trial jump before the ski jumping portion of competition during the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup on the ski jumping hill at the Utah Olympic Park on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Mraz scored 109.6 points on his jump placing him 25th going into the ski racing portion of the competition. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News PARK CITY — Nordic skiers from around the globe descended on Park City over the weekend for the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup. The fourth and final day of competition on Sunday featured a ski jump at the Utah Olympic Park, followed by a cross country ski race at… Read More

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BYU tight end Matt Bushman says he will decide after Hawaii Bowl if he will forgo senior season for the NFL draft

BYU tight end Matt Bushman heads up the field after making a catch during the game against Fresno State in Fresno, California, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. | Courtesy BYU Photo Cougars’ three-year starter is undecided as BYU prepares to face Hawaii on Christmas Eve, says he’s leaning on the advice of coaches and his father-in-law, former BYU and NFL star Chad Lewis PROVO — As one of two underclassmen on BYU’s 2019 football team with a decent chance of being selected if he declares for the 2020 NFL draft next April, tight end Matt Bushman has a valuable resource that many in his position don’t have. The 24-year-old junior’s father-in-law… Read More

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Seahawks clinch playoffs, re-take NFC West lead after 49ers lose

Not a lot went the Seahawks’ way in Week 14. Week 15, however, was full of so many gifts for Seattle that you could confuse it for Christmas morning. Seahawks beat Panthers | Reaction | O’Neil’s column | 3 stars After the Seahawks held off the Carolina Panthers 30-24 in a 10 a.m. contest Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams fell 44-21 to the Dallas Cowboys, ensuring Seattle will be in the playoffs for the second year in a row and seventh time in the last eight seasons. But there was one more big present for the Hawks, as the four-win Atlanta Falcons became the five-win Atlanta Falcons, knocking off the… Read More

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Draper restaurant closed after video appears to show employee urinating in kitchen

A man who appears to be a restaurant employee moments after he was standing in the back of the kitchen. After the video was posted online, health officials investigated and closed the Draper restaurant and ordered it to sanitize all food preparation areas. | Robert Talivakaola DRAPER — A fast food restaurant in Draper was ordered to close Sunday after a customer shot a video that appears to show an employee urinating in the kitchen. County health officials ordered the Rancheritos at 12250 S. State to “close and sanitize all food preparation areas,” according to Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp. He said the department visited the restaurant… Read More

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