Tony Finau got a call during Masters delay, from Tom Brady

Tony Finau walks across the Sarazen Bridge with his caddie Mark Urbanek on the 15th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. | Matt Slocum, AP AUGUSTA, Ga. — Cell phones are almost entirely forbidden at Augusta National, so imagine Tony Finau’s surprise Saturday when he got told during a weather delay that someone wanted to talk with him. It was a FaceTime call. From Tom Brady. “A cool call,” Finau said. Here’s what happened: Play was suspended around 4 p.m. because of dangerous weather in the area, and Finau went to the caddie house to wait for the… Read More

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A ‘Boogaloo’ extremist group destroyed evidence from an investigation into one of their members who allegedly killed a police officer

Summary List Placement Members of the “Boogaloo” extremist movement were charged with conspiring to destroy evidence tied to the investigation of a fatal shooting of a federal officer, authorities said on Friday.  Four members of the Northern California-based Grizzly Scouts allegedly tried to cover up that one of their members had shot and killed the officer, a federal grand jury indictment said.  A second officer was also injured during the incident.  Authorities said Jessie Alexander Rush, 29, Robert Jesus Blancas, 33, Simon Sage Ybarra, 23, and Kenny Matthew Miksch, 21,  conspired to destroy communications and other records tied to the May 29, 2020 incident.  Chat messages including one that read:… Read More

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Daniel Wright barrels 6 yards for winning TD as Weber State wins Big Sky

Running back Daniel Wright carries the ball during Weber State’s 20-15 victory over Idaho State at Stewart Stadium in Odgen, Utah. | Weber State Athletics OGDEN — Daniel Wright stiff-armed his way around left end and managed to graze the ball past the pylon to score the winning touchdown on a 6-yard carry, lifting Weber State to a 20-15 victory over Idaho State on Saturday to nail down the Big Sky Conference championship with it’s automatic berth into the post-season. Marque Collins sealed the win, and an undefeated season, when he intercepted Ty Vander Waal near midfield with 66 seconds remaining. Third-ranked Weber State (5-0, 5-0) eked past the upset-minded… Read More

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Sports and other large outdoor events are finally returning but experts say they shouldn’t be an ‘unregulated free-for-all’

Summary List Placement The Texas Rangers on Monday drew tens of thousands of fans to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas for opening day, with photos of the game looking like relics from the days before the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the largest crowd size at a sporting event in the US since the pandemic began, Insider’s Erin Snodgrass reported, and as states continue to open up further, more large events are likely to follow. However, infectious disease specialists told Insider that’s not necessarily dangerous, depending on the state and as long as some precautions are taken. “Because it’s outdoors, I may surprise you here, but I do think they… Read More

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Utah’s Tony Finau fades to 9th place at Masters, is 8 shots behind leader Hideki Matsuyama

Tony Finau tees off on the ninth hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. | Matt Slocum, AP Finau shot a 1-over-par 73 on Saturday in weather-interrupted third round and will need a miracle Sunday to win his first green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. Tony Finau could never quite get it going during the weather-interrupted third round of the Masters on Saturday afternoon. As a result, the Salt Lake City native is eight shots behind the leader, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, and will need nothing short of a miracle to win the green jacket in his fourth… Read More

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‘We took another big step forward’: Utah coach Kyle Whittingham reviews Saturday’s scrimmage

Quarterback Ja’Quindon Jackson takes a snap under center during spring practice at the University of Utah. | Utah Athletics Saturday’s scrimmage lasted 115-120 snaps and was more situational than the previous scrimmage on April 2. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham was pleased with what he saw from Saturday’s scrimmage, the second major one of spring practices. “We just took another big step forward as a football team between scrimmage one and scrimmage two,” he said. “We need to do that again this week. There are still things that we need to get better at, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve got three opportunities on the field to do it and three… Read More

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The Red Rocks are doing things this postseason that no Utah team has done before

Utah Utes gymnast Cristal Isa performs on the floor during the NCAA regional final round at the Maverik Center on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Utes are moving on to the next round.  | Annie Barker, Deseret News Utah’s gymnastics team has been on a tear the last three weeks, and even made program history in the Salt Lake City Regional final. There has been something different about the Red Rocks lately. Utah’s gymnastics team was great throughout the regular season, racking up a 10-1 record, including a perfect 6-0 mark in the Pac-12. It was no surprise that the team was regularly ranked among the top six teams in… Read More

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Reports: Alex Rodriguez finalizing deal to buy Timberwolves after missing on Mets

Alex Rodriguez may be buying a sports team after all, just not in the sport everyone expected. The former New York Yankees star and businessman Marc Lore have signed a letter of intent and are negotiating with Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to buy the NBA team, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. The pair reportedly have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window, and will take control of the team in two-and-a-half years if a deal is finalized. A-Rod and Lore have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window with Taylor. If a deal is finalized, they would serve as limited partners for 2 ½ years before taking control of the Wolves, sources… Read More

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Kailyn Lowry: The Covid Vaccine Was What REALLY Killed DMX!

Before we get started, you should know that what we’re about to discuss is some serious high-level nonsense. Like, it’s infuriatingly dumb. It’s also very, very disrespectful. If you feel like you can’t handle that, that’s OK, we’ll catch you later. But if you want to talk about how Kailyn Lowry actually, in real life, insinuated that DMX’s death had something to do with the COVID-19 vaccine and how absolutely preposterous that is, let’s get into it. OK, so as you’ve surely heard by now, rapper DMX passed away this week after an apparent accidental overdose last Friday. We don’t have all the details yet, but several reports over the… Read More

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College transfer portal is turning into a mass transit player migration

BYU guard Connor Harding shoots under Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme during a basketball game at the Marriott Center in Provo on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Harding is one of four Cougars who has entered his name into the transfer portal. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News BYU and Utah, like most programs around the country, have both gained and lost players via the portal. The college sports transfer portal has become an entertaining circus. For some, it is Paradise Found. For others, it’s a signal mechanism — I’m unhappy and I’m gone. For still others, it’s a leap of faith that sometimes ends up in a black hole. There are… Read More

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