BYU tennis: Andrus and Ball qualify for doubles main draw at So Cal Intercollegiate

BYU’s Brocton Andrus and David Ball won two matches to qualify for the doubles main draw at the So Cal Intercollegiate on Friday. “We played a lot better today. I’m proud of the fight in our guys,” BYU assistant coach Aidan Carrazedo said. “We are eager to finish strong tomorrow.” Andrus and Ball won their first qualifying doubles match, 8-5, against Southern Methodist University’s Avery Pennywell and Michael Smith. The Cougar duo then defeated Carlos Donat Arjona and Tom Hann of Portland in a close match, 8-7, advancing to the doubles main draw of the tournament. Kobe Tran and Jacob Tullis convincingly topped Andrew Buhelos and Gardiner Perotti of SMU,… Read More

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BYU swim: men sweep in first day of Liberty Invite

In the first day of the two-day Liberty Invite on Friday, BYU men placed first in seven out of nine events, while divers Morgan Cooper, Nathan Gonzales and Kimble Mahler received zone cuts. “The men swam well and won almost every event,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “Brynn Sproul had a great 100-yard backstroke time, and the women overall had a lot of season bests. I’m looking forward to rising up to another day having them be the best they can be.” A team of Kunmi Ogunfeibo, Josue Dominguez, Javier Matta and Levi Jensen gave the Cougars a strong start in the meet placing first in the 200-yard medley… Read More

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Twitter apologizes for failing to respond to a user who reported bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, Jr. days before nationwide bomb scare

Twitter said it is “deeply sorry” for failing to act on threatening tweets made by Cesar Sayoc, Jr., the 56-year-old Florida man who is suspected of sending improvised explosive devices to Democratic leaders. Former congressional press secretary Rochelle Ritchie alerted Twitter of the tweets made by Sayoc, whose account contained several disturbing images and statements. Twitter, in what appeared to be a boilerplate statement, said it “carefully” reviewed her case but “found that there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior,” according to a screenshot that Ritchie uploaded. One of the tweets from Sayoc’s account warned Ritchie to “Hug your loved ones real close every time you… Read More

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Utah notes: Larry Scott mourns Lauren McCluskey’s death with Utes

PASADENA, Calif. — Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott led his halftime press conference by acknowledging the “very tough situation” the University of Utah is going through following the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. “It’s obviously affected the Utah community greatly,” Scott said. “Certainly, there have been outpourings of sympathy from everyone throughout the Pac-12 Conference.” Scott noted that he heard about the situation as Pac-12 athletic directors, senior women administrators, student athletes and faculty were preparing to gather for meetings. He said the Utah delegation immediately returned to campus. Scott added that the loss of McCluskey is “devastating” and a “tragedy.” He then said that it’s great to see the Utah… Read More

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Prep volleyball: Enterprise puts on a clinic in 2A quarterfinal victory

OREM — In its quarterfinal win over Altamont, Enterprise put on a clinic. The Wolves did everything right to beat the Longhorns 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-5) and earn a trip to the 2A state volleyball semifinals. The win came hours after Enterprise defeated American Preparatory Academy 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-2). Enterprise head coach Brian Phelps was most impressed with his team’s serving in the win. Timorie Phelps had five aces, Ronnie Robinson had four aces, Kindy Christensen and Allie Hunt contributed two aces apiece, and Allie Laub had an ace. “When you serve well and pass well, everything else usually follows, and I thought we did a really good job,… Read More

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Senators’ Zack Smith suffers broken bone in face

Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith suffered a facial fracture in Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Zack Smith suffered a broken bone in his face after being hit by skate. It’s “serious” according to Boucher and Smith will be flying home — Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) October 27, 2018 Smith suffered the injury in the second period after taking a skate to the face. Senators coach Guy Boucher described the injury as “serious” following the game and Smith will be flying to Ottawa for treatment. A timetable for Smith’s return is unknown. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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Migrant caravan members reject offer to stay in Mexico

ARRIAGA, Mexico — Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country’s two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long trek toward the U.S. border. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced what he called the “You are at home” plan, offering shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans in Chiapas and Oaxaca states if they applied, calling it a first step toward permanent refugee status. Authorities said more than 1,700 had already applied for refugee status. But after one of the caravan’s longest days of walking and hanging… Read More

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Britain Covey takes over the Utah Utes game — and Twitter

Things weren’t exactly going the University of Utah’s way Friday night at the Rose Bowl until the ESPN crew was able to use some prepared clips about Britain Covey. Not only was he a return specialist extraordinaire as a freshman in 2015, an LDS missionary in Chile for the ensuing two years and the son of motivational guru Stephen Covey, but he also helped the Utes take a 17-7 halftime lead over UCLA. Covey’s first highlight moment came on a 7-yard trick-play pass to tight end Cole Fotheringham at the 8:58 mark of the second quarter, putting Utah up 10-7. That play also blew up the Internet. I want Covey… Read More

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Abbott, Roberts help American Fork overcome Riverton

RIVERTON — The American Fork coaching staff has been preaching that if the Cavemen are to win the 6A state championship this year, they will have to rise above adversity to do it. The Cavemen got plenty Friday evening, but they finally dispatched Riverton 52-34 in a first-round contest that lasted almost three hours. Senior quarterback Boone Abbott passed for 402 yards and wide receiver Chase Roberts scored five touchdowns to lift American Fork (9-2 overall) into next week’s quarterfinals, where it will play at Weber, a team it defeated in the season opener 2 ½ months ago. At that time, Abbott and Roberts were still rusty, but they showed… Read More

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Mountain Crest line gets pushy in first-round win at Desert Hills

ST. GEORGE — Mountain Crest was built for trench warfare, and the Mustangs captured a 31-24 victory over Desert Hills in the first round of the 4A state playoffs behind the big hogs up front. “The big fellas 100 percent got it done,” said Mustang quarterback Brady Hall. “If they don’t go, we don’t go. It’s as simple as that. They get that push — I mean, I think we had one play for loss all game.” “The big fellas 100 percent got it done. If they don’t go, we don’t go. It’s as simple as that.” Mountain Crest quarterback Brady Hall A slight underdog on the road, the Mustangs… Read More

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