Red Rocks survive scares on vault and beam to earn spot in Super Six

ST. LOUIS — Prior to the NCAA women’s gymnastics championship, Utah co-head coach Megan Marsden was confident about how her team matched up with the competition — that is, against the competition with which the Red Rocks are familiar. “We know how we compare to UCLA. We’ve seen them multiple times this season,” said Marsden. “We are pretty evenly matched with them. They’ll win one and we will win one.” More exciting was the prospect of seeing how the Utes matched up with country’s other elite teams, particularly Oklahoma. “It is exciting,” said sophomore MyKayla Skinner. “We don’t get to see them during the season so it’s exciting to see… Read More

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Utah Warriors open Zions Bank Stadium with big win

HERRIMAN – The Utah Warriors opened the new Zions Bank Stadium with an impressive 80-12 drubbing of the Alberta Wolfpack in front of 3,143 fans. The Warriors were lead by Josh and Jared Whippy, originally from Fiji who combined for a total of 36 points. Josh Whippy accounted for 26 points and Jared for 10 points. However, in the 73rd minute of play Josh Whippy suffered a compound fracture of his lower left leg. The game was stopped due to the severity of the medical injury and the score of the game at the time. Speaking of the Josh Whippy’s play and injury, team captain Paul Lasike said, “I played… Read More

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Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an 11-minute stretch of the first half. Milwaukee found its defense after a disheartening 14-point loss in Game 2, getting contributions from up and down the roster. Backup center Thon Maker scored 14 points and blocked five shots. Pesky guard Matthew Dellavedova, a veteran of a championship run… Read More

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Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of about 2½ minutes into the game, Washington forward Markieff Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby needed to be separated after a near-fight that drew in other players. Early in the third quarter Friday night, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was called for a flagrant foul when he swiped a hand across Bradley Beal’s forehead as the Wizards guard went in for a breakaway layup. Later in that period, things really came close to spiraling out of control, but John Wall’s bodyguard interceded when Washington’s All-Star jawed with Toronto’s Serge Ibaka. As that scene unfolded on the court, spectators directed “U-S-A! U-S-A!” chants at the opponents from Canada,… Read More

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Blash blast boosts Bees to 4-3 win over Sacramento

SALT LAKE CITY — A 3-run home run by Jabari Blash in the third inning proved to be the difference as the Salt Lake Bees defeated the Sacramento River Cats 4-3 on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark. “Right now, we’ve got a lot of guys swinging the bat. On any given night, it could be somebody different. Tonight, that was a huge homer, obviously, the way the game played out, it ended up being the winning run. (Blash) has been swinging the hot bat for us and continues to do that and it’s good to have him in the lineup,” Bees manager Keith Johnson said. Unlike in 2017, the Bees… Read More

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Jean Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning after Mitch Haniger’s tying homer in the eighth, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night. Photo gallery | Box score The liner to right center from Segura chased Texas closer Keone Kela (2-1), who gave up singles to Daniel Vogelbach and Dee Gordon and got his only out on Guillermo Heredia’s sacrifice bunt. Haniger’s fifth homer was a two-out shot to the berm in center field against Chris Martin. Haniger and Kyle Seager added RBI singles in the ninth off Jake Diekman as the… Read More

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Dixie State baseball: DSU splits Friday twin bill at Biola

Dixie State came away with a split of the middle two games of a four-game Pacific West Conference series at Biola on Friday at Eagles Diamond. Biola blitzed the Trailblazers for a 13-3 win in the first game, while DSU took advantage of some Eagle fielding woes to erase an early five-run deficit and escape with a 9-8 win in the nightcap. In the opener, the Trailblazers (20-21, 16-15 PacWest) drew first blood with a pair of fourth-inning runs coming on a Logan Porter RBI groundout and a Jake Engel run-scoring triple into the gap in right-center en route a 2-0 lead. However, that lead was short-lived as the Eagles… Read More

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win. The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs. This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs — on a night LeBron Jones joined Michael Jordan as the only… Read More

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Teamwork key as visually impaired vie in goalball tournament

MIDVALE — Two teams of three take their positions on the court, spreading out side by side on opposite baselines, ready to defend the goals behind them. One player picks up the blue, basketball-size ball and rolls it underhand in the direction of the other team’s goal. The bells inside the ball jingle as it rolls toward one of the players, who drops from his knees and lays on his slide to deflect the shot. All six players are wearing eyeshades, leveling the playing field among the visually impaired athletes. “It’s kind of like a combination of bowling and dodgeball,” explained Jeannie Schuneman, a 17-year-old South Sevier High School student… Read More

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Former Warriors bad boy admits smoking marijuana before most games

Interested in more coverage of the California marijuana industry? Head to TheCannifornian.com or subscribe to The Cannifornian newsletter to get cannabis-related news, features and more. Matt Barnes, a beloved bad boy member of the Warriors’ “We Believe” team who last year won a championship ring with Golden State, admitted Friday he smoked marijuana before just about every game during his 14-year career. Appearing with other ex-NBA players in a forum on why marijuana usage should be allowed in the NBA, Barnes told Bleacher Report he was at his best when he was high. Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. “All of my best… Read More

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