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After second-toughest schedule, Jazz slate to lighten up a bit

The Utah Jazz have played the second-toughest schedule in the NBA so far this season, but they'll get to play the two teams with the worst records in the league in the next week. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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Dick Harmon: BYU basketball strength coach Bob Medina brings experience, NBA touch

Bob Medina grew up in Sandy, Utah, as a Utah fan and hadn't ever been on BYU's campus. But after two decades in the NBA working on elite stars of the game, he's building up the Cougars and believes... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2014

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LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat

LeBron James doesn't have any apprehension for this homecoming. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Wild Bahamas Bowl finish includes three-lateral touchdown as clock runs out

For Central Michigan, there was a comeback, a record, a miracle and a gamble. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Jazz rookie Dante Exum looks like a kid but is starting to play like a man

That was evident on the Jazz's six-game road trip, during which Exum strung together some nice games. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Brad Rock: Bowl drama shows BYU not going quietly into the night

Loss didn't help Cougars' case for Big 12 inclusion as other schools mount their challenges. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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TCU's Gary Patterson wins AP coach of the year

ch Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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'Little Warrior' and family comforted by community generosity and support

Lota Ward and his family have led and participated in many community fundraisers, including one where Lota raised $2,000 for two neighborhood children. When the 8-year-old was diagnosed with a... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Cavaliers' Varejao out for season with torn tendon

Anderson Varejao's season has ended, dealing a major blow to the Cavs' NBA title hopes. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: Confronting an unlikely opponent

On the verge of realizing my childhood dream of playing football for BYU, I was confronted with a setback that not only threatened my dream of playing for BYU, but it put my future as a football... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Manning intends to return for 18th season in 2015

Peyton Manning says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love sports in 2014

The year 2014 seemed to have more than its share of serious and sad stories, but there was plenty to celebrate and admire. The DeseretNews.com sports team selected 14 athletes that reminded us that... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Ute freshman, Roy native Brekkott Chapman starting to prove he belongs

The former Roy High School standout led No. 14 Utah with 22 points in 80-66 victory over South Dakota State Tuesday night. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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BYU's Tyler Haws' recovery from an ankle sprain proving to be a delicate process

BYU begins West Coast Conference play Saturday against Gonzaga and hopes to have its star player relatively healthy for it. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Utah basketball: No. 14 Runnin' Utes still looking for improvement before heading into Pac-12 play

The No. 14 Runnin' Utes had little problem in their final Division I tune-up before Pac-12 play starts up next week. However, guard Delon Wright says there's still room for improvement. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Utah basketball: Utes build big first-half lead in easily defeating Jackrabbits

Even though Christmas was less than 48 hours from the time Utah was set to play South Dakota State Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center, Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak said Monday he wasn't... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Former Ute Steve Smith giving Ravens fans, those in need reason to cheer

After 13 seasons in Carolina, former University of Utah standout leads the Ravens in catches. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Jordan's Austin Kafentzis will keep his commitment to play for Wisconsin

Gary Andersen offered the Jordan quarterback the chance to play at Oregon State, but Kafentzis said he likes what Paul Chryst has planned for the Badgers. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Deseret News Sports podcast: Talking bowl games, coaching resumes and sports grievances

DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans discuss their resumes for the Wisconsin job, the "Miami Beach Brawl" and air off their 2014 grievances. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Sitake, Tuiaki leaving Utah for Oregon State

Departures come in the wake of the Utes' first winning season since 2011. Defense leads the nation in sacks this season. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Utah Jazz gave their coach improvement for Christmas

The team has a few days off after a 3-3 record on its recent road trip, and everybody likes the direction they're headed. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Utah Valley comes on late to beat Idaho State 51-47

Donte Williams scored 12 points and Mitch Bruneel added 11 to lead the Utah Valley University men's basketball team to a 51-47 win over Idaho State on Tuesday night at the UCCU Center. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Both BYU and Memphis to review bowl game brawl

Administrators from both programs issued statements indicating full reviews as the brawl received national attention. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Southern Utah takes down South Carolina State 66-56

A.J. Hess hit three 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Southern Utah past South Carolina State 66-56 on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Classic. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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NFL locals roundup for week 16: Former Ute Asiata scores pair of touchdowns

Former Ute Matt Asiata again carried the load for the Minnesota Vikings and responded with two touchdowns. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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