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Morning Links: Former Ute Booker is a perfect fit in Denver; Michigan State gets to know BYU; George Hill isn't Batman

Devontae Booker may have found a perfect fit in Denver's offense if he can stay healthy. ESPN breaks down BYU for Michigan State. Finally, is new Jazz point guard George Hill Batman? Read more »

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Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

yan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. Read more »

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NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl in 'Braveheart'?; ESPN's defensive 'triplets'; Jazz trade graded

Ziggy Ansah heads up eighth-ranked defensive group; Jakob Poeltl acts out Braveheart scene; NBA minds like Utah's acquisition of George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Massive crowd engulfs Cleveland, champion Cavs at parade

Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Morning links: MJ vs. Jazz still holds viewership record; Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute

Sunday's NBA finale didn't exceed the 1998 clincher in viewership; Dennis Pitta showed good signs in Baltimore's offseason program; Derrick Favors wears winning socks Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Morning links: Warriors feel Andrew Bogut's absence; Lions wish KVN happy birthday, 3 months late

Sources discuss the impact of Andrew Bogut's injury; the Detroit Lions get Kyle Van Noy's birthday wrong; Brennon Lund goes from Bingham High School to BYU to the Orem Owlz Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Morning links: Whittingham among best at developing NFL talent; Kanter moment remembered

Whittingham gets high marks for talent development; Steph Curry's mouthpiece toss brings brings back memory of Enes Kanter; A meeting Down Under between Salt Lake City basketball players Read more »

June 17, 2016

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NFL roundup: Former Ute linebacker Gionni Paul waived by Cincinnati Bengals

Rookie Gionni Paul was waived by Cincinnati on Thursday, ending his time with the Bengals before the team started training camp next month. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi signs rookie contract with Baltimore Ravens

Bronson Kaufusi became the last of the local 2016 NFL draft picks to sign when he inked his rookie deal with the Ravens on Tuesday. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Quick hit: J.J. Watt tweets to find pickup ball, shows up and dunks

Some players can't be stopped. That's true of J.J. Watt on the gridiron and at street ball courts in Houston. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Rock On: Jazz take a page from 'Dumb and Dumber'

Also, bad blood in Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is done. Seriously. Kind of. Maybe not. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Morning links: Bronco Mendenhall's staff finds work-life balance; Rudy Gobert trolls Raul Neto

Bronco Mendenhall talks about "sharpening the saw" and his decision to leave BYU; Rudy Gobert pours salt on Raul Neto's wound; Paul Lasike looks to make in impact with the Bears Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Morning links: BYU and Utah in top 25 in basketball attendance; Ziggy Ansah cracks NFL top 100

Cougar and Ute fans showed up in droves to basketball games; Ziggy Ansah ranked 43rd in the NFL by players; Dennis Erickson said calling 62-point game against Oregon was easy. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Morning links: UK coach quotes James E. Faust, Lane Kiffin retweets; Dres Anderson meets Messi

Quarterback's switch of commitment prompts James E. Faust quote; Lionel Messi poses with 49ers receivers, including Dres Anderson; FBS schools sorted into Harry Potter houses. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Ultimate football road trips: Catching the NFL and Cougars, Utes or Aggies in one weekend

Whether you are a fan of BYU, Utah or Utah State, there is a road trip you can take this fall to catch your college team away from home and also watch your school's former stars at work in the NFL. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Quick hit: NC State baseball coach breaks out tremendous spin move in tirade with umpire

Nothing was keeping Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent from finishing what he wanted to say to the home plate umpire on Monday. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Morning links: Nick 'Luke' Vigil impresses in Bengals camp; Hunter Dimick and TJ Haws in the news

Nick Vigil quickly earns nickname and plays with smarts; Hunter Dimick gets preseason attention from ESPN; TJ Haws knocks down 3-pointers in video Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Rock On: Wasteful expenditures of all kinds

Also, a BYU fan puts Big 12 expansion talk into perspective. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Obama honors Super Bowl champion Broncos at White House

President Barack Obama honored the Denver Broncos at the White House Monday for winning Super Bowl 50 with one of the best defenses of all time and one of the best quarterbacks of all time in... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Morning links: Coach sees 20 sacks for Ziggy Ansah; Jakob Poeltl's stock rising in some mock drafts

Ziggy Ansah's sack goal is set at 20; Jakob Poeltl moves up mock draft boards; Rayshad Lewis is blown away by Utah's mountains Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Talib suffers gunshot wound, will miss White House visit

Star cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the Denver Broncos' trip to the White House on Monday after getting shot at a Dallas nightclub early Sunday morning. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy making Detroit Lions coaches take notice

Third-year pro Kyle Van Noy is receiving praise from his coaches during the Detroit Lions' organized team activities as he heads into a critical season. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah still plays 10-on-10 soccer in Ghana, Utah

Ezekiel Ansah put his right cleat on a football, rolled it toward his toes, flipped it up onto his foot and kicked it. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Former Utah State receiver Devonte Robinson released by Green Bay Packers

The Packers released the rookie Robinson with a non-football illness designation, according to the NFL's daily transaction log. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: Take time on Memorial Day to remember those who lost their lives in service to this country

Running for Pat Tillman, an NFL safety who gave up millions to join the U.S. Army after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, was my first experience in running to honor someone else. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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The last tackle powder puff football game avoids the sack

The senior and junior girls at Florida's Jupiter High School scoffed when administrators, fearing for their safety, canceled a 50-year tradition — what may be the nation's last tackle powder... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Site, funding unresolved in Las Vegas NFL stadium plan

A site for a proposed 65,000-seat retractable-roof stadium in Las Vegas is in question, as funding formulas are still being worked out for the project that could cost up to $1.6 billion. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Morning links: Broncos like Devontae Booker's confidence; BYU selling more tickets for Arizona game

Broncos respond well to Devotae Booker's bravado; BYU football could feel like the home team in Arizona; Gamer tells what it's like to play with Gordon Hayward. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Rock On: Bronco is being Bronco in Virginia; Hornacek Plan C in New York

Also, Utes go with a familiar name on the recruiting trail. Why go for the and-1? Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that authorities say was unfairly earned on a stock tip from a professional gambler, part of an insider trading probe that resulted in two... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Morning links: Bronco Mendenhall and his family live in an RV; Hornacek hiring brings questions

Bronco Mendenhall opted to wait in an RV for his home to be renovated; Jeff Hornacek's hiring has stumped national media; Daniel Sorensen gives advice to Mitch Mathews, other undrafted free agents Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl called most NBA-ready center; Austin Collie details retirement and new pursuit

Jakob Poeltl tops David Aldridge's list of centers; Austin Collie opens up about football retirement and his next objective; Jabari Parker shows what could have been in BYU football video. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Former Utah running back Devontae Booker signs rookie contract with Denver Broncos

Devontae Booker signed his four-year rookie contract with the Broncos after being selected in the fourth round by the team in this year's NFL draft. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Former Utah safety Tevin Carter invited to tryout with Carolina Panthers

Just days after being waived by Washington, rookie safety Tevin Carter will have a chance to earn a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers. He's been invited to tryout with the team during... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Former Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell signs rookie contract with Green Bay Packers

Kyler Fackrell, a third-round pick by Green Bay in this year's NFL draft, signed his four-year rookie deal with the team on Wednesday. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew, a Southern Utah product, was an aggressive athlete even as a kid

When Miles Killebrew was young, he tried playing soccer, and it became obvious rather quickly that it wasn't for him. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, post-2016 NFL draft edition

Here's a look at the 74 players with Utah ties who are currently on NFL rosters and their current situations, as well as several more who are tryouts or free agents. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Morning links: Jabari Parker plays hoops at BYU; Kyler Fackrell's faith, family featured by ESPN

LDS NBA player visits Provo; former Utah State linebacker the subject of a story; future Ute gymnast, Olympic hopeful MyKayla Skinner featured by NBC. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: USU's Nick Vigil signs with Bengals; BYU's Uani 'Unga, SUU's Anthony Norris waived

Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil signed his rookie contract with Cincinnati on Tuesday. The news wasn't as good for a pair of former Utah college players, as the Giants waived injured BYU LB Uani... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Morning links: Kaufusi, Booker rookies to watch; Ute freshman trains with 'Ochocinco'; Blair gets a new putter

Former Beehive State collegiate football players on list of 32 rookies expected to make an immediate impact in NFL; ex-NFL WR posts video on Twitter of himself with Tyler Huntley at a gym; Utah... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Tevin Carter waived by Redskins; Jordan Devey claimed off waivers by Chiefs

Former Utah safety Tevin Carter was waived by the Washington Redskins on Monday following their rookie mini-camp, while American Fork native Jordan Devey found a new NFL home with the Kansas City... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Utah State safety Marwin Evans signs contract with Green Bay Packers

Marwin Evans signed with the Packers after going to the Seattle Seahawks' rookie mini-camp over the weekend on a tryout basis. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Southern Utah cornerback LeShaun Sims signs with Tennessee Titans

LeShaun Sims, a fifth-round selection in last month's NFL draft, was one of six draft picks the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with on Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Morning links: Local prospects make headlines at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp; Dante Exum hangs out with Ben Simmons

Nick Vigil, Travis Wilson, Gionni Paul stand out in Cincinnati for different reasons; Utah Jazz point guard spends time with countryman, top NBA Draft prospect; Miles Killebrew lives up to... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Utah linebacker Gionni Paul signs free-agent contract with Cincinnati Bengals

Gionni Paul tried out with the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend and was rewarded with a contract Sunday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Former Ute Tom Hackett battling fellow Aussie Lachlan Edwards for Jets' punting job

Lachlan Edwards and Tom Hackett are two laid-back guys from Down Under trying to get a leg up in the New York Jets' punting competition. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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