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Former Utah punter Tom Hackett waived by New York Jets

The two-time Ray Guy Award winner was waived just before training camp.

Former Utah punter Tom Hackett waived by New York Jets

The two-time Ray Guy Award winner was waived just before training camp for the New York Jets, to make room for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the 90-man camp roster. Read more »

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Because of Alex Smith’s play, Chiefs in Super Bowl conversation

The statistical numbers are trending toward a very special season for quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more »

July 28, 2016

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Former Utah linebacker Jason Whittingham signs contract with Minnesota Vikings

The rookie had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted in April and joins Minnesota as it heads into training camp. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Former University of Utah football player Kendal Thompson signs with Washington Redskins

The former quarterback will reportedly play wide receiver for Washington after an injury-plagued collegiate career. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Morning links: Utah Jazz on the rise; is BYU Sunday play a problem?; Ansah the top Lion

The Utah Jazz are on the rise. Sunday play shouldn't be an obstacle in Big 12 expansion. Ziggy Ansah ranked as the top Detroit Lion heading into training camp. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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10 local storylines to follow as NFL training camps kick off

For many of the 72 local players on NFL teams, training camp will be a proving ground. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Former NFL star Tim Tebow issues a challenge to all Christians: 'We have been given a command'

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Thousands of Christians converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for "Together 2016," an event that organizers marketed as a "historic" gathering of Bible-believers from... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Morning links: Projecting the 2016 football season for the Utes, Cougars and Aggies

Projecting the 2016 football season for the Utes, Cougars and Aggies. What is Ziggy Ansah's favorite emoji? Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Von Miller accepts record-breaking deal with Broncos

Von Miller has agreed to a blockbuster $114.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Tom Brady to drop appeal, serve 4-game 'Deflategate' suspension

Tom Brady said on Friday he will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, ending his fight in a scandal that tested the power of the NFL commissioner and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Washington's Arena Football team will be called the Valor

Washington's expansion Arena Football League franchise will be called the Valor. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal rejected by federal court

A federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his "Deflategate" suspension. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Calvin Johnson says players could get painkillers like candy

Calvin Johnson says NFL players could get painkillers like they were "candy" during the first half of his career with the Detroit Lions. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: QB Elite offers life skills first, football advice second

QB Elite focuses on the leadership opportunities afforded talented players, especially when they are successful. College and former NFL coaches and players offered advice that centered on off-field... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Morning Links: Could BYU's Bronson Kaufusi start for Baltimore; was letting Trevor Booker go a mistake for the Jazz?

Baltimore Beatdown broke down Bronson Kaufusi's chances to start as a rookie for the Ravens. Purple and Blues thinks that letting Trevor Booker go was a mistake. Finally, Tulsa World commends... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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About Utah: Haloti Ngata's mom rescued him, so now he's rescuing others

NFL football star Haloti Ngata pays tribute to his late mother, Ofa, by funding the college exam prep classes she got started when he was in high school. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Southwest Airlines doesn't want stadium next to airport in Las Vegas

The airline with the largest share of passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport doesn't want an NFL stadium nearby, saying football fans' cars could clog the roads for passengers trying... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Manziel suspended 4 games over NFL's substance-abuse policy

Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and the free agent quarterback could face further discipline over his... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Colts give QB Andrew Luck $140M contract extension

Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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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 »

June 28, 2016

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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 »

June 28, 2016

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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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