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

Sunday play shouldn't be an obstacle in Big 12 expansion. Ziggy Ansah ranked as the top Detroit Lion heading into...

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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With knee on mend, former Ute Devontae Booker takes field for Broncos

Devontae Booker is just strolling along these days — first across a stage to receive his diploma, and now on a football field at reduced speed with his knee still healing. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Miles Killebrew signs rookie contract; Bronson Kaufusi assigned Haloti Ngata's old number

Former Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew was one of nine NFL draft picks who signed with the Detroit Lions on Friday, while former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi's number with the Baltimore... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Trio of Utah quarterbacks aiming to earn a roster spot at NFL rookie mini-camps

Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson and Ammon Olsen each were invited for tryouts with NFL teams this weekend, where they will try and earn a free-agent contract. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Free agent roundup: Where local prospects are headed after the NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is over, and while six local prospects were drafted, it leaves several more talented players looking for a team. Here's a look at where local prospects have signed rookie... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps signs free-agent contract with Seattle Seahawks

Jake Heaps, who grew up in Washington, signed with the hometown Seattle Seahawks on Monday. He played at BYU from 2010-11. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Detroit Lions pick up fifth-year option on former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah

The Detroit Lions picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Ansah's rookie contract on Monday, the deadline to do so for 2013 first-round NFL draft picks. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer, who learned about football through online videos, in 6th round

ings just picked one of the most interesting players in the draft, selecting German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims selected by Tennessee in fifth round

LeShaun Sims, the first Southern Utah cornerback to ever be drafted, was selected by the Titans with the 157th overall pick during the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Bronco-bound Booker is Utah's only NFL draftee

Running back tabbed by defending Super Bowl champion Denver in the fourth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew selected by Detroit in fourth round

Southern Utah safety knows his pro destination, as he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft with the 111th overall pick on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Aggie linebackers stick together in third round of NFL draft

Cincinnati selects Nick Vigil with 87th pick, while Green Bay nabs Kyler Fackrell with very next pick. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Utah State's Kyler Fackrell selected by Green Bay in third round (+video)

Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell knows where he'll take his pass-rushing skills, as he was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Utah State's Nick Vigil selected by Cincinnati Bengals in third round (+video)

Utah State inside linebacker Nick Vigil, the only early entrant from a Utah school in this year's NFL draft, selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 87th overall pick in Friday's third round. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU's Kaufusi, selected in 3rd round of NFL draft, says Baltimore is 'great fit' (+video)

To BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi, he’s a perfect fit with the Baltimore Ravens. Kaufusi became the first local player selected in the 2016 National Football League draft Friday night when... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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NFL draft blog: Day 2 coverage Trio of local prospects hear names called

The 2016 NFL draft kicked off in Chicago, and as expected a pair of quarterbacks went off the board first, as Los Angeles and Philadelphia traded up for the top two picks. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments on receiving cash

Mississippi will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Hacked: After bizarre video Tunsil's NFL draft stock drops

Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ranking the 38 Utah ties selected in the NFL draft's 3rd round

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 38 players with Utah ties have been taken in the third round. Here's how they stack up against each other. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Video on Tunsil's Twitter account seems to hurt draft stock

re video that was posted on Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account minutes before the start of the NFL draft showed a person smoking from a mask equipped with a bong. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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L.A. Story: QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Raiders owner to Las Vegas: Build it and we will come

Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Oakland Raiders owner says he will spend $500 million in a move to Vegas

Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Video: Former Ute Steve Smith takes teen with autism to prom

Video shows Baltimore Ravens wide receiver at school dance with 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Booker's path to the NFL approaches completion

Running back had a stellar career at Utah — leaving with two 1,000-yard seasons and a degree in sociology. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Enough already about the NFL draft

Had enough of the endless and pointless speculation about the NFL draft? Thursday's draft can't come soon enough. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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The unlikely powerhouse: How SUU came away with three NFL Draft prospects

SUU has just one NFL draft pick since the annual event began in 1937. That’s likely to change this week with Miles Killebrew, James Cowser and LeShaun Sims each projected to wind up somewhere... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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