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13 locals (including six Utes) invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Six Utes, three Aggies, three T'Birds and a Cougar were all invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take...

San Diego makes final pitch to NFL to keep Chargers

San Diego city and county officials have made their final pitch to the NFL in what has been a contentious effort to keep the Chargers from moving to the Los Angeles area. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Former Ute, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith returning for 2016 NFL season

Steve Smith will play a 16th NFL season in 2016 after announcing Wednesday that he will be back. Smith torn his Achilles in November, ending his 2015 season, which he had previously said would be... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Links: Ziggy Ansah mic'd up; Eric Weddle's punishment a 'joke'; Troy Warner talks BYU decision

Former BYU standout wears microphone during Detroit Lions game; ex-NFL player Booger McFarland blasts San Diego Chargers on ESPN; four-star football recruit discusses why he chose to play for BYU. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Week 16 NFL locals roundup & gallery: Alex Smith leads Chiefs to playoffs

Former Utah Ute Nate Orchard again filled up the stat sheet for the Cleveland Browns in their 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Eagles fire coach Chip Kelly with 1 game left in 3rd season

The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly with one game left in his third season, dumping their coach after missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Ware lifts Broncos past Bengals 20-17 in overtime

DeMarcus Ware beat AJ McCarron to a fumbled snap in overtime, sending the Denver Broncos into the playoffs with a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Former Ute, Chargers safety Eric Weddle just got fined $10,000 for ... being a dad?

San Diego Chargers levy fine on star player Eric Weddle after he watched his daughter perform a halftime show. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Rock On: BYU's hires, beautiful people and Detmer-Favre exchange

Also, a response Ty Detmer should use when his credentials are called into question. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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NFL roundup: Panthers' bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Manning angrily denies Al Jazeera report he obtained PEDs

Peyton Manning said a report by Al Jazeera set to air Sunday that suggests he obtained performance-enhancing drugs was "completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage." Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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Kirk Cousins throws 4 TD passes, Redskins beat Eagles 38-24

Worst to first in a mediocre division counts the same. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Ex-Ute Elliss, now Broncos chaplain, offers both spiritual, financial help

When Gary Kubiak was hired to coach the Denver Broncos, he wanted a full-time chaplain. That led him to Luther Elliss. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Raiders beat Chargers 23-20 in OT in possible Oakland finale

Philip Rivers' last pass fell incomplete near Charles Woodson's feet and the celebration began. Woodson got a Gatorade shower and then led the fans in a chant of "Rai-ders! Rai-ders!" Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Former Ute, Chiefs' Alex Smith showing Browns' Johnny Manziel path to success

He was supposed to be the savior of a downtrodden franchise, a mobile quarterback with plenty of arm strength to keep defenses honest, and enough moxie to lead his team to respectability. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2015

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Ansah, Wagner and a NFL-best 10 Panthers selected for NFL's Pro Bowl

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. They are also a perfect 10 when it comes to the Pro Bowl. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Jets give deal to receiver who held sign looking for NFL job

Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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NFL suspends Giants Odell Beckham for 1 game

Losing control during Sunday's loss to the Panthers will cost Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. one game. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Morning links: Grading the Sitake, Mendenhall hires; Jimmy Fallon gets Utes hat

USA Today examines college football's new head coaches; comedian cheers for Duke but receives Utah gear; former Ute Eric Weddle soaks in potential last game in San Diego. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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NFL roundup: Woodhead scores 4 TDs in San Diego's possible NFL finale

If this was the Chargers' last NFL game in San Diego, it ended with a victory and a surreal postgame scene. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Austin, Gurley lead Rams past Buccaneers, 31-23

Tavon Austin scored twice, Todd Gurley topped 1,000 yards rushing and the Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 on Thursday night in what could be the franchise's final game in St. Louis. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Sports stories of redemption, loss and triumph were the most-read of 2015

The most-read Sports stories of 2015 on DeseretNews.com included an account of redemption, a shocking coaching announcement out of BYU, a tale of an unlikely track star and a tragic loss for Utah's... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Alex Smith gives Chiefs dependability at quarterback

When the pocket broke down and Alex Smith took off running, the Chiefs quarterback made sure to pick up as much yardage as possible before sliding feet-first, just as he'd always been taught. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How did they play? Locals roundup of stats & photos for Week 14 of the NFL season

Former Utah Ute lineman Nate Orchard had perhaps his best day as a pro, helping Cleveland defeat the San Francisco 49ers 24-10. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Pair of former BYU players, Craig Bills and Jordan Leslie, join NFL practice squads

Rookie safety Craig Bills signed with his first NFL team on Tuesday, as the Eagles signed him to their practice squad. Fellow rookie, wide receiver Jordan Leslie, signed to the Atlanta practice... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Body of missing California man found in Utah

MOAB — The brother of reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was found dead Thursday. He had been missing since his abandoned vehicle was found in... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Freeney's defensive play saves Arizona's 23-20 win

Dwight Freeney joined the Cardinals a month into the season to help boost Arizona's troubled pass rush off the edge. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Pete Carroll says Seahawks coordinator Darrell Bevell 'not available' for BYU job

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he and the BYU athletic director spoke regarding his offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, but told Holmoe that Bevell is committed to the Seahawks... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Cowboys top Redskins 19-16 on Bailey's 54-yard field goal

Sure was ugly, devoid of any style points or many scoreboard points until the final 1 1/2 minutes. Perhaps fittingly, a fumbled punt return by Washington's DeSean Jackson deep in his own territory... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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NFL roundup: Panthers fend off Saints to stay unbeaten; Eagles topple Patriots on road

Blaine Gabbert threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith in overtime after running for the tying TD late in regulation, lifting the struggling San Francisco 49ers to a 26-20 victory over the... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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Search continues for California man presumed missing in Utah

Officials are asking for help in the case of a missing California man, whose abandoned car was found along Interstate 70 in southeastern Utah. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Packers beat Lions 27-23 on Rodgers-to-Rodgers Hail Mary

Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers with no time left to give the Green Bay Packers a 27-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Packers slumping, Lions rolling going into Thursday's game

The Detroit Lions started the season so poorly — losing their first five games — there was talk about whether they could become the second team in franchise and NFL history to go 0-16. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Ravens win as time expires on blocked field goal return

Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 34-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Video: Former Ute Kaelin Clay returns punt 82 yards for TD in second career NFL game

Kaelin Clay returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of Monday night’s contest between the Ravens and Cleveland Browns in just his second NFL game. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

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Tim Tebow and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo recently ended their relationship because of Tebow's vow to remain a virgin until marriage, reports say. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Broncos beat Patriots 30-24 on Anderson's OT run

Tom Brady lost yet another one of his trusted targets and this time he also lost a game. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Cutler, Bears hold off Packers 17-13 at rainy Lambeau

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears spoiled Brett Favre's big night back with the Green Bay Packers. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Panthers still perfect, Romo hurt again in 33-14 Dallas loss

Cam Newton is still perfect this season. Tony Romo might be out for good with the same injury that sidelined him for seven games. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Stafford throws 5 TDs, BYU alum Ansah picks up 3.5 sacks in Lions' 45-14 win over Eagles

Matthew Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes, three of them to Calvin Johnson, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 45-14 rout of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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NFL: officials erred on Bills' final play against Pats

Coach Rex Ryan took the diplomatic approach. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Rock On: A bad day gets worse for Whittingham

Also, ex-RSL defender Nat Borchers' hidden discoveries. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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How did they fare? Locals in the NFL roundup for Week 11

A former Utah State Aggie debuted for the Dallas Cowboys and made an immediate impact in a 24-14 win over the Miami Dolphins. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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NFL players talk openly to help destigmatize mental illness

Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13

Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills — again. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Kyle Busch battles back from serious injury to claim 1st title

When he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch knew instantly his right leg and left foot were broken. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Catanzaro's field goal after penalty gives Arizona wild win

Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining and the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a wild 34-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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Video: Rivalry week kicks off as a former Cougar draws a flag on a former Aggie for a safety

Former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah drew a penalty on former Utah State offensive tackle Donald Penn during the Detroit-Oakland NFL game on Sunday, resulting in a safety for Ansah's Lions. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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Morning links: Devontae Booker's injury a 'huge blow'; Trevor Reilly tells Uber tales

ESPN looks at impact running back's injury will have on Utah; former Ute shares stories of working for taxi service; Rudy Gobert NBA's best rim protector. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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