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Former Ute Luther Elliss is making an impact as Broncos' team chaplain

Former University of Utah All-American and NFL star Luther Elliss is serving as the team chaplain for the Denver...

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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Greene's punt return helps Jaguars beat Titans 19-13

Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles' 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Chiefs' Smith on verge of record for errorless pass attempts

Just try to ask Chiefs coach Andy Reid about the remarkable streak of passes that Alex Smith has thrown this season without an interception. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Doug Robinson: A sad ending for the Manning story

Peyton Manning in decline recalls Willie Mays flailing at the ball late in his career and aging Muhammad Ali leaning on the ropes dazed ... it's not the kind of ending anyone envisioned for such... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Ex-NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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FanDuel suspending daily fantasy sports for NY players

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Tuesday it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players, while the state attorney general sued to halt what he considers illegal gambling by both FanDuel and DraftKings. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Texans send Bengals to 1st loss, 10-6 behind backup TJ Yates

It figures that T.J. Yates and the Texans would be the ones to finally knock off the Bengals. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Reports: Peyton Manning has tear in plantar fascia

Peyton Manning has a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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NFL roundup: Patriots down Giants with 54-yard field goal to remain unbeaten

Stephen Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday kept the New England Patriots unbeaten with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Rex's place: Bills beat Jets in Ryan's return, 22-17

Rex Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was a successful one. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Dennis Pitta headed to season-ending injured reserve, won't play for Ravens in 2015

Former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta, who has had two hip surgeries in as many years, will not play in 2015 for the Baltimore Ravens and will be placed on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Miller's 1-handed TD grab lifts Bears over Chargers, 22-19

Zach Miller made a one-handed grab of a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler with 3:19 to go, and the Chicago Bears beat the San Diego Chargers 22-19 on Monday night. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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NFL roundup: Panthers stay unbeaten by downing Packers

Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday, and the Carolina Panthers took an important step toward securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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Morning links: Max Hall getting second chance as high school coach; LDS missionary hoops it up

Former BYU quarterback serving as high school offensive coordinator in Arizona after arrest last year; Utah native and Gonzaga-bound guard Jesse Wade appears in video from mission; former Weber... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Dalton leads way, Bengals beat Browns 31-10 to reach 8-0

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Eifert and played lead blocker on Mohamed Sanu's reverse Thursday night, keeping the Cincinnati Bengals unbeaten with a 31-10 victory over the... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Time for NFL to get serious about PEDs

The NFL has an injury problem and its players are freakishly bigger and faster (and more dangerous) than ever. It's probably not just because they lift weights and eat a lot. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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See how local players fared in the NFL during Week 8

Two former Utah Utes were standouts in Kansas City's blowout win over the Detroit Lions, which was played in London. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt, name Mike Mularkey interim coach

Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk had been thinking of making a coaching change for weeks, and team President Steve Underwood said they caught Mike Mularkey a bit off-guard Tuesday... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Morning links: Jimmer a Knick soon?; ESPN ranks Jakob Poeltl, Kyle Collinsworth; Steve Smith's future uncertain

New York Post reports that former BYU star could quickly get back to the NBA; Beehive State college basketball players in top quarter of Top 100 list; former Ute may not retire this season after... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Morning links: Ziggy Ansah, Alex Smith get in a scuffle; former Taylorsville High star World Series hero

Former Cougar and Ute clash in London; Christian Colon gets go-ahead run for Royals in 12th inning of series clincher; Utah State coach named a possibility to take job in Blacksburg. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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