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NFL draft first-round blog: Goff goes 1st, Wentz 2nd as teams seek impact players

The 2016 NFL draft kicks off in Chicago, and a pair of quarterbacks went off the board first.

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 »

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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 »

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NFL draft first-round blog: Teams seek impact players on Day 1

The 2016 NFL draft kicks off in Chicago, and it's expected that a pair of quarterbacks will go off the board first, as Los Angeles and Philadelphia traded up for the top two picks. Follow the... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

9 hours ago

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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 »

21 hours ago

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Morning links: NFL Draft prospect news roundup for former BYU, USU, Utah and SUU players

A number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects who played collegiately at Beehive state schools have been noted over the past few days as the draft draws near Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Deseret News 2016 NFL mock draft: Teams looking to lock up future franchise QBs

Two teams have already traded up to presumably get a signal caller, and where this year's crop of QBs are taken will dramatically influence how the first round goes. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Ranking the 26 Utah ties selected in the NFL Draft's first round

There have been 26 players with Utah ties selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since it began in 1936. How do they stack up against each other? Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

The Eagles have acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Daniel Sorensen re-signs with Chiefs, Kaelin Clay with Ravens

Exclusive-rights free agents Daniel Sorensen (BYU) and Kaelin Clay (Utah) signed tenders Monday with their respective teams. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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NFL draft: Who will be picked first, Kaufusi, Booker, Fackrell or Killebrew?

There’s no sure-fire first-round NFL draft prospect from the state of Utah this year, but four colleges from around the state each have a player who could become the first instate player to... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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27-year-old wideout Harvin retiring after 7 NFL seasons

The 27-year-old wide receiver is retiring after seven NFL seasons, Harvin's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Steve Smith has proven to be a finisher in the NFL, as a father and community leader

Former Utah wide receiver and current Baltimore Raven Steve Smith Sr. has a simple but direct goal for the 2016 NFL season. “Finish," he said. "Finish the season." Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Titans agree to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Former SUU quarterback Brad Sorensen released by San Diego Chargers

Brad Sorensen's on-again, off-again employment by the San Diego Chargers is off again, as the team released the former Southern Utah and BYU quarterback on Wednesday. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Hall of Famer Lynn Swann named athletic director at USC

Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans' athletic department. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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The impact football can have as a teaching tool for life emphasized at awards banquet

The role that football plays in developing life skills was a major emphasis during the 22nd annual banquet for the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Tuesday night at UVU’s... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New video appears to show moments before Smith's death

Newly released surveillance video shows what may have precipitated the shooting death of Saints defensive end Will Smith: Moments earlier, what appears to be his Mercedes SUV can be seen bumping... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Morning links: Former BYU TE Dennis Pitta not ready to give up; Lakers, Warriors finale tickets very expensive

Baltimore Ravens veteran isn't giving up after missing most of the last two seasons with injury; ticket prices skyrocket for Kobe Bryant's final game; Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles used to be a... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Former BYU receiver Austin Collie tells BC Lions he intends to retire

Austin Collie, BYU's former all-time leading wide receiver, is hanging up his football cleats after a professional career marked by promise and injuries. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

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Although football gets all the bad press, it's only one way to get a concussion. Here are other sports with high rates of concussion and the reason a helmet may be your most important sports gear. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Former Aggies gather for annual Pro Day

Marwin Evans' athleticism draws attention, while Kyler Fackrell, Nick Vigil and Hunter Sharp try to aim higher Read more »

April 6, 2016

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USU football: Utah State to host Pro Day on Wednesday

Utah State football will host Pro Day for outgoing Aggies on Wednesday, April 6, at the ICON Sports Performance Center and the Stan Laub Indoor Training Center on the USU campus. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Morning links: BYU makes 'SportsCenter' Top 10; could Bronson Kaufusi be a first-round pick?

Cougar infielder gets spot on prestigious list after impressive play; one NFL scout feels BYU DE could be drafted early; Cougar alum, future Olympian Jared Ward profiled. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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AP Source: Kaepernick meets with Elway

A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that quarterback Colin Kaepernick met with Broncos GM John Elway at Elway's Denver home last week to talk about restructuring his... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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NFL demands retraction of New York Times concussion story

The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league's concussion research flawed and likened the NFL's handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry's response to the... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Brad Rock: In interviews, NFL players need to don big-boy pants

Carolina Panthers coach says players should be given a couple of days after losing the Super Bowl before meeting with the media. On the other hand, maybe they should act like grownups. College... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Utah football video: Thompson dazzles at WR in pro day, Hackett says he 'runs like a penguin' and more

Kendal Thompson showed off his dynamic athletic ability during Utah's Pro Day Thursday morning, while Tom Hackett skipped running because he wanted to avoid an injury and "runs like a penguin." Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Joe Garagiola, ex-player turned glib broadcaster, dies at 90

Joe Garagiola's nine-year baseball career was a modest one. His 57 years in broadcasting that followed made him one of the most popular figures in the sports world and beyond. Read more »

March 23, 2016

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49ers sign former Hillcrest High, Utes guard Zane Beadles to three-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have landed an experienced left guard who could fit right in and replace departed Alex Boone. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Family concerns, trusted sources helped former Utah safety Eric Weddle find a new NFL home in Baltimore

When Eric Weddle became a free agent earlier this month after nine NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers, there were several suitors for the former University of Utah safety. Input from those... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Ravens CB Tray Walker dies of dirt bike crash injuries

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died Friday of injuries he sustained in a dirt bike crash in Miami. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Report: Former Ute offensive lineman Zane Beadles agrees to deal with 49ers

Zane Beadles has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 3, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl, Joel Bolomboy among NCAA Tournament's 68 best players; Kalani Sitake dances

University of Utah, Weber State big men on Yahoo list; BYU football coach does The Robot at Cougars men's basketball game; former Ute Eric Weddle discusses his (lack of) beard at Ravens... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Raiders agree to deal to re-sign former Utah State offensive lineman Donald Penn

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a contract to re-sign free agent left tackle Donald Penn. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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NFL official links football, CTE; could it affect $1B deal?

Critics of the NFL's proposed $1 billion plan to settle concussion claims believe a league official's sudden acknowledgement of a link between football and the brain disease CTE is a game changer. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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