Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference

first_img Tags: Basketball/NBA/Playoffs/Utah Jazz April 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Utah is the fourth team in the crowded Western Conference to lock up a postseason spot, with five teams still in the running for the other four positions before the regular season ends Wednesday.Mitchell also had nine rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Ingles had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Jae Crowder added 18 points off the bench.Josh Hart had 25 points for Los Angeles, which has lost six of eight. Julius Randle had 17 points and seven rebounds.A basket by Royce O’Neale put Utah up 98-76 in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter. The shot marked Utah’s largest lead of the game.Mitchell threw a full-court pass to a streaking Ingles for a layup and a 66-56 lead with 5:44 remaining in the third. Utah led 82-67 when O’Neale made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds to go in the quarter.Tyler Ennis made a scoop shot that pulled Los Angeles within 32-30 during the second quarter, but Utah regained a 12-point lead with help from two 3-pointers by Crowder. The Lakers closed the half on 6-2 run and trailed by only six.The Jazz started the game on a 7-0 run and extended the lead to 19-4 with Mitchell’s 3-pointer in transition. Los Angeles answered with a 10-0 spurt and closed within four with less than two minutes left in the first quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Beat the Lakers 117-110 on April 3. … Five players scored in double figures. … Derrick Favors had 10 points and 13 rebounds.Lakers: Three of the five starters did not make a field goal in the first half. … Kyle Kuzma did not play due to a mild left ankle sprain.UP NEXTJazz: Host Golden State on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Houston on Tuesday. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

first_img Associated Press Tags: NBA/Oklahoma City Thunder/Playoffs/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 on Wednesday night and tie their Western Conference playoff series at one win game apiece.Derrick Favors had career playoff bests of 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, and Ricky Rubio had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the first playoff win of his seven-year career.Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Thunder. Paul George, who scored 36 points in Game 1, finished with 18 on 6-for-21 shooting. Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points, but made just six of 18 shots.Utah outrebounded Oklahoma City 56-46 to take home-court advantage from the Thunder. Game 3 will be Saturday in Utah.Oklahoma City had two chances in the final minute to trim Utah’s lead with the Jazz leading 99-95, but Anthony missed 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions.Utah led 53-46 at halftime behind 12 points from Rubio and 10 points and eight rebounds from Favors. Oklahoma City made just nine of 25 shots inside the 3-point line in the first half. George led the Thunder with 11 points at the break.Adams picked up his fourth foul with 6:46 left in the third quarter and the Thunder down 65-58, yet Oklahoma City responded with a run. George’s 3-pointer put the Thunder up 69-67. Oklahoma City closed the quarter on a 21-9 run to take a 79-74 lead. The Thunder held the Jazz to 7 for 23 shooting in the third quarter before Mitchell took over in the fourth.TIP-INSThunder: George played through a bruised right hip. He was limited in practice Tuesday. … Japanese artist and Thunder fan Nanae Yamano attended the game. She is known for her illustrations of Thunder players. … Adams fouled out with 2:48 to play.Jazz: Mitchell played through a bruised left foot. He was a game-time decision. … Utah opened the game with a 9-0 lead. … Favors had nine points and seven rebounds in the first quarter.UP NEXTGame 3 is Saturday at Utah. April 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series Written bylast_img read more

Bees Edge Aces

first_img Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell May 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Edge Aces FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Dustin Ackley’s two-run single in the eighth inning helped the Bees edge the Reno Aces 5-3 at Smith’s Ballpark.Ackley broke a 3-all tie.  David Fletcher homered and tied the game in the seventh with an RBI single of his own.  Jeremy Rhoades got credit for the win and Eduardo Paredes notched the save.The Bees improved to 30-and-22 and open a series at Tacoma tonight.last_img read more

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks faces insider trading charges

first_imgAugust 29, 2018 /Sports News – National Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks faces insider trading charges Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has conceded that he “participated in insider trading” four years ago and deeply regrets it.“I was drawn in by the allure of being more than just a football player,” Kendricks said in a statement released by his attorney Michael Schwartz. “While I didn’t fully understand all of the details of the illegal trades, I knew it was wrong, and I wholeheartedly regret my actions.”Kendricks said he trusted a former friend, Damilare Sonoiki, who had a Harvard degree and was working for Goldman Sachs at the time. Sonoiki later worked as a writer on the second season of the ABC comedy “Black-ish.”Trump blasts NFL players for kneeling during anthem: ‘Stand proudly …. or be suspended without pay’Both men now face insider trading charges brought by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia.“Mr. Sonoiki and Mr. Kendricks are alleged to have cheated the markets, cheated other investors and placed themselves above the law,” said Bill McSwain, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.In the second half of 2014, court records said Sonoiki sent coded text messages and FaceTime conversations from his desk at Goldman Sachs to tip Kendricks off to corporate mergers.Kendricks allegedly made $1.2 million in illegal profits by purchasing securities in companies that were soon to be acquired and then selling his positions after the deals were publicly announced. In one instance, he made a nearly 400 percent return on his investment in just two weeks, court records said.“Mychal Kendricks used material non-public information, provided by his co-defendant, to score significant profits from expected market moves,” said the FBI Special Agent Christian Zajac. “That’s not merely gaming the system—that’s a federal crime.”According to court records, Kendricks rewarded Sonoiki for his tips with cash kickbacks, free NFL tickets and an evening on the set of a pop star’s music video, in which Kendricks made a cameo appearance.“Kendricks paid cash and shared celebrity perks for illegal tips that enabled him to trade and profit on confidential information that the rest of the investing public didn’t have,” said Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.Neither Kendricks nor Sonoiki are currently in custody. Kendricks has acknowledged his actions and is cooperating with authorities.The NFL pro is a sixth year outside linebacker who was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley.For the first five years of his career, Kendricks played for the Philadelphia Eagles and won the Super Bowl with the team last year.“We are aware of the situation and in communication with the league office as we gather more information. Mychal will not make the trip to Detroit. We will comment further at the appropriate time,” the Kendrick’s current team the Cleveland Browns said in a statement.The Eagles have not returned ABC News’ request for comment.Sonoiki could not be reached for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pacific Thursday

first_img Tags: Alex G. Spanos Center/BYU Men’s Basketball/Mississippi State/Pacific/Roberto Gallinat/San Diego State/UNLV/West Coast Conference/Yoeli Childs Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif.-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball faces Pacific to commence the West Coast Conference season.After dropping three consecutive games (UNLV, San Diego State, Mississippi State) wherein they have surrendered 95 points per game, the Cougars sit at 8-7 on the season.The Cougars score 84.5 points per game and currently give up 78.8 points per contest.Junior forward Yoeli Childs remains spectacular for the Cougars, averaging 22.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.Pacific comes into this game at 10-5 and are coming off a December which saw them go 5-1, only dropping an 83-71 game at Boise State December 22 in that span.The Tigers are also 7-1 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the season.Pacific scores 75.4 points per game and surrenders 72.8 points per contest.Senior guard Roberto Gallinat posts 14.6 points per game to lead the Tigers. January 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Pacific Thursdaylast_img read more

Super Bowl 2019: How Tom Brady’s love of sport and family has kept him on top

first_img Written by January 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Super Bowl 2019: How Tom Brady’s love of sport and family has kept him on top FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Though Tom Brady says there’s no chance he’ll retire after his record ninth trip to the Super Bowl this weekend in Atlanta, his career is coming full circle as he faces off against the Rams in the biggest game of the year.A lot is being made of his age, now 41, entering Sunday’s game, but Brady was only in his second season in 2002 when he led the underdog Pats to Super Bowl XXXVI and a surprise win over the then-heavily favored Rams.More than 17 years later, the Pats are a slight favorite over the same team this go around and the top reason is the man under center — TB12.Let’s take a look back at how his love of the sport, support from his family and clean living have all contributed to Brady’s ability lead to his team to a record-setting nine Super Bowl appearances.An unlikely championBrady has proven all the naysayers wrong after being drafted in the sixth round, 199th pick overall, of the 2000 NFL Draft.He rose to instant fame after he replaced injured starting QB Drew Bledsoe during 2001 season and led the Pats on a historic run to an unexpected championship. There was absolutely no turning back after that.He not only beat the Rams in the Super Bowl that same year, but would go on to win two more championships over the next three seasons.And while his career started red hot, the more impressive feat is how Brady has been able to maintain his high level of play for almost two decades. Brady adheres to a strict regimen to be at his best performance level, making concessions in the process.“I don’t go to bed at 1 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and say, ‘Let’s see if I can get this done today,’” Brady told ABC News in 2016. In fact, it’s in bed by 8:30 p.m. and up at 5:30 a.m., he added.“Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of, I wouldn’t call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job. I love what I do and I want to do it for a long time,” he added.After practice, the gym and studying film of his opponents, Brady said he makes sure to prioritize time with his wife Gisele Bundchen and their kids before an early bed time.“I have hobbies. I like being active … But it’ a lot of work and being with my family,” Brady said.“Sometimes, it’s hard to cut things out, for me where I cut is like my friends, they probably don’t get as much time as they used to,” he added.The man takes care of his body like no otherAnother element of his life that Brady has prioritized is his health through his very strict diet. He’s a true believer that his body is his temple.In 2016, private chef Allen Campbell spoke to Boston.com about the organic, healthy meals he prepares for Brady and the entire family.In this regimen, 80 percent of his recipes consist of vegetables and whole grains, with the chef explaining, “No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG.”Coffee, caffeine, fungus and dairy are also off-limits.“[Brady] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants,” the chef added. The whole household also sticks to “gluten free for everything.”Brady added to this super diet when he spoke to ABC News in 2016, saying, “I don’t drink much alcohol” and it’s “a lot of veggies, a lot of lean meats, nothing that’s going to set me back.”But with all the practicing, the games, the cheering and the missed outings with friends, Brady says he wouldn’t have it any other way.“I love what I do. I look forward to the season. I look forward to playing games. It doesn’t ever feel like work,” he said.Behind every good man…What can’t be overlooked in Brady’s success is the support of his wife, Gisele, and his kids. Family is at the cornerstone of his persona.Brady started dating the supermodel in 2006 and since then, she’s clearly been his biggest fan through three league MVP awards, five Super Bowl wins and four Super Bowl MVPs.And his family is there for him, as well.Bundchen and her two kids with Brady, Vivian and Benjamin, and Brady’s son John Edward from a previous relationship, are often seen either at the games cheering dad on or she’s posting on social media about her favorite athlete.Late last year, Bundchen posted a sweet photo of Brady and his little girl Vivian, captioned, “When they say little girls own their daddies. It’s true!! We are all cheering for you my love, have fun!” Who needs more inspiration that that to go out and give it your all?And when the Pats made it to the Super Bowl yet again this year? Forget about it, Gisele was jumping for joy.In a series of Instagram stories, she showed her support, cheering her husband on and even sharing Brady’s postgame interview, where he thanked his wife and his family for his success, to which she replied, “I love you baby.”She’ll certainly be supporting him yet again, as Brady takes the field Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for Super Bowl LIII.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 4/10/19

first_imgApril 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/10/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 9 Minnesota 6Texas 5 Arizona 2LA Angels 4 Milwaukee 2AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 4 Cleveland 1Tampa Bay 9 Chi White Sox 1Oakland 10 Baltimore 3Houston 8 NY Yankees 6Seattle 6 Kansas City 5NATIONAL LEAGUESan Diego 3 San Francisco 1Cincinnati 2 Miami 1Washington 15 Philadelphia 1St. Louis 7 LA Dodgers 2Pittsburgh 5 Chi Cubs 2Atlanta at Colorado 3:10 p.m., postponedNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 135 Atlanta 134San Antonio 105 Dallas 94Philadelphia 125 Chicago 109Memphis 132 Golden State 117Detroit 115 NY Knicks 89Orlando 122 Charlotte 114Oklahoma City 127 Milwaukee 116Brooklyn 113 Miami 94Denver 99 Minnesota 95Portland 136 Sacramento 131OT L.A. Clippers 143 Utah 137NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSColumbus 4 Tampa Bay 3OT NY Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 3St. Louis 2 Winnipeg 1Dallas 3 Nashville 2San Jose 5 Vegas 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERSeattle at Colorado 9:00 p.m., postponedCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Real Salt Lake blanks Sounders 3-0

first_imgAugust 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake blanks Sounders 3-0 Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Sam Johnson, Albert Rusnák and Corey Baird scored to help Real Salt Lake beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Wednesday night.Salt Lake (12-9-4) has won three straight and is undefeated in six games. Seattle (11-8-6) has lost eight straight regular-season road games in the series, with its last win coming on May 28, 2011.Johnson opened the scoring in the 25th minute with his ninth goal of the season. Making his first start since missing five games due to injury, Johnson ran down the right side on a breakaway, cut back his defender and scored on a deflected shot with his left foot.Rusnák scored in the 71st with a shot from distance for his ninth goal, and Baird added his fourth goal on a counter attack in the 87th.Seattle didn’t have a shot on goal. It has allowed at least three goals in three straight games. Associated Presslast_img read more

Thompson, Aztecs defense lead San Diego St. past Weber St.

first_imgSeptember 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Thompson, Aztecs defense lead San Diego St. past Weber St. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO (AP) — Tariq Thompson had an interception and a pass breakup in the closing minutes to help San Diego State beat Weber State 6-0 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.Redshirt freshman Matt Araiza made a 34-yard field goal late in the second quarter and a 29-yarder early in the fourth. It was SDSU’s first shutout since beating Hawaii 55-0 on Nov. 5, 2016.The Aztecs defense allowed 154 total yards, including 35 rushing, and just five first downs. Weber State, which came in ranked No. 8 in the STATS FCS poll, went three-and-out six times, crossed midfield only once and punted 10 times. Jake Constantine completed 21 of 31 passes for 119 yards.Jordan Byrd, who finished with five carries for 50 yards, had back-to-back runs of 13 and 15 yards before Araiza’s first field goal. Ryan Agnew ran for 14 yards on third-and-9, hit Daniel Bellinger for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 and then scrambled for a first on third-and-6 to set up the second.Dwayne Johnson had 12 tackles, including 1 ½ for losses, for San Diego State. Tags: San Diego State Aztecs/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Presslast_img read more

Josh Davis of Weber State Football Named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Weber State star sophomore tailback Josh Davis was named as the Big Sky Conference’s offensive player of the week for his contributions in the Wildcats’ 41-24 win over Cal Poly Saturday at Stewart Stadium.Davis, a former Alta High star, ran for 129 yards on 14 carries (9.2 yards per tote) and a pair of scores as Weber State cruised to victory against the Mustangs.This is Davis’ first career Big Sky Conference player of the week award.The Wildcats return to action Saturday at 5:00 pm MDT at Reno, Nev. against the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference. September 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Josh Davis of Weber State Football Named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tags: Alta High/Big Sky Conference player of the week award/Josh Davis/Mountain West Conference/Nevada Wolf Pack/Weber State Football Brad Jameslast_img read more