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Young Boise State fan climbs backboard, helps dislodge basketball

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

A young Boise State basketball fan climbs the backboard to dislodge a stuck basketball, and future Hall of Famer Ray Allen can still drain threes. More fun stories from the world of sports in today’s From Left Field.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Thunder

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:48pm

On the Thunder's improbably great shooting night that cost the Jazz a win, late-game shot-making and Joe Johnson's final possession, and Jazz avoiding turnovers.

Highland boys stun Timpview on buzzer-beating final heave

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:56pm

Liki Makaui had 11 points, including the game-winning 30-footer at the buzzer, to help Region 6 fourth seed Highland stun Region 7 champion Timpview, 54-51, Tuesday at Utah Valley University.

Hillcrest boys 'find way to win' on Ashby's buzzer-beater in 4A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:49pm

Stockton Ashby scored 13 points, including a driving layup in the final seconds, to help Hillcrest survive Salem Hills 59-58 in a Class 5A state tournament first-round game at Utah Valley University.

BYU's Broadhead named WCC Player of the Year

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 3:52pm

BYU point guard Cassie Broadhead was voted the West Coast Conference's Player of the Year, as announced Tuesday by the league's coaches. It is the fourth-straight top honor for the BYU women's basketball team.

Increasingly frantic wife texts NHL husband after she thinks he's been traded

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:59am

One NHL player got a series of increasingly frantic texts from his wife, after she mistakenly thought he was traded to another team.

Ben Anderson: Spring football marks true beginning of Sitake era

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:17am

While Kalani Sitake had a remarkable start to his coaching career, this season, sans Taysom Hill, marks the true beginning of the Sitake era.

Senior gymnast Baely Rowe looks back on Utah career

Madi Whiteman  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:38am

It is senior Baely Rowe’s last season as a Ute and, as she looked back on the past four years, she said she is overwhelmed by the incredible journey.

Real Salt Lake signs Plata to multi-year deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:16pm

Real Salt Lake has re-signed forward Joao Plata to a multi-year contract and he will continue to hold a designated-player spot.

Copper Hills moves past Weber in 5A tourney thanks to Stockton Shorts

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:01pm

Stockton Shorts led the Copper Hills Grizzlies to an easy 62-41 win over Weber in the 5A tournament's first round.

Hanson rallies Jordan boys past Fremont for first 5A playoff win in 4 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56pm

Indy Hanson had 18 points, two assists and three steals in the second half, including a back-breaking 3-pointer to cap a 12-0 third-quarter run, to help the Beetdiggers rally past the Silver Wolves 66-55 in a 5A state first-round game at UVU.

Third-quarter spurt helps Viewmont pull away from Westlake in 5A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:09pm

Josh Mordue dropped in three second-half 3-pointers en route to 12 points and three assists, and the Vikings pulled away from the Thunder 66-55 Monday afternoon at Utah Valley University.

Layton blows out Lehi in 5A tournament, moves to quarterfinals

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:39pm

In a game in which 32 players saw the floor, the Layton Lancers had a 33-point victory in the first round of the 5A boys basketball tournament over the Lehi Pioneers.

West Jordan upsets Sky View in 5A playoffs

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:18pm

The 12-11 West Jordan Jaguars upset the 19-3 Sky View Bobcats thanks to getting off to an early start and dominating the boards throughout.

Pleasant Grove trudges past Davis in 5A first round

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:58pm

The Pleasant Grove Vikings beat the Davis Darts 48-45, thanks to 25 free throws in a foul-laden game.

No competition for starter, but BYU quarterbacks open spring camp with plenty to prove

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:09pm

No. 7 was back in uniform as BYU football opened spring practice Monday at the Indoor Practice Facility in Provo.

Great Clips of the Week: Creepy Jazz Bear, and Dewey beats Rose

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:00am

Some sports highlights are fantastic. Others, not so much. And some highlights are downright creepy. Here are our favorite clips of the weekend.

Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:27pm

Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports' top partiers, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career.

Cougars on Cloud 9 after thrilling upset of top-ranked Zags

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:15pm

The BYU men's basketball team returned home from Spokane after a 79-71 win over top-ranked Gonzaga at 2 a.m. MT Sunday morning. But the party didn't stop there after a throng of fans welcomed the team home at the Provo Airport.