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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.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Wizards

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:48pm

On the Jazz's shutdown defense to get a win against a good opponent on the road, Hayward's improvement in tough shotmaking that has allowed him to take a leap, and Dante Exum's inconsistency.

From Utah gymnastics to Cirque du Soleil, Damianova flies high, achieving dreams

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:37pm

Former University of Utah gymnast and five-time All-American Nansy Damianova returns to the Wasatch Front to perform in her first Cirque du Soleil show.

A look back at BYU's other wins over Top-5 opponents

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:39am

BYU won its first-ever game against the top-ranked team in the country with its 79-71 win over Gonzaga in Spokane on Saturday night. Here's a look back at some of the other top wins in program history.

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:38pm

Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night.

Moore, Aggies put on shooting clinic, rout Air Force on Senior Night

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:53pm

Jalen Moore put on a show in his final game in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday night as he finished with a game-high 24 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead USU to an 89-58 win over Air Force.

3A Hoops: Brenchley leads 1st-year Ridgeline boys to first team title in school history

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:06pm

Jaxon Brenchley totaled 31 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals to lift Ridgeline to its first-ever team championship in school history with an 89-63 win over Juan Diego in the Class 3A title game in Logan.Jaxon Brenchley totaled 31 point

Lee, Skinner lead Utah gymnastics to dominating win in hometown

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:26pm

In a return to their home state, Kari Lee and MyKayla Skinner won every event in Utah gymnastics’ 197.60-194.85 domination over Arizona State.

Anderl, Jessop lead Skyline girls past Judge Memorial in OT for 4A title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 6:03pm

Hannah Anderl had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and teammate Barrett Jessop scored a team-high 20, to help Skyline hold off Judge Memorial, 60-57 in overtime Saturday in the Class 4A state title game at Salt Lake Community College.

Moeaki leads American Fork girls to first 5A title since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:06pm

Taylor Moeaki had 21 points and three steals to lift the Cavemen to the 5A state title with a 50-46 win over Viewmont in Saturday’s championship game at Salt Lake Community College.

Moore, Aggie seniors take to Spectrum floor one last time

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:39pm

Jalen Moore, Shane Rector and Connor Garner will play the final home game of their USU careers on Saturday night and will be honored prior to tipoff.

Skyline girls rally to set up all-Region 6 state final in 4A

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:00pm

Cameron Mooney scored eight of her 13 points in the first half to help Skyline rally for a 52-45 win Friday over Timpview and set up a Saturday’s title bout against region rival Judge Memorial.

USU hosts Air Force in final home game of season

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:50pm

USU looking to move up in the Mountain West Conference standings as it hosts Air Force in the final home game of the season on Saturday night.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Bucks

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:40pm

Highlights of the Jazz's dunks all over the Bucks (and how they got them), George Hill defending in space, and a rotation change to earn Joe Johnson more time at the power forward.

Judge Memorial girls continue historic run with 4A semifinal win over Box Elder

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:18pm

Vanessa Austin totaled 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead Judge Memorial to a 45-34 win over Box Elder and advance to their first state championship game in school history Friday at Salt Lake Community College.

Empey's trey, block help American Fork girls hold off Copper Hills in 5A semifinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:38pm

Savanna Empey had eight points and two assists, as well as the game-sealing block with 28 seconds remaining, to help American Fork hold on for a 48-45 win over Copper Hills in Friday's Class 5A girls basketball semifinal.

Viewmont girls overcome halftime deficit to earn 5A title berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:56pm

Mercedes Staples scored a game-high 21 points, including a pair of crucial free throwsthe Vikings advanced to the 5A state championship with a 49-47 win over Sky View in a Class 5A state semifinal Friday.