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McEwen, Merrill lift Utah State past San Jose State 81-75

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:10pm

Koby McEwen scored 23 points shooting 10 for 11 from the foul line and Sam Merrill finished with 22 on 9-for-12 shooting and Utah State held off San Jose State for an 81-75 win on Wednesday night.

Panic-free Copper Hills advances to 5A semifinals, will face American Fork

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:06pm

Copper Hills didn’t retake the lead for good until two minutes remained in the final period, but the Grizzlies got 17 points from Lenisi Fineanganofo and held off the Knights 56-43 Wednesday at Salt Lake Community College.

Derrick Favors talks trade rumors, cryptic tweets at Jazz practice

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:33pm

After a cryptic tweet, Derrick Favors was asked about the Jazz's "testing the market" for him ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. That, and more news and notes from today's Jazz practice.

Video: BYU basketball unveils Marriott Center Annex practice facility

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:42pm

If a basketball team is only as good as its practice space, the BYU basketball team took a step forward with the formal completion of the Marriott Center Annex on Tuesday night. Here's a tour of the 38,000-square foot practice facility.

With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:24pm

With less than 24 hours left, the NBA trade deadline hot stove is heating up. Here's what's going on for the Utah Jazz and around the NBA.

SLC the 5th most affordable NBA location, study says

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:47pm

Attending an NBA game can be a costly venture. Tickets, parking, and concession stand purchases all add up to a single night of fun but leave the wallet empty.

Talking Softball: Baseball Hall of Fame to honor famous ‘Simpsons’ episode

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:00am

The Baseball Hall of Fame set to honor a famous episode of “The Simpsons,” and Missouri basketball fans really don’t like John Calipari. More fun stories from the world of sports in today’s From Left Field.

Patrick Kinahan: Will Fredette take another shot at the NBA?

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:41am

Jimmer Fredette is going crazy in the Chinese basketball league, averaging 37 points a game. Given the fact that the former BYU star is still young and can still shoot, the question now becomes if Fredette can make another run at playing in the NBA.

East girls stun top-seeded Mountain View, advance to 4A quarterfinals vs. Judge Memorial

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40pm

Liana Kaitu’u scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, and Lani Taliauli had 18 points to lead East to a stunning 56-53 upset of the Bruins at Salt Lake Community College.

Rounding up some Jazz trade deadline rumors

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:05pm

Rounding up what's going on with Jazz trade deadline rumors 48 hours before the deadline, including the Jazz's reported interest in Lou Williams, Derrick Favors possibilities, and more.

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:25pm

The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.

Every NFL team's jerseys reimagined as soccer kits

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:46am

One graphic designer reimagined all 32 NFL teams jerseys and logos as if they were in the world of soccer. Elsewhere in the world of sports, Sacramento Kings fans are finding new passions after their team traded away DeMarcus Cousins.

Ben Anderson: At trade deadline, Jazz need minor tweaks, not major changes

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:17am

As the NBA trade deadline approaches, the Jazz would be better served supporting their foundation, and not attempting to shake up the NBA landscape.

Zone defense sparks Lone Peak girls to upset of top-seeded West in 5A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:37pm

Savannah Flanary scored 18 points, including nine from the free-throw line, and Lone Peak used a 1-3-1 zone to stun the top-seeded Panthers 57-48 at Salt Lake Community College.

Carr helps Viewmont girls rally by Riverton in overtime of 5A state basketball opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:39pm

Mercedes Staples scored a game-high 25 points, and Megan Carr finished with 20 points and six rebounds to help the Vikings outlast Riverton 56-51 to move to Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Salt Lake Community College.

Where's Bolomboy? Jazz rookie, D-League all-star impressive in 1st season

Brittany Copeland  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Instead of playing 'Where's Waldo?' the Jazz have been playing 'Where's Joel Bolomboy?' But it's paying off.

Cousins joins Davis, giving Pelicans powerful pair up front

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis.

Runnin’ Utes trending in the wrong direction

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:17pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Although the start to a classic novel, that also sums up Utah’s season in near perfect form.

Great Clips of the Week: Jimmer Fredette goes for 73 in China; Utes lacrosse stuns defending champs

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:00am

Fredette’s most recent accolades, as well as a massive upset in local college lacrosse and a game-ending brawl in Division III basketball, are part of this weekend’s Great Clips of the Week.