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Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

John Wawrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:09pm

The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:47pm

Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, coach-grabbing antics didn't knock the Browns off their pursuit of him. They ignored his height, did their homework on an off-field arrest and cross-checked his character.

The Triple Team: How the Jazz lost a 25-point lead to OKC in Game 5

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:23am

Three thoughts on the causes of the big Oklahoma City comeback: how Utah struggled to attack OKC's switching defense, Rudy Gobert's foul trouble causing huge (and problematic) issues, and the remarkable shooting of Paul George and Russell Westbrook.

Thunder reverse 25-point 3rd quarter deficit, defeat Jazz 107-99

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:09pm

The Jazz held a 25-point lead in the third quarter, but the Thunder came storming back behind Russell Westbrook to win, 107-99.

As NBA playoffs gear up, Jazz Gaming and NBA 2K League are just getting started

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:01pm

The Jazz unveiled the six-player roster of Jazz Gaming for the first time Tuesday, introducing the market to the franchise’s rotation for the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, which kicks off in May.

BYU basketball hires Lee Cummard as assistant coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:35pm

Former Cougar standout Lee Cummard will fill the vacancy left by former BYU associate head coach Heath Schroyer, Rose announced Wednesday afternoon. Schroyer previously left to take the head coach job at McNeese Stat last March.

Former Utes Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl finding success coming off Raptors' bench

Lexi Lewis, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:04pm

As the Toronto Raptors vie for a first-round win against the Washington Wizards, former Utes Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl are finding success coming off the Raptors' bench.

Jazz shootaround: OKC faces elimination game, Rubio nominated for community service award

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:47pm

The Jazz held a shootaround ahead of Wednesday's Game 5 in Oklahoma City. There, they talked about the Jazz's expectations about OKC's level of play in an elimination game, the camaraderie of the team, and Donovan Mitchell's head-turning play.

Patrick Kinahan: Rubio hitting high notes for Jazz

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:39am

Ricky Rubio spent his first six seasons in the NBA without making even one playoff appearance. But the point guard has put it all together in his seventh season, helping the Jazz to a better-than-expected regular season and about to close out OKC.

Longtime Bees announcer Steve Klauke calls 3,500th game

Kenyon Finch, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:29pm

The Bees' play-by-play announcer, Steve Klauke, was honored on Monday night for calling his 3,500th game.

Russell Westbrook fined, not suspended, for role in Game 4 altercation

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:36pm

Russell Westbrook avoided a suspension, but was still assessed a $10K fine and a postgame technical foul, for his role in an altercation with Rudy Gobert in the fourth quarter of Game 4 against the Utah Jazz Monday.

Ben Anderson: Jazz unbothered by Thunder’s white flag physicality

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:33am

The Jazz once again blew past a desperate Oklahoma City Thunder team, despite an increase in physicality.

The Triple Team: Jazz victorious over OKC in physical Game 4 battle for 3-1 series lead

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:46am

Three thoughts on the Jazz matching and exceeding the Thunder's physicality to win a crucial Game 4, Russell Westbrook undermining Oklahoma City with his decision making, and Donovan Mitchell's record-setting night.

Jazz take commanding 3-1 series lead with physical Game 4 victory

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:30pm

In a physical, foul-laden game, the Jazz handily defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 3-1 series lead.

Jazz shootaround: Ricky Rubio not too concerned about Westbrook's guarantee

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:54pm

After Game 3, Russell Westbrook guaranteed that he'd shut down Ricky Rubio's offense in Game 4. Rubio, though, is not too worried about Westbrook's statement. That, plus more notes from the Jazz's preparations for Monday's game in Salt Lake City.

U. announces search committee for new athletic director

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:02pm

University of Utah athletic director Chris Hill will call it quits in June after a 31-year career overseeing the athletic arm of the university. On Monday, the university announced its search committee to find his replacement.

Great Clips of the Week: Jazz fan's PG-rated ire targets Russell Westbrook

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:27am

It’s nearly May, which means the NBA playoffs are in full swing, the baseball thrills are just getting started, and soccer fans still have no idea exactly how Major League Soccer’s target-allocation money works.

Ricky Rubio’s postseason triple-double a Jazz throwback worth celebrating

Jeremiah Jensen, KSL Sports and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:53pm

Utah isn't just winning in the playoffs. It is doing it in a way that is reminiscent of the franchise's best years.

Former Utah State star Koby McEwen transferring to Marquette

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:43pm

Former Aggie star Koby McEwen will transfer to Marquette, becoming the first defection under new coach Craig Smith.