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Provo • Who is number three? That was a common question at BYU’s spring football camp last March, and again in August during preseason camp as a sure-handed but rather ordinary looking receiver made catch after catch in scrimmages and …

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  • Colorado State's LaRyan King takes down Utah State's Joe Hill during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Fort Collins, Colo. Colorado State won 16-13. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull) USU football: Aggies in search of a better run game
    Earlier this week, Utah State center Austin Stephens said the offensive line found some areas in which it can improve to help the run game against UNL …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 02:42 pm   |     Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Jordan Leslie (9) pats quarterback Christian Stewart (7) after Stewarts fumble with 39 seconds left in the game, gave Nevada a 42-35 win over the Cougars, in football action, BYU vs The Nevada Wolf Pack at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, October18, 2014. Brigham Young Cougars running back Paul Lasike (33) is on the right. BYU football: Can Cougars beat the blues on Boise State’s blue turf?
    Boise, Idaho • It has been a long week in Provo after the BYU football team’s losing streak hit three games with another fourth-quarter meltdown. Fans …
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  • College basketball: Weber first, SUU 12th in Big Sky preseason polls
    Ogden • Defending champion Weber State was picked to repeat in Big Sky Conference coaches and media preseason basketball polls, the league announced T …
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    7 Must Haves in Your Fall Fashion Wardrobe
    Salt Lake City -- Utah fashion. Is there really such a term? If you are part of the local fashion scene and attended Provo Fashion Week, you know ther...

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    BYU basketball coach Dave Rose said at media day a few weeks ago that the key to a successful season will be defense, and whether the Cougars can cons …
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  • Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors, left, and forward Jeremy Evans, right, battle for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Monson: The Jazz need a couple pillars — who will they be?
    The NBA has a problem and the Jazz need a couple of stars. In order to win and, in particular, contend in a league dominated by big guns, teams have t …
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  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah's Jared Norris (41) just misses a tackle on Michigan's Derrick Green (27) as the Utes face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Utah football: Utes’ Norris, USC’s Kessler share high school bond
    When Cody Kessler sees Utes linebacker Jared Norris, eye black smeared down to his chin, stalking him from across the line of scrimmage on Saturday ni …
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  • TribSports Radio: The Utah Utes are great at this, and it’s a huge advantage
    The University of Utah leads the Pac-12 in punting. Tom Hackett is ranked third in the nation at 47.1 yards per punt. It’s not a glamorous statistic, ...

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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah DE Jason Fanaika laughs during stretching after Utah football practice with pads on the baseball field, Thursday, August 7, 2014. Utah football notes: Jason Fanaika embraces switch (back) to stud linebacker
    At 6-foot-3, 270, Jason Fanaika is the biggest starting linebacker in the Pac-12, and the only guy who really comes close is Arizona co-starter Derric...

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  • Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) leaps over Northwestern defender Godwin Igwebuike (16) with 12:37 left in the second quarter. The Nebraska Cornhuskers played a football game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Matt Miller) Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement
    Chicago • A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the sco …
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  • NBA: New LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener
    Cleveland • The new gigantic banner celebrating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland will be unveiled Oct. 30 before the Cavaliers open the NBA season. T …
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File) Salt Lake City scandal-induced ban on IOC member visits to Olympic bid cities to remain
    London • The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an “invitation” rather than an …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:38 am   |     Share
  • PAC 12
    Pac-12 women's basketball notes: Stanford picked first, but not afraid to reinvent
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  • IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) Next Women’s World Cup a big chance for U.S. soccer
    The chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won’t conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transforme …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:33 am   |     Share
  • MLB: Braves name Hart president of baseball operations
    Atlanta • The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations. Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:27 am   |     Share
  • Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) MLB: Royals take first battle of bullpens from Giants
    Kansas City, Mo. • The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City took the lead with a five-run sixth inni …
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    (Donald W. Meyers  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The block Y has stood above the Brigham Young University campus in Provo since 1906. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has introduced legislation to sell the U.S. Forest Service land on Y Mountain that contains the landmark to BYU. Hike of the week: Y Mountain in Provo
    Directions • From Interstate 15, exit onto University Parkway in Provo and drive east for 4.5 miles. Then turn south onto 900 East. After half a mile,...

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  • Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu puts up the team's line-up in the dugout before Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The Write Way: KC coach’s lineup cards are artful
    Kansas City, Mo. • Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. The …
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  • Serena Williams of the US gestures to the chair umpire during her singles match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore,Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) Tennis: Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals
    Singapore • Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the runnin …
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  • FILE - At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File) MLB: Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3
    San Francisco • In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was g …
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    Utah Jazz cut veteran guard Dahntay Jones
    The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 05:36 pm   |     Share