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Phoenix • Loud and lively, the Utah Jazz lockerroom is a happy place to be these days. This was especially true following Utah’s 98-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. There was Derrick …

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    Moraga, Calif. • Makenzi Morrison Pulsiper scored 26 points in BYU’s 65-45 win over St. Mary’s. Lexi Eaton Rydalch scored 20 points and had five reb...
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  • Winter sports: Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe dominates moguls at Deer Valley
    Justine Dufour-Lapointe had herself quite a weekend at Deer Valley. The reigning Olympic gold medalist in moguls won her second World Cup gold in thre...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Chloe Kim, 15, competes on the Eagle Superpipe during the halfpipe snowboard finals of the 2016 U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort Saturday February 6, 2016. Kim made history by being the first woman to land back-to-back 1080’s during a competition, scoring a perfect 100 and winning the event. Snowboarding: Emerging star Chloe Kim, 15, makes history at Grand Prix in Park City
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) reaches out for the ball held by Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) in game action at the Huntsman Center on Thursday night. Utah basketball game guide: Utes have huge challenge against Pac-12 leader Oregon
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  • Toronto Raptors’ Greivis Vasquez, right, drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets’ Erick Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) Jazz notes: Green learns the ropes with the Jazz on the fly
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  • Phoenix Suns’ Archie Goodwin (20) takes instruction from head coach Jeff Hornacek during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Tony Jones: Jeff Hornacek runs out of support, and out of time, in Phoenix
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s Yoeli Childs (22) and Brighton’s Parker Gile (11) go for a rebound during the game at Bingham High School Tuesday February 2, 2016. Bingham defeated Brighton 62-48. Prep basketball notes: Bingham is new No. 1 after losses by Lone Peak, Copper Hills
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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  • Lynn R. Johnson  |  Special to the Tribune  West Desert High School ó the smallest in Utah with its enrollment of 13 students ó serves as the social center for the Trout Creek ranching community.  Here local residents attend a recent basketball game with Salt Lakeís Merit Academy. Boys’ basketball: At West Desert High, student population 13, hoops is the only show
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  • Utah State basketball: Smith, Rector play limited minutes in loss at Wyoming
    Laramie • Chris Smith, Utah State’s second-leading scorer, played 23 minutes Saturday at Wyoming, including only seven in the second half. Point guard...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Chase Fischer (1) takes the ball inside as Pacific Tigers forward David Taylor (24) defends,  in WCC basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. The Pacific Tigers, Saturday, February 6, 2016.   BYU basketball: Tigers, with no postseason possibility, pounce on Cougars
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  • College basketball: Siakam powers New Mexico State past Utah Valley, 98-74
    Las Cruces, N.M. • Pascal Siakam scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as New Mexico State romped past Utah Valley, 98-74 on Saturday night to rema...
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes defensive end Jason Fanaika (51) gets a hand on Oregon State Beavers quarterback Nick Mitchell (14) as the University of Utah hosts Oregon State, NCAA football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Saturday October 31, 2015. Utah football: Former Utes take in Senior Bowl feedback
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  • NHL: Washington rallies to beat New Jersey
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  • Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler (00) is fouled by Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) College basketball: Kansas State takes down No. 1 Oklahoma
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  • Arizona’s Mark Tollefsen, top, dunks against Washington during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) College basketball: Arizona forward retains hot hand in win over Washington
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  • College basketball: North Dakota drops Weber State 78-71
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  • Winners Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann from Switzerland cheer  in the finish area  of the  two-man   bobsled  World Cup competition in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, Feb.  6, 2016.  (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP) Bobsled: Switzerland’s Hefti wins 2-man World Cup race, Park City’s Holcomb second
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  • Ha Na Jang signs autographs after her birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish up her second round during the LPGA Coates Golf Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Golf: Jang’s late birdie leads to 1st LPGA Tour title
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 19, 1989, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, right, and coach Dan Reeves stand on the sideline during the team’s NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Calif. Elway was not playing in the game. Like millions of Americans, Reeves will settle in at home on Sunday, turn on the TV, and follow along as the Broncos play the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl. And make no mistake, he has a rooting interest, because of all sorts of ties to Denver and several key figures who helped the team reach the big game, including general manager John Elway, head coach Gary Kubiak and others. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) Super Bowl: Patriarch of these Denver Broncos? Former coach Dan Reeves
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