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  • Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory

    first_imgApril 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points, Rudy Gobert had 15 point and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 117-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.Derrick Favors scored 16 points, and Jonas Jerebko and Alec Burks each had 13.The Clippers were playing for their playoff lives but the Jazz displayed the intensity and urgency from the opening tip and never trailed. L.A. trails eighth-place New Orleans by 2 1/2 games with just three to play.The Jazz have pole position for home-court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs — win out and they will host at least the first round, an almost inconceivable notion before they went 27-5 the last ten-plus weeks.Austin Rivers led Los Angeles with 19 points, and Montrezl Harrell had 17.Clippers, who shot just 3 for 17 from beyond the arc, have lost three of four and have nearly been eliminated from the postseason.The Jazz put the game away a 9-2 run early in the second half and led by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.The Clippers had trouble staying with Utah’s multiple screen-and-roll actions and seemed to be chasing the ball all game.Utah claimed the season series 3-1.TIP-INSClippers: Tobias Harris got a technical with 5:58 left in the second quarter for arguing. … Danilo Gallinari missed his fourth game in the last six with a sore right hand. … The Clippers failed to reach the 100-point mark for just the second time in their last 12 games.Jazz: Rubio, who missed the Memphis game with a sore left hamstring, scored nine points in the first quarter but did not return as his leg tightened. … Jae Crowder also left the game in the first quarter after getting poked in the eye. … Gobert got a technical in the second quarter. … Mitchell had scored at least 20 points in his last 10 games but sat the last 14 minutes of the blowout.GOOD FROM DEEPIngles became the first Jazz player to make 200 3-pointers in a season after hitting a jumper from beyond the arc in the opening minutes of the second half. The Aussie forward is fourth in the league in 3-point percentage at 44.2 coming into the game. Mitchell, who is six behind the all-time rookie record for 3-pointers made, has the second-best mark at 179 and counting. Both passed the 178 that Randy Foye made in the 2012-13 campaign.UP NEXTClippers: Host Denver on Saturday.Jazz: At Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Written bylast_img read more

  • Snow Football Player Tryout Coming Up

    first_img Brad James Tags: Paul Peterson/Snow Football/Tryout Camp May 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Snow Football Player Tryout Coming Up Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Per an announcement from Snow College football head coach Paul Peterson on his Twitter account, Badger Football tryout day will be later this month.Peterson confirmed the date is May 26 at Badger Stadium-Stoddard Field in Ephraim with registration from 8:00-10:00 am MDT.The camp will run from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and no helmets or shoulder pads are required.This camp costs $40 and payment will be accepted on the day of registration. Furthermore, all participants will be required to download the registration and medical/insurance release forms which can be found here: http://www.snowbadgers.com/news/2018/1/30/badger-football-announces-player-tryout-date.aspxAdditionally, all prospective participants must bring these forms with them to the camp, as well as a copy of their insurance card.This is a great chance for Peterson and his assistants to meet all prospective student-athletes and evaluate their on-field skills.last_img read more

  • Harden has 43 points for 26th game in a row with 30 or more as Rockets beat Jazz

    first_imgRockets: At Phoenix on Monday night. Jazz: Mitchell is 14 of 42 from the field in his last two games. … Utah outscored Houston 19-0 in fast-break points. Tags: Houston Rockets/James Harden/NBA/Utah Jazz Jazz: Host Phoenix on Wednesday night. Harden’s 30-point streak is the third-longest in NBA history, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain’s runs of 65 and 31 games. Harden also had 12 rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks. He was 12 of 22 from the field, making 4 of 12 3-pointers, and made all 15 of his free throws. Gerald Green added 25 points, and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 5:07 remaining. Houston snapped a two-game losing streak, holding the Jazz to 36 percent shooting and forcing 23 turnovers. TIP INS Harden fueled the bulk of a 17-4 run that put Houston up 60-48 with 30.1 seconds left in the first half, making three baskets and four free throws. He punctuated it by scoring on three consecutive possessions. Rockets: Chris Paul did not play to rest after scoring 20 points and adding six assists against Denver on Friday night. … Houston improved to 5-3 in the second game of back-to-backs. Associated Press Written by UP NEXT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — James Harden had 43 points for his 26th straight game with at least 30 points in the Houston Rockets’ 125-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. February 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harden has 43 points for 26th game in a row with 30 or more as Rockets beat Jazz Donovan Mitchell had 26 points and nine assists for Utah. Rudy Gobert added 10 points and 13 rebounds.last_img read more

  • Sports writer Rick Reilly says Trump cheats but doesn’t see it as cheating

    first_imgApril 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Sports writer Rick Reilly says Trump cheats but doesn’t see it as cheating Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLeon Neal/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Many U.S. presidents have enjoyed playing golf, but as acclaimed sports writer Rick Reilly puts it in his new book, “No president has been as up to his clavicles in golf as Donald Trump.”“Trump doesn’t just play courses; he builds them, buys them, owns them, operates them, sues over them, lies about them, bullies with them, and brags about them,” Reilly writes in his new book, “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.”Reilly said he played golf with Trump at one of his courses in preparation for a book Reilly published in 2004. As the pair spent the day together, Trump introduced Reilly as the publisher and owner of Sports Illustrated, despite the fact that he was neither, Reilly told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. Reilly started his sports writing career in 1979 and wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1985 to 2007, according to his website. He is also a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.And Trump is not the only president Reilly has played with. In 1995, he writes, he played with former President Bill Clinton.“He cheated in a kind of a different way. He would take — they came to call them Billigans,” Reilly told Karl and Klein. “And Clinton carried 24 clubs in his bag which is also cheating.”“But the difference is he wasn’t trying to win. He wasn’t trying to make you worse,” Reilly added.Despite questioning the fairness of the president’s methods, Reilly does not believe that Trump is a bad golfer“He is a good golfer, there’s no reason to lie,” said Reilly, who finds Trump’s reported 2.8 handicap questionable, to say the least.“I thought he was a 9 or 10,” Reilly told Klein and Karl. “He ain’t no three … If he’s a three, then the Queen is a pole vaulter. Cause there’s no way.”Reilly’s book alleges all manner of cheating, from fudging scorecards to kicking golf balls back onto the fairway. In fact, Reilly claims, the caddies at one golf club witnessed Trump kick the ball so much that they came up with a nickname for him: “Pele.”I think Donald, in his heart of hearts, believes that you’re gonna cheat him, too. So if it’s the same, if everybody’s cheating, he doesn’t see it as really cheating,” Reilly writes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • State Cross Country Roundup

    first_imgOctober 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local State Cross Country Roundup Tags: state cross country Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, all Utah High School Activities Association schools and classifications conducted their state cross country championships at Sugarhouse Park. This included various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools and athletes who competed against the best in their respective classifications.3-A Boys12:30 pmThe Carbon Dinos won their first boys cross country title in state history, netting a score of 57. Richfield placed second, with a score of 90. North Sanpete finished seventh with a score of 153. Juab placed eighth, with a score of 180 and Manti finished 10th with a score of 212.5.Grantsville senior Porter Whitworth (15:43.70) took the individual state title. Richfield star senior Hayden Harward (16:13.70) placed fifth overall. Dason Day of Juab (16:36.40) placed 11th and Matt Hindes of North Sanpete (16:45.10) finished 13th.Delta’s John McLaws (16:55.20) placed 16th and North Sanpete’s Gage Cox (17:05.00) finished 18th.Richfield’s Nick Woolsey (17:05.30) finished 19th, with his teammate, Cannon Anderson (17:09.30) finishing 21st.Dallin Taylor of Juab (17:21.70) placed 25th and Richfied’s Tyler Johnson (17:27.50) finished 29th.North Sanpete’s Orange Peel (17:32.60) placed 32nd and Richfield’s Richard Crane (17:33.70) finished 33rd.Sam Cox of Manti (17:42.20) finished 36th while Tyler Saunders of Richfield (17:48.30) placed 37th.Tyler Taggart (18:01.70) and Hunter Powell (18:02.80) of Manti finished 43rd and 44th respectively, with Mason Solt of Richfield (18:02.80) tying Powell for 44th.Tyler Dinkel of Juab (18:09.30) placed 49th overall with North Sanpete’s Cayler Cook (18:09.90) finishing 50th overall.Talmage Day of Juab (18:23.80) placed 57th while Manti’s Kaystan K. Larsen (18:27.90) and Ben Johnson (18:29.00) finishing 58th and 59th respectively.Jared Strait of North Sanpete (18:42.10) placed 62nd and Juab’s Jared Braden (18:43.70) finished 63rd.Levi Bowles of North Sanpete (18:44.40) finished 64th and Trevor Steck of Manti (18:44.70) placed 65th.Juab’s Joseph Petersen (18:46.00) finished 67th and Morgan Bowles (18:52.20) placed 70th for North Sanpete.Finally, Trevor Taggart of Manti (18:55.30) placed 72nd and Juab’s Thomas Covington (19:10.70) finished 77th.2-A Boys12:00 pmThe Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s Winged Lions won their third all-time state title (2010, 2013, 2019) by posting a score of 49. Millard placed second with a score of 52. Kanab placed fifth with a score of 114.Rowland Hall junior Carson Burian (15:51.70) won the individual state title. Wasatch Academy’s Christopher Korir (15:55.30) placed second while Nathan Bowman of Kanab (16:44.30) finished fourth.Shade Woodard of Millard (17:19.80) placed seventh and his teammate, Michael Ralphs (17:25.80) finished ninth.Jason Cardon of Beaver (17:30.70) finished 10th while Millard’s Camden Moat (17:38.00) and Morris Maxfield (17:43.20) placed 13th and 14th respectively.Clay Shakespear of Kanab (17:45.70) finished 16th, with North Sevier’s Kelby Bosh (17:49.60) finishing 17th.Marcor Maxfield of Millard (17:50.30) finished 18th and Kanab’s Jake Church (18:08.30) placed 20th.Keaton Hallows (18:26.50) of North Sevier finished 27th. Nathan Despain of Millard (18:36.60) finished 31st with Owen Josse (18:51.40) of Millard placing 36th.Justin Reidhead of Kanab (19:24.50) placed 43rd and his teammate, Zalan Foldes (20:05.50) finished 53rd.Wasatch Academy’s Ben Sparks (20:49.40) placed 65th and Kanab’s Daxton Jones (20:52.50) finished 66th.Jackson Clark of Kanab (21:11.20) placed 70th to round out the standings for Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes in this event.1-A Boys11:30 amFor the first time in school history, the Wayne Badgers took a state title. The Badgers netted a score of 33. Panguitch placed second with a score of 53. Piute placed third, netting a score of 56. Valley placed fifth with a score of 91. Bryce Valley finished sixth with a score of 106 and Milford placed seventh with a score of 114.Panguitch senior Luke Reeder (17:16.80) placed first. Wayne’s Miles Guerrero (17:21.20) placed second with Panguitch’s Porter Schoppe (17:31.60) finishing third. Reed Edwards of Wayne (18:00.80) finished sixth. Piute’s Oakley Sylvester (18:12.10) placed seventh with Brock Syrett of Bryce Valley (18:13.40) finishing eighth.Ruger Reeve of Valley (18:21.40) finished ninth and Milford’s Kydon Davis (18:29.80) finished 11th. Wayne’s Jace Edwards (18:30.50) and Riley Edwards (18:32.80) placed 12th and 13th respectively.Piute’s Jaden Westwood (18:46.90) and Kelby Jessen (18:51.80) finished 14th and 15th respectively. Valley’s Tyler Bonham (18:59.90) placed 18th with Piute’s Daxon Morrill (19:03.50) finishing 20th.Jacolby Bridges of Panguitch (19:11.30) finished 23rd and Koleman MacInnis of Valley (19:18.90) placed 25th.Panguitch’s Theron Evans (19:19.90) and Cairo Houston (19:27.00) finished 26th and 27th.Piute’s Jesse James (19:35.10) placed 28th with Bryce Valley’s Dallen Platt (19:37.50) finishing 29th.Panguitch’s Thomas Marshall (19:38.10) placed 30th and Bryce Valley’s John Ahlstrom (19:41.90) placed 31st.Nate Kunze of Wayne (19:42.20) finished 32nd with Piute’s Titan King (19:45.20) placing 33rd. Panguitch’s Dylan Sawyer (19:45.40) placed 34th and Manny Rascon of Wayne (19:50.10) finished 35th.Kyle Morgan of Piute (19:52.70) finished 37th and Bryce Valley’s Ronnie Nez (19:53.20) placed 38th.Layton Spencer of Valley (20:00.10) finished 39th while Wayne’s Brandon Diaz (20:34.30) finished 45th.Valley’s Max Lee (20:35.00) placed 46th and Milford’s Andrew Swanson (20:45.00) placed 49th.Brayden Fisher of Milford (21:17.80) finished 54th with Bryce Valley’s Ethan Platt (21:45.20) placing 63rd.Milford’s Talma Harding (22:08.70) placed 73rd and Treyson Roberts of Bryce Valley (22:20.60) finished 75th.John Rangel of Milford placed 80th (22:40.20) and Chase Beesley of Bryce Valley (23:10.90) finished 81st.Valley’s Alex Osterhout (23:33.50) placed 84th and Michael Larmore of Valley (25:09.20) finished 90th.Milford’s Kevin Hernandez (25:15.50) finished 91st and Ben Peterson of Escalante (28:17.80) placed 96th.3-A Girls11:00 amThe Morgan Trojans won their second all-time state title and also went back-to-back with the crown, posting a score of 37. North Sanpete placed third with a score of 95. Manti placed sixth with a score of 151 and Richfield finished seventh, netting a score of 173.Grand County junior Kylah Ricks (18:50.20) won the individual state title. North Sanpete’s Aubry Cook (20:20.90) placed second. Manti’s Fiel Woods placed third (20:21.10).Keltsy Fowles of Manti placed 11th (21:05.40) with Jamie Holt of Richfied (21:31.50) placing 18th. Tamsin Stewart of North Sanpete (21:33.90) finished 19th overall.Nora Foster of Richfield (21:46.80) placed 23rd and Rachael Jones of North Sanpete (21:56.30) finished 26th.Delta’s Kayli Baker (22:06.70) placed 27th and North Sanpete’s Madelyn Christensen (22:12.50) finished 28th.Juab’s Whitlee Rosquist (22:17.70) placed 29th and Tylee Henrie of North Sanpete (22:48.90) placed 37th.North Sanpete’s Josclyn Allen (22:52.40) placed 39th and Manti’s Ashlee Johnson (23:25.60) finished 48th.Richfield’s Melissa Crane (23:27.90) finished 50th with Aspen Workman of Richfield (23:47.40) placed 53rd.Savannah Withers of Manti (24:02.20) finished 55th while Richfield’s Carli Begay (24:17.20) and Karlee Thomas (24:17.30) placed 57th and 58th respectively.Bethany Christensen of Manti (24:22.40) placed 60th and Richfield’s McKenna Alger (24:55.90) finished 63rd.Finally, Manti’s April Christensen (25:12.80) and Isabella Knudsen (25:34.90) placed 64th and 67th.2-A Girls10:30 amThe Millard Eagles won their third all-time state title (2007, 2018 and 2019) and their second consecutive 2-A state championship with a score of 32. Beaver placed sixth with a score of 154. The individual state champion is North Summit junior Elizabeth Zwahlen (18:36.00).Millard’s Katy Kelly (18:44.80) placed third. Ashley Lagat of Wasatch Academy finished fourth overall (19:15.10).Audrey Camp of Millard finished fifth (19:43.70) and Wasatch Academy’s Purity Kattam placed seventh (20:09.60).Millard’s Ember Moat (20:50.30) and Kara Camp (21:12.90) finished ninth and 10th, respectively.Aimee Thurman of Millard finished 15th overall (21:44.60) and Hannah Koyle of Millard (22:12.20) placed 19th.Khari Cox of Millard (23:17.90) placed 29th with Cydnee Castagno of Kanab (23:39.90) finishing 32nd.Beaver’s Haylee Erickson (23:42.00) placed 33rd and her teammate, Chloe Hodges (24:22.90) finished 41st.Beaver’s Sariah Erickson (24:27.50) finished 43rd and Skylar Spainhower of North Sevier (24:45.30) placed 45th. Tyra Eyre (25:13.60) and Ashtyn Bowles (25:16.00) of Beaver placed 51st and 52nd respectively.Eryn Wayne of Kanab (25:28.60) finished 53rd and Brooklyn Crum of Beaver (26:17.80) placed 57th.Myanna Vasquez of Beaver placed 60th (27:28.00) overall.1-A Girls10:00 amThe Milford girls won their second all-time state title and second in three years by netting a score of 18. Panguitch finished second with a score of 23. Wayne was third, netting a score of 74. Bryce Valley placed fifth with a score of 90. Escalante placed 11th as the Moquis posted a score of 225.Panguitch’s Taylia Norris (19:17.40)is the individual state champion concluding her senior season of competition successfully.Milford’s Kinley Spaulding (19:35.50) placed second. Adelaide Englestead of Panguitch (19:54.60) placed third.Milford’s Akaydeh Livingston (20:55.30) and Taylor Alger (21:18.50) placed fourth and fifth.Their teammates, Aliza Woolsey (21:22.50) and Whytney Stoddard (21:50.10) finished seventh and eighth.Panguitch’s Lacey Marshall (22:08.60) and Mikayla Reeder (22:13.90) placed ninth and tenth.AnDee VanDyke of Wayne (22:22.30) finished 11th. Camri Fischer of Panguitch (22:26.20) placed 12th.Natalie Whipple of Wayne (22:49.80) placed 14th with Bryce Valley’s Shandi Syrett (22:58.40) finishing 15th.Wayne’s Felicity Williams (23:11.20) placed 16th and Joesi Rowley of Milford (23:20.00) finished 18th.Kristen Stewart of Bryce Valley (23:31.70) placed 19th and DebiJean Henrie of Panguitch (23:58.90) placed 22nd.Madisen Remund of Piute finished 26th (24:26.40) and Hallie Palmer of Panguitch (24:34.20) finished 27th.Amanda Chynoweth of Bryce Valley (24:40.10) finished 29th and Kezli Floyd of Bryce Valley (25:25.20) placed 31st.Wayne’s Shaleen Nelson finished 35th (26:08.50) and Piute’s Saige Remund (26:22.60) placed 38th.Milford’s Dixie Pierce (26:30.10) placed 40th. Allee VanDyke of Wayne finished 43rd (26:45.50) and Reagan Syrett of Bryce Valley (26:48.60) placed 45th.Saray White of Wayne (28:03.70) finished 51st. Escalante’s Briannon Woolsey (28:41.60) and Nadia Griffin (28:43.30) placed 53rd and 54th respectively. Bryce Valley’s Annie Mason (29:28.00) and Oakley Johnson (29:34.40) finished 58th and 59th respectively.Elena Peterson of Wayne (30:08.40) finished 60th. Finally, Escalante’s Ashley Young (34:17.70) and Hope Peterson (36:47.90) placed 71st and 73rd respectively. Brad Jameslast_img read more

  • Finau Finishes Second At Phoenix Open

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Scottsdale, AZ) — Webb Simpson was one stroke better than Utah native Tony Finau in a playoff to win the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.Simpson birdied the final two holes of regulation to pull even with Finau at 17-under for the tournament and force the playoff.Simpson birdied the first playoff hole to win it, while Finau settled for par. Written by February 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Finau Finishes Second At Phoenix Open Tags: PGA/Phoenix Open/Tony Finau/Webb Simpson Associated Presslast_img read more

  • MLS shutting down, Inter Miami owner says

    first_img Associated Press March 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local MLS shutting down, Inter Miami owner says Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMajor League Soccer is shutting down because of the coronavirus, according to Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas.Mas says the target period for the hiatus is 30 days.He told players and coaches, then held a news conference and says, “We’ve made a decision as a league this morning, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily.”The expansion team owned by Mas and former England captain David Beckham had been scheduled to play its home opener Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tags: Inter Miami/MLS/Real Salt Lakelast_img read more

  • BYU Men’s Basketball Obtains The Services of Purdue Transfer Matt Haarms

    first_imgApril 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Obtains The Services of Purdue Transfer Matt Haarms Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball received the services of Purdue transfer center Matt Haarms, a significant enhancement to the squad via the NCAA transfer portal.Haarms, a 7-3 graduate transfer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game this past season for the 16-15 Boilermakers.The Cougars secured the Dutchman’s services, ahead of vaunted squads like Kentucky, Texas Tech, Arizona, Gonzaga and Memphis among other schools.Haarms also shot 52.4 percent from the field last season and had 10 3-pointers for Purdue, showcasing tremendous versatility.Haarms will make an already tall Cougars front-line even more imposing for opponents. He joins 6-11 junior center Richard Harward and 6-9 sophomore Gavin Baxter.This triumvirate may collectively compensate for the loss of graduate and likely NBA Draft pick Yoeli Childs. Childs averaged 22 points and 9 rebounds per game last season for the Cougars. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Matt Haarms Brad Jameslast_img read more

  • ‘There is no plan B’ for Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says

    first_img Written by January 22, 2021 /Sports News – National ‘There is no plan B’ for Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Despite rising COVID-19 infections in Japan, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday that there is “no reason whatsoever” to believe the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on July 23 as planned.“This is why there is no plan B and this is why we are fully committed to make these games safe and successful,” Bach told Japanese news agency Kyodo in an interview Thursday.However, Bach admitted he could not guarantee that the stands would be full or rule out the possibility that the Games would be held without spectators, according to Kyodo.Bach’s statement comes amid reports that the Japanese government has privately concluded that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled.On Friday, Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games called those reports “categorically untrue.”“The renewed schedules and venues for the Tokyo 2020 Games, starting with the Opening Ceremony on July 23 this year, were determined at the IOC Session in July last year. All parties involved are working together to prepare for the successful Games this summer,” the cabinet secretariat said in a statement Friday. “We will implement all possible countermeasures against COVID-19 and continue to work closely with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in our preparations for holding a safe and secure Games this summer.”The statement follows a report published Thursday evening by British newspaper The Times, which cited “a senior member of the ruling coalition” who said there is agreement that the Games are doomed and the focus now is on securing the event for the Japanese capital in the next available year, 2032.The 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to kick off in Tokyo last year on July 24. But in late March, amid mounting calls to delay or cancel the upcoming Games, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s prime minister announced that the event would be held a year later due to the coronavirus pandemic.Now, Japan is facing a resurgence of COVID-19. The country of 126 million people reported the highest number of new cases in the Western Pacific region last week. The infection rate — currently at 32.8 cases per 100,000 people — increased by 4% over the previous week, according to the World Health Organization’s latest COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update.The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed 5,662 new cases of COVID-19 as well as an additional 87 fatalities from the disease on Thursday, bringing the cumulative totals to 348,646 cases and 4,829 deaths.Japanase Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and 10 other prefectures due to climbing case counts and growing death tolls.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • UVU Men’s Basketball’s Fardaws Airmaq Wins Riley Wallace Award

    first_imgApril 1, 2021 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball’s Fardaws Airmaq Wins Riley Wallace Award FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball junior center Fardaws Airmaq was named the recipient of the Riley Wallace Award.This award, named in honor of the former Centenary (1976-1978) and Hawaii (1987-2007) head coach, is bestowed upon the top transfer in Division I men’s college basketball annually.Aimaq led the nation in rebounding with 15 boards per game. He also led Division I in total rebounds (330) and defensive rebounds per game (10.68).He became the first Division I player since 1980 to average 15 or more rebounds per game.Aimaq’s 1.7 blocks per game led the Western Athletic Conference.Aimaq averaged 13.9 points per game as well this season for the Wolverines.Wallace (334-265, .558 at Hawaii, the Rainbow Warriors’ all-time winningest coach) welcomed numerous transfers during his time at Honolulu, resulting in the award being named in his honor. Written bycenter_img Brad Jameslast_img read more