Weber State Men’s Basketball Heads To Junkanoo Jam

first_img Tags: Cal State Bakersfield/Central Michigan/Randy Rahe/San Jose State/Weber State Men’s Basketball May 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Heads To Junkanoo Jam FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Weber State men’s basketball announced a return to the Bahamas for the second consecutive season.The Wildcats were selected to play in the inaugural Junkanoo Jam November 15-18 at Bimini, Bahamas.Weber State will play three games in the Junkanoo Jam and will be joined by the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners of the Big West and the San Jose State Spartans of the Mountain West.This tournament will occur at the Gateway Christian Academy of Bimini, Bahamas.The Wildcats will commence the tournament against San Jose State on November 15 at 6:30 pm MST. They will then face either Cal State Bakersfield or Central Michigan on November 16 or 17 and then face the other team on November 18.This commemorates the fifth-straight season the Wildcats will participate in a preseason tournament. Weber State played three games at the Island of the Bahamas Showcase at Nassau last year and competed in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands in 2014.At Estero, Fla., in 2015, the Wildcats won the title at the Gulf Coast Showcase and played in the Great Alaska Shootout in 2016.Weber State men’s basketball coach Randy Rahe stated “The preseason tournaments are really important to our program and this will be another great opportunity for us to play three games against high-quality opponents.” Brad James Written bylast_img read more

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Brianna Aldridge of SUU Women’s Soccer Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor

first_imgAugust 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Brianna Aldridge of SUU Women’s Soccer Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Tuesday, Southern Utah women’s soccer confirmed Thunderbirds goalkeeper Brianna Aldridge was named as the Big Sky Conference’s defensive player of the week.In a 2-0 win over UNLV last Thursday, Aldridge, a redshirt freshman out of Maple Valley, Wash., earned her first career win and shutout. Aldridge made 10 saves as well in the win over the Rebels.While Nevada scored two goals in a 2-1 win over SUU on Sunday, both of the Wolfpack’s goals came via penalty kicks.In the loss to Nevada, Aldridge posted two more saves.Because of her excellence, Aldridge was also nominated for HERO Sports’ HERO of the week for women’s soccer.Aldridge leads the Big Sky Conference in saves after two weeks, having netted 30 saves on the season.She is also second in the Big Sky in save percentage, as it is currently at .789. Tags: Big Sky Conference/Brianna Aldridge/HERO Sports/SUU Women’s Soccer Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Bethesda In Home Opener Friday

first_img Brad James Tags: Bethesda Flames/Cody John/Division I/Jerrick Harding/National Christian College Association/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Friday, Weber State men’s basketball commences its home season by hosting Bethesda of Anaheim, Calif.The Flames represent the National Christian College Association and are 0-4 to start the season.The 0-1 Wildcats suffered an 83-66 loss at San Diego Tuesday and were led by Cody John, a junior who starred at Wasatch Academy, who posted 22 points.The Wildcats hope to have the services of returning leading scorer Jerrick Harding, a junior guard out of Wichita, Kan. who missed the game against the Toreros with a sprained ankle.This is the first meeting between the Wildcats and the Flames.Weber State is 50-6 (.893) in season openers as a Division I school. November 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Bethesda In Home Opener Fridaylast_img read more

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Marathoner Meb Keflezighi shares life lessons in new book

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Long distance runner Meb Keflezighi capped off his storied professional career last year, first finishing the Boston Marathon in April and then the New York City Marathon in November, his twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth overall.“The reason it’s 26–one for each mile,” he tells ABC News in an exclusive conversation about his new book, 26 Marathons. “And I hope to give back in the next chapter of my life.”Keflezighi devotes a chapter to each marathon, reflecting on the life lessons he took from every race. He tells ABC News some of those lessons came during losses, and even before he started racing marathons:“My first marathon, everybody goes through it, I hated it–didn’t want to partake in any of it. But I went down to humble beginnings at Eritrea and saw how people were living without electricity and running water and I guess I just went the last bit of my first marathon and put it in perspective.”Born and having spent his childhood in Eritrea, Keflezighi eventually moved to California, where he began running competitively. He says he would recall hardships from his childhood for motivation as he pushed through each grueling race.He ran on behalf of charities during his career and hopes to continue to work with youth through his MEB Foundation. With his book, he hopes to share lessons about competition and staying optimistic, and discovering the drive and will to never settle:“You can do everything right, and sometimes the chips juts don’t fall into place. I didn’t qualify for Beijing Olympics in 2008, a good friend who I ran with died of cardiac arrest, and I thought ‘am I going to make it, am I going to keep going?’ You’re not going to win every race… but it makes you look at the glass half-full instead of half-empty to just say, ‘I was top ten, I’m happy about that, maybe I can move to the podium next time.’ … next time I want to work hard and seize the opportunity to win.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Marathoner Meb Keflezighi shares life lessons in new bookcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Sterner’s Strong Outing Sweeps Tigers

first_imgA hit off the foul pole in right field resulted in a home run for Mitch McIntyre and the Cougars’ opening run of the game in the second inning. BYU (29-10, 13-5) managed another run in the sixth when Danny Gelalich hit a bunt single then advanced around the bases, finally scoring on a Tiger error. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTOCKTON, Calif. – Led by another strong outing from Justin Sterner, BYU baseball swept Pacific 5-0 on Saturday at Klein Family Field. Player Highlights ​Justin Sterner pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, extending his streak to 14.0 innings without a run allowedBYU scored a run in the second and one in the sixth before tacking on three in the eighthThe shutout is BYU’s fourth of the year “I’m really proud of our guys for staying focused today,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Justin gave us another great start and our hitters did a great job against one of the better pitchers in the conference.” Blake Inouye came on in the ninth with two on and one out, getting a strikeout and groundout from Pacific to end the game. Robert Lovell BYU will stay in the state to play the Cal Golden Bears on Monday, April 29, at 3 p.m. PT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network and will air on BYU Radio and ESPN 960. Sterner pitched his second-straight game of scoreless baseball, going just over six innings and striking out five. His efforts come one week after he went 7.1 innings without allowing a run at Washington. Sterner improved his record to 8-3 on the year, the most wins of any pitcher in the WCC.center_img April 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Sterner’s Strong Outing Sweeps Tigers Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Justin Sterner/WCC ​Mitch McIntyre: 2-4, HR, R, RBIDanny Gelalich: 2-3, 2B, R Justin Sterner: W (8-3), 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 5 K Written by Freshman Reid McLaughlin entered the game for the Cougars in the bottom of the seventh with two on and one out, forcing a groundout on his second pitch that lead to a force out at second base and the third out when the runner from first was called for interference. Game Summary The Cougars extended their lead in the following inning, with Gelalich hitting a double then scoring on a Brian Hsu single. Brock Hale and Jackson Cluff each walked to load the bases and Austin Deming followed with a two-RBI single.last_img read more

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NCAA Track & Field West Regionals Day 1: Orton, Camp and Sorensen All Advance To Next Round

first_imgMay 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local NCAA Track & Field West Regionals Day 1: Orton, Camp and Sorensen All Advance To Next Round Tags: Anna Camp/Kate Sorensen/NCAA Track & Field Regionals/Whittni Orton FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Thursday, during the first round of the women’s NCAA Division I track & field championships at Hornet Stadium, the three Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums competing advanced in their respective events to the next round of competition.To advance to the quarterfinals from the first round of competition, athletes must finish in the top 24. This is done if athletes place in the top five in their heats or have the next best four times.Former Panguitch high star runner Whittni Orton, now a junior standout for BYU, is the #4 seed headed into Friday’s quarterfinals in the 1500-meter run as she ran a time of 4:16.69.Additionally, her teammate, former Millard High star, and a fellow junior distance runner, Anna Camp, is the #2 seed in the 800-meter run (2:05.74) headed into Friday’s semifinals.Meanwhile, Weber State’s Kate Sorensen, a former Gunnison Valley High star, placed 16th in the 400-meter hurdles on the first day and advanced with a time of 58.57 (58.569). She finished narrowly behind 15th seed De’Andreah Young of Cal State Fullerton [58.57 (58.563)].Sorensen will compete Friday evening in the 400-meter hurdles quarterfinals. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

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MLB umpire apologizes for threatening tweet over Trump impeachment inquiry

first_imgOctober 25, 2019 /Sports News – National MLB umpire apologizes for threatening tweet over Trump impeachment inquiry Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Major League Baseball umpire apologized for threatening to buy an AR-15 if President Trump is impeached.Rob Drake said in a statement to ESPN on Thursday he especially wanted to apologize “to every person who has been affected by gun violence in our country… I never intended to diminish the threat of violence from assault weapons, or violence of any kind.”Drake tweeted Tuesday he “will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL (sic) WAR!!! #MAGA2020.”In his apology, he said he was “going to learn from this.”The tweet and the ump’s Twitter account have since been deleted.The MLB said they were looking into the incident, while the umpire’s association appeared to stand by Drake.“Rob is a passionate individual and an outstanding umpire. He chose the wrong way to convey his opinion about our great country. His posting does not represent the view of the MLBUA or reflect those of the umpires we represent,” the statement by the umpire’s association statement read. “The MLBUA supports all of the umpires who ensure fair play in the greatest game on earth. We are a group of individuals with diverse opinions and beliefs, united in our desire to continue our excellence officiating MLB games.”Drake has been with the Major Leagues since 2010, according to his umpire profile.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Averette, Jardine lift Utah Valley past Ottawa (AZ) 101-70

first_imgNovember 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Averette, Jardine lift Utah Valley past Ottawa (AZ) 101-70 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette had 17 points to lead five Utah Valley players in double figures as the Wolverines routed Ottawa (AZ) 101-70 on Tuesday night.Casdon Jardine added 15 points for the Wolverines. Jamison Overton and Trey Woodbury chipped in 14 apiece and Brandon Morley added 10 while pulling down 14 rebounds. Jardine also had eight rebounds for the Wolverines, while Overton grabbed eight rebounds.Brian Carey had 18 points for the Spirit. Elijah Simmons added 15 points. Shazier Lawson had 14 points and nine rebounds.Utah Valley (2-1) faces UAB on the road on Friday. Tags: UVU Wolverines Basketball Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

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NBA To Allow In-Person Draft Workouts

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEACAUCUS, N.J.-Per a Monday announcement, the NBA confirmed it will allow in-person draft workouts.In news from ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony, each team will get 10 live workouts with draft-eligible players.These include former BYU power forward Yoeli Childs and former Utah State star shooting guard Sam Merrill.From October 16-November 16, teams may schedule ten visits of up to 4.5 hours with draft-eligible players for the purpose of in-person evaluations, interviews or medical evaluation per a statement from Givony.Givony also said all teams will be permitted to send three team personnel representatives and one physician to the city where a prospective draft pick resides.Furthermore, Givony said draft-eligible players may also host multiple teams at their workouts.However, the team’s attendance would count toward one of their 10 workouts.In addition to notifying the league of their intention to view a player’s workout, teams must show they have tested negative for covid-19 leading up to the visit.Givony said “test results for team personnel must be provided to the league office for verification.”The NBA will still conduct a virtual draft combine over the coming weeks as the top players in the draft report to league markets.They will undergo medical examinations, physical measurements, athletic testing, interviews and basketball activities.The 2020 NBA Draft is slated for November 18. October 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local NBA To Allow In-Person Draft Workouts Written by Tags: NBA Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/27/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSWORLD SERIESLA Dodgers 3, Tampa Bay 1 (LA wins series 4-2)MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNashville 1, Montreal 0Seattle 2, Vancouver 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img October 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/27/20last_img

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