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Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 8 in your fantasy football league

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

Week 7 of the NFL season is nearly in the books, and it was another wild one for fantasy owners. The injury plague continued to strike across the league, this time claiming notables like Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey and veteran signal callers Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer. We also saw significant developments in a number […]

Desperate for a win, BYU to take a more aggressive approach, Sitake says

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

PROVO — Saddled with a dismal 1-7 record and a dreadful seven-game losing streak, BYU coach Kalani Sitake and his team are adopting a new, aggressive approach this week. The beleaguered Cougars take on the equally beleaguered 1-7 San Jose State Spartans on Saturday (1 p.m., MDT, BYUtv) at LaVell Edwards Stadium. “I’m sick of […]

Dick Harmon: Firing coaches at BYU is not the solution for 1-7 Cougars

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

PROVO — Calls for firings, resignations and shakeups in BYU’s football program in mid-October are dumb. There may be a time to discuss all that junk, but it isn’t now. Not the week BYU will host San Jose State and players and coaches are fighting the undertow to get to the surface for some air. […]

Corey Crawford’s ability to make goaltending look easy sets him apart

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

LAS VEGAS — The art of goaltending is lost on the average fan, and even on the average player. The nuances of the position and the mechanics involved — Reverse VH, T-push, cushioning, protecting the six-hole — are the sole purview of goalies and goalie coaches. To the untrained eye, a great goalie is one […]

First-and-10: Bears’ win streak gives GM Ryan Pace a well-timed boost

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

Just three weeks ago, it looked like Bears general manager Ryan Pace might be returning to New Orleans in Week 8 a little chagrined if not embarrassed. The Bears were 1-3 after a humiliating 35-14 loss to the Packers on national television. And quarterback Mike Glennon not only looked like one of the most inexplicable […]

MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of Week 10

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

Boys Cross Country Jordan Cheney, Manti (Sr.) Ran a perfect race at the state meet to end his high school career as the 3A individual state champ. He edged his friend from Grand, Ryan Lewis, by 0.6 seconds finishing with a time of 16:01.60. “Jordan ran a smart race. He paced himself with the top […]

Eric Bledsoe leaves team after reeling Suns fire Watson

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home Monday, a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano. Bledsoe sent a tweet that read “Don’t wanna be here.” General manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe told him that he was at a hair […]

Warriors’ Curry, Iguodala fined for incident at Memphis

23 Oct , 2017 Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has been fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during the final minute of Golden State’s loss at Memphis on Saturday night. Teammate Andre Iguodala received a $15,000 fine for his response and “verbally abusing a game official” late in the 111-101 loss that […]