Scoreboard roundup — 4/12/18

first_imgApril 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/12/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Cleveland    9  Detroit         3 Final  Boston       6  N-Y Yankees     3 Final  Minnesota    4  Chi White Sox   0 Final  L-A Angels   7  Kansas City     1NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Pittsburgh      6  Chi Cubs     1 Final  St. Louis      13  Cincinnati   4 Final  Colorado        5  Washington   1 Final  San Francisco   7  San Diego    0    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final  Tampa Bay   5  New Jersey   2 Final  Boston      5  Toronto      1 Final OT  Columbus    4  Washington   3 Final  Nashville   5  Colorado     2 Final  San Jose    3  Anaheim      0Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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1-A/2-A All-Stars Rout 3-A All-Stars

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Friday, the 1-A and 2-A All-Stars met the 3-A All-Stars and the little guys showed their mettle, routing their larger counterparts 48-7 at Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium on the campus of Snow College.Gunnison signal-caller Kris Edwards completed 7 of 13 for 104 yards, 2 TD’s and and interception while Beaver’s Tyce Raddon ran for a 7-yard touchdown and his teammate, Walter LeBaron returned a fumble 25 yards for another score.It was only a 14-7 1-A/2-A All-stars lead at the half  but they exploded for 34 2nd half points en route to the easy victory.The 3-A All-Stars were also hurt by the absence of Juan Diego and Summit Academy players who appeared on the roster but were nowhere to be found just hours before kickoff.Juab’s Mcray Stevens was solid in the loss for the 3-A All-Stars, netting an interception.The regular season high school football schedule commences August 17, 10 weeks from this evening so stay tuned to the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network and go to midutahradio.com for all the latest information. Written by Tags: Kris Edwards/McRay Stevens/Tyce Raddon/Walter LeBaron June 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local 1-A/2-A All-Stars Rout 3-A All-Stars Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Utah-BYU Rivalry Set For Saturday; Utah Declares a Red-Out

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, BYU and Utah reconvene for the “Holy War,” as the teams meet for the 98th time in a series dating back to 1922.The Utes have dominated this series of late as they have won eight of the last nine overall and have an all-time series lead of 60-34-4.BYU’s athletic department considers this a 57-31-4 series lead for Utah as they do not acknowledge the years of athletic competition when the institution was known as “Brigham Young Academy.”The Cougars last defeated the Utes in 2009 and in Salt Lake City in 2006.The Utes lead the all-time series at Salt Lake City 39-17-3.Utah, fresh off of clinching a Pac-12 South title by virtue of Oregon’s 31-29 win over Arizona State Saturday, leads the nation in red zone defense as they only allow touchdowns on 59.4 percent of times the opponent gets inside their 20-yard line.The Utes are also fifth nationally in rushing defense (95.5 yards per game) and tied for sixth in the country in tackles for loss (8.1 such stops per game).This will be Utah’s Senior Day and 14 will be honored, including All-American candidates in punter Mitch Wishnowsky and kicker Matt Gay. In honor of the rivalry game, the Utah athletic department has declared this game a red-out and encourages all of the  Utes faithful to wear red attire.This senior class at Utah has gone 34-16 (.666) and 3-0 in bowl games.The Cougars come into this game at 6-5 and with the 45-10 win over New Mexico State last Saturday on their Senior Day, are now bowl eligible.In what has been a mercurial season for the Cougars, a win over their bitter rivals would leave a positive taste in the mouths of the BYU faithful. However, across the board in Las Vegas, the sports-books have made Utah a 13.5-point favorite as of Monday afternoon.You can listen to this game online at midutahradio.com, by clicking on the KSVC link or by listening to AM-980 and 100.5 FM. Tune in at 7:30 pm for the pregame show, followed by the 8:00 pm kickoff. November 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah-BYU Rivalry Set For Saturday; Utah Declares a Red-Out Brad James Tags: Arizona State/BYU Football/Holy War/Las Vegas sportsbooks/Matt Gay/Mitch Wishnowsky/New Mexico State/Oregon/Pac-12 South/Utah Football Written bylast_img read more

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SUU Football Announces Dates For Spring Practice

first_imgFebruary 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Announces Dates For Spring Practice Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah football head coach Demario Warren announced the dates for the team’s spring practices in 2019. The Thunderbirds will have 5:00 pm sessions March 20, 21 and 22, 27 and April 10. The Thunderbirds commence spring practices March 20 and will wrap them up April 13 with the annual spring game.center_img Tags: Demario Warren/Spring Game/SUU Football Times and details for the spring game will be announced at a later date. March 29, the Thunderbirds will practice at 5:15 and there are 5:10 pm sessions April 3 and 12. 5:30 pm sessions occur March 25, April 1 and 8.last_img read more

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BYU Football Travels To Face UMASS Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAMHERST, Mass.-Saturday, BYU football (6-4) plays its penultimate game of the regular season at Amherst, Mass. against the UMASS Minutemen (1-10), in this rare battle of FBS independents.Monday, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake was inked to a contract extension through 2023. He is currently 26-23 (.531) as the Cougars’ head coach, having been at the post since 2016.In Saturday’s successful 42-10 Senior Day win over FCS foe Idaho State, sophomore signal-caller Zach Wilson (19-31, 187 yards, 2 TD’s/INT) returned to the lineup, faring well against the Bengals.Wilson has now completed 61.7 percent of his passes on the season (127-206) for 1,499 yards, 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.With 102 rushing yards against Idaho State, freshman tailback Sione Finau (59 car, 359 yards, 2 TD’s) is the Cougars’ leading rusher on the season.Senior receiver Micah Simon (39 rec, 494 yards, 2 TD’s) is now BYU’s leading receiver on the season, having come on of late.Sophomore kicker Jake Oldroyd has made 14 of his 20 field goals on the season for the Cougars and 29 of his 30 PAT attempts.The Cougars average 27.7 points per game, ranking them 76th nationally in scoring offense.Defensively, the Cougars surrender 25.6 points per game, ranking them 51st nationally in scoring defense. They are tied with Michigan State and Oklahoma in scoring defense.Sophomore defensive lineman Lorenzo Fauatea has 2 sacks to pace the Cougars, while freshman linebacker Payton Wilgar has three interceptions to lead BYU in that category.In his first season as the Minutemen’s head coach, Walt Bell is currently 1-10 (.091).UMASS scores 19.4 points per game, ranking them 114th nationally.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Andrew Brito completes 54.7 percent of his passes (88 of 161) for 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions for the Minutemen.The Minutemen’s running game is led by redshirt junior tailback Bilal Ally (140 car, 726 yards, 6 TD’s, 5.2 yards per carry).Freshman receiver Jermaine “OC” Johnson Jr. (35 rec, 281 yards, 2 TD’s) is UMASS’ leader in receptions. Redshirt senior tight end Kyle Horn (13 rec, 161 yards) is the team leader in scoring receptions (3) and yards per catch (12.4 yards).Redshirt senior kicker Cooper Garcia has made 6 of 8 field goal attempts and 27 of his 28 PAT’s on the season for the Minutemen.Defensively, UMASS is last nationally in scoring defense and total defense, ranking 130th by surrendering 52.4 points and 555.1 yards per game respectively.The Cougars lead the Minutemen 2-1 all-time, including 1-0 as the road team. Tags: BYU Football/Massachusetts Football Written by November 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Travels To Face UMASS Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Dixie State Men’s Basketball Bests Alaska-Fairbanks

first_img Written by November 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Bests Alaska-Fairbanks Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday at Behnken Field House, the Dixie State Trailblazers bested Alaska-Fairbanks 90-78 as they improved to 5-0 in non-conference men’s basketball action.Dason Youngblood posted 27 points on 12-17 shooting for the Trailblazers in the win.Shadeed Shabazz had 28 points on 9-18 shooting and 8-8 on free throws for the Nanooks in defeat as they fell to 1-5.The Trailblazers are next in action Saturday at 7:30 pm against Westminster in the Rocky Mountain Athletic conference opener for both squads.last_img

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Chicago Trade’s For Jacksonville Quarterback Nick Foles

first_img Written by March 19, 2020 /Sports News – National Chicago Trade’s For Jacksonville Quarterback Nick Foles FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCarmen Mandato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bears have traded a compensatory fourth round pick to the Jacksonvile Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles. Foles signed a four year, 91 million dollar contract, including just over 50 million guaranteed, with the Jaguars as a free agent last offseason. The money was the most guaranteed money in franchise history. Foles has already re-structured his contract with Chicago. It is now 3 years and 21 million dollars left on it, but he has the option to void it after this season or next, depending on the quality of his play. Last season did not go the way either the quarterback or the team wanted. Foles played just four games the entire season because of a broken collarbone he sustained on the 11th snap of the year. He missed the next eight games and returned in mid-November, but played poorly, throwing just two touchdowns in three games, before being benched for rookie Gardner Minshew.In Chicago, Foles will battle with fourth year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the starting spot. Trubisky threw for 3,148 yards and had 17 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions last season. His stats were a step back from the previous year when he threw for just over 3,200 yards and 24 touchdowns. Foles was drafted by the Eagles in 2012 before being traded to the Chiefs in 2015. In 2017, he re-signed with Philadelphia and won the Super Bowl MVP after leading the team to a title over New England after starting quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in week 14.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball April 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Per the results of a Monday vote conducted by the Western Athletic Conference’s Board of Directors, the eligibility period for participating by transitioning institutions into the WAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament has been shrunk to two years.This means that Dixie State and Tarleton State, each of whom are joining the WAC for the 2020-21 academic season can participate in the WAC Tournament in 2023.The previous eligibility standards had been based on the NCAA transition period which remains at four years and is unaffected by this vote.The WAC joins the Atlantic Sun Conference in being the only NCAA Division I conferences to allow transitioning teams to compete in their basketball tournaments.last_img read more

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UK Labour Party vows to hit oil and gas industry with £11bn ‘windfall tax’

first_imgLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘accepts hostility’ from oil and gas companies over tax plansLaunching his party’s manifesto today, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We can no longer deny the climate emergency we can see it all around us. We have no time to waste.“The crisis demands swift action, but it isn’t right to load the costs of the climate emergency onto the nurse, the builder or the energy worker.“A Labour government will ensure the big oil and gas corporations that profit from heating up our planet will shoulder the burden and pay their fair share.“North Sea oil and gas workers have powered this country for decades, often working under dangerous conditions. We won’t hang them out to dry.“This fund will safeguard a future for their skills and communities with new careers and secure, well-paid jobs.“The scale of climate breakdown is huge. Our response must be on a scale to match.“I accept the hostility of the big polluters because we will make sure they pay their fair share of the costs of their destruction, create a million climate jobs and build the healthy, green economy of the future.” The plan to tax oil and gas firms is part of a wider ‘green transformation’ of the UK economy envisioned by Labour in its manifesto for the country’s upcoming General Election Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced the tax at the manifesto launch (Credit: Rwendland/Wikimedia Commons) The UK Labour Party has vowed to hit oil and gas companies with a “windfall tax” that could reach up to £11bn ($14.2bn).This would form part of a “just transition tax” designed to finance a “green transformation” of the UK economy, should Labour win power in the 12 December General Election.The one-off levy forms part of a wider policy response to climate change issues, in which Labour says it will spark a “green industrial revolution” and create up to a million new jobs. Industry warns tax rises could hit investment and threaten jobsLabour is targeting oil and gas firms it believes have paid less than their fair share of taxation compared to peers in other countries — such as Norway and the Netherlands — who are extracting from the North Sea region.Labour’s plan is a headline announcement from its manifesto launch, and while the party claims all policies are fully-costed, the precise workings of the levy have yet to be revealed.The policy is unlikely to generate much goodwill from those within an oil and gas industry that is already feeling the mounting pressure of opinion against fossil fuels, and the demand to transition to cleaner methods of generating energy.Spokesman for trade association Oil and Gas UK Gareth Wynn said: “Any increase in tax rates will drive investors away and damage the long-term competitiveness of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, threatening jobs and future tax revenues and needlessly damaging the UK economy.“Our industry is already in action to play its part in helping the UK achieve its net zero emissions target, and is doing so alongside minimising our reliance on imported oil and gas.” Environmental activists welcome Labour’s plansEnvironmental campaign groups have welcomed the pledges, with Labour’s intentions to address climate concerns expected to play an important role in election campaigning.Greenpeace head of politics Rebecca Newsom said: “This manifesto takes the climate and nature emergency seriously. It’s great to see Labour prioritising vital additional government investment to transform every sector of the economy, bringing with it enormous opportunities to address social inequality, poverty and poor public health.“However, Labour’s manifesto still stops short of getting full marks at this stage. Its policy for tackling exploding aviation emissions is not fit for purpose, and the commitments on plastic pollution and waste don’t go far enough.”Lauren Townsend, a spokesperson for grassroots campaign group Labour for a Green New Deal, which lobbies the party on climate-awareness issues, added: “This is quite simply the most ambitious programme of climate action ever seen in this country.“By 2030, Labour’s transformational Green Industrial Revolution will have created a million unionised, good green jobs, overseen a five-fold increase in offshore wind power, and made 27 million homes warmer and more energy-efficient.“What’s more, it will be the big polluters which pay for all this, not working people.”last_img read more

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US appeals court allows Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operations

first_img Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access pipeline is an 1,886km long crude oil pipeline. (Credit: Carl Wycoff from Nevada, USA/Wikipedia.org) A federal appeals court in the US has allowed Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.78bn Dakota Access Pipeline to continue transporting crude oil pending additional court proceedings despite a recent ruling against it in a lower court.Despite the appeals court’s judgement, a legal tussle continues to go on regarding a permit that allowed the underground crude oil pipeline to be finished, reported Reuters.Last month, a federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the 1,886km oil pipeline should be shut down and its oil to be emptied by a deadline of 5 August 2020.The judgement from the district court, which was based on environmental grounds, declared the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to give approval to the pipeline to be laid beneath Lake Oahe as invalid.The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that the district court did not make the findings required for injunctive relief. The appeals court ordered that the administrative stay entered on 14 July 2020 to be dismissed.Earthjustice, which has been representing the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the legal battle against Energy Transfer alleged that the Dakota Access Pipeline is currently operating illegally after the permit for it to cross underneath Lake Oahe was vacated by the district court.Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Mike Faith said: “We’ve been in this legal battle for four years, and we aren’t giving up this fight.“As the environmental review process gets underway in the months ahead, we look forward to showing why the Dakota Access Pipeline is too dangerous to operate.”Brief background of the Dakota Access pipelineAlso called the Bakken pipeline, the Dakota Access pipeline has been transporting light sweet crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. Operating since June 2017, the crude oil pipeline has a capacity of carrying 570,000 barrels of oil per day.In June 2019, Energy Transfer started filing and making notifications to states regarding its intentions to optimise the existing Dakota Access Pipeline to facilitate additional volumes of crude oil. Last month, a federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline should be shut down and its oil to be emptied by 5 August 2020last_img read more

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