Utah Athletes Continue To Excel at NCAA Track & Field Championships

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEUGENE, Ore.-Thursday, the second day of the NCAA track and field national championships ensued at Hayward Field with history being made in one instance and Utah athletes excelling consistently throughout the day.In the women’s 10,000-meter run, Kansas’ Sharon Lokedi, a Kenyan national, set a meet record as well as winning the  national championship, by posting a time of 32:09.20.The women’s 1500-meter run saw a gallant effort from former Panguitch High star Whittni Orton, but the BYU standout placed 19th in the semis and therefore did not qualify for the championship heat in this event.The women’s 3000-meter steeplechase saw Utah’s Grayson Murphy place second in the semis and Utah State’s Cierra Simmons finishd fourth. Therefore, both of these athletes advanced to the finals in this event which will be Saturday afternoon.In the women’s javelin finals, BYU’s Ashton Riner placed a respectable 11th overall with a toss of 164-10 feet.Finally, in the men’s decathlon, BYU’s Kevin Nielsen finished eighth overall, amassing 7,695 points in this event.The meet resumes Friday. June 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Athletes Continue To Excel at NCAA Track & Field Championships Written by Tags: Ashton Riner/BYU Track and Field/Cierra Simmons/Grayson Murphy/Kevin Nielsen/Utah/Utah State/Whittni Ortonlast_img read more

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Dead body found at the home of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins, authorities say

first_img Beau Lund Written by June 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Dead body found at the home of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins, authorities saycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWABC-TV(FAIR LAWN, N.J.) — A dead body has been found at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, according to authorities.Authorities in Bergen County, New Jersey, are investigating the death after police found the body at a home in Fair Lawn, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office said in a statement.Law enforcement officials confirmed that the home belongs to Jenkins, ABC owned station WABC-TV in New York reported.Prosecutors said the deceased is not the owner of the home. His identity has not yet been released, pending next of kin, authorities said.“We are aware of and monitoring the situation,” the New York Giants said in a statement to WABC-TV.Neighbors told WABC-TV that Jenkins is currently in Florida.Additional details were not immediately available.The investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dixie State Football Picked Fourth in RMAC Preseason Poll

first_img Tags: Adams State/Black Hill State/Chadron State/Colorado Mesa/Colorado School of Mines/Dixie State Football/Fort Lewis/Mike Jones/New Mexico Highlands/Remington Kelly/RMAC/Sei-J Lauago/Shay McClure/South Dakota Mines/Tevita Tolutau/Western State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Monday, Dixie State football was selected to finish fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at the RMAC’s Kickoff media day.Two Trailblazers were named to the preseason All-RMAC team as well, senior offensive lineman Tevita Tolutau of Provo’s Timpview High School and senior defensive lineman Remington Kelly of Bountiful, Utah and Bountiful High School.At the media session, the Trailblazers were repped by head coach Shay McClure, Tolutau and junior safety Mike Jones.The prohibitive favorite to win the RMAC is the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves, who netted 98 first-place votes from RMAC coaches.Colorado Mesa was selected to finish second, followed by the Colorado School of Mines in third place.Selected to finish fifth was Chadron State, with South Dakota Mines picked to finish sixth. Black Hills State was selected to finish seventh while rounding out the polls were Fort Lewis, Adams State, Western State and New Mexico Highlands.The Trailblazers return four starters on offense from last season, including star junior tailback Sei-J Lauago of Paramount, Calif.In eight games in 2017, Lauago ran for 803 yards and five scores.The Trailblazers also return eight defensive starters, led by Jones, who had 84 tackles on the season.The Trailblazers will commence fall camp Monday August 6. Written by July 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Picked Fourth in RMAC Preseason Poll Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/16/18

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 113, Utah 107Indiana 99, Miami 91OT Boston 123, Toronto 116Brooklyn 115, Washington 104Minnesota 112, Portland 96New Orleans 129, N.Y. Knicks 124Memphis 112, Sacramento 104Milwaukee 123, Chicago 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO Buffalo 2, Winnipeg 1OT Dallas 1, Boston 0SO L.A. Kings 2, Chicago 1OT Washington 3, Colorado 2OT Toronto 2, Anaheim 1St. Louis 4, Vegas 1TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL(23) Boise St. 45, New Mexico 14TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(2) Kansas 89, Louisiana-Lafayette 76(4) Virginia 97, Coppin St. 40(6) Nevada 87, UALR 59(7) North Carolina 108, Tennessee Tech 58(12) Kansas St. 95, E. Kentucky 68(13) Oregon 80, (15) Syracuse 65(16) Virginia Tech 88, Northeastern 60(17) Mississippi St. 79, Long Beach St. 51(20) UCLA 95, St. Francis (Pa.) 58(22) LSU 74, Louisiana Tech 67(23) Purdue 79, Davidson 58Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 17, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/16/18center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz undergoes 3rd surgery since being shot

first_imgJuly 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz undergoes 3rd surgery since being shot Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox legend David “Big Papi” Ortiz underwent his third surgery since being shot in the back at a Dominican Republic nightclub in what authorities suspect was a case of mistaken identity, the retired baseball player’s wife said in a statement on Thursday.Ortiz underwent the operation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was airlifted following the June 9 shooting at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.The shooting has led to the arrest of at least 14 people who authorities say intended to target a friend of Ortiz who was with the Red Sox icon at the nightclub.“Earlier this week, David underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound,” Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement released by the Red Sox. “The operation was performed by Dr. David King at Massachusetts General Hospital. David is recovering well and is in good spirits.”Ortiz, 43, initially underwent surgery in the Dominican Republic in the hours after he suffered a bullet wound to the back in the botched shooting. Doctors in the Dominican Republic removed parts of Ortiz’s small and large intestine and said he suffered damage to his liver.“We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and to our entire family during this difficult time,” Tiffany Ortiz said in her statement.Dominican Republic police said on June 19 that Ortiz was not the intended target of the shooting. The islands’ attorney general said Ortiz’s friend, Sixto David Fernandez, was the actual target in the nightclub shooting.Fernandez and Ortiz were sitting at the same table and dressed similarly at the time of the shooting, police said.The shooting was caught on security video and showed a man come up behind Ortiz in the crowded nightclub and open fire.Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, 25, of New Jersey, was arrested and identified as the alleged gunman who shot Ortiz.Ferreira-Cruz was also charged last month with conspiring to distribute heroin in New Jersey. He allegedly ran a heroin mill in Paterson, New Jersey, that was busted by the Drug Enforcement Administration in January.Ferreira-Cruz remains in custody in the Dominican Republic.At least 14 people have been charged in connection with the shooting.Victor Hugo Gomez, who is a cousin of Fernandez, was named by authorities as the mastermind of the shooting and was arrested on June 28 in the Dominican Republic. He was allegedly angry at the intended target, Fernandez, for naming him in a 2011 drug bust that led to his imprisonment.Dominican police suspect Gomez paid the team alleged would-be killers about $8,000 to carry out the hit on Fernandez.One suspect, Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota, who goes by the nickname “The Surgeon,” remains at large.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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49ers to face Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV

first_imgJanuary 20, 2020 /Sports News – National 49ers to face Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — The stage has been set for Super Bowl LIV.The championship game, less than two weeks away, will feature the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs.Both teams advanced to the big game after winning their conference titles on Sunday. The 49ers took home the NFC Championship title after defeating the Green Bay Packers 37-20, and the Chiefs were crowned the AFC Champions after beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24.Super Bowl Sunday will kick off in Miami on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Montana State Thursday

first_imgJanuary 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Montana State Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday, Weber State men’s basketball (6-12, 2-5 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts Montana State (9-9, 3-4 in Big Sky play) as the conference season ensues for the Wildcats and Bobcats at the Dee Events Center.In his 14th season at the helm of Weber State’s program, Randy Rahe (272-165, .622) remains the winning-est coach in program history notwithstanding this difficult season.The Wildcats score 71.6 points per game, ranking Weber State 176th nationally in scoring offense.Preseason Big Sky Conference player of the year, senior guard Jerrick Harding (20.7 points per game) is the Wildcats’ leading scorer.Fellow senior guard Cody John (14.1 points per game) is the only other Weber State student-athlete to score in double figures on-average.Junior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak leads the Wildcats in rebounding (5.5 boards per game) and blocked shots (25).Freshman guard KJ Cunningham leads Weber State with 37 assists and fellow freshman back-court mate Judah Jordan paces the Wildcats with 22 steals.Weber State surrenders 69.3 points per game as the Wildcats rank 192nd nationally in scoring defense.The Bobcats are coached by first-year head coach Danny Sprinkle (9-9, .500) who played at Montana State from 1995-1999.The Bobcats score 67.4 points per game as Montana State ranks 277th nationally in scoring offense.Norwegian national, senior guard Harald Frey, leads the Bobcats in scoring (17.4 points per game), assists (90) and steals (31).Englishmen, sophomore forward Jubrile Belo (11.8 points, 5.5 rebounds per game, a team-best 15 blocked shots) and junior guard Amin Adamu (11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Bobcats.Junior forward Devin Kirby (6 rebounds per game) leads Montana State on the glass.The Bobcats surrender 66.3 points per game, ranking Montana State 108th nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Bobcats 85-36, including a 52-7 mark at Ogden. Weber State has won 11 consecutive games against Montana State. Tags: Montana State Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Bill Ripken talks new-school versus old-school baseball, and the future of the sport

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGreg Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As a former Major League Baseball player, Bill Ripken has strong feelings about the changes in the league in recent years. In his new book, State of Play: The Old-School Guide to New School Baseball, the MLB Network analyst talks about his hesitancy to adopt some of the sport’s newest statistics, and the way longtime baseball people see the game.Ripken, who played 12 seasons in the major leagues, says some of the modern sabermetrics may bring “ideas to the table that provoke conversation with” those he calls “baseball people.” Not all of those ideas, however, are new ones, Ripken explains.“The fact that many in the new school have not been directly involved in the game is far more alarming to me,” Ripken writes. “This group is becoming more and more responsible for spreading misleading information about how much the game has changed and how much of an impact their new school methods have had.”Speaking with ABC News, Ripken explains that statistical analysis has long been part of the game, even if some don’t realize it.“I think people have lost sight, or maybe never knew in the first place, that old-school baseball guys have always used numbers,” he says, “have always used information, have always been analytic in their cause to go out there and put a better product on the field.”In the book, Ripken goes in-depth on more than two dozen topics that represent shifts in the sport. From an emphasis on launch angle and pitch framing, to what he sees as the waning attention to counting statistics like runs batted in and errors, he makes a pitch for something of a traditionalist approach to the game. That preference also shapes his beliefs when it comes to one common topic of discussion — robot umpires. “I would love to keep robo umps out of baseball,” Ripken told ABC News, as he explained how he would create a more consistent strike zone. “I like the look of baseball, and there is something to be said for the element of human error involved.”His idea instead focused on training and compensating the human umpires best able to make correct ball and strike calls. “I’d like to use the technology to grade the umpires behind home plate better,” he begins. “And we do that nowadays, the problem, I believe, is that I don’t know what we do with that data when we grade out the umpires.”Ripken’s plan also suggests choosing the umpires best-graded for their work at home plate, and having them work that position more often. “There needs to be a weeding out process and more accountability on their end as well. Umpires will need to perform at a high level to maintain their position in the game.”And when it comes to teams’ decision-making, Ripken says the power that has been ceded to front offices and analytics experts needs to shift back towards those he calls baseball men.“The teams that succeed in the future will be the ones with the outside-of-the-box front office thinkers doing their thing and then turning over the information to the inside-of-the-box thinkers in the clubhouse…Front offices working with managers, not running roughshod over them, will be the key to success moving forward.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Bill Ripken talks new-school versus old-school baseball, and the future of the sport Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/12

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballCrimson Cliffs ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Jake Eichorn homered and Caden Carter earned the win on the mound as the Beaver Beavers downed Class 4-A Tooele 7-6 at the Crimson Cliffs Classic Friday. Derek Robinson, Tyler Medrano, Treyson Hunter and Cobe Carter also added RBI in victory for the Beavers.Panther-Tiger ClassicHURRICANE, Utah-Jace Sandberg netted 2 RBI and took the win on the mound as the Grantsville Cowboys bested the Kanab Cowboys 7-5 Friday at the Panther-Tiger Classic at Hurricane High School. Derek Houston and Cole Clarkson had 2 RBI apiece in the loss for the Kanab Cowboys. Drew Hafen added another RBI for Kanab.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Jantzen Anderson’s 3 RBI led the way as the Corner Canyon Chargers hammered South Sevier 15-0 at the Panther-Tiger Classic Friday at Pine View High School.HURRICANE, Utah-Wyatt Payton posted 2 RBI and the Juab Wasps humbled Class 5-A Murray 4-1 Friday at the Panther-Tiger Classic at Huricane High School. Tryker Greenhalgh and Jaxton Adams also added RBI in victory for the Wasps. Porter Bowles took the win on the mound for the Wasps.Non-RegionAMERICAN FORK, Utah-Jayden Lopez had 2 RBI and the Providence Hall Patriots downed North Sanpete 8-3 Friday in non-region baseball action. Landon Milne had an RBI in defeat for the Hawks.FILLMORE, Utah-Creed Mogle, Tayton King, Colter King and Janzen Keisel each had RBI and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs pounded Millard 10-0 in non-region baseball action Friday. The Bulldogs earned six runs in the victory with the other four coming by virtue of Eagles errors.DELTA, Utah-Ty Birkeland stepped up with 4 RBI and the Morgan Trojans drilled Delta 9-0 Friday in non-region baseball action. Birkeland also earned the win on the mound for the Trojans.SoftballNon-RegionCASTLE DALE, Utah-Madisyn Childs homered and posted 6 RBI as the Emery Spartans smacked Delta 11-0 in non-region softball action Friday. Kaily Stanworth doubled in defeat for the Rabbits.ST. GEORGE, Utah-CheyAnn Lewis homered and Kaysee Flanders added 3 RBI as the Juab Wasps outlasted Dixie 7-6 Friday in non-region softball action. Deborah Tofi had 3 RBI in the loss for the Flyers.Boys SoccerRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Ryker Richards scored twice and Brayden Bryan also found the net as the Juab Wasps edged North Sanpete 3-2 Friday in Region 14 boys soccer action.Non-RegionMANTI, Utah-Trace Boggess amassed a hat trick and the Manti Templars pounded Providence Hall 5-1 Friday in non-region boys soccer action. Keegan Strickland and Dylan Christensen also scored in the win for Manti. Juan Palmerin, Marcos Frutos and Oscar Carrasco each added assists in victory for the Templars.MONROE, Utah-Kelly Mangum posted 5 goals and the Parowan Rams drilled South Sevier 7-1 in non-region boys soccer action Friday. Blake Vellinga scored in defeat for the South Sevier Rams.center_img March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/12last_img read more

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Houston American Energy acquires stake in Llanos Basin block in Colombia

first_img Image: Houston American Energy has acquired the CPO-11 block in the Llanos Basin in Colombia. Photo: courtesy of Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay. Houston American Energy has acquired a membership interest in Hupecol Meta, which owns the CPO-11 block in the Llanos Basin in Colombia, for an undisclosed amount.The 639,405 gross acre CPO-11 block comprises the 69,128 acre Venus Exploration area which is operated by Hupecol Operating, and 570,277 acres which was 50% farmed out to Parex Resources by Hupecol last year.Houston American, through its membership interest, owns a 1% stake in the Venus Exploration area as well as 0.5% interest in the remainder of the block.Hupecol is planning to commence drilling in the Venus Exploration area beginning with the Venus-1 horizontal well in December 2019.As per the farm-out agreement covering the balance of the CPO-11 block, Hupecol plans to drill the Daisy-1 vertical well in November 2019 followed by the Montuno-1 well at no cost to Houston American, in February 2020.Drilling of additional wells is planned during 2020 based on initial drilling results.Houston American Energy CEO Jim Schoonover said: “We are excited to resume our operations in Colombia alongside our historic partner, Hupecol, and Parex, a leading operator in Colombia.“In addition to participation in a potential large scale drilling and development program represented by CPO-11, we expect that resumption of our investment alongside Hupecol and investing alongside Parex will offer the potential to further expand our footprint in Colombia.“The addition of CPO-11 compliments our recent efforts to expand our acreage position which, over the last year, has resulted in the acquisition of positions in two blocks in the Midland sub-basin of the Permian Basin totaling approximately 6,500 gross acres plus the 639,000+ gross acre CPO-11 block.“Together, we expect those acquisitions to provide a multi-year inventory of drilling prospects with the potential return to growth in production, proved reserves, revenues and a potential return to profitability.”CPO-11 block comprises multiple identified leads and prospectsCovering 1,609.3km2, the CPO-11 block comprises multiple identified leads and prospects which are expected to support a multi-well drilling program.In August 2019, Houston American agreed to acquire a 20% stake in an existing 5,871 gross acre block in the San Andres formation in the Northern Shelf of the Permian Basin in the US from an undisclosed seller.As per the terms of the agreement, Houston American agreed to bear 26.667% of the expenses incurred on an initial test well through the point at which it is drilled, completed, equipped and set for operation, production or disposal. Following the transaction, Houston American now owns a 1% stake in the Venus Exploration area as well as a 0.5% interest in the remainder of the blocklast_img read more

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