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Study Hall: Utah 77, Mizzou 59

Freshmen will freshmen.

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The universe always corrects itself, and sometimes it happens more with a lurch than a slight shift of the steering wheel.

Without Michael Porter Jr., Missouri shot a little too well in the first two games of the season. The Tigers were second in the nation in eFG% out of the gates, and the universe wasn’t going to allow that to continue. So Mizzou went 5-for-27 from 3-point range in Salt Lake City.

The universe also thought Mizzou’s freshmen were playing a little too well. Jeremiah Tilmon was amazing against Iowa State, and Jontay Porter was exciting in both and downright brilliant at times against Wagner.

Against Utah, they combined for 28 minutes, 0-for-7 FG shooting, five turnovers, and eight fouls...

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From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

Leonid Mikhelson, Russia’s richest oligarch, used Bank of Utah as a stand-in so he could register his Gulfstream jet in the United States, which requires citizenship or residency. Sergey Chervotkin

SALT LAKE CITY — Bank of Utah has that all-American feel. Founded in the 1950s by a veteran of both world wars, it offers affordable mortgages and savings accounts, sponsors children’s festivals and collects coats for the poor.

But in addition to its mom-and-pop customers, the bank has a lesser-known clientele that includes Russia’s richest oligarch, Leonid Mikhelson, an ally of the country’s president, Vladimir V. Putin. The bank served as a stand-in so Mr. Mikhelson could secretly register a private jet in the United States, which requires American citizenship or residency.

The work on behal...

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Trump’s push for coal mining will endanger dinosaur discoveries in Utah, scientists fear

President Trump’s plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah puts one of the planet’s top dinosaur fossil sites at risk, scientists say.

The creature looked like a three-ton rhino crossed with a tropical lizard. Ten little horns dangled over its giant forehead like frills on a jester’s cap and two more perched over the eyes. Spikes poked out of each cheek. A blade jutted from its nose.

Paleontologists suspect this freakish beast, named kosmoceratops, was brightly colored to attract mates. It prowled the coastal swamps of southern Utah 79 million years ago.

It is one of more than two dozen new species of dinosaurs discovered in Grand Staircase-Escalante in the 21 years since President Clinton preserved it as a national monument.

The bounty has stunned scientists...

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Denver Nuggets collapse in fourth quarter, fall to Utah Jazz in season opener

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) drives as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Will Barton had continued his streaky scoring off the bench, Nikola Jokic was flirting with a triple-double and the Nuggets’ offense was rolling against one of the NBA’s best defenses.

But then a double-digit Nuggets advantage turned into a season-opening collapse, as the Utah Jazz used a dominant fourth quarter to pull away with a 106-96 victory Wednesday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Jazz (1-0) erased a 15-point Nuggets (0-1) lead, with backup Alec Burks serving as the catalyst...

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Fun Things To See And Do When You Are Staying In Utah

If you’re planning to head out on a trip to Utah any time soon, then you may want to a closer look at a few of the best things to see and do during your stay. In this guide, we’re going to highlight some of the best attractions that Utah has to offer, so let’s learn more.

First of all, Utah is known for some outstanding areas of natural beauty, and this is best observed in the popular Arches National Park. There is a variety of tours available that allow you to explore the entire area, and many people also enjoy the 4×4 off-road adventures that are certainly an excellent way to traverse the entire area and see much of what it has to offer.

Furthermore, there are a number of outstanding museums in Utah, such as the National History Museum of Utah, along with the Hill Aerospace Museum that h...

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Utah’s Dante Exum could miss season with separated shoulder, ligament damage

Dante Exum missed his entire sophomore NBA campaign after he tore his ACL in workouts with the Australian national team. With George Hill gone in Utah, this was the year the Jazz hoped to see Exum break out, getting steady minutes behind Ricky Rubio. Exum showed promise in the playoffs last season and through the summer.

Instead, he could miss the entire season again.

Exum could miss significant time, maybe the entire season, after suffering a serious shoulder injury while driving the lane during a Friday night during an exhibition game, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

After the game, Utah coach Quin Snyder said, “If you saw his shoulder, it didn’t look good.”

An MRI revealed a separated shoulder and ligament damage, and Jazz officials and doctors are conferring Saturday to discuss a p...

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Wolford scores 3 TDs, Wake Forest beats Utah State 46-10

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Senior quarterback John Wolford threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as unbeaten Wake Forest defeated Utah State 46-10 on Saturday.

Arkeem Byrd had 120 yards rushing including a 59-yard TD scamper and Tabari Hines had a career-high 129 yards receiving for the Demon Deacons, who opened the season 3-0 for the second straight year. It’s the first time in six years Wake Forest has had a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game.

Wake Forest led 30-0 at halftime after outgaining the Aggies 397-77 in the first half.

This one was never close.

Wake Forest seized the momentum early as Cameron Glenn intercepted a Kent Myers pass on Utah State’s first possession and returned the ball 43 yards for an apparent touchdown...

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Scott D. Pierce: Three Utah State games will stream on Facebook; ESPN still loves BYU

Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah State Aggies run onto the field before the game at Maverik Stadium Thursday September 1, 2016.

We’re not talking about the players going online. Three USU games — Sept. 7 vs. Idaho State, Sept. 23 at San Jose State and Oct. 14 vs. Wyoming — will be produced for and streamed on Facebook.

Stadium, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting — the parent company of KUTV-Ch. 2, KMYU-Ch. 12 and KJZZ Ch. 14 in Utah (and 170 other stations around the country) — will produce the games for Facebook. The deal includes three other MWC matchups and nine Conference USA games this fall.

The Facebook games will have a Facebook feel, of course...

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Francis Bernard wants to leave BYU for Utah instead of redshirting, brother says

Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune BYU linebacker Francis Bernard is back at Spring camp practice Monday March 13 after being suspended during the Poinsettia Bowl.

James Bernard, 25, a former walk-on at Utah who completed his college career at Winston-Salem State in North Carolina, said his 22-year-old brother has asked BYU for a release.

“Just to be clear: My brother wants to transfer, regardless,” James Bernard said. “We talk almost every day. He just doesn’t want to stay there any more.”

Thursday, BYU announced that Bernard, a Herriman High product, “is using his redshirt season for personal reasons and will be a junior for the Cougars when he returns to the field in 2018...

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NPR: Feelings about Trump are dividing Utah candidates

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

John Curtis speaks in the Republican debate for the 3rd Congressional District race at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo on Friday, July 28, 2017.

NPR published an article this week that said feelings about President Donald Trump have divided the candidates in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District race.

Republicans will have a chance to vote on their candidate to replace Jason Chaffetz, the former Utah representative who vacated his position in June.

Provo Mayor John Curtis, attorney Tanner Ainge and former state lawmaker Chris Herrod are all vying for a spot on the November ballot

But the trio haven’t taken much time to speak about Trump, NPR reported...

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