Bubble-wrapped NBA readies for relaunch

first_imgThe Utah Jazz launch the rebooted campaign against the New Orleans Pelicans before LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard go head-to-head in a heavyweight Los Angeles derby between the Lakers and the Clippers.The two games mark the start of a painstakingly crafted plan to stage the remainder of the basketball season safely in the midst of an ongoing pandemic which has already claimed around 150,000 lives in the United States.To mitigate the risks, the NBA is basing 22 teams within a tightly controlled “bubble” inside Disney World’s sprawling 40-square mile campus in Orlando.Teams will play games at three venues inside the ESPN World Wide of Sports complex inside the park, with no fans in attendance and only a smattering of journalists at each game.Just over 350 players will be housed at three hotels located throughout Disney World, with access to each location severely restricted and visits from outsiders strictly forbidden until the playoffs start.Players arriving in Orlando were required to spend 48 hours isolated in their hotel rooms until they had received two negative tests for COVID-19.Testing will continue inside the bubble but it is not known how frequently this will take place.– ‘Significant sacrifice’ –An unscheduled visit to a strip club sent the Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams back into quarantine. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File/Katelyn MulcahyWhile multi-millionaire stars such as the Lakers’ James have joked that entering the bubble felt like starting a jail term, so far the launch of the project has gone smoothly.Practice games have passed off without a hitch, and the most recent round of testing found zero positive cases out of 346 players tested.“It requires significant sacrifice from our players,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the New York Times this week.“From my standpoint, it’s going very well, and I’m cautiously optimistic that we’re on the right track,” Silver added.“But I also recognize what we’re doing has not been done before, and the competition is just beginning. The real test will come when players are commingling, playing basketball without masks and without physical distancing.”There have been some early glitches however as players adjust to the relatively spartan surroundings of the bubble.Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams was forced to quarantine for 10 days after being photographed at an Atlanta strip club during a trip to attend a family funeral.The Sacramento Kings’ Richaun Holmes also landed back in quarantine after he left the bubble to pick-up a delivery of take-out food.Inside the bubble’s three arenas, meanwhile, the legacy of the tumultuous protests which erupted in the weeks following the death of George Floyd in May will be on full view.Giant “Black Lives Matter” slogans have been written on each court, while players will be allowed to wear jerseys adorned with social justice messages ranging from “I Can’t Breathe” to “Justice Now” and “Education Reform.”– LeBron, Giannis on pole –Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he is unfazed by the modest conditions inside the NBA’s Orlando bubble. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Patrick SmithOn the courts, all eyes will be on James and his Lakers teammates as they attempt to return to the pinnacle of the NBA when the season wraps in October.After a disappointing first season in Los Angeles, where the Lakers failed to reach the playoffs, James returned with a vengeance this season, leading the team to the top of the Western Conference before the COVID-19 pandemic erupted.The Lakers and five other Western Conference teams — the Clippers, the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets have already assured themselves of spots in the playoffs, which start on August 17.The biggest threat to James’ hopes of winning a fourth NBA championship is expected to come from the Eastern Conference, where Giannis Antetokounmpo is aiming to guide the Milwaukee Bucks to their first title in nearly half a century. The Bucks had ran away with the Eastern Conference before the hiatus, opening up a 6.5 game lead over the Toronto Raptors.Antetokounmpo, who grew up in poverty in Greece as the son of Nigerian immigrants, smiles at the suggestion NBA players are facing hardship in their confined environment in Orlando.“It doesn’t matter where you are in life, there’s always something to complain, there’s always a problem and an issue,” Antetokounmpo said.“My apartment in Greece, when I was younger, with my four brothers, was way smaller than the suite that I have in the hotel, so I’m just trying to enjoy the moment.”Antetokounmpo’s viewpoint was echoed by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams.“Let’s be clear mate,” the New Zealander said. “This is not Syria. We’re living in a bloody resort.”last_img read more

Philadelphia Flyers give fans new way to express anger with rage room

first_imgThe room, located in Wells Fargo Center, is a rage-room style space that will give fans the chance to unleash some emotions, calm down and, well, break stuff. Wearing protective gear, fans can take out their anger on a number of items, including televisions, glass furnishings and more with things like baseball bats and sledgehammers. Those items may also feature the logo of the Flyers’ opponent on a given night. Any hockey game can make fans frustrated, stressed or even angered — and the Philadelphia Flyers know that.That gave birth to a new, rather strange concept for the 2019-20 campaign, where the team is giving fans a way to voice their frustrations harmlessly during games: a “Disassembly Room.” It’s true, Philly has the first-ever rage room in a major professional sports arena.⚒️ pic.twitter.com/KjOX7S9V84— Wells Fargo Center 🎟 (@WellsFargoCtr) October 8, 2019For a team that came up with Gritty last year, the rage room is on the same level of uniqueness, as Philadelphia’s rage room will be the first of its kind to be located in a major professional sports arena.”The concept is definitely one-of-a-kind and non-traditional,” Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations Valerie Camillo said in a release from Wells Fargo Center. “We ran the concept by some of our fans who told us they thought this would be a fresh way to have some harmless fun. I have never heard of a rage room before the design team pitched the idea. Now, I can’t wait to get in there and take a few whacks.”It will make its debut on Wednesday at Philadelphia’s home opener against the New Jersey Devils, where fans will get to make walk-in reservations for the room. For the remainder of the season, fans will be able to book reservations for future games.last_img read more

Tiger Woods, Presidents Cup team members to play in Hero World Challenge

first_imgWoods is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee but is set to return to competition later this month in Japan. Phil Mickelson discusses weight loss, denies any loss of power The first 16 of 18 spots in the annual Hero World Challenge were announced Wednesday, with Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland and Jon Rahm among the players set to compete Dec. 4-7 at Albany in the Bahamas.Woods, a five-time Masters champion who will serve as tournament host, will be joined by seven of the eight players who have already qualified for the U.S. Presidents Cup team that he is set to captain the following week at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. There will be two more exemptions added at a later date, but the list of 16 players in the field so far includes:Dustin Johnson, USAJustin Rose, EnglandJustin Thomas, USAJon Rahm, SpainPatrick Cantlay, USATiger Woods, USAXander Schauffele, USABryson DeChambeau, USATony Finau, USAWebb Simpson, USAPatrick Reed, USAGary Woodland, USARickie Fowler, USAMatt Kuchar, USABubba Watson, USAKevin Kisner, USASome potential captain’s picks could include Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, though Kevin Na and Matthew Wolff are also possibilities. Related News Korean Tour golfer Kim Bi-o given 3-year ban for obscene gesturelast_img read more

Utah Utes football: Terrance Cain, Tauni Vakapuna make impression

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah football team’s first scrimmage of the fall camp Thursday morning gave a lot of non-starters a chance to shine. And perhaps no one shone brighter than backup quarterback Terrance Cain and backup running back Tauni Vakapuna.Cain was nearly flawless in completing 14 of 16 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while Vakapuna rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, most of which came on a 92-yard scamper down the west sideline.Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had praise for both after the scrimmage.”Terrance Cain is just continuing to get more confident and more productive,” he said. “Tauni is a horse, a load. Every time he touches the ball, it seems like he’s productive. He’s going to get time, and we have four backs that we really like. He’s the fourth guy and pressing to be the third guy.”After a series by the starters, Cain took over at quarterback and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brad Clifford.”We started off slow, but the offense picked it up and got in the groove,” Cain said. “We needed something to get going, and I saw Brad pop open. I just didn’t want to overthrow him.”Later, Cain hit JC transfer Reggie Dunn with a 25-yard touchdown pass.Vakapuna, who is a former high school teammate of Asiata and the younger brother of former BYU running back Fui Vakapuna, got loose for a length-of-the-field run midway through the scrimmage.It was supposed to be a simple play up the middle, but the 220-pounder broke off to the right and saw nothing but green ahead of him.”It was designed to go inside, but I just read the blocks from the linemen,” Vakapuna said. “It’s not designed to go outside at all. I’ll probably get yelled at later.”When told what Vakapuna said, Whittingham laughed and said, “It’s one of those where you say no, no, no … nice job.”Cain earned the No. 1 spot in the 2009 fall camp, but finds himself behind Jordan Wynn this year. He’s not resentful of his younger teammate and tries to support him as well as he can.”Jordan is the starter right now, and we keep a healthy friendship,” he said. “I push him to play better for the team. I just have to keep competing and playing hard because you never know when your number is called. You just have to go in there and play your heart out.”Cain also wasn’t impressed by his 87.5 completion percentage.”I don’t pay attention to stats,” he said. “I just try to move the chains and throw touchdowns.”UTE NOTES: In all, nine players ran the ball, with Eddie Wide getting the second-most yards with 67 yards on four carries, including a 40-yarder. Matt Asiata, the co-No. 1 with Wide, didn’t play, while backup Sausan Shakerin rushed five times for 32 yards. … Ten players caught passes led by Dunn and redshirt freshman Griff McNabb, who each caught six passes for 83 and 75 yards, respectively. … Joe Phillips, who was awarded a scholarship earlier in the week, made four field goal tries, the longest coming from 51 yards, while redshirt freshman Nick Marsh made four of seven, missing three from 51 yards. … Christian Cox, last year’s sacks leader, had two sacks in the scrimmage, while Dave Kruger and Derrick Shelby each had one sack.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Utah Utes football: Utes to open up playbook vs. Frogs

first_img Even press box is full for big game Whittingham, Patterson pile praise Related Utes’ Johnson knows all about Frogs Wynn wants another crack at TCU For Utes, conference game matters Sports world Utah vs. TCU TCU faces ‘loud, obnoxious’ fans TCS vs. Utah statistical matchupSALT LAKE CITY — While the Utah offense hasn’t exactly been saving plays all season, waiting to spring some new ones on TCU this week, don’t be surprised to see a much more innovative and diversified offense this week — at least much more than last week at Air Force.Coach Kyle Whittingham made that clear in his remarks early in the week when he said the Utes “have to open up the entire offense.” He also said, “Jordan Wynn will have the entire offense at his disposal.”Whittingham admitted that the Utes were conservative last Saturday against the Falcons because they wanted to keep the ball-control AFA offense off the field. That’s why the Utes ran the ball, mostly up the middle, on 11 of the first 12 plays on the opening drive.Wynn, the Utes’ quarterback, indicated the Utes will be opening up the playbook this week.”We haven’t run a lot of stuff,” Wynn said. “We’ve run very few plays. It will be fun to open it up and show what we really have. The offense is going to open it up and that’s exciting.”We’ve pretty much stuck to a core group of plays that we own as an offense,” Wynn added. “It will definitely be fun to get out there and show (more plays).”But hold on just a minute. Don’t expect the Utes to suddenly be pulling out triple reverse passes back to Wynn or tackle-eligible passes from Eddie Wide to John Cullen.Offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick doesn’t want to put a damper on Wynn’s excitement, but says the Utes will “just play our normal offense” against TCU.”We try to have a couple of wrinkles every week, but most of our offense is in,” he said.Roderick said the Utes have more than 100 plays they’ve worked on this year and that they usually try to carry 70-75 plays into each game. Of those plays, the Utes may only use 75 percent “from the menu” during the actual game.One thing Roderick said was not to expect a bunch of crazy plays this week from the Utes.”We’re going to run what got us here,” he said. “The biggest mistake we could make would be to trick ourselves by trying too hard. You don’t want to put in too many new plays or too many tricks. You want to run what got you here.”Roderick said most games the Utes try to have an even blend of pass and run plays, about 50-50. If you look at the season stats, it’s 56 percent run plays to 44 percent passes. However, it was closer to 50-50 before the Utes ran the ball 51 times against Air Force with only 23 pass plays.So will we see some plays this week that we haven’t seen all year?”That’s always possible,” Roderick said with a smile.But he believes the Utes mostly have to execute their usual offense to have a chance to win.”We’re a good offense and we’ve had a lot of success this year. We’ve won eight games doing what we do,” Roderick said. “TCU’s not going to change their defense for us and we’re not going to change our offense for them. The best team is going to win.”e-mail: sor@desnews.com Utah-TCU fits big game definition Smithson, Kerley are top returnerslast_img read more

Mike Sorensen: TCU deserves a shot at National championship game

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — We’re coming off one of the busiest weekends of the year that featured an MLS soccer playoff game, a pair of Jazz games, more than a dozen prep football playoff games, the usual slate of NFL games and a photo finish in the big race at the Breeder’s Cup. But today we still want to talk local college football . . .After seeing TCU dismantle Utah in every which way from start to finish Saturday afternoon, I have to seriously wonder if there is any team in the country that can beat the Horned Frogs. They undoubtedly have the best defense in the country, a potent offense and one of the best all-around players in Jeremy Kerley.Still, all the experts say Oregon and Auburn will be going to the national championship game if they stay unbeaten because they play in better conferences than the Mountain West.I can’t argue much about the Ducks, who are averaging 55 points a game and beating opponents by an average of 37 per game. But the Tigers haven’t exactly dominated this year. They gave up 26 to Arkansas State and 24 to Chattanooga, beat Clemson in overtime and barely beat lowly Kentucky by three points. On the year Auburn is giving up 24 points a game. My guess is that the Tigers will lose to Alabama in the season finale, if not to Georgia before then, opening the door for TCU to play in the championship game against Oregon in Arizona . . .The idea behind Utah’s camo-black uniforms was no doubt for a great cause and I hope a lot of money is raised in the auction for the jerseys for the Wounded Warrior Project. But let’s face it, those were ugly uniforms. Also, unless it helps a charitable cause, I think the Utes should ditch the black jerseys and the blackout games in the future, at least on an annual basis. So far the black uniforms haven’t worked out that great for the Utes, who needed second-half comebacks to beat TCU and Wyoming the first two years before Saturday’s abomination . . .Do you think Utah and BYU are glad to be leaving TCU in their rear-view mirrors? Over the last two years, the scores of TCU’s wins over the Utes and Cougars have been 38-7, 55-28, 31-3 and 47-7, a combined total of 171-45 . . .TCU is now 236-23 in points against MWC teams this year with San Diego State and New Mexico still coming up. No wonder the Horned Frogs are looking to possibly move to the Big East . . .Actually, maybe it’s not a great idea. The Big East is probably only the eighth-best conference in America this year, behind both the MWC and the WAC . . .You have to be impressed the way BYU has turned things around. The way the Cougars are playing, they should make it to at least 6-6 and a bowl game. However, this week’s game at Colorado State won’t be a breeze. The Rams defeated UNLV by a similar score as the Cougars did and nearly beat San Diego State on the road Saturday before losing 24-19 . . .Utah State kept its faint bowl hopes alive by beating New Mexico State. The Aggies need to win at San Jose State next week and at home against Idaho the following week, both very doable. However, after a bye week, the Aggies will face Boise State on the blue carpet on Dec. 4, which will keep them from reaching six wins . . .Fans are stupid. Some are, anyway. The same fans who have been cheering Jordan Wynn all season as he led Utah to an 8-0 record and a No. 6 national ranking, were booing him by the middle of the third quarter Saturday. Wynn said it didn’t bother him, but it has to hurt a 20-year-old who has done so much for his school in his short career, but clearly had an off-day . . .Still, I find it interesting how quarterbacks can’t be replaced like other players when they are struggling. When Utah returner Shaky Smithson fumbled a couple of times in the opening game, he was replaced, only to come back with some brilliant performances in the next couple of games. Although it likely wouldn’t have made a difference in the outcome Saturday, perhaps the Utes might have at least tried the experienced Terrance Cain, who is 9-1 as a starter at Utah, to see what he could do. Utah’s gameplan was short passes, which Cain could have handled, plus he is a better runner than Wynn, which might have helped open up the offense . . .Lastly, how about some love for Southern Utah University, which recently accepted an invitation to the Big Sky Conference. The T-Birds, under coach Ed Lamb, have clinched their first Great West title behind the sterling play of Brad Sorensen, who many believe might be the best quarterback in the state (no, we’re not related). The 6-4 T-birds play their final regular-season game Saturday against No. 6-ranked (FCS) Eastern Washington.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Utah State Am: Mike Jorgensen surprised to be tied for first-round lead with a 70

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Mike Jorgensen has been playing in the Utah State Amateur nearly every year for most of his adult life. He’s never won the tournament, but has made it to match play several times, including last year.Still, the 49-year-old business owner from Richfield was surprised to be atop the leaderboard at the end of the first day of the State Amateur at the difficult Salt Lake Country Club golf course.Usually a 70 isn’t good enough for first place or even sixth or seventh. However, at the hard and fast Salt Lake Country Club layout that was a very good score when scores above 80 outnumbered those in the 70s.Jorgensen was one of just four players able to break par in the opening round and shares the medal play lead with BYU golfer Devon Purser at 2-under-par 70. Two other golfers, BYU golfer Cole Ogden and 26-year-old Christian Jensen of St. George are at 71, while another BYU golfer, Mike Jurca, was the only golfer at even-par 72.”I’m pretty surprised I’m leading — those greens were so difficult today,” Jorgensen said. “The key to this golf course is hitting it in the fairway because you can’t stop your ball out of the rough. Even from the fairway, it’s going to roll past the pin.”Former champion Jason Wight, who struggled to an 83 said, “Those greens are as fast as any I’ve ever seen in the state.”Tournament chairman Steve Brinton called the setup “fair” and said “we didn’t do anything different than we have with USGA events we have hosted here.” Brinton said the greens were a 12 on the stimpmeter, which is comparable to many PGA Tour events.Jorgensen started on the more difficult back nine and began with a bogey before coming back with a birdie. He made the turn at one-under and said the key to his round was making three par-saving putts in the 8- to 15-foot range. He was even-par coming into the par-5 9th hole, when he hit “one of the best shots I’ve ever hit,” a hybrid from 245 yards to within three feet for an eagle.Jorgensen had a brief scare after his round when rules officials told his group it might be penalized for slow play. Ten golfers were penalized a stroke for slow play on the day, but after an appeal, Jorgensen’s group was spared a penalty.”It scared me to death,” Jorgensen said afterward.Purser is a 19-year-old from Syracuse who had two bogeys at the start of his round and two at the end, but six birdies in between. He said his strategy was to hit to the middle of the greens rather than go after any of the tucked pins.In each of the past two years the cut came at 145, but Thursday’s cut is expected to be at least 150 and as high as 153. The field will be cut to 32 for the start of Friday’s match play. By Saturday eight players will be left and the two survivors will play Sunday in a 36-hole final.AM NOTES: The last time a score of 70 or higher led the first round of the State Am was 1991 when Brett Taylor’s 70 led at Jeremy Ranch. … Brinton, a former State Am finalist, who is the tournament chairman, had received an exemption to play in the tournament. However, he injured his shoulder earlier in the week and had to withdraw Tuesday. For the 62-year-old Brinton it was especially disappointing because he missed the State Am the last time it was at the Country Club in 1975 when he was in the service. … Brinton’s spot was taken by another member, Keith Olson, who shot 83. Among the other Country Club members in the tournament, Jon Wright, Tom Young and Chris Grant each shot 74, Max Metcalf shot 80, David Cannon an 81 and Jim Tybur shot 86. … The large State Amateur trophy, which was on display near the scoreboard, was damaged when a gust of wind knocked over a patio umbrella, knocking the trophy to the ground. It ended up in three pieces, but it was being repaired Wednesday afternoon and is expected to be back in action this week. … Defending champion Jeff Evans, who has a bye into match play as the No. 1 seed, shot an 82 Wednesday.email: sor@desnews.comSTATE AMATEURSalt Lake Country ClubPar 7270 — Mike Jorgensen, Devon Purser71 — Cole Ogden, Christian Jensen72 — Mike Jurca73 — Brady Stanger, Mason Casper, Jordan Herzog, Carl Jensen, Nic Booth, Tanner Higham74 — Kyle Chappell, Casey Halliday, Jon Wright, Chris Grant, Thomas Young, Conner Jones, Dan Horner, Zac Blair, Kenny You, Steve Poulson, Patrick Fishburn75 — Karl Avant, Brad Millard, Alex Stulce76 — Kirk Siddens, Troy Owen, Joe Webber, Stratton Schulz, Dana Nelson, Mike Bingham77 — Gentry Hicks, Nick Despain, Preston Richards, Tanner Clark, Brent Bryson, Matthew Wahlen78 — Jonathan Oettli, T.J. Telford, Steve Borget, Andrew Barton, Craig Woodward, Trever Johnson, Adam Harris79 — Grant Rowan, Eric Hogg, Jacob Wagstaff, McCoy Willey, Jason Russo, Bill Probst, Craig Wilson, Jeff Powars, Nathan Nyman, Gary Stewart80 — Josh White, Max Metcalf, Rich Tripp, Chad Crowther, Alton Anderson, Jason Struck, Mike Branca, Joshua Jensen, Brady Boman, Paul Norman, Russell Hook81 — Darrin Overson, Devin Tovey, Greg Diaz, Greg Buckway, Josh Summerhays, Cory Slocum, David Cannon, Jon Bridges, Gregg Oliphant, Kurt Jamison, Michael Membrila, Jim Stubbs, Jacob Christensen, Shane Romano, Brett Wilson, Dan Hatch, Brandon OlsonLeaderboardWednesday’s resultsAt Salt Lake County Country ClubMike Jorgensen 70Devon Purser 70Cole Ogden 71Christian Jensen 71Mike Jurca 72StateAmlast_img read more

Utah Jazz: Jazzmen Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush and Andris Biedrins return to Golden State as visitors

first_imgOAKLAND — One of the huge stories of the Utah Jazz’s offseason was their big trade with Golden State and Denver, which sent three Warriors players — Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush and Andris Biedrins — to Utah along with some future draft picks.Utah hosted Golden State during the preseason in Salt Lake City, but the Jazz’s visit to Oakland Saturday was the first time back home for the three former Warriors.Jefferson has been a key part of the Jazz’s team thus far, starting every game and averaging 10.6 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Rush has played just once, recovering from offseason surgery. Biedrens hasn’t played yet because of an ankle injury suffered late in the preseason.Golden State coach Mark Jackson had nothing but praise for his former players.“I have a lot of respect for them,” he said. “I love those guys and I appreciate everything they did in a Warrior uniform.”Of Jefferson, Jackson said “RJ is playing well for them,’’ and said trading him “had nothing to do with believing that his tank was on empty.“He was great — great in the locker room, great in practices, great during the games,’’ Jackson said. “He was a guy who had experience that understood what it took to win in this league and was very helpful with this basketball team and was a true professional.’’Jefferson received some scattered applause when he was announced as a starter, which was way more than any other Jazz player received. But after scoring 14 points the night before, Jefferson struggled in the first half Saturday, going scoreless in 12 minutes.ROOTING AGAINST WARRIORS: Utah fans will be rooting against Golden State again this year — and not just when they play the Jazz. That’s because Utah owns Golden State’s draft pick unconditionally for 2014. So no matter where the Warriors finish, the Jazz will get their draft pick.Unfortunately for the Jazz, the pick probably won’t be anywhere close to the top 10 since the Warriors are one of the better teams in the league this year.The Jazz also had the Warriors’ pick in 2012, but it was a conditional pick to be used only if the Warriors finished out of the top seven. The Warriors conveniently lost 22 of their final 27 games and tied for the No. 7 spot. Then they won a coin flip with Toronto and took Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 pick.The Jazz had to use the pick for the 2013 draft, which came in at No. 21, which they used with their own pick at 14 to trade up to get Trey Burke in the draft.SATURDAY NIGHT SHIRTS: Because it was Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors wore their short-sleeve “alternative” uniforms.The Warriors were the first team in NBA history to wear a modern short-sleeve NBA uniform when they wore their yellow short-sleeve jerseys last February against San Antonio.The uniforms are supposed to be lighter than a normal jersey and according to a press release, feature a “super lightweight stretch woven shirt with maximum ventilation for player comfort.’’The Warriors will wear the uniforms six times this season — every time they play on Saturday. They already wore them once against Sacramento when they won 98-87.BOGUT BONUS: Former Utah all-American Andrew Bogut finally seems to be healthy for the first time in years, but he isn’t putting up big numbers for the Warriors this year. So far this year he’s averaging just 5.8 points per game and 7.6 rebounds.Of course, it’s hard to find shots with the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguadala in the starting lineup. But Jackson is happy with Bogut’s production and called any time he scores a “bonus.’’“He has incredible IQ on both sides of the ball,’’ Jackson said. “He does a lot of things that don’t show up on the stat sheet. Any time he scores is a bonus for us. The things that he does to put us in position is off the charts. His ability to make plays offensively without scoring, setting screens, passing the basketball, he completes us as a team.’’ Related Utah Jazz: Golden State Warriors jump on Jazz early in 102-88 victorylast_img read more

14-year-old is one of two golfers to break 70 at Salt Lake City Amateur

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Because of swirling winds, the scores were higher than usual Saturday at the Richard C. Kramer Salt Lake City Amateur at Bonneville Golf Course.Nobody could break 70 in the first round of the annual tournament until the final two groups of the day came just before 8 p.m.Fourteen-year-old Max Brenchley of Alpine posted a 69, only to see Jordan Bloxham top it with a 68 a few minutes later.Before that, it looked like four golfers would share the first round lead and be paired together for the final round. Former Saint Mary’s College golfer Robert McRae, University of Utah golfer Steve Croft, Tommy Forsman and Jordan Rogers all came in at 70.Six golfers, reigning State Amateur champion Cole Ogden, Kenny You, Rhett Rasmussen, Dan Horner, Carl Jensen and former State Amateur champion Joe Parkinson all shot 71.Bloxham, a 36-year-old from Salt Lake City who recently started his own apparel company, said he set a game plan the night before and stuck to it on his way to a round that included an eagle, three birdies and one bogey.Reigning Women’s State Amateur champion Kelsey Chugg shot an impressive 73 from the same tees as the men Saturday.Defending champion Mason Casper could only manage an 80, while former champions Jon Wright and Brandon Hargett shot 77 and 78, respectively.Jeff Stone leads the A Flight with a 72, while Terry Treseder leads B Flight at 76.The leaders will tee off at 2:20 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly report: Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, 2016

first_img12-Nov11:55 AMMedical Emergency1900 Madison 11-Nov4:43 AMMedical Emergency900 block W. 16th 8-Nov10:43 AMMedical EmergencyOxford 10-Nov12:25 PMElectrical Fire1st & Fair 10-Nov11:30 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Washington 7-Nov1:06 PMNatural Gas Leak300 block E. 13th 8-Nov4:43 AMTransfer to Wichita 8-Nov3:09 AMTransfer to Wichita 9-Nov9:06 PMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 12-Nov11:08 AMMedical Alarm400 block South C 11-Nov11:29 AMMedical Emergency200 block N. Park 8-Nov10:52 PMMedical EmergencySellers Park 8-Nov2:10 PMIllegal BurnHargis Creek 13-Nov2:38 AMBrush Fire200 block E. 15th South 10-Nov10:37 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 9-Nov12:19 AMMedical AlarmCaldwell 13-Nov12:26 AMMedical EmergencyKansas Turnpike 12-Nov6:01 PMMedical EmergencyWashington & 18th 9-Nov5:09 PMVehicle FireKansas Turnpike 9-Nov7:34 PMMedical Emergency16th & Woodlawn 8-Nov12:55 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 10-Nov11:14 AMMedical Emergency500 block E. 16th 8-Nov11:20 AMTransfer to Wichita 9-Nov7:24 AMMedical Emergency200 block W. 17th Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, 2016 is as follows: 9-Nov10:11 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Nov6:47 AMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 9-Nov9:47 PMTransfer to Wichita 8-Nov8:27 AMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 8-Nov2:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 10-Nov12:22 PMElectrical Fire2nd & Olive 7-Nov6:22 PMMedical Emergency300 block S. Washington 10-Nov1:14 PMVehicle accident15th & Washington Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 7-Nov1:30 PMMedical Emergency700 block E. 30th South Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more