Tags: Alex Morgan/Soccer/USWNT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Alex Morgan scored on a header in the 57th minute and the U.S. national team beat China 1-0 in an exhibition match Thursday night.The teams also will meet Tuesday night in Cleveland.China has already qualified for the 2019 World Cup in France. The United States, the defending World Cup champion, is preparing for CONCACAF qualifying in October.Megan Rapinoe fed Morgan with a well-placed free kick that Morgan popped past China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng. Morgan has 13 goals in her last 14 appearances with the national team. It was Morgan’s 86th international goal.Midfielder Tobin Heath was brought into camp for the game, but was not in the starting lineup or available as a sub.Heath hasn’t played with the national team since appearing as a substitute in a friendly against New Zealand last September. She had surgery to remove bone growth on her right ankle in early January.She has returned to play for her club team, the Portland Thorns.Also returning to the national team is Julie Ertz, who missed a pair of April exhibition matches against Mexico because of a knee injury. Ertz started against China.Amy Rodriguez, who missed 2016 because of the birth of her son and 2017 with an ACL injury, and Christen Press, left off the roster for the teams’ last two matches because she was not on a club team at the time, were both used as subs.Press, who was traded to the Houston Dash in the offseason but never joined the National Women’s Soccer League club, has been playing in Sweden with Goteborg.Forward Alex Morgan wore the captain’s armband, but gave it to Carli Lloyd when she subbed in for Rapinoe after Morgan’s goal.Crystal Dunn played three different positions in the game.Ly Ying’s hard strike in the 34th minute was saved by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.Attendance was announced at 13,230. June 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Alex Morgan scores, US women beat China 1-0 Written by Associated Press
December 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Merrill leads Utah State past NAIA Eastern Oregon, 84-57 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 28 points and Utah State closed out its nonconference schedule by walloping NAIA-member Eastern Oregon, 84-57 on Friday night.The Aggies (10-3) open Mountain West Conference play Wednesday at Nevada.Utah State built a 19-point advantage in the first half, taking a 45-26 lead at the break.Merrill hit 9 of his 14 field goal attempts and was 4 of 7 from distance. Neemias Queta and Justin Bean added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Collectively, the Aggies were 30 of 67 from the field, including 7 of 24 from behind the arc.The Mountaineers got 16 points from Jordan May and 10 from Jarek Schetzle.Utah State is now 2-0 all-time against Eastern Oregon, with the first win coming in the 1941-42 season. The Aggies have never lost to a regular season game to a non-Division I opponent and they are 26-0 against teams from the NAIA. Associated Press Tags: Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 3 Detroit 2, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 4 Chi White Sox 3, 10 InningsNY Yankees 5 Boston 3Cleveland 1 Seattle 0Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 1Minnesota 4 Toronto 1Texas 5 LA Angels 4Oakland 2 Houston 1NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 3 NY Mets 2St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3LA Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 2Washington 9 San Francisco 6Chi Cubs 6 Miami 0Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 InningsNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston 99 Indiana 91Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99Houston 118 Utah 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 6 Toronto 4Dallas 5 Nashville 1OT Colorado 3 Calgary 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERVancouver 1 Los Angeles FC 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/17/19 Written by Beau Lund
Lawyers for the two schools argued their cases Monday before a Utah High School Activities Association panel. The Duchesne School District claims an Intermountain parent nearly assaulted the Tabiona head coach and the Intermountain coach threatened a Tabiona player. May 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local 2 Utah high schools feud over game day allegations Written by Tags: ICS Lions/Intermountain Christian School/Racism/Tabiona High School/Tabiona Tigers/UHSAA The Intermountain attorney says Tabiona administrators did nothing to stop the racist taunts. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Two Utah high schools are calling for disciplinary action against each other over allegations of racial slurs, threats and an attempted assault following boys basketball games. Associated Press The Duchesne attorney says no one affiliated with Tabiona’s administration or team was at fault. Intermountain Christian School claims racial slurs were yelled at its head coach at a basketball game against Tabiona High School in mid-January. The association says a disciplinary action decision will likely be issued within 10 days.
The moment Dell Curry realized @Drake was wearing his jersey (via @TheUndefeated) pic.twitter.com/OdptpAETXg— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019That wasn’t the only part of Drake’s wardrobe that had Twitter talking. The rapper had a strategically placed armband on his left arm throughout the game and it wasn’t because he was sweating. Drake has two tattoos of Warriors stars’ Steph Curry and Kevin Durant’s numbers above the inside of his right elbow. Friends turned foes for this series, he covered the tattoos with a Nike armband. Draymond is not worried about Drake. pic.twitter.com/1qP1nujjb7— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019The Raptors won, defeating the Warriors 118-109.We’ll see if the Raptors can “Take Care” of the Warriors again in game two on Sunday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by From friends to foes. pic.twitter.com/IyPXbmJTgr— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019Drake has drawn some heat for his “Worst Behavior” sideline antics, including massaging Raptor’s head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders during the Raptors series against the Milwaukee Bucks during the eastern conference finals. This didn’t seem to faze the star during game one, who had plenty of interactions with Golden State players from his courtside seat.Warriors center Andre Iguodala almost took out Drake as he dove for a ball in the second quarter. The rapper had to “Jumpman” out of the way in the nick of time to avoid the collision. Drake rocking a signed Dell Curry Raptors jersey for Game 1 of the #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/SMJFi4Tinx— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019 Iggy almost took out Drake pic.twitter.com/64CYWrmRyY— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019Stephen Curry also has his fair share of interactions with Drake. The rapper posted a video to his Instagram with a video of him pulling lint out of Curry’s hair while the two chatted on the court. The caption joked that he would sell the lint on eBay while taking a dig at Warriors forward Draymond Green.Green and Drake had a heated sideline exchange after Thursday night’s game, where Drake appeared to yell “you’re trash” to the Warriors forward as he was pushed away by his teammate Curry. Green continued to yell at the rapper as he walked toward the tunnel to head into the locker room. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVaughn Ridley/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Drake made his presence known at last night’s Toronto Raptors game versus the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA finals.The rapper made “Headlines” as he rocked a vintage Dell Curry Toronto Raptors jersey courtside in an effort to “troll” Warriors star and Dell’s son Stephen Curry. Dell Curry played for the Toronto Raptors from 1999 to 2002 and retired with the team. To take trolling from “0 to 100,” the jersey was even signed by Dell Curry himself. Drake appeared to cover up his Steph Curry and Kevin Durant tattoos for Game 1 of the #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/T3SLyAaNS0— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019 When asked about the altercation in a postgame interview, Green downplayed the situation, saying, “It wasn’t really a scuffle because I didn’t hit him and he didn’t hit me. I didn’t push him and he didn’t push me. We talked, we barked a little bit but I wouldn’t necessarily consider that a scuffle.” Beau Lund May 31, 2019 /Sports News – National The reason Drake rocked an armband at Thursday’s NBA Finals game Drake had some words for Draymond after the Raptors’ Game 1 #NBAFinals win pic.twitter.com/d0NCKKFFHE— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailYobab/iStock(NEW YORK) — Michael Phelps’ 18-year-reign as the world-record holder in the 200m butterfly came to an end Wednesday.Kristof Milak, a 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer, set a new record of 1:50.73 in the event at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea, shattering Phelps’ time of 1:51.51, according to international federation FINA.STOP THE PRESSES! A fantastic new World Record from 19-year old Kristóf Milák of Hungary in the Men’s 200m Fly beating Michael Phelps old mark of 1:51.51, set a decade ago in Rome, with a new time of 1:50.73…Outstanding! #Swimming #FINAGwangju2019 pic.twitter.com/Qr2DiOGDG3— FINA (@fina1908) July 24, 2019Phelps, 34, clocked in with that time in 2009 at the worlds in Rome, but held the title since 2001.“As frustrated as I am to see that record go down, I couldn’t be happier to see how he did it,” Phelps told the New York Times. “That kid’s last 100 was incredible. He put together a great 200 fly from start to finish.”Milak posted a video from the event to his official Facebook page, along with a “feeling happy” tag. He took home the gold medal from the event, in addition to setting the record.Daiya Seto, of Japan, came in second place at 1.53.86. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 25, 2019 /Sports News – National 19-year-old Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps’ 200m fly world record Written by
Written by Tags: Micah Hannemann/Tampa Bay Vipers/XFL Brad James October 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former BYU Safety Micah Hannemann Selected By The Tampa Bay Vipers Wednesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTAMFORD, Conn.-Wednesday, as the XFL Draft concluded, former BYU safety Micah Hannemann was selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers, with their sixth of 10 defensive back selections.Hannemann starred with the Cougars in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017, posting four career interceptions (including one returned for a score), 14 passes defensed, one sack, 2.5 tackles for a loss and 123 total tackles.Hannemann was the last XFL draft pick from a Utah-based school.
Written by Tags: BYU Football/Western Kentucky Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-In news released Friday morning, it appears BYU football will receive a treat on Halloween as the Cougars have obtained a game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at LaVell Edwards Stadium.This is per news from Stadium College Football insider Brett McMurphy.Western Kentucky will visit BYU on Oct. 31, sources told @Stadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 21, 2020The Cougars and Hilltoppers have never met on the gridiron.Western Kentucky has been playing at the NCAA FBS level since 2007, posting an 82-82 (.500) record in that span.Having played football since 1908, the Hilltoppers are 581-402-31 (.588) all-time and were a highly successful program at the NCAA I-AA (currently FCS) level.In 2002, Western Kentucky won the NCAA I-AA level under head coach Jack Harbaugh, the father of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.The Hilltoppers, of Bowling Green, Ky., currently represent Conference USA, having joined this league in 2014.Western Kentucky is coached by second-year head coach Tyson Helton, who led the Hilltoppers to a 9-4 record last season. Brad James August 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Receives Halloween Game Against Western Kentucky
Tags: Jordan Clarkson/NBA/Utah Jazz January 17, 2021 /Sports News – Local Clarkson helps Jazz to 5th straight, beat Nuggets 109-105 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER (AP) — Reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and the Utah Jazz beat the Nuggets 109-105 in a rematch of their thrilling first-round playoff series last season that Denver captured in seven games.Rudy Gobert finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds in a game in which Mitchell struggled with his shot, going 7 of 20 from the field. But Mitchell hit a clutch fadeaway with 1:01 remaining and with Denver staging a late rally. He also had seven assists as the Jazz won their fifth straight game.Nikola Jokic finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, while Jamal Murray chipped in 30 for the Nuggets. Written by Associated Press
April 1, 2021 /Sports News – National How these female coaches are breaking barriers in the MLB FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy Danielle Genet, ABC News(NEW YORK) — April 1 is Opening Day for the sport long considered America’s “favorite pastime.” This season, MLB will have a record 23 female coaches in its lineup — either on the field or in professional-development roles. Among the women starting this season is 30-year-old Bianca Smith, who made history in January as the first Black woman hired as a minor league coach by the Boston Red Sox.“It was crazy,” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America of the moment she landed the role. “I’d been interviewing for a scouting position so the fact that they offered a coaching position was huge for me.” Smith, who had juggled multiple jobs and internships in the past, including assistant athletic director at Carroll University, is expected to primarily instruct minor leaguers in Fort Myers, Florida.She said her love of the sport started at an early age and was passed down by her mother, who died in 2013. “She’s the one who introduced me to the game when I was 3,” Smith shared. “She is a diehard Yankees fan. She would actually be cringing if she saw me even in the [Red Sox] sweatshirt right now.”Still, Smith said her mom was the person who motivated her as a kid. “She was the one who pushed me to play softball,” said Smith. “And she was the one who pushed me to just pursue my dream.”In 2019, 33-year-old Rachel Balkovec was hired by the Yankees as the first full-time female hitting coach in the minor leagues. “I mean the first word that comes to mind is just gratitude, just so many people involved and not just the men who have supported me and hired me, but also women that have come before me, so just really grateful,” Balkovec told GMA.Her role with the Yankees isn’t the first time she’s made history in professional baseball. In 2014, she was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals as the first full-time female strength and conditioning coordinator in the minor leagues.Balkovec said her mission is not just to excel as a coach on the field, but also be a “visible idea” to young girls of what’s possible since she said she didn’t have women working in baseball as role models when she was growing up. She uses social media to share her message as well as work as a mentor with young women. “I just understand that when I signed the paperwork with a major league organization. … I just understood that I was signing up for two jobs,” Balkovec shared. “I just know that being a visible idea is something that I know I need to do, but also what is on my heart and what I want to do.” As women breaking into a male-dominated industry, Balkovec and Smith said there are roadblocks and barriers that come with it.“With some perspective, I just always say, being an underdog is an advantage, and I’m glad that I had a longer path,” Balkovec explained. “It’s a gift when someone doesn’t respect you upfront and you have to earn it, because it means that much more when you do earn their respect.” Smith agreed, adding, “It’s that much more fun when people underestimate you and you prove them wrong.” Alyssa Nakken, 30, who made history as the first female full-time coach hired by a major league team when she was promoted to assistant coach by the San Francisco Giants, echoed Balkovec and Smith’s outlook on breaking barriers in a male-dominated industry. “Naturally we tend to just fall into comfort zones and like linear paths … and I think what’s really the most fun and interesting is when you sort of take a step or a turn off that path and then find yourself in a position that has never been done before,” Nakken said. “And then you can help guide and lead the way in helping others get to where they may not know where their ceiling is, and you may be able to help them find something that they never thought that they could do before.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund