Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Former Salt Lake C.C. pitching star Ben Weese has committed to continue his collegiate playing career at BYU, per an announcement released by the SLCC athletic department Thursday.Weese, a left-hander who starred at Mountain Crest High School, went 9-1 for the Bruins, posting 66 strikeouts on the season while netting an ERA of 3.15 and leading the squad in innings pitched with 68.2 innings in 2018.Weese is the second Salt Lake C.C. baseball star to continue his career as last month, left-handed pitcher Sterling Lay signed with the Division II Montana State-Billings Yellow Jackets. Brad James June 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weese Commits To Continue Career at BYU Tags: Ben Weese/BYU Baseball/MSU-Billings Yellowjackets/SLCC Baseball/Sterling Lay
In other words Hue we play the browns twice tell us what you know …— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) November 13, 2018“In other words Hue we play the [Browns] twice tell us what you know,” Randall tweeted.On Monday, Lewis responded to questions about his plans for defensive plays going forward, saying, “I’ve got a plan,” according to ESPN. Regarding plans for Jackson to join the Bengals, Lewis simply replied, “Watch and see.”The Bengals have not revealed details about the length or terms of Jackson’s contract. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Former Browns coach Jackson to assist Bengals’ coach Lewis on defensive duties https://t.co/YiEQP5y8gk— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) November 13, 2018 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN(CINCINNATI) — The third time might be the charm for former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson. For the third time, Jackson is returning to Cincinnati, where he’ll be special assistant to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, ESPN reports.Lewis said Tuesday in a statement that he has “a great comfort level with Hue,” and suggested Jackson could most assist him on game days, specifically with opponent analysis and defense. The Bengals have just fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin after the team’s recent 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints.For his part, Jackson said he is “pleased” to be onboard with the Bengals, and “[looks] forward to doing my part to help it finish strong this season.”But some believe the Bengals’ decision to acquire Jackson is no coincidence, with the Bengals and Browns scheduled to face off twice in the remainder of the season. They’ll play Nov. 25 in Cincinnati and on Dec. 23 in Cleveland.ESPN highlights tweets by Browns cornerback Damarious Randall Tuesday. Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailIRVINE, Calif.-Hannah Robins posted 6 points and 6 rebounds in pacing the Southern Utah women’s basketball team as they fell 75-58 to the UC Irvine Anteaters Tuesday at the Bren Events Center.Robins, a former Juab High star, continues to contribute to new head coach Tracy Sanders’ squad in a positive manner.Peyton Shephered, a former North Sevier star added 2 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Thunderbirds.The Southern Utah women are next in action Friday at UC Davis against the Aggies before returning to the America First Event Center November 27 to host in-state foe Brigham Young. Tags: BYU/Hannah Robins/Peyton Shepherd/SUU Women’s Basketball/Tracy Sanders/UC Davis/UC Irvine Anteaters November 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hannah Robins Steps Up in SUU Women’s Basketbal Loss Written by Brad James
“At halftime, we talked about how we had been in that position, but on the other side, the last time we played them,” Van Dyke said. “We just were determined to not let them do what we did to them.” UCLA alternated between a 2-3 zone and a 3-2 zone in the first half and switched to man-to-man defense in the second half. The Bruins couldn’t do enough to slow the Utes down and trailed by as many as 27 points before halftime. Freshman center Moses Brown did not play for UCLA after committing an unspecified violation of the school’s student-athlete code of conduct. Brown entered the game as the Bruins’ leading rebounder and shot blocker. He is averaging 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks to go with 10.2 points per game. His status for the Pac-12 Tournament is undetermined. Barefield scored 29 points to lead the Utes. Timmy Allen added 17 points and Donnie Tillman chipped in 14 for the Utes. Parker Van Dyke scored 12 points and dished out five assists. Utah: The Utes swept the season series with UCLA and clinched the third seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. It gives Utah a valuable bye into the quarterfinal round on Thursday. Barefield made three 3-pointers and Van Dyke added another to help the Utes carve out a 19-6 lead only five minutes into the game. “The worst thing we could have done is just move the ball around the perimeter,” guard Sedrick Barefield said. “We did a good job of getting the ball in the middle and just working from there.” Utah ripped off a 23-4 run to take a 51-24 lead with 2:54 left before halftime. Tillman capped the decisive spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers. The Utes scored six straight baskets to finish off the run, with Tillman accounting for four of the six. UCLA: An inability to run Utah off the 3-point line in the first half assured the Bruins trailed for the final 39 minutes of the contest and ended the regular season with back-to-back losses. THE BIG PICTURE UCLA cut the deficit to single digits three times, the final time when Bernard’s layup trimmed Utah’s lead to 28-20. That’s as close as the Bruins would get in the first half. UCLA (16-15, 9-9) dropped both games on its final regular-season road trip, assuring its worst regular-season finish since 2015-16. Tags: Pac 12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball UP NEXT The Utes overwhelmed UCLA by knocking down one 3-pointer after another on their way to beating the Bruins 92-81 on Saturday. Utah shot 45 percent from the perimeter overall and made 17 3-pointers to clinch a third-place Pac-12 finish. MISSING MOSES The Bruins outscored Utah 22-6 over a six-minute stretch spanning both halves and cut the deficit to 57-46 on a 3-pointer from Wilkes. Riley Battin hit a pair of corner 3s and Barefield also scored a pair of baskets to finally halt the run and boost Utah’s lead to 69-49. UCLA strung together one more rally. The Bruins hit three straight baskets, the last a 3-pointer from Singleton, to cut the deficit to 75-67. UCLA would not get any closer and the Utes put it away when Barefield and Van Dyke hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Utah a 91-76 lead with 58.1 seconds left. Utah: The Utes will play in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday. “I wish we had more than nine conference wins, but I’m proud of the nine we’ve got,” interim coach Murray Bartow said. “They battled. We just got way too far down on the road. When you’re 20 down, it’s hard to come back.” March 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah beats UCLA 92-81, clinches Pac-12 no. 3 seed PASSING FANCY Utah climbed to a huge lead before halftime, in part, because the team did an excellent job sharing the ball and playing mistake free. The Utes had 13 assists on 17 baskets and committed just two turnovers. It marked the second straight game where the Utes started strong in the first half and they improved 14-0 when leading at halftime this season. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s evolution into one of the most dangerous teams from the perimeter in the Pac-12 paid huge dividends in the team’s regular-season finale. The Utes sank 11 of 20 from outside in the first half alone. On the other end, the Bruins missed all seven attempts from 3-point range before halftime. Kris Wilkes scored 20 points to lead UCLA. David Singleton and Jules Bernard each scored 13 and Jalen Hill added 12 points and 13 rebounds. UCLA: The Bruins will play in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Wednesday. Associated Press “We played the game the right way,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. “It was incredible – the assist-to-turnover ratio at halftime. Guys shared the ball. We got out in transition. I thought our defense fueled us.” Written by Utah broke the zone by being patient in working for the right shots. Utah (17-13, 11-7 Pac-12) won for the third time in four games.
March 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Five-Run Inning Fuels BYU Rally The Cougars used a five-run eighth inning to take their first lead of the game after trailing 3-2This marks the first time BYU has beaten Oregon since 1979 with the Cougars ending a four-game losing streak to the DucksBrock Hale’s blast over the center field fence in the fifth marked his fourth home run of the year Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball Freshman Reid McLaughlin improved to 4-0 after throwing the seventh and eighth innings, striking out three with no runs or hits. Freshman Ben Weese came on in the fifth, getting a key third out with two runners in scoring position before pitching a scoreless sixth. Freshman Drew Zimmerman came in the top of the ninth inning, striking out two batters on his way to securing the win for the Cougars. Brock Hale: 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 RMitch McIntyre: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, RKeaton Kringlen: 2-4, RBI, RAbraham Valdez: 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI, R BYU returns to conference play, opening a three-game series against Saint Mary’s on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. MT at Miller Field. Live coverage will be available on BYUtv Digital and the game will be broadcast on BYU Radio and ESPN 960. Written by The Cougars answered in the bottom of the second when senior Keaton Kringlen sent a grounder through the gap between the first and second basemen, bringing freshman Austin Deming home to tie the score 1-1. Still down by a run, Hale reached safely on a bang-bang play at first base on an infield single, then sophomore Jackson Cluff was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. After the second out of the inning, McIntyre stepped up in the clutch, smashing the ball to the left field fence for a double to bring in both runners and take the lead. Oregon (12-10, 2-4 Pac-12) opened up the scoring with a run scoring on a double down the left field line take the early lead over BYU (18-5, 4-2 WCC) in the second inning. Kringlen followed with a bunt to reach safely, then Valdez followed by doubling to right field to score two more. Valdez finished out the inning by scoring via a single by sophomore Danny Gelalich to give BYU the lead 7-3 lead. Game Summary Player Highlights The Ducks scored a run in both the fourth and fifth innings to reclaim the lead. After three scoreless innings for BYU, senior Brock Hale sent a ball over the center field fence for a solo shot, his fourth home run of the season, to cut the lead to 3-2. “It’s what we’ve done all year long,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Stay close, stay close, grind out at-bats and finally break it open a little bit.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Sophomore Mitch McIntyre and junior Abraham Valdez each drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as BYU baseball came from behind to win 7-3 over Oregon on Tuesday at Miller Field. Robert Lovell
The Cougars’ leader in batting average remains senior infielder Brian Hsu (.389). Cluff leads BYU with 37 RBI and senior outfielder Brock Hale (7 home runs) is the Cougars’ home run leader. Brad James Written by Tags: Billy Cook/Brian Hsu/Brock Hale/BYU Baseball/Chandler Cooper/Easton Walker/Jackson Cluff/Jordan Wood/Justin Sterner/Matthew Kanfer/Pepperdine Baseball/Quincy McAfee/West Coast Conference Despite the Cougars’ struggles on the field this past week, sophomore infielder Jackson Cluff was named as a collegiate baseball player of the week and as the WCC’s player of the week by batting .538, netting seven hits and 10 RBI. The Waves lead the Cougars all-time 29-18-1. April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Hosts Pepperdine This Weekend The pitcher for BYU Thursday is senior right-handed pitcher Jordan Wood. Friday, the Cougars will go with sophomore right-hander Easton Walker and Saturday, BYU goes with sophomore right-handed pitcher Justin Sterner. Pepperdine’s leading pitcher is sophomore right-handed pitcher Chandler Cooper (3-1). FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-This weekend, BYU baseball (22-8, 8-4 in West Coast Conference play) hosts Pepperdine (16-12, 7-5 in conference play) as the West Coast Conference series continues for both squads Thursday through Saturday. The Waves are led by junior infielder Quincy McAfee (a .380 batting average), senior outfielder Matthew Kanfer (22 RBI) and sophomore infielder Billy Cook (5 home runs).
July 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake beats Crew 1-0 Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Sam Johnson scored his third goal in two games and Real Salt Lake beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night.Johnson, a 26-year old who signed with Real Salt Lake (8-8-2) on Feb. 4, has eight goals in 16 MLS appearances.Aaron Herrera played an arcing clearance from near the top of the 6-yard box into the attacking half, Sam Johnson outraced two Columbus defenders to the ball and, from the center of the area, rolled it past charging goalkeeper Joe Bendik to make it 1-0 in the 38th minute.Columbus (5-11-2), which is in winless in its past seven games, had just seven shots — none on target.Real Salt Lake has allowed just one goal in its past three games after a 4-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on June 1. Associated Press
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAjosch/AFP via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) — Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder and world champion from France, was killed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday, authorities said. She was 40.The accident occurred in Switzerland’s canton of Uri shortly before noon. A group of four French citizens were freeriding down a mountain, Gemsstock, when a slab of snow broke loose, according to a press release from Uri cantonal police. Freeriding is a style of snowboarding or skiing performed on ungroomed backcountry terrain, without a set course.Three people were swept away by the avalanche, sliding down the slope. A search and rescue team that included a helicopter and two avalanche search dogs were deployed to the area. But by the time they arrived, two people were “completely buried” and didn’t survive, police said. The third was airlifted to a hospital for their injuries, according to police, who didn’t reveal the victims’ names.It was unclear what caused the deadly avalanche, police said.The French Ski Federation released a statement Wednesday that didn’t specify the location of the avalanche but identified the two dead as Pomagalski and Bruno Cutelli, a guide and a mountain rescue unit member.“With nine World Cup podiums, Julie was passionate about snowboarding and mountains,” the federation said.Pomagalski, who was from the resort town of Meribel in the French Alps, won a gold medal in the women’s snowboard cross at the world championships in 1999 and a silver medal in the women’s parallel giant slalom at the world championships in 2003. She also competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, both times placing sixth in the women’s giant parallel slalom.The French National Olympic and Sports Committee took to Twitter on Wednesday to offer its condolences.“The tragic death of Julie, snowboard world champion and Olympian, leaves the France OLY team in mourning for one of their own,” the organization tweeted.French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu also tweeted her condolences.“Too young to leave,” Maracineanu said. “She was a champion, victorious over the big globe. Her golden generation marked French snowboarding.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by March 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Former Olympic snowboarder Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanche
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmaillittleny/iStockBy Ivan Pereira, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Across the country, tens of millions of Americans received a tangible bill of health following their vaccinations against the coronavirus.And in New York’s biggest arenas, that vaccination card will be their ticket back to indoor events.This week, Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center will be the first major indoor sports venues to allow fans who show proof of full vaccination to purchase tickets to NBA and NHL games, albeit with limited seating and a mask mandate.Ben Diamond, a Knicks and Rangers fan who started the blog Concrete New York, that has chronicled the city’s sports fans’ thoughts and experiences during the pandemic, told ABC News that he and other fans were relieved when the arena announced the plan.“I’d personally feel better going to the Garden if I was fully vaccinated, and knew that others had their shots,” said Diamond, 25, who received his first vaccine shot last week.Public health experts and business experts predict that more indoor businesses will ask for vaccination confirmations from customers as more locations begin reopening. However, they warned that such a program would not immediately bring their businesses back to pre-pandemic times, as millions of Americans are still waiting for their shots and thousands of new COVID-19 cases are still recorded daily.Dr. Dean Winslow, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told ABC News that MSG and Barclays Center’s strategy is effective since it doesn’t rely heavily on vaccination rates to safely allow fans inside.The arenas are only at 10% capacity, and any ticket buyer that is not 14 days out of their second shot will have to present a negative coronavirus test, according to MSG’s website. All fans must also adhere to the mask mandate, regardless of their vaccination status.“I do think people do have to understand that any time you have to gather indoors, outside of your immediate family, you are assuming a risk, but the risk [at MSG] is manageable,” Winslow told ABC News.Winslow said other sports locations will likely be instituting similar policies during the spring and summer if they want to welcome their fans back safely — but it may take time.“Right now, with such a small percentage vaccinated, it’s going to be a few months before you see these policies adopted on a widespread basis,” he predicted.Lauren Bock Mullins, an assistant professor of management at the College of Staten Island, told ABC News the policy will likely go beyond sporting events.Indoor businesses that have been most impacted by the pandemic, such as movie theaters, concert halls, shops and restaurants, have been yearning to get their customers back without spreading the virus, she said.In many cities and towns, those businesses have reopened and have strict health policies, including limited seating and mask mandates.Mullins said a proof of vaccination option may be used by bigger businesses and chains first, but smaller mom-and-pops will be keeping their eyes on the plan’s effectiveness.“If they do it well, I don’t see why others would not want to follow suit,” Mullins told ABC News.Public health experts warned that businesses that do impose a policy that allows for more vaccinated customers to enter a venue need to be careful.Philip Alcabes, the director of the public health program at Hunter College, said that the country’s vaccination rate is moving at a good pace nationally, but there are still some counties that are lagging behind, particularly in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.Proof of vaccination policies, at this point, would accentuate the vaccine inequality on an economic level, Alcabes said.“These sorts of systems that require people to show proof of something always invite opportunities to have inequities,” Alcabes told ABC News.The professor added that there is still the threat of rising cases from the COVID-19 variants, and people need to stick to social distancing, even if they already received their shots, until more people are vaccinated.Alcabes said if indoor businesses do start implementing the proof of vaccination policy, people who have been hesitant to get the vaccine may do so, if only to begin resuming their normal lives.Diamond said he has heard from a lot of sports fans in the New York area who are more than willing to get their shots and return to their pre-pandemic activities.He said fans feel a sense of appreciation and acknowledgment when they see rewards being offered to those getting vaccinated.“Some fans will say, ‘OK I don’t want to miss out on this,’” Diamond said. “They feel they’ve done a good job being safe.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 31, 2021 /Sports News – National NYC sports arenas welcoming fully vaccinated fans back, other businesses may follow
Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions, today announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Alterra Energy, an innovative chemical recycling technology company. Neste’s equity investment supports Alterra Energy’s expansion. The collaboration between the companies will include joint technology development and global technology licensing, enabling the partners to collaborate in commercializing Alterra’s proprietary thermochemical liquefaction technology in Europe.Alterra’s technology enables a broad range of plastic waste streams from diverse post-consumer sources to be liquefied into a material similar to crude oil. Such material can be flexibly processed and upgraded by companies like Neste into high-quality feedstock for polymers and chemicals production.The companies are working together towards a global rollout of Alterra’s liquefaction technology with a strong initial focus on Europe, a leading market in the global transition towards making plastics value chains fully circular. With this, the companies aim to accelerate the adoption of chemical recycling and develop capacity to turn hard-to-recycle plastic waste into high-quality, high-performance polymers and chemicals. The collaboration of the companies supports Alterra Energy’s target of commencing the construction of a state-of-the-art liquefaction site in Europe during 2021.Alterra’s existing industrial-scale waste plastics liquefaction plant in Akron, Ohio produces commercial volumes that can already be refined and upgraded into high-quality feedstock for plastics and chemicals. This, together with Neste’s refining capability, enables sustainability-oriented brands globally to start introducing recycled content into their products and offerings.“Collaboration with Alterra Energy strengthens Neste’s ecosystem of partnerships that are aimed at accelerating the transition to a circular plastics economy. It demonstrates our commitment to continue developing the chemical recycling industry by supporting some of the leading companies in commercializing promising technologies. This partnership also supports Neste’s aim of building new business growth based on chemical recycling, while marking another significant step towards our target of processing more than one million tons of plastic waste from 2030 onwards,” says Mercedes Alonso, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals at Neste.“The Neste-Alterra partnership will unlock the full potential of the circular economy, bringing our technology to more partners around the world, creating a cleaner planet,” said Alterra’s CEO Frederic Schmuck. “Neste is a world leader in renewable and circular solutions and its endorsement of Alterra’s proprietary process is both extremely rewarding and validating.” Alterra’s industrial-scale waste plastics liquefaction unit in Akron, Ohio. (Credit: Alterra.) The collaboration between Neste and Alterra Energy will include joint technology development and global technology licensing, enabling the partners to collaborate in commercializing Alterra’s proprietary thermochemical liquefaction technology in Europe Source: Company Press Release