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Jazz GM Justin Zanik shares kidney failure diagnosis, transplant plans

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 1, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik announced he's been experiencing kidney failure and is scheduled to undergo a transplant from a living donor Tuesday. Zanik, 50, the Jazz's general manager since 2017, said he got the diagnosis about three weeks ago following repeated urging from his wife, Gina, to see a...

Utah State hires Jerrod Calhoun to take over men’s basketball program

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LOGAN, Utah, March 30, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah State wasted little time finding its new head men's basketball coach, luring longtime Youngstown State coach Jerrod Calhoun to Logan. Calhoun, 42, guided Youngstown State to unprecedented success over the past seven years, including the program's first back-to-back 20-win campaigns the past two seasons. "I look forward to making Aggie Nation proud...

Idaho governor, other state officials decry ‘racist’ incidents against U of U women’s basketball team members

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, March 26, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) -- The Governor of Idaho has weighed in after racist incidents allegedly targeting University of Utah Women's Basketball players in the area to compete in the NCAA Tournament, hosted in its Spokane location by Gonzaga University. An investigative task force released a statement on the case, saying players from Utah and another...

Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani denies betting on sports

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March 25 (UPI) — Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani on Monday steadfastly denied any involvement in sports betting or the gambling activities of his friend and former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara. Appearing on a live video feed set up by the Dodgers as they prepared for their domestic home opener this week, baseball's biggest star declared he had never bet on any sporting events...

Red Rocks earn No. 2 seed at NCAA Regional gymnastics meet in Florida

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 24, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — The University of Utah gymnastics team will be the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Regional in Gainsville, Florida. The Red Rocks enter the regional meet ranked No. 5 overall and will be in action in the second round beginning at 11 a.m. MDT Friday. Joining Utah in the afternoon session...

Danny Sprinkle leaving Utah State after 1 season to take Washington job

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LOGAN, Utah, March 25, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Danny Sprinkle is leaving Utah State after just one season to become the head men's basketball coach at the University of Washington. Sprinkle, who guided Utah State to a Mountain West Conference regular-season title, an NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's first victory in the Big Dance since 2001, was announced as...

Jazz guard Kris Dunn suspended 2 games following fight vs. Rockets

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 24, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Jazz guard Kris Dunn has been suspended two games for initiating an altercation and throwing a punch at Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr., the NBA announced Sunday. Smith was suspended one game for fighting with Dunn during the Rockets' 147-119 victory over the Jazz on Saturday night at...

Utah wins 4th consecutive Pac-12 gymnastics title in conference finale

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, March 23, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — The University of Utah won its fourth consecutive Pac-12 women's gymnastics title in the storied conference's final championship meet. It was the first four-peat for the Red Rocks, who scored a 198 to win the 2024 Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday night at the Maverik Center. Utah fell short of the...

Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter fired amid theft allegations, gambling probe

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March 21 (UPI) — The Los Angeles Dodgers fired interpreter Ippei Mizuhara amid lawyers' claims that star player Shohei Ohtani was a victim of "a massive theft," related to Mizuhara's multimillion-dollar gambling debt. "The Dodgers are aware of media reports and are gathering information," the Dodgers said Wednesday in a statement. "The team can confirm that interpreter Ippei Mizuhara has...

Former Weber State great, Big Sky MVP Jonah Williams joins Vikings

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OGDEN, Utah, March 19, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Former Weber State great Jonah Williams will be wearing purple again next season in the NFL. Williams, an All-American and Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP with the Wildcats, has signed a free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings following three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. The Meridian, Idaho, native had his best pro...

Former BYU DB Michael Davis bolts from Chargers, joins Commanders

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PROVO, Utah, March 18, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Former BYU defensive back Michael Davis has found a new NFL home with the Washington Commanders. Davis, who spent his first seven pro seasons with the Chargers, has signed a free-agent contract with the Commanders, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound cornerback played in 107...

Weber State great Taron Johnson lands $31M deal to stay with Bills

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OGDEN, Utah, March 18, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Former Weber State great Taron Johnson has signed a three-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills that makes him the NFL's highest-paid nickel cornerback. Johnson, 27, was rewarded Monday for his first All-Pro season, landing a deal that ESPN's Adam Schefter reported is worth $31 million. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound cornerback totaled a career-high...

Season continues for BYU women’s basketball team in inaugural WBIT

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PROVO, Utah, March 17, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — The BYU women's basketball team has been invited to complete in the inaugural Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament and will face Santa Clara on Thursday. The Cougars (16-16 overall, 6-12 Big 12 Conference) will travel to Santa Clara, California, to face the fourth-seeded Broncos (24-8, 12-4 West Coast) in the 32-team WBIT. Game...

Runnin’ Utes get No. 2 seed in NIT, first-round matchup with UC Irvine

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 17, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — The college basketball season will continue for the Runnin' Utes in the National Invitation Tournament. Utah (19-14 overall, 9-11 Pac-12 Conference) will host UC Irvine (24-9, 17-3 Big West) in the NIT's first round at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Huntsman Center. The game will be televised by ESPN2. The Utes...