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Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) For Utah, one era is ending. FILE- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) plays in the first half during Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 26, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. Rudy Gobert has been traded by the Jazz to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, a person with knowledge of the blockbuster deal said. Utah is getting four first-round picks between 2023 and 2029, along with Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley and a first-round pick this year in Walker Kessler, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday, July 1, 2022, on condition of anonymity because the NBA had not approved the deal and neither team could announce it publicly. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File) For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning. The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert — a three-time defensive player of the year — to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks,

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Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024 – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr., right, tries to get by Southern California forward Isaiah Mobley during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on March 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. UCLA and Southern California are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. A person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 30, 2022, on condition of anonymity because the schools’ talks with the Big Ten have not been made public said the schools have taken steps to request an invitation to join the conference. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big Ten the first conference to stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The announcement, which caught the Pac-12 off-guard, came almost a year after Oklahoma and Texas formally accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025. Big

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Nets acquire Royce O’Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) reacts after being fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and Philadelphia’s first-round pick that was previously acquired by Brooklyn. O’Neale has appeared in 370 NBA games in five seasons in Utah, averaging 6.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He has shot 44.8% from the field in his career. The 29-year-old appeared in and started 77 games this past season, averaging a career-high 7.4 points and 31.2 minutes. The 6-foot-6 O’Neale has seen action in 40 career playoff games with 29 starts, averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.9 minutes per game. Prior to signing with Utah, played one season apiece in Spain and Germany. After playing two seasons at the University of Denver (2011-13), O’Neale played two seasons at Baylor

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Celtics’ Will Hardy takes over as coach of Jazz – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – Former San Antonio Spurs summer league head coach Will Hardy looks on during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game against the Utah Jazz on July 7, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the new coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) As the Utah Jazz spent time talking to candidates to become their next coach, Will Hardy quickly rose to the top of their list. And that’s where he stayed. Hardy was announced as the coach of the Jazz on Wednesday, a day after the sides came to an agreement in principle. He’ll be a head coach in the NBA for the first time and, at 34, is currently the league’s youngest coach. “As our search committee went through this process, Will really separated himself among a group of extremely talented candidates,” Jazz general manager Justin Zanik said. “We’re eager to get to work with him as we continue our pursuit of bringing an NBA championship to Utah.” Hardy goes to Utah after spending this past season as an assistant

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US women beat Colombia 2-0; World Cup qualifying next – Cache Valley Daily

U.S. midfielder Ashley Sanchez plays the ball against Colombia during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SANDY, Utah (AP) — Kelley O’Hara scored in the 77th minute after a lengthy lightning delay, and the U.S. women beat Colombia 2-0 on Tuesday night in their final tuneup ahead of World Cup qualifying. The United States extended its unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning was reported near Rio Tinto Stadium in the 75th minute, causing play to be suspended for more than 30 minutes. It was the second of two games against Colombia as both teams prepare for World Cup qualifying in July. The U.S. will try for a third straight World Cup title next summer in Australia and New Zealand. The Americans went ahead on an own goal from Colombia’s Manuela Vanegas off a cross from U.S. right back Sofia Huerta. It was the fifth own goal from a U.S. opponent this year. O’Hara, a veteran defender, scored her third international goal and first since 2016. “The takeaways were that we do have a very good team and that we found a way to get

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Celtics’ Hardy accepts offer to become Jazz coach – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – Former San Antonio Spurs summer league head coach Will Hardy looks on during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game against the Utah Jazz on July 7, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the new coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Hardy and the Jazz were in the process of finalizing contract language, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced the deal publicly. Hardy will become an NBA head coach for the first time. He will replace Quin Snyder, who decided to leave the Jazz earlier this month after eight seasons. ESPN and The Athletic first reported the agreement between Hardy and the Jazz. Hardy spent one season in Boston, helping the Celtics reach the NBA Finals. His previous 11 seasons were spent with the San Antonio Spurs, starting as a basketball operations

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Utah Jazz unveil new uniforms and dust off an old one – Cache Valley Daily

New Utah Jazz jerseys for the 2022-23 season. SALT LAKE CITY – As if fans of the Utah Jazz didn’t have enough to debate about and fume over in their off-season (trade rumors, who the next head coach might be), on Friday the franchise unveiled new uniforms for the upcoming season that have been met with a lot of criticism on social media. The new jerseys feature combinations of yellow, black and white which are stark departures from the team’s traditional (and original) purple, gold, blue and green pallet that tied the franchise to its New Orleans and Mardi Gras origins. However, the team announced it will also be dusting off the Purple Mountain jersey which was primarily worn by the team during their multiple trips to the NBA Finals in the late 1990s. “Purple is back and here to stay,” said Jim Olson, president of the Utah Jazz in a release. “This uniform collection features the return of our cornerstone color purple, which will be integral to our new designs in future Jazz seasons. Purple is beloved by our fan base and lives at the core of our identity. Alongside our newly painted courts, these fresh yet familiar looks

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Utah State athletics to celebrate Juneteenth with 5K on Saturday – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State Athletics will be hosting the Juneteenth 5K Fun Run on Saturday, June 18, as part of the university’s three days of events in observance of the end of slavery. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came two-and-a-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Celebrations broke out among the 250,000 newly freed black people in Texas, and Juneteenth was born. That December, slavery in America was formally abolished with the adoption of the 13th Amendment. Saturday’s 5K Fun Run, which is open to people of all ages, will take place on the Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course and begin at 8:30 a.m. Manny Martins, who is entering his second year at the helm of Utah State’s soccer program, will be the guest starter. Student-athletes from the football, soccer and men’s and women’s cross country programs will be among the many volunteers on hand for the event. Preregistration for the fun run is encouraged, but you can also register at

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Utah State football has 12 players named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-Mountain West Team – Cache Valley Daily

Utah State safety Ajani Carter (12) returns an interception against San Jose State during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, San Jose, Calif. Utah State won 48-17. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) LOGAN, Utah – Defending Mountain West and Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Champions Utah State had 12 football players named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-Mountain West team, it was announced by the publication on Wednesday. Utah State’s 12 all-conference selections ranked as the fifth-most in the league behind Fresno State (15), Boise State (14), Colorado State (13) and San Diego State (13). Utah State had four players named to the first team in senior cornerback Ajani Carter, senior wide receiver Justin McGriff, junior punter Stephen Kotsanlee and sophomore long snapper Jacob Garcia. Two more offensive players were named to the second team in graduate senior quarterback Logan Bonner and graduate senior offensive lineman Alfred Edwards. Four Aggies garnered preseason third-team accolades in graduate senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs, senior defensive tackle Hale Motu’apuaka, senior inside linebacker AJ Vongphachanh and junior defensive end Byron Vaughns. And, two more players were named to the preseason fourth team in graduate senior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. and senior

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High school boys’ soccer placed on probation, number of games reduced – Cache Valley Daily

4A Boys Soccer State Championship – Ridgeline vs Crimson Cliffs at Rio Tinto 05/11/22 MIDVALE – On Thursday afternoon the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) announced it was placing all of high school boys soccer on probation for three years and limiting the number of games that can be played in the sport. The probation affects all boys’ soccer programs throughout the state, regardless of classification or region. According to a release from UHSAA, the Executive Committee is making a stand against sportsmanship issues in the sport. The organization states that there has been a rise in ejections related to unsportsmanlike conduct. In response, the organization will remove two games from the total number allowed to be played from 16 down to 14. The sport will remain on probation for the next three years, with the Executive Committee conducting an annual review of the sport’s progress in improving sportsmanship issues. On May 11, the Ridgeline boys soccer team competed in their second straight 4A soccer championship. In 2021 they defeated Stansbury 2-1 as an underdog, but this year finished as a runner up after falling to Crimson Cliffs in the final minute of overtime 1-0. Free News Delivery by

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