Author: Kevin Smyth

SALT LAKE CITY – Big 12 Media Days kicks off in Las Vegas in a day, and naturally, a lot of the conversation will be about Utah football and the Pac-12’s three other newcomers. The Utes will likely be the focus of the conversation on July 9-10 due to their recent Picked to win Big 12 in preseason media pollIt’s a topic that has sparked a lot of discussion, debate, and even some anger from the old guard (understandably), which is likely to fuel much of the conversation over the two-day event. While that may be the topic that dominates…

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A 2-0 semi-final loss to Argentina dashed Canada’s hopes of reaching the Copa America tournament final, but getting this far and achieving a surprising level of success was a major step forward. “I’m really happy with the team and very happy with the progress we’ve made,” said Canada head coach Jesse Marsch. At a soccer training camp in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, men’s soccer was the main topic of conversation. “It’s awesome,” said St. Francis Xavier University women’s soccer player Rylin Matheson. “You can hear a buzz in Canada right now for men’s soccer that hasn’t really been there…

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Juventus French football star Paul Pogba is facing a four-year ban after a second test confirmed increased testosterone levels in his body, according to reports in Italy. On August 20, the French midfielder tested positive at high levels after the match against Udinesein which Pogba did not participate. The player was temporarily suspended by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal and a counter-analysis was requested. On October 6, the results confirmed the Juventus player’s positive test. Please check the sign up box to confirm that you wish to subscribe. Thanks for checking in! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! An…

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Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee hasn’t been shy about discussing the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. On Wednesday, he took to Twitter again, this time using some very racy language. He cited and included a Politico article detailing part of LIV and its ties to Saudi Arabia. As I have said many times, LIV Golf is not so much a sports entity as it is an attempt by MBS/Saudi Arabia to hide his atrocities and whitewash his reputation by buying sports stars. Any concession or deal with them is a deal with a murderous dictator. https://t.co/dGaTYNlWYJ pic.twitter.com/eUxCrLmRTR— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) May…

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On a hot, humid morning, Zaid Fafouri ’26 and Austin Gregory ’25 took turns kicking soccer balls into a net at Garis Field. Over the course of two hours, they repeated the routine hundreds of times. Boom. Boom. Boom. Austin Gregory ’25 and Zaid Fafouri ’26 examine data collected by Nguyen Ho ’26 after the two took turns kicking soccer balls into a net at Garis Stadium. The electrical engineering students hope to develop a smart soccer net system to help users track where the ball entered the net based on the net’s movement. Crouched safely behind the net, Nguyen…

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTLA) — A Disneyland employee died Friday, just two days after falling from a golf cart at the park and hitting her head, authorities confirmed. According to the Anaheim Police Department, first responders rushed to Disneyland just before 11:30 a.m. PT Wednesday. When they arrived, they found a woman had fallen from a moving golf cart and hit her head in the park’s wings. Orange County RegisterThe cart hit a bump, causing the woman to fall. The woman was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. She died of her injuries on Friday. THE Orange County Register…

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Rory McIlroy sounded deeply unimpressed when asked how he was coping with the turbulence in his personal life following his first round at the PGA Championship in Valhalla Rory McIlroy spoke to the media after his first round at Valhalla on Thursday.(PGA Championship) Rory McIlroy answered questions about his private life during a awkward exchange during his press conference after making a strong start to the PGA Championship on Thursday. McIlroy prepares for Valhalla this week after files for divorce from his wife of seven years, Erica Stoll, Monday. But he was able to put his personal life aside with…

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Transgender models are becoming almost as popular as bikinis in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. German pop star Kim Petraswho underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 16, was one of four celebrities selected to appear on the rotating covers of the 2023 swimwear edition, but the singer is not the first male celebrity to do so. That title goes to Leyna Bloom, who appeared on the cover of the annual beach festival in 2021. The other three cover models are actress Megan Fox, model Brooks Nader and 81-year-old lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who made history by becoming the oldest…

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You’ve heard the news by now: Brooks Koepka has followed in his little brother Chase’s footsteps, joining LIV Golf for bags and bags of cash just days after saying he “haven’t thought much about it.” It’s a blow to fans of aloof indifference and cyberbullying from tour pros, but as with all things in life—from a breakup to losing a beloved goldfish—the right song can help ease the pain. Luckily, golf’s resident pianist Sam Harrop did just that Tuesday with this hilarious and incisive Koepka/Oasis parody. Rain-stained glass to peer through not included. We’ve heard many of Harrop’s hits over…

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