Amy Donaldson Sports for October 29th, 2018


Utah and Utah State are in the Top 20 after big weekend wins. Utah beat UCLA 41-10 to jump from No. 23 to No 16.

That gives them sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South. Next up: At Arizona State Saturday.

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BYU lost to Northern Illinois 7-6 and are now 4-4 (two games from Bowl eligibility). Next up: at Boise State, Saturday, 8:15 p.m.

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Utah State destroyed New Mexico 61-19 and also broke into the rankings at No. 18. Next up: at Hawaii, Saturday at 10 p.m.

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Weber State beat North Dakota. Next up: at Sacramento State, Saturday, noon.


In the NFL Kansas City beat the Broncos 30-23, but former Ute Devonte Booker rushed for 78 yards.

Other scores:

Steelers 33, Browns 18

Bears 24, Jets 10

Eagles 24, Jaguars 18

Sehawks 28, Lions 14

Washington 20, Giants 13

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Boston wins the World Series, as predicted by Very Important Sports, and just about everybody else in fives games. On Sunday, the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 5-1. It’s Boston’s first title since 2004, ninth in franchise history. Steve Pearce was Series MVP with two home runs Sunday – one in the first and one in the eighth. He becomes the third player (joining Babe Ruth and Ted Kluszewski) as the only players 35 years or older to have two or more home runs in a World Series game.

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Utah Jazz beat the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night 113-104.

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The owner of Leicester City FC was killed in a helicopter crash Saturday night. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two of his staff, the pilot and his partner. Under his ownership, the team won the Premier League in 2016 after starting the season with 1 to 5,000 odds. The rejuvenation of the club was a positive impact on the city.

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Real Salt Lake clinches a playoff spot courtesy the L.A. Galaxy’s epic collapse. They gave up two second half goals to Houston Dynamo, a team playing for nothing but pride, and that means Utah gets the final Western Conference playoff spot.

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REAL will play a single match vs. No. 3 seed Los Angeles Football Club on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


Amy’s Column: Some lessons from High School playoffs…

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