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Sports With Amy Donaldson for January 15th, 2018

 College Basketball

  •  Utah men’s basketball loses their fourth straight., with Saturday’s 84-57 loss the most recent. Utah women lose to both UCLA and USC.
  •  BYU men (15-4, 4-2) pound Santa Clara 84-50. BYU women (10-7, 5-1) beat Pepperdine and Santa Clara on the road.

 

NFL

  • Minnesota held on to beat New Orleans 29-24.
  • Jaguars upset the Steelers 45-42 (Jags were 3-13 last year)
  • Patriots pounded the Titans 35-14
  • Eagles beat the Falcons 15-10

Coming Up:

  • The AFC championship: Jacksonville at New England
  • The NFC championship: Minnesota at Philadelphia

(Both games are on Sunday, Jan. 21)

 

Local

  • Locally, former Utah safety Marcus Williams had his first career interceptions as the Saints began an impressive comeback that fell short when Minnesota QB Case Keenum hit Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard pass play that gave the Vikings a 29-24. The defender who missed the tackle was Williams, who was a second-round pick for the Saints last year.

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  • The No. 2 Utah Red Rocks lost to No. 4 UCLA in Reno this weekend. Washington was third, while Stanford was fourth. MyKayla Skinner won the all-around (39.70), floor (9.975), bars (9.95, tie) and vault (9.95, tie). She tied for second on beam (9.825)
  • About a half dozen of the local reporters headed to Pyeongchang will present a panel discussion at the Utah Olympic Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. It’s free!

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The AFC championship: Jacksonville at New England

The NFC championship: Minnesota at Philadelphia

(Both games are on Sunday, Jan. 21)

 

Jazz

  • The Jazz lost to the Hornets Friday, 99-88. Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points in the loss.

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  • Jazz are at home today vs. the Indiana Pacers.

 

Check out Amy’s Column: Steve Kerr’s thought-provoking answer to why the media continues to cover LaVar Ball. 

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