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Amy Donaldson Sports for August 28th, 2017

The Fight

Floyd Mayweather beats MMA fighter Conor McGregor with a 10th round TKO (Ref stopped fight). McGregor was said to have won early rounds, but Mayweather’s victory improves his record to 50-0. It was $10,000 for a ringside seat, and Mayweather will earn $200-300 million, while McGregor will earn $30 million minimum, and likely $100 million. It’s a 70-30 split.

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RSL v. Colorado

RSL beat Colorado 4-1. Luis Silva scored two of those goals, and he’s scored in four straight matches. RSL is now in 7th place in the west, one point behind FC Dallas for the sixth and final playoff spot. However, Dallas three more games left than RSL. The Real Monarchs are in first place in the United Soccer League – by 10 points. San Antonio is in second place.

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BYU vs. Portland

BYU beat Portland State 20-6 in Provo. The Cougars were a 30-40 point favorite over the Big Sky team, and so, of course, criticism/analysis began even before the game ended. BYU’s scheduled to play at LSU this weekend, but that will likely change because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Utah Utes

Utah will host another Big Sky team in North Dakota on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Era of Tyler Huntley, sophomore from Florida, begins, as does the era of offensive coordinator Troy Taylor.

Utah safety Chase Hansen acknowledged that the off season can seem like an eternity at times. “When you’re out here working, I think, it seems like it’s taking even longer,” Hansen said as Thursday’s season-opener against North Dakota draws closer. Even so, Hansen also admits to feeling like he’s running out of time. “I’m ready to go. I’m ready for the trainers to say ‘Hey, do your thing’ and I’m going to do my thing,” he said.

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Utah Women’s Soccer

Utah women’s soccer team matched a couple of records in their 9-0 victory over North Dakota. Hailey Skolmoski tied a single-game scoring record with four goals, while the team tied a school record for goals in a match with 9.

It was early goals for the No. 18 University of Utah soccer team that gave it the momentum it needed on Sunday, Aug. 27 against North Dakota State on the Ute Soccer Field. After taking the lead in the first half, the Utes remained in control and finished the game 9-0 over the North Dakota State Bison to remain undefeated on the season.

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BYU Women

BYU (No. 10) beat No. 21 Ohio State, while the women soccer team’s from both schools tied 0-0

BYU Volleyball

BYU Soccer

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins defeated San Diego 6-2 Sunday to stay within striking distance of the NL wild card. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to break the tie-game open. It was his 50th home run of the season. Only 44 individuals have hit at least 50 HRs in a season, most recently it was Baltimore’s Chris Davis in 2013 with 53.

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Premier League News

Manchester United is unbeaten and hasn’t been scored on. Standings…ManU; 2. Liverpool; Huddersfield Town AFC; Manchester City.

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Remembering Cazzie Brown

Deepest condolences to the Hillcrest community as their head football coach Cazzie Brown passed away Sunday night. He leaves behind a wife and three children and scores of young people impacted by his generosity and love.

As the community he inspired rallied to support his family, Hillcrest football coach Cazzie Brown’s six-day battle with a viral infection ended in heartbreak. With his wife and three children by his side, Brown died Sunday night, leaving a high school community reeling. “The best thing we can do is just support him from our community,” Hillcrest team captain and senior wide receiver Ezra Moleni told the Deseret News after visiting coach Brown at University Hospital on Saturday afternoon. “We will just try to help support his family in this hard time.”

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