Short turnaround, lengthy injury report brings no. 19 BYU to in-state rivalry with Utah State

Brigham Young head coach Kalani Sitake, questions the referees after a flag as BYU and Wyoming play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. BYU won 38-24. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes PROVO — Kalani Sitake woke up Monday morning and reported to practice with his … Read more

Chess Champion Breaks Silence On ‘Anal Bead’ Cheat-gate

photo: Arun Sankar (Getty Images) After nearly a month of anal bead memes and chess drama, world champion Magnus Carlsen has finally opened up about his stunning defeat to 19-year-old grandmaster Hans Niemann and his shocking stunts that followed in the aftermath. Long story short: He thinks Niemann is a cheater, over the board and … Read more

KAUST selects HPE to build Middle East’s most powerful supercomputer

RIYADH — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has selected HPE to build its next-generation supercomputer, Shaheen III, to deliver state-of-the-art supercomputing and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for advancing research in fields such as food, water, energy and the environment. Supercomputing capacity has become increasingly vital to … Read more

AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that will look like in 2023. Johnson told The Associated … Read more

Utah musician moves to Los Angeles following TikTok success

Alayna Grace Thompson, of North Salt Lake, recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a professional musician. (Joseph Lee) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes NORTH SALT LAKE — The popular social networking app TikTok has made a sensation out of scrappy, 22-year-old Alayna Thompson, a musician from North Salt Lake whose … Read more

Roger Maris’ special season doesn’t match up to Aaron Judge’s

Times have changed in 61 years, and that’s no scoop. Aaron Judge isn’t feeling exactly the same kind of pressures Roger Maris felt. For instance, Judge doesn’t have to confront pesky reporters before every game, and there’s no evidence he has lost any hair. He looks as pretty as ever. (For the record, I wonder … Read more

Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis

Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis after their doubles defeat at the Laver Cup… with the Spaniard admitting he was left ‘shaking’ during their loss against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe Tennis superstar Roger Federer brought his illustrious career to an end on Friday … Read more

Will Brett Favre be punished for alleged role in diverting Mississippi welfare funds?

Need to explain yourself, Favre.image: Getty Images Brett Favre has been justly criticized for his alleged role in diverting funds from Mississippi’s welfare fund to a pet project of a volleyball court. His daughter played for the team, and with about $135 million in career earnings, he could certainly have managed a donation himself. Mississippi … Read more

Yankees walk off Red Sox in extras to clinch playoffs

Aaron Judge nearly sent the Yankees into the postseason by himself, with his ninth-inning shot to center briefly looking like it was going to end up in Monument Park to clinch a playoff Berth. This time, though, Judge got under the ball and it came up just short. But while 61 waits, the Yankees did … Read more