Posts Tagged By KAREEM COPELAND

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard receives college degree

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard and Shaquille Heath smile before speaking at the commencement exercises at Weber State Friday, May 1, 2015, in Ogden, Utah. Lillard graduated with a degree in professional sales from the College of Applied Science & Technology. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Gina Johnson was rooting hard for the Portland Trail Blazers to upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard is her son, so she didn’t have much of a choice.

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New Utah coach: ‘I want to be nationally relevant’

New Utah women's basketball coach Lynne Roberts speaks with the media for the first time since being hired last week during a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly hired coach Lynne Roberts wants the Utah women’s basketball program to mimic the men’s team.

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Former middleweight champion Gene Fullmer dies at 83

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gene Fullmer, a former middleweight champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame whose 55 career victories included two wins over Sugar Ray Robinson, has died, his nephew said Tuesday. He was 83.

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