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Olympic champion Christensen returns to where it began

First-place finisher Joss Christensen, center, is flanked by second-place Mcrae Williams, left, and third-place Gus Kenworthy on the podium after the World Cup freestyle skiing event Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Joss Christensen won the slopestyle at the U.S Freeskiing Grand Prix in January 2014 and his life has never been the same since. That victory allowed him to grab the final spot on the Olympic team and sent him to Sochi. The Park City native went on win the gold in one of the biggest surprises of the games.

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Jay Leno to join Utah sport awards ceremony

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jay Leno will join the Governor’s State of Sport Awards dinner in Salt Lake City on April 21 to honor Utah’s top athletic achievements for 2014.

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No. 13 Utah routs Arizona St 83-41 with dominant first half

Utah guard Delon Wright (55) shoots as Arizona State's Jonathan Gilling (31) and Bo Barnes (33) look on in second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Utes sent a message to the Pac-12-leading Arizona Wildcats with their play on Thursday night.

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Low-key Tyler Haws eyes Jimmer Fredette, BYU scoring record

At left, in a Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, BYU's Jimmer Fredette shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in Las Vegas. At right, in a Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, BYU guard Tyler Haws (3) drives to the basket against St. Mary's forward Brad Waldow (00) during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif. Haws is seven points from the passing Fredette as the highest scoring player in school history. While Fredette achieved celebrity status during his senior season, Haws is quietly poised to break the record against Portland on Thursday. Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/File)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU guard Tyler Haws is on the verge of breaking the school’s all-time scoring record held by the popular Jimmer Fredette.

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Smith has 20 to lead Utah State past UNLV 83-65

Utah State's Jalen Moore looks to shoot as UNLV's Christian Wood defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Chris Smith scored 20 points, 14 coming in the second half, to lead to Utah State past UNLV 83-65 Tuesday night. 

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