Written by March 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Raiders sign free agent wide receiver Tyrell Williams Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders have added another wide receiver to their roster.The team announced Wednesday it has signed free agent Tyrell Williams. The deal is for four years and is worth $44 million, a source tells ESPN. It has a max value of $47 million and includes a $22 million guaranteed.The addition of Williams comes after the Raiders acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade late last week.Williams, 27, has spent his entire NFL career with the Los Angeles Chargers. In his four seasons with the team, he has made 37 starts, totaling 155 receptions for 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns.Last year, he wrapped up the season with 41 receptions for 653 yards and five touchdowns.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Brad James March 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Streaking BYU Baseball Hosts Portland Presently, the Cougars and the Pilots are the West Coast Conference squads with the most wins, although they are only a combined 2-4 in conference play thus far. The Cougars are led by senior first baseman Brian Hsu (32nd in the nation with a .415 batting average and an on-base percentage of .493). Senior infielder Matt Kelly (5 home runs, 20 RBI) is the Pilots’ offensive leader. Portland’s leading pitchers are redshirt senior right-hander Chris Clements (4-0), freshman right-handed pitcher Peter Allegro (2-0) and junior right-handed pitcher Nate Packard (2-0). The Pilots have played solid baseball this season as well, as their record suggests. Friday, right-hander Easton Walker gets the call for the Cougars and Saturday’s projected starter, Justin Sterner, leads the squad with 28 strikeouts. Getting the nod on the mound for the Cougars Thursday is right-hander Jordan Wood. Wood brings a 1.76 ERA in five starts this season which have seen him pitch 30.2 innings. Tags: Brian Hsu/BYU Baseball/Chris Clements/Cougars/Easton Walker/Justin Sterner/Matt Kelly/Nate Packard/Noah Hill/Peter Allegro/Pilots/Portland Baseball Additionally, senior catcher Noah Hill has now hit safely in 14 consecutive games for BYU. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday through Saturday, BYU baseball (14-5, 1-2 in West Coast Conference play) hosts conference foe Portland (15-6, 1-2 in WCC play) at Miller Park. Their team ERA of 2.98 is good for 22nd in the country and their 51 doubles rank them third nationally. The Pilots have also posted 24 home runs on the season, ranking them 14th in NCAA Division I. Written by
March 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Rob Gronkowski is hanging up his cleats after nine seasons in the NFL.The New England Patriots tight end made the announcement in an Instagram post Sunday.“It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far,” Gronkowski wrote in the post. “I will be retiring from the game of football today.”He went on to thank his teammates, fans and the Patriots organization.“But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success,” Gronkowski said.A team source told ESPN Gronkowski called Patriots owner Robert Kraft earlier on Sunday to let him know of his plans to leave the game.In a statement, Kraft commended the tight end for his “hard work, preparation, selfless attitude and the sheer dominance of his game.”“‘Gronk’ quickly became a fan favorite and the most dominant player at his position for nearly a decade,” Kraft said. “I look forward to honoring him in the near future as both a Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer.”Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said in a statement it was a “pleasure and a privilege to coach Rob Gronkowski the past nine years.”“From his rookie year until his final season and through countless times in between, Rob was a major reason why we won games and championships,” Belichick said. “His elite combination of size, skill, intelligence, toughness and ability to perform in pressure situations set him apart.”Gronkowski’s teammate, quarterback Tom Brady, also responded to the news of his retirement, writing in an Instagram post, “What an honor and privilege to play with you these past nine years @gronk! You accomplished so much and our team was almost unbeatable when you were on the field!”“The NFL was a better place with you in it! But I have no doubt you will be a success in anything you do!!!” Brady added.Gronkowski, 29, was drafted by New England in 2010 and has spent his entire NFL career with the team. In his nine seasons in the league, he has played in 115 regular-season games, amassing 521 receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Utah Utes Baseball April 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Downs No. 24 BYU, 8-6 Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With the game tied at six in the bottom of the eighth, Rykker Tom hit a two-run triple to give the Utes an 8-6 victory over No. 24 BYU at Smith’s Ballpark on Tuesday, April 2.BYU tied the score once in the seventh and then again in the eighth, but the Utes responded both times to take back the lead to earn the victory over the in-state Cougars.In the bottom of the eighth, Matt Richardson got Utah going with a walk followed by an Oliver Dunn bunt single. Then with two outs, Tom stepped up to the plate and knocked the triple to right center for the go-ahead runs.BYU threatened in the ninth, but Dunn and Richardson turned a 4-6-3 double play to close out the game for Utah.It’s the fourth victory in a row for Utah over BYU going back to last season.Utah got off to a great start in the game plating four runs in the first inning on five hits. Batting leadoff for the fourth time this season, Dunn started the game with a triple and then a double by Zack Moeller scored him. In all, the Utes sent eight runners to the plate and scored four runs on five hits.BYU cut into Utah’s lead, but it wasn’t until the seventh and eighth inning when they tied up the game and Utah answered both times for the victory.Erick Migueles went 3-4 and had one RBI and scored one run. Tom and Shea Kramer both had two RBI.Jacob Rebar got his first victory of the season and Zac McCleve came in and earned his first career save.Utah will now jump back into Pac-12 play as they travel to No. 6 Oregon State for a weekend series beginning Friday, April 5 at 6:35 p.m.
Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Utah baseball team dropped it’s opening game at No. 1 UCLA 5-0 in Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday, April 26.Matt Richardson led the Utes going 2-3 at the plate and Utah’s defense held the top ranked Bruins in check most of the night.UCLA scored three runs in the second inning and that proved to be enough as their starter went 9.0 innings and only allowing two hits with 14 strikeouts.Richardson had singles in the third and sixth inning.Riley Pierce pitched 7.0 innings giving up four runs on 10 hits.The two teams will be back again on the diamond Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. for the second game. Written by April 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Falls 5-0 in Series Opener to No. 1 UCLA Tags: Pac 12/UCLA Bruins/Utah Utes Baseball
Tags: Aaron Simpson/Dixie State Football/Jalen Powell/Kody/New Mexico Highlands/Sei-J Lauago/South Dakota School of Mines/Wilstead FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS, N.M.-Ahead of their move to Division I next season, Dixie State football achieved something they never had in their NCAA history Saturday as they shut out the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys 55-0 at Sanchez Family Stadium.Additionally, the smothering Trailblazers’ defense surrendered an NCAA-era best 33 yards in the air and only 113 yards of offense overall to the Cowboys.Other records set by the Trailblazers Saturday included a blocked punt return for a touchdown and two interceptions returned for scores.Offensively, Dixie State amassed 416 yards of offense, including 269 yards on the ground as senior tailback Sei-J Lauago ran for 87 yards and a score on only nine carries.Jalen Powell added a scoring reception from quarterback Kody Wilstead and Aaron Simpson recorded two interceptions for the Dixie State defense.The 2-1 Trailblazers will conclude their three-game road trip next Saturday as they visit the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers at Rapid City, S.D. Written by September 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Embarrasses New Mexico Highlands Brad James
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBoston 5, San Francisco 4Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5 — 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 9, LA Angels 1Toronto 8, Baltimore 4Cleveland 7, Detroit 0Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 5, Philadelphia 4Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 4 — 10 InningsNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEJacksonville 20, Tennessee 7WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSConnecticut 94, Los Angeles 68Washington 103, Las Vegas 91Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by September 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/19/19
December 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State outlasts Montana 17-10 in FCS quarterfinals Tags: FCS Playoffs/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJa’Kobe Harris blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and No. 3 seed Weber State beat No. 6 seed Montana 17-10 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.Harris’ touchdown gave the Wildcats a 17-7 lead with 9:41 left in the game.The Wildcats (11-3) will visit No. 2 seed James Madison in the semifinals on Dec. 21. Written by
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKim Aiken Jr. scored 22 points, including two key free throws late, and Eastern Washington held off Weber State 79-77 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.Ellis Magnuson added 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Eagles, who led 41-32 at halftime and by as many as 16 in the second half, but saw the Wildcats close to 77-75 with 22 seconds left after Cody John’s 3 capped a 9-0 Weber State run.Aiken’s free throws put the Eagles up 79-75. December 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Aiken leads Eastern Washington over Weber State 79-77 Tags: Big Sky/Eastern washington Eagles/Kim Aiken Jr./Weber State Wildcats Basketball Associated Press
November 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Report: Raiders, Gruden hit with more fines for breaking COVID-19 protocols Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Powers / ESPN ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Las Vegas Raiders and their coach Jon Gruden have reportedly been slapped with more fines for violating COVID-19 protocols.Citing sources, ESPN reports the NFL fined the Raiders $500,000 and took away the team’s sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft over “brazen and repeated violations of [COVID-19] protocols.” Gruden, meanwhile, was hit with an additional $150,000 fine.The new penalties come after the team was charged $250,000 and Gruden $100,000 during the Raiders’ Week 2 home opener because the 57-year-old coach did not wear a mask properly.So far, the Raiders have been fined a total of $1.185 million for violating COVID-19 protocols this season.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund