January 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Ford scores 23 as Saint Mary’s beats BYU 88-66 Saint Mary’s shot 55 percent from the field, committed just seven turnovers and had 10 steals. Childs had 21 points and 12 rebounds, his 10th double-double this season, and Haws scored 20 for BYU (9-8, 1-1). Fitts scored the Gaels’ first 10 points — including three 3-pointers in an 82-second span — in a 17-4 spurt that made it 42-29 before TJ Haws hit a 3 to pull the Cougars within 10 at the break. Yoeli Childs scored BYU’s first eight second-half points to trim the deficit to 49-40 with 16:55 to play but Saint Mary’s scored 10 of the next 13 points to push the lead into double figures for good. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC Tanner Krebs had 14 points and seven rebounds for Saint Mary’s (10-7, 1-1 West Coast Conference). Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 23 points and Malik Fitts added 18 with nine rebounds to help Saint Mary’s beat BYU on Saturday night.
February 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Kyler Murray reaffirms commitment to playing football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NORMAN, Okla.) — Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray is committed to pursuing a career in the NFL over Major League Baseball, he said on Saturday.Murray was honored during the first half of the Sooners’ basketball game against Texas on Saturday.“For me, it was something I’ve known for a while,” he said about his plans to play football professionally. Murray was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2018, but the baseball team allowed him to play one more season of college football.During that season, Murray won the Heisman Trophy and became a likely first-round NFL Draft pick. “That organization, being with the A’s, was the best possible situation for me,” Murray said Saturday. “Just because they were so great throughout the football season, kind of leaving me alone and letting me do my own thing, and at the same time letting me know how much I meant to them and that type of stuff.”Because of that, Murray says, “telling them was tough.”He called the night he was drafted by the Athletics “a great day of my life,” but said “I didn’t know how the NFL felt about me before this season because I hadn’t played.”So he used his junior year at Oklahoma to “put myself in the best position possible. Obviously, when you win, good things happen. A lot of good stuff happened this year.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund read more
Written by Associated Press Tags: Damir Kreilach/MLS/New York Red Bulls/Real Salt Lake March 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Kreilach’s late goal helps Real Salt Lake tie Red Bulls 1-1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake tied the New York Red Bulls 1-1 on Damir Kreilach’s stoppage-time goal.The draw moved Real Salt Lake to 0-0-2, and New York to 1-0-1.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootball2-A PlayoffsFILLMORE, Utah-Jed DeGraffenried amassed 249 scrimmage yards, a rushing touchdown and a receiving score on 27 touches as the Millard Eagles blew past North Sevier 20-0 Friday in the first roud of the 2-A playoffs Friday evening.DeGraffenried also amassed a sack and two tackles for a loss for Millard as the Eagles’ best player showed up in the biggest game of the season in various ways.The Eagles also had some good fortune amid their dominance.KC Whitaker fumbles just before he crosses the goal line. Propitiously for Millard, Taylor Davies falls on the ball for the Eagles touchdown. Rhodes’ PAT is good. 13-0 Eagles with 7:22 left in the 2nd Quarter.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) October 23, 2020The Eagles also neturalized 2-A’s top tailback in North Sevier’s Landan Gale, limiting him to 55 scrimmage yards on 16 touches for the evening.Millard outgained North Sevier 284-93 as the Wolves amassed only 93 yards on 47 plays or 2 yards per snap.The Eagles improved to 6-5 and 2-5 in 2-A South play on the season. The Eagles next face Beaver in the state quarterfinals, presumably October 30 at 5:00 pm. This game will be at Beaver High School and will be broadcast on the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network.North Sevier’s season ends with the Wolves posting a record of 3-8 and 1-6 in 2-A South play.MILFORD, Utah-Bret Beebe posted a 20-yard touchdown run and returned a fumble 50 yards for another score as the Milford Tigers clobbered Monticello 59-6 in the first round of the 2-A playoffs Friday. Bo Hardy also threw three touchdown passes for the Tigers in the rout. These were to Heston Sullivan (47 yards), Blake Barnes (22 yards) and Treyton Rose (17 yards). Traie Buhler threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Quaid Thompson for Milford and Casek Hardy had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Tigers. Additionally, Dylan Ferguson nailed a 32-yard field goal in victory for the Tigers.Milford next visits Kanab October 3o at 6:00 pm in the 2-A state quarterfinals as far as we know.PAROWAN, Utah-Hutch Miller threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Goodman as the Parowan Rams gashed Gunnison Valley 24-7 Friday in the first round of the 2-A playoffs. Connor Robison and Braden Bettridge each had 5-yard touchdown runs for the Rams and Goodman added a 20-yard field goal in victory for Parowan. Parowan next faces Duchesne October 30 at 6:00 pm in the 2-A state quarterfinals. Pearson Judy hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass in defeat for the Bulldogs.3-A PlayoffsMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Austin Topham had a 3-yard touchdown run and Oran Finlinson added a 10-yard score as the Delta Rabbits overcame a 13-0 halftime deficit to down North Sanpete 14-13 Friday in the first round of the 3-A playoffs. In defeat, Brady Jacobson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Parker Lee and Laramie Roberts had a 3-yard touchdown run for the Hawks. Delta next faces Richfield Friday October 30 at 6:00 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals.BLANDING, Utah-Jace Palmer threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score as the San Juan Broncos humbled Manti 41-27 in the first round of the 3-A playoffs Friday. In defeat, Jax Parry threw touchdown passes of 26 yards to Tyson Brenchley and 10 yards to Hayden Wade. Adam DeMille added a 12-yard touchdown run and Tyler Taukieaho posted a 46-yard scoring run in the loss for the Templars. San Juan next faces Juab in the 3-A state quarterfinals October 30 at 6:00 pm.MORGAN, Utah-Tanner Belinski had scoring runs of 4, 20 and 77 yards as the Morgan Trojans decimated South Sevier 58-0 Friday in the first round of the 3-A playoffs. Ryder Lish added a 55-yard scoring run and returned a fumble 30 yards for another score for the Trojans. Zach Millward stepped up with a 30-yard touchdown run for Morgan. The Trojans’ defense also recorded a safety while Ryker Adams (30 yards) and Ty Wheeler (20 yards) each had pick sixes for Morgan. The Trojans next host Juan Diego October 30 at 6:00 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals.RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Brown threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Will Robinson as the Richfield Wildcats completed a comeback by downing Union 17-14 in the first round of the 3-A playoffs Friday. Kasey Giddings added a 3-yard touchdown run and Ty Morgan posted a 20-yard field goal for the Wildcats. Tags: Roundup October 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/23 Brad James read more
November 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local González, Pavón score, Galaxy beat RSL 2-1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCARSON, Calif. (AP) — Giancarlo González and Cristian Pavón scored to help the LA Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday night in their first game under interim coach Dominic Kinnear.Kinnear took over Thursday after Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired.The Galaxy (6-11-3) are still in playoff contention. They won for just the second time in their last 11 games, dating to a Sept. 6 victory over Los Angeles FC.Douglas Martínez scored for Real Salt Lake. Tags: Cristian Pavon/Giancarlo Gonzalea/LA Galaxy/MLS/Real Salt Lake Associated Press Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMichael Reaves/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(MIAMI) — In Miami, man’s best friend is now an added layer of defense in the fight against COVID-19. The Miami Heat have welcomed spectators back to the American Airlines Arena with reduced capacity. But to get inside, fans have to get past one of their COVID-19 detection dogs. “Right before the metal detectors, as a new step, you line up socially distanced, you put your hands by your side and the dog [walks past] you. If they don’t detect anything, they keep moving. If they do detect, they sit down next to you, which is a gentle gesture to the handler,” Matthew Jafarian, executive vice president of business strategy for the Heat, tells ABC’s Lionel Moise on ABC Audio’s ‘Perspective’ podcast. He says if the dogs detect a fan has been exposed to the virus, that person and their entire group will be given a refund and sent home with no exceptions. “[We are] erring on the safe side. If the dog does detect whether the person has already recovered from COVID, and the dog still detects that, we still send them home,” says Jafarian. The Heat now uses four detection dogs, but there are plans to ramp up to 10 within the next month. For those afraid of dogs, the team is giving the option of a rapid antigen test before entry.“The dogs are just one step of a larger fan safety plan. We have a really strict mask policy. In fact, we don’t allow any food or beverage inside the arena bowl because we don’t want to provide any reason for somebody to take off their masks,” says Jafarian. It’s not just sports teams. The nearby Florida International University is using its own team of detection dogs to sniff out COVID-19 in classrooms and public spaces so those areas can be deep cleaned.“Two of them are purebred, one’s a Dutch shepherd and others a Belgian Malinois, while they look like your typical kind of large police dogs. And the other two are rescue dogs. So they’re mixes of terrier,” Dr. Ken Furton, provost and executive vice president at FIU, tells the ‘Perspective’ podcast. He spent 25 years researching detector dogs. When the pandemic started they pivoted having their dogs that were initially trained to detect a fungus common on avocado trees learn to detect covid-19 instead. “Those dogs only take two or three weeks [to] actually to switch over to the new odor,” says Dr. Furton. FIU partnered with Baptist Health to get used face-coverings of covid positive patients from the hospital.“[We] essentially shine UV light, ultraviolet light, on those face coverings it kills the virus, but the odor stays there so that it’s a safe training that we can use,” says Dr. Furton.He says there are two ways the dogs can detect the virus. “The dogs can either smell directly the virus odor, because the viruses do produce an odor, or they can be detecting the change in the metabolism of a person when they’re infected with the virus,” says Dr. Furton. He adds well-trained dogs have a high detection rate.“We can achieve over 90 percent accuracy, which means more than nine times out of ten when the odor is there or a positive mask is there, the dogs alert and they get very few false positives. So they’re very, very accurate, actually more accurate than even PCR testing in the laboratory,” says Dr. Furton.Both Florida International University and the Miami Heat stress this is just an added layer of security, not a replacement for testing or other safety measures. FIU is now discussing ways to train their dogs on new variants of the virus. As much of the nation waits their turn to get a vaccine, both groups are now looking at ways they can expand their programs. “We’ve gotten calls [from] hospitality, from casinos, from airlines, from cruise lines, from high rise buildings to sports teams and leagues, as well,” says Jafarian. Listen to this story on this week’s ‘Perspective’ podcast:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 13, 2021 /Sports News – National Miami Heat using coronavirus detecting dogs on fans Written by Beau Lund read more
Associated Press February 19, 2021 /Sports News – Local Weber State looks for home win vs Northern Arizona Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP)-Northern Arizona (5-12, 4-7) vs. Weber State (13-5, 8-3)Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah; Saturday, 12 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Weber State looks for its seventh straight win over Northern Arizona at Dee Events Center. The last victory for the Lumberjacks at Weber State was a 61-54 win on Feb. 14, 2015.SENIOR STUDS: Weber State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Isiah Brown, Seikou Sisoho Jawara, Cody Carlson and Michal Kozak have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 57 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.RAMPING IT UP A NOTCH: The Lumberjacks have scored 64.8 points per game and allowed 70.3 points per game in conference play so far. Those are both significant improvements over the 57.7 points scored and 80.7 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.CREATING OFFENSE: Cameron Shelton has accounted for 55 percent of all Northern Arizona field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 40 field goals and 22 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Weber State has won its last nine home games, scoring an average of 91.3 points while giving up 67.3.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Wildcats have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Lumberjacks. Weber State has an assist on 45 of 82 field goals (54.9 percent) across its past three outings while Northern Arizona has assists on 34 of 68 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Weber State offense has scored 84.3 points per game this season, ranking the Wildcats seventh nationally. The Northern Arizona defense has allowed 73.9 points per game to opponents (ranked 243rd). read more
The delivery of the first of the drilling rigs is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2022 International Maritime Industries signs two rigs drilling contracts with ARO Drilling. (Credit: International Maritime Industries) International Maritime Industries (IMI) has signed two contracts with ARO Drilling for the construction of two LETOURNEAU Super 116E Class offshore jack-up drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia.A joint venture (JV) of Saudi Aramco and Valaris Companies, ARO Drilling is an offshore drilling contractor that owns, operates, and manages a fleet of high-specification and premium jack-up rigs in Saudi Arabia.IMI said that the delivery of the first rig is estimated in the first quarter of 2022, while the second rig will be in the second quarter of the same year.ARO Drilling CEO Kelly McHenry said: “ARO is committed to increasing our presence in the region and we are pleased to reach agreements that will enable us to use local manufacturing capabilities to support our fleet growth objectives.“Through these purchase agreements, ARO will acquire two state-of-the-art jack-ups and we look forward to partnering with IMI on the delivery of these rigs.”After the delivery, each rig is estimated to get an eight-year commitment with Saudi Aramco for operations in Saudi Arabia.IMI signs sub-contract agreement with Lamprell EnergyAdditionally, IMI has also signed a subsequent sub-contract agreement with long-term partners Lamprell Energy (LEL) for the construction of two Keppel LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up drilling rigs.IMI is situated in The King Salman Complex for International Maritime Industries & Services at Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia.Upon completion, the facility is expected to have an the annual capacity of four newly constructed offshore rigs and more than 43 newly constructed vessels along with very large crude carrier (VLCCs), in addition to servicing over 260 maritime products.With production operations estimated to begin in the end of this year, the facility is expected to be fully operational by 2022.In September last year, IMI had signed a Vessel Purchase Agreement (VPA) with Bahri along with a subsequent sub-contract agreement with long-term partners Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of one 319,000 DWT Class Crude Oil Carrier. read more
The project will reconfigure the refinery and produce up to 650 million gallons per year of renewable transportation fuels Phillips 66′ San Francisco refinery. (Credit: Phillips 66) Worley is working with Phillips 66 to reconfigure its San Francisco refinery to produce renewable fuels.We’ve been awarded a front-end engineering services contract by Phillips 66 to convert its San Francisco refinery in Rodeo, California, USA into a renewable fuels manufacturing facility.The project will reconfigure the refinery and produce up to 650 million gallons per year of renewable transportation fuels from used cooking oils, fats, greases and vegetable oils. Once built, the renewable fuels facility is expected to be one of the world’s largest facilities of its kind.We will provide front-end engineering design services for the facility, which will be executed by our North America West team with support from our Global Integrated Delivery team.“As a global company headquartered in Australia, this project aligns with our strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world. We are pleased that Phillips 66 has engaged Worley in this important renewable fuels project and look forward to supporting Phillips 66’s energy transition goals, while also supporting Worley’s strategic focus on future fuels,” said Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Worley. Source: Company Press Release read more
The effective date of the Acquisition is Nov. 1, 2020, and it is expected to close in late April PHX Minerals Inc. announces acquisition. (Credit: jplenio from Pixabay) PHX Minerals Inc. (NYSE: PHX) (“PHX” or the “Company”) announced today that it has agreed to acquire from certain third parties certain mineral and royalty interests totaling approximately 2,698 net royalty acres in the Southern SCOOP play (the “Acquisition”) for $11,947,000 in cash and stock, subject to customary closing adjustments. The purchase price consists of $9,547,000 in cash and $2,400,000 in PHX common stock. PHX intends to raise the cash portion of the purchase price through an underwritten public offering of common stock (announced concurrently with this release). The stock issued in connection with the Acquisition will be subject to the same terms and conditions as the other subscribers for the offering. The Board of Directors of PHX unanimously approved the Acquisition. The effective date of the Acquisition is Nov. 1, 2020, and it is expected to close in late April.Chad Stephens, President and CEO, said, “This is an exceptional acquisition of mineral assets with excellent geology that fits well within our stated strategy to grow the company on an accretive basis. These assets have compelling upside potential in a core area with active drilling programs by high quality and well capitalized operators.”Acquisition HighlightsApproximately 2,698 net royalty acres in Southern SCOOP play, with the majority of the interests focused within Continental SpringBoard III areaSpringBoard III AOI primarily in Stephens, Carter and Garvin Counties, Okla.Includes 103 PDP gross wells, 17 gross wells in progress and an estimated 613 gross undrilled locationsTwo rigs currently running within 2.5 miles of the Acquisition assetsEstimated reserves of 20.3 Bcfe2Current net production 0.529 Mmcfe/d3Key operators include Continental Resources, Marathon, Ovinitiv and Camino Source: Company Press Release read more