Curry, Warriors rally past Grizzlies 101-98 for 3-1 lead
Stephen Curry converted eight free throws over the final 45.7 seconds on the way to 32 points, leading the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 101-98 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans
“The goal for us next season is to play a standard season ... an 82-game season and playoffs. A typical NBA season has a regular season that lasts for nearly six months, followed by about a two-month postseason. The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are set to begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8 — if those games are held. “And, obviously, there are many NBA players who participate in the Olympics for other countries. The U.S. roster for the Tokyo Olympics will be 12 players; there were another 34 players competing for other countries at the Rio Olympics as well.
Mayfield throws 2 TD passes, Browns hold off Burrow, Bengals
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, who threw three TD passes and showed incredible poise in just his second game. Burrow's third TD pass — a 9-yarder to Tyler Boyd with 43 seconds left — pulled the Bengals within five, but the Browns recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock. But the reigning Heisman Trophy winner matched Mayfield pass for pass and showed why the Bengals believe he can turn them around. Uzomah in the second quarter, but Cincinnati's defense couldn't slow down the Browns and Mayfield tossed a 6-yard TD pass to a wide-open Hunt gave Cleveland a 21-10 lead.
Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he or anyone else from the NBA will be there at all. FIBA pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Toronto coach Nick Nurse is scheduled to coach Canada in that qualifying tournament and, he hopes, the Olympics. Nurse, Popovich and Kerr surely arent the only coaches wondering on this point.
Body of murdered Utah woman found, police say
(CNN) - The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been found in a canyon north of Salt Lake City, police said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a news conference that he was "relieved and grief-stricken" to report that Lueck's body was recovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. Investigators were subsequently able to forensically confirm it was Lueck, Brown said. The 23-year-old was last seen in the early morning hours of June 17 when she was dropped off at a park in North Salt Lake City. A subsequent search of the burn area yielded "several charred items that were consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck," Brown said.
Prosecutors in Mackenzie Lueck case granted extension to file charges
(CNN) - The man suspected of killing missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck will continue to be held in jail without bail for another week after prosecutors on Tuesday received an extension to file charges. Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and booked into the Salt Lake County jail. He is expected to be charged with Lueck's murder and several other counts, including aggravated kidnapping, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said. The University of Utah student texted her parents at around 1 a.m. after landing at Salt Lake International Airport, police said. Ajayi told him the soundproofing was for listening to loud music.
Mackenzie Lueck murder suspect: Here's what we know
Police said the investigation showed Ajayi and Lueck's phones were both at the park within a minute of each other. Ajayi denied knowing what Lueck looked like, Brown said, but investigators found several pictures of her on his phone. A neighbor told CNN that Ajayi said he was using part of the home as an Airbnb. Reached for comment Thursday, a spokesman for Airbnb told CNN the company was "urgently investigating." His neighbor, Tom Camomile, told CNN prior to his arrest that Ajayi was a "smart guy" and a "computer geek."
Cell phone photos and a rideshare lead to Utah man's arrest in murder
Police search a home in Salt Lake City during the investigation into a missing Utah student. That was around the time Lueck's phone stopped receiving data or location services, police saidAyoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and is expected to be charged with aggravated murder. He also faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body, according to Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. She stopped communicating about 3 a.m.Lueck texted her parents at 1 a.m. on June 17 when she landed at Salt Lake City International Airport, police said. The Lyft driver said she did not appear to be in distress, according to Salt Lake City police assistant chief Tim Doubt.
Police say missing college student was killed, man arrested
SALT LAKE CITY - A college student who went missing 11 days ago after last being seen in a Salt Lake City park at 3 in the morning was the victim of a kidnapping and homicide, authorities said Friday. Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnaping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. Brown said he told the missing woman's parents in Southern California about the arrest earlier Friday morning. Lueck was a part-time student at the University of Utah in her senior year majoring in kinesiology and pre-nursing. She is from El Segundo in the Los Angeles area and flew to California for a funeral before returning to Salt Lake City, police said.