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Lever lifts Grand Canyon past Chicago St. 71-47

February 15, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever posted 15 points as Grand Canyon easily defeated Chicago State 71-47 on Saturday night.Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 14 points and six rebounds for Grand Canyon (12-13, 7-4 Western Athletic Conference). Mikey Dixon added 13...

Trump’s $1.5B uranium bailout triggers rush of mining plans

By BRADY McCOMBS and ELLEN KNICKMEYER | February 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside...

Lever scores 18 as Grand Canyon beats UMKC in overtime 71-66

February 14, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever scored 18 points as Grand Canyon defeated Kansas City 71-66 in overtime on Thursday night.Jovan Blacksher Jr. added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Antelopes. Carlos Johnson scored 16 points and Lorenzo Jenkins had...

Johnson carries Grand Canyon past California Baptist 103-98

February 9, 2020

RIVERSIDE. Calif. (AP) — Carlos Johnson scored 25 points as Grand Canyon narrowly beat California Baptist 103-98 on Saturday night.Mikey Dixon added 24 points for the Antelopes, while Lorenzo Jenkins chipped in 20. Johnson made 9 of 11 from the free-throw...

McCants carries New Mexico St. over Grand Canyon 72-52

February 1, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Johnny McCants had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead New Mexico State to a 72-52 win over Grand Canyon on Saturday night, the Aggies' 11th straight victory.Jabari Rice had 18 points and six rebounds for New Mexico State (17-6,...

Grand Canyon visit inspired Kobe Bryant’s pilot to fly

By STEFANIE DAZIO | January 31, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ara Zobayan's passion for helicopters began as a teenager and took flight years later after a life-changing trip soaring above the vast Grand Canyon.The freedom felt by the man who would become Kobe Bryant's pilot was transformational,...

Washington lifts Utah Valley over Grand Canyon 73-69

January 25, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — TJ Washington had 24 points as Utah Valley edged past Grand Canyon 73-69 on Saturday night.Isaiah White had 10 points and six rebounds for Utah Valley (9-13, 3-4 Western Athletic Conference). Casdon Jardine added 10 points and 13 rebounds....