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Marcio Jose Sanchez
Utah guard Parker Van Dyke (5) makes a winning three-point basket over UCLA guard Chris Smith (5) and guard David Singleton (34) as time expires during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

HOLD THE CHEESE

February’s National Letter of Intent Day might as well be National Lack of Interest Day now that there’s also a December early signing period. Still, Fox Sports West’s Connor Morrissette did his due diligence by interviewing four-star Utah signee Jordan Wilmore.

Asked what his message is to Ute fans, Wilmore said, “We’re gonna get a Rose. Gonna get a Rose.”

That’s a strong take on a couple of counts. First, the Rose Bowl is always a worthy goal. Second, “Gonna get a Cheez-It” just doesn’t soar.

NEVER-ENDING STORY

Utah’s men’s basketball team trailed UCLA for 39 minutes and 59 seconds before Parker Van Dyke scored the winning bucket.

“What a play. What a game," he told reporters. "I’ll remember this forever.”

“Me too,” said every last UCLA player.

TOTALLY SICK

Marcio Jose Sanchez
Utah guard Parker Van Dyke, second from right, is mobbed by teammates after making a three-point basket to win an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Van Dyke said he screamed so loud after making the game-winner, it made him slightly nauseous.

“Tell us about it,” said the Bruins.

SHIRTSLEEVE SLC

A Detroit Free Press article on the fledgling Alliance of American Football called it “The eight-team league, based in eight warm-weather cities …”

Salt Lake a warm-weather city?

Yeah, maybe … if you’re from Detroit.

NEVER FORGET

A university study in England says kind thoughts can enhance the immune system.

Jazz fans are saying fine, but they’d rather be sick and keep hating Gordon Hayward.

CREDIT DUE

Brandon Dill
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (18) controls the ball as Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

LeBron James thinks he should be considered “the greatest ever” for bringing a championship to Cleveland.

Sources say Matthew Dellavedova plans to protest.

MOVING ON

Speaking of Cleveland, it ranks the most efficient city in the U.S. to become a naturalized citizen.

Great, but just like LeBron, you have to wonder how long they’re planning to stay.

FLYING HIGH

In a four-day span, former Portland teammates Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin were part of four organizations: Portland, Cleveland, Houston and Indiana.

But the worst news is they’re expected to be waived.

On the bright side, they’re now part of one more organization: the Delta Diamond Medallion club.

DRIVE TIME

Fisher-Price is recalling 44,000 toy electric cars that have faulty pedals.

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Jeff Gordon is insisting the only faulty pedal is one that doesn’t stick to the floor.

AIM HIGH

Nam Y. Huh
Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 104-101. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bulls vice president John Paxson is giving thumbs up to Jim Boylen as head coach.

Asked about retaining the ex-Utes coach, Paxson told reporters, “Sitting here today, we have every intention.”

Rock On has every intention today of piloting a rocket ship to Pluto …

HAPPY FLYING

Seattle Times writer Dwight Perry on Louisville naming its airport after Muhammad Ali: “Arriving pilots will henceforth be credited with ‘landing a good one.'”