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Rousseff say Rio to be 'most successful Olympics in history'

Eraldo Peres, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:53am

Brazil's embattled president said the Rio de Janeiro Games will be "the most successful Olympics in history" as she ignited the flame Tuesday for a nationwide torch relay that organizers hope will build enthusiasm for the event amid the country's deep political and economic crisis.

Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval to have surgery on left shoulder

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a $95 million free agent who lost his starting job before going on the disabled list, will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder to determine the source of the injury.

Thunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10am

The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started.

Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:51pm

Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.

BYU earns 4 AVCA All-American nods, including first-teamers Sander, Patch

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:28pm

BYU's Ben Patch and Brenden Sander were each named to the AVCA All-American first team Monday, while teammate Jake Langlois was a second-team team honoree and setter Leo Durkin an honorable mention.

Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:23pm

Leicester City clinches first Premier League title after Chelsea-Tottenham draw.

Gun Runner, Mor Spirit and Creator get in final Derby work

Gary B. Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 12:29pm

A day after storms drenched Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby horses Mor Spirit, Gun Runner and stablemate Creator enjoyed sunny skies and solid footing in their final workouts for racing's marquee event.

Lions pick up 5th-year option for 2017 on Ziggy Ansah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:46am

The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

Vikings draft a Unicorn; 100-year-old woman sets record at Penn Relays

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:01am

In case you hid from all sports media coverage this weekend, the 2016 NFL Draft went off in Chicago with all seven rounds of NFL prospects going to various teams. Here are a few favorite moments from the weekend.

'That's what makes us stronger:' Olympian rebounds from near-fatal accident

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:43pm

Doug Padilla competed in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics in the 5,000 meter run, and he’s considered one of the greatest athletes from BYU. A brutal accident cut his career short but won't stop the 12-time U.S. champion from winning in life.

Watch: Bees outfielder makes unbelievable catch, called up by Angels

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:42pm

During the most recent series with Sacramento, 23-year broadcaster Steve Klauke called a catch by center-fielder Shane Robinson “one of, if not, the best catches” he’s ever seen. See for yourself.

Where local athletes ended up in the NFL

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:34pm

The 2016 NFL Draft has come to a close and six local football players were drafted to various teams. However, several local athletes also signed a free agency deal following the draft. The following is a where local athletes ended up in the draft or in free agency.

Utah State dismisses OL Mosley for violation of team rules

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:18pm

Utah State junior offensive lineman Tyshon Mosley has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, head coach Matt Wells announced late Sunday night.

Komets scored two late to take 2-0 series lead to Utah in ECHL semifinal

KSL.com  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:20pm

The Fort Wayne Komets scored two goals in the third period to earn a 5-3 win Saturday night over the Utah Grizzlies and return to Utah with a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Real Salt Lake beats Dynamo 2-1, moves into 1st-place tie

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:00pm

Yura Movsisyan scored the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a tie for the MLS lead.

NFL draft picks show joy in myriad ways after big weekend

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:37pm

More than 250 college athletes heard their names called during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft this past weekend. And each one had their own unique response.

No. 30 BYU baseball walks off with win over Gonzaga on 5-run 9th

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:23pm

Eric Urry scored from third base on a walk-off sacrifice fly to cap a five-run ninth inning as No. 30 BYU baseball knocked off visiting Gonzaga 5-4 to sweep the series Saturday in Provo.

2016 NFL Draft Board

KSL.com  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:15pm

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday night as college athletes look to make a jump to the highest level of football. Follow along as the first round of the draft kicks off Thursday night.

SUU's Killebrew drafted by Detroit Lions; Sims goes to Titans

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:49pm

Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday by the Detroit Lions. In the fifth round, teammate LeShaun Sims went to the Tennessee Titans.