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From Left Field: Jimmer Fredette signs 2-year deal with Shanghai Sharks

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:04am

Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette decided to stay in China for the next two seasons, signing an agreement to remain with the Shanghai Sharks. That, plus other sports highlights in today's From Left Field.

Report: Former Oregon receiver enrolls at Utah

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:47am

The University of Utah picked up a big-time receiver Tuesday, according to a report by

Ben Anderson: Gordon Hayward compliments, critiques Jazz on his way out the door

Ben Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:14am

In a podcast with ESPN, Gordon Hayward discusses his decision to leave the Jazz, and how he arrived at his decision.

Utah well represented at youth soccer national championship

Lindsey Peterson,  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:36am

The 2017 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series games are this week in Frisco, Texas, and Utah will be well represented with four local soccer teams competing.

Watch: Kyle Kuzma's summer league highlight reel  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:57pm

The Los Angeles Lakers took former UCLA star Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's NBA draft. But it was former Utah wing Kyle Kuzma who stole the show during the summer league. Here are his highlights.

Rockies’ Bettis pitches in SLC as he continues journey back to majors after cancer battle

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:17pm

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis may have been the opposing pitcher at Smith’s Ballpark Sunday night, but it was hard to tell. Salt Lake City was just another stop in his goal to pitch in the majors again after beating cancer twice.

Early reports 'always just rumors,' Hayward says during lengthy free-agent discussion with ESPN

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:14pm

Former Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward discussed at length his free-agent decision with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski in a lengthy interview on the ESPN reporter's podcast "The Woj Pod."

Great Clips of the Week: Danny Ainge 'posterized' by USU-bound son; Michael Phelps races a shark

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:00am

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the case of incoming Utah State freshman Crew Ainge, the son of former BYU star Danny Ainge, as demonstrated in a video that made the rounds on social media Sunday.

KSL Golf celebrates Wasatch Mountain's 50th anniversary

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:03am

We are at Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf Course in Midway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Super Bowl champ Kyle Van Noy representing adopted kids with charity foundation

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:50pm

Kyle Van Noy was back in Provo on Friday night, when he and his wife Marissa hosted a charity event to raise money for the Van Noy Valor Foundation at Fat Cats bowling alley in Provo.

Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:41pm

During one of Jordan Spieth's many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

Big Sky Kickoff: Weber State ready for 'next step;' an update on Sara Hill's battle with cancer

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:30pm

At the annual Big Sky football kickoff in Park City, Weber State coach Jay Hill said the Wildcats are ready for the next step — and he gave an update on his wife Sara's ongoing battle with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Sporting KC rallies to draw Real Salt Lake in another wild match

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:30am

Benny Feilhaber's second-half penalty kick gave Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake, but the real fireworks of Saturday's Pioneer Day match came in RSL coach Mike Petke's postgame press conference.

Video: Toddler riders invade SLC for Strider Cup World Championships  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:44pm

Thousands of toddler bike riders converged on the Gallivan Center for the seventh-annual Strider Cup World Championships, a 750-foot obstacle course for tykes on 20-inch standup bikes.

New Ute offensive coordinator brings dynamic, simple offense to SLC

Brittany Copeland  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:01pm

In one week, Utah football returns for the 2017 season with fall camp. But class is already in session at the U. under first-year offensive coordinator Troy Taylor.

Blindness won't stop 'Fame' from excelling at barrel racing

Brittany Copeland  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:22pm

Fame has scar tissue in his right eye, leading to partial blindness. Both human doctors and several veterinarians have examined the issue, but none can agree on what caused the ailment.

SLC's Sparta United heads to U-17 national tournament

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:12pm

For the second-straight season, Sparta will send a boys team to the U-17 U.S. Youth Soccer national tournament in Frisco, Texas.

Utah's Finau jumps into top 20 at British Open's third round

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:01pm

Tony Finau shot 3-under-par 67 Saturday as scores plummeted in the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Utah Falconz to host semipro football championship Saturday at Cottonwood High

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:29am

The Falconz will host the International Women’s Football League title game Saturday at 7 p.m. MT, when the defending champs will take on the Austin Yellowjackets at Cottonwood High School.