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Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:32am

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead his long-suffering team to the 2015 World Series title, died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25.

Chapecoense survivors lift trophy 2 months after tragedy

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:57am

The three surviving players of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy on Saturday in honor of their dead teammates.

Hill scores 30 vs. former team as Jazz beat Pacers 109-100

Kareem Copeland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:32pm

George Hill insisted there was no extra motivation in facing his former team for the first time since being traded during the summer.

Braxton, Senglin lead Weber St past Northern Colorado, 74-69

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:07pm

Zach Braxton scored 17 points, on 8-of-10 shooting, Jeremy Senglin hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 and Weber State beat Northern Colorado 74-69 on Saturday night.

Omogbo's 20 and 16 lead Colorado State over Utah State 64-56

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:42pm

Emmanuel Omogbo had 20 points and 16 rebounds and Colorado State never trailed on its way to a 64-56 win over Utah State on Saturday night.

How local players fared at Shrine Game, Collegiate Bowl

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:06pm

It was all-star weekend for a bevy of college football stars looking to impress NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine Game in Florida and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California. Former local standouts were no different. Here’s how they did.

Daniels and Bonam each score 24 as Utah beats Washington

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:02pm

Devon Daniels could not be stopped. Seemingly whenever he wanted to get to the rim, the chance was there for Daniels to score.

Game Night Live: Thrillers, upsets and an update on the state's transfer proposal

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:02pm

It’s the halfway point of the season in high school basketball. Where has the time gone?

Exhausted BYU women shake off slow start for win over Pacific

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:35pm

Cassie Broadhead continued her dazzling scoring pace with 23 points and four assists, and Kalani Purcell supplied 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as the Cougars picked up a 68-50 win over Pacific in the Marriott Center.

Mika with 17 points, BYU rolls past Pacific 62-47

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:24pm

Eric Mika scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 13th double-double this season and BYU rolled to a 62-47 win over Pacific on Saturday.

Heading to Pacific, BYU hoops out to snap road hex

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:06am

For a team that boasts just one senior on the active roster, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Cougars are having trouble translating their home form to road games.

Clutch freshmen performances keep Utah gymnastics' undefeated season alive

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:57am

The Red Rocks posted a season-high 197.625 Friday at the Huntsman Center, defeating Denver (196.875), Boise State (196.225) and Illinois-Chicago (193.250).

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Mavericks

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:09pm

On Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert's star turn (including Gobert's 27 point, 25 rebound performance), Jazz lineup versatility, and the value of getting in the penalty.

Gobert 27 points, 25 rebounds in Jazz 112-107 OT win at Mavs

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:30pm

Rudy Gobert was helping the Utah Jazz even when missing free throws in overtime.

RSL set to open preseason with free-agent additions, ongoing talks with Donovan

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:13pm

Real Salt Lake opens the MLS preseason Monday in Casa Grande, Arizona, and a pair of MLS veterans have agreed in principle to join the club. Meanwhile, general manager Craig Waibel reaffirmed ongoing discussions with Landon Donovan.

Former Ute lands in first round of NFL mock draft; fans react to Raiders’ Vegas move

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:07am

A former Ute looks like a first-rounder in a couple of NFL mock drafts, the Raiders are on the move and a fan wins before an embarrassing moment at a basketball game.

Mika's 12th double-double leads BYU hoops by Pepperdine

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:17pm

Eric Mika posted his 12th double-double of the season, and Nick Emery passed Jimmer Fredette in BYU's 99-70 rout of Pepperdine a week after a loss at San Diego.

North Dakota hands Weber State first Big Sky loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:01pm

Geno Crandall scored a career-high 31 points and North Dakota handed Weber State its first Big Sky Conference loss 83-77 on Thursday night.

Curry, Durant, LeBron, Irving to start NBA All-Star Game

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:30pm

Stephen Curry won a tiebreaker to join Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also gave Cleveland two starters in the NBA All-Star Game.