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Real Salt Lake signs Plata to multi-year deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:16pm

Real Salt Lake has re-signed forward Joao Plata to a multi-year contract and he will continue to hold a designated-player spot.

Copper Hills moves past Lehi in 5A tourney thanks to Stockton Shorts

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:01pm

Stockton Shorts led the Copper Hills Grizzlies to an easy 62-41 win over the Lehi Warriors in the 5A tournament's first round.

Hanson rallies Jordan boys past Fremont for first 5A playoff win in 4 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56pm

Indy Hanson had 18 points, two assists and three steals in the second half, including a back-breaking 3-pointer to cap a 12-0 third-quarter run, to help the Beetdiggers rally past the Silver Wolves 66-55 in a 5A state first-round game at UVU.

Third-quarter spurt helps Viewmont pull away from Westlake in 5A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:09pm

Josh Mordue dropped in three second-half 3-pointers en route to 12 points and three assists, and the Vikings pulled away from the Thunder 66-55 Monday afternoon at Utah Valley University.

Layton blows out Lehi in 5A tournament, moves to quarterfinals

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:39pm

In a game in which 32 players saw the floor, the Layton Lancers had a 33-point victory in the first round of the 5A boys basketball tournament over the Lehi Pioneers.

West Jordan upsets Sky View in 5A playoffs

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:18pm

The 12-11 West Jordan Jaguars upset the 19-3 Sky View Bobcats thanks to getting off to an early start and dominating the boards throughout.

Pleasant Grove trudges past Davis in 5A first round

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:58pm

The Pleasant Grove Vikings beat the Davis Darts 48-45, thanks to 25 free throws in a foul-laden game.

Great Clips of the Week: Creepy Jazz Bear, and Dewey beats Rose

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:00am

Some sports highlights are fantastic. Others, not so much. And some highlights are downright creepy. Here are our favorite clips of the weekend.

Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:27pm

Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports' top partiers, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career.

Cougars on Cloud 9 after thrilling upset of top-ranked Zags

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:15pm

The BYU men's basketball team returned home from Spokane after a 79-71 win over top-ranked Gonzaga at 2 a.m. MT Sunday morning. But the party didn't stop there after a throng of fans welcomed the team home at the Provo Airport.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Wizards

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:48pm

On the Jazz's shutdown defense to get a win against a good opponent on the road, Hayward's improvement in tough shotmaking that has allowed him to take a leap, and Dante Exum's inconsistency.

From Utah gymnastics to Cirque du Soleil, Damianova flies high, achieving dreams

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:37pm

Former University of Utah gymnast and five-time All-American Nansy Damianova returns to the Wasatch Front to perform in her first Cirque du Soleil show.

A look back at BYU's other wins over Top-5 opponents

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:39am

BYU won its first-ever game against the top-ranked team in the country with its 79-71 win over Gonzaga in Spokane on Saturday night. Here's a look back at some of the other top wins in program history.

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:38pm

Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night.

Moore, Aggies put on shooting clinic, rout Air Force on Senior Night

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:53pm

Jalen Moore put on a show in his final game in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday night as he finished with a game-high 24 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead USU to an 89-58 win over Air Force.

3A Hoops: Brenchley leads 1st-year Ridgeline boys to first team title in school history  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:06pm

Jaxon Brenchley totaled 31 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals to lift Ridgeline to its first-ever team championship in school history with an 89-63 win over Juan Diego in the Class 3A title game in Logan.Jaxon Brenchley totaled 31 point

Lee, Skinner lead Utah gymnastics to dominating win in hometown

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:26pm

In a return to their home state, Kari Lee and MyKayla Skinner won every event in Utah gymnastics’ 197.60-194.85 domination over Arizona State.

Anderl, Jessop lead Skyline girls past Judge Memorial in OT for 4A title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 6:03pm

Hannah Anderl had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and teammate Barrett Jessop scored a team-high 20, to help Skyline hold off Judge Memorial, 60-57 in overtime Saturday in the Class 4A state title game at Salt Lake Community College.

Moeaki leads American Fork girls to first 5A title since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:06pm

Taylor Moeaki had 21 points and three steals to lift the Cavemen to the 5A state title with a 50-46 win over Viewmont in Saturday’s championship game at Salt Lake Community College.