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BYU football ‘pumped’ to have starting center back, dismisses tight end

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:11pm

The biggest news of BYU Media Day was mentioned pretty quickly by offensive line coach Mike Empey during the annual State of the Program that kicks off the day-long session of interviews, stories and anecdotes for players and coaches.

Salt Lake Bees pitcher named to All-Star Futures game

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:24pm

Salt Lake Bees left-handed pitcher Nate Smith was named to the All-Star Futures game on Tuesday afternoon and joins a bevy of former Bees who have previously played in the game.

Michael Phelps can’t be stopped; Emoji jersey night

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:02am

It’s that time again where the world recognizes swimming as a sport. The Olympics are upon us and history has already been made. We're getting Emoji jerseys. Two female athletes signed to a baseball roster.

Why BYU's 1996 football team was the best in school history

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:15am

2016 marks the 20-year anniversary of BYU football's 1996 team that went 14-1 and won the Cotton Bowl. Here are four reasons the 1996 campaign was the best in the school's history.

How the U. helps athletes, coaches balance football, family and faith

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:32am

It’s 3 a.m. following a taxing football game. The brain is wired and sleep is fleeting. But in a few hours, church services begin and your toddler does not care what time you went to bed or how exhausted you or your body might feel.

Utah gymnastics adds second-ever transfer to 2016-17 roster

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:32pm

The Red Rocks added Maryland transfer Macey Roberts to their 2016-17 roster three weeks after Samantha Partyka announced her retirement from the sport.

Lehi golfer Finau qualifies as alternate for British Open

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:17pm

Lehi resident Tony Finau will play in his first career British Open at Royal Troon in two weeks, going in as an alternate after shooting a two-day 147 at Oakmont and a four-day 289 at last week’s Quicken Loans National.

Jimmer Fredette to sign with Nuggets' summer league squad

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:17pm

Jimmer Fredette’s journey since graduating from BYU in 2011 has taken him through multiple stops and levels of the NBA. He’ll add one more this summer — in the Mile High City.

New Jazz draftees arrive in Utah, meet fans

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:10pm

Jazz draftees Joel Bolomboy, Marcus Paige and Tyrone Wallace had their first taste of the Utah Jazz Wednesday: meeting with the media, then touring Vivint Arena.

Is US men's soccer like BYU football: Just OK? One sports pundit says yes

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:00am

A sports pundit says the U.S. men's national soccer team is just like BYU football, and an analyst jinxes England on live TV. More fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

Steve Young glad BYU football stayed true to its tradition

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:16am

Steve Young wasn't excited that BYU was considering going away from its tradition on offense when Bronco Mendenhall quit as football coach. More than ever, given the difficulties of being an independent, Young believes BYU needs to promote its image.

RSL falls via shootout to Seattle in Open Cup play

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:01pm

Goalkeeper Tyler Miller made a pair of saves during a penalty shootout to help Seattle Sounders FC advance to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10pm

Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.

Greg Wrubell's #CougarQuiz No. 7

Greg Wrubell  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:11pm

It's time for your mid-week selection of BYU football brain teasers, written by the Voice of the Cougars, as the countdown to Cougar training camp continues.

Tim Tebow comes to the aid of airline passenger with stopped heart

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:07am

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow came to the aid of an airline passenger and his family after his pulse stopped in flight. Meanwhile, Iceland fans impressed again after a huge upset win against England.

Jazz future on the line this summer

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:13am

Examining how the Jazz acquisition of George Hill is the first step in realizing the potential of this long rebuilding process.

Holness returns to RSL just in time after suffering seizure

Sean Walker and Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:59pm

When Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar looked out at first-time starter Omar Holness in the midfield at FC Dallas, he didn’t see a star-struck rookie with nerves adapting to his first MLS start. He saw a talented player manning the midfield.

An unprecedented start for UVU men's soccer

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 11:04am

The UVU mens soccer team has won 23 games in just two seasons, earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament and the school's first-ever top 25 ranking in any sport. It also had the 12th-ranked recruiting class in 2016.

Damian Lillard gets Christmas rap offer; Mariners fan runs into play

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

NBA players and aspiring musicians can also write Christmas music, Seattle baseball fans are breathing new life into the "seventh-inning stretch," and South America soccer is routine chaos surrounded by a few loose rules of the Beautiful Game.