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Bizarre statue of Ronaldo turns heads; punting a birthday cake

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:59am

At the unveiling ceremony of a renamed airport in Portugal, a statue of soccer star and model Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed with a less-than-flattering likeness. Elsewhere, Oakland Raiders punter kicked a birthday cake to celebrate his QB's big day.

'Change is opportunity:' RSL's Petke settles into new role with familiar faces

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:15am

With Real Salt Lake's announcement of Mike Petke as the fourth head coach in franchise history, Chris Wingert got excited. Two Long Island natives were reunited on the Wasatch Front.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Kings

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:35am

On the Jazz running away from the Kings in the fourth quarter thanks to Boris Diaw and Shelvin Mack, Quin Snyder taking a moment to teach Dante Exum on the sidelines, and the brand new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Fans nix idea of Screaming Eagles signing troubled ex-NFL star Greg Hardy

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:34pm

Salt Lake Screaming Eagles fans turned down the opportunity to sign Greg Hardy, a former NFL star once suspended for domestic abuse in 2015, in a close vote Wednesday.

RSL hires former Red Bulls, Real Monarchs manager Mike Petke

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:02pm

After more than two years away from the game, former New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke is getting back into Major League Soccer.

Injuries hit Jazz again with George Hill, Raul Neto out vs. Kings

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:39pm

The injury report had two new additions ahead of Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings. That, plus more notes from Jazz shootaround in Sacramento.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU coaches pushing NFL for players

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

BYU's second-year coaching staff has no problem with its football players looking forward to pursuing NFL careers. The staff is even willing to have players change positions if it's in their best interests as far as making the NFL

Sports anchor uses Legos to reenact NCAA Tourney highlights; young fan meets his idol John Cena

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

A Nashville sports anchor uses Legos to reenact NCAA highlights, a young fan meets his hero John Cena, and Kyrie Irving practices immediately after the game. More fun stories from the world of sports in today’s From Left Field.

Chauncey, Kringlen pace BYU baseball to rivalry win at Utah

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:00pm

Tanner Chauncey finished 3 for 5 with two doubles and three runs scored, and BYU scored four runs each in the first and ninth innings to take an 11-6 win over the Utes in the first of a three-game series Tuesday at Smith’s Ballpark.

After hitting game-winning shot, UNC's Luke Maye was back in his 8 a.m. class

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:03am

Yes, North Carolina's Luke Maye hit the buzzer-beating shot of his life to send UNC to the Final Four Sunday night. But he made sure to be in class early the next Monday morning.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Pelicans

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:39am

On two Quin Snyder coaching decisions that changed the game for the Jazz, beautiful basketball made possible by weird Pelicans defense, and Rudy Gobert's conversations during the game.

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:02pm

Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland.

U. to conduct feasibility study in possible Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:01pm

The University of Utah will conduct a feasibility study to review the expansion of the south end zone of Rice-Eccles Stadium, the university announced Monday morning.

Utah gymnastics: Inspiring young girls just as important as winning

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:46pm

Utah gymnastics is a dynasty in college gymnastics, winning 10 national titles. But besides winning, Utah coaches prioritize teaching the team to be an example to aspiring athletes.

After Gobert's pointed comments on competitiveness, Jazz hold team meeting

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:51pm

After Saturday's loss to the LA Clippers, Rudy Gobert had some pointed comments about his team's competitiveness and selflessness. At Monday's shootaround, the Jazz spoke about what happened next.

Great Clips of the Week: Examining the NBA's sweet tooth; RSL goalkeeper a great father

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

Do you like candy? So do we. But do you know what we like more? These great videos from the weekend.

Isaac Asiata hopes to add 'NFL' to resume

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:17am

He’s a four-year starter, a Morris Trophy winner and one of the best offensive guards to play at the University of Utah. And soon, Isaac Asiata hopes to introduce himself as an NFL player.

Remembering the 1996-97 special season with the Utah Jazz

Jeremiah Jensen and Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:35pm

It’s been 20 years since John Stockton hit the biggest shot in Utah Jazz history, and this week has been about celebrating the historic 1997 Western Conference champions with reunions, highlights and reenactments of The Shot.

Lakeside Golf Course to host fundraiser for Utah victims of London terror attacks

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:07pm

KSL Golf and Lakeside Golf Course in Bountiful have teamed up for a special fundraiser Thursday, March 30. For $75, you can play nine holes with a cart — and all of it will go towards the Kurt Cochran family.