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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.

Finau's 73 makes the cut at storm-battered British Open  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:13pm

After shooting even-par 70 in Thursday’s opening round, the Lehi resident put together a 3-over 73 Friday to make the cut at Royal Birkdale golf club in England.

MLS upholds Kyle Beckerman's red card suspension; Petke unloads on decision

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:58pm

Major League Soccer’s independent panel the constitutes the disciplinary committee upheld the red-card decision given out by referee Baldomero Toledo in the 55th minute of RSL’s win over the Timbers, and RSL coach Mike Petke was not happy.

'2 angels' save BYU basketball alum from near-fatal wasp attack in Hawaii

Dave Cawley  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:43pm

Two total strangers saved the life of former BYU basketball player Jake Shoff after wasp stings prompted a severe allergic reaction as he vacationed with family in Hawaii.

Real Salt Lake hires Todd Hoffard as director of goalkeeping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:06pm

Real Salt Lake has hired Todd Hoffard as director of goalkeeping.

From Left Field: Dodgers organist pays tribute to Linkin Park singer

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:31am

The Dodgers organist pays tribute to Chester Bennington who died Thursday. Also, a fan misses two shots at a foul ball and Sergio Garcia loses a battle with a bush.

Jazz player plans to give some of his contract to underprivileged families in Utah

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

Joe Ingles told an Australian paper that he wants to use some of his new $52 million contract to help underprivileged families in Utah. In other news, Jazz players are participating in basketball camps and charity games around the globe.

MLS will start video review for all league matches on Aug. 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:04pm

Major League Soccer will begin using video review for all matches on Aug. 5.

Former Utah guard transfers to BYU for senior season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:25pm

Former Utah guard Malia Nawahine will play her final season of collegiate eligibility at BYU, the Cougars announced Thursday.

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:22pm

O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.

10 years later, Utah native moving past nearly fatal bull-riding accident

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:40am

Just as Tag Elliott was ascending to the top of the world rodeo circuit, tragedy struck his own career — but made him stronger.

From Left Field: Utah's Kyle Kuzma gets recognition from Kevin Durant

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:59am

Former Utah basketball star Kyle Kuzma received a shoutout from Kevin Durant after winning the NBA Summer League MVP trophy and championship. That, plus one Tour de France rider showed off his gnarly legs after finishing a stage.

Coaches hoping Laulu-Pututau’s weight gain bears fruit on Cougar tight ends

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:15am

Like a lot of high school football players with Division I aspirations, Moroni Laulu-Pututau wore a lot of hats in his prep days at Mountain Crest, but never tight end. Until now.

For world champion cowboy Kaycee Feild, Days of ’47 adds to legacy of legendary father

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:20am

For four-time world bareback champion Kaycee Feild and the rest of the first family of Utah rodeo, the Days of ’47 represents a special place — starting with the new statue that sits outside the rodeo arena honoring a legend of the sport.

Joao Plata scores twice, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 4-1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 11:50pm

Joao Plata scored twice and Kyle Beckerman added a goal before receiving a red card in Real Salt Lake's 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

BYU’s Mangum added to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

Lindsey Peterson,  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 1:32pm

Tanner Mangum of BYU football has been named to another award watch list this preseason. He is a candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award. Mangum is already on the watch list for the Maxwell Award.