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Talking Softball: Baseball Hall of Fame to honor famous ‘Simpsons’ episode

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:00am

The Baseball Hall of Fame set to honor a famous episode of “The Simpsons,” and Missouri basketball fans really don’t like John Calipari. More fun stories from the world of sports in today’s From Left Field.

Patrick Kinahan: Will Fredette take another shot at the NBA?

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:41am

Jimmer Fredette is going crazy in the Chinese basketball league, averaging 37 points a game. Given the fact that the former BYU star is still young and can still shoot, the question now becomes if Fredette can make another run at playing in the NBA.

East girls stun top-seeded Mountain View, advance to 4A quarterfinals vs. Judge Memorial

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40pm

Liana Kaitu’u scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, and Lani Taliauli had 18 points to lead East to a stunning 56-53 upset of the Bruins at Salt Lake Community College.

Rounding up some Jazz trade deadline rumors

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:05pm

Rounding up what's going on with Jazz trade deadline rumors 48 hours before the deadline, including the Jazz's reported interest in Lou Williams, Derrick Favors possibilities, and more.

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:25pm

The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.

Every NFL team's jerseys reimagined as soccer kits

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:46am

One graphic designer reimagined all 32 NFL teams jerseys and logos as if they were in the world of soccer. Elsewhere in the world of sports, Sacramento Kings fans are finding new passions after their team traded away DeMarcus Cousins.

Ben Anderson: At trade deadline, Jazz need minor tweaks, not major changes

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:17am

As the NBA trade deadline approaches, the Jazz would be better served supporting their foundation, and not attempting to shake up the NBA landscape.

Zone defense sparks Lone Peak girls to upset of top-seeded West in 5A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:37pm

Savannah Flanary scored 18 points, including nine from the free-throw line, and Lone Peak used a 1-3-1 zone to stun the top-seeded Panthers 57-48 at Salt Lake Community College.

Carr helps Viewmont girls rally by Riverton in overtime of 5A state basketball opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:39pm

Mercedes Staples scored a game-high 25 points, and Megan Carr finished with 20 points and six rebounds to help the Vikings outlast Riverton 56-51 to move to Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Salt Lake Community College.

Where's Bolomboy? Jazz rookie, D-League all-star impressive in 1st season

Brittany Copeland  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Instead of playing 'Where's Waldo?' the Jazz have been playing 'Where's Joel Bolomboy?' But it's paying off.

Cousins joins Davis, giving Pelicans powerful pair up front

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out of Sacramento — and right into an All-Star frontcourt pairing with Anthony Davis.

Runnin’ Utes trending in the wrong direction

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:17pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Although the start to a classic novel, that also sums up Utah’s season in near perfect form.

Great Clips of the Week: Jimmer Fredette goes for 73 in China; Utes lacrosse stuns defending champs

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:00am

Fredette’s most recent accolades, as well as a massive upset in local college lacrosse and a game-ending brawl in Division III basketball, are part of this weekend’s Great Clips of the Week.

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:44pm

Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more.

Wasatch Golf Expo opens golf season

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:27pm

KSL is a proud sponsor of the Wasatch Golf Expo, which will be this Friday and Saturday at the South Town Expo Center in Sandy.

Thompson leads Oregon State past Utah, 68-67

Kyle Odegard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:13pm

Despite dropping their first 14 Pac-12 games, Oregon State players remained confident in their abilities.

Springville girls team fulfills hoops dream for manager with special needs

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:09pm

When Springville’s girls basketball team clinched the Region 8 championship with a win over rival Maple Mountain last Tuesday night, they did it with an assorted complement of players. And one very special starter.

Frustrated Cougars disappointed with another missed opportunity vs. No. 22 Saint Mary's

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:10am

Saint Mary’s scored one point over the final seven minutes of play, but the No. 22 Gaels still defeated BYU 70-57 in the Marriott Center on a senior night devoid of active seniors on the roster.

No. 5 Utah gymnastics defeats No. 4 UCLA with career-best performances

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:21am

Utah gymnastics hosted UCLA in one of the most anticipated meets of the season. The Red Rocks performed a jaw-dropping floor set to defeat the Bruins, 197.875-197.500.