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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!

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.

Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he is quitting Argentina

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:40pm

Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands.

Hall of Fame basketball star's career goes to Olympic heights from Taylorsville roots

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:20pm

Natalie Williams' career has taken her around the country, across the Pacific Ocean and to immeasurable heights. But it all began just a few miles away from Fore Lakes Golf Course, where she caught up with KSL Golf.

Utah native signs 4-year extension with L.A. Kings

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:58pm

Utah native Trevor Lewis has carved out a nice stay in Southern California. Why not extend it?

Have You Seen This? Proud grandpa sobs at NHL draft

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:24pm

This grandpa melted hearts all over the internet as he sobbed with pride and joy at the National Hockey League draft.

Free golf day for first responders strikes chord for Talons Cove manager

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:16am

Talons Cove golf course general manager Steve Watts hosts a free golf day for first responders every year. Last January, the cause struck close to home when one responder saved his life.

With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:30pm

Not quite a victory for the United States. Just a good enough effort to leave the team feeling better about itself.

Diaz sets up 2-0 win for FC Dallas over Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:03pm

Fabian Castillo finished Mauro Diaz's sensational assist in the 58th to cap FC Dallas' 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in a Western Conference showdown.

In Weber State's Joel Bolomboy, the Utah Jazz got their man

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:02pm

Weber State power forward Joel Bolomboy will begin the Utah Jazz Summer League with his new NBA team next week, where he will hope to cement himself into the Jazz’s rotation that includes posts like Derrick Favors, Trevor Booker and Jeff Withey.

Seahawks' Siliga, other NFL 'big men' give back at local linemen camp

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:59pm

Former Copper Hills defensive lineman and current Seattle Seahawks pro Sealver Siliga watched every summer as his friends went off to specialized football camps for skill position players. But as a lineman, he rarely got that chance.

NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:41am

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don Tialavea Foundation.