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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.

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.

U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:59pm

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that university officials say will enhance the fan experience.

Poeltl arrives in Toronto for first time with plenty of familiarity

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:41pm

Jakob Poeltl never visited Toronto before the Raptors selected him with ninth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.

Former BYU guard Collinsworth signs with Dallas summer league team

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:28pm

Former BYU standout guard Kyle Collinsworth wasn't selected during the 2016 NBA Draft. But his pro career is just beginning.

BYU's Shaq Walker turns pro, foregoes final collegiate season

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:19pm

BYU 800-meter athlete Shaquille Walker signed an endorsement deal with Brooks shoe company, joining the Brooks Beasts training group in Seattle.

Obama's plea for J.R. Smith to put a shirt on; the new most-depressing sports town in US

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:01am

President Barack Obama has a specific request for Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, America has a new "most depressing" sports city and Team USA roster options take another major hit.

Jazz trade down, draft Weber State's Bolomboy and 2 others

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:11am

The Jazz moved around and made three second round selections in the NBA draft Thursday night in New York City. A breakdown of what they did and why they did it.

76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:50pm

Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.

Utah Jazz draft Weber State's Bolomboy in 2nd round

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:00pm

Former Weber State standout Joel Bolomboy was selected in the second round of Thursday's 2016 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.