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Special Olympics athlete vanishes after another found safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:50pm

A teenage Special Olympics athlete vanished from Los Angeles International Airport early Monday, just hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.

Lolo Jones says she can last with Ronda Rousey; multiple hamburgers spotted on football fields

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:15pm

Lolo Jones says she can last at least a minute with Ronda Rousey in the ring, but with a pretty meek strategy. In other news, multiple hamburgers were spotted on football fields this weekend.

Reigning Tour of Utah champ fails doping test, suspended

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:56am

Professional cyclist Tom Danielson has been removed from the Tour of Utah competition as a result of an "adverse" test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Greg Wrubell's Cougar Quiz No. 15

Greg Wrubell  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:03am

It's a year-by-year stroll through the Bronco Mendenhall era, in Greg Wrubell's final "Cougar Quiz" of the off-season.

Cougar Clicks: Taysom Hill as hedge fund manager; BYU's baggage

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:52am

Here's the latest roundup of BYU-related news from the World Wide Web, including a look at what quarterback Taysom Hill has been doing this summer.

Kaufusi hopes to lead in backfield, locker room as senior

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:20pm

The BYU football team reports for fall camp on Friday and takes to the field Saturday. A lot is expected of senior defensive end Bronson Kaufusi. The leader on the defense knows he has to have a big season for the Cougar D to be successful.

Emery's foot injury healing quickly for BYU hoops

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:55pm

Incoming BYU guard Nick Emery injured his foot over the summer, a gruesome injury that required several stitches. But he's healing well, according to a recent post on his Twitter feed.

Patton Kizzire wins Tour's Utah Championship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:40pm

Patton Kizzire won the Utah Championship on Sunday for first Tour title, beating South Korea's Sung Kang with a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

After hectic loss at DC, RSL eager to shift focus to CCL

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:14pm

Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar said on the postgame broadcast of RSL's 6-4 loss at D.C. United that most road games where you score four goals, you win. Instead, he'll try to correct a loss as the club opens CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday.

Whittingham talks Hatfield, Booker and stadium expansion

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:15pm

Utah head coach Kyle Whttingham didn't have to answer questions about his job status this year at Pac-12 media days. Instead, the questions were about his Heisman candidate running back, stadium expansion and the suspension of Dominique Hatfield.

Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:50pm

Right on the heels of signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension, the Seattle Seahawks have locked up All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

United tops Real Salt Lake in wild affair, 6-4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:50pm

Perry Kitchen broke a 4-4 tie in the 79th minute and D.C. United beat Real Salt Lake 6-4 on Saturday night.

Smith, Phillips lead RSL Women to rout in WPSL Elite title match

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:20pm

Collette Smith had two goals, and current BYU midfielder Bizzy Phillips added two goals and an assist to help RSL Women beat the San Francisco Nighthawks 7-0 in the WPSL Elite title game at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

2 new coordinators, but same old Aggie football program

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:52pm

Utah State head coach Matt Wells is thinking he should be concerned about breaking in two new coordinators in 2015. But he isn't, with the Aggies' additions of defensive coordinator Kevin Clune and offensive newcomer Josh Heupel.

Optimism swells at Utah State as healthy stars return to field

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:42pm

The Aggies have plenty of optimism and hope with the return of injured stars Chuckie Keeton and Kyler Fackrell, as both of them mentioned at Wednesday's Mountain West media day in Las Vegas.

Coach gives update on 4 Aggie football players hurt in crash

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:35pm

Most of the talk at Mountain West media days was on the upcoming season. But on the forefront of Utah State coach Matt Wells' mind, he realized just how lucky four of his players are to be alive.

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:52am

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

RSL Women rekindle rivalry in league title match

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:23am

Sara Cowley and the RSL Women will play the San Francisco Nighthawks in the championship match of the WPSL Elite at 3 p.m. MT Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium, the first of three-straight matches by the RSL organization this weekend.

Utes: 'Time has come' to be a contender in Pac-12

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:31pm

Five years after its addition to the Pac-12, Utah isn't shying away from high expectations at conference media days.