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Jazz owner Gail Miller among Utah sports leaders condemning violence, racism, injustice

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31st - 9:58pm

Across the Beehive State, Utah leaders decried violence caused by some protests — but unilaterally condemned racism, discrimination and the social injustices against which most protestors were fighting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, among others.

Michael Jordan: "Truly pained and plain angry”

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 8:54pm

Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.”

Eli Tomac cruises in 1st of 7 races marking Supercross' return at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31st - 7:15pm

Eli Tomac came from behind to cruise to a victory in the professional sports’ return to Utah in Sunday’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.

Vikings finally earn first win to close out pool play at UPG Last Chance tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 10:47pm

Winning pitcher Ernesto Lugo scattered just three hits with four strikeouts in five innings, and Pleasant Grove shut out previously unbeaten Lone Peak, 6-0 in Saturday’s final game in the eight-team Class 6A group stage.

'Heartbreaking on a lot of levels': Orem High softball field tagged with racist, homophobic graffiti

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 12:18pm

Alpine School District officials confirmed that the Orem Tigers’ softball field was tagged with graffiti sometime in the overnight hours of Friday night and Saturday morning.

'It was like Christmas Eve': 6A baseball returns as Lone Peak edges Copper Hills in Last Chance opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29th - 7:45pm

Lone Peak’s Ryder Christensen drove in teammate Ethan Lamb with the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth to help Lone Peak hold off Copper Hills 5-4 Friday.

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:34pm

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season, three people familiar with details of the call said Friday.

University of Utah details plan to bring athletes back to campus

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29th - 10:05am

As student-athletes prepare to return to the University of Utah in June for voluntary workouts related to their sport, the university has released a detailed plan to ensure their safety amid a still uncertain future related to the coronavirus pandemic.

BYU alum Sione Takitaki will be ready for Year 2 with Browns after unique offseason

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28th - 10:15am

Anything Takitaki can do to get ready for the season will help. The former Cougar played in 15 games as a rookie, with one start, and totaled 21 tackles with seven solo stops, and he'll be needed to take another step forward in a young Browns defense this fall.

What you need to know about soccer's return to Utah via the NWSL Challenge Cup

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28th - 9:27am

There are still plenty of unknowns surrounding the National Women’s Soccer League 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

School board calls off proposed 'Jordan Cup' citing safety concerns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 6:13am

Citing “safety concerns for everyone involved,” the Jordan Board of Education halted the proposed “Jordan Cup,” which was intended to provide district-level competitions for spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short by COVID-19.

Late birdie lifts Lone Peak’s Berlin Long to 6A golf title; Lehi’s Galeai surges to top of 5A

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 9:19pm

Long’s birdie on the par-4, 359-yard 18th gave her a 6-under-par 67, the low round of the day and a Utah Section PGA Class 6A individual state title at Fox Hollow Golf Club.

Lehi's Galeai, Timpview girls surge to top of individual 5A golf meet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 5:12pm

The Lehi junior carded 5-under-par 68 to take top honors at the individual state meet hosted by the Utah Section PGA, earning a title of repeat champion in play if not title, at the meet not sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association.

Patrick Kinahan: These four coaches belong on Utah's Mount Rushmore

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 10:16am

The argument is split in half, really, with two guarantees out of the four who belong on Utah’s coaching Mount Rushmore.

Utah to host 9-team, 25-game NWSL 2020 Challenge Cup starting in June

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 7:55am

The National Women’s Soccer League announced Wednesday that the state of Utah will host the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, a 25-game tournament.

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:36pm

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play.

NWSL approves protocol for 9 clubs to resume small-group training, with 'Utah tournament' reportedly on the horizon

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 6:19pm

The National Women’s Soccer League has released plans for players and teams to resume near-normal training sessions, while additional plans reportedly approaching for a preseason tournament in Utah.

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:43am

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.

American Fork product Brendan Bailey, son of Jazz broadcaster Thurl, to turn pro 2 years early

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:04pm

The 6-foot-8 wing who prepped at American Fork announced Friday that he is leaving Marquette to fully commit to the NBA draft, and a professional career.