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The NBA's set to return on July 31 in Orlando

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jun 4th - 12:28pm

On Thursday, the league’s board of governors approved the league’s 22-team plan to restart the season, according to multiple reports.

'We're just happy to play': Maple Mountain keeps winning at Last Chance baseball tourney

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:23pm

Cole Rollins went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, and Josh Crandall was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI to help Maple Mountain hold off rival Springville, 8-5 in a tournament winner’s bracket game of the double-elimination tournament Wednesday at Maple Mountain.

Lockout avoided: MLS, players' union set stage for return to play

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:09pm

A lockout has been avoided. The 2020 season of Major League Soccer is expected to continue — and soon.

Reports: NBA to vote on 22-team restart on Thursday

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:55am

According to multiple reports, the NBA will bring 22 teams to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex on the Disney campus near Orlando and play eight regular-season games to determine playoff seeding before the postseason begins.

Patrick Kinahan: Sports matter more than ever — again

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:12am

Imagine if the Jazz were still alive in this season’s NBA playoffs, last weekend playing a home game in the Western Conference finals.

Utah Royals to host Washington Spirit in NWSL Challenge Cup opener (+full schedule)

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:33am

Utah Royals FC will open the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup at home Tuesday, June 30 against former BYU star Ashley Hatch and the Washington Spirit at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman.

Quin Snyder part of committee of NBA coaches to pursue racial injustice reform

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:14am

In the wake of protests throughout the country over “police brutality, racial profiling and the weaponization of racism”, including in many NBA cities, the National Basketball Coaches Association is hoping to use its platform to create positive change.

MLS players submit proposal for summer tournament to league, but hurdles remain

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 31st - 10:36pm

Major League Soccer may have taken a significant step toward resuming play Sunday.

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

Sean Walker,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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.