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Indians manager Francona favors nickname change for club

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 11:48am

Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname.

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:58pm

The coronavirus outbreak moved the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from the Coney Island boardwalk to an undisclosed indoor location but the results were familiar: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men's and women's champions of the annual gluttony fest on Saturday.

Amy Rodriguez's first-half strike leads Utah Royals to first win of 2020, 1-0 over Sky Blue

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:36pm

Rodriguez combined with Vero Boquete for the only goal of the match, and Abby Smith earned a clean sheet without making a save to help Utah Royals FC to their first win of the 2020 season, 1-0 over New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC.

Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:49pm

They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.

'I'm really happy in Utah': Rudy Gobert doesn't want to take things for granted with the Jazz or in life

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 5:10pm

With each sniff, Rudy Gobert gets a stark reminder of how trying the last few months have been.

AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 11:33am

Mike Trout rounded third base wearing a white N-95 mask Friday morning as he participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp.

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 9:58am

Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.

Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debate

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 9:45am

The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.”

Though tension was real, Donovan Mitchell says he and Rudy Gobert are 'good'

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:17pm

It wasn’t a very peaceful quarantine for Mitchell, but on Thursday, in his first media availability since the season was suspended, the star guard said things between him and Gobert were fine.

U. condemns 'repugnant' remarks made to former Utah player following Scalley investigation

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:57pm

A day after the University of Utah reinstated defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley to his position following an investigation into a racial slur he used in 2013, former Utah cornerback Ryan Lacy says he’s received death threats for his part in the investigation.

RSL affiliate Real Monarchs will return to play July 11, and (some) fans will be invited

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:38am

The match against U.S. men’s national team legend Landon Donovan and San Diego Loyal SC will be played in front of a limited number of fans, too, and televised on ESPN Deportes.

Patrick Kinahan: Utah's Scalley deserves a shot at redemption

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:13am

In probably the worst possible time, given the current situation in this country, the University of Utah athletic and football leadership handled the delicate situation involving Morgan Scalley about as well as it could under such trying circumstances.

COVID-19 impacts 2 Utah high school football teams

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:11pm

The coronavirus has made its way to two high school sports teams in Salt Lake County.

Weighing family and basketball: Jazz's Conley, Ingles faced hard decision on whether to play in Orlando

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:12pm

With two young kids at home and a third due at the end of August, Mike Conley had to decide if he was even going to play — and he wasn’t the only Jazz player to face that decision.

Utah retains Morgan Scalley as defensive coordinator following investigation into racist text

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 1st - 12:13pm

Following an investigation, the University of Utah has finished its review of defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley's use of a racial slur in 2013.

Patrick Kinahan: NBA to go all in on social issues in Orlando

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:14am

During a Zoom conference call with Utah media members, Quin Snyder discussed the current events and uttered a quote that attracted widespread attention for its depth and simplicity.

Is it time for American sports to stop playing the national anthem?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 30th - 6:14pm

Is it time to reverse the trend — to pull the plug on the pre-game anthem singers and the pledge to the flag that hovers over the "land of the free and the home of the brave"?

Bees, Raptors, Owlz 2020 games canceled as MiLB packs up for the season

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 30th - 3:54pm

Professional baseball games may be back in the U.S. by Pioneer Day but pro baseball in Utah will have to spend the year in the dugout.

King of Queens: Rookie Tziarra King’s dramatic equalizer levels 3-3 draw in Utah Royals’ 2020 Challenge Cup debut

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 30th - 1:33pm

Veronica Boquete had a goal and an assist, and the rookie Tziarra King scored a dramatic equalizer with 2 minutes left in regulation of her professional debut to help Utah secure a 3-3 draw Tuesday.