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NCAA to study possible effects of widespread legal wagering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:26pm

The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools.

Molinari survives wild day to win British Open; Tony Finau top-10 at 3rd-straight major

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:27pm

Francesco Molinari didn't get the loudest cheers for the best golf at British Open.

Real Salt Lake draws lowly Colorado 2-2 in Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:33pm

Damir Kreilach and Joao Plata each scored a first-half goal before Real Salt Lake settled for a 2-2 draw with Colorado in the second leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry series Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

CFB Preview: BYU trying to bounce back from 4-9 nightmare season

KSL Sports  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:33pm

BYU is coming off its worst season since 1955, but change is in sight for the Cougar football program that went 4-9 a year ago. A new season is on the horizon.

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks; Finau goes par on moving day

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:08pm

Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years.

Utah Royals FC goes unbeaten in 3-match series with league-leading North Carolina

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:01pm

Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart earned her first shutout in a home kit on the Wasatch Front, and Utah Royals FC held on for a scoreless draw against league-leading North Carolina Courage Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Tony Finau makes cut, tied for 6th at British Open

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:54pm

Finau carded an even-par 71 in Friday’s second round of the British Open at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland.

How Tiger Woods helped a Utah County company raise sales by 300 percent

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:45am

A Utah County-based tape company more than doubled its regular online sales Thursday when Tiger Woods, the 41-year-old former World No. 1 golfer, sported a version of its product during the first round of the Open Championship in Scotland.

After resigning tenured post, former BYU rugby coach David Smyth takes job at Utah Valley

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:26am

Smyth and veteran assistant coach Wayne Tarawhiti will coach at Utah Valley University beginning this fall, the Wolverines’ program announced Friday.

Jazz Gaming fight for playoffs in increasingly relevant NBA 2K League

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:15am

After a tough start, the NBA 2K League is adapting its product and finding success on the virtual hardwood. That includes Jazz Gaming, who are fighting for a playoff spot with five games remaining and $300K on the line.

Utah center Lo Falemaka named to Rimington Award watchlist

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:03am

The University of Utah football team rounded out the week with another member of its program being named to a preseason watchlist.

Utah's Tony Finau one shot off British Open first-round lead

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:40pm

The Salt Lake City native shot 4-under-par 67 in Thursday’s opening round of the British Open at Carnoustie Golf Club in Angus, Scotland, finishing just one shot back of the leader Kevin Kisner at the end of the round.

Utah Jazz to part ways with Papa John's after founder's remarks

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:36pm

The Utah Jazz will not renew their partnership with the pizza chain when their contract runs out before the 2018-2019 starts, league sources confirmed with Thursday.

Utah Royals sign former BYU, Weber State standouts to short-term contracts

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:56pm

Utah announced Thursday the signings of former BYU midfielder Collette Jepson Smith and Weber State goalkeeper Becca Ritchie as national team replacement players ahead of Friday night’s match against North Carolina.

BYU's Moroni Laulu-Pututau is 100% healthy and ready for debut with tight-end corps

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:16am

BYU’s Moroni Laulu-Pututau was ready to make his debut at tight end last year. But after an injury in the final days of fall camp, the show on the field has been postponed to 2018.

Plan to move Orem Owlz to Colorado reportedly in doubt, Pueblo County officials say

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01pm

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Wednesday that Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky, who announced last month a plan that would move the Angeles’ rookie-league affiliate from its Utah County home, appears to be backing out of the deal.

Mike Petke fined, suspended 2 games for rant; 9 players to miss Utah Royals-North Carolina for USA callup

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:01pm

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke's bank account got a little lighter Wednesday, when he revealed a $10,000 fine and two-match suspension from Major League Soccer for his comments critical of MLS officiating.

Zack Moss continues preseason hype, named to Doak Walker watchlist

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:40am

The preseason honors continue for University of Utah running back Zack Moss.

Patrick Kinahan: Let referees rest in peace after games

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:39am

RSL coach Mike Petke went off on the refereeing after his team's latest road loss, arguing that officials should be made available for post-game interviews. But the truth is any explanations from the referees would not satisfy the losing teams.