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First Jazz coach Tom Nissalke dies at 87

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:13pm

Tom Nissalke, the first head coach for the Utah Jazz following their move from New Orleans 1979, died Thursday. He was 87.

KSL College Football Pick'em returns for 2019

Robert Jackson, KSL.com and Glenn Swan, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:15am

College football fans rejoice, KSL College Football Pick'em is back for the 2019 season. Compete against your friends, family and neighbors for ultimate bragging rights from your living room to the tailgate lot.

Viewmont's dogged defense holds off Davis, 16-13 for first win of season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:04pm

Kaden Smith had three tackles and two interceptions, and Viewmont shut out Davis in the second half en route to a 16-13 victory to claim Viewmont’s first win of the season Thursday night.

5 high school standouts named to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame player of the year watchlist

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 8:26pm

The in-state nominees include Bingham linebacker Sione Fotu, Timpview defensive back Logan Pili, Skyridge defensive end Ioholani Raass, American Fork linebacker Bodie Schoonover and Orem linebacker Noah Sewell.

Locals in the NFL: Where every former high school or college football player in Utah signed to play in the league

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:24pm

See the full list below of NFL locals on active rosters. Bookmark this page, and check back later as rosters are shuffled before the regular season kicks off.

Leo, Zlatan and Amy: Utah Royals FC striker honored to be included among soccer's top goals of the year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:17am

Rodriguez’s strike against Sky Blue FC is one of three nominees for the Puskas Award produced by women’s soccer players, a feat in and of itself.

Donovan Mitchell scores 13 as USA beats Australia 102-86

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:04am

With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soccer and cricket, U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said he felt like he was on a movie set.

Human in the helmet: Savon Scarver's faith and football

Paige Mendez, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:48pm

Savon Scarver is a decorated athlete for Utah State headed into his junior year, but his awards are hardly his most defining attributes, faith in God, for Scarver, is top-priority.

Utah Royals earn split with Washington via scoreless midweek draw

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:33pm

The Royals played to a scoreless draw with the Spirit at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland, giving Utah its seventh of nine possible points from a three-match road trip that spanned from Tacoma, Washington to Orlando, Florida.

LaVell Edwards' spirit, family still heavily involved in shaping BYU football program

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:03pm

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake used the final scrimmage of fall camp 2019 to remind his players why legendary football coach LaVell Edwards’ name still sits atop the tower and press box on the west side of the stadium.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU back in the great quarterback business

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:57am

After stumbling on offense for most of the past two seasons, BYU appears ready to make significant improvement on ending drives in the end zone. Not only does quarterback Zach Wilson return as the starter, but most of the coaches on offense are back.

BYU approaching end to fall camp, but game prep has already begun — including against Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:43pm

The official end to fall camp will come shortly after a scrimmage Wednesday. But even so, the Cougars have already begun looking ahead to the 2019 schedule — which starts next Thursday, Aug. 29, against in-state rival and No. 14-ranked Utah.

Ben Anderson: Can Jazz improve with Conley and Bogdanovic's regression?

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:33am

Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic are likely to take a step back in averages next season, but can it still be an improvement over what the Jazz had?

First-year Mountain Ridge building foundation, culture for football and life

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:47pm

Right now, they’re happy to have a field. And soon, they’ll be happy to have a weight room. So Friday night's 56-0 shutout loss to Olympus was just part of the process for first-year Mountain Ridge.

Bonding, basketball and (of course) pizza: BYU opens preseason giro d'Italia under new boss Mark Pope

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:24pm

Between cultural excursions, museum and art gallery tours, and plenty of pizza, what else can the BYU basketball team do over the next week while it visits Italy to prepare for the 2019-20 season? Oh yeah, maybe play a little hoops.

Donovan Mitchell's offseason with USA basketball should help the Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:11pm

Donovan Mitchell quickly won the respect of his Jazz teammates — he's doing the same with Team USA.

Great Clips of the Week: Venezuelan Little Leaguer has last laugh after showcasing batting stance

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:28am

Deivis Ordonez has a way of helping his team that you might not expect — by lining up in a stance so low that it makes his strike zone nearly impossible to hit.

Utes enter season ranked No. 14 in preseason AP Top 25

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:56am

With less than two weeks to go before Utah kicks off the season on the road against in-state rival BYU, the Utes will enter the season ranked in the Top 25.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25 ballot: Clemson takes top honor in preseason poll

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:00am

The 2019 season is soon underway with Week 0 action kicking off Saturday. With that comes the release of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll.