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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Cars splash through water at 600 South and State Street in Salt Lake City after heavy rains hit northern Utah on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021.

Cars splash through water at 600 South and State Street in Salt Lake City after heavy rains hit northern Utah on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. Rain, floods impact Utahns across the state

Another round of storms made its way across Utah Sunday, resulting in flash floods and flooded streets.

2. July was the hottest month ever in Salt Lake City

July 2021 was the hottest month ever at the Salt Lake City International Airport, breaking a record previously set in July 2017.

3. Man, 25, dies after being hit by car in Holladay

A 25-year-old man died Sunday after being hit by a car on the Van Winkle Expressway.

4. Man dies after head-on collision in Heber City

A man died Sunday afternoon after a head-on collision on U.S 189 in Heber City.

5. Trooper, motorists injured in crash on I-215 in West Valley City

A Utah Highway Patrol sergeant and several other people were hospitalized after a crash on I-215 Sunday morning.

Mykayla Skinner of the United States, poses after winning the silver medal for the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Mykayla Skinner of the United States, poses after winning the silver medal for the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Natacha Pisarenko, Associated Press)

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1. Olympic dream 'finished': MyKayla Skinner wins silver on vault

In the end, it was a storybook ending with all the twists and turns of a movie. From being named an alternate to the team in 2016, to contracting COVID-19 and pneumonia as she made her comeback as the oldest gymnast in competition for the United States, to coming up just short of qualifying for the vault final, it was all part of the long journey to a remarkable finish to her career.

2. Jazz free agency primer: Utah has an owner willing to spend, but what exactly are the options?

Before fans start fantasizing of Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul — both turned down massive player options to become unrestricted free agents — setting up meetings with Utah, there's a caveat to all that: There are still cap rules to follow and the Jazz don't have any cap space.

3. Real Salt Lake plays to scoreless road draw with Houston

Two months after playing to a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC played to another tie — this one scoreless — Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

4. Slimmed-down Taysom Hill locked in arms race with Jameis Winston for Saints starter

Hill is locked in a race for starting quarterback, as the former BYU quarterback who spent much of his offseason in Utah and his native Pocatello, Idaho, competes with Jameis Winston to succeed one of the most legendary quarterbacks in New Orleans history.

5. Utah Olympians: Herriman's Rhyan White wins medal with medley relay

Herriman native Rhyan White will leave Tokyo with a silver medal after the American women came in second in the 4X100 medley relay. White didn't swim in the final, where the U.S. was just out-touched by Australia at the end, but she swam in the qualifying race to earn a medal.

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