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Short on hype, high on motivation: BYU football vows to improve on 4-9 season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:32pm

BYU football players and coaches gathered Friday morning on campus to look ahead to the 2018 season at the team's annual media day. But two players — running back Ula Toluta'u and tight end Joe Tukuafu were not among them.

Jazz draft Duke's Grayson Allen at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:24pm

The Utah Jazz have selected Grayson Allen from Duke with the No. 21 selection in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:38pm

Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.

Nick Emery will return against Utah State, and 3 other observations on BYU's 2018-19 hoops schedule

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:16pm

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose announced the 2018-19 non-conference schedule Thursday morning, which begins at defending Mountain West champion Nevada and includes a visit to two former MWC rivals.

College football 'talking season' is here, but first the coaches go golfing

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:33pm

For 29 years, the coaching staffs at BYU and Utah have come together in June to support the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho for a charity golf event raising thousands of dollars annually for the publicly funded nonprofit organization.

World’s steepest 400-meter race returns to Park City

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:36pm

Think you're tough? Try this lung-searing race up the face of a ski jump, gaining 460 feet over the 400-meter course.

Who's going to be available when the Jazz pick? The reporting-based NBA mock draft

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:57pm

When drafting No. 21, whether or not a team has a good draft can be very contingent on what happens in the first 20 picks. So who's going to be available when the Jazz pick?'s Andy Larsen looked at reports from around the league.

'I’ve wanted Christen Press on my team for years': How Utah brokered the latest NWSL mega-trade

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:23pm

Utah Royals FC made arguably the biggest trade of the franchise's inaugural season Monday, acquiring U.S. striker Christen Press' rights and Chicago center back Samantha Johnson in exchange for Brooke Elby and five college draft picks.

$500K for a national title? A look at UVU hoops coach Mark Pope's new contract

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:16pm

Utah Valley University announced it signed men's basketball head coach Mark Pope to a six-year extension on June 7. However, details of the deal weren't released until Monday.

Minor league baseball's Orem Owlz to move to Pueblo, Colorado

Andy Larsen,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:22pm

According to reports, minor league baseball's Orem Owlz will announce its intention to move to Pueblo, Colorado on Wednesday.

Orem High standout Puka Nacua commits to USC

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:11am

Puka Nacua, the latest in a family that includes formerly heralded Division I products Kai Nacua and Sampson Nacua, has committed to Southern California, he announced late Monday via Twitter.

Utah Royals acquire US striker Christen Press in mega-trade with Chicago

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:34pm

The Royals acquired the rights to U.S. international Christen Press, the club announced Monday, pending the receipt of her international transfer certificate, in addition to Chicago defender Samantha Johnson.

Former U. baseball player shares story of opioid battle with youth groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:11pm

A once promising baseball player at the University of Utah who became addicted to heroin after an injury is now sober, and he's sharing his story with youth groups to help prevent others from getting sucked in as he did.

Great Clips of the Week: Brewers' Triple-A callup is the ultimate hurler

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:29pm

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser had a moment to forget during his fifth call-up to The Show in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Phillies. Meanwhile, Mexico fans likely caused an earthquake celebrating a 1-0 win over defending champ Germany.

Former NFL fullback teams up with coach Ron McBride to fight opioid epidemic in Utah

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11pm

The former Cottonwood High standout signed a four-year rookie contract in 2011, and spent time floating between the Eagles’ active roster and practice squad before being released for the final time Jan. 2, 2012. That's before it came crashing down.

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:34pm

One was about power. The other was about patience.

‘Viva México!’: World Cup watch party brings community together at Gateway

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:18pm

On Sunday morning, soccer fans from across northern Utah gathered at The Gateway to watch one of the most anticipated matches in the World Cup group stage, as Mexico faced defending champion Germany in Moscow.

15-year-old Summerhays becomes youngest winner in Utah State Amateur history

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:04am

The 15-year-old son of pro golfer Boyd Summerhays became the youngest-ever Utah State Amateur champion Saturday with a 3 and 2 win over Utah senior-to-be Kyler Dunkle in the 36-hole final at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington.

Utah's Finau, Berger ride early tee time into share of US Open lead

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:30pm

Daniel Berger managed to hit a sweet spot that was even smaller than the target area on one of Shinnecock Hills' glassy greens: He played well enough to make the cut at the U.S. Open, but not so well that he teed off among the leaders after the course turned treacherous late in the day.