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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.

'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.

Utah Royals hand North Carolina 1st loss of the season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:54pm

Brittany Ratcliffe scored a goal in the final minute of stoppage time, and the expansion Utah Royals handed league-leading North Carolina Courage their first loss of the season, 1-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

New Orleans' fast start to 2nd half dooms Utah Warriors to loss

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:49pm

Don Pati scored two tries for Utah, but the NOLA Gold opened the second half with three-straight tries to keep their Major League Rugby playoff hopes alive with a 46-43 win over the Warriors at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman.

Utes' Dunkle sets up Utah State Amateur final with 15-year-old Summerhays

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:28am

Kyler Dunkle came to Utah just under two years ago looking for a chance to make waves with the University of Utah men’s golf program.

Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:38pm

Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain on Friday at the World Cup.

Next-generation Summerhays out to break more records at 120th Utah State Amateur

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:59pm

Preston Summerhays used a remarkable hole-out from the bunker on No. 13 to down his cousin, 6 and 4, and move to Friday’s quarterfinals at the 120th annual Utah State Amateur Championships at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington.

NCAA, BYU reinstate embattled guard Nick Emery, who will sit out 9 games in 2018-19

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

Former Lone Peak High star Nick Emery has been reinstated by BYU for the 2018-19 basketball season, the university announced Thursday afternoon.