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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.

Without U.S. contention, here are a few teams to follow at the FIFA World Cup in Russia

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:15am

Even without a rooting interest, Americans will cheer. They will clap. Many will even fall in love with a new generation of tournament darlings.

Summer vacation: 9-year-old Hurricane boy surges to No. 4 at BMX world championships

Jeremiah Jensen, KSL Sports  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:55pm

Connor Clifford learned a valuable lesson when he was 5 years old: when you get knocked off your bike, get back up and ride again. Five years later, that attitude has taken Connor to the top of the BMX world — and around the globe.

Davis High upset highlights beginning of Utah State Amateur match play

Rod Zundel, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:06pm

Davis’ Jack Sargent edged his new teammate 2 and 1 less than 24 hours after surviving a playoff to clinch a berth in Wednesday’s round of 64 at Oakridge Country Club.

Follow along with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jun 13th - 9:02pm

It's the event everyone in the world will be watching. Stay up to date with all the games with this interactive graphic.

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Rob Harris and Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 12:18pm

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

Patrick Kinahan: Time for BYU to go easier on football scheduling

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:15am

Since becoming an independent in football, BYU practically has been forced to play a tough schedule during the first month of each season. It might be time to back off a bit in September on some of the more elite competition to set up more success.