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Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:29 p.m.

The award-winning DJ and record producer threw what many are calling the worst first pitch of all time Monday before a Red Sox game in Boston.
Patrick Kinahan: Former BYU football star Kyle Van Noy tackles important issues for children

Patrick Kinahan: Former BYU football star Kyle Van Noy tackles important issues for children

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:32 a.m.

This story hits home more than most, both for an NFL great and a curmudgeon writer turned sports talk radio host.
Meet the new home plate umpire at Smith's Ballpark. It's quietly all around you

Meet the new home plate umpire at Smith's Ballpark. It's quietly all around you

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:52 p.m.

New technology seemingly out of a science fiction movie is coming to Smith's Ballpark this week.
Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:34 p.m.

Tennessee isn't coming to Provo in 2023 after all, after the Volunteers announced a game with Virginia in Nashville to replace the 2023 season opener at BYU.
Pac-12 football: The post-spring rankings of QB depth across the conference

Pac-12 football: The post-spring rankings of QB depth across the conference

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 16 - 1:16 p.m.

UCLA, Utah and USC are on top while Cal, ASU and Colorado form the bottom tier.
After 16 years, Randy Rahe to retire as Weber State men's basketball coach

After 16 years, Randy Rahe to retire as Weber State men's basketball coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 12:59 p.m.

Weber State marked the end of an era Monday afternoon with the retirement of head coach Randy Rahe after 16 seasons, five conference titles and three NCAA Tournament berths with the program.
Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 6:08 p.m.

The Wildcats are going dancing after shutting out the Big Sky softball tournament. The Utes and Cougars, not so much.
Brody bangs home game winner in 2-1 RSL win over Austin

Brody bangs home game winner in 2-1 RSL win over Austin

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 14 - 10:23 p.m.

Real Salt Lake had its first multi-goal match since April 9 in a 2-1 victory over Austin FC at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, thanks to an 88th minute game-winner from Andrew Brody.
6A boys tennis: American Fork sweeps singles for program's first state title

6A boys tennis: American Fork sweeps singles for program's first state title

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 14 - 9:11 p.m.

BYU commit Caden Hasler led an @afhsevents sweep in singles en route to the program's first boys tennis title Saturday afternoon at the Class 6A state meet at Liberty Park.
'We did it for coach Sue': Manti captures 3A title in coach's final season

'We did it for coach Sue': Manti captures 3A title in coach's final season

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 8:46 p.m.

Manti won the 3A softball title in a dominant 13-0 victory over South Summit.
2A baseball: South Sevier outlasts Parowan 14-12 to claim title

2A baseball: South Sevier outlasts Parowan 14-12 to claim title

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 8:11 p.m.

South Sevier High put up a six-run sixth inning to come back from a 10-8 deficit against Parowan to claim the 2A baseball title Saturday at Gates Field in Kearns.
4A boys tennis: Green Canyon rallies to tie Ridgeline, Crimson Cliffs for title

4A boys tennis: Green Canyon rallies to tie Ridgeline, Crimson Cliffs for title

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 14 - 5:56 p.m.

Green Canyon, Ridgeline and Crimson Cliffs all shared the @uhsaainfo 4A boys tennis title Saturday at Liberty Park.
3A baseball: Silversmith fans 11 to lead Juan Diego to first state title since 2011

3A baseball: Silversmith fans 11 to lead Juan Diego to first state title since 2011

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 4:36 p.m.

Sam Silversmith threw a complete-game three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Juan Diego won its first 3A baseball title since 2011 with an 8-1 win over American Leadership Academy at UCCU Ballpark on the campus of Utah Valley University.
BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 13 - 3:53 p.m.

The latest player to BYU's recruiting class of 2022 comes from Donda Academy, the Simi Valley, California-based prep school founded by rap mogul and societal icon Kanye West.
Pac-12 presidents address George Kliavkoff's performance on anniversary of hire

Pac-12 presidents address George Kliavkoff's performance on anniversary of hire

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 13 - 8:19 a.m.

"He has become a leader after what I would say were four or five years of stagnation."
State golf: Pine View repeats as 4A champs; Richfield takes 4th-straight in 3A

State golf: Pine View repeats as 4A champs; Richfield takes 4th-straight in 3A

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 12 - 7:21 p.m.

Déjà vu struck hard Thursday.
Have You Seen This? 'Human 2K glitch' basketball trick shots

Have You Seen This? 'Human 2K glitch' basketball trick shots

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 3:28 p.m.

Jake Brownell, a student at Auburn University at Montgomery, is going viral for his basketball trick shot videos mimicking glitches seen in video games like NBA 2K.
Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 11:39 a.m.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe was always going to have to make some tough scheduling choices as his team transitioned to the Big 12.
'Legacy assured': Jazz icon Frank Layden came to Utah a coach but became much more

'Legacy assured': Jazz icon Frank Layden came to Utah a coach but became much more

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 8:42 a.m.

Frank Layden helped bring the Utah Jazz to Utah and made sure the team stayed in Salt Lake City.
Jogo bonito: Jaques' hat trick leads Layton Christian to dominant 3A title win

Jogo bonito: Jaques' hat trick leads Layton Christian to dominant 3A title win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 7:42 p.m.

Enzo Jaques scored a hat trick, and Felipe Harada added a goal as top-seeded Layton Christian pulled away from Real Salt Lake Academy 4-0.
'Numbers don't lie': Zac MacMath's surprising rise to RSL starter

'Numbers don't lie': Zac MacMath's surprising rise to RSL starter

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 6:29 p.m.

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath is tied for the most minutes played in MLS this season.
9-seed champs: Rowland Hall shutout yields first 2A boys soccer title since 2009

9-seed champs: Rowland Hall shutout yields first 2A boys soccer title since 2009

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 5:17 p.m.

Luke Muhlestein and Zach Baughman — the two seniors and team captains — each scored a goal, and Rowland Hall won its first state title since 2009.
Bill designed to transform college sports in California will have massive implications for athletic budgets

Bill designed to transform college sports in California will have massive implications for athletic budgets

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 11 - 2:50 p.m.

SB-1401 is in the hands of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Golden goal lifts Crimson Cliffs to first 4A boys soccer title in program history

Golden goal lifts Crimson Cliffs to first 4A boys soccer title in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 2:26 p.m.

Ryan Woolley doesn't remember much about how the ball got to his foot, but he remembers the result: a 1-0 win in the 4A state championship match.
Odds to win Pac-12 championship: Our look at the numbers, the schedules and the value plays

Odds to win Pac-12 championship: Our look at the numbers, the schedules and the value plays

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 11 - 11:39 a.m.

Utah, the defending champion, isn't the betting favorite.
2030 Winter Olympics: Where will the Games be? How much will they cost?

2030 Winter Olympics: Where will the Games be? How much will they cost?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 11 - 9:04 a.m.

Another Olympics in Utah carries a price tag of $2.2 billion.
6A state golf: BYU-bound Long puts 6A Lone Peak back on top

6A state golf: BYU-bound Long puts 6A Lone Peak back on top

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 9:09 p.m.

Berlin Long knows the difference one stroke can make. The BYU-bound senior led the Knights back to the top of 6A.
5A state golf: Seo, Thunderbirds cruise to third-straight title

5A state golf: Seo, Thunderbirds cruise to third-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 9:06 p.m.

BYU commit Sunbin Seo shot even-par 70 to finish at 3-under 137 and pull away for her second medalist honors in as many years as Timpview won its third consecutive 5A title in a rout Tuesday at River Oaks Golf Club in Sandy.
Important Pac-12 study connects frequency of concussions to controversial targeting penalty

Important Pac-12 study connects frequency of concussions to controversial targeting penalty

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 10 - 6:23 p.m.

The conference needs to convince parents the game is safer.
Have You Seen This? The greatest baseball call of all time involves a candle?

Have You Seen This? The greatest baseball call of all time involves a candle?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 3:31 p.m.

It's what MLB Twitter dubbed the "most thrilling call you'll hear today and, maybe, ever."
Pac-12 recruiting: Another 5-star QB leaves the footprint; Washington's in-state miss

Pac-12 recruiting: Another 5-star QB leaves the footprint; Washington's in-state miss

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 10 - 3:11 p.m.

The Cardinal offers scholarships to two Idaho prospects.
Patrick Kinahan: Snyder squanders chance to silence uncertainty about future with Jazz

Patrick Kinahan: Snyder squanders chance to silence uncertainty about future with Jazz

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 11:28 a.m.

Credit Quin Snyder for refusing to get pinned down on the one issue that is perplexing much of the Utah Jazz fan base.
On future with Jazz, Quin Snyder 'not comfortable' talking about contract

On future with Jazz, Quin Snyder 'not comfortable' talking about contract

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 4:41 p.m.

In some aspects, Snyder didn't sound like a man that was ready to leave. Yet, when given a chance to squash the reports of him potentially leaving, he chose to deflect.
NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 4:26 p.m.

College sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters when it comes to paying athletes for endorsement and sponsorship deals: There are still rules and they will be enforced.
Pac-12 football: The post-spring practice predictions for the 2022 division races

Pac-12 football: The post-spring practice predictions for the 2022 division races

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 9 - 1:39 p.m.

Spring practice is complete, coaching staffs are set, the transfer cycle is coming to a close and a morsel of clarity has emerged from the Pac-12 haze.
How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 11:31 a.m.

Zavodnik is batting a team-high .397 to lead the Cougars to a 38-10 record and one game back of LMU for what would be their eighth-straight West Coast Conference title.
RSL outmatched in 2-0 loss to Nashville

RSL outmatched in 2-0 loss to Nashville

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 8 - 5:28 p.m.

Real Salt Lake's clean-sheet streak lasted more than two-and-a-half matches before succumbing to a relentless Nashville SC attack in a 2-0 road loss.
Utah Warriors use pain, process, tough conversations to snap 6-game slump

Utah Warriors use pain, process, tough conversations to snap 6-game slump

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 3:47 p.m.

The shortest distance between two points, but for the Utah Warriors rugby, the distance between win No. 2 and No. 3 of the 2022 Major League Rugby season was anything but.
80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated May 8 - 6:10 a.m.

Rich Strike came charging up the rail to overtake the leaders in the closing strides for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.
BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 12:14 p.m.

Finally, some good news for BYU basketball out of the transfer portal.
Thanks, Mom, for not throwing out my baseball cards

Thanks, Mom, for not throwing out my baseball cards

Steve Stecklow, Reuters  |  Posted May 6 - 4:24 p.m.

Like most moms, mine had many wonderful qualities. Among the feats that made her a standout: She never threw out my baseball cards.
Juancho Hernangomez a pleasant surprise for Jazz, but that doesn't assure he'll be back

Juancho Hernangomez a pleasant surprise for Jazz, but that doesn't assure he'll be back

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 2:42 p.m.

Juancho Hernangomez is in a strange position entering the offseason.
Hotline mailbag: Utah's preseason ranking, seeking NIL help and more

Hotline mailbag: Utah's preseason ranking, seeking NIL help and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 6 - 1:48 p.m.

The Utes project as a top-10 team; is that high enough?
'It's surreal': St. George hosts first Ironman World Championship outside Hawaii

'It's surreal': St. George hosts first Ironman World Championship outside Hawaii

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 9:15 a.m.

It's the first time the Ironman World Championship has ever been held outside of Hawaii.
Post-spring practice top-25 football rankings: Alabama on top as 3 Pac-12 teams make cut

Post-spring practice top-25 football rankings: Alabama on top as 3 Pac-12 teams make cut

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 5 - 11:24 a.m.

The Crimson Tide topped Ohio State, Georgia and Notre Dame.
Season was 'validating' for Lynne Roberts' Utes, but it's just the spark to greater success

Season was 'validating' for Lynne Roberts' Utes, but it's just the spark to greater success

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 9:34 a.m.

Lynne Roberts' team accomplished something great, even if the end result felt less than fulfilling. But now it's time to build on the momentum.
'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 8:32 p.m.

In his new (and also, returning) role, former BYU receiver Justin Anderson will work under Sitake's support staff, working closely with recruiting coordinator Jasen Ah You.
What did RSL do at the close of MLS transfer window?

What did RSL do at the close of MLS transfer window?

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 6:47 p.m.

Real Salt Lake made a trio of moves in the last week to set the team up heading into a crucial summer stretch.
Pac-12 spring practice wrap: What we learned, with an eye on the '22 season

Pac-12 spring practice wrap: What we learned, with an eye on the '22 season

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 4 - 3:20 p.m.

There is no change at the top of the Pac-12 hierarchy.
Former Utes baseball star CJ Cron donates 'significant gift' to university

Former Utes baseball star CJ Cron donates 'significant gift' to university

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 11:55 a.m.

Amid his success with the Colorado Rockies, C.J. Cron donated a "significant philanthropic gift" to the University of Utah, where he played from 2009-11 before being selected 17th overall in the 2011 MLB draft.
'Momentum' for dumping yearly scholarship limits in football

'Momentum' for dumping yearly scholarship limits in football

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 4 - 11:01 a.m.

College football coaches are pushing for changes to NCAA rules to help stabilize rosters depleted by transfers.
Jared Butler is hopeful opportunity will come after rocky rookie season

Jared Butler is hopeful opportunity will come after rocky rookie season

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 10:46 a.m.

Butler may have had plenty of what he described as "pivotal" movements during his first year in the NBA, but he wasn't really pivotal to Utah's plans on the court. He's hopeful that'll change next season.
Have You Seen This? Check that, Toronto forward's big hit lands playoff suspension

Have You Seen This? Check that, Toronto forward's big hit lands playoff suspension

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 5:44 p.m.

Everybody loves playoff hockey. Everybody, that is, except maybe Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kyle Clifford, who was assessed a one game suspension.
Pac-12 recruiting update: Oregon lands 4-star WR, UW hopes to keep QB at home

Pac-12 recruiting update: Oregon lands 4-star WR, UW hopes to keep QB at home

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 3 - 2:23 p.m.

The number of available elite quarterbacks on the West Coast is dwindling.
Pac-12 football: Ranking the top prospects for the 2023 NFL draft

Pac-12 football: Ranking the top prospects for the 2023 NFL draft

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted May 2 - 10:37 p.m.

There's plenty of West Coast talent available, but most of it resides in the SEC.
Transfer portal swings both ways for Utes football ahead of deadline

Transfer portal swings both ways for Utes football ahead of deadline

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 6:36 p.m.

The college football world has been a whirlwind in recent weeks as athletes around the country attempt to find a better location for themselves through the transfer portal.
Why Kalani Sitake added 8 new roles to BYU football support staff

Why Kalani Sitake added 8 new roles to BYU football support staff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 2:40 p.m.

The moves are a continuation of athletic director Tom Holmoe's "unprecedented" extension offered to Kalani Sitake through the 2027 season.