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Utah Olympians: Lillard, Team USA advance to gold medal game with win over Ingles' Australia

Utah Olympians: Lillard, Team USA advance to gold medal game with win over Ingles' Australia

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 12:36 a.m.

The United State used a 48-14 run to beat Australia 97-78 to advance to the gold medal game.
US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 5 - 12:26 a.m.

Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it's going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.
AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:39 p.m.

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever "plotted" with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools.
Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:46 p.m.

Should it be against the rules if a player has a praying mantis on his hat that's possibly coaching him like the rat from "Ratatouille"? Probably, but that didn't stop Victor Robles from having a great time with his new friend on Monday.
Jazz trade for Donovan Mitchell's longtime friend Eric Paschall

Jazz trade for Donovan Mitchell's longtime friend Eric Paschall

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:13 p.m.

Donovan Mitchell will be reunited with his longtime friend after Utah traded a second round pick for Eric Paschall.
What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 2:34 p.m.

With a single tweet, new Jazz owner Ryan Smith may have signaled the end of significant moves made by his team this offseason.
Once a weakness of the BYU defense, cornerback has become a position of depth

Once a weakness of the BYU defense, cornerback has become a position of depth

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:09 p.m.

For whatever reason, BYU has struggled to bring in a deep group of defensive players that have the right speed, athleticism and savvy to patrol the backfield and force takeaways. Yet in 2021, that's exactly what they have.
Utah Olympians: SLC's Kyra Condie finishes 11th in sport climbing debut

Utah Olympians: SLC's Kyra Condie finishes 11th in sport climbing debut

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 11:39 a.m.

After running into trouble on bouldering and lead, Condie's Olympic run ended with an 11th-place finish in the qualification round, which aired early Thursday morning back home.
Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn aims for strong finish at hometown Utah Championship

Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn aims for strong finish at hometown Utah Championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:43 a.m.

Fishburn currently ranks 81st on the secondary tour's money list with two events remaining. The top 75 in the regular season who fail to earn a PGA Tour card automatically retain their status for the following year, though those numbers were thrown off last year when the PGA Tour announced that there would be no Korn Ferry graduates as a result of cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stewart leads US to semis with 79-55 win over Australia

Stewart leads US to semis with 79-55 win over Australia

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:20 a.m.

Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 23 points in the first half to help the U.S. beat Australia 79-55 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
After being thrown into NBA action last season, Trent Forrest makes it look easy in Summer League

After being thrown into NBA action last season, Trent Forrest makes it look easy in Summer League

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 10:58 p.m.

True NBA talent is supposed to dominate summer leagues. Trent Forrest dominated on Tuesday.
Report: Jazz to sign center Hassan Whiteside

Report: Jazz to sign center Hassan Whiteside

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 9:56 p.m.

The Jazz have agreed to a minimum deal with center Hassan Whiteside.
McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 9:03 p.m.

Sydney McLaughlin broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold, finishing in 51.46 seconds in yet another close victory over U.S. teammate Dalilah Muhammad.
Jazz reportedly agree to 2-year deal with forward Rudy Gay

Jazz reportedly agree to 2-year deal with forward Rudy Gay

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 6:02 p.m.

The Utah Jazz have found a new wing. Or if you prefer, a stretch four. Or even a small-ball center.
Jazz free agent forward Georges Niang agrees to deal with 76ers

Jazz free agent forward Georges Niang agrees to deal with 76ers

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 5:58 p.m.

The Minivan is heading east.
AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 3:25 p.m.

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging.
Utah Olympians: Murray's Nathaniel Coleman rallies into finals in sport climbing debut

Utah Olympians: Murray's Nathaniel Coleman rallies into finals in sport climbing debut

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 2:54 p.m.

The Salt Lake City native thought his Olympic dreams were dashed after finishing 11th in bouldering, his top discipline. Boy, was he wrong.
NCAA gender equity review recommends combined Final Four

NCAA gender equity review recommends combined Final Four

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 2:48 p.m.

A law firm hired to investigate gender equity concerns at NCAA championship events released a blistering report Tuesday that recommended holding the men's and women's Final Fours at the same site and offering financial incentives to schools to improve their women's basketball programs.
'A real opportunity': After condensed rookie season, Hughes, Azubuike look to shine at Summer League

'A real opportunity': After condensed rookie season, Hughes, Azubuike look to shine at Summer League

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 12:04 p.m.

Elijah Hughes played 18 games last season; Udoka Azubuike played 15. Those stats say the two Utah Jazz picks from 2020 draft aren't rookies anymore. That's about the only thing that does, though.
Patrick Kinahan: BYU football has to build upon last season's success for program's sake

Patrick Kinahan: BYU football has to build upon last season's success for program's sake

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 10:32 a.m.

Fair or not, the BYU football program begins practice this week with the extra burden of providing an encore to last year's phenomenal success.
Athletics: Teenager Mu ends long American wait for 800m gold

Athletics: Teenager Mu ends long American wait for 800m gold

Omar Mohammed, Reuters  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 8:18 a.m.

Athing Mu of the United States won the gold medal in the Olympic women's 800 metres final on Tuesday, her country's first victory in the event in more than half a century, as her compatriot Raevyn Rogers grabbed bronze.
Simone Biles returns to Olympic competition. Here's how she and Suni Lee did on the beam final

Simone Biles returns to Olympic competition. Here's how she and Suni Lee did on the beam final

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 6:47 a.m.

Simone Biles found something a little more manageable than the weight of the world.
Durant scores 29, US reaches Olympic semis, tops Spain 95-81

Durant scores 29, US reaches Olympic semis, tops Spain 95-81

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 12:52 a.m.

Back and forth they went, the reigning Olympic champions from the U.S. on one side, the reigning Basketball World Cup champions from Spain on the other.
NBA Summer League rosters: Yoeli Childs joins LA Lakers

NBA Summer League rosters: Yoeli Childs joins LA Lakers

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 9:59 p.m.

Check back regularly as more locals are added to NBA rosters during the NBA's summer season.
Jazz agree to terms with Mike Conley on new 3-year contract

Jazz agree to terms with Mike Conley on new 3-year contract

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 2 - 4:48 p.m.

The Utah Jazz are keeping their All-Star trio together by agreeing to new deal with point guard Mike Conley
For brothers Samson, Puka Nacua, decision to transfer to BYU all about family

For brothers Samson, Puka Nacua, decision to transfer to BYU all about family

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 10:21 a.m.

For Pac-12 transfers Puka and Samson Nacua, the decision to transfer home to BYU came down to one word: family.
Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold

Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 9:37 a.m.

Jade Carey traveled the world for a spot in the Olympics. Germany. Qatar. Azerbaijan. Australia.
Utah Olympians: SLCC's Alvarez, USA baseball fall to host Japan in extra innings

Utah Olympians: SLCC's Alvarez, USA baseball fall to host Japan in extra innings

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 8:32 a.m.

A former silver medalist in short track speedskating in Sochi in 2014, Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts for Team USA. The Miami native who was chosen as one of two flagbearers for Team USA had a putout and assisted on seven of Casas' 12 put outs at first base.
American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 2 - 4:02 a.m.

Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo.
What 'B team'? United States upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

What 'B team'? United States upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 1 - 10:45 p.m.

Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 on Sunday night to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
After 'wild 48 hours,' USU's Neemias Queta ready to do what he does best for Kings

After 'wild 48 hours,' USU's Neemias Queta ready to do what he does best for Kings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 1 - 10:31 p.m.

Neemias Queta was exactly what Sacramento needed out of the NBA draft. The hard part for the Kings was waiting until the 39th pick to get him.
Jazz free agency primer: Utah has an owner willing to spend, but what exactly are the options?

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

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 1 - 6:39 p.m.

The Jazz gave out a ton of money in contracts last season sending their cap sheet soaring over the salary cap line. So what are their options this year?
Olympic dream 'finished': MyKayla Skinner wins silver on vault

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

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 1 - 5:54 p.m.

MyKayla Skinner was one of eight gymnasts to compete in the women's gymnastics vault final Sunday morning.
Utah Jazz waive shooting guard Matt Thomas

Utah Jazz waive shooting guard Matt Thomas

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 1 - 4:36 p.m.

The Utah Jazz have waived shooting guard Matt Thomas as the team continues to clear the books for the start of free agency on Monday.
Simone Biles opts out of floor exercise final at Olympics

Simone Biles opts out of floor exercise final at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 31 - 9:44 p.m.

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise.
Real Salt Lake plays to scoreless road draw with Houston

Real Salt Lake plays to scoreless road draw with Houston

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 31 - 9:43 p.m.

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

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

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted July 31 - 9:06 p.m.

The first U.S. Olympic swimmer from Utah has won the state's first Olympic swimming medal.
Golden dash: Dressel claims 4th gold, 7 medals for McKeon

Golden dash: Dressel claims 4th gold, 7 medals for McKeon

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Updated July 31 - 8:59 p.m.

Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle Saturday.
Slimmed-down Taysom Hill locked in arms race with Jameis Winston for Saints starter

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

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 31 - 7:26 p.m.

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.
After a roller coaster draft night, Jared Butler thinks Utah is exactly where he should be

After a roller coaster draft night, Jared Butler thinks Utah is exactly where he should be

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 31 - 5:22 p.m.

Draft night didn't go as planned for Jared Butler. But he now says Utah is where he needs to be.
Utah Olympians: Rhyan White comes up just short of a medal again with 4th-place finish in 200 back

Utah Olympians: Rhyan White comes up just short of a medal again with 4th-place finish in 200 back

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated July 31 - 9:25 a.m.

Rhyan White's quest for an individual Olympic medal came up just short again.
To the quarters: USA routs Czech Republic, 119-84 in Tokyo

To the quarters: USA routs Czech Republic, 119-84 in Tokyo

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated July 31 - 8:48 a.m.

The U.S. lost its first two exhibition games of the summer in Las Vegas, dropped its opening game at these Olympics and had a difficult time shaking free of the Czech Republic in their group-play finale.
American gold: Dressel, Ledecky win again at Olympic pool

American gold: Dressel, Ledecky win again at Olympic pool

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted July 30 - 9:30 p.m.

Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.
2nd chances: MyKayla Skinner to replace Simone Biles in vault final Sunday

2nd chances: MyKayla Skinner to replace Simone Biles in vault final Sunday

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 8:15 p.m.

After seeing her Olympic dream come to a screeching halt, Skinner will have another chance to compete.
Utah Olympians: Rhyan White advances to 200m back final; SLCC's Alvarez leads US baseball to win

Utah Olympians: Rhyan White advances to 200m back final; SLCC's Alvarez leads US baseball to win

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated July 30 - 12:54 p.m.

Rhyan White will get another shot at an Olympic medal. The Herriman native qualified for the 200-meter backstroke final by posting the third fastest time in the semifinal heats.
SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

Paul Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted July 30 - 11:13 a.m.

After the boards of regents for the universities of Texas and Oklahoma voted Friday to accept invitations to the Southeastern Conference, the league announced the Big 12 rivals would start competing in the SEC in the fall of 2025.
Utah Jazz trade Derrick Favors to Thunder in cost-cutting move

Utah Jazz trade Derrick Favors to Thunder in cost-cutting move

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 9:32 a.m.

The Utah Jazz are sending Favors and a future first-round draft pick to Oklahoma City in exchange for a future second-round pick, ESPN reported early Friday.
Simone Biles describes 'the twisties' and how her mind and body still aren't 'in sync'

Simone Biles describes 'the twisties' and how her mind and body still aren't 'in sync'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 7:05 a.m.

Answering questions on her Instagram stories, Biles explained that she's dealing with the "twisties," which is what gymnasts call when they can't figure out where they are in relation to the ground while in the air.
Utah Jazz trade down and grab Baylor's Jared Butler with No. 40 pick

Utah Jazz trade down and grab Baylor's Jared Butler with No. 40 pick

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 1:30 a.m.

After weeks of rumors of the Utah Jazz looking to move the No. 30 pick during Thursday's NBA draft, they ended up doing just that.
Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 29 - 11:41 p.m.

The Aggies' all-time leader in blocked shots follows into the league former scoring superstar Sam Merrill, who was selected with last pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lakers acquire All-Star Russell Westbrook from Wizards; Kyle Kuzma out

Lakers acquire All-Star Russell Westbrook from Wizards; Kyle Kuzma out

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated July 29 - 9:36 p.m.

The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and this year's first-round draft pick.
Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Updated July 29 - 9:22 p.m.

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league — in 2025

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league — in 2025

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 29 - 3:45 p.m.

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank.
AP source: Jets give QB Zach Wilson 4-year, $35.15 million deal

AP source: Jets give QB Zach Wilson 4-year, $35.15 million deal

Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted July 29 - 1:19 p.m.

Breathe easy, Jets fans. Zach Wilson is on his way.
CFB Preseason Watchlists: 5 local players named to Paul Hornung Award, Wuerffel Trophy watchlists

CFB Preseason Watchlists: 5 local players named to Paul Hornung Award, Wuerffel Trophy watchlists

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated July 29 - 10:05 a.m.

As the college football watchlists are released, we'll list where all of your favorite players are being recognized.
A game-by-game prediction for the Aggies' second half of the 2021 season

A game-by-game prediction for the Aggies' second half of the 2021 season

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 29 - 9:47 a.m.

How will Utah State football perform in the back half of their 2021 schedule?
Utah Olympians: BYU grad helps USA women's rugby open tourney with win; Rhyan White advances to semis

Utah Olympians: BYU grad helps USA women's rugby open tourney with win; Rhyan White advances to semis

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated July 29 - 8:57 a.m.

Kristi Kirshe scored two tries, and the United States opened its Olympic run with a win over rugby newcomers China, 28-14 at Tokyo Stadium.