James Edward
James Edward is a sports writer at the Deseret News, serving as the prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. A graduate of the University of Utah in 1998, he has been a full-time sports writer of the Deseret News since 1999. James was raised in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School, graduating in 1994. He's had a passion for all sports since he was a toddler. James and his wife, Megan, have two children and live in Sandy, Utah.

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Coming off Real Salt Lake's 2-0 win over New York City FC last week, the club hits the road for games this week at Los Angeles and Vancouver.
The 2014-2015 Deseret News All-Sports award winners are Davis, Maple Mountain, Desert Hills, Manti and Panguitch.
Here's a rundown of the Academic All-State teams for the spring high school sports.
After missing out on its first chance to claim the 5A championship on Friday, No. 1 Pleasant Grove took care of business in Game 2 using a big fifth inning to rally for its first championship since 1998.
Pleasant Grove shortstop Easton Walker went 3 for 3 with three extra-base hits, including driving in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Vikings beat Cottonwood to advance to the 5A champio...
John Stertzer and Alvaro Saborio both found the back of the net as Real Salt Lake blanked New York City FC in Jason Kreis' first game back at Rio Tinto Stadium as a visitor.
Bingham beat Pleasant Grove 8-7 to stave off elimination at UVU and force a second 5A championship game between the two teams at 5 p.m.
Updated pairings for the 5A and 4A high school baseball state tournament.
Here are the updated pairings for the 5A and 4A high school softball state tournament.
Bingham won its fifth straight game in the 5A one-loss bracket this week to advance to Friday's 5A championship against No. 1 Pleasant Grove.