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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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South Summit's boys basketball team continued its late-season surge using a strong second half to pull away from Manti and move into a first-place tie in the Region 16 standings.
Jake Haram scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter Tuesday, including the game-winner with 8.2 seconds remaining, to lift Hunter past Taylorsville in a battle of Region 2 unbeatens.
Last season's RSL top scorer, Joao Plata, will undergo surgery Monday to repair a bone in his left foot.
Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar ran his players through the first training session of the 2015 preseason on "Sunday Funday" as he referred to it at the Soccer City indoor facility in Draper.
Juan Diego started slow with leading scorer Gabe Colosimo out with a sprained knee, but it pulled away from Park City with a strong second half to move into sole possession of first place in Region 10.
With a bunch of talented forwards, Real Salt Lake will likely utilize a 4-3-3 formation in 2015 as opposed to the diamond midfield formation that's been a benchmark of the club since 2008.
Real Salt Lake kicks off the 2015 preseason on Friday as the players arrive for entrance physicals, with the first phase of the preseason beginning Monday in Casa Grande, Ariz.
Logan's Tyler Brimhall scored 27 points, including the bulk of his team's points in the third and fourth quarters, as the Grizzlies rallied past Mountain Crest for the critical Region 5 overtime victory.
Chris Roberts scored 19 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, as Alta improved to 3-0 in Region 3 with an impressive wire-to-wire victory over rival Brighton.
Despite playing in the largest venue in the state in front of a raucous Marriott Center crowd Friday night, American Fork played with the type of poise not many Cavemen teams have shown recently. The fact it ca...