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Mike Sorensen
Mike Sorensen has covered sports at the Deseret News since 1979. He has covered golf his entire career and nearly every sport you can think of, but for the past 15 years his main beats have been college football and college basketball. He also writes a weekly column that appears on Mondays. Mike has won numerous writing awards both locally and nationally, more than 20 in the past decade alone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Connie, and they are the parents of four terrific children and have one remarkable grandchild. His father, Parry, was a beloved professor at the University of Utah for more than 40 years.

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EDISON, N.J. — A week ago when he was in Utah taking a rest from the PGA Tour, Tony Finau said he felt good about his golf game and thought he could make a good run in FedEx Playoffs, which are being play

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Utah defensive back Cory Butler-Byrd only joined the Utah football program in early August, but he's already moved up to No. 1 on the depth chart — but at wide receiver or defensive back?
At the University of Utah, three players, Siale Fakailoatonga, Evan Moeai and Harrison Handley, are competing to start at tight end.
Ex-BYU golfer Jordan Rodgers was in control of the Utah Open for most of Sunday's final round before former winner Nathan Lashley sank two long putts late in the round to dash his hopes.
Jordan Rodgers, who finished his golf career at BYU in the spring, fired a 7-under-par 65 Saturday and leads the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open by one shot over Nathan Lashley.
Arizona's Nathan Lashley, who has won the Utah Open and finished second, stands atop the leaderboard after shooting a 9-under-par 63 on Friday at Riverside Country Club.
Utah golfer Tony Finau has established the Tony Finau Foundation to help underprivileged kids to achieve their goals through golf and education.
The Utah Open golf tournament gets underway Friday morning at Riverside Country Club in Provo.
Ute starting left guard Isaac Asiata, who is the cousin of former Ute running backs Matt Asiata and Shawn Asiata, said family atmosphere is what attracted him to Utah.
The Utes have two of the finest kickers in the nation in placekicker Andy Phillips and punter Tom Hackett, who say playing golf helps them be successful in the kicking game.