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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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Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward had a minor surgical procedure on his right heel last week and is expected to be back to "full activity" by early this summer.
Trey Burke and Dante Exum were inconsistent at point guard, but both showed enough flashes to keep the Jazz upbeat about the future.
As expected the Utah Jazz ended up with the No. 12 pick in the NBA lottery after having just a 2.5 percent chance to move into the top three.
The Utah Jazz will have an array of players to choose from with the 12th pick in the NBA draft on June 25.
General manager Dennis Lindsey will represent the Jazz at the NBA lottery Tuesday night in New York.
The Utah and BYU football teams are not expected to make much of a national splash, according to the Sporting News college football preseason issue.
Craig Wilson won the UGA Senior Match Play golf tournament Friday under wet conditions at Davis Park Golf Course, defeating Brett Sampson in 19 holes.
Brett Sampson and Craig Wilson advanced to the finals of the UGA Senior Match Play golf tournament Thursday at Davis Park Golf Course.
The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight and NFL draft got all the hype, but a lot of less-heralded sports deserve some mention.
The Salt Lake City Amateur golf tournament entries open Monday morning.