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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 rookie Rodney Hood missed 32 games because of injuries, but came on strong late in the season and is looking forward to an even better year in 2015-16.
With several players out with injuries and several more playing in other competitions, Real Salt Lake will have a hard time fielding a team this week at New England.
RSL gave up a late goal after a red card and lost to Vancouver 1-0 Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Jazz played much better in the second half of the season, but Utah players didn't say it had anything to do with Enes Kanter being traded at the All-Star break.
A quick look at the status of each Jazz player.
Bryce Cotton, who joined the Utah Jazz in late February came up big Monday night, scoring 21 points and thrilling the crowd with a second-quarter dunk.
After their surprising 111-105 victory at Portland Saturday night, the Utah Jazz will play their final two games of the season this week against Dallas Monday and Houston Wednesday.
Mike Weir will just as soon forget about this year's Masters after rounds of 82 and 81, which left him well off the cut line and better than just one other golfer through two rounds.
Mike Weir, a resident of Sandy, Utah, struggled with a 10-over-par 82 Thursday in the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta, Georgia.
The Utah Jazz improved to 36-42 on the season with a 103-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena.