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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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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.

SALT LAKE CITY — It wasn’t like the Ohio State and Nebraska spring games, which drew 99,391 and 76,881 fans, respectively, but 12,224 fans did come to Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday afternoon for the

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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.