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Utahns in baseball: 2014 Olympian Alvarez off to hot start after promotion

Eddy Alvarez won a silver medal in the Olympics. Now the Salt Lake native is batting .476 in Kannapolis.

Utahns in baseball: 2014 Olympian, Utah resident Eddy Alvarez off to hot start after promotion

Eddy Alvarez became a silver medalist speed skater in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Now he's making the most of his opportunities since moving back to baseball after the Winter Games. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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No Mo'ne Davis on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

Joshua Houston hit a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Jackie Robinson West Little League held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 in a matchup of... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Impact of season-ending injury to Angels' ace pitcher felt in Salt Lake

Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richard's season-ending injury has impacted the Salt Lake Bees. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Former Bee, current Angels ace Garrett Richards taken off field with injury

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was taken off the field on a stretcher with a left knee injury on Wednesday night. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Amy Donaldson: Critics of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge need to chill

There has been some criticism of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in blogs and columns. But the summer's viral sensation is about as good as it gets when it comes to fundraising. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Rock On: BYU soccer star gone, not forgotten

Also, Kyle Whittingham searches high and low to find talent for the Utes. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: BYU alums Taylor Cole, Jaycob Brugman leading their minor league teams as playoffs loom

BYU alums Taylor Cole and Jaycob Brugman had big weeks in helping their respective clubs reach the playoffs, while a former Olympian with Utah ties received his first minor league promotion. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Chicago's Jackie Robinson West creating LLWS buzz

Win or lose, youngsters from Chicago will leave a lasting impression on the Little League World Series. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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AP source: Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred has been elected baseball's 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Former minor league baseball player Wallace Gonzalez catching attention as new Utah Utes tight end

After his baseball career ended in the minors, Wallace Gonzalez is switching to football, catching passes and praise from Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham after two days at the Utes’ fall camp. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Pine View alum Marcus Littlewood extends hit streak

Two-time former Mr. Baseball in Utah Marcus Littlewood extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single on Sunday, while former Ute Tyler Wagner is now 7-0, while holding a 0.52 ERA over his last... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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AP source: Tigers acquire ace David Price from Rays

The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. Read more »

July 31, 2014

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AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging... Read more »

July 31, 2014

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Vin Scully to return to the broadcasting booth in 2015 for record 66th season

Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Rock On: Kyle Whittingham's happy face

Meanwhile, the high five ... and other unsanitary celebrations. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Guest commentary: Kids don't need to train — they just need to play

The recent increase in sports injuries can be traced to the rise of year-round training among the youth hyper-sporting culture. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: BYU alum Taylor Cole leads all minor leaguers in strikeouts; Jake Hannemann promoted

Former BYU pitcher Taylor Cole struck out 21 batters in 12 innings over the span of two starts this week, while fellow former Cougar Jake Hannemann shined after his promotion to advanced Single-A... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Garagiola among those feted by baseball Hall

Joe Garagiola couldn't make the festivities in person. He wasn't about to miss being part of a special moment. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Torre, Cox and La Russa manage their way into Hall

Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. Torre will be inducted with fellow former managers Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa in what is a banner year for the baseball shrine. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. "I was never that blue-chip prospect," he said. "I had to outwork my opponents." Thomas was elected in... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Rock On: Utah has LeBron Syndrome

Plus, a new uniform option BYU should consider ... all things considered. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Taylorsville High School alum John Buck signs with Angels, to join Salt Lake Bees

Buck signed a minor league deal Monday with the Los Angeles Angels, where he will join the Salt Lake Bees. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Former Ute C.J. Cron returns to Salt Lake — for now; Stephen Fife back on the DL

Former Ute C.J. Cron was optioned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Saturday to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired closer Huston Street, but Cron's stay in Salt Lake isn't expected... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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