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Morning Links: BYU basketball fans proclaimed best in the west; Jazz, NBA wish Rudy Gobert happy birthday

BYU tops basketball attendance in the west for the seventh season in a row. Rudy Gobert receives birthday wishes on Twitter. Finally, Dante Exum plans to be back at full fitness by October. Read more »

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Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home. Read more »

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Photos: Veterans arrive in Salt Lake for annual wheelchair games

Veterans from around the country began flowing into Salt Lake City on Sunday for the 36th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Read more »

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Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as Messi misses

Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team. Read more »

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Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play

Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament. Read more »

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Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt

Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Read more »

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Holness shines for RSL in 2-0 loss to FC Dallas

It was a familiar story and another loss for Real Salt Lake against FC Dallas Saturday night at Toyota Stadium, making RSL 1-13-2 across all competitions at the Frisco facility since its August... Read more »

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National champion Sam Mikulak leads US men's gymnastics team

Sam Mikulak, Jake Dalton and John Orozco are heading back to the Olympics. So are Alex Naddour and Chris Brooks. And this time, they won't be watching from the stands. Read more »

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Ipsen, Hixon get Olympic 3-meter spots, Dumais finishes 4th

With one long hug and a few brief words, Troy Dumais asked Kristian Ipsen to carry on the legacy of American diving. Read more »

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With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on... Read more »

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Toni Elias takes 2nd SuperBike championship despite difficulties

AMA SuperBike points leader Cameron Beaubier won the first series race of Saturday's competition with Spain's Elias taking the second. Read more »

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Report: Tyrone Corbin to join Earl Watson as assistant on Phoenix Suns coaching staff

Former Utah Jazz head coach to be an assistant on former Jazz guard's staff in Phoenix, according to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer Read more »

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Jazz stars, others do well to avoid Rio

There's too much invested in basketball stars to risk injury playing in international games. Read more »

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Dick Harmon: While away from BYU, Tejan Koroma wasn't wasting away getting flabby

BYU's talented center Tejan Koroma has made a name for himself on the football field, a career starter both seasons as a Cougar. But coming off a suspension, how did he fill his time? Is he in... Read more »

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Federer out to turn around frustrating season at Wimbledon

Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon. Read more »

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

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BYU baseball: season summary recaps national spotlight

National limelight surrounded BYU baseball for much of the 2016 season for good reason en route to earning a share of the West Coast Conference title. Read more »

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Utah Jazz: Examining how George Hill, draftees fit with the organization

A look at how the Jazz's four new additions fit with the team following Thursday's NBA draft. Read more »

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U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that... Read more »

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Utah Jazz: Selection of WSU's Bolomboy brings immediate comparisons to Millsap

By drafting Weber State's Joel Bolomboy, the Utah Jazz are getting a hard-working player who has improved his skill-set over his collegiate career and has become one of the nation's best rebounders... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey rebuts rumor about an unhappy Gordon Hayward demanding a trade

A widely spread rumor turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the relationship of Dennis Lindsey, Gordon Hayward and Quin Snyder. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Kalani Sitake: A summer of prep with everything from ambassadorship to youth camps

Kalani Sitake hasn't coached a game yet as a Division I coach but before that opener with Arizona in the desert, he has shown how much he completely understands one of the key roles he has as a... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Families grapple with the pressure to play youth sports on Sundays

Meg and the team departed at the same time that Sunday, but to different destinations. Her teammates headed to the field for games and Meg and her family left to attend church. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Dixie State football: Robert Metz signs contract to play pro football in Germany

Former Dixie State linebacker Robert Metz has signed a contract to play professional football in Germany. Metz agreed to terms on Tuesday to play for the Lubeck Cougars in the German Football League. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NBA draft: Weber State's Joel Bolomboy selected by Utah Jazz in 2nd round

Weber State University's Joel Bolomboy, a 6-foot-9 power forward who was the 2016 Big Sky Conference MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 52nd overall pick... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Difficult conditions await Real Salt Lake in visit to FC Dallas

Coming off Wednesday's come-from-behind victory over New York, Real Salt Lake travels to FC Dallas this Saturday for a battle between the second- and third-place teams in the Western Conference. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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USU track: Devin Wright earns CoSIDA Academic All-America honors

Utah State’s Devin Wright was named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America third team for track and field/cross-country, it was announced Friday morning. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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BYU, Utah State football programs receive commitments

Cougars get commitment from athlete Tariq Buchanan of Texas, while Florida quarterback Henry Colombi commits to the Aggies Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctioned

Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the Mafia. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Coach approach: Salt Lake Bees manager talks about Mike Scioscia, blue-collar mentality and being part-psychologist

Keith Johnson has been all around the Los Angeles Angels organization: as a player, as a manager and more recently as a roving infield instructor. It’s those experiences that help shape him... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Pistorius shown in TV interview ahead of murder sentence

After his sentencing hearing last week, convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was mistakenly ushered to a vehicle carrying Barry Steenkamp, father of Reeva, the girlfriend he killed. A police officer... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Video: Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey discusses the 2016 NBA Draft

Following a draft which saw the Jazz take players with the 52nd, 55th and 60th selections, Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey discussed the evening Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Morning links: ESPN analysts critical of Poeltl pick; SLC's rank among most depressing sports cities

Poeltl pick questioned in ESPN video; Salt Lake City is a depressing sports city; Damian Lillard congratulates Joel Bolomboy Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Quick hit: President Obama invites Cavs to visit, asks that they don't come shirtless

President Obama wants the Cleveland Cavaliers to come to the White House, but he needed to set some ground rules. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Deseret News NBA draft rewind: Crazy draft ends with a flurry of Utah Jazz picks

As the 2016 NBA draft unfolded, Deseret News sports writers and contributors debated and commented. The following is a quick rewind of the the draft from a email chain and Twitter conversation. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Looking back at the top 10 NBA draft picks from Utah schools

A look at the careers of all the players from Utah schools who were drafted in the top 10 in the NBA draft. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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North Carolina AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Championship ring: President calls Cavs coach after title

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue got a unique championship ring — from the White House. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Brad Rock: Quiet nights can be best kind in draft

Wednesday's reported trade left Jazz with three pick at end of the draft. And that's a good thing. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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General manager Dennis Lindsey feels Utah Jazz filled needs with interesting draft

The Jazz picked for Atlanta at No. 12 and then had a very active second round. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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High school football: Pigs do fly at the 4th annual Wasatch Mountain Air 7 v 7 and Lineman Challenge

For the fourth straight summer, the Wasatch High School football program hosted over 20 varsity and junior varsity teams at its 7 v 7 passing tournament and lineman strength event. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Magic land Serge Ibaka in draft-night trade with Thunder

The Orlando Magic were looking to get a proven veteran and a rim protector this offseason and they came out with both in Thursday night's NBA draft . Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Modified Shootout on tap for Saturday at Rocky Mountain Raceways

A departure from traditional races, RMR's Modified Shootout is a 25-lap sprint designed to maximize excitement for races and fans alike. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Gordon Hayward turns down offer to play in Olympics

In what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for the Utah Jazz small forward, Hayward declined the invitation from USA Basketball. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah Jazz select Baylor forward Taurean Prince No. 12 for Hawks

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took forward Taurean Prince with the No. 12 selection in the NBA draft on Thursday but will move the pick to the Atlanta Hawks. The Jazz were involved in a... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah basketball: Poeltl taken by Toronto with the No. 9 pick, reunited with former Utah teammate Wright

Utah center to join former Runnin' Ute teammate Delon Wright with the Raptors. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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