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Backup QB Olsen leaves BYU
First Published Jan 21 2014 05:15 pm • Last Updated Mar 24 2014 11:35 pm

college football • A BYU football spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that sophomore quarterback Ammon Olsen, who backed up starter Taysom Hill the entire 2013 season, has left the program.

Olsen is transferring to Southern Utah University, which is where the former Alta High quarterback began his college career.

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Olsen transferred from SUU to BYU after an LDS Church mission to Mexico City in 2010-11. The 6-foot-3, 209-pounder is transferring because he wants the opportunity to play more

RSL signs player, picks two in draft

soccer • Real Salt Lake has signed English midfielder Luke Mulholland, the team announced Tuesday. RSL also on Tuesday selected two players in the final rounds of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, picking Georgetown midfielder Joey Dillon in the third round with the 53rd overall pick and Coker College forward Daniel Jackson in the fourth round with the 70th overall pick.

Mulholland, 25, played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League the last two seasons. He scored 17 goals and had 13 assists with the Rowdies and helped them win the 2012 NASL title.

Real Salt Lake will travel to Casa Grande, Ariz., on Saturday for its first leg of preseason training.

Park City skiers make U.S. team

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OLYMPICS • Park City’s Joss Christensen is going to Sochi. The freeskier landed the final men’s place Tuesday on the U.S. Olympic Team for ski slopestyle at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, getting awarded a discretionary roster spot after winning the final U.S. Freestyle Grand Prix qualifying event in his hometown last weekend.

The two available discretionary spots in women’s slopestyle went to 15-year-old Maggie Voisin of Montana and 16-year-old Julia Krass of New Hampshire — who live together in Park City while training with the U.S. Freestyle team. Krass won the final qualifying event last weekend.

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