Last Updated Jan 26, 2015 11:12PM

When Gordon Hayward’s old college roommate landed in Salt Lake City, he had a request for the Utah Jazz forward. “He said he needed me to do some laundry,” Hayward said with a smile at shootaround Monday morning. “I was …

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    American Fork OL James Empey commits to Utah
    While some have wondered about Utah’s in-state recruiting efforts with the exodus of some of the state’s top players in recent years, the Utes snagged...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Gordon Hayward is defended by Celtics forward Jae Crowder in the first half of an NBA basketball game at EnergySolutions in Salt Lake City, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Utah Jazz: Inconsistency a season-long theme (with video)
    Consistency. This is the difference between an NBA playoff team, or a draft lottery participant. It’s a word that can mean the difference between winn...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) lays the ball up as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, right, defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz notes: Boston’s Marcus Smart bests Utah’s Dante Exum
    Marcus Smart stared at the floor in the locker room, a steady beat leaking out from his headphones. And if the Celtics’ point guard was visualizing hi...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 11:16 pm   |     |   Share
    7 Sundance Chef Inspired Amazingly Delicious Appetizers
    Going above and beyond the standard Super Bowl fare, these featured Sundance party appetizers, created by chefs Adam Kreisel and David Chen, will star...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 01:25 pm   |     |   Share

    Report: Jazz won't bring back Elliot Williams
    Elliot Williams’ run with the Utah Jazz has come to an end, according to Yahoo! Sports. The guard’s second 10-day contract is set to expire and, Yahoo...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 01:03 am   |     |   Share

  • Seattle Seahawks' Bobby Wagner answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York) Super Bowl: USU alum Bobby Wagner rises to All-Pro for Seahawks
    Phoenix • Kevin Clune long ago recognized the athletic ability and drive that someday would make Bobby Wagner an All-Pro linebacker. He also remembers...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving pressures Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) NBA: Hornets’ Walker to undergo surgery on knee; return unclear
    Charlotte, N.C. • The Hornets have announced that Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on Wednesday in New York to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws his 509th career touchdown pass, breaking Brett Favre's mark, to set the NFL record, during a football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) NFL: Peyton Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future
    Englewood, Colo. • As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s w...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
    American Fork OL James Empey commits to Utah
    While some have wondered about Utah’s in-state recruiting efforts with the exodus of some of the state’s top players in recent years, the Utes snagged...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, center, tries to shoot as Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas, left, of Lithuania, and forward Joey Dorsey defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles.   The Lakers won 99-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NBA: Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season
    El Segundo, Calif. • Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Holes-in-one
    Stonebridge • Ted Hansen. Creekside No. 4, 170 yards, 7-iron. With Kerry Nielson. Stonebridge • Denny Mills. Sagebrush No. 5, 105 yards, gap wedge. Wi...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU center Corbin Kaufusi (44) and forward Nate Austin (33) laugh on the bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps) (REV-SHARE) BYU basketball: Rose says Austin could miss rest of season
    Provo • If Saturday's 77-74 loss to San Diego proved anything, it is that BYU sorely misses 6-foot-11 forward Nate Austin, who has been sidelined...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL
    RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen discusses Fairpark stadium agreement
    His relationship with that plot of land spans decades. Several, in fact. <b>Dell Loy Hansen</b> hauled sheep from his home in Cache Count...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 07:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy  |  Real Salt Lake

A rendering of the new $18 million, 8,000-seat fairpark soccer stadium. Real Salt Lake, Fairpark agree to terms on new soccer stadium
    Dell Loy Hansen explains his reasoning as such: If someone was successful in ancient times, they’d build a cathedral. But Real Salt Lake’s owner reali...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State's Jalen Moore drives around Arkansas-Fort Smith's Josh Harmon during an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray) Utah State basketball: Aggies’ next star? Jalen Moore is the hair apparent
    Logan • When it comes to Utah State’s next fabled basketball player, Jalen Moore is looking more and more like he’s destined for the part. Midway thro...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo (18) deflects the kick by Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (8), in MLS playoff action, Real Salt Lake vs. The LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium,  Saturday, November 1, 2014 Plata to miss 3-to-4 months with foot fracture
    A simple misstep in the first training session of 2015 has quickly altered the outlook toward a season that hasn’t even begun. Real Salt Lake forward ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football using assistant’s ties to tap Texas for recruits
    A week from today, BYU football coaches will be putting the finishing touches on their 2015 recruiting class in preparation for Signing Day on Feb. 4....
    Updated Jan 26 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Team Toews' John Tavares, left, of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of the NHL All-Star hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NHL All-Star game: Offense rules as Tavares scores 4 in Team Toews’ 17-12 win
    Columbus, Ohio • The NHL Foundation agreed to donate $200 for each shot on goal at the league’s All-Star game on Sunday night. It ended up being a bon...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry, second from left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis, second from right, as forward Donatas Motiejunas, left, of Lithuania, watches along with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NBA capsules and gallery
    HAWKS 112, TIMBERWOLVES 100 ATLANTA • Paul Millsap scored 20 points, Al Horford added 19 and Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta topped the Minnesota T...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Around the NBA: Klay’s record, Kobe hurt, All-Stars ... and now an encore
    Miami • Not much happened in the NBA this week. Klay Thompson scored an NBA-record 37 points in a perfect quarter that defied even video-game logic, K...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
    Utes lose commitments of Florida CB/WR Chris Barr, Texas athlete Michael Jacquet
    Utah picked up five commitments last week, and they’ve also lost their share in the volatile buildup to signing day on Feb. 4. The latest to decommit ...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share