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Aaron Falk

Sports enterprise reporter, Sports

801-257-8776, afalk@sltrib.com


  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)    The Salt Lake City skyline is illuminated by the last rays of the day on July 7, 2010. Utah Jazz say small-market teams can contend, despite big-name free agent departures
    He met with his teammates, considered up-and-comers and his friends to boot, with a coach who had helped turn him into an All-Star, and with the owner...
    Updated Jul 23 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Desert Hills offensive lineman Penei Sewell, Saturday, December 3, 2016.   Desert Hills star Penei Sewell has a big decision to make about his next football family
    St. George • The little boys, brothers, were basically inseparable. And if you wanted to find them, you could usually just walk from their village in ...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 10:50 am   |     |   Share

  • Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, right, fouls Real Salt Lake midfielder Sebastian Saucedo (23) during the second half of a friendly soccer match Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sandy, Utah. Rashford received a red card on the play. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unhappy with ‘dangerous’ play from RSL reserve
    Sandy • Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata limped slightly as he left Rio Tinto Stadium on Monday night. And though Jose Mourinho said he didn’t t...
    Updated Jul 18 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad (15) and Real defender Tony Beltran (2) chase Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku (9) as Real Salt Lake played Manchester United in a friendly game at Rio Tinto Stadium, Monday, July 17, 2017.   Romelu Lukaku scores first goal for Manchester United to beat Real Salt Lake in friendly
    Sandy • Romelu Lukaku danced between defenders, avoiding an incoming slide tackle from the left, a scrambling goalkeeper and another man racing in fro...
    Updated Jul 18 2017 08:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, center, runs past Celta’s Nemanja Radoja, left and Iago Aspas during a Europa League, semifinal, first leg soccer match between Celta and Manchester United at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Thursday May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar) Real Salt Lake: Manchester United are ‘the Yankees of football’ and they’re coming to Utah
    David Herman had to go out of his way to follow his favorite team while growing up in the United States in the 1970s. He persuaded his parents to buy ...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 09:46 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake Owner Dell Loy Hansen speaks at press conference at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday March 29 in which Mike Petke was announced Real Salt Lake’s new head coach.  Real Salt Lake owner says Manchester United game part of an ‘absolute goal’ to bring world powers to Utah every year
    He knows his players will be outmatched. With all due respect to Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, and Marcu...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 08:52 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) walks off of the court after the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday, April 7, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113. A look inside the Utah Jazz’s pursuit of coveted free agent Gordon Hayward and how he got away
    Dennis Lindsey boarded a plane on the Fourth of July, the future of the franchise hanging in the balance. For five years, the Utah Jazz general manger...

    Updated Jul 10 2017 07:46 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy Errol Seaver poses with the the Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award. BYU video coordinator steps out from behind the scenes for award
    If ever Kalani Sitake or one of his assistant coaches stops by Errol Seaver’s office, the BYU video coordinator gets a little worried. “It’s kind of l...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 06:39 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. Jazz focused on Boston’s Jae Crowder in sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward
    The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics are in ongoing talks over a sign-and-trade that involves Gordon Hayward getting a max contract and Jae Crowder coming...
    Updated Jul 08 2017 06:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) goes to the basket as Sacramento Kings’ Rudy Gay, left, and Matt Barnes, right, defend in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 104-84. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) With Gordon Hayward leaving town, Jazz try to pick up the pieces
    After a day of constantly refreshing his phone, hoping for good news and getting bad news instead, Jameson Golding grabbed the basketball jersey he bo...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell poses for photos at The Grand America Hotel Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Jazz draft pick Donovan Mitchell stays grounded off the court, flies high on it
    The crowd of college coaches huddled inside the gym of the New England boarding school. They were bleary-eyed from recruiting, but soon perked up as a...
    Updated Jul 01 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham during a scrimmage at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday March 31, 2017.  Utah football: Kyle Whittingham’s new contract extension includes a $3 million retirement plan
    When it comes to football, Kyle Whittingham may simply take things one game at a time. But the University of Utah head coach’s new contract extension ...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 10:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah State University head coach Matt Wells talks with referees prior to the football team’s annual Blue vs. White Spring Game, Saturday, April 8, on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Utah State coach Matt Wells is done looking back, only focused on moving forward
    Logan • The plays he watched his team practice this spring looked familiar, and painfully so. The pitch and 1-yard run that sealed the win for Air For...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 05:50 pm   |     |   Share

  • (AARON FALK  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU running back Squally Canada shows off his Shadybo tattoo, which honors his cousin, Vinshay J. Bracy, who was shot to death earlier this year. Shadybo was Bracy’s rap nickname. BYU football: After his cousin was killed, Squally Canada intends to turn his personal grief into success on the field
    Provo • His mother was weeping when she opened the door of her rental car. Earlier that day, the woman had been so excited to watch her son play in BY...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Luke Staley is interviewed by the media regarding his number being retired during BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Luke Staley says having his number retired ‘a total honor’
    Provo • Luke Staley used to sneak into LaVell Edwards Stadium, sit there and envision himself playing on the field. In all his daydreaming, however, t...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • Christopher Dewitt Craig Once-promising basketball coach who called in bomb threat to Utah County elementary school sentenced to 60 more days in jail, probation
    American Fork • A former College of Eastern Utah basketball coach who called in a bomb threat and caused panic at a Utah County elementary school last...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 09:07 pm   |     |   Share

  • Josh Hart, from Villanova, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Can the Utah Jazz find an immediate impact late in the NBA draft?
    The waiting may be the hardest part. But when it comes to the NBA draft, it has become almost the only option. “It’s a baseball draft,” ESPN analyst F...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) keeps the ball away from South Dakota State Jackrabbits guard Tevin King (2) during first round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss compares himself to George Hill ahead of Jazz workout
    There’s a question that keeps popping up in Nigel Williams-Goss’ job interviews. “A lot of the teams ask who do you see yourself being like down the r...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 01:02 pm   |     |   Share

  • United States bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb poses for photographers during a media tour of the fitness center in the Coastal Cluster athlete’s village at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Steve Holcomb had sleep aid, alcohol in his system at time of death, according to toxicology report
    Olympic bobsledder Steve Holcomb had a combination of a prescription sleep aid and alcohol in his system at the time of his death last month, accordin...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Crimson Gaming Director Angie Klingsieck, eSports Director of Operations A.J. Dimick and Crimson Gaming Competitive Director Jordan Runyan pose for a portrait at the University of Utah Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Utah esports will compete in multiple games and has confirmed League of Legends as its first game with additional games to be announced shortly. The esports program is the first of its kind from a school out of the Power Five athletics conferences (Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast and Southeastern). Scholarships for video gamers? The University of Utah plugs into the world of esports
    There was a buzz inside Rice-Eccles Stadium last fall. What else would you expect when Utah faces BYU? There were hundreds of rowdy students, cheers f...
    Updated Jun 10 2017 07:52 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   LA Clippers forward Paul Pierce (34) Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey (24) and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) go for a rebound during Game 2 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Utah Jazz: L.A. prosecutors won’t file domestic violence charges against Jazz center Jeff Withey
    Prosecutors in Los Angeles will not file criminal charges against Jazz center Jeff Withey over domestic violence allegations from his former fiancée. ...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 09:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) smiles as he warms up prior to game 4 of the NBA playoff game between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Monday May 8, 2017. Utah Jazz don’t want Gordon Hayward to leave. But they’ll have to be prepared if he does.
    After years of meticulous planning, rearranging personnel and stockpiling assets, the biggest decision in the biggest summer of Dennis Lindsey’s time ...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 04:32 pm   |     |   Share

    Bryon Russell to host Junior Jazz clinics in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming
    Twenty years after he threw the inbound pass for one of the biggest plays in Utah Jazz history, Bryon Russell is hitting the road to make a few new me...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Utah Jazz fall to the Los Angeles Clippers 93-98 during Game 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Friday, April 28, 2017 during the NBA’s first-round playoff series. Utah Jazz: Sticker shock for some fans as team raises season-ticket prices
    Those familiar green seats, where fans watched a quarter century of basketball, have been taken out of Vivint Smart Home Arena and put up for sale for...
    Updated May 29 2017 07:57 pm   |     |   Share