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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  American Fork's Isaac Johnson as American Fork hosts Olympus in the Utah Elite Eight tournament, Saturday December 9, 2017.

American Fork’s Isaac Johnson is emerging among the nation’s top basketball recruits

By Aaron Falk | July 5, 2018, 3:21 a.m.

NBA player Donovan Mitchell, of the Utah Jazz, arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Donovan Mitchell’s ‘Spida’ nickname added to Dictionary.com

By Aaron Falk | June 28, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Royals FC midfielder Diana Matheson (10) collides with Seattle Reign FC defender Steph Catley (7), in soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Seattle Reign FC, at Rio Tinto Stadium,  Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Christen Press’ debut ends in scoreless tie for Utah Royals

By Aaron Falk | June 28, 2018, 4:37 a.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune  Christen Press, a member of the U.S. women's soccer team and newest addition to the Royals FC greets fans at the Carnival Real  at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

U.S. soccer star Christen Press says she’s found her landing spot with the Royals

By Aaron Falk | June 27, 2018, 2:59 a.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune  Referee Silviu Petrescu looks down Real Salt Lake midfielder Sebastian Saucedo (23) as Real Salt Lake hosts the San Jose Earthquakes at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

RSL coach Mike Petke unhappy with officiating in weekend tie vs. San Jose

By Aaron Falk | June 26, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Duke's Grayson Allen makes his way to the stage after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Weekly Run podcast: Will Jazz fans fall in love with Grayson Allen, the most hated man in college basketball?

By Aaron Falk | Tony Jones | Kyle Goon | June 25, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune  Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) battles San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski (8) as Real Salt Lake hosts the San Jose Earthquakes at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

RSL laments missed opportunities after 1-1 draw with San Jose

By Aaron Falk | June 24, 2018, 4:55 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) looks away after a missed shot against the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the NBA playoffs at the Vivint Smart Home Arena Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City.

One year after he was drafted, Donovan Mitchell enjoys celebrity status at NBA draft

By Aaron Falk | June 22, 2018, 3:40 a.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Valley Wolverines head coach Mark Pope during a time out when the Wolverine were within two. University of Utah defeated Utah Valley University 87-80 during their non-conference game Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Mark Pope’s six-year extension with UVU basketball worth more than $1.2 million

By Aaron Falk | June 18, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Nathan Rafferty) Ski Utah president and CEO Nathan Rafferty became the first American to complete the 12-day endurance Africa Eco Race earlier this year.

Ski Utah CEO Nathan Rafferty races motorcycles. Long distances. On distant continents. And he’s pretty good at it.

By Aaron Falk | June 14, 2018, 1:48 a.m.

Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Valley Wolverines head coach Mark Pope smiles as he leaves the locker room, after soaking his team with water, after the Wolverines 75-71 victory over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners, in Orem, Saturday, December 3, 2016.

With his heart and charisma in hand, Mark Pope is in it for the long haul at UVU

By Aaron Falk | June 10, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13), Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7), and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) embrace and talk to Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) after the Utah Jazz lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Saturday December 23, 2017.

Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell says he plans to recruit All-Star Paul George in free agency

By Aaron Falk | June 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Aaron Cornia, Utah Warriors) The Utah Warriors shown here in their inaugural match against the Glendale Raptors on March 30, 2018, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

New sports franchises are popping up all over the Salt Lake Valley. How many is too many?

By Aaron Falk | May 27, 2018, 3:52 a.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Boxer Jose Haro poses for a portrait at his home in Tooele Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

Utah boxer Jose Haro, whose career was on the verge of taking off, is now in professional limbo

By Aaron Falk | May 27, 2018, 3:52 a.m.

(Christopher Kamrani | The Salt Lake Tribune) Alta's Joshua Affleck holds the Class 5A trophy above his head after the Hawks defeated Viewmont 2-1 in extra time of the 5A state championship match Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

Alta boys’ soccer defends state championship with dramatic OT win over Viewmont

By Aaron Falk | May 25, 2018, 5:11 a.m.

(Kim Raff | Tribune file photo)  When Craig Bolerjack succeeded Hot Rod Hundley in 2005 as the play-by-play guy for Jazz telecasts, it marked a generational shift of sorts. Not just from the folksy, hyper-kinetic Hundley to the smooth, professional Bolerjack, but from one basketball generation to another. It was sort of a changing of the guard. April 21, 2012.

Weekly Run podcast: From high school football in Kansas to a wild Jazz season, Craig Bolerjack reflects on his career in broadcasting

By Aaron Falk | May 24, 2018, 2:12 a.m.

(Aaron Falk | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lone Peak’s Brigham Andrus was the Class 6A state boys' tennis individual champion

Lone Peak’s Brigham Andrus leads Knights’ sweep of Class 6A state boys’ tennis championships

By Aaron Falk | May 20, 2018, 2:39 a.m.

Redd Owen’s title defense helps Brighton Bengals win 5A crown

By Aaron Falk | May 19, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

(Christopher Kamrani | The Salt Lake Tribune) Shaka Browne, also known as "Yeah I Compete," at a Jazz Gaming team practice on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City.

For the other Jazz basketball team in Utah, playing video games for a living is a dream come true

By Aaron Falk | May 19, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Former University of Utah football coach Dennis Erickson will be the head coach of Alliance Salt Lake, one of the eight teams in the startup Alliance of American Football league. Games at Rice-Eccles Stadium are set to begin in February 2019.

Former Ute football coach Dennis Erickson will lead Salt Lake’s team in startup league

By Aaron Falk | May 17, 2018, 2:58 a.m.

In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sports betting is now on the table nationally, but probably not in Utah

By Aaron Falk | May 14, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Courtesy Grantsville High School
Grantsville's Brady Arbon drove in two runs in the state title game.

Grantsville overpowers Carbon to capture 3A baseball state crown

By Aaron Falk | May 13, 2018, 3:39 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Jazz      forward Derrick Favors finishes up speaking with the media during exit interviews at their practice facility in Salt Lake City Wed., May 8, 2018, after losing to the Houston Rockets in game 5 of their Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Weekly Run podcast: A look at Derrick Favors’ free agency and other offseason mailbag questions

By Aaron Falk | Kyle Goon | Tony Jones | May 12, 2018, 4:29 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Jazz      forward Joe Ingles speaks with the media during exit interviews at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Wednesday, May 8, 2018, after losing to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Jazz ready for offseason: ‘We have a lot of work to do, a lot of evaluation.’

By Aaron Falk | Christopher Kamrani | Kurt Kragthorpe | May 10, 2018, 5:42 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Jazz forward-center Derrick Favors is complimented on his T-shirt by the media during exit interviews at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Wednesday, May 8, 2018, after losing to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

As free agency looms, Derrick Favors says ties to Utah will play a role in decision

By Aaron Falk | Christopher Kamrani | May 10, 2018, 5:42 a.m.