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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) steals the ball as Vancouver Whitecaps defender Cristian Gutierrez (3) leaps over him, in MSL action between Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Three Points: Albert Rusnák makes plays for RSL, Aaron Herrera throw-ins, and possible correlation between hair bleach and a win

By Alex Vejar | June 19, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Real Salt Lake celebrates the goal by Real Salt Lake defender Erik Holt (20), in MSL action between Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Friday, June 18, 2021.

RSL defender Erik Holt gets redemption, scores game-winner to help beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1

By Alex Vejar | June 19, 2021, 5:11 a.m.

(Vancouver Whitecaps/Laura Dearden) Members of the Vancouver Whitecaps stand and listen during the Canadian national anthem. The Whitecaps are currently living in the Salt Lake City area due to travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and using Real Salt Lake's facilities.

MLS’s Vancouver Whitecaps have been playing in Utah all season. Inside their home away from home.

By Alex Vejar | June 18, 2021, 2:28 p.m.

(Real Salt Lake) Zack Farnsworth is the newest center back for Real Salt Lake. Farnsworth signed a homegrown contract and is a Sandy, Utah, native.

RSL signs Utah native to homegrown contract

By Alex Vejar | June 17, 2021, 11:06 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) passes as the Utah Jazz host the Los Angeles Clippers in a Game 5 matchup, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Donovan Mitchell struggles in Game 5 on injured ankle. He’s frustrated, but says ‘I’m going to have to deal with it.’

By Alex Vejar | June 17, 2021, 7:03 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Austin Wallace) Skyridge High School's Austin Wallace won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for boys' soccer in Utah. He is the first boy from Skyridge the win the award for the sport.

Skyridge’s Austin Wallace wins Gatorade award for boys’ soccer in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, left, shoots as Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors defends during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Utah Jazz-LA Clippers buzz: Jazz blown out in Game 4, Jerry West eclipses the logo, Kawhi Leonard posterizes Derrick Favors

By Alex Vejar | June 15, 2021, 7:18 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City Fire Department) A Sugar House office building burns on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The fire forced several people from a nearby apartment complex to evacuate.

Fire burns down Sugar House office building

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 9:51 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Six Utah wildfires continue to burn, but firefighters are making progress containing them

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 9:22 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Utah reports 194 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as case averages increase

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 7:18 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George celebrates after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LA Clippers forward Paul George finds rhythm, comfort against Utah Jazz in Game 3

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 4:32 a.m.

Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors, center, goes after a rebound along with Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., left, and forward Nicolas Batum during the second half of Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Utah Jazz-LA Clippers buzz: Is Donovan Mitchell the best Jazz player ever? Plus, Mitchell’s injury scare, Jazz miss Mike Conley

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 3:29 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) brings the ball downfield, in MLS soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday, March 9, 2019.

RSL’s Albert Rusnák crushed he’s not with the Slovakian team, but promises he’ll turn it into a positive

By Alex Vejar | June 11, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake) Bobby Wood kicks a ball during a recent training session. Wood recently arrived in Salt Lake City and says he already feels acclimated to his new coaches and teammates.

RSL forward Bobby Wood is quickly acclimating to his new team

By Alex Vejar | June 11, 2021, 1:58 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Wasatch Academy Basketball) Nolan Hickman is the first-ever player from Wasatch Academy who won the Gatorade award for boys' basketball in Utah.

Wasatch Academy’s Nolan Hickman wins Gatorade award for boys’ basketball in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 10, 2021, 10:17 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) United States defender Mark McKenzie blocks the ball away from the goal as the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) faces Costa Rica in a friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. At rear are Costa Rica forward Johan Venegas and United States defender Reggie Cannon.

RSL keeper David Ochoa doesn’t play in USMNT’s 4-0 win over Costa Rica, but receives plenty of praise

By Alex Vejar | June 10, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends, in NBA action between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, in game one in the second round of the NBA playoff series at Vivint Arena, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Utah Jazz-L.A. Clippers buzz: Rudy Gobert finishes it, Quin Snyder gives Donovan Mitchell a pep talk, Paul George struggles

By Alex Vejar | June 9, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Donovan Mitchell (45) splits the LA defenders, forward Kawhi Leonard (2)] and Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) to score for the Jazz, in NBA action between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, in game one in the second round of the NBA playoff series at Vivint Arena, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

L.A. Clippers’ Paul George praises Donovan Mitchell’s development

By Alex Vejar | June 9, 2021, 1:42 p.m.

Jack Dempsey | The Associated Press
United States teammates celebrate a 3-2 win against Mexico in extra time in the CONCACAF Nations League championship soccer match, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Denver.

USMNT wants to use Costa Rica friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium as part of a catapult into World Cup qualifying

By Alex Vejar | June 9, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The stadium is empty minutes before the match was supposed to start as the game between Real Salt Lake and LAFC was postponed after teams in sports leagues across the country boycotted scheduled games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, RSL and LAFC followed suit, along with the rest of MLS, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Vancouver Whitecaps to allow fans for designated home games at Rio Tinto Stadium

By Alex Vejar | June 5, 2021, 12:40 a.m.

(Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Wasatch High School boys’ soccer team poses for a photo after winning the 5A state championship over the Skyline Eagles on Friday, May 28 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Wasatch High wins 5A state title in boys’ soccer; Weber takes 6A crown after penalty shootout

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) reacts after scoring his second goal of the day for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Rubin has emerged as a budding star for RSL in the early part of the 2021 season.

What we’ve learned about RSL as it heads into an international break

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) takes the ball to the ihoop, as Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen (3) defend, in NBA Playoff game 2, between the Utah Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Arena, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Mike Conley ‘frustrated’ about latest hamstring tweak

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 6:26 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) tries to block Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Utah Jazz-Memphis Grizzlies buzz: Kendrick Perkins’ freezing cold take; Mike Conley’s sore hammy and Donovan Mitchell goes off

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 5:26 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Fremont's Emma Calvert celebrates as Fremont defeats Herriman High School in the 6A girls basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Emma Calvert of Fremont High wins Gatorade award for girls’ basketball in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 2, 2021, 5:37 p.m.