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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) enters the arena prior to Game 6 of the 2022 NBA first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

NBA fans, players, reporters react to Rudy Gobert trade

By Alex Vejar | July 1, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Royals FC midfielder Lo'eau LaBonta (9) kicks the ball as Portland Thorns FC midfielder Rocky Rodr’guez (11) defends, in soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.

This is when the Utah Royals soccer team could return to Rio Tinto and the NWSL

By Aaron Falk | Alex Vejar | June 30, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP)  U.S. players pose for a photo before an international friendly soccer match against Colombia on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Sandy, Utah.

At U.S. women’s soccer match, fans root for a country that doesn’t always represent them

By Alex Vejar | June 30, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

(AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File) In this March 8, 2020, file photo, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe runs during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain in Harrison, N.J.

U.S women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe blasts Roe decision. But this is why the USWNT isn’t canceling its game in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 26, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Brigham Young Cougars guard Alex Barcello (13) goes to the hoop, as Northern Iowa Panthers guard AJ Green (4) defends, in NIT basketball action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Northern Iowa Panthers, at the Marriott Center in Provo, on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Former BYU guard Alex Barcello gets his chance at the NBA

By Alex Vejar | June 24, 2022, 9:54 p.m.

(John Locher | AP) Utah State's Justin Bean (34) plays against UNLV in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. This season, Bean ranks in the top 10 nationally in both scoring and rebounding.

Utah State forward Justin Bean says Clippers’ offer on NBA draft night was a ‘no-brainer’

By Alex Vejar | June 25, 2022, 12:28 a.m.

Arkansas guard Jaxson Robinson (14) shoots over an Arkansas-Little Rock defender during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Eye on the Y: Jaxson Robinson is BYU basketball’s latest addition. What can the former Arkansas and Texas A&M product bring to Provo?

By Alex Vejar | June 23, 2022, 4:36 p.m.

(Hogle Zoo via Instagram) A giraffe named Ja Raffe, named after the Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, arrives at the Hogle Zoo from the Memphis Zoo.

Utah gets Ja from Memphis — just not the one you’re thinking of

By Alex Vejar | June 23, 2022, 2:18 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) reacts after drawing a foul in a game against the Utah Jazz on Feb. 7, 2020. The Salt Lake City native reportedly died Monday at the age of 25.

Caleb Swanigan, who dealt with homelessness in Salt Lake before making it to the NBA, dies at 25

By Alex Vejar | June 21, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU guard Paisley Harding (13), Collins with Pepperdine Waves guard Jayla Ruffus-Milner (14), in women's basketball action between the BYU Cougars and the Pepperdine Waves, at the Marriott Center in Provo, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Judkins scored his 450th win tonight.

Title IX at 50: Utah women in sports celebrate progress, but say more still needs to be done

By Alex Vejar | June 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Utah Fire Info) The Lakeshore Fire is photographed late last week as it burns a few miles west of the Great Saltair. Crews have fully contained the fire.

Great Salt Lake Park reopens as crews contain Lakeshore Fire; grass fire closes I-80

By Alex Vejar | June 20, 2022, 2:06 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Davis’s Elliott Pehrson (23) collides with Herriman's Jason R. Dunham (4) during their 6A State Soccer Championship title game at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Herriman defeated Davis 1-0 with two seconds left on the clock.

Boys’ soccer in Utah is on probation for three years. Here’s what coaches said about the UHSAA decision

By Alex Vejar | June 16, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

(Liona Lefau) Linebacker Liona Lefau out of Kahuku High School in Hawaii has Utah and BYU among his top eight schools.

Utes, Cougars football recruit wants ‘family atmosphere’

By Alex Vejar | June 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah fans in the MUSS cheer on the PAC-12 football game between the University of Utah and Weber State at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. With more than 600,000 people attending Utah sporting events last year, university officials are focused on improving recycling and other sustainability efforts.

The University of Utah knows how to win football games. The Utes are less clear about their plans for cleaning up after them

By Alex Vejar | June 16, 2022, 9:09 p.m.

(Real Salt Lake) Brian Dunseth, right, and David James pose for a photo at Rio Tinto Stadium. The futures of the RSL broadcasters is in question after Major League Soccer and Apple formed a partnership that will do away with local television broadcasts of MLS games.

Major League Soccer has a new deal with Apple. What does that means for Real Salt Lake fans watching games on TV?

By Alex Vejar | June 16, 2022, 12:01 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge is asked about plans to replace outgoing Jazz coach Quin Snyder during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Here’s what Danny Ainge has revealed about the Utah Jazz’s coaching search so far

By Alex Vejar | June 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Layton Christian Academy celebra el título del Campeonato Estatal de Fútbol 3A en el Estadio Rio Tinto, el miércoles 11 de mayo de 2022. Layton Christian Academy derrotó a Real Salt Lake Academy 4-0.

Un equipo de fútbol de la escuela secundaria de Utah dice que los comentarios despectivos de los fanáticos fueron su mayor desafío para ganar un título estatal

By Alex Vejar | June 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

(BYU athletics) BYU women's basketball signee Sophia Lee.

A year playing for Jason Kidd’s AAU team helped BYU basketball signee Sophia Lee land in Provo

By Alex Vejar | June 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Utah Jazz) Former BYU star Alex Barcello works out for the Utah Jazz on June 7, 2022, ahead of the NBA Draft.

What former BYU guard Alex Barcello said about working out with the Utah Jazz

By Alex Vejar | June 7, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

BYU quarterback Jaren Hall (3) attempts a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Southern, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Paul Abell)

Which Utes and Cougars could be NFL draft picks next year? Here’s what one analyst thinks right now

By Kevin Reynolds | Alex Vejar | June 5, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU guard Shaylee Gonzales (2) leads a fast break for the Cougars, in women's basketball action between the BYU Cougars and the Pepperdine Waves, at the Marriott Center in Provo, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Judkins scored his 450th win tonight.

BYU basketball standout Shaylee Gonzales enters transfer portal

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

(Rudi Williams) Rudi Williams just transferred to BYU from Coastal Carolina, becoming one of three members of the 2022 signing class for the Cougars.

Why new transfer Rudi Williams thinks the BYU Cougars can help him achieve his biggest goal

By Alex Vejar | May 30, 2022, 9:42 p.m.

(Smith Snowden)

Football is a stage for Skyridge’s Smith Snowden, a four-star recruit who’s weighing roles at Utah and BYU

By Alex Vejar | May 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young University new assistant basketball coach Kahil Fennell answers questions about his decision to join the basketball team coaching staff at the Marriott Center Annex, Friday, May 27, 2022.

New BYU men’s basketball assistant coach has a deep drive to win

By Alex Vejar | May 28, 2022, 1:32 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Herriman's Trevor Walk (7) hoists the championship trophy after his game winning goal came with two seconds left on the clock as the team celebrates their 6A State Soccer Championship title over Davis at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Herriman defeated Davis 1-0.

Last-second goal lifts Herriman High to first boys’ soccer title in school history

By Alex Vejar | May 26, 2022, 6:33 a.m.