Here's The Closest Thing To A Lacrosse Buzzer-Beater

Waterford's Jacob Mika took a full-field heave with a few seconds left in the first quarter, and Riverton's goalie was either not paying attention or lost the ball in the sky, because Mika's buzzer-beater went in for a 6-0 lead. » 4/12/14 6:19pm 4/12/14 6:19pm

Utah Soccer Referee Punched By Teenage Player, Dies A Week Later

Richard Portillo, a 46-year-old soccer referee from Salt Lake City, was officiating a game on April 27 when a player punched him in the head after Portillo gave him a yellow card. Portillo slipped into a coma and died Saturday night, exactly one week after the incident. » 5/05/13 9:40am 5/05/13 9:40am

High School Soccer Player Is Very Sorry For Destroying Her Opponent…

"Sorry" doesn't put the teeth back in the jaw, or reset the broken nose. Still, it's a good start toward sportsmanship! The incident, from a Utah high school soccer game a couple weeks ago, managed to go viral when video of Petiola Manu going all Great Muta on Makenzie Clark's face made the local news. Now Manu… » 10/16/12 4:05pm 10/16/12 4:05pm

Idiot Utah Sports Columnist More Or Less Calls Amar'e Stoudemire A Dumb…

Doug Robinson, the resident paste-eating troglodyte at the Deseret News, has gone and written a truly remarkable column this week. » 10/20/11 5:13pm 10/20/11 5:13pm

Karl Malone Talks About The Impact Jerry Sloan Had On Karl Malone

Karl Malone made it perfectly clear at last night's Utah/Phoenix game that Karl Malone thinks former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is not a quitter. Karl Malone says that he would drop everything Karl Malone is doing at any given time to support Sloan in any venture he undertakes. » 2/12/11 3:00pm 2/12/11 3:00pm

Utah's Ban On Beer Sales Forces Baseball Team To Fold

The independent St. George RoadRunners ceased operations this week, with the owner citing the absence of beer at the ballpark as the critical factor. You try watching semi-pro ball, in the desert, surrounded by Mormons, and do it sober. [Deseret News] » 8/04/10 4:30pm 8/04/10 4:30pm

USC Wins Hypothetical Playoff According To Vegas Odds

Leave it to Las Vegas to sate all our needs. Even those we didn't know we had before. (I'm looking at you midget escort service.) Everyone knows that the idea of a playoff is so awfully complicated that it would require a Manhattan Project-level commitment before anything could happen. Or, you know, a sports book… » 12/09/08 2:45pm 12/09/08 2:45pm

Thursday Night Preview: Maryland at Virginia Tech and #12 TCU at #8 Utah

Remember how I said that Versus stole a march on ESPN back when TCU played BYU and Florida State was playing N.C. State on Thursday October 16? Yeah, it's happened again. Only this time the game is on CBS College Sports. Which, if you're like me, you don't get on your television package because Comcast doesn't carry… » 11/06/08 1:00pm 11/06/08 1:00pm

Thursday Night Football Previews: Pitt at South Florida; Oregon State…

Thursday night college football arrives with a televised double-header. ESPN brings us Pittsburgh at South Florida and something called the Versus Network brings us Oregon State at Utah. Like me you have no idea if you have actually have Versus and if demanded on pain of death to give ten guesses as to what the… » 10/02/08 4:30pm 10/02/08 4:30pm

Free Darko On Los Angeles-Utah

We're looking at every NBA Playoff series through the eyes of both Free Darko. Here's Free Darko's look at the Los Angeles Lakers-Utah Jazz series. Your author is Bethlehem Shoals. » 5/04/08 1:35pm 5/04/08 1:35pm

"The Electric Chuck"

In a high school game in Utah — explaining the distinct lack of melanin on the court — a ridiculous downcourt heave brings the house down, as much as anything can bring the house down in Utah. Our favorite part about this is the announcer, probably a bored high school kid, just trying to wrap up the game so he can… » 1/17/07 10:30am 1/17/07 10:30am