Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune

Aaron Falk

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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

If you had Donovan Mitchell’s vertical leap, you could be a slam dunk champion. All you have to do is know his nickname, however, to maybe win a spelling bee. → Read More

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

Sandy • Christen Press is no stranger to the spotlight. → Read More

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

Throughout the season, the biggest stars in the NBA seemed to seek out Donovan Mitchell at the end of games. The Utah Jazz’s star rookie doesn’t see why that should change this summer. → Read More

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

Sandy • Amid the chaos of celebration, the water-bottle showers and screams of elation, one voice stood out from the mass of white jerseys jumping with joy: “It never gets old!” → Read More

Legendary Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is enjoying Utah’s playoff run, but the slow fade of dementia has begun to take a toll

Before each game, Shawn Brown and his staff go over the list of VIPs and scan the crowd for people to highlight on the 24-foot-tall video board that hangs over the court at Vivint Smart Home Arena. It doesn’t matter who shows up, though. After four years of directing the Utah Jazz’s in-game video operations from the scorer’s table, Brown knows the man in Row 11 will get the loudest cheer. → Read More

Utah assembles search committee, hires firm as it begins task of replacing retiring athletic director Chris Hill

The University of Utah has retained a national firm to assist in finding a replacement for retiring athletic director Chris Hill with hopes of completing the search by the end of June. → Read More

Why is Donovan Mitchell excelling in the playoffs? He’s leaning on the NBA’s best for advice on the fly.

Donovan Mitchell has given himself some extra homework for his first trip to the playoffs. → Read More

Westminster’s Brita Sigourney surprises even herself in winning women’s halfpipe bronze medal

Bongpyeong, South Korea • A single tone thumped from the loudspeaker like a racing heartbeat, as Brita Sigourney waited. → Read More

Twenty things you need to know about the Pyeongchang Winter Games

Need a quick way to navigate through the avalanche of Olympics information that is heading your way? → Read More

U.S. aerials skier Kiley McKinnon bound for Olympics

Park City • Standing at the bottom of the White Owl hill, Kiley McKinnon could only watch as her competitors soared, flipping and twisting through the cold, night air. → Read More

Park City's Jaelin Kauf clinches Olympic qualification in women's moguls

Park City • Wherever U.S. mogul skier Jaelin Kauf goes these days, she always has her travel companion with her: a plush “Curious George” monkey. → Read More

Did Utah fans cross the line? Arizona coach Sean Miller calls Huntsman Center crowd 'good' but 'nasty'

With No. 14 Arizona in town, the crowd at the Huntsman Center certainly was raucous Thursday night. But did the Utah fans there cross the line? → Read More

Weekly Run podcast: Is it time for Jazz to start Donovan Mitchell at point guard?

When the game is on the line, the ball is in Donovan Mitchell’s hands. Is it time to give the rookie a shot at running the offense at the start of games too? → Read More

Weekly Run podcast: Losses could snowball during a brutal December for the Utah Jazz

If you’re a Utah Jazz fan, you might want to add the NBA’s schedule makers to your list of holiday villains. But while Scrooge and the Grinch eventually came around, and even Scott Farkus got what was coming to him, there might not be a happy ending to this story. → Read More

BYU won't be overlooking tough Utah Valley squad

Provo • They’ve boarded a plane for Princeton, N.J. And another to get from Utah County to Brooklyn, N.Y. So after criss-crossing the country to start the season, BYU coach Dave Rose is looking forward to his team’s upcoming stretch of games for at least one reason. → Read More

BYU's Elijah Bryant struggles to find shot in loss to Alabama

Brooklyn, N.Y. • BYU’s Elijah Bryant drained a 3-pointer from the right corner the first time he touched the ball. → Read More

BYU’s offense ice cold in loss to No. 25 Alabama in first game of Barclays Classic

Brooklyn, N.Y. • The Steinberg Wellness Center on the Campus of Long Island University-Brooklyn is the smallest gymnasium the BYU Cougars will play in this year. On Friday afternoon here, it might have felt like the rims were smaller the normal, too. → Read More

BYU less-than-thrilled with setup for game in Brooklyn

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose clearly isn’t thrilled about his team’s next game. → Read More

Zach Braxton leads Weber State over Utah State 65-59 in opener for both teams

Ogden • When the Weber State Wildcats need somebody to take charge — during a practice, a timeout, or on the court — they often look to big man Zach Braxton. → Read More

Nick Emery withdraws from BYU amid allegations of receiving improper benefits from booster

BYU junior guard Nick Emery has withdrawn from the university amid an investigation into alleged booster improprieties that had thrown his eligibility into question. → Read More