‘This feels good’: 7 seasons later, BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith has Cougars aiming for history

BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith for the Cougars’ 1-0 win over Pepperdine, Nov. 6, 2021 at South Field in Provo | © BYU PHOTO 2021 All rights reserved (Ryan Campbell, BYU Photo) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes PROVO — Cassidy Smith has been waiting for this season for seven years, so taking advantage of a medical … Read more

‘I like being the bad guy’: upset in play-off, RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa lives up to his role

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa (1) celebrates a stop as Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy play at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. RSL won 2-1. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SANDY – If we are to believe the philosopher, lawyer and two-sided … Read more

Jazz players have been turned away a lot this season, but it can have a silver lining

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Hassan Whiteside was upset. In the first quarter of Utah’s 110-104 win over Oklahoma City, the Jazz Center thought he had made a mistake. Like many players before him, he turned to referee Marc Davis and pleaded his case; and like many players before him, Davis … Read more

Highly rated LDS thriller book series is the perfect gift

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes This story is sponsored by Kilo Press Publishing. Most people want to read more books. Forbes reported in a study commissioned by Scribd that reading is the most sought after activity after exercise. Still, several obstacles stand in the way. Lack of time — or perhaps time spent on less … Read more

‘Could have gotten really ugly’: Jazz doesn’t think a win over Thunder was a reflection of play

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – If you thought the Jazz would take an easy win as they jumped to a 10-2 lead in the first three minutes on Wednesday, you wouldn’t be alone. It even occurred to the team, not so much because of the score, but because of the way … Read more

Have you seen this? Looks like Kyle Kuzma shrunk in the wash

Have you seen this? Looks like Kyle Kuzma has shrunk in the wax (The Crossover, Twitter) Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes YARN WORLD – There’s no denying that Kyle Kuzma is a Utah legend. His numerous achievements at the University of Utah saw him chosen as the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA draft, and … Read more

How RSL eliminated Seattle from the MLS Cup playoffs without a single shot

Aaron Herrera of Real Salt Lake, left, grabs the jersey of Brad Smith of Seattle Sounders as Smith races for the ball during the second half of a first-round MLS football game on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SANDY — Dead. taxes. Real Salt … Read more

Locals in the NFL, Week 11: Kyle Van Noy, Tyler Huntley pair up in pair of wins

New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) walks into the end zone after intercepting for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the bottom half of an NFL football game, Thursday, November 18, 2021, in Atlanta. The New England Patriots won 25-0. (Brynn Anderson, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 8-9 minutes AROUND THE … Read more

‘It just goes to show how hard we’ve worked’: BYU enters AP Top 25 at number 18 after 4-0 start

BYU security guard Alex Barcello (13) dribbles past Central Methodists’ Jonathan Brown during an NCAA game at the Marriott Center in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes PROVO — At first glance, BYU basketball’s 97-61 victory over NAIA team Central Methodist was not a big deal. … Read more

9 Beautifully Illustrated Books to Help Your Child Practice Gratitude

Thanksgiving is about more than a plate of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes — it’s about expressing gratitude. And if reading books can help children develop empathy, reading about thanking can certainly help them develop an attitude of gratitude. (Evgenia Grande, Shutterstock) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes TURKEY CITY – Thanksgiving is about more than … Read more