Sports

November 30, 2021 10:06 AM MST
For many universities, players who take two years off from their sport to serve a mission might be seen as a detriment—but that’s not the case for the Stanford Cardinal football team.
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November 11, 2021 12:00 PM MST
In a new video, Steve Young shares his personal experiences with anxiety and mental health challenges as a young man and as an athlete.
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November 04, 2021 10:51 AM MDT
Last weekend, the BYU Cougars found common ground with their opponents, the Virginia Cavaliers, but the connection between the teams might not be as obvious as you might initially assume.
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October 28, 2021 02:23 PM MDT
As he battled brain cancer in the hospital, videos of Tom Brady cheered him up more than anything. He dreamed of watching the NFL quarterback in person, but he never imagined he’d catch Brady’s attention from among the crowd.
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October 21, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
When Trey Stewart felt driven to finish his two years after returning early due to the COVID pandemic, he wouldn’t take no for an answer.
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October 20, 2021 09:34 AM MDT
Some may be surprised to learn that Steve Young, San Francisco Forty-Niners quarterback and Super Bowl MVP, suffered with separation anxiety disorder. Here’s how his wrestle with anxiety has shaped his life.
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October 18, 2021 01:12 PM MDT
The game's commentator called Murphy “one of the all-time greats.” He joined the Church in 1975 during his career playing Major League Baseball.
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September 27, 2021 03:50 PM MDT
This week two Latter-day Saints shared how faith was an important part of their journey as they both stepped away from and came back to the gridiron.
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June 30, 2021 02:14 PM MDT
What happens when you put a sports legend on the golf course with a German pilot? Apparently jokes, gospel discussion, and mutual respect. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend when retired professional golfer Gary Player played a round of golf with Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the Red Ledges Golf Course in Heber, Utah.
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June 08, 2021 03:52 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint and former University of Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner is one step closer to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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April 27, 2021 07:58 PM MDT
One day while living in New York City and working as an entrepreneur for small businesses and start-ups, Courtney was approached by a stranger. That stranger told her that she had the perfect body type for skeleton, a winter sport in the Olympics.
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March 19, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
James Lawrence has a goal: conquer 100 full-distance triathlons in 100 consecutive days.
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March 08, 2021 08:55 PM MST
Each year, the NBA hosts an All-Star game featuring 24 of the star players—and this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game also featured a special theme: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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January 28, 2021 10:25 PM MST
Last year, Larry Dominic Still became the second indoor track and field athlete in Utah Valley University school history to be named an All-American while also being an All-Academic athlete. But at the beginning of his career as a collegiate athlete, Still’s life seemed to be on a very different trajectory. He recalls partying to combat mental challenges he faced before ultimately deciding to take his own life. He had already begun typing a suicide note to his family and friends in a group text and was walking alone on a cold night on an empty street when a truck drove past seemingly out of nowhere. The truck stopped and backed up.
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November 23, 2020 11:06 PM MST
Nearly four years to the day after suffering his fourth season-ending injury as the quarterback for Brigham Young University, Taysom Hill took the field Sunday as the starting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. It was a start many thought would never happen, but Hill not only started the game, he finished with 18 completions for 233 yards passing on 23 attempts and 51 yards rushing. The quarterback who is known for his ability to scramble also scored two rushing touchdowns in the Saints’ 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. But when the game was over and the media interviews were completed, Hill was quick to acknowledge the many prayers that had been offered for his well-being and success leading up to the game.
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November 04, 2020 09:59 PM MST
In a recent podcast interview on The Erik Anders Lang Show, professional golfer Tony Finau shared how he lives his faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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November 02, 2020 10:40 PM MST
A lot of talk can happen between players on opposing teams during a football game, but on Saturday night amidst the BYU Cougars 41-10 route of Western Kentucky, somehow the conversation shifted to religion.
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October 28, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
The October pick for LDS Living Book Club is Spirit by David Butler. Follow the LDS Living Book Club Instagram for more insights with the author.
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October 27, 2020 07:14 PM MDT
Brett Phillips had every reason to feel the weight of the world as he stepped up to the plate on Saturday night. Down by one, bottom of the ninth in Game 4 of the World Series with a chance to tie or win the game, he knew he was not the guy the Tampa Bay Rays wanted at bat. Phillips found his way onto the Rays’ roster for his defense and pinch running rather than his batting, and after going hitless in two previous at-bats during the team’s playoff rounds, it was without a doubt the most significant moment of the young player’s career. As the New York Times put it, “There was no logical reason for Phillips to succeed, yet he swore he was confident.”
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September 03, 2020 01:41 PM MDT
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, had a big decision to make.
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August 28, 2020 03:35 PM MDT
Last week I was asked a question by a friend: “What did your parents do to teach you to tolerate nothing less than respect from men?”
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August 18, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
Elder Isaac Johnson and Elder Trey Stewart both wear a black missionary name tag. Before their missions, they both sported American Fork High School basketball jerseys. After their two years of missionary service end, they’ll both don college basketball jerseys for University of Oregon and Brigham Young University respectively.
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By  Emily Abel
August 07, 2020 06:00 PM MDT
Two prominent Latter-day Saint football coaches will seek to lead their teams to victory on the gridiron on September 7 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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May 28, 2020 03:44 PM MDT
Legendary Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passed away last Friday, May 27. In a recent tribute, Deseret News writer Jody Genessy, who covered the Utah Jazz during Sloan's heyday, recalled memories of the late coach and another late Utah giant—President Thomas S. Monson.
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May 18, 2020 07:25 PM MDT
For two decades, Lisa O’Neil raised her daughters in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a part-member family, until her husband, Scott O’Neil, joined the Church.
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May 12, 2020 12:21 PM MDT
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Latter-day Saint golfer Tony Finau shared a tender animated video that captures the true essence of a mother’s love. Sharing a true story from his life, Finau honors his mother, Ravena Finau, for the sacrifices she made to help him achieve success.
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May 11, 2020 06:05 PM MDT
Nearly five years ago, Bronco Mendenhall left the sidelines of BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium for a new head coach position—coaching the Cavaliers at the University of Virginia.
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May 02, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Those who follow the NFL know Taysom Hill signed a two-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week.
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April 03, 2020 04:24 PM MDT
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper is no stranger to sharing his testimony on social media. In the past, he’s shared photos with Elder Uchtdorf, a post featuring his scriptures, and he’s even given President Nelson one of his jerseys.
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February 28, 2020 03:00 PM MST
Rena Elmer is no stranger to trials—those of the painful, gut-wrenching variety and also those of Olympic size.
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February 19, 2020 06:59 PM MST
When is the last time you've heard someone (or maybe even yourself) say, “Got to get my 10,000 steps in today”? Probably pretty recently.
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February 11, 2020 10:00 PM MST
Watching his son score 26 points during a basketball game, Matt Haley knew one thing—if he looked at his wife, he knew they would both end up crying.
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February 04, 2020 04:00 PM MST
After the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win in Miami, safety Daniel Sorensen's ward family reached out to Bishop Jonathan Jardine to welcome the Latter-day Saint back home.
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February 03, 2020 06:00 PM MST
Editor's note: "Start with a Smile" is a weekly Monday feature that starts the week off with family-friendly content.
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February 03, 2020 03:26 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2019.
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January 21, 2020 07:02 PM MST
In just two weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will take the Miami field to compete for the Super Bowl.
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By  LDS Living
December 13, 2019 03:23 PM MST
The president of the Annapolis Maryland Stake and head coach of the football team at The United States Naval Academy, Ken Niumatalolo, knows how to keep everything in perspective, according to a recent article in Church News.
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By  LDS Living
November 04, 2019 05:00 PM MST
Latter-day Saint Cliff Devries is the head diving coach at Rochester Institute of Technology. For nearly a quarter of a century, Devries has been partially paralyzed. Twenty-four years ago, Devries underwent an intensive surgery to remove a 6-inch-long tumor at the base of his brain stem, a procedure that left the right side of his body paralyzed. Yet in 2018, Devries participated in a simple birthday celebration that has been featured on ESPN. As Devries says in the video about this tradition, "From where I came from, it's magical. It's thrilling."
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October 30, 2019 03:05 PM MDT
Decades from now, long after Sam Merrill’s jump shot and vertical leap have left him, the Latter-day Saint basketball star will likely remember 2018 as if it was yesterday.
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October 28, 2019 02:31 PM MDT
Alex Guerrero bounds in, extending his hand, and it’s hard to take it without thinking, guiltily, that these are the hands that massage Tom Brady.
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October 25, 2019 01:50 PM MDT
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October 17, 2019 07:35 PM MDT
"A big reason I do what I do now is because I’m really appreciative of what my body can do and because I was put in a situation where that might have been taken away from me,” Latter-day Saint Michael McKnight said about running ultramarathons. “I feel like I’m trying really hard to get out there and really push the body.”
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2019 05:19 PM MDT
Sports radio broadcaster Hans Olsen recently tweeted about high school student, who will don a football jersey for the first and last play of his high school career this Friday night. "In my opinion, this is the sports story of the year," Olsen writes.
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September 25, 2019 01:41 PM MDT
After years of watching his sons on high-level soccer teams compete in tournaments on Friday and Saturday and then sit out the championship game on Sunday, Travis Breinholt said he felt strongly that something needed to be done.
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September 24, 2019 11:57 AM MDT
On Fox Sports' Fair Game with Kristine Leahy, Shaquille O'Neal praised Latter-day Saint NBA player Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen as "the purest NBA guy I've ever met." He continues, "I don’t know much about Mormons or their religion, but . . . most rookies, when they come in, they go crazy, including me. . . . Mark was none of that."
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September 16, 2019 03:57 PM MDT
Most Stanford quarterback hopefuls don't take a two-year break after high school. But Elder Tanner McKee is not like most college football recruits.
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Fun
September 12, 2019 11:42 AM MDT
Why did Angel Moroni drop down a 73-foot ramp, jump a 50-foot gap, and land a triple tailwhip on a 27-foot high quarter pipe last month?
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By  LDS Living
September 06, 2019 02:12 PM MDT
Thanks to www.vanquishthefoe.com for making us aware of this podcast episode.
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September 06, 2019 01:16 PM MDT
Carson Hardman credits mixed martial arts with saving his life.
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September 03, 2019 08:46 AM MDT
What is it like being given the title of "the world's fittest teen"? For Utah native and Latter-day Saint Dallin Pepper, the honor is nothing compared to standing for his faith while competing on the world stage.
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Fun
August 28, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
The following story originally ran in September 2017 but has been updated.
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By  LDS Living
August 26, 2019 02:33 PM MDT
Four months after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL kicker Matt Gay has been featured in his fair share of viral videos from preseason games. No doubt Bucs fans are excited to see Gay in action during the upcoming season.
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By  LDS Living
August 23, 2019 03:44 PM MDT
You know, there's just something about sibling rivalries—they just aren't fair.
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August 19, 2019 12:46 PM MDT
“Having God close by has really helped me to keep going and get answers,” MyKayla Skinner said. “The challenges in life can get so hard at times. But I feel like you can’t give up until the very end. You have to keep pushing for those goals and dreams.”
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By  LDS Living
August 16, 2019 12:21 PM MDT
At 2:45 a.m. on August 16, Kaden Laga's family posted on Facebook: "God is real. He answers prayers and is a God of miracles."
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August 15, 2019 03:11 PM MDT
A famous European soccer manager is attributed with saying, “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. … I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”
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By  LDS Living
August 07, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham has never seen a wheelchair as a limitation. Born with spina bifida, Fotheringham was using a wheelchair by the time he was 8 years old to perform wheelchair tricks at a local skate park.
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August 05, 2019 09:05 AM MDT
The FitnessGram pacer test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues.
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August 02, 2019 01:03 PM MDT
As a seasoned, media-savvy leader of a D1 college football program, Ken Niumatalolo is deft at answering tough questions.
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July 31, 2019 01:48 PM MDT
The dictionary folks at Merriam-Webster would be wise to include Mary Lake’s mug next to the word “globetrotter.”
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