Sports

May 13, 2022 01:03 PM MDT
Footballer Jon Russell doesn’t shy away from talking about his faith, whether in church, on social media, or in the news.
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May 11, 2022 12:31 PM MDT
After Michael threw a chair in frustration, Steve knew his approach to this delicate conversation had to change.
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May 06, 2022 03:14 PM MDT
In a recent live recording of the All In podcast, Steve Young became so passionate about what he was saying that he began yelling. What was the Hall of Fame quarterback so adamant about that he became animated? The gospel of Jesus Christ.
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May 03, 2022 10:37 AM MDT
Steve Young was all over television sets in the mid-1990s, mostly on the football field but also in some unexpected TV cameo roles.
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April 29, 2022 11:29 AM MDT
I’m not trying to love people into coming with me. I’m just loving people. They and God will figure out their journey; my job is to love them along the way.
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April 21, 2022 02:28 PM MDT
Steve Young faced Reggie White in some of the biggest NFL games in his life. And he also saw Reggie love as God loves, expecting nothing in return.
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March 16, 2022 12:29 PM MDT
Former NBA player Shawn Bradley isn’t letting his new life as a quadriplegic keep him from finding joy.
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March 16, 2022 12:07 PM MDT
After a stellar regular season, the BYU women’s basketball team has big dreams for the “big dance.”
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March 02, 2022 12:02 PM MST
Four-star football recruit Andrew Gentry has 2 months left of his mission, but his current situation and plans for the fall are not at all what he expected when he received his mission call.
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February 08, 2022 11:53 AM MST
After this dad of four spent two seasons away from the gridiron, he was unexpectedly called out of retirement for just a few games last month. Now he’s headed to the Super Bowl.
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February 04, 2022 12:50 PM MST
Llisten for Sochi luge racer Kate Hansen’s commentary on NBC during the luge, bobsled, and skeleton races in Beijing.
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By  Emily Abel
February 03, 2022 07:00 AM MST
Justin Bean has often been told he looks like “The Fighting Preacher,” his ancestor Willard Washington Bean. And after collision with a teammate during a game last week, the resemblance might be growing.
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January 28, 2022 01:20 PM MST
Soccer is Olivia Moultrie’s life. But two things are more important to her than the game she loves: faith and family.
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January 26, 2022 11:30 AM MST
Thurl Bailey played in a championship victory dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the greatest college basketball moment of the 20th century. But now Thurl’s focus is on what it means to be a champion in life.
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January 19, 2022 04:00 PM MST
Throughout the episode, the guests discussed the role that sports and athletes play at BYU and the way they represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to their competitors and the world.
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January 13, 2022 12:30 PM MST
One year ago, 7'6" Latter-day Saint and 1993 No. 2 NBA draft pick Shawn Bradley became a quadriplegic. Here’s how he and his family have been managing their new life.
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January 12, 2022 10:16 AM MST
Devon Blackmon spent enough time around returned missionaries that he came to appreciate the perspective that missionary service brought to their lives and to their playing on the field.
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January 05, 2022 10:55 AM MST
Latter-day Saints often compete at the highest levels of sports, but 2021 was an exceptionally exciting year for many of them.
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By  Emily Abel
January 04, 2022 12:15 PM MST
A missionary’s call home on Christmas is often special, but this year, Elder Spencer Cox was in for a surprise that left him wide-eyed and speechless.
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December 30, 2021 07:00 AM MST
“In some ways, the only way you deal with tragedy is to turn to God... many faith on that team... were brought to bear in getting this group through this tragedy.”
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December 03, 2021 11:47 AM MST
In a move that shocked the college football coaching world, Latter-day Saint Bronco Mendenhall has announced he is resigning from his role as head coach of the University of Virginia football team.
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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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