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Doug Gibson

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Top of Utah women's fight team are pioneers in MMA

It's a cold, rainy fall Saturday morning in the Top of Utah, but in a gym tucked between small businesses in Draper, there is activity in the ring. Two women are...


Montoya scores MMA win in Orem

Top of Utahn Lucus Montoya, a Roy High School graduate, continued his move up in the MMA professional ranks with a close win over fellow Utahn Koffi Adzitso in Orem...


'America 1844' captures the mood of a defining American year

In “America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election that Transformed the Nation,” author John Bicknell’s...


Mormon author Thayer pens tale of teen's fight to survive

Douglas Thayer, a retired BYU English professor, has written some pretty good books, including a memoir of his boyhood in Provo, “Hooligan,” and...


Montoya, Castillo, Reeves fight on Showdown MMA card

Prominent Top of Utah MMA professionals Lucus Montoya, David Castillo and Patrick Reeves are scheduled in different bouts Friday night in Orem at the Showdown...


Standard showed liberal bias with Reid editorial

Editor, This is a rebuttal to the Standard-Examiner’s Our View editorial of Friday, Nov.14, “Politics and religion.” Your chastisement of...


Olmedo, Smith win boxing bouts

Saturday night at the The Complex in Salt Lake City, two of Utah’s former amateur standouts met as longtime professionals with Cesar Olmedo, of Salt Lake City...

Guest Commentary

Most of the election fun will be in U.S. Senate races

There likely won’t be much drama in Utah election races on Tuesday, Nov. 4, although I’d love to be wrong about that. If there is a close race,...

Guest Commentary

A Halloween dose of opinion -- The five scariest movie scenes

The late-great Alfred Hitchcock was fond of saying, “People pay money to be scared.” In honor of this Halloween season, your opinion editor, who...


Boxer West scores KO win

Davis County cruiserweight professional boxer Jesse West scored his fourth win on Oct. 25 when he knocked out previously unbeaten David Sanchez, 2-1, of Price, in...

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