Top of Utah sports fans are in good hands.
So are the world's best men's tennis players.
Clay Sniteman, the only American physical therapist on the staff of the Association of Tennis Professionals, is currently treating the world's elite players at Wimbledon.
Sniteman, who is the owner and therapist for Sundance Physical Therapy in Ogden, has worked at Grand Slam events, Olympic Games and world championships. He is on staff at Weber State University and is a frequent lecturer on sports health.
This past week, Sniteman has been blogging about his experiences in England. His blog, Through My Lens, is available at blogs.standard.net and www.standard.net.
When he returns home and takes a breath, Sniteman will continue to blog on physical health issues as it relates to the recreational athlete.
A caller wondered where the name for the Ragnar Relay Series originated. The eighth Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back drew more than 13,000 last weekend for its Top of Utah race.
The race draws its name from a marauding 9th century Norse king who fearlessly explored and conquered new lands.
Judging by this year's race, that free spirit lives on.
In the spotlight
ESPN's Outside the Lines will dissect the BYU honor code this Sunday at 7 p.m. The honor code, always much talked about locally, made national headlines during the lead-up to NCAA tournament when BYU center Brandon Davies was suspended due to honor code violations.
Weber State athletes Ali Thorderson (women's basketball) and Todd Gilbert (cross country/track and field) are the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athletes for the just-completed athletic season. ...
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott will welcome the University of Utah into the conference during Utah Pac-12 day on July 1 in Salt Lake City. The events will start at noon at the Utah State Capitol. ...
The Jimmer (Fredette) effect continues. Thursday's NBA draft was the most-viewed draft in 15 years, according to the Nielsen ratings. ...
Salt Lake City's Jen Hudak was one of nine athletes named to the first-ever U.S. freeskiing national team being formed by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The group will conduct dryland training camp at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City. ...
The Utah Basketball League will stage its championship next Wednesday at 8 p.m. at The Gym in West Haven. The Northern Utah Gators -- led by ex-Bonneville High and college standout Tanoka Beard -- will meet the unbeaten Atwater Boys -- led by younger brother Darius Beard. ...
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah unveiled its stage jerseys for the 2011 race this week. Tuesday, organizers will unveil the entire route, which promises new stage starts and stops. ...
The Weber State athletic department announced the hiring of Ron Goch as the new assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.