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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) takes a shot, as Los Angeles Galaxy defender Daniel Steres (5) defends, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Albert Rusnák is a constant for RSL amid changes and injuries
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tony Weller, co-owner of Weller Book Works at Trolley Square, plans to pass along his ’Bone Garb’ spray-painted artistic stenciled expression onto customers who want something imprinted as part of Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Visit four Utah stores during Saturday’s first-ever book crawl
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  • Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, celebrates after making a 3-point shot as coach Quin Snyder stands nearby during the second half in Game 5 of the team’sp NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz maximizing ‘Iso Joe’ when it counts
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