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The Utah Jazz visit the Los Angeles Clippers in a critical Game 5 in the Western Conference playoffs with the first-round series tied at two games apiece. Hit the live blog for news and updates from The Tribune’s team of …

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  • San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) grabs a loose ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) during the first half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) NBA: Leonard leads San Antonio past Memphis for 3-2 series lead
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  • Beky Beaton  |  For The Tribune  Spanish Fork junior Jordyn Bate leads to top-ranked Dons in batting average and runs batted in this season. Prep softball: Bate’s versatility a huge weapon for top-ranked Spanish Fork
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. Prep baseball: Spanish Fork and Springville split doubleheader
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  • NBA: Houston eliminates Oklahoma City behind Harden’s 34
    Houston • James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 ...
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  • This April 11, 2017 photo shows Miami Marlins owner and CEO Jeffrey Loria waiting for the start of a baseball game between the Marlins and the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the Miami Marlins, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Manfred’s comments came after Bloomberg reported that a group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Major League Baseball: Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush try to reel in Marlins
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Bingham’s Leo Sobreira celebrates his second of two game winning goals with teammates. Bingham High School boys’ soccer team defeated Copper Hills High School 2-1, during their game April 25, 2017. Boys’ soccer: Bingham scores off free kicks to top Copper Hills, 2-1
    South Jordan • Highlights weren’t exactly in short supply for Bingham senior Leo Sobreira while the ball was in motion on Tuesday. Take for instance t...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. Boys’ soccer: Sophomore Din Huremovic scores twice as Olympus beats Skyline
    Though only a sophomore, Din Huremovic sure looked poised and collected Tuesday as he stepped to the ball twice on set plays. Huremovic delivered on b...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) goes for the ball, as Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) defends, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017.   Pierce: No news is good news for RSL broadcasts
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) fires a three pointer over LA Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playoff game at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Jazz shootaround: ‘A sandwich from a place’ felled Hayward in Game 4, but he’s ready to roll in Game 5
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) glides past LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) for a finger roll during the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playoff game at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Utah Jazz bigs play big, change look of series
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  • PCL baseball: Salt Lake Bees beat Fresno Grizzlies 9-7 to go 7-1 on road trip
    The Salt Lake Bees beat the host Fresno Grizzlies 9-7 in a Pacific Coast League game on Tuesday, wrapping up a road trip with seven victories out of e...
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) runs back up court after nailing a three pointer as he lead the Jazz back during the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playoff game at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Utah Jazz: Joe Johnson has reshaped series between Jazz and Clippers
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  • RSL
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  • Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) receives a high-fives from a fans following Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 105-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: Joe Ingles morphs into Utah’s newest playmaker
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett (15) tries to get around Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz during the second half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game in Houston. Garrett is among the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File) Tribune NFL mock draft: Myles Garrett at the top, three quarterbacks in the first round
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  • FILE - In this May 20, 2000, file photo, Dale Earnhardt, left, embraces his son Dale Earnhardt Jr, right, in victory lane after Dale Earnhardt Jr won The Winston All-Star auto race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season
    Charlotte, N.C. • Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most pop...
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  • USU SPORTS
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    Rayshad Lewis and his father, former NFL All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis, confirmed Lewis’ intention to transfer from Utah State on Twitter on Monday. “I...
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Anglers hike back to their truck empty-handed after fishing April 18, 2017 near Soldier Creek Dam as ice melts away from the shore of Strawberry Reservoir. When even the most prepared angler must consider, ‘That’s why they call it fishing and not catching’
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  • Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder points up court during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 105-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Monson: Quin Snyder is the NBA’s coach of the year — and much more
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Lone Peak’s Christian Popoola (51) battles for the ball with Viewmont’s Braedon Alldredge (11) during quarterfinals of the boy’s 5A basketball state tournament game at the Dee Event Center in Ogden, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Utah basketball: Christian PoPoola Jr. wants to bring 'winning mentality' to Runnin' Utes
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   LA Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) passes after driving against Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during second half play. The Utah Jazz beat the LA Clipper 105-98 to take Game 4 and tie up the Western Conference playoff series at 2-2, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Jazz’s Game 3 loss, Game 4 win framed in six-minute snapshots
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  • HIKING
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