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Jarron Collins’ advice to Golden State center JaVale McGee came straight from the Jerry Sloan book of homespun basketball sayings: “Don’t shoot the decoys.” McGee just looked at the Warriors assistant coach with a puzzled expression. Collins explained he wanted …

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  • |  Courtesy The Salt Lake Bees  Ramon Flores. Salt Lake Bees outfielder Ramon Flores regains confidence at the plate
    After struggling at the plate through the majority of last season — a season which should have been his biggest opportunity in professional baseball —...
    Updated May 23 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. 4A softball: Springville sneaks past Uintah into state semifinals
    Taylorsville • Springville rode a couple of heads-up offensive plays in the bottom of the seventh inning to a 5-4 victory over Uintah in the quarterfi...
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  • Baseball: Chihauhuas beat up on Bees
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. 4A boys’ soccer: Sollis goal sends Alta past Box Elder in OT and into title match
    Kaysville • Alta junior forward Jett Sollis made a dramatic run to the goal and buried his perfect shot in the second overtime Tuesday. And now the Ha...
    Updated May 23 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. 4A softball: Triple play helps Spanish Fork blank Maple Mountain
    Taylorsville • Spanish Fork got off to a fast start in the first inning then hung on to defeat Maple Mountain 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Max Neuberger (5) runs to congratulate Joshua Alvarado (37) East, after his first period goal, giving the Leopards a 2-0 lead, in prep soccer action, 4A boys’ state semifinal between Skyline and East in Kaysville, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 4A boys’ soccer: East pushes the pace to blank Skyline
    Kaysville • East used a convincing 4-0 victory over Skyline to punch its ticket to the Class 4A boys’ soccer state championship game Tuesday evening a...
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  • The Ottawa Senators celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP) Sens hold off Pens to force Game 7
    Ottawa, Ontario • Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pen...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Herriman celebrates a goal by Carter Johnson (11) in prep soccer action, 5A boys’ state semifinal between Herriman and Bingham, in Kaysville, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 5A boys’ soccer: Herriman romps in 3-0 semifinal win over Bingham
    Woods Cross • Three minutes until Herriman was to clinch its first-ever berth to the Class 5A finals, a chant erupted from the Mustang throng in the b...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Prep sports illustration for online place holder. 5A boys’ soccer: Amano’s golden goal punches Layton’s ticket to title game with win over Copper Hills
    Woods Cross • Running toward the goal, Layton forward Kaden Amano found the ball at his feet. Yards away from the net, he aimed, fired ... ... and mis...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   West celebrates the win. West High School girls’ softball team defeated Syracuse High School 12-0 in five innings to win the quarterfinal game in the Class 5A Softball State playoff tournament at Valley Softball Complex, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 5A softball: West overpowers Syracuse to reach state semifinals
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brooks Lennon (27) celebrates Real forward Yura Movsisyan (14) after Movsisyan  scored for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Scott D. Pierce: MLS’ latest TV plan is just plain dopey
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  • This photo provided by Kevin Snyder show Kyle Snyder’s damaged gold metal from the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Maryland. The medal will soon replaced by the IOC and Rio organizers because of damage. Snyder and Helen Maroulis, another U.S. gold medalist wrestler, are among a group of more than 100 athletes from around the world with defective Olympic medals. (Kevin Snyder via AP) Olympics: Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio damaged
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  • (FILE - This Feb. 2, 2017 file photo shows seats jumbled in a pile inside Maracana stadium, the historic stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says many of the venues ’are white elephants’ that were built with ’no planning.’ The scathing report offered Monday, May 22, 2017,  at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press)   reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs dumped on the federal government.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File) Rio Olympic planning assailed for ‘white elephant’ venues
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  • San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) and teammates stretch during the team’s organized team activity at its NFL football training facility Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NFL: 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman ready to earn his starting spot back
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  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) gestures as wide receiver Amari Cooper, right looks on during an NFL football team activity Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) NFL: Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates his interception with a ’bow and arrow,’ gesture during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations
    Chicago • NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebr...
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  • Scott Dixon, left, of New Zealand, is congratulated by JR Hildebrand after winning the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) IndyCar: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery
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  • New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown, right, throws a pass during the team’s organized team activities at its NFL football training facility, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) NFL: Jets giving all 3 QBs equal shot at winning starting job
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  • Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian throws during a drill at NFL football organized team activities at the team’s headquarters Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) NF: Broncos’ QB competition has a familiar feel to it
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  • This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports, that is going up for sale at SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel, Calif. A replica of a period baseball is at left; a modern ball is at right.  SCP Auctions expects the papers to draw millions when the auction starts Wednesday, May 24. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Big league baseball’s founding documents to be auctioned
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  • Nashville Predators fans celebrate after Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 6-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup Championship. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) NHL: Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final
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  • San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) signals to fans as he walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. Golden State won 129-115. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) NBA: Manu Ginobili’s uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious
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  • WNBA: Rested Lynx start off strong
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) goes to the hoop, as New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca (42) defends, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Utah Jazz: Can Trey Lyles bounce back from disappointing sophomore season?
    Trey Lyles always has adapted. When his family moved from Canada to Indiana, he left the hockey rink for the basketball court. When he attended the Un...
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