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Las Vegas • If anybody has figured out Big 12 expansion, call Craig Thompson. He would like to know, too. Thompson is the long-time commissioner of the Mountain West Conference, which has a handful of schools interested in leaving for …

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  • PCL Baseball: Ortega, Buss and Bemboom lead Salt Lake in win
    Albuquerque, N.M. • Rafael Ortega, Nick Buss and Anthony Bemboom each had three hits, as the Salt Lake Bees beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 11-6 on Wedn...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kendal Thompson (1), runs drills for the NFL scouts during the Uof U’s annual Pro Day, at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Utah football: Former Utes Thompson, Whittingham sign with NFL teams
    Two former Utes have signed onto NFL teams in the last two days as training camps get started — even though both were chiefly back-ups at Utah. Former...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to pass during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Jets have re-signed Fitzpatrick to a one-year deal worth $12 million, ending months of speculation and uncertainty surrounding the team’s quarterback spot. Fitzpatrick set the franchise record with a career-high 31 touchdown passes last season while helping lead the Jets on a playoff push in Todd Bowles’ first season as coach. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) NFL: Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal, according to AP source
    New York • Fitz Magic has returned and — voila! — the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract. Fin...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Free Family Fun at Davis County Fair
    For four days in August, Davis County families can enjoy the Davis County Fair, a tradition with over 80 years of history. Running from August 17-20th...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 09:52 am   |     |   Share

    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kendal Thompson (1), runs drills for the NFL scouts during the Uof U’s annual Pro Day, at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Utah football: Former Utes Thompson, Whittingham sign with NFL teams
    Two former Utes have signed onto NFL teams in the last two days as training camps get started — even though both were chiefly back-ups at Utah. Former...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • (FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin answers questions during a news conference after the team’s NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Coughlin, who stepped down as coach earlier this year, will be joining the NFL’s football operations staff, a person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press)  . The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach will work closely with Troy Vincent and with the NFL’s game-related committees in an advisory role. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) NFL: Coughlin to join NFL’s operations staff, according to AP source
    Tom Coughlin will be joining the NFL’s football operations staff, a person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press. The two-time Su...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Olympics: Charles and Moore help US women’s hoops beat France 84-62
    Newark, Del. • Tina Charles scored 17 points and Maya Moore added 13 to help the U.S. women’s basketball team beat France 84-62 on Wednesday night in ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Bettman’s reluctance to link hits to the head in hockey with a degenerative brain disease found in several deceased former players has reached Congress. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) NHL: Bettman says research on concussion-CTE link ‘remains nascent’
    St. Paul, Minn. • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s reluctance to link hits to the head in hockey with a degenerative brain disease found in several dec...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes PK Andy Phillips (39) yells as he celebrates kicking the clinching FG to give Utah 27-18 lead with 4:20 to go in the game. Utah defeated Arizona State 34-18, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Utah football position preview: Can special teams stay special?
    For some programs, special teams are a bit player. For the last few years at Utah, it’s been thrust into the foreground.  The Utes’ special teams lose...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 01:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • Alabama players celebrate after the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game against Michigan State, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won 38-0 to advance to the championship game. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Pac-12 hoping for a football playoff breakthrough as it plays catch up with SEC, Big Ten
    Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott took to the stage earlier this month in the epicenter of show biz. A stone’s throw away, tourists forked over a few bu...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) runs as he looks for a receiver during first half play. Utah and Utah State were tied 14-14 at the half at Rice-Eccles, Friday, September 11, 2015. MWC notes: USU’s Wells wishes Utah would play rivalry game
    Las Vegas • Utah State has played Utah 112 times in football since 1892, but the rivalry is dormant for now. “There’s no contract on the books with Ut...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller listens to a question during a news conference before the team’s opening of training camp Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) NFL: Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs
    Englewood, Colo. • John Elway declared the Super Bowl champs’ quarterback competition wide open entering training camp. Mark Sanchez will be first up ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak and assistants yell at officials questioning a call during first half play. Gonzaga held a 44-29 lead over Utah at the half, Saturday, March 19, 2016. Utah basketball notes: Phil Cullen leaves Utes for San Antonio Spurs' front office
    The Utah men’s basketball team will be looking for another late addition, but not a recruit this time. Phil Cullen, a Ute alum and the program’s direc...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 02:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Jeffrey Loria, left, owner of the Miami Marlins, Robert Manfred Jr., commissioner of baseball, and Jeff Conine, special assistant to the president of the Marlins, unveil the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MLB: Manfred says more rule changes needed to improve pace of play
    Miami • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitati...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick steps away from the podium after taking questions from reporters during a news conference at Gillette Stadium, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots’ NFL football training camp is to begin Thursday, July 28. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) NFL: Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady
    Foxborough, Mass. • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games o...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2012, file photo, Sarah Hammer, of the United States, competes in the women’s omnium flying lap event at the 2012 Summer Olympics  in London. One of the nation’s most popular participatory sports is dealing with aging athletes, declining membership and a vast disconnect between amateur athletes and their elite counterparts. It has left USA Cycling officials to wonder just where they stand in the sport’s structure. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File) Olympics: SA Cycling at crossroads as Rio Games approaches
    Kristin Armstrong could win her third straight Olympic gold medal in Rio. The women’s pursuit team is favored to capture gold. Several Americans could...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei (93) sacks Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning (3) as the University of Utah faces the University of Washington, NCAA football at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Saturday November 7, 2015. Utah football postion preview: Experienced, deep defensive line has great expectations
    Now for a feature that is completely new and innovative: position-by-position previews for fall camp. OK, so you can’t reinvent the wheel. But let’s f...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 02:02 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao poses during the NBA team’s media day, in Independence, Ohio. The Golden State Warriors agreed Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, to a contract with recently released center Varejao for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File) Olympics: Anderson Varejao to miss Olympics with back injury
    Oakland, Calif. • Center Anderson Varejao will miss the Olympics for host Brazil because of a herniated disc in his lower back. The Golden State Warri...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, hands out an Olympic pin on his arrival for Rio 2016 Olympic games at Antonio Carlos Jobim Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2016. (Yasuyochi Chiba/Pool Photo via AP) Olympic Channel to launch on Aug. 21 after Rio closing
    London • The IOC will launch its new Olympic Channel next month following the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games. The digital channel, which...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Olympics: Games will showcase Brazil’s diversity — and tensions
    Rio de Janeiro • Rafaela Silva hoped to get an Olympic gold medal four years ago in London. Instead she got racial abuse. Disqualified in her Olympic ...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Desert shrubs put out a spray of spring blooms May 1, 2016, amidst colorful soil layers near Moonshine Tanks in the San Rafael Swell. Gallery: Utah hiking photos from spring and summer 2016
    Depending on when you start counting, hiking season — and the summer — is half finished. So let’s take a look at where Utah Hike of the Week has gone...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share

  • President of Russia’s Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, fourth right, and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, center, pose for a photo with Russia’s National Olympic team members outside the Kremlin wall, before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Olympics: Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off
    Moscow • Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off cere...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  Tribune file photo)    Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin leaves the court after losing his first game at the helm of the Jazz on Friday, February 11, 2011. NBA: Suns add Jay Triano, Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff
    Phoenix • Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson completed his staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren as...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • NFL: LA Rams release QB Nick Foles on eve of camp reporting date
    Los Angeles • The Los Angeles Rams released quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday after failing to find a trade destination for the disgruntled veteran....
    Updated Jul 27 2016 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Mesa Verde celebrating parks centennial
    Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, a surprisingly short drive for Wasatch Front residents, is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the National Pa...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • PCL Baseball: Albuquerque Isotopes down Salt Lake Bees, 8-4
    The Salt Lake Bees dropped their series-opener against the Albuquerque Isotopes, 8-4. Stephen Cardullo drove in Joey Wong and Ben Paulsen hit a two-R...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State coach Tim Duryea shouts instructions in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Utah State men’s basketball: Duryea shuffles staff, Felton named associate head coach
    Logan • Utah State men's basketball coach Tim Duryea announced a shuffling of his staff on Tuesday. Duryea has named Tarvish Felton as the associated ...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll argues a call during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. The Seahawks begin training camp on July 30, 2016 with relatively few questions. There is no Super Bowl hangover like last season lingering over the franchise. There aren’t contract disputes or huge injury concerns. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File) NFL: Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll
    Renton, Wash. • The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up be...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, left, confers with rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch during the team’s NFL rookie camp football practice in Englewood, Colo. No team has successfully defended its Super Bowl title since the 2004 New England Patriots. The Broncos are the first team since the 2001 Baltimore Ravens to try to go back to back after losing its top two QBs.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) NFL: Broncos rookie QB insists he can win the starting job
    Englewood, Colo. • Rookie Paxton Lynch insists he shouldn’t be counted out from the Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition. The first-round draft pic...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 08:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jordan Spieth chips to the second green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Golf: Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth
    Springfield, N.J. • Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for photographers after he won the men’s 200 meter race during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Friday, July 22, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Olympics: Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says ‘sport needs me to win’
    London • Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there’s one constant: Usain Bolt’s bravado and self-confidence. It’s what is expected fro...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 08:51 pm   |     |   Share