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The day the Pac-12 announced it was adding Utah and Colorado, then-UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel believed it was a good move for the conference. Not everyone felt the same way. “I think people were very leery about what kind of …

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  • MLS All-Star midfielder Kaka, right, works the ball past Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Soccer: Nick Rimando leads the way as MLS All-Stars beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1
    Commerce City, Colo. • Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni scoffed the other day when he was asked how he would coach the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • MLB: All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon joins Nationals
    Miami • All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon wants to win another championship and become baseball’s career saves leader. He likes his chances with the W...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, June 12, 2015 photo, Martin Meltzer stands in his office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. His early scientific interest was in the health of animals, not humans. He was working on animal diseases at the University of Florida when some work on rabies brought him to the attention of CDC, which was recruiting economists to develop numbers for policy discussions. He joined the agency in 1995, when disease modelers were still a tiny group on the margins of public health. (AP Photo/David Goldman) NFL: Adrian Peterson back in pads, moving forward with Vikings
    Mankato, Minn. • Adrian Peterson burst through the line of scrimmage and veered toward the sideline as he headed up the field. Safety Robert Blanton h...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit County Fair
    In the dog days of August, the mind wanders to corn dogs, carnivals, cowboys, and queens. See them all in the Summit County countryside. This year’s ...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share

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    RSL’s Nick Rimando stars at MLS All-Star Game, reveals knee injury post-game
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  • Utah Valley joins the Big 12 — in wrestling
    Irving, Texas • Utah Valley University has jumped to the Big 12 — for wrestling, that is. UVU and the conference announced Wednesday that the Wolverin...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. Seated are New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, right. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) NHL: Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats
    Foxborough, Mass. • The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Bost...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. player Michael Bradley, center, controls the ball under pressure from Chile's Marco Medel, left, and Diego Valdes during their friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) MLS: Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley out 7-10 days with calf injury
    Toronto • Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley will be sidelined a week to 10 days because of a strained calf. Toronto FC said Wednesday that the U.S. n...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Idaho guard Connor Harding commits to Cougars
    The last week of July has been a fruitful one for BYU basketball coach Dave Rose. A day after landing Elon University transfer Elijah Bryant, Rose go...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • NFL: Brady vows to fight; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
    Foxborough, Mass. • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, and team owner Robe...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini gestures during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans tell The Associated Press)   that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) Soccer: Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
    Geneva • Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body “the dignit...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) Auto Racing: Crew chief Adam Stevens pushes Kyle Busch’s comeback along
    Charlotte, N.C. • There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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The Green Pine Loop Trail on Snowbasin Ski Resort in Weber County on July 12, 2015. Hike of the week: Snowbasin’s Green Pond Loop
    Directions • From Interstate 15, exit onto 12th Street in Ogden and follow the road east, up Ogden Canyon. Turn right on UT-167 South after passing P...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • NFL: LB Kerrigan gets contract extension with Washington
    Richmond, Va. • Locking up their top pass-rusher, Washington agreed to a multiyear contract extension with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Wednesday, a da...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Inbee Park, of South Korea, chips onto the green on the first hole during the final round of the Marathon Classic golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday, July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) Golf: Trump hosts Women’s British Open as Park resumes slam quest
    Turberry, Scotland • Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women’s British Open on Thursday morning when Donald Trump arrives ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Justin Rose, of England, speaks to the media prior to his play during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Golf: Past success lures Justin Rose back to Quicken Loans National
    Gainesville, Va. • Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defe...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Hikers walk along the Peakaboo Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. One of The Windows can be see above. 5 great hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park
    No place on Earth looks like Bryce Canyon National Park. There’s no place with all those spires of red, pink and white rocks, called hoodoos. From th...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 06:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) participates in a drill at NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) NFL: Chiefs safety Berry back at practice after cancer fight
    St. Joseph, Mo. • There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of wha...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE -In this Feb. 22, 1980 file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics, as a flag waves from the partisan Lake Placid, N.Y. crowd. It’s been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. (AP Photo, File) US Olympic hero Jim Craig to auction memorabilia
    New York • The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter O...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul) Olympics: Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed t...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz's Dante Exum plays first international game
    So these are the official stats for Dante Exum in Australia’s first international friendly against Lithuania this morning. The Utah Jazz point guard...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Olympics: Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Coach Kyle Whittingham addresses his team following the Utah Football Red & White game in Salt Lake City, Saturday April 25, 2015. Utah football: Utes have earned Pac-12 respect, but tough climb remains
    The day the Pac-12 announced it was adding Utah and Colorado, then-UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel believed it was a good move for the conference. Not every...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Eli Lucero  |  Herald Journal

Landon Horne, left, talks with USU football coach Matt Wells, as Ricky Ali'ifua watches as rescue workers extricate another football player from a vehicle after it was hit by a semi in Trenton on Friday. USU football: Aggies hope chemistry, as much as talent, leads to successful year
    Las Vegas • Utah State coach Matt Wells sat in front of reporters Wednesday and talked about team bonding, emotions and the care the players and coach...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • MWC football: Mountain West adjusts to uptempo pace with more officials
    Las Vegas • Defenses aren’t the only ones being pushed by the uptempo pace in college football. So have officials, and, just like defenses, they are m...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Randy Dodson  |  Fairways Media

Gipper Finau makes a birdie at the 2006 Utah Championship at Willow Creek Country Club. Kragthorpe: Gipper Finau seeking pro golf breakthrough of his own
    Lehi As a child, Gipper Finau made golf look ridiculously easy. Approaching his 25th birthday, he’s an illustration of what an achievement it is for...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • This day in Salt Lake City's PCL history: July 29
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. July 29, 1...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Future Utah gymnast shines in big meet
    Future Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner, who signed with the Utes in November, finished second on the vault and seventh in the all-around at the U.S. Clas...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick (9) receives the offensive MVP trophy from MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson after the Mountain West Conference championship NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Boise State won 28-14. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) Utah State Football: Mountain West Conference more profitable but still not catching up, commissioner says
    Las Vegas, Nev. • Keeping up with the big leagues is tough, but the Mountain West is managing to hold its own, was the message from commissioner Craig...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:17 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Five Cougars on Polynesian Player of Year watch list
    No fewer than five BYU football players have been added to the watch list for the inaugural Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. BYU...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Waibel: RSL has offered midfielder Luis Gil a contract extension
    Sandy • For the heaps of hype, praise and criticism hurled toward <b>Luis Gil</b> in his first six professional seasons, what the 21-year...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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