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Midvale • Reclassification has been a hot topic since the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees, comprised of various administrators from across the state, voted in favor of increasing local prep competition into six classifications in March. The …

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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Bingham fullback Daniel Loua finishes off a great run with a touchdown during the 5A semifinal football game against Fremont at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City Thursday November 10, 2016. Prep sports: UHSAA finalizes realignment for all sports
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  • JAZZ NOTES
    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) tries to block the shot of Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler (4) during the Utah Jazz versus the Phoenix Suns NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday December 6, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Gordon Hayward won’t play tonight vs. Golden State
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utes punter Mitch Wishnowsky (33) kicks the ball during a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday April 5, 2016. Utah football: Mitch Wishnowsky named Sporting News All-American
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  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
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  • Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane signals during the Champions League, Group F, soccer match between Real Madrid and Borrusia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Soccer: Zidane’s Madrid on cusp of setting new unbeaten record
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of Kansas cornerback Brandon Stewart (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. Westbrook was selected Offensive Player of the Year for The AP All Big 12 team, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File) College football: Oklahoma’s Westbrook takes small-town skills to big stage
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward Tyler Rawson (21) fights Utah Valley Wolverines forward Isaac Neilson (22) for the rebound. University of Utah defeated Utah Valley University 87-80 during their non-conference game Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah basketball: Utes showed ability to adapt in win over UVU
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s Brigham Tuatagaloa (51) andBingham’s Tavian Myers (69) celebrate after winning the 5A football championship at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday November 18, 2016. Bingham defeated Lone Peak 17-10. Preps: UHSAA holds public hearing on realignment
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  • Sports agent Scott Boras responds to a question from the media during Major League Baseball’s winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) MLB: Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball
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  • MLB: AP source reports Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract
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  • BYU SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU coach Dave Rose, as BYU faces Utah State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 30, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars expect good test from snakebit Weber State
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  • FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is taken off the field after being injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in Charlotte, N.C. Kuechly returned to the practice field, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, for the first time since sustaining a concussion in the team’s Nov. 17 game against the Saints. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File) NFL: Panthers LB Kuechly returns to practice, status uncertain
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  • PAC 12
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes guard Devon Daniels (3) tangles with Utah Valley Wolverines forward Isaac Neilson (22) for the rebound. University of Utah leads Utah Valley University 41-36 during their non-conference game Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. College basketball: Runnin’ Utes edge Utah Valley in 87-80 thriller
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah celebrates their win over Montana State 92-84 and the 100 career win for coach Larry Krystkowiak as they light up the ’U’ in NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Utah basketball: Larry Krystkowiak says on radio show he had cancerous thyroid removed in spring
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