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Apply, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred son of ... Evanston, Wyo. • Apply stalked the early pace, opened a clear lead the stretch and held off Thirteengoldhearts on Sunday to win the $8,000 allowance feature at Wyoming Downs. Owned by Nancy Hoffman and Linda Holson and trained by Chet Child, Apply was sent off at 9-to-2 in the wagering and finished one-half length in front of Thirteengoldhearts. Even-money favorite Sapata showed speed out of the gate but faded and finished sixth in the seven-horse field. Apply, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred son of ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58230755@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:05:02 MDT Golf: Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230682-77/clark-272-101888-open.html.csp Montreal • Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship. Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a... Montreal • Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship. Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a... 58230682@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:55:02 MDT Tour de France: Humble, ambitious Nibali had an early cycling dream http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230836-77/nibali-tour-cycling-armstrong.html.csp Paris • As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours watching footage of riders like Italian greats Felice Gimoni, Giuseppi Saronni and Francesco Moser. He left behind his grandfather, an Italian who once immigrated to Australia then returned to Sicily ... Paris • As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours watching footage of riders like Italian greats Felice Gimoni, Giuseppi Saronni and Francesco Moser. He left behind his grandfather, an Italian who once immigrated to Australia then returned to Sicily ... 58230836@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:58:01 MDT NBA: Utah Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58230459-87/jazz-team-millsap-camp.html.csp Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... 58230459@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:45:11 MDT Atlanta’s Paul Millsap added to Team USA roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230489-77/team-millsap-atlanta-camp.html.csp Paul Millsap has long been one of the more underappreciated players in the NBA, a do-it-all forward who has toiled in anonymity while playing in Utah and Atlanta. Now he’s going to get a chance to really make a name for himself with Team USA. Millsap was invited to Team USA’s training camp Sunday, with chairman Jerry Colangelo hoping the Hawks forward’s versatility will help the team’s frontcourt that has been hurt by several high-profile withdrawals in recent weeks. “Paul has prior experience a... Paul Millsap has long been one of the more underappreciated players in the NBA, a do-it-all forward who has toiled in anonymity while playing in Utah and Atlanta. Now he’s going to get a chance to really make a name for himself with Team USA. Millsap was invited to Team USA’s training camp Sunday, with chairman Jerry Colangelo hoping the Hawks forward’s versatility will help the team’s frontcourt that has been hurt by several high-profile withdrawals in recent weeks. “Paul has prior experience a... 58230489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:38:44 MDT Prep football: Turf wars (the artificial kind) breaking out in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216768-77/turf-artificial-grass-field.html.csp Football pads drenched in sweat and mud streaked with grass strains on the knees. That’s football, right? But this classic scene is slowly disappearing from high schools in Utah. More and more programs are switching from grass fields to artificial turf in a bid to enhance their financial bottom lines. Of the 103 high schools in Utah that have football programs, 35 now play on some kind of artificial surface. Olympus, Provo, Murray and Clearfield are all schools that have converted to turf recen... Football pads drenched in sweat and mud streaked with grass strains on the knees. That’s football, right? But this classic scene is slowly disappearing from high schools in Utah. More and more programs are switching from grass fields to artificial turf in a bid to enhance their financial bottom lines. Of the 103 high schools in Utah that have football programs, 35 now play on some kind of artificial surface. Olympus, Provo, Murray and Clearfield are all schools that have converted to turf recen... 58216768@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:38:44 MDT The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline MLB Hall of Fame class http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230352-77/torre-baseball-thomas-hall.html.csp Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your ... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your ... 58230352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:59:00 MDT Italian Nibali dominates on way to Tour de France win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229414-77/nibali-tour-italian-stage.html.csp Paris • Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in the pack behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish. Nibali’s victory comes after the pre-race favorites — 2013 champion Chris Froome ... Paris • Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in the pack behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish. Nibali’s victory comes after the pre-race favorites — 2013 champion Chris Froome ... 58229414@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:49:48 MDT Panthers hope WR Cotchery eases the loss of Smith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230389-77/cotchery-panthers-smith-carolina.html.csp Spartanburg, S.C. • Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the productive old guy. The 32-year-old Cotchery realizes the team’s younger wide receivers are looking to him for experience and occasional words of wisdom given his 10 seasons in the NFL. Cotchery is good with all of that, but said his primary concern right now is proving to his new team he can play at an elite level. “I want to be known as a guy who can help indivi... Spartanburg, S.C. • Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the productive old guy. The 32-year-old Cotchery realizes the team’s younger wide receivers are looking to him for experience and occasional words of wisdom given his 10 seasons in the NFL. Cotchery is good with all of that, but said his primary concern right now is proving to his new team he can play at an elite level. “I want to be known as a guy who can help indivi... 58230389@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:07:02 MDT Baseball: Salt Lake Bees lose 6-5 in Las Vegas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230394-77/bees-lake-las-salt.html.csp Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune Las Vegas • The 51s score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League baseball Sunday. Brenna Boesch gave the Bees a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single. But Matt Reynolds hit a three-run homer for Las Vegas in the bottom half of the inning. Boesch had three hits and Shawn O’Malley scored twice for the Bees. The Salt Lake Tribune 58230394@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:06:02 MDT NFL: Denver Broncos’ fans finally get to see the AFC champions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58230331-77/broncos-denver-fans-field.html.csp Their plans for a tickertape parade through downtown Denver scuttled by a miserable performance in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos hadn’t heard the roar from supportive fans in more than six months. That ended Sunday when Peyton Manning walked out 10 minutes before practice at Sports Authority Field in Englewood, Colo., and began signing autographs and then continued with his touchdown throws to Julius Thomas. The Broncos closed their Dove Valley training facilities to the public during train... Their plans for a tickertape parade through downtown Denver scuttled by a miserable performance in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos hadn’t heard the roar from supportive fans in more than six months. That ended Sunday when Peyton Manning walked out 10 minutes before practice at Sports Authority Field in Englewood, Colo., and began signing autographs and then continued with his touchdown throws to Julius Thomas. The Broncos closed their Dove Valley training facilities to the public during train... 58230331@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:48:02 MDT Wyoming Downs: Wilmas Alright Now breezes to victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227963-77/alright-wilmas-downs-wyoming.html.csp Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now surged to the lead shortly after the start and raced to an overpowering victory Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Ridden by jockey Tyson Lusk, Wilmas Alright Now covered the 400 yards in a sizzling 19.566 seconds and defeated 2-to-1 betting favorite GL Give Me a Sign by 11/4 lengths. Trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright has now won five of nine starts. The winner’s share of $13,794 bumped the three-year-old’s career... Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now surged to the lead shortly after the start and raced to an overpowering victory Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Ridden by jockey Tyson Lusk, Wilmas Alright Now covered the 400 yards in a sizzling 19.566 seconds and defeated 2-to-1 betting favorite GL Give Me a Sign by 11/4 lengths. Trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright has now won five of nine starts. The winner’s share of $13,794 bumped the three-year-old’s career... 58227963@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Byron Scott to be next Lakers coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229592-77/lakers-scott-coach-angeles.html.csp Los Angeles • Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach. Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. Yet the Lakers insisted they haven’t yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. He has been a head coach with New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract. S... Los Angeles • Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach. Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. Yet the Lakers insisted they haven’t yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. He has been a head coach with New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract. S... 58229592@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227363-77/giants-peavy-red-sox.html.csp San Francisco • The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants held a half-game division lead in the NL West against their rival going into Saturday night’s middle game at AT&T Park. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for ma... San Francisco • The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants held a half-game division lead in the NL West against their rival going into Saturday night’s middle game at AT&T Park. The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for ma... 58227363@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Hall of Fame reduces its election window http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58228627-77/ballot-percent-eligible-hall.html.csp Cooperstown, N.Y. • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cleme... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers’ ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cleme... 58228627@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:36:25 MDT Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227128-77/love-team-colangelo-usa.html.csp With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s Team USA basketball roster. Love is in limbo while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was complicated and likely lengthened when Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week. Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup ... With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s Team USA basketball roster. Love is in limbo while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was complicated and likely lengthened when Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week. Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup ... 58227128@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:34:09 MDT LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229554-77/james-jersey-cavaliers-cavs.html.csp LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs’ jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey. James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in C... LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs’ jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey. James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in C... 58229554@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:01:52 MDT