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There are three openings for coaches in the NBA, so there is some competition to draw the best option available. The Utah Jazz, who decided Monday against bringing back Tyrone Corbin, are one of the three teams. Their competition comes from the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Each of the three franchises has positives it can stress when trying to land the right person. In an attempt to lay out some of the differences between the franchises, here are four areas that likely will be imp... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57861479@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:55 MDT MLB: Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57861392-77/pineda-pine-tar-ball.html.csp Boston • New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball. Pineda says he won’t appeal the penalty issued Thursday by the commissioner’s office. The ban will cost him two starts. The commissioner’s office announced the penalty. The ban was to start for Thursday night’s game in Boston. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s 5-1 loss at Fenway Park after umpires found the pine tar on his ... Boston • New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball. Pineda says he won’t appeal the penalty issued Thursday by the commissioner’s office. The ban will cost him two starts. The commissioner’s office announced the penalty. The ban was to start for Thursday night’s game in Boston. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s 5-1 loss at Fenway Park after umpires found the pine tar on his ... 57861392@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:05:10 MDT Monson: Utes fighting over a fight song http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57860376-89/song-utah-fight-fighting.html.csp Utah’s fight song, “Utah Man,” has quite literally become a … fight song. It’s a song that students, administrators, faculty, alumni and fans of the university are fighting over. If accusations and arguments were fists, we’d have a full-on brawl raging here. It’s like one of those old western cartoons in which Quick Draw McGraw or Deputy Dawg starts throwing hooks and haymakers and soon there’s a huge dust cloud moving around with boots and hats and bandanas and knuckles and noses and stars pee... Utah’s fight song, “Utah Man,” has quite literally become a … fight song. It’s a song that students, administrators, faculty, alumni and fans of the university are fighting over. If accusations and arguments were fists, we’d have a full-on brawl raging here. It’s like one of those old western cartoons in which Quick Draw McGraw or Deputy Dawg starts throwing hooks and haymakers and soon there’s a huge dust cloud moving around with boots and hats and bandanas and knuckles and noses and stars pee... 57860376@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:05:10 MDT Academy helps Real Salt Lake’s young talent emerge quickly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858304-77/team-rsl-academy-players.html.csp Sandy • Dell Loy Hansen volunteered to gas up the jet and fly to Dallas. Real Salt Lake’s owner decided to visit a group of kids, soccer players under his umbrella, who hope to one day make that jump — from youngsters identified with unique skill-sets to professionals walking from the locker room, through the double doors into the tunnel and onto the field at Rio Tinto Stadium. Along with general manager Garth Lagerwey and team president Bill Manning, the RSL front office trio spoke to the RSL y... Sandy • Dell Loy Hansen volunteered to gas up the jet and fly to Dallas. Real Salt Lake’s owner decided to visit a group of kids, soccer players under his umbrella, who hope to one day make that jump — from youngsters identified with unique skill-sets to professionals walking from the locker room, through the double doors into the tunnel and onto the field at Rio Tinto Stadium. Along with general manager Garth Lagerwey and team president Bill Manning, the RSL front office trio spoke to the RSL y... 57858304@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:50:08 MDT USU football: Aggies RB featured on TV show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860638-77/hall-running-aggies-channel.html.csp No matter how hard he kicked, pushed and pulled, Utah State running back Rashad Hall couldn’t break free and make his way down the field. Finally exhausted, he returned to the locker room to come to grips with his failure as he tried to catch his breath. “I was worn out,” he said. “I just had to be in there and inhale and exhale deeply.” Before USU fans get worried that one of their up-and-coming running backs might be too wimpy to handle defenders in the Mountain West Conference, relax. If anyt... No matter how hard he kicked, pushed and pulled, Utah State running back Rashad Hall couldn’t break free and make his way down the field. Finally exhausted, he returned to the locker room to come to grips with his failure as he tried to catch his breath. “I was worn out,” he said. “I just had to be in there and inhale and exhale deeply.” Before USU fans get worried that one of their up-and-coming running backs might be too wimpy to handle defenders in the Mountain West Conference, relax. If anyt... 57860638@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:50:08 MDT Best Week 1 games, thoughts on the NFL schedule release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57857099-200/broncos-games-chiefs-game.html.csp The 2014 NFL schedule was released officially Wednesday night with several juicy matchups on tap for Week 1 and beyond. Check out some initial observations for the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs here, as well as general thoughts on the season’s opening week: Best Week 1 games: 1. Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (Sunday Night Football) Sunday night has been reserved for the best games the last few seasons and the Week 1 matchup won’t disappoint. After the s... The 2014 NFL schedule was released officially Wednesday night with several juicy matchups on tap for Week 1 and beyond. Check out some initial observations for the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs here, as well as general thoughts on the season’s opening week: Best Week 1 games: 1. Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (Sunday Night Football) Sunday night has been reserved for the best games the last few seasons and the Week 1 matchup won’t disappoint. After the s... 57857099@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:35:46 MDT Prep boys’ soccer: Riverton has Lehi’s number again in 3-0 victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57857385-190/riverton-lehi-pioneers-really.html.csp Riverton • From his position in front of the Riverton goal, Silverwolves keeper Parker Seegmiller had as good of a vantage point as any for his team’s game against Lehi on Wednesday. Especially since the ball came his direction in only isolated cases. But Seegmiller, along with everybody else, could only surmise as to why his squad gets the upper hand on the otherwise undefeated Pioneers every time Riverton faces Lehi. The matchup advantage for the Silverwolves was confirmed as Riverton beat the... Riverton • From his position in front of the Riverton goal, Silverwolves keeper Parker Seegmiller had as good of a vantage point as any for his team’s game against Lehi on Wednesday. Especially since the ball came his direction in only isolated cases. But Seegmiller, along with everybody else, could only surmise as to why his squad gets the upper hand on the otherwise undefeated Pioneers every time Riverton faces Lehi. The matchup advantage for the Silverwolves was confirmed as Riverton beat the... 57857385@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:04:34 MDT Prep baseball: Cyprus rides ace Loutensock to 4-0 win over Kearns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57858185-190/cyprus-loutensock-kearns-win.html.csp Magna • It had been 17 days since Cyprus’ ace Parker Loutensock last took the mound. On Wednesday, his return for the Pirates could not have come at a better time as they defeated the Kearns Cougars 4-0. The hard-throwing righty was strong from start to finish as he was popping the catcher’s glove through the seventh inning, but for a long stretch of the game, Kearns’ Nate Seltsam was right there with him. “They’re a good team and [Seltsam] has been beating pretty much everyone in our league, so... Magna • It had been 17 days since Cyprus’ ace Parker Loutensock last took the mound. On Wednesday, his return for the Pirates could not have come at a better time as they defeated the Kearns Cougars 4-0. The hard-throwing righty was strong from start to finish as he was popping the catcher’s glove through the seventh inning, but for a long stretch of the game, Kearns’ Nate Seltsam was right there with him. “They’re a good team and [Seltsam] has been beating pretty much everyone in our league, so... 57858185@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:04:27 MDT Prep athletes will need to register online next fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57855860-190/online-parents-schools-students.html.csp As the athletic director for Logan High School, Clair Anderson sometimes felt as though he was buried in paperwork. He and athletic trainer Brad Nelson registered about 800 students a year for different sports. Each of those athletes generated eight to 10 pieces of printed paper that needed to be filed and compiled. So Anderson and Nelson came up with an idea to create a website where Logan participants could register online. That idea, called Register My Athlete, became so popular that some sur... As the athletic director for Logan High School, Clair Anderson sometimes felt as though he was buried in paperwork. He and athletic trainer Brad Nelson registered about 800 students a year for different sports. Each of those athletes generated eight to 10 pieces of printed paper that needed to be filed and compiled. So Anderson and Nelson came up with an idea to create a website where Logan participants could register online. That idea, called Register My Athlete, became so popular that some sur... 57855860@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:04:10 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860581-77/run-ninth-inning-hits.html.csp DIAMONDBACKS 7, CUBS 5 CHICAGO • The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm. Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona, w... DIAMONDBACKS 7, CUBS 5 CHICAGO • The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm. Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona, w... 57860581@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:41:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860559-77/run-hit-season-runs.html.csp RED SOX 5, YANKEES 1 BOSTON • Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Wednesday night. The right-hander was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davis found the substance on the right side of Pineda’s neck after Red Sox manager John Farrell asked him to check. Pineda walked from the mound without protest. Both Pineda... RED SOX 5, YANKEES 1 BOSTON • Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Wednesday night. The right-hander was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davis found the substance on the right side of Pineda’s neck after Red Sox manager John Farrell asked him to check. Pineda walked from the mound without protest. Both Pineda... 57860559@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:32:02 MDT Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860552-77/phelps-bowman-career-doing.html.csp Mesa, Ariz. • Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday, his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Games. Phelps is the world and American record holder in the event, which includes rival Ryan Lochte and four-time Olympian Roland Schoeman of South Africa. At 28, Phelps isn... Mesa, Ariz. • Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday, his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Games. Phelps is the world and American record holder in the event, which includes rival Ryan Lochte and four-time Olympian Roland Schoeman of South Africa. At 28, Phelps isn... 57860552@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:30:02 MDT Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860548-77/teams-playoffs-games-road.html.csp Miami • Here’s the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s the list of teams that still held that advantage after Wednesday night: Miami. That’s it. Road teams are off to a ridiculously hot start in the NBA playoffs, with seven of the eight lower seeds either leading or tied after the first two games of their respective series. Home team... Miami • Here’s the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s the list of teams that still held that advantage after Wednesday night: Miami. That’s it. Road teams are off to a ridiculously hot start in the NBA playoffs, with seven of the eight lower seeds either leading or tied after the first two games of their respective series. Home team... 57860548@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:02 MDT NFL: Detroit Lions welcome new faces http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860539-77/lions-super-tate-bowl.html.csp Allen Park, Mich. • Their new coach has been to Super Bowls and the Detroit Lions how have two new players who have championship rings. Free-agent acquisitions Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo — who played on the winning side of the last two Super Bowls — finished their second day of minicamp practices with their new team Wednesday. Both are enjoying their new home. Coach Jim Caldwell, who guided Indianapolis to a Super Bowl and has two championship rings as an assistant, said having players with ... Allen Park, Mich. • Their new coach has been to Super Bowls and the Detroit Lions how have two new players who have championship rings. Free-agent acquisitions Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo — who played on the winning side of the last two Super Bowls — finished their second day of minicamp practices with their new team Wednesday. Both are enjoying their new home. Coach Jim Caldwell, who guided Indianapolis to a Super Bowl and has two championship rings as an assistant, said having players with ... 57860539@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:28:02 MDT Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860534-77/announcer-derby-track-kentucky.html.csp Louisville, Ky. • From his perch with a panoramic view of the world’s most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will try to tune out “My Old Kentucky Home” while the crowd of 160,000-plus sings along and the thoroughbreds take to the Churchill Downs track. The veteran announcer says it gives him chills, and he wants to avoid being overtaken by emotion. “I don’t want that feeling t... Louisville, Ky. • From his perch with a panoramic view of the world’s most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will try to tune out “My Old Kentucky Home” while the crowd of 160,000-plus sings along and the thoroughbreds take to the Churchill Downs track. The veteran announcer says it gives him chills, and he wants to avoid being overtaken by emotion. “I don’t want that feeling t... 57860534@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:27:02 MDT Pac-12 football: All eyes on Sarkisian, Petersen as spring wraps up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57855861-89/spring-game-quarterback-pac.html.csp While spring is traditionally a time when football fans clamor for signs of progress, it’s been slow and steady up in Seattle. New coach Chris Petersen has a lot of eyes on his Washington program as he embarks on his first season as a coach at the major conference level. With a laundry list of achievements at Boise State in his wake, the bar has been set high. That hasn’t made him speed things up, he said after the Huskies’ spring game. “We’ve got to tighten up the details on everything we do,” ... While spring is traditionally a time when football fans clamor for signs of progress, it’s been slow and steady up in Seattle. New coach Chris Petersen has a lot of eyes on his Washington program as he embarks on his first season as a coach at the major conference level. With a laundry list of achievements at Boise State in his wake, the bar has been set high. That hasn’t made him speed things up, he said after the Huskies’ spring game. “We’ve got to tighten up the details on everything we do,” ... 57855861@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:20:39 MDT U.S. ski coach gets 4 months for money laundering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860501-77/laundering-evers-money-months.html.csp Vienna • A regional court in Austria has sentenced the downhill coach of the U.S. Alpine ski team to four months in prison plus 20 months on probation for his role in a money laundering scheme involving his former girlfriend in Austria. The Salzburg court has found Andreas Evers guilty of the laundering of 1.7 million euros ($2.35 million), which his ex-girlfriend allegedly stole from a computer company she worked for from 2001-05. Evers allegedly used the money for investments and to finance th... Vienna • A regional court in Austria has sentenced the downhill coach of the U.S. Alpine ski team to four months in prison plus 20 months on probation for his role in a money laundering scheme involving his former girlfriend in Austria. The Salzburg court has found Andreas Evers guilty of the laundering of 1.7 million euros ($2.35 million), which his ex-girlfriend allegedly stole from a computer company she worked for from 2001-05. Evers allegedly used the money for investments and to finance th... 57860501@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:20:01 MDT NBA playoffs: Monta Ellis leads Mavericks to big win at Spurs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858011-77/0-0-antonio-dallas-san.html.csp San Antonio • Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon 12 for Dallas, which never trailed after the opening minutes of the second quarter. Manu Ginobili had 27 points, Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11 for the Spurs. Dallas didn... San Antonio • Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon 12 for Dallas, which never trailed after the opening minutes of the second quarter. Manu Ginobili had 27 points, Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11 for the Spurs. Dallas didn... 57858011@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:28:43 MDT After bowl debacle, special teams emphasized in BYU camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57854847-88/byu-special-cougars-kickoff.html.csp Provo • There’s a strong possibility that BYU’s starting placekicker this fall will be a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore returned missionary from Alta High School whose teammates and friends call “Moose.” BYU coaches released their post-spring depth chart on Friday, and Vance “Moose” Bingham is listed as the starting kicker. He apparently edged out senior Trevor Samson, a transfer from Fresno (Calif.) City College who joined the program prior to the 2013 season, after a lengthy battle that wasn’t... Provo • There’s a strong possibility that BYU’s starting placekicker this fall will be a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore returned missionary from Alta High School whose teammates and friends call “Moose.” BYU coaches released their post-spring depth chart on Friday, and Vance “Moose” Bingham is listed as the starting kicker. He apparently edged out senior Trevor Samson, a transfer from Fresno (Calif.) City College who joined the program prior to the 2013 season, after a lengthy battle that wasn’t... 57854847@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:28:43 MDT Prep softball: Olympus’ Everett finds sanctuary from cancer battle in softball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833727-77/everett-reagan-softball-cancer.html.csp Reagan Everett knows she belongs when the Olympus softball team takes the field. The sophomore works left field like a seasoned player and is every pitcher’s nightmare when she steps into the batter’s box. Her thick, curly hair pulled into a ponytail sticks out of her helmet as she stares down the hurler. Gripping and regripping the bat, she shows confidence that is in conflict with the butterflies in her stomach. The cure to these nerves is simple. “I just need to see that first pitch,” Everett... Reagan Everett knows she belongs when the Olympus softball team takes the field. The sophomore works left field like a seasoned player and is every pitcher’s nightmare when she steps into the batter’s box. Her thick, curly hair pulled into a ponytail sticks out of her helmet as she stares down the hurler. Gripping and regripping the bat, she shows confidence that is in conflict with the butterflies in her stomach. The cure to these nerves is simple. “I just need to see that first pitch,” Everett... 57833727@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:48:48 MDT