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If Garcia can figure out a way to build on what he started Thur... Sandy • Fans and the front office alike could definitely get used to seeing Olmes Garcia shimmy and shake in celebration more often. In a season in which all-time leading scorer Alvaro Saborio remains sidelined with a broken foot sustained in late May, Real Salt Lake has waited for another option to emerge. One goal makes a world of difference. Two goals in 30 minutes may theoretically spell the start of something. And RSL needs it. If Garcia can figure out a way to build on what he started Thur... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58224137@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:23:56 MDT Utah football: Were the 2004 Utes playoff-worthy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216694-77/hanskat-utah-bowling-green.html.csp Would the 2004 Utah Utes have qualified for a four-team playoff, in this era of college football? Let’s just say that would have been a good test case for the new College Football Playoff committee. The Utes barely earned automatic inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series at No. 6 in the final BCS standings, determined by polls and computer rankings. For the Utes to have made the top four, the committee would have had to vote them above Texas and California, each with one loss, while evaluating... Would the 2004 Utah Utes have qualified for a four-team playoff, in this era of college football? Let’s just say that would have been a good test case for the new College Football Playoff committee. The Utes barely earned automatic inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series at No. 6 in the final BCS standings, determined by polls and computer rankings. For the Utes to have made the top four, the committee would have had to vote them above Texas and California, each with one loss, while evaluating... 58216694@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:13 MDT Wyoming Downs: Wilmas Alright Now the one to beat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224134-77/alright-wilmas-bred-career.html.csp Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now, never worse than third in eight career starts, tops a 10-horse field Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Owned by John L. Erickson and trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright now is a 3-year-old gelding who has won four of eight outings, including an impressive victory in the Gary Waite trials. Jockey Tyson Lusk will ride Wilmas Alright Now, who has already earned $11,971 in his career. The Idaho-bred will break from the... Evanston, Wyo. • Wilmas Alright Now, never worse than third in eight career starts, tops a 10-horse field Saturday in the $30,650 Gary Waite 89-and-Under Stakes at Wyoming Downs. Owned by John L. Erickson and trained by Michael Monson, Wilmas Alright now is a 3-year-old gelding who has won four of eight outings, including an impressive victory in the Gary Waite trials. Jockey Tyson Lusk will ride Wilmas Alright Now, who has already earned $11,971 in his career. The Idaho-bred will break from the... 58224134@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:07:01 MDT Utah Jazz: Patrick Beilein added to coaching staff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224305-77/beilein-jazz-patrick-sports.html.csp Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has added another assistant to his staff: Patrick Beilein, Michigan head coach John Beilein’s son. Beilein, who coached last season at Division II West Virginia Westleyan, will join the Jazz in a player development and video coordinator role, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Beilein led West Virginia Westleyan to a 22-9 overall record last season. He played under his father at West Virginia, reaching the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in his juni... Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has added another assistant to his staff: Patrick Beilein, Michigan head coach John Beilein’s son. Beilein, who coached last season at Division II West Virginia Westleyan, will join the Jazz in a player development and video coordinator role, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Beilein led West Virginia Westleyan to a 22-9 overall record last season. He played under his father at West Virginia, reaching the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in his juni... 58224305@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:47:30 MDT RSL 3, Montreal 1: Garcia scores twice in Real home win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58222229-77/garcia-rsl-montreal-ball.html.csp Sandy • Fireworks popped periodically in the not-so-far-off distance northeast of Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday evening. The main event was under the lights in Sandy and, regardless of the outcome of Real Salt Lake’s Pioneer Day matchup with the visiting Montreal Impact, some fireworks were promised to those packed inside. Once substitute Olmes Garcia rose up and whipped his head to the left, flicking the ball played into the box, the end result superseded anything that was guaranteed once the f... Sandy • Fireworks popped periodically in the not-so-far-off distance northeast of Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday evening. The main event was under the lights in Sandy and, regardless of the outcome of Real Salt Lake’s Pioneer Day matchup with the visiting Montreal Impact, some fireworks were promised to those packed inside. Once substitute Olmes Garcia rose up and whipped his head to the left, flicking the ball played into the box, the end result superseded anything that was guaranteed once the f... 58222229@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:52:28 MDT The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58147004-89/utah-com-season-bowl.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; The top two seasons are interchangeable for Utah, two great years punctuated by a breakthrough into college football’s elite. Still, 2008 is tops for one reason only: the 31-17 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama when no one outside of the 801 area code expected the Utes to shock the world. Here’s a look at the top Utah football season of all-time: Biggest moment: The opening drive of the Sugar Bowl, when Utah marched down the field in a minute and 19 seconds to score. Quarterb... &lt;freeform&gt; The top two seasons are interchangeable for Utah, two great years punctuated by a breakthrough into college football’s elite. Still, 2008 is tops for one reason only: the 31-17 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama when no one outside of the 801 area code expected the Utes to shock the world. Here’s a look at the top Utah football season of all-time: Biggest moment: The opening drive of the Sugar Bowl, when Utah marched down the field in a minute and 19 seconds to score. Quarterb... 58147004@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:24:00 MDT Utah football: The ‘04 Utes were as good as advertised http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216540-77/utes-meyer-season-bowl.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Alex Smith zipped a pass over the middle to Steve Savoy, who caught the ball and raced down the sideline to the end zone. In that moment, three plays into the 2004 season, the Utah Utes fulfilled everything they’d promised all summer: “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.” &lt;iframe width=”640” height=”400” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/HvbPBKKIAPI?rel=0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; The Utes finished 12-0 with a resounding defeat of Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl, h... &lt;freeform&gt; Alex Smith zipped a pass over the middle to Steve Savoy, who caught the ball and raced down the sideline to the end zone. In that moment, three plays into the 2004 season, the Utah Utes fulfilled everything they’d promised all summer: “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.” &lt;iframe width=”640” height=”400” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/HvbPBKKIAPI?rel=0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; The Utes finished 12-0 with a resounding defeat of Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl, h... 58216540@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:11:52 MDT Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-media-players.html.csp Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but@CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his thou... Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but@CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his thou... 58221574@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:04:30 MDT Rice suspended for two games for assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221623-77/rice-arrested-assault-blackmon.html.csp NFL • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion progr... NFL • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion progr... 58221623@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT PCL baseball: Salt Reno rallies to beat Salt Lake, 4-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221682-77/bees-salt-lake-aces.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees did not beat themselves. On the contrary, Reno earned its 4-3 win over the Bees before an almost sellout Thursday night crowd at Smith’s Ballpark. Unlike earlier in the season, Salt Lake didn’t commit a bunch of errors. It didn’t struggle offensively, or melt down on the mound. There’s a reason the Aces are battling for first in the Pacific Coast League’s northern division. And they proved it when it counted on Thursday. “That’s a good team,” Bees manager Keith Johnson said. “... The Salt Lake Bees did not beat themselves. On the contrary, Reno earned its 4-3 win over the Bees before an almost sellout Thursday night crowd at Smith’s Ballpark. Unlike earlier in the season, Salt Lake didn’t commit a bunch of errors. It didn’t struggle offensively, or melt down on the mound. There’s a reason the Aces are battling for first in the Pacific Coast League’s northern division. And they proved it when it counted on Thursday. “That’s a good team,” Bees manager Keith Johnson said. “... 58221682@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT MLB: Thomas, Maddux, Glavine to be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221740-77/thomas-fame-hall-baseball.html.csp Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty. Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty. Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... 58221740@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Tour de France: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221763-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... 58221763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Days of ’47 Rodeo: Injuries slow ex-prep star Hannum in steer wrestling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221829-77/texas-tie-hannum-round.html.csp Olin Hannum was sacked Thursday night. A former All-State quarterback and Class 5A Most Valuable Player at Fremont High School, Hannum failed to post a time in a steer wrestling during the third round of the Days of ’47 Rodeo at EnergySolutions Arena. Hannum reached his steer in rapid fashion but never got enough leverage to get it on the ground and remain in contention for a paycheck at the $249,000 Days of ’47. “I thought I got into a good spot,” Hannum said. “But the steer just didn’t want to... Olin Hannum was sacked Thursday night. A former All-State quarterback and Class 5A Most Valuable Player at Fremont High School, Hannum failed to post a time in a steer wrestling during the third round of the Days of ’47 Rodeo at EnergySolutions Arena. Hannum reached his steer in rapid fashion but never got enough leverage to get it on the ground and remain in contention for a paycheck at the $249,000 Days of ’47. “I thought I got into a good spot,” Hannum said. “But the steer just didn’t want to... 58221829@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Soccer: Frank Lampard joins New York City FC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58222252-77/lampard-york-league-chelsea.html.csp New York • The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract. “Why not New York? Talk about ticking all the boxes. I want to carry on challenging myself.” Lampard said at a news conference . “That’s a great challenge, isn’t it? City of hopes and dreams. That’s where you want to go to and play isn’t it?” The club... New York • The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract. “Why not New York? Talk about ticking all the boxes. I want to carry on challenging myself.” Lampard said at a news conference . “That’s a great challenge, isn’t it? City of hopes and dreams. That’s where you want to go to and play isn’t it?” The club... 58222252@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT NFL notes: Ravens RB Rice suspended two games for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221493-77/rice-camp-blackmon-yards.html.csp Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... 58221493@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58223912-77/lynch-season-seattle-camp.html.csp Renton, Wash. • Marshawn Lynch isn’t expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. Appearing on NFL Network, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle’s star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. “I really think he just wants his position in the organization and how they view him, he just wants that recalibrated a little bit,” Robinson said on NFL Network. “He’s been t... Renton, Wash. • Marshawn Lynch isn’t expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday. Appearing on NFL Network, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle’s star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. “I really think he just wants his position in the organization and how they view him, he just wants that recalibrated a little bit,” Robinson said on NFL Network. “He’s been t... 58223912@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58223970-77/houston-johnson-andre-camp.html.csp Houston • Andre Johnson is back with the Houston Texans, saying he reported to camp simply because he loves the game. The star receiver had skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May whether Houston was “still the place for me.” On Friday, he wouldn’t divulge what exactly was said or done to get him to return to the team. But he says he’s excited to be back with his teammates and that it’s his plan to finish his career with the Texans. The 33-year-old Johnson, whose... Houston • Andre Johnson is back with the Houston Texans, saying he reported to camp simply because he loves the game. The star receiver had skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May whether Houston was “still the place for me.” On Friday, he wouldn’t divulge what exactly was said or done to get him to return to the team. But he says he’s excited to be back with his teammates and that it’s his plan to finish his career with the Texans. The 33-year-old Johnson, whose... 58223970@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Golf: Putnam, Petrovic share 1st-round lead at Canadian Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221877-77/petrovic-round-golf-putnam.html.csp Montreal • Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in the field, grabbing a spot when Benjamin Alvarado withdrew Tuesday. “I didn’t set my expectations high because I got in late, so this was kind of my practice round,” Petrovic said. “I walked the back nine [Wednesday].” Petrovic eagled the par-5 12th... Montreal • Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in the field, grabbing a spot when Benjamin Alvarado withdrew Tuesday. “I didn’t set my expectations high because I got in late, so this was kind of my practice round,” Petrovic said. “I walked the back nine [Wednesday].” Petrovic eagled the par-5 12th... 58221877@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58223734-77/yards-johnson-wedge-yocum.html.csp River Oaks • Kyler Loveland. No. 12, 130 yards, pitching wedge. With Brady Johnson, Brandon Blackwell, Greg Bullock. Rose Park • Jeff Barney. No. 17, 193 yards, 5-iron. With Collin Lambert and Ryan Heaton. Forest Dale • Liz Johnson. No. 6, 120 yards, wedge. With Linda Yocum, David Yocum and Cindy Christensen. River Oaks • Kyler Loveland. No. 12, 130 yards, pitching wedge. With Brady Johnson, Brandon Blackwell, Greg Bullock. Rose Park • Jeff Barney. No. 17, 193 yards, 5-iron. With Collin Lambert and Ryan Heaton. Forest Dale • Liz Johnson. No. 6, 120 yards, wedge. With Linda Yocum, David Yocum and Cindy Christensen. 58223734@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT Prep football preview: Desert Hills Thunder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58223658-190/thunder-desert-hills-team.html.csp EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Desert Hills Thunder Ever since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008, the Thunder have been a fixture in the state playoffs. The Thunder have accomplished this with hard work and discipline. They are fast and physical on offense and defense. They don’t always put up big numbers, but they usually find a w... EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Desert Hills Thunder Ever since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008, the Thunder have been a fixture in the state playoffs. The Thunder have accomplished this with hard work and discipline. They are fast and physical on offense and defense. They don’t always put up big numbers, but they usually find a w... 58223658@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:30 MDT