ANNOUNCED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ANNOUNCED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cowboys sign OT Smith to eight-year extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244090-77/smith-cowboys-million-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244090-77/smith-cowboys-million-nfl.html.csp">Cowboys sign OT Smith to eight-year extension</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T23:14:23.83-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oxnard, Calif. • Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo. The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. Smith joins Romo as the only Cowboys with contracts valued at more than $100 mill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582440902014-07-30T23:14:23.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T23:14:23.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58244090@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:14:23 MDT Glazers seeking $150 million selling Man U shares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243100-79/club-shares-glazers-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243100-79/club-shares-glazers-million.html.csp">Glazers seeking $150 million selling Man U shares</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROB HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester United’s American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. The English Premier League club announced Wednesday that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which equates to around 5 percent of the business. The Glazers, who maintain control of the club, previously sold 10 percent of their holding via a stock listing in 2012. The latest share sale was announced on a day when...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431002014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:34:01.711-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to publish all documentation for its Windows operating system and Office software. It said investigators visited Microsoft’s China headquarters in Beijing and branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu in southwest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368282014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236828@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:27:01 MDT Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson to contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227113-77/nelson-contract-deal-announced.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227113-77/nelson-contract-deal-announced.html.csp">Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson to contract extension</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T17:08:32.768-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227113@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:08:32 MDT U.S. movie theaters to show English Premier League games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58215505-77/league-premier-theaters-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58215505-77/league-premier-theaters-games.html.csp">U.S. movie theaters to show English Premier League games</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:26.146-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are currently scheduled to take part. The deal was announced Wednesday by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group, which broadca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582155052014-07-24T17:41:26.146-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T17:41:26.146-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215505@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:26 MDT Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp">Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:03:12.973-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four BYU football players are among the 34 players from 20 schools on the inaugural Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the establishment of the award on Wednesday with the release of the Watch List for the 2014 season. BYU players on the list are linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu. Utah State safety Brian Suite and Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:03:12 MDT CEO Whitman takes over chairman’s post at HP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58196048-79/ceo-company-chairman-whitman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58196048-79/ceo-company-chairman-whitman.html.csp">CEO Whitman takes over chairman’s post at HP</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T17:56:02.251-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Palo Alto, Calif. • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues. HP has split the roles of chairman and CEO since Mark Hurd resigned as CEO in 2010. The company has faced shareholder displeasure over a series of missteps and slumping sales. Whitworth, an activist shareholder, was named to the company’s board to placate investors. Whitworth announced his resignation Tuesday. Whi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960482014-07-17T17:56:02.251-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T17:56:02.251-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Andrew Cuomo, who personally guided the negotiations in the closing hours, announced at a news conference. Eight unions representing 5,400 LIRR workers had threatened to strike this weekend unless an agreement was reached. The worker...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581946652014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T12:13:16.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194665@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:13:16 MDT Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58193768-68/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58193768-68/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp">Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ryan Nakashima</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own devices. Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated. The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated with the Nokia un...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581937682014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58193768@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:19:40 MDT NBA: Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James’ return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58173904-77/cleveland-james-return-boothe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58173904-77/cleveland-james-return-boothe.html.csp">NBA: Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James’ return</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK GILLISPIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:17:54.229-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cleveland • The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city’s streets Friday as word quickly spread that basketball’s prodigal son, LeBron James, is returning to the Cavaliers. The four time-NBA MVP announced Friday in an essay published in Sports Illustrated his decision to leave the Miami Heat and move his considerable talents and the prospect of an NBA championship back to Cleveland. “I never thought it wo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581739042014-07-11T23:17:54.229-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T23:17:54.229-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:17:54 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con adds ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ stars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58161436-66/comic-con-salt-farr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58161436-66/comic-con-salt-farr.html.csp">Salt Lake Comic Con adds ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ stars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:38:34.549-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A nerdy engineer, a justice-seeking archer, and a moonboot-wearing dance machine are joining the celebrity line-up for the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con. Comic Con founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg announced the latest block of major celebrities at a press conference today at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. The event was packed wall-to-wall with excited fans in cosplay — part of a promotion for free tickets to the event, set for Sept. 3-6 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Flanked ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161436@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:38:34 MDT Dolphins DE Jordan suspended four games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147780-77/university-beckham-football-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147780-77/university-beckham-football-green.html.csp">Dolphins DE Jordan suspended four games</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T16:46:23.37-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NFL • Defensive end Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for a stimulant prohibited under the NFL’s policy on use of performance-enhancing substances. The Dolphins announced the suspension Thursday. In a team statement, Jordan took “full responsibility” for the positive test. Jordan was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Oregon. WR Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma college football • Oklahoma has added Do...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147780@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:46:23 MDT Former BYU prez to oversee Mormonism’s signature temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58073943-180/samuelson-temple-president-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58073943-180/samuelson-temple-president-byu.html.csp">Former BYU prez to oversee Mormonism’s signature temple</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T11:04:01.879-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 11:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Brigham Young University President Cecil Samuelson is going from running a college of higher learning to overseeing what Mormons view as a place of highest learning: an LDS temple. The LDS Church News announced this past weekend that the 72-year-old Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will serve as president and matron of the Salt Lake Temple. Samuelson, an emeritus general authority in the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ran BYU, the faith’s flagship university, for 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073943@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:04:01 MDT More BYU football kickoff times, television plans announced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58028453-65/mdt-state-byu-espn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58028453-65/mdt-state-byu-espn.html.csp">More BYU football kickoff times, television plans announced</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T16:37:36.094-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kickoff times and/or television broadcast plans are now known for eight of BYU’s 12 football games in the 2014 season. Wednesday, BYU announced kickoff times and broadcast plans for the Houston, Utah State and Savannah State games. The bad news, at least for fans who don’t like late-night games and members of the media with deadlines, is that the Utah State at BYU game on Friday, Oct. 3, won’t kick off until 8:15 p.m. MDT. At least the game will be televised by ESPN. Before that, the Cougars wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028453@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:37:36 MDT Nixon delays mission plans, will play basketball for BYU in 2014-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58020024-65/nixon-byu-season-mission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58020024-65/nixon-byu-season-mission.html.csp">Nixon delays mission plans, will play basketball for BYU in 2014-15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T21:07:02.52-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU’s basketball team might not be so thin inside next season after all. Monday, coach Dave Rose announced that forward Dalton Nixon of Orem High School will enroll at BYU this fall and be available to play this season. Nixon, son of former BYU standout Kevin Nixon, signed a National Letter of Intent last November to play for BYU after committing to Rose in the summer of 2012. His original plan was to go on a church mission before enrolling. In fact, Nixon had already received his mission call —...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58020024@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:07:02 MDT Lupita Nyong’o joins ‘Star Wars’ cast along with Gwendoline Christie of ‘Game of Thrones’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58017919-68/cast-nyong-christie-star.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58017919-68/cast-nyong-christie-star.html.csp">Lupita Nyong’o joins ‘Star Wars’ cast along with Gwendoline Christie of ‘Game of Thrones’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T11:50:23.314-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 11:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Three months after winning an Oscar, Lupita Nyong’o is going to a galaxy far, far away. The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that Nyong’o is joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The 31-year-old actress became a breakthrough star for her award-winning performance in “12 Years a Slave.” Also added to the cast was Gwendoline Christie, best known for playing the hulking Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” When the principal cast of “Episode VII” was announced last month,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580179192014-06-02T11:50:23.314-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-02T11:50:23.314-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58017919@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:50:23 MDT