CHAMPIONSHIP - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAMPIONSHIP News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Golf: Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826590-77/players-playoff-championship-hole.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826590-77/players-playoff-championship-hole.html.csp">Golf: Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:20:14.026-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death playoff that began on the par-3 17th hole, famous for having an island green. Starting this year, a playoff would take place on the par-5 16th hole, the 17th, and the par-4 18th. If players are still tied, it would go...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265902014-04-16T08:20:14.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:20:14.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826590@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:20:14 MDT NCAA Frozen Four: Union, Minnesota advance to championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804713-77/minnesota-union-college-ciampini.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804713-77/minnesota-union-college-ciampini.html.csp">NCAA Frozen Four: Union, Minnesota advance to championship</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:45:47.407-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Philadelphia • Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey’s biggest stage. Ciampini broke a third-period tie with the second of his three goals to help Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the NCAA hockey semifinals Thursday night. The Dutchmen (31-6-4) advanced to the final for the first time. They will face the Minnesota-North Dakota winner in the championship game Saturday night. “When I came in here as a freshman, there were goals set, but our ultimate goal was not to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578047132014-04-10T22:45:47.407-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T22:45:47.407-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804713@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:45:47 MDT Women’s basketball: UConn trounces Notre Dame for record ninth national title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792630-77/uconn-0-0-dame-notre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57792630-77/uconn-0-0-dame-notre.html.csp">Women’s basketball: UConn trounces Notre Dame for record ninth national title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Doug Feinberg</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. Auriemma broke a tie with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all-time, doing it in her backyard. Breanna Stewart, who was The Associated Press Player of the Year, scored 21 points to lead the Huskies (40-0) while Stefan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577926302014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T22:56:00.005-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792630@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:56:00 MDT Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790664-77/game-kentucky-uconn-calipari.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790664-77/game-kentucky-uconn-calipari.html.csp">Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Another team coached by John Calipari was done in at that harmless strip of paint just 15 feet from the basket. After shooting well from the free throw line much of the season, the kids from Kentucky wilted when it mattered most Monday night. Their inability to make one of the simplest shots in basketball was a big reason why the Wildcats lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the national championship game. “Well, you could say that, but the way we started the game probably cost us the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906642014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Huskies beat Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Texas, to win the men’s NCAA title game Monday night, their fourth national championship. The team is expected to return to the Storrs campus at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, when a rally is planned at Gampel Pavilion. Gam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906562014-04-09T16:58:04.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Well, the wait is over. UConn (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) are set to meet in an unprecedented championship clash Tuesday night. “I think it’s something that everyone’s looked forward to all year long,” McGraw said. “People were hoping we would end up here. It’s great for the game and I think it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577870102014-04-07T23:30:40.641-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:30:40.641-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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They already had arrived at the same destination: second place. The Jazz have eight NCAA basketball championship game contestants among current players and assistant coaches. The list includes three winners — Sidney Lowe with North Carolina State in 1983, Marvin Williams with North Carolina in 2005 and Brandon R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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They’ll be going for an unprecedented ninth national championship after Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and the Huskies advanced to another title game with a 75-56 win against Stanford on Sunday night. It wasn’t easy early, though the Huskies (39-0) did their part in setting up the highly anticipated championship showdown of undefeated teams. They will square off ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577832252014-04-08T17:15:38.55-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T17:15:38.55-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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They were presented Friday during a ceremony that also honored victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and two Boston firefighters who died in a fire last week. As the ceremony began before the game against Milwaukee, banners for Red Sox championship teams from 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007 and 2013 were lowered from the top of the Green Monster. Family members of victims who died in the bombing last ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577753892014-04-05T17:26:56.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T17:26:56.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765903@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:07:46 MDT College basketball: Minnesota beats Florida State in overtime to advance to NIT final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57761868-77/minnesota-smu-nit-beats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57761868-77/minnesota-smu-nit-beats.html.csp">College basketball: Minnesota beats Florida State in overtime to advance to NIT final</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:07.372-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game. Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers, who overcame Devon Bookert’s tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night against fellow top seed SMU in a title game that certainly features a New York flavor on the sidelines. Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, of cour...</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> 57761868@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:07 MDT No. 1 Gators stop Flyers’ memorable run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57748099-77/florida-gators-final-flyers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57748099-77/florida-gators-final-flyers.html.csp">No. 1 Gators stop Flyers’ memorable run</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Teresa M. Walker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:03.093-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memphis, Tenn. • First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more. Try a national championship. Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tournaments. This time, they came in as the country’s top-ranked team and the overall No. 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577480992014-03-29T23:45:03.093-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T23:45:03.093-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Yates, 36, a University of Utah nursing student, secured the title after the tour’s final event Friday in Verbier, Switzerland.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Reigning three-time title-holder Tyler Bowers leads what race organizers bill as the “fastest riders on the planet” when championship racing begins at 7 p.m. The conclusion of the 11-stop tour also signifies the finale in the four-round Race to the Championship, a season-ending playoff-inspired battle that pits the top 10 riders in the standings in a showdown to crown a champion over the final month of the se...</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> 57744882@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:52 MDT McConnell campaign ‘horrified’ by ad mistaking Duke for Ky. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728585-77/kentucky-duke-mcconnell-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728585-77/kentucky-duke-mcconnell-basketball.html.csp">McConnell campaign ‘horrified’ by ad mistaking Duke for Ky.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM BEAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:25.337-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfort, Ky. • Sen. Mitch McConnell’s latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and Duke basketball? The campaign was scrambling Tuesday morning to remove an online video that features a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship. The mistake comes as the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky prepares for the biggest game of the year. Kentucky and Louisville face off in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. “...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577285852014-03-25T23:30:25.337-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:25.337-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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History could be made in Nashville on April 8 with unbeaten Notre Dame and Connecticut potentially squaring off for a national championship. ——— TOP TEAMS UConn. No. 1 overall seed, 34-0, defending national champions. Nuff said. Notre Dame. Oh, by the way, they also entered the tournament undefeated at 32-0. With all the hype surrounding Connecticut you almost wouldn’t k...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577072942014-03-21T16:39:10.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707294@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT March Madness: Obama picks Michigan St as men’s basketball champ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57702071-77/obama-picks-michigan-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57702071-77/obama-picks-michigan-basketball.html.csp">March Madness: Obama picks Michigan St as men’s basketball champ</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:29:43.867-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out Obama’s Final Four picks. But he said the talents of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made him pick the Spartans to go all the way. Obama said he knows his picks aren’t imaginative but ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577020712014-03-20T16:29:43.867-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T16:29:43.867-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702071@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:29:43 MDT Weber State basketball: Arizona’s Final 4 quest starts vs. Wildcats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697686-77/arizona-state-weber-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697686-77/arizona-state-weber-game.html.csp">Weber State basketball: Arizona’s Final 4 quest starts vs. Wildcats</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.546-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arizona’s long history in the NCAA tournament includes one national championship. Weber State would like to keep it that way. Top-seeded Arizona plays No. 16 seed Weber on Friday in the opening round of the West Regional in San Diego. Many believe the Pac 12 Wildcats will use the game as a launching pad for a deep run in the tournament — perhaps one that leads to its first title since 1997. While he isn’t conceding, Weber State coach Randy Rahe understands the sentiment. “They’ve got a truly out...</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> 57697686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Westminster men face Benedictine in NAIA tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697934-77/tournament-benedictine-game-naia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697934-77/tournament-benedictine-game-naia.html.csp">Westminster men face Benedictine in NAIA tournament</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.402-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Westminster men’s basketball team has qualified for the NAIA Division I national championship tournament for the first time since 2010, and will play a first-round game Wednesday against No. 11 seed Benedictine College (Kan.). The game will be played in Kansas City, Mo., and is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. MDT. The unseeded Griffins, who earned an at-large berth, are 19-12 overall and have won six of their last eight games. They finished the regular season ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Coaches’ ...</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> 57697934@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT