CHAMPIONSHIPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAMPIONSHIPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah gymnastics: Utes unveil their 2015 schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469665-89/jan-pac-schedule-championships.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58469665-89/jan-pac-schedule-championships.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes unveil their 2015 schedule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lya wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:09:52.513-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s gymnastics team faces a typically tough schedule in 2015, with meets against UCLA, Stanford, Georgia and Michigan highlighting the schedule that was released Monday. The Pac-12 defending champions open their 40th season on the road at BYU on Jan. 9 while the home schedule begins with a tri-meet against SUU, Boise State and UC-Davis on Jan. 16. Meets against UCLA, Stanford, Michigan and Georgia means the Utes will face almost half of the field that participated in the 2014 NCAA Championshi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58469665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:52 MDT Sandy teen crowned Pokemon world champion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58361071-223/nikolai-mark-pokemon-garchomp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58361071-223/nikolai-mark-pokemon-garchomp.html.csp">Sandy teen crowned Pokemon world champion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T20:08:19.052-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fifteen-year-old Nikolai Zielinski has returned to the routine of school and tae kwon do — but just last month, he was crowned a world champion Pokemon player. And to think that before last year, the Sandy teenager had never participated competitively in leagues and regionals. In 2013, Nikolai started taking his Pokemon team to tournaments, and before long, he had earned a spot at the annual World Championships. Held mid-August in Washington, D.C., all the best players from as far as Asia and E...</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> 58361071@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:08:19 MDT Changing CFB landscape hasn't been good to BYU, UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58341505-65/byu-uconn-football-athletic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58341505-65/byu-uconn-football-athletic.html.csp">Changing CFB landscape hasn't been good to BYU, UConn</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="2014-08-26T23:57:04.157-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With some appreciated assistance from the sports information department, I was able to get a 10-minute interview this morning with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and produced this article on how UConn and BYU are sort of kindred spirits in the college football landscape right now. Both schools have tasted success at the highest level, but are currently on the outside looking in with the onset of the College Football Playoff in 2014. “I would agree in the sense that we have both prov...</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> 58341505@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:57:04 MDT Sports briefs: Serena Williams surges at Western & Southern http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304216-77/meter-title-williams-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304216-77/meter-title-williams-win.html.csp">Sports briefs: Serena Williams surges at Western & Southern</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:42.139-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tennis • Serena Williams rallied to advance to the Western & Southern Open final in Cincinnati, beating Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. The top-ranked Williams lost a set for the first time in the tournament and committed 41 unforced errors, 20 more than Wozniacki. Williams beat the 12th-seeded Dane for the eighth time in nine career matches. In the final Sunday, she will face fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova or ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic. Williams has never won the tournament in five ...</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> 58304216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT Setbacks motivate Phelps in comeback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304204-77/phelps-championships-races-bowman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304204-77/phelps-championships-races-bowman.html.csp">Setbacks motivate Phelps in comeback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:42.215-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Irvine, Calif. • Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool. Until now. Phelps lost all four of his races at the recent U.S. national championships. Hardly shocking for a guy who is four months out of retirement, but somewhat surprising for someone who already owns 53 national titles. Phelps, though, is focused on his long-term goal of competing in a fifth Olympics in 2016. “I’d rather lose all the national championships that I s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583042042014-08-16T23:01:42.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T23:01:42.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304204@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT