CHAMPIONSHIPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAMPIONSHIPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Rodeo: Red-hot Feild on track for another world bareback title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207162-77/feild-rodeo-won-fourth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207162-77/feild-rodeo-won-fourth.html.csp">Rodeo: Red-hot Feild on track for another world bareback title</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="2014-07-22T17:36:26.109-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kaycee Feild is happily married with a 1-year-old daughter. He enjoys snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and Mexican food. He’s a big fan of the NBA’s Utah Jazz. Feild is a typical 27-year-old guy — except for those three straight world bareback championships and $1.3 million in official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association earnings. Behind his boy-next-door background and appearance, Feild has clearly established himself as one of the best in rodeo history. He’s LeBron James in cowboy boots. He’s...</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> 58207162@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Weightlifting: As Ma’s age goes up, so too does the bar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199495-77/weightlifting-team-grand-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58199495-77/weightlifting-team-grand-age.html.csp">Weightlifting: As Ma’s age goes up, so too does the bar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T16:46:28.667-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Written on the tape across his left foot: Breathe. Written on the tape across his right foot: Focus. As he glares down at the barbell, Dustin Ma allows the words to penetrate his mind. He bends down, grips his chalky hands along the steel and attempts to hoist the weight above his head. “When you’re on that stage, it’s all mental,” said Ma. He is one of the 400 athletes competing in the 2014 USA National Weightlifting National Championships that run through Sunday in the Grand America Hotel’s Gr...</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> 58199495@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:46:28 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - July 17, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58196601-227/usa-weightligting-grandamerica-sandy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58196601-227/usa-weightligting-grandamerica-sandy.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - July 17, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.865-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Dustin Ma, of Sandy, practices the snatch before competing in the USA Weightlifting National Championships at The Grand America Hotel Thursday July 17, 2014.</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> 58196601@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT