HOUSTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOUSTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA playoffs: Aldridge's 43 carry Blazers past Rockets 112-105 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858335-77/points-houston-aldridge-portland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858335-77/points-houston-aldridge-portland.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Aldridge's 43 carry Blazers past Rockets 112-105</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristie Rieken</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Aldridge has made the most of the return to his home state and put the Trail Blazers in control heading home for Game 3 in Portland. Aldridge became the first player with consecutive 40-point games in the playoffs since LeBron James did it in May of 2009 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578583352014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T23:28:15.847-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57858335@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:28:15 MDT NBA playoff capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845113-77/points-scored-playoff-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845113-77/points-scored-playoff-game.html.csp">NBA playoff capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TRAIL BLAZERS 122, ROCKETS 120 HOUSTON • LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578451132014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T23:36:31.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57845113@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:36:31 MDT NBA playoffs: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843471-77/houston-aldridge-points-portland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57843471-77/houston-aldridge-points-portland.html.csp">NBA playoffs: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail Blazers on top by one point wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578434712014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T23:32:04.51-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57843471@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:32:04 MDT Postseason awards ballot: Durant for MVP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/57831868-62/burke-noah-chicago-indiana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/57831868-62/burke-noah-chicago-indiana.html.csp">Postseason awards ballot: Durant for MVP</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="2014-04-17T16:25:31.104-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At this point, I think most writers make their postseason award votes known publicly anyway. But this year, in the name of transparency, ballots will be released. Here's mine. After last night's season finale had wrapped up, I double-checked my first awards ballot and sent it in. Already, I'm wrestling with some of the decisions. I don't doubt you'll disagree with some, too. MVP1. Kevin Durant2. LeBron James3. Joakim Noah4. Blake Griffin5. Al Jefferson This is KD's year. He's played without Russ...</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> 57831868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:31 MDT NBA playoff matchups, schedules, TV info http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57830064-77/april-tbd-tnt-antonio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57830064-77/april-tbd-tnt-antonio.html.csp">NBA playoff matchups, schedules, TV info</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) All Times MDT (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana vs. Atlanta Saturday • Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m., ESPN Tuesday • Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m., TNT April 24 • Indiana at Atlanta, 5 p.m., NBATV April 26 • Indiana at Atlanta, noon, TNT x-April 28 • Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m., NBATV x-May 1 • Indiana at Atlanta, TBD x-May 3 • Atlanta at Indiana, TBD Miami vs. Charlotte Sunday • Charlotte at Miami, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 4 Wednesday • Charlotte at Miami, 5 p.m., TNT A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578300642014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57830064@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:07:32 MDT A look at the NBA playoff picture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822351-77/season-seed-win-brooklyn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822351-77/season-seed-win-brooklyn.html.csp">A look at the NBA playoff picture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM REYNOLDS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.807-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend now having clinched their spots: ——— EAST UPDATE It’s coming into focus. Slowly. Indiana will be the No. 1 seed, wrapping that up when Miami lost at Washington. So the Heat are the No. 2 seed, and Atlanta will play the Pacers starting this weekend. Everything else? Who knows. Toronto and Chicago will take the race for No. 3 down to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578223512014-04-16T16:00:35.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT Plane search area too deep for submarine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819471-68/search-black-boxes-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819471-68/search-black-boxes-houston.html.csp">Plane search area too deep for submarine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T20:10:01.911-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday. Search crews sent the Bluefin 21 deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578194712014-04-14T20:10:01.911-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T20:10:01.911-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819471@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:10:01 MDT Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817481-68/search-houston-ocean-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817481-68/search-houston-ocean-area.html.csp">Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARGIE MASON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:26:01.967-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after no signals from its black boxes were detected for six days. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters (3.4 miles) from the area where the last underwater sounds were detected, said Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search off Australia’s west coast. Crews have coll...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578174812014-04-14T09:26:01.967-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T09:26:01.967-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817481@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:26:01 MDT More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795765-68/signals-ocean-plane-search.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795765-68/signals-ocean-plane-search.html.csp">More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T09:24:20.99-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found. Angus Houston, head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the missing plane in the southern Indian Ocean, said that the Australian naval vessel Ocean Shield picked up the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957652014-04-09T09:24:20.99-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T09:24:20.99-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795765@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:24:20 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790720-77/run-hits-innings-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790720-77/run-hits-innings-game.html.csp">MLB: NL capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.158-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 2 NEW YORK • Derek Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition, then the rookie helped make the captain a winner in his final home opener Monday as New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Jeter doubled high off the left-field wall and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury’s single in the fifth. Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) went 6 1-3 sharp innings in the Yankees’ 112th opener in New York. Jeter was cheered every step of the way by an adoring crowd of 48,142, even wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577907202014-04-09T16:58:04.158-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.158-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790720@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Ship hunts for more ‘pings’ in Malaysia jet search http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790219-68/ocean-houston-search-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790219-68/ocean-houston-search-black.html.csp">Ship hunts for more ‘pings’ in Malaysia jet search</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:25:18.01-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life. The signals first heard late Saturday and early Sunday had sparked hopes of a breakthrough in the search for Flight 370, but Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal leading the search far off western Australia, said listening equipment on the Ocean Shield ship ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577902192014-04-08T08:25:18.01-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T08:25:18.01-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790219@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:25:18 MDT Ship picks up pings consistent with a plane’s ‘black boxes’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787914-68/ocean-search-flight-detected.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787914-68/ocean-search-flight-detected.html.csp">Ship picks up pings consistent with a plane’s ‘black boxes’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ALLEN G. BREED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:48:01.325-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the “most promising lead” yet in the search for Flight 370. Officials coordinating the multinational search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet still urged caution Monday after a weekend that also brought reports of “acoustic noise” picked up by a Chinese vessel also trying to solve the aviatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577879142014-04-07T19:48:01.325-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T19:48:01.325-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787914@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:48:01 MDT ’Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785502-68/ocean-flight-search-signals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785502-68/ocean-flight-search-signals.html.csp">’Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY and ALLEN G. BREED </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T15:00:10.35-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the “most promising lead” yet in the search for Flight 370. Officials coordinating the multinational search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet still urged caution Monday after a weekend that also brought reports of “acoustic noise” picked up by a Chinese vessel also trying to solve the aviation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577855022014-04-07T15:00:10.35-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T15:00:10.35-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785502@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:10 MDT Jones calls his shot in first PGA Tour victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782706-77/jones-kuchar-win-hole.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782706-77/jones-kuchar-win-hole.html.csp">Jones calls his shot in first PGA Tour victory</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:39.078-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humble, Texas • Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open. The Australian did just that on Sunday, earning his first PGA Tour win in spectacular fashion — and changing his immediate travel plans in the process. Jones, who began the day six shots off the lead, shot a final-round 66 and ended the tournament 15 under to earn his first trip to the Masters with the dramatic win over Matt Kuchar. He earned nearly $1.2 million for the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577827062014-04-08T17:15:39.078-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T17:15:39.078-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782706@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:39 MDT Golf: Matt Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57777404-77/kuchar-week-houston-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57777404-77/kuchar-week-houston-open.html.csp">Golf: Matt Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KURT VOIGT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T21:44:00.328-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humble, Texas • Matt Kuchar didn’t have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week’s Texas Open. The six-time PGA Tour winner, who closed with a final-round 75 on his way to a fourth-place finish last week, will have the opportunity to show what he learned from that disappointing finish at this week’s Houston Open. Playing in the final pairing, Kuchar vaulted past a struggling Sergio Garcia with a 4-under par 68 on Saturday — overcoming windy conditions at the Go...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577774042014-04-05T21:44:00.328-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T21:44:00.328-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777404@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:44:00 MDT Ships race to investigate signals in jet search http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57781850-200/search-plane-australian-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57781850-200/search-plane-australian-chinese.html.csp">Ships race to investigate signals in jet search</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICK PERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T12:30:16.166-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perth, Australia • Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet raced toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to determine whether a few brief sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane’s black boxes, whose battery-powered pingers are on the verge of dying out. Ships scouring a remote stretch of water for the plane that vanished nearly a month ago detected three separate sounds over three days. A Chinese ship picked up an electronic pulsing signal on Fr...</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> 57781850@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:30:16 MDT Golf: Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776657-77/garcia-round-houston-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776657-77/garcia-round-houston-open.html.csp">Golf: Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:59:58.906-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humble, Texas • Sergio Garcia surged to the top of the leaderboard by shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Houston Open on Friday. The Spaniard’s overall score of 12-under 132 matches the 36-hole low at the 7,441-yard Golf Club of Houston, and he’s one shot ahead of Matt Kuchar. Garcia, opening on the back nine, climbed the leaderboard with a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on his front nine. His eagle on No. 13 came after sticking his 282-yard second shot to 5 feet. First-round co-l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577766572014-04-04T22:59:58.906-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T22:59:58.906-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776657@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:59:58 MDT Golf: Phil Mickelson among leaders at Houston Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57772152-77/mickelson-houston-par-finished.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57772152-77/mickelson-houston-par-finished.html.csp">Golf: Phil Mickelson among leaders at Houston Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KURT VOIGT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:02:33.447-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humble, Texas • Phil Mickelson did more than prove to just himself that he’s ready for next week’s Masters on Thursday. The five-time major winner showed to everyone that he’s fully recovered from last week’s muscle pull and likely to be a factor in this week’s Houston Open as well. Without so much as a practice round this week at the 7,441-yard Golf Club of Houston, Mickelson opened with a 4-under par 68 and was among the leaders following Thursday’s opening round. The bogey-free performance wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577721522014-04-03T22:02:33.447-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T22:02:33.447-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57772152@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:02:33 MDT AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57764141-77/run-innings-hit-0-1.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57764141-77/run-innings-hit-0-1.html.csp">AL capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:45:38.516-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ASTROS 6, YANKEES 2 HOUSTON • Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes homered off CC Sabathia to help the Houston Astros roll to a 6-2 win Tuesday night in the first game of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour with the New York Yankees. Jeter’s final big league season began by being plunked on the left arm by Scott Feldman. The 13-time All-Star went 1 for 3 with a single. Jeter, who has won five World Series with New York, announced in February that his 20th season would be his last. The Astros added Dexter Fowler a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577641412014-04-03T16:45:38.516-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T16:45:38.516-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:45:38 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57764123-77/points-games-rockets-dallas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57764123-77/points-games-rockets-dallas.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:45:38.554-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NETS 105, ROCKETS 96 NEW YORK • The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 victory on Tuesday night. Shaun Livingston added 17 points for the Nets, who extended their home winning streak to 14 games, longest in their NBA history and tops in the league this season. They also pulled within 1½ games of Toronto and Chicago for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets ended a 14-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577641232014-04-03T16:45:38.554-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T16:45:38.554-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764123@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:45:38 MDT