KRAGTHORPE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/KRAGTHORPE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kragthorpe: GM Dennis Lindsey believes Jazz can ‘get it right’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833806-87/lindsey-jazz-pick-record.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833806-87/lindsey-jazz-pick-record.html.csp">Kragthorpe: GM Dennis Lindsey believes Jazz can ‘get it right’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:14:15.108-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atheists are convening downtown, Comic Con’s costumed enthusiasts are worshiping on the site where the Jazz once played and Dennis Lindsey is trying to inspire belief in his rebuilding project. Just another April week in Salt Lake City. Lindsey, the Jazz’s general manager, presided over a 25-57 season that ended Wednesday with a double-overtime win at Minnesota, as the Jazz barely topped the worst record in the franchise’s 35-year Utah era. They finished 24 games behind Dallas, the Western Conf...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57833806@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:14:15 MDT Kragthorpe: Rockies’ owner can relate to Jazz’s plight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57826174-87/jazz-rockies-monfort-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57826174-87/jazz-rockies-monfort-baseball.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Rockies’ owner can relate to Jazz’s plight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:15:37.707-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As only a neighboring pro sports owner could, Dick Monfort understands what the Jazz are going through. Well, the phenomenon of fans being happy about the Jazz’s losing mystified him, as he watched Monday’s game at EnergySolutions Arena. But having a management strategy and believing in it, through the ups and downs? That part, Monfort gets. Asked what he’s learned in 17 years of baseball, the Colorado Rockies chairman said, “Patience.” That’s what he keeps reminding himself, anyway. And that w...</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> 57826174@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:37 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz-Lakers game will have weird aura http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57817050-87/jazz-lakers-season-aura.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57817050-87/jazz-lakers-season-aura.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Jazz-Lakers game will have weird aura</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:31:21.842-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The only thing that could make this any weirder is if Derek Fisher still played for the Los Angeles Lakers. A sizable segment of Jazz fans actually would be cheering for him tonight. The aura at EnergySolutions Arena promises to be rather bizarre, as the Jazz stage their final home game of the season. If they lose tonight and Wednesday at Minnesota, they’re assured of no better than the NBA’s fourth-worst record. Pending the outcome of the lottery — which is the part everyone tends to forget — t...</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> 57817050@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:31:21 MDT Kragthorpe: NCAA memories stick with Jazz players, coaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785161-77/game-hayward-jazz-jensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785161-77/game-hayward-jazz-jensen.html.csp">Kragthorpe: NCAA memories stick with Jazz players, coaches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:31:17.307-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butler star Gordon Hayward rode silently in a golf cart in a football stadium in Indianapolis, 12 years after Alex Jensen and his Utah teammates paraded through downtown Salt Lake City. 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:17 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz’s issues of Corbin, Hayward have solved themselves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57777225-87/jazz-corbin-hayward-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57777225-87/jazz-corbin-hayward-season.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Jazz’s issues of Corbin, Hayward have solved themselves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T18:52:05.876-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jazz management wishes Boston and Orlando would have won a few more games and Golden State would have lost a lot more of them. Otherwise, this season is playing out pretty much as scripted, with Gordon Hayward’s performance establishing a reasonable market value for himself and Tyrone Corbin’s coaching job justifying a change. Unless they’re lucky in the lottery, the Jazz (24-52) are unlikely to have a top-three selection in the NBA Draft, and the pick Golden State owes them probably will becom...</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> 57777225@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:52:05 MDT Kragthorpe: Ex-Ute Cron feeling at home with Salt Lake Bees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763056-77/cron-lake-salt-bees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763056-77/cron-lake-salt-bees.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Ex-Ute Cron feeling at home with Salt Lake Bees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T23:08:54.654-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sleet came down steadily, a white tarp covered the infield and a baseball park never looked better to C.J. Cron. When the Los Angeles Angels drafted him from the University of Utah in 2011, Cron knew his professional future likely included a return to everything that made him comfortable and happy for three years — meatball sandwiches at Moochie’s, shared housing with Ute teammate Jo Jo Sharrar and the batter’s box at 13th South & West Temple. Cron once thought, “How awesome would that be?” And...</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> 57763056@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:08:54 MDT Kragthorpe: Ex-BYU golfer Summerhays tops $1M again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57752925-77/summerhays-tour-million-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57752925-77/summerhays-tour-million-byu.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Ex-BYU golfer Summerhays tops $1M again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY KURT KRAGTHORPE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T16:49:18.493-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former BYU golfer Mike Reid famously became the first PGA Tour player to reach $1 million in career earnings without having won a tournament. Daniel Summerhays, another ex-Cougar, has topped $1 million in each of three consecutive seasons, also without winning. Summerhays’ financial success illustrates both the growth of PGA Tour purses in the Tiger Woods era and his consistency. He almost won Sunday, tying for second place in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, finishing one stroke behind Ste...</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> 57752925@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:49:18 MDT Kragthorpe: USU QB Chuckie Keeton poised for return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732500-77/keeton-state-usu-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732500-77/keeton-state-usu-utah.html.csp">Kragthorpe: USU QB Chuckie Keeton poised for return</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T21:48:25.294-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan This is how Chuckie Keeton, Utah State’s dynamic quarterback and insightful storyteller, starts most of his sentences. “It’s kind of weird,” he’ll say. Or, “It’s crazy.” Or, “It’s funny.” And then the tale of his recovery from a knee injury that ended the most promising quarterbacking season in USU history will take another surprising twist. He’s not merely filling in the blanks, delivering standard answers to the subjects everyone’s been wondering about since that night in early October...</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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That’s why Jazz fans deserve credit for their attendance Monday night, when Gordon Hayward scored 32 points but the other players were mostly no-shows in a 114-94 loss to lowly Detroit at EnergySolutions Arena. When the Jazz (23-48) have the fourth-worst record in the league, everything about the nightly production feels manufactured and overdone. The music’s t...</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> 57725358@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:12 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz celebrate franchise’s first playoff team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57715361-87/jazz-team-franchise-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57715361-87/jazz-team-franchise-games.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Jazz celebrate franchise’s first playoff team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T22:52:46.071-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The players who saved the franchise reunited with Jazz fans Saturday night, receiving the cheers and appreciation of a 30-year legacy. No statues on the EnergySolutions Arena plaza honor the contributions of Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton and the rest of the 1983-84 Jazz. Yet those tributes to John Stockton and Karl Malone would stand in front of some other building in some other town, if not for the work of that team. In other words, without the statewide stir created by those guys, nothing woul...</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> 57715361@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:52:46 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU gets a big gift on Selection Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57691019-88/byu-collinsworth-cougars-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57691019-88/byu-collinsworth-cougars-committee.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU gets a big gift on Selection Sunday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T09:36:44.88-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Other than personally insulting Kyle Collinsworth, the NCAA basketball committee treated BYU extremely well. The Cougars received Selection Sunday’s biggest gift, drawing a No. 10 seed — and, most significantly, not having to play a first-round game Tuesday. In the wake of Collinsworth’s season-ending knee injury, the committee would have been justified in sending BYU to Dayton, Ohio, and making the Cougars prove their worth without the sophomore guard who might be their most valuable player. B...</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> 57691019@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:36:44 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes learn they’re not at Pac-12’s elite level http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57678414-89/utes-utah-arizona-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57678414-89/utes-utah-arizona-pac.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utes learn they’re not at Pac-12’s elite level</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T21:56:08.737-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas Fortunately, or not, Larry Krystkowiak has endured worse moments as Utah’s basketball coach. The experience of watching the Utes trail by scores such as 52-18 and 34-2 only two years ago was good preparation for what unfolded Thursday in a 71-39 loss to No. 1 seed Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Krystkowiak’s demeanor dictates that he never overreacts. He absorbed this punishment with the proper mixture of dismissing it as one bad day 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> 57678414@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:56:08 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes finally get the ending right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57672722-89/utes-loveridge-utah-kragthorpe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57672722-89/utes-loveridge-utah-kragthorpe.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utes finally get the ending right</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T21:00:21.108-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas With the shot clock ticking down in the last minute of a tie game, Utah forward Jordan Loveridge drove into the heart of Washington’s defense. Nobody who has witnessed the final sequences of so many Ute basketball games this season could have reasonably predicted what happened next. Loveridge crisply passed the ball to the left corner, and Dakarai Tucker drilled a 3-pointer with 37.3 seconds remaining. The clutch play sent Utes toward a 67-61 victory in the Pac-12 tournament’s first...</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> 57672722@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:00:21 MDT Kurt Kragthorpe: No excuse for BYU’s start in loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57668222-88/byu-cougars-gonzaga-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57668222-88/byu-cougars-gonzaga-tournament.html.csp">Kurt Kragthorpe: No excuse for BYU’s start in loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T23:33:02.498-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas When the BYU Cougars returned to the Orleans Arena court Tuesday night, 19 hours after fighting their way into the West Coast Conference tournament championship game, they had nothing left. No initial energy, no offensive success and no defensive answers for Gonzaga. That list also should include no excuses, no disclaimers and no rationalizations for their 75-64 loss. BYU deserves praise for cutting Gonzaga’s lead to eight points late in the game, while all-tournament forward Kyle Co...</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> 57668222@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:33:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah teams converge in Vegas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655902-77/utah-byu-pac-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655902-77/utah-byu-pac-state.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah teams converge in Vegas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:24:59.157-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas This could happen only in Vegas. A reasonable possibility exists that three college basketball teams from Utah will play Thursday in conference tournament games, tipping off at the exact same minute in three arenas along Tropicana Avenue. Such a convergence would have seemed silly four years ago. As of March 2010, who would have imagined Utah belonging to the Pac-12, Utah State being in the Mountain West and Utah Valley playing in the Western Athletic Conference? It all happened, and...</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> 57655902@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:24:59 MDT Kragthorpe: Utes’ Krystkowiak rises above expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57646854-89/krystkowiak-pac-utes-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57646854-89/krystkowiak-pac-utes-basketball.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utes’ Krystkowiak rises above expectations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T20:29:13.447-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 08:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It stemmed mostly from feeling burned after having enthusiastically greeted the arrivals of former coaches Ray Giacoletti and Jim Boylen. The result was I gave Larry Krystkowiak only a lukewarm welcome upon his hiring as the University of Utah’s basketball coach in 2011, figuring that his background in the Big Sky Conference and the NBA made him basically a composite character of the previous two coaches, who failed. Krystkowiak clearly has risen above that level of endorsement. Assured of at le...</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> 57646854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:29:13 MDT Kragthorpe: For SLC bobsledder Chris Fogt, bronze is golden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57587142-77/fogt-medal-bronze-holcomb.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57587142-77/fogt-medal-bronze-holcomb.html.csp">Kragthorpe: For SLC bobsledder Chris Fogt, bronze is golden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T16:52:09.848-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia The Closing Ceremony was approaching, so organizers could not defer the presentation of Chris Fogt’s bobsled bronze medal to the following day, as they did with other Olympians in the 2014 Games. That’s only fair. Fogt deserved to be rewarded, right then and there Sunday afternoon at the Sanki Sliding Center. Athletes arrive at the bronze medal step of the podium from different directions. The checkpoints in Fogt’s journey to that moment included a bobsled crash in 201...</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> 57587142@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:52:09 MDT Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:47:26.957-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia In that stunning moment on the slopes, American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin almost became like the U.S. Olympic women’s bobsled driver who hit the wall during the final run and the women’s hockey players who couldn’t hold a two-goal lead in the last four minutes of the gold medal game. Shiffrin made the biggest save of the Games. Fearing that she might ski off the course, she managed to redirect her left ski in the air, stop quickly, negotiate the slalom gate and finis...</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> 57583475@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:47:26 MDT