LEAGUES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEAGUES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ex-Red Sox star Damon wants one more shot in big leagues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150720-77/damon-associated-hitter-johnny.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150720-77/damon-associated-hitter-johnny.html.csp">Ex-Red Sox star Damon wants one more shot in big leagues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rob Maaddi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:49.654-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Teams looking for a proven hitter to help them down the stretch might want to call Johnny Damon. The three-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and five-time .300 hitter is staying in shape, swinging the bat and eager to return to the majors. The 40-year-old Damon last played for Cleveland in 2012, but isn’t quite ready for retirement. “When you feel you can still outhit at least half the league and you don’t get that call, it’s rough,” Damon told The Associated Press in a phone intervi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581507202014-07-04T23:21:49.654-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:49.654-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150720@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:49 MDT Time Inc. unveils a digital sports network http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113351-79/sports-network-digital-inc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113351-79/sports-network-digital-inc.html.csp">Time Inc. unveils a digital sports network</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY STEEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T09:58:01.814-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is a sports network catering to the shortened attention spans of the mobile and social media generation: 240 clips, each two minutes long, across eight hours of daily programming. These rapid-fire clips, along with rotating social media updates, polls and links, are the building blocks of 120 Sports, a new digital network starting Wednesday evening that seeks to stand out in an intensely competitive field of sports programming. “It can’t just be what television is,” said Jason Coyle, presiden...</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> 58113351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:58:01 MDT 75 years on, Little League still swings big bat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58032062-77/league-baseball-stotz-field.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58032062-77/league-baseball-stotz-field.html.csp">75 years on, Little League still swings big bat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T23:27:31.6-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Williamsport, Pa. • Dick Hauser was an accidental Little Leaguer. Sitting on the front porch of his Williamsport home 75 years ago, the 12-year-old was approached by a man who asked, “Can you play ball?” His name was Carl Stotz, and he was starting a youth baseball league that would supply bats, balls and uniforms — unimaginable luxuries in Depression-era Pennsylvania. After watching Hauser shag flies and field grounders, Stotz invited him to join. “When you’re presented the opportunity to swing...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580320622014-06-05T23:27:31.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-05T23:27:31.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032062@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:27:31 MDT Monson: Bad news for BYU is good news for college football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58002801-88/byu-teams-football-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58002801-88/byu-teams-football-college.html.csp">Monson: Bad news for BYU is good news for college football</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T23:13:58.684-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What’s bad for BYU is good for college football. What’s good for college football is bad for BYU. Not in all things, but in this one specific thing. The Cougars recently have been punched in the lips — called unworthy — and patted condescendingly on the head — tagged a nice, little program — by conferences like the SEC and the ACC, leagues that are insisting that their schools play not only a full slate of conference games, but also a game against a team from one of the other Power-5 leagues. A...</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> 58002801@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 23:13:58 MDT