LEAGUES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEAGUES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp">Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5</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="2014-08-21T23:47:37.586-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more Tom Holmoe talked during his recent media summit, the more it became clear that he knows what you know that he knows that you know: BYU isn’t just an independent. It is alone. It has been left out by the five power leagues of college football, the programs by which the Cougars measure themselves, the schools and teams that have what they want: exposure, scheduling, access, relevance, opportunity and money. As loners, they are not an exception. They are not Notre Dame, the program to wh...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58321970@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT MLB: First-place Royals? Better start to believe it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288484-77/royals-kansas-anything-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288484-77/royals-kansas-anything-baseball.html.csp">MLB: First-place Royals? Better start to believe it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school. Kansas City was sitting atop the AL Central and the playoffs were closer than opening day. After they won their eighth straight game Monday night, against AL West-leading Oakland no less, the Royals assumed control of their division at the latest point in a season since 2003. Perennial powerhouse Detroit had...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582884842014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp">NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael marot</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolos • The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1, though few expect change to come that quickly. “I am immensely proud of the work don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582718582014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:51 MDT Kragthorpe: John Buck hoping to revive Utah’s MLB legacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58258553-77/buck-utah-bees-leagues.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58258553-77/buck-utah-bees-leagues.html.csp">Kragthorpe: John Buck hoping to revive Utah’s MLB legacy</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="2014-08-04T22:48:04.059-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John Buck is the last member of a generation. The veteran catcher is playing for the hometown Salt Lake Bees in Triple-A baseball, hoping to return to the major leagues at age 34. In 2005, the Taylorsville product was among a record eight former Utah high school players in the big leagues — reflecting a golden era of the sport in the state in the mid-1990s. He was the last one left from that group as of mid-July, before the Seattle Mariners released him. Buck accepted a minor-league contract off...</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> 58258553@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:48:04 MDT 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