PLAYERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PLAYERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Academy helps Real Salt Lake’s young talent emerge quickly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858304-77/rsl-team-academy-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57858304-77/rsl-team-academy-players.html.csp">Academy helps Real Salt Lake’s young talent emerge quickly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T22:10:42.987-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Dell Loy Hansen volunteered to gas up the jet and fly to Dallas. Real Salt Lake’s owner decided to visit a group of kids, soccer players under his umbrella, who hope to one day make that jump — from youngsters identified with unique skill sets to professionals walking from the locker room, through the double doors into the tunnel and onto the field at Rio Tinto Stadium. Along with general manager Garth Lagerwey and team president Bill Manning, the RSL front office trio spoke to the RSL y...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57858304@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:10:42 MDT NFL: Detroit Lions welcome new faces http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860539-77/lions-super-tate-bowl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860539-77/lions-super-tate-bowl.html.csp">NFL: Detroit Lions welcome new faces</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT HELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T10:58:45.324-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Allen Park, Mich. • Their new coach has been to Super Bowls and the Detroit Lions how have two new players who have championship rings. Free-agent acquisitions Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo — who played on the winning side of the last two Super Bowls — finished their second day of minicamp practices with their new team Wednesday. Both are enjoying their new home. Coach Jim Caldwell, who guided Indianapolis to a Super Bowl and has two championship rings as an assistant, said having players with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578605392014-04-24T10:58:45.324-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-24T10:58:45.324-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57860539@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:58:45 MDT Pac-12 football: All eyes on Sarkisian, Petersen as spring wraps up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57855861-89/spring-game-quarterback-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57855861-89/spring-game-quarterback-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 football: All eyes on Sarkisian, Petersen as spring wraps up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T22:33:29.358-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While spring is traditionally a time when football fans clamor for signs of progress, it’s been slow and steady up in Seattle. New coach Chris Petersen has a lot of eyes on his Washington program as he embarks on his first season as a coach at the major conference level. With a laundry list of achievements at Boise State in his wake, the bar has been set high. That hasn’t made him speed things up, he said after the Huskies’ spring game. “We’ve got to tighten up the details on everything we do,” ...</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> 57855861@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:33:29 MDT Utah football: Utes show off their dance moves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57651983-59/moves-coaches-com-dance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57651983-59/moves-coaches-com-dance.html.csp">Utah football: Utes show off their dance moves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T16:21:58.018-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spring football is essential for college teams, teaching valuable skills like proper tackling technique and helping coaches decide on the order of the depth chart. Oh yeah, and showing off some sick dance moves. The team held the 2014 RedZone Dance Off on Friday after practice and players broke out moves like “The Dougie,” “The Worm” and “The Nae Nae” as teammates and coaches gathered around them in a circle. One player threw down a back flip and the highlight may have been when coaches Taylor...</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> 57651983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:21:58 MDT Utah football: Players, coach applaud NCAA rule changes on meals, snacks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57850064-89/meals-walk-athletes-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57850064-89/meals-walk-athletes-ncaa.html.csp">Utah football: Players, coach applaud NCAA rule changes on meals, snacks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T22:10:17.905-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Adam Schulz came to Salt Lake City armed with a college fund that his parents started at his birth and that his grandparents added to for 18 birthdays. Within one semester, the money was gone. The University of Utah estimates that attendance costs a typical out-of-state student $39,000. But Schulz was hardly typical: As a walk-on quarterback, he was so often practicing and studying playbooks that, besides his schoolwork, he had little time for anything else.  Still, he cut a check. Schulz is amo...</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> 57850064@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:17 MDT Letter: Cut Jazz players pay instead of firing coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850610-82/jazz-coach-corbin-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850610-82/jazz-coach-corbin-players.html.csp">Letter: Cut Jazz players pay instead of firing coach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T16:33:02.765-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m not a big basketball fan. But I have worked in the corporate sector. On a new job the rookies start at the bottom of the money ladder and prove their worth. It seems to me that the answer to a winning team is not to remove the coach but to start the rookies at a lower base fare and make them work for any additional raises. These young men are too highly paid and have no real experience. Therefore, they have nothing to lose if they botch a game and don’t win. Corbin is not the problem. He ...</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> 57850610@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:33:02 MDT Utah football: What we know about Utes after spring ball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841494-77/sltrib-spring-defensive-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841494-77/sltrib-spring-defensive-players.html.csp">Utah football: What we know about Utes after spring ball</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T12:26:22.895-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now that Utah’s spring camp is in the books, the countdown to meaningful action begins: T-minus three-and-a-half months. Er — make that one-and-a-half months. Fall camp starts Aug. 4, but NCAA rule changes will give coaches unprecedented access to players who arrive for summer work in June. One of those players, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, will vie for the reins of the Ute offense this fall. Then, in July, doctors will decide whether current starting quarterback Travis Wilson is fit for c...</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> 57841494@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:26:22 MDT Utah Jazz: Coach Tyrone Corbin set for meeting with general manager http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57842985-87/corbin-jazz-coach-coming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57842985-87/corbin-jazz-coach-coming.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Coach Tyrone Corbin set for meeting with general manager</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:46.498-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Jazz coach Ty Corbin may receive a resolution to his job status quickly. Multiple sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune that Corbin and General Manager Dennis Lindsey are scheduled to meet on Monday, and an announcement concerning Corbin’s position could come soon after that meeting. The sources said Lindsey wanted to take the Easter weekend as a short cooling off period. The Jazz are coming off a 25-57 season that ended last Wednesday with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Corbin h...</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> 57842985@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:46 MDT As Real Salt Lake heals, it will need brawny depth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841810-77/lake-points-rsl-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841810-77/lake-points-rsl-salt.html.csp">As Real Salt Lake heals, it will need brawny depth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:57.551-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • It took seven matches and more than a dozen early-season injuries that resulted in over 30 games missed by players battling various knocks before Jeff Cassar and his staff had the sudden luxury of facing tough game-day decisions. Real Salt Lake still isn’t there as a few players continue to work their way back, but Saturday’s 1-0 win over Portland was perhaps a view of what Cassar, RSL’s first-year head coach, has at his disposal. “It’s great,” said captain Kyle Beckerman, “but we still ...</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> 57841810@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:57 MDT College basketball free agency? Transfer numbers are up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838345-77/transfer-transfers-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838345-77/transfer-transfers-players-college.html.csp">College basketball free agency? Transfer numbers are up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUKE MEREDITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T22:12:52.785-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year. “He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can’t drive,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. Ollie isn’t the only coach watching their rosters fill up with players who have already made at least one stop at another college. A recent surge in transfers has turned the once-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578383452014-04-18T22:12:52.785-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T22:12:52.785-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57838345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:12:52 MDT Weber State signs two junior college players http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837016-77/college-junior-players-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837016-77/college-junior-players-season.html.csp">Weber State signs two junior college players</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T16:03:11.147-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Weber State has signed two junior college players, coach Randy Rahe announced Friday. Chris Golden is a 6-foot-2 guard guard from Otero Junior (Colo.) College. Jaelyn Johnson-Coston is a 6-foot-6 forward from Monroe (N.Y.) College. Both will play for the Wildcats next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. “We’re very excited about these players joining our program,” Rahe said. “They not only fit what we need on the court, but they are also both terrific fits for our program...</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> 57837016@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:03:11 MDT Monson: Great news! The Jazz are exactly who we thought they were http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57832959-87/jazz-players-season-corbin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57832959-87/jazz-players-season-corbin.html.csp">Monson: Great news! The Jazz are exactly who we thought they were</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="2014-04-17T22:12:51.555-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">All is well in Zion. No, no, really. Buck up. It’s OK. As Jazz players and coaches put punctuation on a 25-57 season by packing up and clearing out on an occasion so magnificently utilitarian in its name — locker-clean-out day — there was good news. This team is exactly where it figured to be at this point in the plan. You could have put the whole thing in the books last October. Even Ty Corbin uttered these words: “It was what I expected.” Where precisely are the Jazz? Right here: in fine posi...</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> 57832959@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:12:51 MDT WNBA: Utah’s Michelle Plouffe drafted by Seattle Storm in second round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57819385-89/plouffe-utah-didn-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57819385-89/plouffe-utah-didn-season.html.csp">WNBA: Utah’s Michelle Plouffe drafted by Seattle Storm in second round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tony jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:26.243-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Michelle Plouffe didn’t even see the moment her basketball life changed. It’s true, ESPN broadcast the WNBA Draft on Monday night. But the network conducted so many live interviews that Plouffe never noticed her name quietly scrolling across the television screen while holding a selection party with her friends and teammates. “I think I saw it the second time around,” Plouffe said. “I was surprised because I didn’t realize it. I waited until it came back around. Then we all started to celebrate....</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> 57819385@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:26 MDT Golf: Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826590-77/players-playoff-championship-hole.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826590-77/players-playoff-championship-hole.html.csp">Golf: Players Championship changes to 3-hole playoff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:25:31.939-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the new format Wednesday. The Players Championship previously was a sudden-death playoff that began on the par-3 17th hole, famous for having an island green. Starting this year, a playoff would take place on the par-5 16th hole, the 17th, and the par-4 18th. If players are still tied, it would go...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265902014-04-17T16:25:31.939-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T16:25:31.939-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826590@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:31 MDT Merge with caution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821863-82/cable-merger-comcast-clear.html.csp">Merge with caution</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.122-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, there are two competing versions of reality. In one, increasingly massive communications firms gobble up ever-larger shares of various, increasingly interrelated markets, magnifying the power they wield against innovators who threaten the old business model and against customers already suffering from high bills and poor service. In that world, stopping the Comcast merger would prevent a bad situation from getting worse. In 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> 57821863@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817412-77/birth-leave-players-paternity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817412-77/birth-leave-players-paternity.html.csp">Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.494-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no such thing as paternity leave. “They didn’t give you any time off when I was playing,” the Hall of Fame slugger said, recalling that he got the news about noon before going to the ballpark. “We played that night. We got a day off in Chicago the next day and I flew home on my own.” These days, more pro ath...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578174122014-04-14T23:46:27.494-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.494-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817412@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811949-77/players-state-utah-coaches.html.csp">Utah State football: Coaches make handoff to players (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kyle goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:05:35.178-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • For the Utah State football team, counting off the months won’t do. The year, like games, is divided into quarters. Saturday’s spring game at Romney Stadium marks halftime in the long march to the season. What Aggie coaches dub the “third quarter,” the offseason conditioning before the fall, is about to begin. And unlike much of the year, this stretch will require the players to be on their own for most of it. “We put it on the players in May, June and July,” coach Matt Wells said. “I th...</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> 57811949@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:05:35 MDT Real Salt Lake training staff again being put to the test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806839-77/rsl-pace-season-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806839-77/rsl-pace-season-lake.html.csp">Real Salt Lake training staff again being put to the test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T19:52:38.643-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Everything slows down in those moments. When something goes wrong — when a bone shatters or tendons explode — the seconds leading up to assessing each situation are vital. The hands on the clock seem to tick with less frequency when Tyson Pace and Kevin Christen are forced to take care of a suddenly injured player, a friend they’ve tracked for years. But believe it or not, those are the easy moments for Real Salt Lake’s training staff. It’s everything that follows that taxes and demands ...</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> 57806839@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:38 MDT Utah Jazz see both sides of early-entry rule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57802980-87/jazz-draft-game-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57802980-87/jazz-draft-game-league.html.csp">Utah Jazz see both sides of early-entry rule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:50:56.224-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Andrew Wiggins? Check. Joel Embiid? Check. Jabari Parker? … Jabari Parker? As the nation’s top basketball prospects declare for the NBA Draft, Parker, the Duke freshman whom many believe could be the No. 1 pick in June, has yet to announce his decision. But if some NBA leaders had their way, it wouldn’t matter. During the last round of collective bargaining, league officials had hoped to raise the age limit for the draft to 20. The item was eventually tabled as a compromise to help finish a deal...</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> 57802980@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:50:56 MDT Sports briefs: Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid declares for NBA draft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57798535-77/embiid-college-draft-kansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57798535-77/embiid-college-draft-kansas.html.csp">Sports briefs: Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid declares for NBA draft</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:40:01.61-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College basketball • Kansas freshman 7-footer Joel Embiid will enter the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept him out of the NCAA tourney. Embiid, who had been mulling whether to return for weeks, said during a news conference Wednesday in Lawrence, Kan., that he decided Sunday. The Cameroon native is raw, having picked up the game just a few years ago. But his athleticism made a believer out of NBA scouts, and many think Embiid will join ...</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> 57798535@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:40:01 MDT