PLAYERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PLAYERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA: Utah Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58230459-87/jazz-team-millsap-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58230459-87/jazz-team-millsap-camp.html.csp">NBA: Utah Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:29:46.985-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58230459@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:46 MDT Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227128-77/love-team-colangelo-usa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227128-77/love-team-colangelo-usa.html.csp">Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T17:08:32.728-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer’s Team USA basketball roster. Love is in limbo while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was complicated and likely lengthened when Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week. Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas next week to prepare for the FIBA World Cup ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582271282014-07-27T17:08:32.728-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T17:08:32.728-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227128@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:08:32 MDT Utes need ’08 talent level now in Pac-12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58226959-77/utes-2010-pac-2009.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58226959-77/utes-2010-pac-2009.html.csp">Utes need ’08 talent level now in Pac-12</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="2014-07-26T23:28:43.604-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s move from the Mountain West to the Pac-12 is a good explanation for the Utes’ recent record, but it not the only reason. The Utes also used to have better football players. They may have more good players now, but they had more great players in the Sugar Bowl season of 2008. It is both a tribute to coach Kyle Whittingham’s recruitment and development of players in the school’s MW era and an indictment of his staff’s recent efforts that the Utes had better personnel when they beat Alabama...</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> 58226959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:28:43 MDT Utah football: The ‘04 Utes were as good as advertised http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216540-77/utes-meyer-state-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216540-77/utes-meyer-state-coach.html.csp">Utah football: The ‘04 Utes were as good as advertised</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="2014-07-25T23:49:02.397-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Alex Smith zipped a pass over the middle to Steve Savoy, who caught the ball and raced down the sideline to the end zone. In that moment, three plays into the 2004 season, the Utah Utes fulfilled everything they’d promised all summer: “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.” &lt;iframe width=”640” height=”400” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/HvbPBKKIAPI?rel=0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; The Utes finished 12-0 with a resounding defeat of Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl, ...</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> 58216540@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:49:02 MDT Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-media-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-media-players.html.csp">Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes</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="2014-07-25T11:10:09.044-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but@CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his thou...</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> 58221574@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:09 MDT 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220811-77/police-sanders-assault-meander.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220811-77/police-sanders-assault-meander.html.csp">2 Texas football players charged with sex assault</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM VERTUNO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T22:45:05.644-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to “get their story straight” and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582208112014-07-24T22:45:05.644-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T22:45:05.644-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220811@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:45:05 MDT Pac-12 Media Days Live: Orchard dreams of playing offense, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215115-89/pac-season-state-usc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215115-89/pac-season-state-usc.html.csp">Pac-12 Media Days Live: Orchard dreams of playing offense, too</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:26.25-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. Last season, Myles Jack sparked the imagination of college football fans by excelling as both a linebacker and running back. It sparked Nate Orchard’s imagination, too. The senior defensive lineman would love his crack at an offensive role, he told Pac-12 reporters. If only he could talk Kyle Whittingham into letting him play receiver. “I’d love to,” Orchard said. “Catc...</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> 58215115@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:26 MDT Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp">Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award</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="2014-07-23T10:03:12.973-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four BYU football players are among the 34 players from 20 schools on the inaugural Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the establishment of the award on Wednesday with the release of the Watch List for the 2014 season. BYU players on the list are linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu. Utah State safety Brian Suite and Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi...</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> 58215328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:03:12 MDT Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58211140-89/state-game-oregon-pac.html.csp">Utah football: Burning questions for Pac-12 Media Days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:59:43.393-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We know other Pac-12 media will ask about Utah quarterback Travis Wilson on Wednesday in Los Angeles, but what do Ute fans hope to learn about the other teams in the Pac-12? The Tribune’s Utah beat writers, Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper, throw some pertinent questions out there for consideration. Arizona • How young will the Wildcats be? Rich Rodriguez said in the spring he expects a high-impact freshman class to fill needs at quarterback, running back, defensive back — really, a lot of places....</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> 58211140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:43 MDT Sports briefs: 6 soccer players refuse to return to Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207962-77/players-return-sterling-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207962-77/players-return-sterling-soccer.html.csp">Sports briefs: 6 soccer players refuse to return to Ukraine</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.578-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Soccer • Shakhtar Donetsk’s owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club’s home city. Five Brazilians and one Argentine player remained in France following a friendly on Saturday. In a statement on the club’s website, owner Rinat Akhmetov warned the players that “they will suffer” if they do not return, because their actions could activate compensation clauses forcing them to pay “tens of millions of euros” to Shakhtar. Witness...</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> 58207962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT 6 South Americans refuse to return to Ukraine team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206764-77/ukrainian-players-club-donetsk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58206764-77/ukrainian-players-club-donetsk.html.csp">6 South Americans refuse to return to Ukraine team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES ELLINGWORTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.263-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. The players remained in France following Ukrainian league champion Shakhtar Donetsk’s friendly against Lyon on Saturday. The Ukrainian military is attempting to retake Donetsk in the east of the country from pro-Russian rebels. “If they don’t come then in the first insta...</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> 58206764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Utah Jazz: Lindsey sees progress all-around after summer league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58201837-77/jazz-week-league-summer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58201837-77/jazz-week-league-summer.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Lindsey sees progress all-around after summer league</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:12.122-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • You could detect the hint of a smile on the face of Dennis Lindsey. No, Utah’s general manager wasn’t grinning profusely. But you could tell he was pleased by the Jazz summer league edition and some of the results this week. Utah went 3-2 in Las Vegas, winning its last game on Friday night over Portland. The record is almost secondary to the progress made as the week continued. Rudy Gobert proved that he is indeed ready for rotation minutes, turning in a performance that was dominati...</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> 58201837@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:12 MDT MLB: After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196453-77/star-break-players-return.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196453-77/star-break-players-return.html.csp">MLB: After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAY COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.72-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581964532014-07-17T23:12:02.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:02.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196453@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp">College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BRANDT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN ZENOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoover, Ala. • Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they’re complaining. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren’t compensated more properly. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics’ substantial monetary pie for years. Maybe the most ambiva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960002014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT Monson: College football watch lists have become unwatchable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58194742-77/watch-list-lists-awards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58194742-77/watch-list-lists-awards.html.csp">Monson: College football watch lists have become unwatchable</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="2014-07-17T23:12:03.472-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They started out as good things, as badges of honor, as notices of real recognition, as hallmarks of promise. And then, they became college football’s version of quack grass. Their roots spread. They got out of hand. They popped up in places they shouldn’t. And they choked out authentic anticipation for what might come next. Watch lists. They’re everywhere. They’re too many places. They’ve simultaneously broadened the parameters of where star players begin and where they end and they’ve cheapen...</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> 58194742@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT MLS: Beckerman, Rimando named to MLS All-Star Game Fan XI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192110-77/mls-star-fan-beckerman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192110-77/mls-star-fan-beckerman.html.csp">MLS: Beckerman, Rimando named to MLS All-Star Game Fan XI</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="2014-07-17T16:43:13.282-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Downtown Portland could resemble Recife on the night of Aug. 6. Major League Soccer announced its Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park on Aug. 6 when a side of MLS’ top performers take on German Bundesliga magnate Bayern Munich. In all, eight MLS players who participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil highlight the cast of All Stars that will take on a Bayern Munich group that had 14 players represent their respective countries in Brazil, more than any other club around...</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> 58192110@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188596-77/players-tobacco-league-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188596-77/players-tobacco-league-baseball.html.csp">MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:19:04.446-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players’ union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on June 16 from oral cancer. While the use of smokeless tobacco was banned for players with minor league contac...</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> 58188596@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:19:04 MDT Trevor Booker wants to lead uber-young Jazz team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58188561-62/team-booker-jazz-check.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58188561-62/team-booker-jazz-check.html.csp">Trevor Booker wants to lead uber-young Jazz team</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="2014-07-17T16:43:31.981-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Jazz wanted to add physicality and veteran savvy to its roster.Check and check.The team on Tuesday agreed to terms with free agent forward Trevor Booker, whose toughness inside made him a fixture in Washington last season.The deal is worth $10 million over two years, according to reports.Booker was in Las Vegas today, where the Jazz are participating in the summer league, and he spoke with Comcast SportsNet about the move.“I like their core players. I know some of the players on their 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> 58188561@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:31 MDT MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in ‘16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187648-77/players-tobacco-ban-consider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187648-77/players-tobacco-ban-consider.html.csp">MLB: Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in ‘16</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players’ union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on June 16 from oral cancer. While the use of smokeless tobacco was banned for players with minor league contact...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581876482014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T23:08:04.943-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58187648@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:04 MDT Kragthorpe: Minor league baseball players deserve better treatment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182161-77/players-baseball-league-minor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182161-77/players-baseball-league-minor.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Minor league baseball players deserve better treatment</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="2014-07-14T22:57:41.069-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Arkansas Travelers offer bacon cheesecake as a concession-stand specialty and the Lexington Lugnuts prepare a peanut butter and jelly doughnut sandwich. The Orem Owlz recently staged a Dumb and Dumber World’s Most Annoying Sound Noisemaker Giveaway to highlight their promotional calendar. The Salt Lake Bees and Ogden Raptors draw big crowds to stadiums with the outfields framed by the Wasatch Mountains. Somewhere, amid the unpretentious charm, clever marketing and refreshing atmosphere of m...</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> 58182161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:41 MDT