PLAYERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PLAYERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Visa process complete for new RSL striker Sebastian Jaime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58319118-49/jaime-club-rsl-lagerwey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58319118-49/jaime-club-rsl-lagerwey.html.csp">Visa process complete for new RSL striker Sebastian Jaime</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="2014-08-20T18:25:51.975-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The final hoop has been jumped through. Incoming Real Salt Lake addition &lt;b&gt;Sebastian Jaime&lt;/b&gt; received his P-1 Visa Wednesday after the United States government gave the 27-year-old Argentinian striker the final green light toward joining his new team and Major League Soccer possibly within the next two days. An RSL team spokesman told the Tribune Wednesday that Jaime and family members received their Visas and that travel arrangements to bring them to Utah wo...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58319118@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:25:51 MDT Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300564-190/chee-raiders-whitehorse-players.html.csp">Prep football preview: Whitehorse Raiders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.447-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Whitehorse Raiders First-year Whitehorse coach Eldon Chee is filled with optimism one week before a season-opening game with rival Monument Valley. Despite a 1-7 record last year and a 4-35 mark since 2009, Chee thinks the Raiders could use a veteran corps of seniors and juniors — coupled with freshmen ...</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> 58300564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Trib Talk: Should college athletes get paid more to play? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58300745-231/tribtalk-college-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58300745-231/tribtalk-college-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Should college athletes get paid more to play?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T12:56:06.855-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College athletes typically get nominal living stipends, but that’s poised to change. A landmark court ruling and a NCAA decision to negotiate with Power 5 conferences are paving the way for players to make more money, a move many players embrace while others worry about the professionalization of college sports. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., former Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride and Tribune reporters Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the changing equation o...</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> 58300745@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:56:06 MDT As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp">As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by</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="2014-08-17T10:37:00.084-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">His sister, living in Miami, needs bus money to get to school. His brother, playing football at his second junior college in two years, can’t always pay his bills alone. His mother toils at an Atlanta Wal-Mart to support his four younger siblings. While he was suiting up for Utah State University’s football team, it wasn’t enough for linebacker Tavaris McMillian to perform. He had to provide. An injury has ended his playing career, but McMillian will continue to receive a monthly stipend and se...</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> 58289596@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:37:00 MDT Aggies won’t let wins go to their heads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58301503-77/aggies-state-utah-aggie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58301503-77/aggies-state-utah-aggie.html.csp">Aggies won’t let wins go to their heads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:36:41.668-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • With Utah State senior Zach Vigil walking around camp, talking about instilling culture and carrying on traditions, one would think the guy has sociology or psychology in his future, not football. Yet in Vigil’s mind, building such intangible qualities is as important as hunkering down in a film room and studying tape of the Tennessee Vols. “The new guys come in and think winning is easy,” he said. “It isn’t. We have to make sure the new guys come in and understand it takes hard work.” V...</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> 58301503@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:36:41 MDT NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp">NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say. Moore is the “ratings czar” for “Madden NFL,” the man responsible for making sure the popular video game’s virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts. Moore uses all sorts of metrics and measurements to come up with ratings. Then, he tweaks t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089032014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308903@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Know the Signs of a Concussion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp">Know the Signs of a Concussion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Melinda Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> University of Utah Health Care</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T09:36:28.677-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For high school football players, Friday nights spent on hard-fought victories on the field are a memorable part of the game. Most players will enjoy a safe and healthy football season, but it’s inevitable that some will find themselves on the sidelines after a hit that results in a concussion —which in some cases can escalate into a serious health issue. The issue of youth concussions strikes close to home for parents and coaches, who worry when children and teenagers take a hard fall on the pl...</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> 58296403@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:36:28 MDT Prep football preview: Clearfield Falcons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58199204-190/dyson-clearfield-players-biggest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58199204-190/dyson-clearfield-players-biggest.html.csp">Prep football preview: Clearfield Falcons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:18.59-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Clearfield Falcons Clearfield alum and former NFL and Utah star Andre Dyson seems to be starting from scratch as he takes over the struggling Falcon program. The Davis County school was once a top program in the 1990s, winning the 4A state title in 1992 and being relevant when Dyson and his brother Kevi...</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> 58199204@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:18 MDT Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp">Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:14.681-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Monument Valley Cougars Playing football for Monument Valley High School isn’t easy. The school is located on the edge of the iconic scenic valley right on the Utah-Arizona border, meaning long-distance travel for the majority of its games. Most of the athletes have never played the game before strappin...</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> 58300548@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT Prep football: Region 6 preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300883-190/team-state-key-region.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300883-190/team-state-key-region.html.csp">Prep football: Region 6 preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.204-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Region 6 — Bountiful Braves A coach doesn’t get a field named after him and stay around for 30 years at one school without experiencing some success. But that’s what has happened to veteran Bountiful head man Larry Wall. It’s a rare year when his Braves aren’t in the thick of a hunt for a state or region title despite playing one of the state’s most difficult schedules year in and year out. “We are going to be a typical Bountiful team,” Wall said as he prepared for the 2014 season. “I am opt...</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> 58300883@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Prep football: Region 7 preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300954-190/players-senior-season-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300954-190/players-senior-season-coach.html.csp">Prep football: Region 7 preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.128-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Corner Canyon Chargers Corner Canyon can look back on its inaugural season as an unqualified success. The Chargers were co-Region 7 champions (along with Orem and Olympus), despite suiting up only nine seniors — only four of whom actually received playing time. Rather than looking back, though, Corner Canyon is looking ahead. This season, the Chargers will feature 51 seniors and return 20 of 22 starters. Back from season-ending injuries are two players coach Donald Eck said will be essential to...</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> 58300954@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Prep football: 3A North preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301388-190/team-state-players-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301388-190/team-state-players-coach.html.csp">Prep football: 3A North preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:56.827-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carbon Dinos To say that Carbon High football has struggled in the last decade would be an understatement. The Dinos’ record since 2004 is nine wins against 87 losses. Their best season was 2011, when they went 4-5. The last two years, Carbon is a combined 1-19. But Carbon alum Jan Jorgensen, a former defensive star at BYU, has returned to Price to coach his alma mater and is bringing a new defense, a new offense and — perhaps most importantly — hopeful attitude to the struggling program. “It i...</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> 58301388@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:56 MDT Prep football: 1A North preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301384-190/players-season-duchesne-running.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301384-190/players-season-duchesne-running.html.csp">Prep football: 1A North preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:56.863-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Altamont Longhorns There’s a bad taste in coach Anthony Wilcox’s mouth from last season. Wilcox witnessed nothing but potential with Altamont as it ultimately fell short last year, losing 48-19 to Diamond Ranch in the 1A quarterfinals. “We have to get them over that hurdle, that mental hurdle that they can play with anyone for four quarters,” Wilcox said. “Physically, these boys can match up with anyone — they just have to start believing it.” Altamont is a small school with a little more than ...</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> 58301384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:56 MDT Prep football: 1A South preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301418-190/players-season-team-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58301418-190/players-season-team-defense.html.csp">Prep football: 1A South preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:56.79-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Diamond Ranch Diamondbacks There’s something about stepping onto the turf at Diamond Ranch that gets Robbie Dias’ players ready to compete. The yellow-and-black diamondback markings are as unique as the students at the 1A school outside Hurricane. And nobody at Diamond Ranch is as unique as quarterback Noah Courtney. A 6-foot-7 wide receiver and pitcher has made the transition to playing under center, and Dias believes Courtney’s physical and mental domination will be a game-changer in 1A. “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> 58301418@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:56 MDT Prep football: Region 2 preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300672-190/coach-team-football-region.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58300672-190/coach-team-football-region.html.csp">Prep football: Region 2 preview</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:00:57.321-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cottonwood Colts After a highly successful career as football coach at what was then Dixie College, Greg Croshaw moved back to the high school ranks two years ago when he took over a Cottonwood program with strong players that was struggling with controversy. The veteran coach has found the change different but enjoyable as he enters his third season. “Coaching is great fun,” he said. “That’s what I do. It’s a whole new set of circumstances. I was successful at Dixie because when I needed a ru...</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> 58300672@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp">NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eddie Pells</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582983672014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298367@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:50:02 MDT NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp">NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582969842014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296984@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:49:13 MDT W-I-N-N-E-R? Players vie to become Scrabble champ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292492-68/players-scrabble-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292492-68/players-scrabble-config-data.html.csp">W-I-N-N-E-R? Players vie to become Scrabble champ</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CAROLYN THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:51:48.89-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buffalo, N.Y. • The world’s best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, which will be awarded Wednesday. The 25th National Scrabble Championships began Sunday with 525 players from 11 countries competing for the $10,000 top prize. By the time it is over, contenders in five divisions will have played 31 games each over five days, with rankings based on win-loss records and the number of points by which they outscore opponents. The player to beat is five-time champio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582924922014-08-13T10:51:48.89-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T10:51:48.89-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292492@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:51:48 MDT Players who leave NFL find it hard to return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288350-77/season-nfl-chance-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288350-77/season-nfl-chance-players.html.csp">Players who leave NFL find it hard to return</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. A handful of players — some who took religious missions, others who tried coaching, journalism or acting — are trying to make the comeback this season. “When you get out, it’s so hard to get back in,” said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second cha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582883502014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288350@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Real Salt Lake: Friendly against Club Tijuana allows for more than just playing time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58285602-77/rsl-club-tijuana-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58285602-77/rsl-club-tijuana-lake.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Friendly against Club Tijuana allows for more than just playing time</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="2014-08-11T23:10:46.987-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Four days before the NBC Sports Network rolls out its national broadcast of two of Major League Soccer’s top clubs squaring off in Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake will host a complete stranger. Still in the chase for the league’s Supporters’ Shield and the top spot in the Western Conference, RSL will take its foot off the gas — albeit temporarily — in its only international friendly of 2014. Upstart Mexican team Club Tijuana will face RSL for the first time ever Tuesday night in Sandy....</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> 58285602@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:10:46 MDT