PLAYOFF - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PLAYOFF News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Golf: American David Lipsky wins European Masters in playoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385012-77/lipsky-storm-shot-european.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385012-77/lipsky-storm-shot-european.html.csp">Golf: American David Lipsky wins European Masters in playoff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:16.087-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cran-Montana, Switzerland • American David Lipsky won the European Masters in a playoff on Sunday, getting an unorthodox par 4 on the first extra hole to beat Graeme Storm of England. Lipsky took a difficult route to the 18th hole, via a fairway bunker and thick rough short of the green, before sinking a 2-foot putt. The 26-year-old from Los Angeles earned a career-best $497,000 payday for his second victory. “It feels great,” said Lipsky. “I’ve played well the last couple of weeks and to put it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850122014-09-09T16:05:16.087-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:16.087-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385012@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:16 MDT NFL: Broncos are again the class of AFC West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344575-77/nfl-season-bowl-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344575-77/nfl-season-bowl-west.html.csp">NFL: Broncos are again the class of AFC West</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.29-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested. Bigtime. The AFC West sported three playoff teams last season, with late-charging San Diego and resurgent Kansas City joining Super Bowl-bound Denver in the postseason. The path to the playoffs in 2014 has a few more potholes: The AFC West has to play the NFC West, where the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams and 49ers boast some of the nastiest defenses the NFL has to offer. Denver is trying to become the first ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583445752014-08-30T23:43:33.29-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:33.29-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344575@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT Kragthorpe: Mike McCoy’s Chargers will continue ascent in AFC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352156-77/chargers-afc-mccoy-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352156-77/chargers-afc-mccoy-season.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Mike McCoy’s Chargers will continue ascent in AFC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.008-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The worst play of the San Diego Chargers’ 2013 season is the best evidence that they will improve this year. Failing to prevent Denver’s third-and-17 conversion in the late stages of an AFC divisional playoff game kept the Chargers from potentially forcing overtime, ending the nice run that highlighted coach Mike McCoy’s first season. That’s correctable. And that unfinished performance was enough to convince me that the Chargers can climb to the top of the AFC and play in the Super Bowl. They 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> 58352156@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT Pac-12 notes: USC corner’s injury story being questioned http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340117-89/pac-team-playoff-shaw.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340117-89/pac-team-playoff-shaw.html.csp">Pac-12 notes: USC corner’s injury story being questioned</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="2014-08-26T22:19:47.843-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The heart-warming story of USC cornerback Josh Shaw injuring himself while saving his nephew from drowning barely lasted a day before coming under scrutiny. Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian acknowledged Tuesday morning that the football program had gotten several calls "questioning the validity" of Shaw's narrative of how he sprained both his ankles, thus putting himself on the shelf for the start of USC's season. Shaw, a senior and team captain, was the subject of a Monday USC release describing 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> 58340117@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:19:47 MDT Golf: B.J. Staten keeps Utah Open trophy in the state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58332668-77/staten-utah-lashley-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58332668-77/staten-utah-lashley-open.html.csp">Golf: B.J. Staten keeps Utah Open trophy in the state</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="2014-08-24T22:45:35.903-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open is not the Utah professional golf tournament that B.J. Staten ever expected to win. He’s not giving the trophy back, either. Having lost access to the Web.com Tour that includes a stop at Willow Creek Country Club near his home in Cottonwood Heights, Staten found a place to play at Riverside Country Club and took full advantage of the opportunity Sunday. So maybe he needed three playoff holes and had to withstand Arizona pro Nathan Lashley’s last-chance p...</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> 58332668@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:45:35 MDT Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58296624-190/football-schools-uhsaa-winning.html.csp">Kragthorpe: UHSAA’s ‘Success Factor’ would boost downtrodden teams</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="2014-08-16T23:00:57.491-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having just introduced a sixth class of football to give more schools a genuine chance of winning a state championship, the Utah High School Activities Association now is considering realignment strategy that would reward losing. Yeah, that’s just what we need — tanking in prep football. That’s the extreme, cynical view of the proposal that would enable some schools to drop in classification and have a better opportunity of winning in the future. The “Success Factor” plan actually is creative, ...</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> 58296624@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:00:57 MDT Golf: Inbee Park wins LPGA Championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308920-77/park-lincicome-hole-major.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308920-77/park-lincicome-hole-major.html.csp">Golf: Inbee Park wins LPGA Championship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN KEKIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.286-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsford, N.Y. • With fireworks reverberating all around as the LPGA Tour marked the end of an era, Inbee Park soaked in the moment. “It definitely feels (like) a big honor to actually put my name on the trophy twice,” Park said Sunday night after winning the LPGA Championship in a playoff for the second straight time. “Just very happy to be part of history.” Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Park added another title to her impressive resume as the tour bade farewell to t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089202014-08-19T16:46:03.286-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.286-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308920@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Park repeats as LPGA champ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58307056-77/lincicome-park--10-270.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58307056-77/lincicome-park--10-270.html.csp">Park repeats as LPGA champ</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:38:01.986-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsford, N.Y. • Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three. On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit her second into the rough behind the hole. Lincicome hit her approach to the left fringe, nearly identical to her position on the final hole of regulation when she made a bogey to fall in the playoff. Lincicome chipped 6 feet past the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583070562014-08-17T22:38:01.986-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T22:38:01.986-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307056@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:38:01 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 Golf: PGA Championships that end with a par 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58267401-77/pga-par-hole-championship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58267401-77/pga-par-hole-championship.html.csp">Golf: PGA Championships that end with a par 5</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T23:24:16.895-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lousville, Ky. • The typical closing hole for major championships is a long, challenging par 4 that makes it difficult for someone to protect his lead with par. The most exciting closing holes are the par 5s. It’s rare to have two majors in one year that end with a par 5 — Pebble Beach and Valhalla in 2000, for example — and even rarer to have back-to-back majors end with a par 5. Royal Liverpool is the only links course on the Open rotation that ends in a par 5. There wasn’t much exciting at Ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582674012014-08-06T23:24:16.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T23:24:16.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267401@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:24:16 MDT Utah football: Were the 2004 Utes playoff-worthy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216694-77/utes-hanskat-utah-bowling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216694-77/utes-hanskat-utah-bowling.html.csp">Utah football: Were the 2004 Utes playoff-worthy?</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="2014-07-25T23:49:02.324-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would the 2004 Utah Utes have qualified for a four-team playoff, in this era of college football? Let’s just say that would have been a good test case for the new College Football Playoff committee. The Utes barely earned automatic inclusion in the Bowl Championship Series at No. 6 in the final BCS standings, determined by polls and computer rankings. For the Utes to have made the top four, the committee would have had to vote them above Texas and California, each with one loss, while evaluating...</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> 58216694@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:49:02 MDT