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: 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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 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 Golf: Rose wins playoff at Congressional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58130338-77/rose-hole-284-125125.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58130338-77/rose-hole-284-125125.html.csp">Golf: Rose wins playoff at Congressional</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T23:05:02.767-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 11:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bethesda, Md. • Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way one hole early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff Sunday over Shawn Stefani. Tied for the lead as he played the 18th hole at Congressional, Rose tried to hit through two trees left of the fairway and overturned the shot. It ran down a bank and into the water, and he had to hole a 15-foot bogey putt just to stay in the game. That proved to be the biggest shot he hit all day. Behind him, Stefani made bogey on the 17th and narr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581303382014-06-29T23:05:02.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-29T23:05:02.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58130338@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:05:02 MDT