POINTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POINTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-team-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58413193-77/serbia-americans-team-tournament.html.csp">USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were put down as easily as their opponents. “It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup,” forward Kenneth Faried said. “Just because Le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584131932014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T22:32:46.509-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413193@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:32:46 MDT BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:22:19.821-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Along with being BYU’s best shutdown corner, senior Robertson Daniel is developing a reputation as the Cougar most willing to tell things like they are — often cutting through the cliches and trite expressions common in post-game interviews. For instance, Daniel took the blame for the Hail Mary completion on Thursday night that let Houston get back in the game against No. 25 BYU, a game the Cougars led 23-0 before giving up 15 unanswered points the last three minutes and 12 seconds of 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> 58407178@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:19 MDT Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T15:34:39.17-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pac-12 football teams will be in action for more than 12 hours continuously Saturday, from an 11 a.m. PDT kickoff at Oregon to a finish approaching midnight at Arizona. The schedule includes one FCS opponent, one conference games and a few potentially interesting contests, including one neutral-site game. A closer look: Wyoming at Oregon, Noon MDT, Pac-12 Networks After last week’s second-half surge to a victory over Michigan State, the Ducks have an easier test against Wyoming. The Cowboys d...</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> 58406190@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:34:39 MDT France upsets Spain 65-52 in World Cup quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399450-77/france-spain-65-52-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399450-77/france-spain-65-52-cup.html.csp">France upsets Spain 65-52 in World Cup quarterfinals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:32:58.614-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate to dethrone the United States in a possible final that would have been a rematch of the past two Olympic gold-medal games. But France defended well and rebounded even better to ruin Spain’s quest for a title for a second straight summer, aft...</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> 58399450@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:32:58 MDT U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394820-77/points-slovenia-americans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58394820-77/points-slovenia-americans-game.html.csp">U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. “We just stick to the program. We know it’s tough for any team to run with us for 40 minutes because of how deep we are and how hard we work on the floor,” Curry said. “I think we understand we didn’t make many shots in the first half but our defense was pretty solid and if we kept the pressure on them, things would open up.” They did. Quickly. Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Harden had 12 of his...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583948202014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:50.303-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58394820@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT Real Salt Lake: Forward corps suddenly an embarrassment of riches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385028-77/cassar-lake-salt-saborio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385028-77/cassar-lake-salt-saborio.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Forward corps suddenly an embarrassment of riches</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="2014-09-07T23:17:39.526-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • When Real Salt Lake’s early haymaker was eventually countered in the later rounds Saturday evening, Jeff Cassar looked down the end of his bench. There the first-year head coach saw his club’s all-time leading scorer and a shiny new Designated Player ready to make his RSL debut. Knowing full-well just how necessary a victory over FC Dallas was, Cassar threw on Sebastian Jaime. Nine minutes later, the decision was made to put on Alvaro Saborio. How many teams in Major League Soccer have ...</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> 58385028@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:17:39 MDT Basketball: Team USA trumps Mexico to advance to quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382324-77/game-curry-team-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58382324-77/game-curry-team-americans.html.csp">Basketball: Team USA trumps Mexico to advance to quarterfinals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barcelona, Spain • They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. Stephen Curry sure did. Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup with an 86-63 victory over Mexico. The Americans next play on Tuesday against Slovenia, which lost to the U.S. 101-71 in an exhibition game Aug. 26 in the Canary Islands. Cu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583823242014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:58.275-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382324@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:58 MDT LIVE analysis: Saborio scores seconds into return, RSL leads 2-1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58382921-49/rsl-dallas-findley-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58382921-49/rsl-dallas-findley-points.html.csp">LIVE analysis: Saborio scores seconds into return, RSL leads 2-1</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="2014-09-07T00:12:29.809-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • What was supposed to be a two-month hiatus tops turned into nearly a four-month absence when Real Salt Lake’s all-time leading scorer Alvaro Saborio broke his fifth metatarsal on May 29. The 32-year-old’s 118 days off the pitch for RSL is over with. The club’s all-time leading scorer is in the 18-man roster Saturday night against FC Dallas. This is Saborio’s first appearance with RSL since the 5-2 win at Houston on May 11. Also in the 18-man roster tonight against FC Dallas is new Des...</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> 58382921@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:12:29 MDT RSL notes: Nick Rimando stars in USMNT’s win in Prague http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58374501-49/games-rimando-rsl-spot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58374501-49/games-rimando-rsl-spot.html.csp">RSL notes: Nick Rimando stars in USMNT’s win in Prague</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="2014-09-07T00:12:44.277-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; On a squad filled with youngsters and first-timers, it was the elder statesman of the group who reminded the world why he’s still very much in an important conversation. Real Salt Lake’s &lt;b&gt;Nick Rimando&lt;/b&gt; starred in the second half of a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in Prague Wednesday keeping his name in the hat for the No. 1 keeper spot with the U.S. men’s national team. With incumbent &lt;b&gt;Tim Howard&lt;/b&gt; taking a year-long hiatus, Rimando and Asto...</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> 58374501@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:12:44 MDT 25 possible sites identified for Utah’s new prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58369700-90/prison-utah-commission-sites.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58369700-90/prison-utah-commission-sites.html.csp">25 possible sites identified for Utah’s new prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:19:46.282-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers and criminal justice leaders have narrowed down where they’d like to see Utah’s new prison — to a list of 25 possible sites scattered throughout six counties. Although these potential sites were not discussed in detail at Wednesday’s meeting of the Prison Relocation Commission, a list of criteria was finalized, and the commission’s priorities made clear, putting Utah well on track to have a final recommendation (or several) ready to present to the Legislature by January, consultants s...</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> 58369700@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:19:46 MDT Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58371104-77/points-game-group-americans.html.csp">Basketball World Cup: U.S. beats Dominican Republic 106-71</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. First, they had to take care of Bilbao. The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the Basketball World Cup with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic. Kenneth Faried, whose shooting percentage dropped after he missed three shots, scored 16 points for the U.S. DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench and added 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. The Americans wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583711042014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:18:31.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:18:31 MDT RSL notes: Fairpark stadium deal inches closer to reality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58365703-77/rsl-fairpark-dallas-stadium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58365703-77/rsl-fairpark-dallas-stadium.html.csp">RSL notes: Fairpark stadium deal inches closer to reality</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="2014-09-03T09:37:12.144-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s looking more and more likely that Salt Lake City will soon get a soccer stadium. The Utah State Fairpark announced Tuesday that its chair and vice chair will seek approval from the Fairpark’s board to begin negotiations with Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen for an 8,000-seat stadium to be the home of RSL’s minor league team starting in 2016. Fairpark executive director Michael Steele said in order for proposal to move forward, the 14-member board must give a unanimous green light when 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> 58365703@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:37:12 MDT World Cup basketball: U.S. routs New Zealand to remains undefeated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58366088-77/zealand-krzyzewski-points-anthony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58366088-77/zealand-krzyzewski-points-anthony.html.csp">World Cup basketball: U.S. routs New Zealand to remains undefeated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Mahoney</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. The U.S. response wasn’t nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball inside and outmuscle an overmatched opponent. Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday. James Harden scored 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583660882014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:07.406-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58366088@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364859-77/americans-points-faried-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364859-77/americans-points-faried-quarter.html.csp">Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:08.154-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday. James Harden added 13 points for the Americans, who will play two more games here before moving on to Barcelona for the round of 16. They face the Dominican Republic on Wednesday before wrapping up Group C play on Thursday against Ukraine. Two nights after having to rally from a halftime deficit and pull away in the four...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583648592014-09-02T23:31:08.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:08.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364859@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:08 MDT U.S. stock market turns lower in afternoon trading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58363992-79/percent-economy-stock-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58363992-79/percent-economy-stock-market.html.csp">U.S. stock market turns lower in afternoon trading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By matthew craft</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T11:38:09.167-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. stocks were mostly lower in early afternoon trading Tuesday even after news that the economy was gaining strength. The S&P 500 dipped back below 2,000 points as oil producers weighed the index down. Investors looked ahead to major events later this week. The European Central Bank holds a meeting on Thursday, and a key U.S. jobs report comes out Friday. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,057 as of 11:20 a.m. Mountain time. The Standard & ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583639922014-09-02T11:38:09.167-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T11:38:09.167-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58363992@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:38:09 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL escapes San Jose with point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58356829-77/rsl-jose-san-lead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58356829-77/rsl-jose-san-lead.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: RSL escapes San Jose with point</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="2014-08-30T23:46:33.797-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Clara, Calif. • These were the nights where Real Salt Lake had to snag points. There was no other alternative. So in saying its likely goodbye to a venue that has treated the franchise with soaring highs and disheartening lows, RSL escaped awkward Buck Shaw Stadium with a 1-1 result that keeps the club within striking distance as the regular-season calendar of Major League Soccer begins to dwindle. The task for needed points was made clear, which made the road point earned successful. Wit...</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> 58356829@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:46:33 MDT Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp">Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583591302014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359130@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:27 MDT Basketball: U.S. dominates Finland 114-55 at World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355851-77/finland-spain-game-finns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355851-77/finland-spain-game-finns.html.csp">Basketball: U.S. dominates Finland 114-55 at World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation. “We kind of talked a little on the bench a little bit, ‘Hey, everybody remember when we scored the last time?’” forward Kimmo Muurinen said. It was a long time. Almost an entire quarter. The Americans held the Finns without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of their title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Silencing the Fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583558512014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:32.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355851@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Jazz announce Toure' Murry signing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58347797-62/murry-nba-assists-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58347797-62/murry-nba-assists-games.html.csp">Jazz announce Toure' Murry signing</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="2014-08-28T23:33:26.378-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As we reported earlier in the week, the Jazz and guard Toure' Murry have reached a deal. But in case you doubted our sources, the team made it official Thursday afternoon, announcing the signing of the former Knick. As proof, we'll paste the full press release below:The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Toure’ Murry. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Murry (6-5, 195, Wichita State) played his rookie season with the New York Knicks, averaging 2...</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> 58347797@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT NFL fantasy plays: Back to draft board — who’s first? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347610-77/fantasy-draft-players-leagues.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347610-77/fantasy-draft-players-leagues.html.csp">NFL fantasy plays: Back to draft board — who’s first?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By OSKAR GARCIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.525-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day. It’s the main event — why you pore over niche websites, check trusted experts on Twitter and dissect projections on spreadsheets — everything goes toward proving you’re the best at picking which players will have the best performances, delivering you a fantasy title in Week 16 or 17 of the regular season. So who would you take at No. 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583476102014-08-28T23:33:26.525-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T23:33:26.525-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347610@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT