TOURNAMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TOURNAMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utes guard Kenneth Ogbe wraps up European Championships with Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58206901-59/ogbe-germany-tournament-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58206901-59/ogbe-germany-tournament-game.html.csp">Utes guard Kenneth Ogbe wraps up European Championships with Germany</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="2014-07-21T12:16:01.939-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While his teammates have been preparing for this coming fall with offseason restrictions, Kenneth Ogbe has gotten to enjoy some actual competition. The 6-foot-6 guard has been playing in Greece for the last two weeks, suiting up for his homeland of Germany in the U-20 FIBA European Championship. The Germans didn't fare terribly well, finishing 14th overall with a 52-47 loss to Russia on Saturday, but Ogbe had a few flashes of promise in his nine games for his country. Ogbe was a role player in 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58206901@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:16:01 MDT Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp">Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:17.02-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado Springs • The Mountain West Conference has announced a format change for its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Because San Jose State has been ruled ineligible for the postseason due to poor APR scores, only 10 teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled March 11-14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Under the updated format, the Nos. 1-6 seed will receive automatic bids into the quarterfinals. The opening round games will match the No. 7 seed against the No. 10 seed and ...</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> 58198764@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:17 MDT Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp">Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM ARMSTRONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • The marathon pitching exploits of Japan’s high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past. Japan’s High School Baseball Federation is considering introducing measures such as a tiebreaker and pitch counts limits in order to protect the health of the country’s future stars. New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, was a standout in Japanese high school...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581904222014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190422@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT Brazil’s upside-down Cup: Bad on the field, good off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184157-77/cup-brazil-scolari-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184157-77/cup-brazil-scolari-team.html.csp">Brazil’s upside-down Cup: Bad on the field, good off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:57:24.831-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup. Brazilians lost at what they were certain they would win — soccer — and won where so many expected failure — organization. For years, the country’s government has endured grueling criticism from FIFA over severely delayed stadiums. Leaders rode out a wave of protests last year over billions spent on the tournament despite poor public services. Foreign tabloids warned fans of man-eating snakes and violence, while domestic newspapers g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581841572014-07-14T22:57:24.831-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T22:57:24.831-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184157@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:24 MDT Scolari out as Brazil coach after WCup failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183987-77/scolari-brazil-team-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58183987-77/scolari-brazil-team-cup.html.csp">Scolari out as Brazil coach after WCup failure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TALES AZZONI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:06:31.779-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paolo • Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil’s head coach after the team’s failure to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday. Scolari had promised to win the tournament at home, but Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals after a disastrous 7-1 loss to Germany in the national team’s worst defeat in its 100-year history. Brazil also fell 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place match. Scolari’s contract ended after the World Cup and he handed over the comma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581839872014-07-15T17:06:31.779-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T17:06:31.779-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Netherlands’ remarkable campaign ended on a high note after Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the team a 3-0 win over Brazil in the third-place game on Saturday. “We can look back at a very successful tournament,” Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal said. “I’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581774632014-07-12T23:48:42.303-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-12T23:48:42.303-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177463@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:48:42 MDT Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp">Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:17:54.015-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Runnin’ Utes basketball program is as storied as any in the nation, with names like Peterson, Pimm, Gardner and Majerus echoing through college basketball’s coaching history. Behind 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Four appearances and one NCAA Championship, the Utes have had a host of legendary players as well. Here’s a ranking of the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time: 1. Keith Van Horn, 1993-1997, Small Forward Van Horn claims the top spot with the most decorated caree...</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> 58175130@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:17:54 MDT Reno-Tahoe Open finally lands title sponsor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166398-79/reno-open-tahoe-title.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166398-79/reno-open-tahoe-title.html.csp">Reno-Tahoe Open finally lands title sponsor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T14:46:02.719-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 02:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • The Reno-Tahoe Open has landed a new title sponsor and is changing its name to the Barracuda Championship under a four-year, multi-million-dollar deal with California-based Barracuda Networks Inc., tournament and PGA Tour officials announced Wednesday. The title sponsorship is the first the 16-year-old tournament has had since 2009, when it was played for two years as the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barracuda Networks specializes in computer data storage ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581663982014-07-09T14:46:02.719-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T14:46:02.719-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166398@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:46:02 MDT Tennis: U.S. Open singles champs to get record $3 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165572-77/million-open-singles-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165572-77/million-open-singles-increase.html.csp">Tennis: U.S. Open singles champs to get record $3 million</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">White Plains, N.Y. • The 2014 U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 percent from $34.3 million last year. The previous winners of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season — Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams — earned $2.6 million in 2013. Runners-up will get $1.45 million, an increase from $1.3 million. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581655722014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165572@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:15 MDT College hockey: BYU, Utah, USU, Weber to face off in Wasatch Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58161035-77/team-tournament-utah-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58161035-77/team-tournament-utah-cup.html.csp">College hockey: BYU, Utah, USU, Weber to face off in Wasatch Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.041-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College hockey bragging rights in the Beehive State can now be claimed, thanks to the formation of the Wasatch Cup, a tournament that will feature BYU, Utah, Utah State and Weber State. The debut of the annual tournament is scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2015 at the Salt lake City Sports Complex. The tournament site will rotate between the four school every year. The tournament matchups will be decided by the third ACHA West Ranking, to be released on Dec. 15. The highest-ranked team will play the ...</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> 58161035@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153842-77/brazil-neymar-germany-match.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153842-77/brazil-neymar-germany-match.html.csp">Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS LEHOURITES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.952-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belo Horizonte, Brazil • Even without Neymar, Brazil’s show must go on. The World Cup hosts, now forced to play without their injured superstar, will face Germany on Tuesday for a spot in next weekend’s final. Neymar fractured a vertebra in his lower back in Brazil’s quarterfinal win over Colombia, ruling him out for the rest of the tournament. But despite having to stay off the field, the 22-year-old striker with the dyed-blonde fauxhawk is still expecting Brazil to win its sixth World Cup titl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538422014-07-06T22:31:40.952-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.952-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153842@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Brazil’s roughness worries Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58155058-77/brazil-germany-neymar-fouls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58155058-77/brazil-germany-neymar-fouls.html.csp">Brazil’s roughness worries Germany</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NESHA STARCEVIC</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Porto Seguro, Brazil • Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with some of its hard tackling ahead of the World Cup semifinals and is urging referees to keep a closer eye on the host team. “I am all for a healthy hardness but some of Brazil’s fouls were over the limit,” Schweinsteiger said. “Brazilians are not only football magicians, hard tackling is part of their game — we have to be careful and so does the referee.” Brazil committed 31 fouls in its quart...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581550582014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:39.991-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58155058@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:39 MDT Neymar to miss rest of World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150321-77/brazil-cup-match-neymar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150321-77/brazil-cup-match-neymar.html.csp">Neymar to miss rest of World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TALES AZZONI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:49.89-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fortaleza, Brazil • Not long after celebrating another all-important win at the World Cup, Brazil was jolted by the loss of Neymar. The tournament’s poster boy with the dyed-blonde fauxhawk fractured a vertebra in his back during Brazil’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Friday. The injury has ruled the striker out of the rest of the competition, dealing a massive blow to the team’s chances of finally winning a World Cup at home. Brazil advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581503212014-07-04T23:21:49.89-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:49.89-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150321@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:49 MDT World Cup: Neymar, Rodriguez headline Brazil vs. Colombia matchip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147347-77/neymar-brazil-colombia-rodriguez.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147347-77/neymar-brazil-colombia-rodriguez.html.csp">World Cup: Neymar, Rodriguez headline Brazil vs. Colombia matchip</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TALES AZZONI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T22:50:11.207-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fortaleza, Brazil • Brazil striker Neymar and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez have led their teams to the World Cup quarterfinals, dominating the attention and the scoring. The 22-year-old stars will go head to head when Brazil plays Colombia on Friday, when only one will get the chance to continue his run at the tournament. Wearing the No. 10 jerseys, both have lived up to expectations so far, enough to be included in discussions about the tournament’s best players along with established sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581473472014-07-03T22:50:11.207-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T22:50:11.207-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147347@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:11 MDT World Cup: Klinsmann was right — U.S. not ready to win the World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58144647-77/klinsmann-million-cup-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58144647-77/klinsmann-million-cup-game.html.csp">World Cup: Klinsmann was right — U.S. not ready to win the World Cup</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="2014-07-02T22:33:03.775-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve been ranked 13th or 14th every month since September, which means their exit was pretty much at the stage it’s expected to be. “Clearly it gives you the message you have a lot of work still ahead of you,” the U.S. coach said Wednesday, a day after the 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time. From Wall Street t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581446472014-07-02T22:33:03.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T22:33:03.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:33:03 MDT Federer back into Wimbledon quarters for 12th time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58137088-77/federer-quarterfinals-lisicki-wimbledon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58137088-77/federer-quarterfinals-lisicki-wimbledon.html.csp">Federer back into Wimbledon quarters for 12th time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen Wilson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.847-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • With a dominant display of grass-court tennis, Roger Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Tommy Robredo in straight sets Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 12th time. The fourth-seeded Federer, who has not dropped a set in the entire tournament, overwhelmed the Spaniard 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in just over 90 minutes on No. 1 Court. He hit 11 aces, faced only one break point — in the final game of the match — and broke four times i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581370882014-07-02T17:19:05.847-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T17:19:05.847-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137088@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT World Cup: Brazil takes center stage in second round Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58125146-77/brazil-chile-colombia-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58125146-77/brazil-chile-colombia-saturday.html.csp">World Cup: Brazil takes center stage in second round Saturday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Trevor Huggins</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:33:29.924-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio De Janeiro • The second round of the World Cup gets underway on Saturday with host nation Brazil facing Chile and Colombia taking on Uruguay in an all-South American race to reach the quarterfinals. Brazil will be the first to play, in Belo Horizonte, and faces a Chile squad that has lived up to its pre-tournament expectations as a very good team that could cause few surprises. Colombia, which plays a Uruguay lineup that will be missing Luis Suarez, has also delivered so far on predictions o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581251462014-06-27T23:33:29.924-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T23:33:29.924-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58125146@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:29 MDT Team of the World Cup after the group stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123982-77/brazil-cup-goals-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123982-77/brazil-cup-goals-tournament.html.csp">Team of the World Cup after the group stage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE DOUGLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:33:30.905-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brasilia, Brazil • Imagine having World Cup standouts Lionel Messi, Neymar, James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben all in the same team. After two weeks and 48 group-stage games in what is widely considered the best World Cup in a generation, there are already some players who have shone above the rest. Below is a composite team of the tournament so far, in the heavily favored 4-3-3 formation, selected by writers covering the World Cup for The Associated Press • GOALKEEPER • Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581239822014-06-27T23:33:30.905-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T23:33:30.905-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123982@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:30 MDT World Cup roundup: Messi scores twice as Argentina beats Nigeria, 3-2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58115632-77/argentina-goals-messi-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58115632-77/argentina-goals-messi-cup.html.csp">World Cup roundup: Messi scores twice as Argentina beats Nigeria, 3-2</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T23:20:09.999-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Porto Alegre, Brazil • About a dozen Argentine fans couldn’t get enough of the smell of victory in the Beira-Rio Stadium, dancing and singing in their seats more than than an hour after their team beat Nigeria 3-2. They had good reason to celebrate. Once again Lionel Messi had put on a World Cup show with two goals, but this time his whole team — aside from a couple of defensive blunders — was part of the performance. In its third straight win, Argentina attacked with more flair than previously...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581156322014-06-25T23:20:09.999-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T23:20:09.999-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58115632@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:20:09 MDT Utah basketball: Utes toughen up schedule in 2014-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58095173-89/state-nov-schedule-jan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58095173-89/state-nov-schedule-jan.html.csp">Utah basketball: Utes toughen up schedule in 2014-15</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="2014-06-20T23:34:42.666-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Utah basketball fans who griped last season about a soft nonconference schedule, coach Larry Krystkowiak was listening. The Utes’ 2014-15 schedule, released on Friday, will be no easy stroll to conference play. Consider this 17-day stretch starting Dec. 3: Utah will host Wichita State, go to Provo to face BYU, fly to Kansas City for a date with the Jayhawks, then wrap up one of its most challenging segments at UNLV. For the Utes, the nonconference schedule now has the power to either for...</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> 58095173@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:34:42 MDT