WILLIAMS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WILLIAMS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Tennis: Serena avoids bagel, then cruises at China Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58468086-77/def-6-4-6-3-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58468086-77/def-6-4-6-3-china.html.csp">Tennis: Serena avoids bagel, then cruises at China Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN BERGMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T09:17:48.155-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, pushing the ball back without much pace or direction and occasionally shanking groundstrokes several feet out. After only 15 minutes, she had already dropped serve three times and fallen behind 5-0. Just as quickly as she gave up such ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584680862014-09-29T09:17:48.155-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T09:17:48.155-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468086@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:17:48 MDT Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58459325-90/williams-utah-equality-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58459325-90/williams-utah-equality-gay.html.csp">Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T22:47:44.27-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last legislative session, Troy Williams was escorted out of the Utah State Capitol in handcuffs. Salt Lake’s “gay mayor” was protesting the Legislature’s refusal to hear a bill that would outlaw discrimination against people based on sexual orientation. For Williams, who for years has been known for his vocal — and sometimes radical — activism, it was just another day. But going forward, Williams said, he’ll be trying to trade in the handcuffs for handshakes and build bridges with legislators w...</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> 58459325@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:47:44 MDT Book review: Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58443149-223/williams-lahr-tennessee-stage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58443149-223/williams-lahr-tennessee-stage.html.csp">Book review: Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANN LEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T01:01:03.259-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway in March 1945, the actress cast as Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield got so drunk before the show that a bucket was placed in the wings so she could throw up between scenes. Seated six rows from the stage was the 34-year-old playwright, Tennessee Williams, who was struck by Laurette Taylor’s “supernatural quality onstage.” When the final curtain came down, the cast took 24 curtain calls to thunderous applause, and Williams, wearing a gray flannel ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584431492014-09-27T01:01:03.259-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-27T01:01:03.259-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443149@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT ’The Voice’ returns tonight with Pharrell, Stefani http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58442627-223/stefani-voice-pharrell-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58442627-223/stefani-voice-pharrell-really.html.csp">’The Voice’ returns tonight with Pharrell, Stefani</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE EVATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T14:45:57.89-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 02:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt. But the 44-year-old singer and fashion designer said joining the all-male coaching team on NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice” has tested her tolerance. “I have to say Adam (Levine) has really, you know, the bar has been risen with him. He is nasty and naughty and dirty and disgusting and he really has no filter. And it’s just really shocking,” Stefani jok...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584426272014-09-22T14:45:57.89-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T14:45:57.89-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442627@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:45:57 MDT Tennis: Serena Williams out in 2nd round at Wuhan Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58446154-77/williams-beat-open-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58446154-77/williams-beat-open-round.html.csp">Tennis: Serena Williams out in 2nd round at Wuhan Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T23:28:58.575-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wuhan, China • Top-ranked Serena Williams retired from her second-round match due to a viral illness at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year. Williams, playing her first match since winning the U.S. Open, had just converted a break point for a 6-5 lead and was clearly hot and bothered when she asked for treatment beside the court. She withdrew moments later and was helped from the court by a trainer. Cornet beat Williams at Dubai in February and had a third...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584461542014-09-23T23:28:58.575-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T23:28:58.575-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446154@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:58 MDT BYU football: Adam Hine’s early commitment paying off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394693-88/hine-byu-adam-lot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394693-88/hine-byu-adam-lot.html.csp">BYU football: Adam Hine’s early commitment paying off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:51:49.051-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Not many 16-year-olds know which road they want to travel in life. BYU running back Adam Hine was an exception. When he was a sophomore at Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Hine committed to the Cougars. After he evolved into an All-State football player and record-setting track star, Hine drew recruiting attention from other schools, including Utah and Stanford. But he stuck with BYU. “It felt right,” said Hine. “It was a quick decision, but it was something I really thought throug...</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> 58394693@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:51:49 MDT Serena wins 3rd straight U.S. Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58386323-77/williams-open-wozniacki-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58386323-77/williams-open-wozniacki-court.html.csp">Serena wins 3rd straight U.S. Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T23:17:03.554-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78. Williams earned $4 million, a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583863232014-09-07T23:17:03.554-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T23:17:03.554-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58386323@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:17:03 MDT Tennis: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki to play for U.S. Open championship Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383053-77/williams-open-wozniacki-final.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383053-77/williams-open-wozniacki-final.html.csp">Tennis: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki to play for U.S. Open championship Sunday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki — who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf’s Rory McIlroy — flew from Paris to Miami and hung out. They went to the beach, to a basketball playoff game — and put photos of the good times on social media. “Serena is a fun girl. She’s so nice to hang out with. Always makes me laugh and makes everyone around her laugh,” Wozniacki s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583830532014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58383053@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Cillizza: Former Virginia governor makes the wrong kind of history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378309-82/mcdonnell-governor-wife-cillizza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378309-82/mcdonnell-governor-wife-cillizza.html.csp">Cillizza: Former Virginia governor makes the wrong kind of history</a></h4>