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For Duke, this is an expectation, predictable, old hat even. For the Runnin’ Utes who haven’t seen this round of the NCAA Tournament in a decade, the Sweet 16 is new, exciting and what many saw as the pinnacle of …

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Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) darts through an opening in the Georgetown defense during second half play. Utah defeated Georgetown 75-64 to advance to the Sweet 16 Position Preview: Utah vs. Duke
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  • New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) works in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) MLB: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewers
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  • NCAA West roundup: Arizona runs away from Ohio State
    Portland, Ore. • Arizona avenged one heartbreaking NCAA Tournament loss. One more win, and the Wildcats will get a chance to make up for another one. ...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Timpview's Jordy Espinoza (3) and Provo's Jonathan Ruvalcaba (21) go for the ball during the game at Provo High School Thursday March 26, 2015. Prep boys’ soccer: Gordon leads Provo over Timpview
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes running back Bubba Poole (34) runs past Idaho State Bengals defensive back Michael Berger (26) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles stadium Thursday August 28, 2014. Utah is winning the game 35-7. Utah football notes: WR Tyrone Smith, Raelon Singleton earn praise
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    Updated Mar 26 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • PREP SPORTS
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The University of Utah Utes practice on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: How the Utes match up with Duke
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The University of Utah Utes practice on the NRG Stadium court prior to their 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Utes need their best to topple Duke
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  • Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski signs autographs during a practice session for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Houston. Duke plays Utah on Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Utah basketball: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski full of praise for Utes
    Houston • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski praised the work of Utah's Larry Krystkowiak and the rest of the Utes during a news conference Thursday, but he c...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The University of Utah's Delon Wright signs autographs after practice at the NRG Stadium court prior to the Utes' 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game against Duke in Houston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah basketball: Dorell Wright keeping an eye on Delon, Runnin' Utes
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah senior Kaelin Clay runs the 40-yard dash during Pro Day at the Spence Eccles Field House, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Utah pro day: Clay, Ianu are among standouts in high-pressure workout (with video)
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor (44) takes a shot, as Utah Jazz forward Jack Cooley (45) defends,  in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. The Charolette Hornets, in Salt Lake CIty, Monday, March 16, 2015 Utah Jazz: Forward Jack Cooley signs multi-year deal
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  • BYU SPORTS
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Devon Sandoval runs back after scoring a goal during an RSL scrimmage at Soccer City in Draper, Utah, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Real Salt Lake: Devon Sandoval hopes struggles of 2014 are behind him
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  • CBS Sports Commentator Jim Nantz, right, shakes hands with retired professional golfer Jack Nicklaus after speaking at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, where Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal . (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Pierce: CBS’ Jim Nantz says Utah can upset Duke
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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