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During a particularly upbeat cabinet meeting not long after the Pac-12 invited Utah to join the conference, athletic director Chris Hill tried to sober U. leaders with the thought that they’d soon share the room with a coach who earned …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The University of Utah continues its progress on the new basketball facility next to the Huntsman Center with completion expected later this summer. The former men's basketball training court will soon become the women's as the wood floor acclimates before it is laid down. Five years after Pac-12 invite, Utes are still Power Five paupers
    During a particularly upbeat cabinet meeting not long after the Pac-12 invited Utah to join the conference, athletic director Chris Hill tried to sobe...
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  • FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, center, talks with Timofey Mozgov (20) and Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. Blatt was handed a star-studded team expected to win an NBA title, but not a handbook on how to get the Cavaliers to the top. For Blatt, who left his family in Israel to pursue his dream, the journey has been difficult with speculation about his future partly undermining his success. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) NBA: Cleveland Cavs center Mozgov has arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Top 5 things your child will learn by spending time on a farm for a school year
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  • JAZZ NOTES
    Utah Jazz's new draft pick Trey Lyles, right, speaks after being introduced while general manager Dennis Lindsey looks on at a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz added Lyles to the roster during Thursday's NBA basketball draft, but Lindsey’s work is not done yet. The Jazz could be active in free agency to make a push into the playoffs, but internal growth from a young roster is the key to taking the next step. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz: All quiet on the free agent front so far in Utah
    A wild start to the NBA’s free agency period has skipped over the Wasatch Front. The Raptors handed out big money to small forward DeMarre Carroll. Bi...
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  • Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, looks to pass as Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) NBA: Miami Heat now among clubs meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge
    MIAMI • A person with knowledge of the negotiations says LaMarcus Aldridge and the Miami Heat have spoken about his future plans, and that a formal co...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris saves the ball from going out of bounds as Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) NBA: Phoenix Suns send 3 to Detroit for pick
    PHOENIX • The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with k...
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  • NBA: Trail Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Damian Lillard
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  • PAC 12
    Pac-12: Delon Wright, Georgia Dabritz, Marcus Mariota among seniors honored
    Utah basketball player Delon Wright and gymnast Georgia Dabritz are among the 24 annual recipients of the Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal.  An outs...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:15 am   |     |   Share

  • Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) watches his 3-point basket sink as fans cheer with seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Dallas. The Mavericks won in overtime 111-101. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) NBA: Indiana Pacer’s $44 million deal is perfect fit for Monta Ellis
    INDIANAPOLIS • The Indiana Pacers got the shooting guard they coveted. Monta Ellis’ family found the welcoming community it wanted -- and the 29-year-...
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  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, grabs a rebound away from San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NBA: San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan tells paper: ‘I’ll be back on the court’
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  • (FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press)   that that free agent center Greg Monroe has chosen the Milwaukee Bucks over other big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke Thursday, July 2, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) NBA: Milwaukee Bucks land free agent big man Greg Monroe
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  • HIKING
    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Albion Meadow Basin, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hike of the Week: Albion Meadow Basin
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  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots in front of Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) NBA: Dwyane Wade chooses to stay with Miami Heat for $20 million
    MIAMI • After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him l...
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  • Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon
    London • On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his lefty forehand — and whiffed, whacking his...
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  • Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan  during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Wimbledon: Venus Williams nears Serena showdown
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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  • This day in Salt Lake City’s PCL history: July 2
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  • Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Jaime (23) and Portland Timbers' Liam Ridgewell (24) compete for a head ball during the second half of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. Real Salt Lake won 2-0. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Real Salt Lake: Slimmed-down RSL crediting solidarity for change in form
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  • (BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (left), with siblings Celeste, Jordan and Dexter.
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Quarterbacks Donovan Isom, left, and Adam Schulz, right, wait on the sidelines as Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson take reps at Utah football practice with pads on the baseball field, Thursday, August 7, 2014.
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  • Portland Timbers' Maximiliano Urruti, right, dribbles toward the goal as Real Salt Lake's Elias Vasquez defends during the first half during of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Real Salt Lake: RSL shuts out Portland Timbers in U.S. Open Cup round of 16
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  • NBA: Warriors, Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal
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  • FILE - In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. After all the speculation and intrigue surrounding Kevin Love's foray into the free agent market, the star power forward ended up right where he said he would all along _ in Cleveland. Love announced in The Players Tribune on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, that after his uneven first season ended with a serious shoulder injury, he is coming back to help LeBron James finish what they started together last season.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) NBA: Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency
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  • England's Josanne Potter, right, consoles Laura Bassett (6) after a 2-1 loss to Japan in a semifinal in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi
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  • Boston Celtics draft picks Jordan Mickey, from left, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton are introduced to the media at the Celtics basketball training facility, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Boston Celtics likely stuck in NBA purgatory despite bumper crop of free agents
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson poses for a portrait during media day press availability at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah, Aug. 4, 2014. Kragthorpe: Summertime is problematic for college football players
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