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It’s official. The Utah Jazz are back to playing good basketball. Rudy Gobert had 20 points to go with 12 rebounds, and Dante Exum notched a career-high 12 assists as the Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 98-84 before an announced …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) keeps the ball away from Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8)during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gobert is getting there
    Spinning around Kenneth Faried with a wicked drop step for a bucket in the second half. Making a difficult catch on the run and finishing a Gordon Hay...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) spins around Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) on his way to the basket during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Kragthorpe: Jazz steaming toward finish line
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  • Prep softball: Tooele wins slugfest against Taylorsville
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    Experience the Ultimate Family Adventure in Utah
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  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU football: Notes, quotes and a quarterback update
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  • Boys’ soccer: Lone Peak beats Herriman in short-tempered game
    Herriman • Turning to celebrate Lone Peak’s second goal of the afternoon, Hunter Henry felt the impact on his back. He’d been struck with the soccer b...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 07:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Rodney Hood drives on Russel Westbrook in the first half of a game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Jazz notes: Coach hopes Rodney Hood’s injury woes will help later
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    Updated Apr 01 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) rises for a dunk during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. NBA: Utah Jazz win third in a row, beat Denver Nuggets 98-84
    It’s official. The Utah Jazz are back to playing good basketball. Rudy Gobert had 20 points to go with 12 rebounds, and Dante Exum notched a career-hi...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL
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  • FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball games on April 4 and 6, 2015. NCAA officials say they are troubled by the new law in Indiana that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians, and they Will Indiana law force 2015 women’s Final Four to relocate?
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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  • PREP SPORTS
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Jherremya Leuta-Douyere (43) pushes Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) out of bounds during first half play at the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Friday December 27, 2013. BYU was penalized for a late hit on the play. BYU football: Young ILBs gaining experience as starters sit out spring camp
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  • Workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis, Friday, March 27, 2015,  as they prepare to host the NCAA Final Four college basketball games on April 4 and 6. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Monson: Hoop schemes — how Mormons watch conference AND the Final Four
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  • BYU SPORTS
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Boys Basketball MVP Jesse Wade of Davis High School outside the Kaysville Theater in Kaysville, Utah Monday, March 16, 2015. Boys’ basketball: Davis’ Jesse Wade earns All-Tribune MVP
    Kaysville • The words “Defend the Tradition” grace the entrance to Davis High, celebrating the school’s 101 years. But they could also apply to Jesse ...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bountiful's Zac Seljaas (1) runs around Kearns' Kur Kuath (35) during the game at Kearns High School Friday January 30, 2015.   Boys’ basketball: All-Tribune Team
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) looks to pass the ball during the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday November 22, 2014. Utah football: Reps at a premium for Ute QBs
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  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) throws the ball against San Jose State during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) USU Football: QB Kent Myers getting time in a new spot for Aggies
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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