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Provo • Thanks mostly to an ugly and embarrassing brawl at the conclusion of the Miami Beach Bowl that was at least escalated by his players, if not started by them, it has been a tumultuous and trying offseason for …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Taylorsville's Tashia Francom reacts as Hunter's Jennifer Burnham's home run hit sails over the fence. Taylorsville High School girls softball team defeated Hunter High School 7-6 during their game in Taylorsville, Friday, April 17, 2015. Prep softball: T-ville’s Boston busts Hunter’s comeback bid
    Although she was on the basepaths all game, Francine Boston technically was the only Taylorsville player in the lineup without a hit when she grabbed ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Highland's Miguel Morales came out of the game during first half play after he was injured by a blow to the brow. Bountiful came from behind and beat Highland 2-1, Friday, April 17, 2015. Prep boys’ soccer: Bountiful avenges loss to Highland
    After losing 1-0 to Highland earlier in the season on a goal by Danny Akok, Bountiful coach Lou Plank felt more than a little nervous when the same Ra...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall celebrates with players after a touchdown against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) BYU football: Bronco approaching future at BYU on a year-to-year basis
    Provo • Thanks mostly to an ugly and embarrassing brawl at the conclusion of the Miami Beach Bowl that was at least escalated by his players, if not s...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
    Living at City Creek: Drive Less. Live More!
    Imagine life without the long commute. Imagine never getting snarled in traffic jams again. Imagine saying goodbye forever to the lawnmower, the snowb...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • RSL
    Beckerman a go, Morales questionable ahead of showdown with Vancouver
    Sandy • <b>Kyle Beckerman</b> and <b>Nick Rimando</b> were back at training Friday, two days after playing in Wednesday night...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah's Kari Lee celebrates with teammates after performing on the balance beam during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championship, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Lee has a breakout meet for the Utes
    Forth Worth, Texas • Utah’s gymnastics team has thought all season that freshman Kari Lee could be a star in the making. Now the rest of the collegiat...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah's Georgia Dabritz spins through the air on her vault-attempt during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championship, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Georgia Dabritz battles back after early mistake
    Fort Worth, Texas • A rare mistake by a near-perfect gymnast cost Utah’s Georgia Dabritz a chance to claim a little piece of history. But even in disa...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This April 1, 2014,  file photo shows former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at an NBA basketball ball game in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. A hospital statement on Friday, April 17, 2015 says Abdul-Jabbar had the surgery on Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The doctor who performed the surgery, says the 68-year-old former NBA and UCLA star is expected to make a full recovery.((AP Photo/Danny Moloshok,File) Hall of Famer, ‘Airplane!’ star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery
    Los Angeles • Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. He had the surger...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Vikings baseball recognized in polls
    Pleasant Grove’s baseball team continues to garner national attention. The Vikings recently moved up to number five in CBS MaxPreps National Computer ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah's Kailah Delaney celebrates with teammates after performing on the balance beam during the NCAA women's Gymnastics Championships Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah gymnastics: Utes earn spot in Super Six for first time since 2012
    Fort Worth, Texas • High winds and a fast-moving storm here have led to numerous tornado watches over the past few days, but the weather gods aren’t t...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trev Mozingo  |  Utah Athletics

Kody Davis makes a throw from second base in a game against Cal this season. The junior has been on of the mainstays of this year's Utah baseball team (12-20), leading the team in on-base percentage. Utah baseball: Kody Davis not afraid to take a hit for the Utes
    The part of the brain that screams “flight,” that tells you to protect yourself, to avoid the threat — Kody Davis claims he’s learned to shut it off. ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • This day in Salt Lake City's PCL history: April 17
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. April 17, ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • RSL
    RSL coach Jeff Cassar says Kyle Beckerman doing fine following injury Wednesday night
    Sandy • Waiting to exhale? Go ahead. <b>Jeff Cassar</b> did late Wednesday night. Real Salt Lake’s coach confirmed Thursday after the c...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • Salt Lake Bees: Fresno picks up steam early to defeat Salt Lake
    The Bees showed up early, but they got left in the dust quickly on Thursday, losing to the Grizzlies, 5-4, in Fresno. Kyle Kubitza got things started ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prep baseball: Spanish Fork holds off Salem Hills
    Salem • Spanish Fork entered the season with booming expectations. Multiple media outlets projected the Dons to not only compete for a Region 8 title,...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Kicker Jon Halliday puts his leg into it as the University of Utah football team practices at Rice Eccles stadium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Utah football: After feeling too ‘old,’ walk-on Ho Ching is in the mix at DT
    Earlier this week, we learned that former Utah defensive line coach and walk-on recruiter Ilaisa Tuiaki found running back James Gray at Japan’s Wasad...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak reacts as the Utes expend their lead to 18 points with 7 minutes left in the game, in Pac-12 Basketball Championship action Utah vs. Stanford, at the MGM Arena, in Las Vegas, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Utah basketball: In radio interview, Larry Krystkowiak reveals his pitch to keep Jakob Poeltl
    It's the Runnin' Utes' version of “The Decision.” And Larry Krystkowiak wants to know the answer just as much as you do. The Utah men's basketball tea...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Prep boys’ soccer: Young Vikings edge Darts, 1-0
    Kaysville • Sometimes the elements help a team. Other times, bad weather such as heavy wind can prove disastrous. That’s why Viewmont sophomore Logan...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:01 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder answers a reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Utah Jazz’s season of progress yields big offseason questions (with video)
    There was a trace of regret from Utah Jazz management over not reaching the postseason. There was hope for future success, highlighted by optimistic w...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Thirteen teams commit to Tour of Utah
    A collection of 13 of the world’s best international and domestic men’s professional cycling teams have accepted invitations to compete at the Larry H...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU baseball: Cougars land prep All-American outfielder Kyle Dean
    BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood has had a big smile on his face this week. The third-year coach landed the biggest recruit of his short tenure at ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share

  • NBA players to be tested for HGH starting next season
    New York • NBA players will be blood tested for human growth hormone beginning next season. The league and the Players Association announced Thursday ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. The league announced its decision on Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension
    Minneapolis • Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissione...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • TribSports Radio podcast: Wrapping up Utah Jazz season
    We called in the experts to wrap up the Utah Jazz season and help figure out where the franchise is headed. Tribune Jazz beat reporters Aaron Falk, To...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mountain West to partner in Cayman Islands basketball tournament
    Logan • The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday it will partner with Global Sports Management and Caymax Sports LTD and sponsor a new college ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 06:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Georgia Dabritz competes on the floor for the Utes, in the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Huntsman Center, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Utah gymnastics notes: Dabritz’s award-winning ways continue
    Fort Worth, Texas • The NCAA Gymnastics Championships haven't even started yet, but already Utah's Georgia Dabritz is hauling in the awards. She has b...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • This day in Salt Lake City's PCL history: April 16
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. April 16, ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bees GM Marc Amicone juggles three of the hundreds of baseballs kept in the Bees' new humidor at Smith's Ballpark, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The humidor moistens the baseballs and keeps them from artificially creating high batting averages and inflating the home run totals of minor league players. Why the Angels asked the Salt Lake Bees to store their baseballs in a climate-controlled humidor
    The combination of high altitude and dry air has always made Salt Lake City a hitter’s paradise and pitcher’s nightmare. Fly balls travel farther, bre...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State President Stan Albrecht chats with Senator Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George in the hallways of the Utah Senate, Thursday, February 12, 2015. 
Utah State’s Albrecht ordered to appear June 5 in Paterno lawsuit
    Utah State University president Stan Albrecht has been ordered to appear at the Cache County Courthouse on June 5 to testify in a lawsuit brought by t...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James laughs on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Cleveland. James sat out to rest for the playoffs and the Cavaliers beat the Wizards 113-108. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Capsules for the NBA’s 1st-round playoff matchups
    A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs: ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 ATLANTA HAWKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 BROOKLYN NETS (38-44) Season ...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • NBA sets attendance record with nearly 22 million fans
    New York • The NBA has broken its attendance record by drawing nearly 22 million fans during the 2014-15 regular season. The league said Thursday that...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share