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He wants you to know kickers are people, too. But Andy Phillips is already more than a kicker. He’s the skier-turned-captain, a walk-on without much of a chance who battled to being a potential all-Pac-12 specialist. Fans call him “Automatic …

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  • Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones (3) reacts to having a goal waved off against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is left wing Eric Nystrom (24). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NHL: Forsberg, Rinne lead Predators over Oilers in OT
    Nashville, Tenn. • Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing th...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Top 25 college basketball: Badgers rally, eke out victory over Hoyas
    Paradise Island, Bahamas • Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsi...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) NFL notes: Anderson, Green spurring Broncos’ offensive game
    Englewood, Colo. • Just in time for nasty weather, the Denver Broncos have discovered a grinding ground game, thanks to C.J. Anderson’s arrival and Vi...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 09:15 pm   |     |   Share
    IHG: Great For Travel, Tourism…And Careers Too!
    Creating great hotels guests love, it’s the mission of the InterContinental Hotels Group. By achieving it, they hope to become the number one hotel co...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 03:09 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU basketball: Cougs say Aloha with another OT loss
    If you think BYU’s two overtime losses at the Maui Invitational hurt now, wait until March. Chances for wins over teams with top-100 RPIs don’t come ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) blocks a shot by Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Oklahoma City won 97-82. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Utah Jazz: Rebuilding Jazz’s bench struggling
    Oklahoma City • The shot itself was rather unremarkable. With just under two minutes to play in what would be a lopsided loss, Jazz rookie Dante Exum ...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State guard Darius Perkins (2) dribbles against Mississippi State guard Trivante Bloodman (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won 71-63. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Utah State basketball: Is Aggies’ depth an issue?
    Logan • Going into the season, Utah State coach Stew Morrill was concerned about his depth. Those worries are becoming reality. In Wednesday night's 7...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Texas-Pan American Broncs guard Elijah Watson (1) drives to the basket, defended by Utah Utes forward Jakob Poeltl (42) as the University of Utah Utes host the UT Pan American Broncs, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 26, 2014. Utah basketball notes: Loveridge tweaks hamstring, but is OK on his 21st birthday
    A night on the town wasn’t in the cards, said LaTrill Loveridge, after Utah beat Texas Pan American 85-48 on the day her son became of legal age. Not ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Alta’s Quinn Fabrizio becomes Utah’s third commitment in a week
    “Speech!” His future teammates chanted after Utah coaches introduced Quinn Fabrizio and announced his commitment at midfield after practice. Fabrizio ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 07:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah State: Aggies suffer OT loss to UC Davis
    Davis, Calif. • Utah State let one slip away Wednesday night. Josh Fox scored 23 points on 11-for-14 shooting and UC Davis posted an improbable 77-70 ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU basketball: Cougs lose another heartbreaker in Maui, fall to Purdue in OT
    For the second time in three nights, the BYU Cougars lost a heartbreaker at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, falling 87-85 to Purdue in overtime in...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • TribSports Radio podcast: Athletes are a lot harder to identify when the jersey is off
    Think you’d recognize a hall of fame athlete? Don’t be so sure. The TribSports Radio team of Ben Raskin and Kevin Winters Morriss gets together in Squ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU OL De’Ondre Wesley close to home for Cal game
    While most of the BYU football players are set to enjoy Thanskgiving tomorrow (the Cougars will practice in the morning, then get the afternoon and ev...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 01:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah State basketball: Aggies sign Serbian prospect Dusan Majstorovic
    Logan • Dusan Majstorovic, a 6-foot-4 wing player from Serbia and Lee Academy Prep School in Maine, has signed a letter of intent with Utah State. Maj...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Craig Gordon, an avalanche forcaster  surveys a slope near the Brighton Ski  Resort. photo: paul fraughton 4/12/05                               Recreation: Avalanche preparedness necessary in mountains
    It happens every year, doesn’t it? We get the first big dump of snow and drivers everywhere act like they’ve never driven in the stuff. Well, the same...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Arizona Wildcats running back Terris Jones-Grigsby (24) is brought down by Utah Utes defensive end Hunter Dimick (49) and defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei (93) as the University of Utah Utes hosts the Arizona Wildcats, college football at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City Saturday November 22, 2014. Utah football: Utes hope run defense rebounds in Boulder
    The last four games do not fit with the lore of Utah’s defense. Specifically, that Utah’s man coverage can be exploited on occasion, but that only a m...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ryan Petersen makes his position known as the University of Utah football team holds practice at Rice Eccles stadium on Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014. Utah football notes: Stubblefield talks about replacing Anderson, Patrick
    Utah wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield hasn’t had a ton of luck in his first year on the job. First, his group caught an extended case of the y...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 09:30 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. Capitol Building illuminated by the setting sun on the National Mall in Washington. Local organizers believe a major project such as the Olympics would be able to bring groups in the city together, even Republicans and Democrats. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) U.S. cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 Olympic bids
    Colorado Springs, Colo. • The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FIBA clears Australia of tanking at basketball World Cup
    Mies, Switzerland • Basketball’s governing body has ruled that Australia did not deliberately lose a World Cup game to delay playing the United States...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Harvard and Yale football teams compete in Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Harvard Stadium could be used as a venue for field hockey. The crux of the proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would harness the resources of the area’s 100 colleges and universities to keep the Games affordable and compact. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Boston wants to take Olympics back to school
    Boston • Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Anima...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 10:12 am   |     |   Share
    Utah football: Punter Tom Hackett a finalist for Ray Guy Award (with video)
    Updated Nov 25 2014 04:46 pm   |     |   Share