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Geography undoubtedly played a part in Danny Ainge’s decision to bring the Boston Celtics to town for next week’s four-team Utah Jazz Summer League, considering his ties to the state. Beyond that element, these teams belong together. I remain intrigued …

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  • PCL baseball: Salt Lake Bees top Albuquerque Isotopes
    Salt Lake pounded out 16 hits Monday night and rolled to a 7-2 victory over Albuquerque. In front of 9,133 fans at Smith’s Ballpark, Alfredo Marte dro...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sacramento Kings' Jason Hart, right, goes up for a shot as New Orleans Hornets' Jackson Vroman, left, defends, in the second quarter of NBA basketball game being played in Norman, Okla., Friday, Jan. 13, 2006. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Former NBA big man Jackson Vroman, a Utah native, found dead in pool at 34
    Jackson Vroman, the son of a former Jazz player who played at Viewmont High and Snow College before an NBA and international career, was found dead in...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:34 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 13, 1974, file photo, Gary Player, center, and Peter Oosterhuis shake hands after the final of the British Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in Lancashire, England. Oosterhuis, 67, said on Monday, June 29, 2015, that he has early onset Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo, File) Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s
    Former British golfer and CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The 67-year-old Oosterhuis went public with the n...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Top 5 things your child will learn by spending time on a farm for a school year
    1. You reap what you sow If you plant a sunflower seed and expect a watermelon to grow you will be disappointed. Seems logical right? The problem...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 11:05 am   |     |   Share

    Jazz GM: 'Our best free agent ... is Alec Burks'
     The Utah Jazz could clear more than $16 million in cap space this summer, but that’s certainly no guarantee that they’ll make a major splash when the...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:02 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin players lift up head coach Bo Ryan as they celebrate their 85-78 win over Arizona in a college basketball regional final to advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles. Ryan said on Monday, June 29, that he will retire after one more season with the Badgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) College basketball: Wisconsin coaching legend Bo Ryan to retire after season
    Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tourn...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April, 2015 file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade walks off the court after missing a last-second shot against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Wade has until the end of Monday, June 29 to tell the Miami Heat if he'll accept a $16.1 million offer for next season or become a free agent. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) NBA notes: Dwyane Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat
    Miami • Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. The three-time champion and 11-time ...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. keeper Hope Solo covers the ball after making a save against China during the second half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Women’s World Cup soccer: U.S. goalie Solo meets her match vs. Germany’s Angerer
    Montreal • The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepe...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
    Commitment from Texas WR/CB Jay Griffin puts cherry on top of Utah’s camp season
    Utah’s staff ran a dozen camps this month, including six of the so-called satellite camps that are all the rage, and held their final staff meeting of...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake Bees manager Dave Anderson watches the game against Albuquerque at Smith's Ballpark Friday June 26, 2015. PCL baseball: Managing is always a late-night job for Bees’ Anderson
    When a Salt Lake Bees game ends, manager Dave Anderson’s job continues. Whether it’s informing one of the Los Angeles Angels’ top Triple-A prospects h...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 06:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake: RSL announces its CONCACAF Champions League schedule
    The holes in Real Salt Lake’s schedule have been filled. On Monday, the club announced the official dates for its return to the CONCACAF Champions Lea...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Gordon Hayward is defended by Celtics forward Jae Crowder in the first half of an NBA basketball game at EnergySolutions in Salt Lake City, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Kragthorpe: Rebuilding tracks of Jazz, Celtics will converge at ESA
    Geography undoubtedly played a part in Danny Ainge’s decision to bring the Boston Celtics to town for next week’s four-team Utah Jazz Summer League, c...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pac-12: Stanford leads 1-2-3 finish in Directors' Cup
    It hardly qualifies as news that Stanford won another Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for all-around athletic success. After all, the Cardi...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • This day in Salt Lake City’s PCL history: June 29
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. June 29,...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Real Salt Lake 
Sebastian Saucedo, pictured here with RSL president Bill Manning (left) and former general manager Garth Lagerwey (right) signed with the club on July 19, signaling the first-ever Utah product to be signed by RSL. The 17-year-old Park City resident has spent the last two years at the club's Arizona-based Academy in Casa Grande, Ariz. Real Salt Lake: Contract of RSL president Bill Manning expires Tuesday
    The four-year extension Bill Manning signed in Octover 2011 expires Tuesday, making the longtime Real Salt Lake president the latest RSL mainstay whos...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golf: Bubba Watson hangs on for extra-hole victory at Travelers Championship
    Cromwell, Conn. • Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff. The long-driving lefty made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Sunday to outl...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz to talk to Neto, see if there’s NBA interest
    A few days before free agency, the Utah Jazz continue to look for ways to improve their team. Raul Neto could factor into this. The Jazz will have ...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • Racing: Josh Hayes sweeps Superbike races at Miller Motorsports Park
    Tooele • Four-time Superbike champ Josh Hayes swept to a double victory during the MotoAmerica Superbike Challenge on Sunday at Miller Motorsports Par...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tennis: World’s No. 1 Djokovic looks for a rebound at Wimbledon
    London • After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his opening matc...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wyoming Downs: Favored Ziva the Diva scores easy win
    Evanston, Wyo. • Favored Ziva the Diva took the lead out of the starting gate and rolled to an easy 3 1/4-length win Sunday in the $7,500 allowance fe...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 07:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Utes pick up commitment from 6’2, 325-pound JUCO DT David Fangupo
    You’re about as likely to have watched his high school highlight tape as that of any recruit in the nation. That’s because David Fangupo was a sensati...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 07:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Kyle Busch (18) leads Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, through Turn 2 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. Busch won the race. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) NASCAR: Kyle Busch captures checkered in Sprint Cup series; brother Kurt is second
    Sonoma, Calif. • Kyle Busch’s comeback from serious injuries suffered a day before the season-opener now includes a victory. Busch won Sunday on the r...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Hidden Gems: Five off-the-beaten path golf courses worth playing
    Trust somebody who has played them all, as I detailed two years ago upon completing a 25-year quest to get humbled by every single golf course in Utah...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Tyler DeLoach Salt Lake Bees: Garneau’s homers lead Albuquerque past Salt Lake
    Albuquerque’s Dustin Garneau hit two home runs Sunday, leading the Isotopes to an 8-3 win over Salt Lake at Smith’s Ballpark. The Bees took a 3-1 lead...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • PCL: Cron’s bat, Wilk’s arm push Bees to a rare consecutive win
    C.J. Cron doubled, homered and drove in three runs Saturday night, leading Salt Lake to an 8-6 victory over Albuquerque. Adam Wilk pitched five strong...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, left, battles for the ball with D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell during second-half MLS soccer game action in Toronto on Saturday, June 27, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP ) MANDATORY CREDIT MLS roundup: Vancouver snaps New England’s home winning streak
    Octavio Rivero scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps snapped the New England Revolution’s 17-game home unbeaten stre...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brian Harman tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Golf: Harman leads by 1 at Travelers Championship; Langer, Maggert at U.S. Senior Open
    Cromwell, Conn. • Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL notes: Panel denies RSL’s appeal of Morales’ red card
    Sandy • Jeff Cassar, Craig Waibel and much of the Real Salt Lake braintrust broke down the footage of the red card shown to Javier Morales on Wednesda...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wyoming Downs: About to Fire rolls to victory at Wyoming Downs
    Evanston, Wyo. • About to Fire broke sharply under jockey Jesus Valenzuela and raced to victory Saturday in the $9,250 Wasatch Quarter Horse Stakes at...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Women’s World Cup: Japan beats Australia to keep hopes for repeat alive
    Edmonton, Alberta • Mana Iwabuchi scored during a scramble in front in the 87th minute, and defending champion Japan beat Australia 1-0 on Saturday in...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) grimaces as the game slips out of reach during second half action in the University of Utah versus Duke University Sweet 16 game in the 2015 NCAA Menís Basketball Championship Regional Semifinal game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Friday, March 27, 2015. Utah basketball: Utes in summer conditioning mode
    Last year, Brandon Taylor checked in at 167 pounds on the Runnin’ Utes roster. Last week, Taylor reached a new max for his squat — twice that weight. ...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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