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Wearing only a towel after a postgame shower in the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds’ clubhouse, infielder Brendan Ryan walked into the manager’s office, wondering what kind of news he would hear. Told to catch a flight and join the St. Louis …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Dakarai Tucker will be honored on Saturday’s Utah Senior Night. He came when there wasn’t much going for Larry Krystkowiak or his program, and helped turn things around in a big way, Friday March 4, 2016. Group of ex-Utes leads Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament
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  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
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    Updated Jul 22 2016 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
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