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In five years of Pac-12 membership, Utah’s baseball team went from worst to first. The basketball team finished second after once being second to last. The softball team has climbed from the bottom of the league to solidly in the …

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, foreground, hugs Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. The Warriors won 96-88. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NBA: After playoff collapse, Durant future is Thunder’s question
    Oakland, Calif. • As Stephen Curry dribbled out the clock in a raucous Oracle Arena, Kevin Durant could only stand and watch. The Golden State Warrior...
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates the team’s win over the Toronto Raptors with J.R. Smith, left, after Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Toronto. The Cavaliers won 113-87 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) NBA Finals: Rematch set as Warriors, Cavs to meet again
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NBA: Warriors battle way past Thunder, 96-88, to reach finals
    Oakland, Calif. • MVP Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the ra...
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  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Utah Arts Festival Opens with Free Day
    In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Utah Arts Festival is offering free admission on its opening day, Thursday, June 23. “We’re so excited abo...
    Updated May 25 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU baseball: Late-season struggles cost Cougars an NCAA at-large bid
    Despite going 37-17, spending the better part of half the season in the national rankings and winning a piece of the West Coast Conference regular-sea...
    Updated May 30 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) defends against Pittsburgh Penguins’ Phil Kessel (81) during the second period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett) NHL: Penguins defeat Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
    Pittsburgh • Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a c...
    Updated May 30 2016 10:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon’s Aaron Wise tees off in front of the leaderboard on the 13th hole during the first day of the NCAA college men’s golf championships Friday, May 27, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard) MANDATORY CREDIT Golf: Wise wins NCAA title as Oregon advances
    Eugene, Ore. • Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise bounced back from a tee shot in the water with a birdie putt and a ferocious fist pump, closing with a 1-ov...
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  • German so called blade jumper Markus Rehm attends a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Monday, May 30, 2016. Various scientists presented the outcome of an investigation if Rehm with his prosthesis has a technical advantage over able bodied athletes. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Paralympic jumper maintains Olympic hopes despite questions
    Cologne, Germany • Paralympic long jump champion Markus Rehm is still hoping to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite a scientific study’s...
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  • UTAH SPORTS
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah outfielder Dashawn Keirsey, Jr. (21) is safe at home on a two-run home run in the fourth inning as the University Utah plays Washington, NCAA baseball, in a series for the Pac-12 title at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Saturday May 28, 2016. Utah baseball: Freshman OF DaShawn Keirsey earns Pac-12 weekly honors
    The freshman who set the batting pace for Utah’s lineup — and showed his speed running the bags — this past weekend has been honored by the Pac-12 for...
    Updated May 30 2016 06:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this Saturday, May 28, 2016 photo, a disabled Palestinian woman takes part in a basketball training session for the territory’s first female wheelchair basketball team in the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. In 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross brought top U.S. coach Jess Markt. to Gaza to train local referees and coaches. Now, he is back to train players and organize tournaments between wheelchair teams. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) U.S. coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza
    Khan Younis, Gaza Strip • A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory’s first female wheelchair basketball team. “I think for G...
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates the team’s win over the Toronto Raptors with J.R. Smith, left, after Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Toronto. The Cavaliers won 113-87 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) NBA: All for one asLeBron, Cavs bond on path toward title
    Independence, Ohio • As they jumped around the locker room dousing each other with ice water and howling after earning their second straight trip to t...
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  • Mackenzie McDonald, of UCLA, raises his racquet during against Mikael Torpegaard, of Ohio State, in the final of the NCAA Division I men’s tennis national championship in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, May 30, 2016. McDonald upset top-seeded Torpegaard, 6-3, 6-3. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT College tennis: UCLA’s McDonald, Virginia’s Collins get NCAA titles
    Tulsa, Okla. • Mackenzie McDonald became the first player in 15 years to pull off a double national championship. About four hours after he upset top-...
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  • HIKING
    |  Courtesy Zion National Park   Portrait of the group standing before the first rappel of Keyhole Canyon on Monday, September 14, 2015.  Photographed from left to right: Gary Favela, Don Teichner, Muku Reynolds, Steve Arthur, Linda Arthur, Robin Brum, and Mark MacKenzie. Outside Magazine explores ‘the worst disaster in Zion’s 97-year history’
    The deaths of seven people during a September flash flood through a slot canyon in Zion National Park were the culmination of many factors, according ...
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  • Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi poses during the traditional winners photo on the start/finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 30, 2016. Rossi won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Auto racing: Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American
    Indianapolis • When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea what...
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  • Lacrosse: North Carolina tops Maryland, wins men’s NCAA title
    Philadelphia • After a 3-3 start to begin the season, North Carolina had a team meeting at a hotel in Massachusetts following a loss to UMass. That pr...
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  • Spectators shield themselves from the rain as the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Japan’s Kei Nishikori and France’s Richard Gasquet was interrupted because of the rain at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Tennis: French Open rained out for first time in 16 years
    Paris • Not so much the French Open as the French closed. For the first time in 16 years, unrelenting rain Monday washed out a full day of play at the...
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  • PAC 12
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    Five years after Gary Andersen sent freshman Chuckie Keeton onto the field as Utah State's starting quarterback in the season opener at Auburn, they a...
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  • Salt Lake Bees: BYU product Brugman helps Nashville sting Salt Lake
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  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe looks at the scoreboard as his team plays Florida State in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C. Former Wake Forest coach Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday, May 30, 2016. Grobe was named acting coach, with no mention of how long of a contract he will receive. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File) College football: Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe; AD McCaw resigns
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  • Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield sits on the shoulders of offensive lineman Isaac Asiata (54) while celebrating with the team after Utah defeated California 30-24 during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Kragthorpe: Year of the Ute? Not quite, but 2015-16 brings Pac-12 breakthrough
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  • HIKING
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Recapture Canyon, looking south from Recapture Dam, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Recapture Canyon, near Blanding is rich in archaeological sites, and has been a sore spot in the long-running debate about motorized access to southeastern Utah’s public lands. The BLM closed it to motorized use in 2007, and two Blanding men were sentenced in 2011 to pay $35,000 in fines for constructing illegal trails there. Utah Hike of the Week: Recapture Canyon near Blanding
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Provo, Utah company Vivint is the new naming rights sponsor for the former EnergySolutions Arena starting Monday, October 26, 2015. The Jazz will play their home games for the next 10 years at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Jazz officials say renovation project will be boon to local economy
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah celebrates winning it’s first Pac-12 baseball championship by defeating Washington 21-7, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Utah baseball: Utes will face No. 10 Ole Miss in NCAA regional Friday (with video)
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  • UVU baseball will face LSU in first ever trip to NCAA Tournament
    Utah Valley baseball has drawn LSU in the Baton Rouge Regional for the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. UVU will travel to face the Ti...
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  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi attends a friendly soccer match with Honduras in San Juan, Argentina, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera) High-profile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer
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  • Rob Reeder, of Hyde Park, reacts after former Utah State running back Robert Turbin showed up in his hospital room for a surprise visit on Friday.  Photo credit: Wade Denniston/USU Athletic Media Relations Kragthorpe: Robert Turbin, Tony Finau make fan-friendly efforts
    The circumstances were completely different, and considerably more effort was involved in one case. The common theme was professional athletes with Ut...
    Updated May 30 2016 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez celebrate after the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, May 29, 2016 in New York. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 4-2. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Baseball roundup: Dodgers stun Mets in ninth
    New York • Adrian Gonzalez snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single off suddenly struggling closer Jeurys Familia, and the Los Angeles Dodgers...
    Updated May 29 2016 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Martin Truex Jr. (78) crosses the finish line to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) NASCAR: Truex dominates Coca-Cola 600
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  • (FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press)   on Friday night, May 27, 2016, that the Jets made a three-year offer to Fitzpatrick in March that includes $12 million guaranteed in the first year. That has remained on the table for Fitzpatrick, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither side is commenting publicly on the negotiations. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File) NFL: Jets’ 3-year offer to Fitzpatrick reportedly for $24 million
    New York • While the contract stalemate continues, the numbers of the offer made to Ryan Fitzpatrick by the New York Jets are just beginning to emerge...
    Updated May 29 2016 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York Yankees’ Starlin Castro, right, celebrates his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi with teammate Brett Gardner, left, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 29, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Baseball: Castro’s 2-run homer only hit for Yanks in 2-1 win over Rays
    St. Petersburg, Fla. • For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit, Starlin Castro’s two-run homer off Odorizzi ...
    Updated May 29 2016 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
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