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(Ted S. Warren | AP Photo) In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Angels by the New York Yankees on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.

With elbow injury behind him, Bees pitcher Parker Bridwell is shooting for a return to Angels

By Christopher Kamrani | July 16, 2019, 5:04 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Valley University basketball coach Mark Madsen talks with team forward Fardaws Aimaq on Monday, July 1, 2019. Madsen chose to trade in life with the L. A. Lakers for life as Utah Valley University's mens' basketball head coach.

Why Mark Madsen traded the fast-paced Lakers lifestyle to coach Utah Valley University

By Christopher Kamrani | July 8, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune photo illustration)  As Salt Lake City pursues hosting another Olympic Winter Games, possibly in 2030 or 2034, the Olympic movement and its athletes are increasing worried about the threat climate change poses to winter sports — and to humanity.

How climate change could impact — and even help — Salt Lake City’s bid to host another Winter Olympics

By Tony Semerad | Christopher Kamrani | July 6, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) l-r Neuroworx physical therapist Ashlyn Rittmanic works with Stak Afatasi as he works to roll himself into a seated position on his left side under the encouragement of his sisters Amaya, 14, and Justice, 21 on Friday. Audrick “Stak” Afatasi is fighting to regain movement in his lower body after being paralyzed at a trampoline park on March 15, 2019.

‘Stak’ staying strong: A former Kearns football captain and Homecoming King is adjusting to life after accident left him paralyzed

By Christopher Kamrani | June 29, 2019, 12:01 a.m.

(Photo courtesy Jay Drowns / UVU Marketing: Utah Valley University's Taylor LaMont (right) against the North Dakota State University Bison in the Lockhart Arena on the UVU Campus in Orem, Utah on Friday, Dec. 14, 2017.

UVU wrestler Taylor LaMont wants to represent the U.S. on the grandest stage, at the Tokyo Olympics

By Christopher Kamrani | June 26, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, center, and members of Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Xu Jinquan/Pool via AP)

Salt Lake looks to 2030 or 2034 following Italy’s winning 2026 Winter Olympics bid

By Christopher Kamrani | June 24, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Longtime University of Utah sports SID Liz Abel is retiring after 36 years on the job. After decades of organizing interviews and portrait photos, Abel discussed how her job changed over the years as the rise in college athletics transformed the university and the city and how she went from hoping more people covered the Utes in the 1980s and ’90s to the SID department dealing with loads of reporters on a daily basis.

Longtime Utah sports information director Liz Abel is retiring. College athletics — and her job — changed monumentally during her tenure.

By Christopher Kamrani | June 23, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Dale Murphy, media man: Former Atlanta Brave great and Alpine resident, talks about becoming a columnist for The Athletic and co-hosting a sports podcast with ESPN 700's Bill Riley.

Dale Murphy has opinions. And at 63, the former MLB great is sharing a lot of them as a media pundit and podcaster.

By Christopher Kamrani | June 23, 2019, 4:58 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Salt Lake Bees GM and president Marc Amicone poses for a photo in a suite at Smith's Ballpark on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as he recalls great memories. The Bees are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ballpark, which opened in April 1994. Amicone is in his 15th year as GM of the Bees.

As Smith’s Ballpark hits its 25th year, the memories come fast and furious for Bees president and baseball lifer Marc Amicone

By Christopher Kamrani | June 9, 2019, 1:43 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of National Football League) Sam Gordon, a Herriman High Student and girls' football advocate, taunts San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman in the National Football League's NFL 100 ad, which aired during Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.

Onetime phenom Sam Gordon is determined to make lasting change as Title IX lawsuit for girls’ tackle football moves forward

By Christopher Kamrani | June 7, 2019, 4:27 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Former BYU football great Larry Carr in South Jordan on Wednesday May 29, 2019.

BYU Hall of Famer Larry Carr neared a tipping point in life. Then he discovered a treatment that could help save those with potential CTE.

By Christopher Kamrani | June 2, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young forward Yoeli Childs (23) celebrates with the Deseret First Duel Trophy in basketball action in the Beehive Classic, between against the Brigham Young Cougars and Utah Utes, a the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Saturday December 8, 2018.

Yoeli Childs explains why he’s returning for his senior year: ‘I just want to go all out, and make something special happen for BYU’

By Christopher Kamrani | May 31, 2019, 5:29 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies center Neemias Queta (23) controls the ball, as Weber State Wildcats forward Michal Kozak (11) defends, in basketball action in the Beehive Classic, between against the Utah State Aggies and Weber State Wildcats, a the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Saturday December 8, 2018.

Utah State center Neemias Queta pulling out of the NBA Draft, returning to USU for at least one more season

By Christopher Kamrani | May 28, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Nitro World Games) The annual Nitro World Games are scheduled to return to Utah this summer at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele.

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro World Games are returning to Utah this summer

By Christopher Kamrani | May 22, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Professional Fighters League) Former UVU wrestler turned pro MMA fighter Ramsey Nijem (left), shown here during a PFL fight in Chicago in July 2018, is back for another season in the PFL. Nijem, who lives full-time in Salt Lake City, also runs an MMA gym called The Pit SLC.

Raised both Muslim and LDS, Utah’s Ramsey Nijem is ready for his big MMA moment

By Christopher Kamrani | May 23, 2019, 3:06 a.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  Damian Lillard in 2011.

Damian Lillard was shaped by his Oakland roots, but it was his years at Weber State that transformed him into a superstar

By Christopher Kamrani | May 20, 2019, 3:27 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Utah State Athletics)  Utah State Athletic Director John Hartwell has steered the Aggies to their best combined football and men's basketball seasons in school history. Now, the USU AD says he wants more.

After perhaps the best year in Utah State athletics history, what is AD John Hartwell going to do for an encore? Just watch, he says

By Christopher Kamrani | May 22, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune  Utes linebacker Chase Hansen (22) and Utes defensive back Marquise Blair (13) looks to tackle Arizona Wildcats quarterback Jamarye Joiner (10)as the University of Utah hosts the Arizona Wildcats at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Friday Oct. 12, 2018.

Saints waive former Utes star Chase Hansen, sign Utah prep products Elliss and Gustin

By Christopher Kamrani | May 10, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Utah Utes center Jayce Johnson (34) and Utah Utes guard Sedrick Barefield (2) celebrate as at the Utes call time out with a big lead late in the game, in PAC-12 action between Utah Utes and Arizona Wildcats at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Thursday, Feb. 14. 2019

More changes coming for Runnin’ Utes as Jayce Johnson reportedly headed to Marquette, Brandon Morley transferring to UVU

By Christopher Kamrani | May 8, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Tony Finau reacts after his putt on the 13th hole during the third round for the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tony Finau, Utah Sports Commission teaming up to host Finau’s annual Golf Classic pro-am this June

By Christopher Kamrani | May 8, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder prior to Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Rockets in Salt Lake City, Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Why might free agents actually join the Utah Jazz? They love coach Quin Snyder.

By Christopher Kamrani | May 6, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Jae Crowder of the Utah Jazz speaks with the media following their season-ending game at the team practice facility on Thursday, April 25. 2019.

Jae Crowder plans to work this summer as a free agent recruiter for the Utah Jazz

By Christopher Kamrani | April 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz speaks with the media following their season-ending game at the team practice facility on Thursday, April 25. 2019.

Donovan Mitchell knows there’s another level he needs to get to. He’s going to spend the offseason preparing to make that jump.

By Christopher Kamrani | April 25, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45)  gets instructions from Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, in NBA Playoffs between the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets in Salt Lake City, Monday, April 22, 2019.

‘We know who we are’: After the Jazz finally landed a haymaker on Houston, how do they keep the momentum going in another elimination game?

By Christopher Kamrani | April 23, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Jazz’s Royce O’Neale draws the toughest assignment in the postseason — trying to make life tough for James Harden

By Christopher Kamrani | April 23, 2019, 3:26 a.m.