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Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty. Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58221740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:02 MDT NFL notes: Ravens RB Rice suspended two games for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221493-77/rice-camp-blackmon-yards.html.csp Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... 58221493@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:17:02 MDT Tour de France: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221763-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... 58221763@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:16:01 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217392-77/open-round-tgc-tour.html.csp Television Canadian Football League • Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 18, 6 a.m., NBCSN Golf • European PGA Tour, Russian Open, 6 a.m., TGC • LPGA, International Crown, first round, 9:30 a.m., TGC • The Senior British Open Championship, first round, 10 a.m., ESPN2 • PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, 2 p.m., TGC MLB • San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 6 p.m., WGN Soccer • International Champions Cup, Olympiakos vs. AC Milan, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • MLS, Montreal at ... Television Canadian Football League • Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 18, 6 a.m., NBCSN Golf • European PGA Tour, Russian Open, 6 a.m., TGC • LPGA, International Crown, first round, 9:30 a.m., TGC • The Senior British Open Championship, first round, 10 a.m., ESPN2 • PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, 2 p.m., TGC MLB • San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 6 p.m., WGN Soccer • International Champions Cup, Olympiakos vs. AC Milan, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • MLS, Montreal at ... 58217392@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o... U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o... 58217968@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Tour de France: Playful Pole wins 17th stage, as overall leader Nibali marches on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218082-77/stage-france-majka-tour.html.csp Pla’d’adet, France • On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride in the mountains on France’s border with Spain was more serious. “The Shark” nibbled yet more seconds away from several of his closest challengers, and the yellow jersey that he has worn for all but two ... Pla’d’adet, France • On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride in the mountains on France’s border with Spain was more serious. “The Shark” nibbled yet more seconds away from several of his closest challengers, and the yellow jersey that he has worn for all but two ... 58218082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Bulls dominate in second round at Days of ’47 Rodeo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218126-77/elliott-texas-seconds-bull.html.csp Going back to the days of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, the Bulls have always enjoyed success at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-legged kind fared well Wednesday night, too. Only three of the 11 cowboys competing in Round 2 of the $246,998 Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed their eight-second bull ride, although one of them claimed second place in the overall standings. Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, Texas, scored 83 aboard a bull named Power Time to position himself for a big paycheck in Salt Lake City. Wi... Going back to the days of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, the Bulls have always enjoyed success at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-legged kind fared well Wednesday night, too. Only three of the 11 cowboys competing in Round 2 of the $246,998 Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed their eight-second bull ride, although one of them claimed second place in the overall standings. Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, Texas, scored 83 aboard a bull named Power Time to position himself for a big paycheck in Salt Lake City. Wi... 58218126@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Friday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221522-77/tape-open-practice-tgc.html.csp Television — Auto racing • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Diabetes 250, 6:30 a.m.; final practice, 8:30 a.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for The John Wayne Walding 400, 9:30 a.m., FS1 • Formula One, practice for Hungarian Grand Prix, 10 a.m. (tape), NBCSN • United SportsCar Championship, Brickyard Grand Prix, 5 p.m. (tape), FS1 Boxing • Welterweights, Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott, 7 p.m., ESPN2 • Super featherweights, Wanzell Ellison vs. Tony Lewis; welterweights, Cecil... Television — Auto racing • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Diabetes 250, 6:30 a.m.; final practice, 8:30 a.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for The John Wayne Walding 400, 9:30 a.m., FS1 • Formula One, practice for Hungarian Grand Prix, 10 a.m. (tape), NBCSN • United SportsCar Championship, Brickyard Grand Prix, 5 p.m. (tape), FS1 Boxing • Welterweights, Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott, 7 p.m., ESPN2 • Super featherweights, Wanzell Ellison vs. Tony Lewis; welterweights, Cecil... 58221522@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s new CEO hopes to extend run of success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221789-77/shaw-ussa-association-ceo.html.csp Park City • Sage Kotsenburg joked, as he typically does, his spiffy ESPY Award seated to right. Freeskier David Wise leapt out of his chair as he described his gold-medal run. Alpine megastar Ted Ligety went into the intricacies of how he gained speed toward his second Olympic gold medal. In the back, behind the 200-plus partners and trustees of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), sat a man tasked with implementing his style of change within an organization that produced 17 medalists... Park City • Sage Kotsenburg joked, as he typically does, his spiffy ESPY Award seated to right. Freeskier David Wise leapt out of his chair as he described his gold-medal run. Alpine megastar Ted Ligety went into the intricacies of how he gained speed toward his second Olympic gold medal. In the back, behind the 200-plus partners and trustees of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), sat a man tasked with implementing his style of change within an organization that produced 17 medalists... 58221789@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Salt Lake Bees’ offense explodes against Reno Aces, 12-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218091-77/bees-lake-salt-aces.html.csp C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... 58218091@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221392-77/wiggins-love-cleveland-cavs.html.csp Cleveland • Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former ... Cleveland • Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former ... 58221392@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT NFL notes: Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217730-77/bowlen-broncos-elway-pat.html.csp Englewood, Colo. • Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disea... Englewood, Colo. • Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disea... 58217730@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220080-77/blackmon-games-arrested-jaguars.html.csp Jacksonville, Fla. • Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a “heavy smell of marijuana” coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted ha... Jacksonville, Fla. • Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a “heavy smell of marijuana” coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted ha... 58220080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220117-77/rice-game-ravens-baltimore.html.csp Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... 58220117@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221035-77/yards-110-142-amet.html.csp Glenmoor. Kevin Pedersen. No. 16, 142 yards, 6-iron. With Jon Hubbard and Mitch Peterson Forest Dale. Greg Chazen. No. 8, 110 yards, pitching wedge. With Guy Perkins, Tina Parker and Jim Berger Glenmoor. Kevin Pedersen. No. 16, 142 yards, 6-iron. With Jon Hubbard and Mitch Peterson Forest Dale. Greg Chazen. No. 8, 110 yards, pitching wedge. With Guy Perkins, Tina Parker and Jim Berger 58221035@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220811-77/police-sanders-assault-meander.html.csp Austin, Texas • Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to “get their story straight” and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to ... Austin, Texas • Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to “get their story straight” and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to ... 58220811@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-utah-wilson.html.csp Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but @CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his tho... Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but @CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his tho... 58221574@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:49:27 MDT Monson: Grandma was wrong, college football cheaters do win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216126-77/rules-college-cheating-monson.html.csp “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” Sophocles Yeah, so, Sophocles never played in the SEC. If he did, he’d be failing with honor a whole lot, all the way to the bottom of the standings. Honor in college sports, these days, is down five touchdowns to Machiavelli. When money is on the barrel, jacking a few rules en route pretty much seems like a reasonable casualty. Not endorsing that, just stating it as an unfortunate fact. Most of us had to nod in agreement the othe... “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” Sophocles Yeah, so, Sophocles never played in the SEC. If he did, he’d be failing with honor a whole lot, all the way to the bottom of the standings. Honor in college sports, these days, is down five touchdowns to Machiavelli. When money is on the barrel, jacking a few rules en route pretty much seems like a reasonable casualty. Not endorsing that, just stating it as an unfortunate fact. Most of us had to nod in agreement the othe... 58216126@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:46 MDT Pac-12 Media Days Live: Day Two http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58219861-77/pac-matthew-piper-state.html.csp Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. MacIntyre, Riley weigh in on what Whittingham calls the “moving target” in the Pac-12 Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre and Oregon State’s Mike Riley agreed with Utah’s Kyle Whittingham that the Pac-12 isn’t getting any easier. MacIntyre said it’s a matter of solid quarterback play. Riley mused that it was because many of the conference’s coaches — Mike Leach, Todd Graham, Ric... Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. MacIntyre, Riley weigh in on what Whittingham calls the “moving target” in the Pac-12 Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre and Oregon State’s Mike Riley agreed with Utah’s Kyle Whittingham that the Pac-12 isn’t getting any easier. MacIntyre said it’s a matter of solid quarterback play. Riley mused that it was because many of the conference’s coaches — Mike Leach, Todd Graham, Ric... 58219861@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:46 MDT Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly... If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly... 58220073@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:35:41 MDT