Lester, Kershaw rocked in Dodgers’ sweep of Cubs

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 9-4 on Sunday to sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since August 2012. Lester and Kershaw were rocked for 10 runs and 18 hits in a combined 7 2/3 innings of their first career matchup. The left-handers that own three World Series titles (Lester), three Cy Young Awards (Kershaw) and 10 All-Star nods failed to retire the side in order in any inning. Lester (3-3) gave up six runs and… Read More

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Gotta See It: Subban plays reporter at Stanley Cup media day

P.K. Subban flipped Stanley Cup Final media day on its head Sunday, getting behind the microphone to ask players the tough questions. After fulfilling his own media availability, Subban grabbed a mic and sought out some of his Nashville Predators teammates. His first victim … uh, interviewee … was Mike Fisher. “How does it feel to be the best looking player on the Nashville Predators, and probably in the league?” Subban asked a surprised but laughing Fisher. “Says who?” Fisher responded. “Says you or says my wife?” Says who? Uh…your wife, for one! https://t.co/tXBYEK5zZW — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 28, 2017 After more back and forth with the dashing Fisher,… Read More

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San Jose: Bacon festival back with new name, same bacon

SAN JOSE — For the lovers of processed pig meat, fans of what was once a morning side complementing an eggy or pancaked main order, there’s no wrong time or place for a bit of bacon. Or a lot of it. Sushi topped with bacon. Bacon on the cob. Bacon ice cream tacos and the “Elvis Goes To Heaven” — a cupcake with banana, chocolate, peanut butter and bacon. “It is unusual,” said Brian Vail, a purveyor of cupcakes who brings out the big bacon guns for the Baconland festival since its inception four years ago. “But for the bacon people, they can’t get enough and the more unusual the… Read More

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Indy 500 takeaways: Patience, perseverance pay off for Sato

The Indianapolis 500 victory that slipped away from Takuma Sato five years ago returned with a fury. Sato tried to make a risky pass on leader Dario Franchitti during the final lap of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in 2012, but the gamble didn’t pay off. The two cars made contact, knocking Sato into the wall and out of the race as Franchitti took the chequered flag. Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 was Sato’s time to shine. The 40-year-old from Japan fought his way back from the middle of the field following a problematic pit stop and pounced on the opportunity to snatch the lead cleanly from Helio… Read More

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Vernal police seek help to locate 3 missing men

VERNAL — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a trio of missing men who have not been seen since early last week. Jason Tilt, 36, Jacob Tilt, 29, and Robert Spoon, 33, were last seen Monday in Vernal in a black 2004 Chevrolet Silverado truck with a temporary tag. Family members are worried their cellphones have either run out of battery life or are turned off. According to police, officers and family members have been reaching out to known contacts in the Uinta Basin area with no luck. A national attempt to locate was issued as part of the welfare check. A reward has been offered. Anyone with… Read More

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Lendio offers leg up to new and growing businesses

DRAPER — Becca Grider and sister-in-law Lindie Royall have hit the small-business trifecta. The Utah women helped solve an inconvenience with a product people like in a manner that makes it almost effortless for anyone to become a customer. When the fast success of Draper-based Little Poppy Co., their online business that offers a subscription service for monthly delivery of children’s hair bows, threatened to overwhelm them, Grider and Royall leaned on another successful Utah startup. “We were growing really, really fast and having a hard time keeping up with production,” Grider said. “We started working with a company to helps us set up manufacturing overseas but needed capital to… Read More

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Wetlands field trip offers hands-on lesson for fourth-graders

LAYTON — Fourth-graders struggled to contain their excitement as they got a hands-on experience with many of the species they learned about during their school year. The Kaysville Elementary students were one of the last field trip groups recently to tour the marshy wetland shores of the Great Salt Lake before the end of the school year. For the students, it was a chance to enjoy the spring weather. For their teacher, Doralee Cox, the field trip was an opportunity to solidify some of the lessons of the school year. “We have already tested on it, but all of these kids love being out here,” Cox said. “This just kind… Read More

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Rob Shaw: Premier Horgan would face tough choices for his cabinet

British Columbia Premier John Horgan. Let that phrase sink in for a minute. Because by Wednesday, it could become the new political reality. B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver will decide by then which party his three MLAs will support in a future government. Neither the NDP (at 41 seats) nor the Liberals (at 43 seats) have a majority in the 87-seat legislature, meaning Weaver’s decision will ultimately hand the premiership to the leader of that chosen party. If the Greens pick the NDP this week, that will force Premier Christy Clark to either resign or call back the legislature to watch her government defeated on a confidence vote. Either way,… Read More

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Utes sweep Arizona State in season-ending series despite losing DaShawn Keirsey to a scary injury

SALT LAKE CITY — For the second consecutive season, Utah baseball concluded its regular season with an on-field celebration at Smith’s Ballpark. Last year, the Utes clinched an outright Pac-12 championship with a win over Washington. On Sunday, a thrilling 11-10 victory over Arizona State concluded a 15-15 conference slate and a winning season overall at 27-24. “That’s huge,” said Utah coach Bill Kinneberg, who added that he was proud of the team for it’s accomplishments. “You look back right now and one or two more wins in the Pac-12 may have solidified it for us. But you can’t look back and you just hope that 15-15 is good enough.”… Read More

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