Millennials say they want to retire by 61. They just don’t have the money to do it

SALT LAKE CITY — Millennials want to retire pretty early, but they don’t have the money to do it. A new survey from Bankrate.com asked millennials, who are classified from 18 to 37 years old, when they’d want to retire in an ideal world. The group said 61 years old. “Early retirement is something that seems very appealing,” Bankrate.com analyst Amanda Dixon told CNBC. But, there’s a catch. The report found the median amount of savings corralled by millennials is around $19,100. And two-thirds of millennials have nothing saved for retirement at all, according to a report from the National Institute on Retirement Security. “Unfortunately, even though 61 would be… Read More

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Utah’s Ryder Wright forging his own rodeo legacy

SALT LAKE CITY — Ryder Wright wants you to know that he’s earned it. Ryder is the latest world-champion cowboy from Utah’s illustrious Wright family. His dad, Cody, won two saddle bronc riding world championships, while his uncles Spencer and Jesse each have a world championship under their belts. Uncles Alex and Jake are also professional riders and will be competing this weekend with Ryder at the Days of ’47 Rodeo. His brother, Rusty, is also one of the best saddle bronc riders in the world. “We have to work at it just like everybody else. I don’t know if people know that or not. When I was in high… Read More

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Machado reaches safely 4 times in debut as Dodgers beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE — With his easygoing demeanour and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Friday night. “It was awesome,” Machado said. “It was amazing to go out there and put on the uniform, come out with a W today on the first day. Just happy to be here with these guys. It’s a great group here, great team.” Machado was acquired in a blockbuster trade with… Read More

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Photos: Broadway stars join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day concert

Guest performers Laura Michelle Kelly and Matthew Morrison perform as they join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the annual Pioneer Day concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday. The stars of the Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” reunited for the concert themed “Music for a Summer Evening.” Morrison, known for his role as Mr. Schuester in Fox’s hit show “Glee,” and Kelly, who played the title character in the London production of “Mary Poppins,” the choir in performing pieces from “Carousel,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma!” The concert which honored the famed musical theater writing duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and… Read More

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Photos: Community colors: Local artists invite the public to fill paint-by-numbers mural

Violet Merrill, 6, helps paint a mural on the 200 West underpass of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Friday. Local artists created the paint-by-numbers style mural along the wall of the underpass, which the public is invited to help fill in. Kristin Beck, managing director of THE BLOCKS, an arts and culture initiative, said the project is meant to transform an underutilized space with creativity. “Our goal is to provide the community with the opportunity to gather, and to create and develop a sense of ownership of the finished product,” Beck said. Work on the 100-foot project began earlier this week as artists behind the… Read More

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Photos: Bountiful celebrates Handcart Days with parade, pioneer fun

Elena Limon from the Cross E Ranch carries the American Flag during the 65th annual Handcart Days parade. The parade’s 100 entries wound their way from 1500 South Main to 400 North, ending at 100 West in Bountiful. People also enjoyed pioneer games, a climbing wall, inflatables and train rides at the Bountiful City Park and got to meet mountain men in activities “designed to give children an idea as to how pioneer families lived,” according to parade organizers. After the parade, Carmen Rasmusen Herbert performed a free concert in the park, followed by the Leaping LuLu Band, a neo-traditional Irish folk band, while people square danced. See the world… Read More

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Red Sox continue to roll after shutout win over Tigers

DETROIT — David Price pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox kept right on rolling in their first game after the All-Star break, beating the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night. The Red Sox (69-30) have won 13 of their last 14, and on this night one run in the first inning was enough for the team with baseball’s best record. Price (11-6) walked one and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings. Steve Pearce hit an RBI double in the first, and the Tigers could never match that one run. Detroit had the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth but didn’t score.… Read More

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Cespedes homers in return from injury as Mets beat Yankees

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 7-5 Friday night in a Subway Series opener. Robert Gsellman pitched two innings for his fifth save as Mets closer Jeurys Familia sat in the bullpen. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was told mid-game not to use Familia because the team was close to trading him. Cespedes had been out since May 13 with a strained right hip flexor, the latest in a string of lower body injuries that… Read More

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Powell scores last-minute touchdown as Redblacks beat Lions

TTAWA — Lewis Ward kicked five field goals and William Powell scored a two-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the game to give the Ottawa Redblacks a 29-25 win over the B.C. Lions on Friday night. After Tyler Long kicked a 20-yard field goal giving the Lions a 25-22 lead with 1:59 to play, Trevor Harris drove the Redblacks 80 yards on eight plays capped off by Powell’s two-yard run for the win. Harris finished with 363 passing yards and a touchdown. Travis Lulay threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions, including a 78-yard catch-and-run play to Emmanuel Arceneaux inside the final three minutes that… Read More

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Shohei Ohtani resumes throwing with goal to pitch again this season

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani is throwing baseballs again, and the Los Angeles Angels hope he’ll eventually feel good enough to return to the mound this season. The Angels’ two-way rookie sensation played catch from about 60 feet for the second straight day Friday, with a dozen clicking cameras documenting his every move in the Angel Stadium outfield. Ohtani was cleared by doctors Thursday to begin a throwing progression after he took six weeks off to rest the sprained ligament in his pitching elbow. He had a stem cell platelet-rich plasma injection one day after his most recent pitching appearance on June 6, and the sprain shows signs of healing.… Read More

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