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Sundance '15: Where to see the award winners today

sltrib.com — Here's the schedule of Park City screenings for today, the final day of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival - including the major award winners: Eccles Theatre 10 a.m.: "Slow West" (World Cinema Dramatic, Grand Jury Prize) 1 p.m.: "The Wolfpack" (U.S. Documentary, Grand Jury Prize) 3:30 p.m.: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (U.S.
Feb 01, 2015

Blog: Sundance '15: Where to see the award winners today bit.ly/1DjWHoZ #sundance

Utah basketball: Junior Brandon Taylor has defied expectations

sltrib.com — "There were doubts. There were definitely doubts," Taylor said. "I've been overlooked damn near my whole life." The 5-foot-10 Utah junior can't be overlooked any longer. He's playing far too well. Taylor is having his best season in a Utah uniform, and has only improved with conference play.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @kylegoon: On his way to Utah, Brandon Taylor defied all expectations. Looking back on his LA roots: bit.ly/18DGemF #Utes #Pac12

Jan 31, 2015

RT @kylegoon: On his way to Utah, Brandon Taylor defied all expectations. Looking back on his LA roots: bit.ly/18DGemF #Utes #Pac12

Live: Sundance 2015 names its award winners

sltrib.com — The 2015 edition of Sundance is coming to a close, and the festival is distributing its awards. Press play on the video above to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony. Tribune film critic Sean P. Means is tweeting from the ceremony. Follow him at @moviecricket and check back later for a full list of the winners.

East linebacker Christian Folau commits to Oregon State

sltrib.com — East linebacker Christian Folau's tumultuous recruitment has come to an end. The four-star prospect confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune his commitment to Oregon State University Saturday evening. "I chose Oregon State because that was what my heart told me," Folau said. "At the end of the day, I have to do what's best for me.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @trevorphibbs: East LB Christian Folau's (@1_LBEAST) exhausting recruitment ends with pledge to Oregon State: bit.ly/1BHA9g3 pic.twitter.com/6550qeisml

RSL falls to New England Revolution 2-1 in preseason friendly

sltrib.com — New season, and indeed a new formation. After discussion of implementing a 4-3-3 formation and moving away from the patented diamond formation, Real Salt Lake showcased a new look in its preseason friendly against the New England Revolution. It ended in a 2-1 loss on a rainy morning in Casa Grande, Ariz., at the Grande Sports Complex.
Jan 31, 2015

RSL experiments with a 4-3-3 in 2-1 loss to Revs in preseason friendly. Video highlights from the great Nick Lamping. sltrib.com/blogs/rsl/2125…

'Game of Thrones' stars talk Westeros at FanX, discuss controversial scene

sltrib.com — Cersei is, of course, the fierce, alpha female on HBO's hit show, a woman stuck in a male-dominated feudal system, whose power is achieved through brutality and cunning. "I've always had this theory - some people disagree - that Cersei has always wanted to be Jaime and has always been envious of his being born a man," Headey said of the Lannister twins.

Boys' basketball: Titans' Jake Lindsey takes life seriously

sltrib.com — "Jake's a great kid," said Titans coach Matt Barnes. "He is determined, hard-working and very competitive. He is a motivated kid. Nobody works as hard before and after as he does. He works several hours taking hundreds and hundreds of shots every day."
Jan 31, 2015

sltrib.com/sports/2121644… Good story by @TribTomWharton on Jake Lindsey, son of Jazz GM and outstanding player at Olympus High.

Utah basketball game guide: Runnin' Utes shoot for road split by winning at USC

sltrib.com — But Utah now knows the motivational power of revenge, and they won't overlook it. The Utes have been challenged to be the harder-working team on the floor after they were "out-scrapped" against the Bruins. It's up to them to answer the call and deliver the win most expect them to get.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @kylegoon: Guide for tomorrow's big game — Of course I mean Utah at USC, when the Utes try to rebound from Thursday's loss: bit.ly/1zrQt6f

Sundance '15 review: '3 1/2 Minutes'

sltrib.com — "3 1/2 Minutes" HHHhj U.S. Documentary Director Marc Silver's "3 1/2 Minutes" powerfully chronicles a case where justice, race and murder collide. On Nov. 23, 2012, 47-year-old Michael Dunn shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station parking area.

Hundreds of Utahns converge at Capitol Hill rally for clean air on bikes and wearing masks

sltrib.com — The concern goes beyond wintertime inversions in Salt Lake City, Moench noted. Saturday rallies also have been scheduled in Logan, Moab and St. George. More than 4,000 Utahns attended the first clean air rally during the 2014 legislative session and organizers are hoping to reach 10,000 Saturday.
Jan 31, 2015

Kurt Bestor, kids among those calling for clean air at Salt Lake City rally shar.es/1obcCH @sltrib #Utah #environment

Kragthorpe: Seahawks will win again, in honor of ape

sltrib.com — Even before knowing that a prominent Salt Lake City figure was picking the Patriots, I was sticking with the Seahawks. Continuing a Hogle Zoo tradition of Super Bowl selections, Vulcan the lion chose a Patriots papier-mache helmet. Rookie mistake. Eli the orangutan undoubtedly would have gone with the Seahawks again.
Jan 31, 2015

The late, great Eli the orangutan influenced my Super Bowl pick. bit.ly/1JXEIJj

Super Bowl: Patriots, Seahawks playing for NFL history

sltrib.com — The Seahawks are seeking a second consecutive championship, with the validation of having beaten legendary quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Brady. Seattle could set itself up for a 21st-century dynasty resembling New England's, while its defense immediately would be branded one of the best in NFL history.

Dante Exum gets hit in throat, pukes, and returns to play

sltrib.com — Dante Exum knew his team was still winning because he was watching on a screen in the locker room, where he spent part of Friday night's game against the Golden State Warriors either gagging and/or puking.In the second half, Exum was chasing Andre Iguodala into the paint when his throat and Draymond Green's shoulder collided in brutal fashion."I was about to throw up on the court," Exum said with a laugh after the Jazz's 110-100 win.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @tribjazz: Somehow related: Exum in good spirits after a scare & some puking; Q says Draymond is one of his favorite players. http://t.c…

Jan 31, 2015

Somehow related: Exum in good spirits after a scare & some puking; Q says Draymond is one of his favorite players. sltrib.com/blogs/jazznote…

Could new investigators shine light on corruption in Utah?

sltrib.com — Details of the plan are still being hammered out as McKell works with Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, and Attorney General Sean Reyes, looking at models in other states to flesh out the proposal. "In light of the Swallow investigation, it's clear to me the state can do more and have more transparency," said McKell, R-Spanish Fork.

Utah Jazz: Coach likes Kanter's fire, but says Warriors comments were 'ill advised'

sltrib.com — Asked about Golden State's center, Katner responded: "Andrew Bogut: big guy, knows a little Turkish. I don't know, what you say about that? He's just down low, big guy. Nothing special." Snyder said he was made aware of Kanter's remarks before Friday's game.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @diamond83: Utah Jazz: Coach likes Kanter's fire, but says Warriors comments were 'ill advised' shar.es/1oX1NK

Jan 30, 2015

RT @diamond83: Utah Jazz: Coach likes Kanter's fire, but says Warriors comments were 'ill advised' shar.es/1oX1NK

Jan 30, 2015

Utah Jazz: Coach likes Kanter's fire, but says Warriors comments were 'ill advised' shar.es/1oX1NK

Super Bowl: Salt Lake City's Will Tukuafu finds niche with 'Hawks

sltrib.com — About Will Tukuafu Age " 31 High school " East Junior college " Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC College " Oregon NFL " Undrafted, signed with Seattle (2010), released; signed with San Francisco; rejoined Seattle in October 2014. Notable " As a defensive end, Tukuafu made seven tackles in Oregon's win over Utah in 2009.
Jan 31, 2015

Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune: Former Duck Will Tukuafu finds his niche with the Seahawks: sltrib.com/sports/2121072…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @tribkurt: East High alum Will Tukuafu back in Super Bowl 2 years later with new team. And 2 adorable kids born in between. bit.ly/18CpGeM

Jan 30, 2015

East High alum Will Tukuafu back in Super Bowl 2 years later with new team. And 2 adorable kids born in between. bit.ly/18CpGeM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert favors moving prison to Salt Lake City, lawmaker says

sltrib.com — Seven lawmakers make up the state Prison Relocation Commission, which is searching for a place to build the prison, which is now in Draper. So far, the commission has focused on three sites - the airport site, south Eagle Mountain, in Utah County, and in Tooele County near the Miller Motorsports Park.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @danattrib: Gov. Gary Herbert favors moving prison to Salt Lake City, says lawmaker sltrib.com/news/2121937-1…

Jan 30, 2015

.@DavidLifferth says @GovHerbert wants prison to move near airport. Herbert's staff says Lifferth "misunderstood" sltrib.com/news/2121937-1…

Sundance '15 review: 'Advantageous'

sltrib.com — "Advantageous" HHH U.S. Dramatic Age discrimination, sexism and maternal love collide in "Advantageous," a science-fiction allegory that gets a lot of mileage out a limited budget. In a near future, Gwen Koh (played by Jacqueline Kim) finds her job as a biotech firm's marketing executive in danger, because the company wants a younger spokesperson.

Fairpark asks lawmakers to endorse stadium deal

sltrib.com — Members of a legislative budget committee on Friday asked if it is wise to offer such a long lease extension for the aging fairgrounds, which needs tens of millions of dollars in refurbishing and has a current shortage of parking. "We need to make sure the state is treated fairly," said Rep.
Jan 30, 2015

State Fairpark people want Leg. to bless soccer-stadium deal to allow waiver of normal competitive bidding rules. sltrib.com/news/2121224-1…