Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in 3-0 Galaxy win over Real Salt Lake

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t play in the World Cup, so he made sure to give the fans something to remember over the coming break. On a night in which the promotional giveaway for the Galaxy was a set of postcards commemorating the 15th anniversary of StubHub Center, Ibrahimovic gave them something to write home about. He scored two goals on headers in the second half to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Ibrahimovic played his last game before he leaves for the World Cup, not to play but because of sponsorship opportunities. He took advantage of two chances in front of the net within… Read More

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Real Salt Lake finds balance in its back line during winning streak

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune as Real Salt Lake hosts the Seattle Sounders at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Two weeks ago, Real Salt Lake had the worst defense in the Western Conference. But since then, a few changes to the back line has solidified a unit that has allowed only one goal in its past three games, all wins, as RSL has surged to third in the West. “I saw a total team defending,” RSL coach Mike Petke said after RSL’s 2-0 win over Seattle on Saturday, its second shutout of the Sounders in eight days, “and immediate counter pressure when we… Read More

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Brimming with confidence after road win, Real Salt Lake hopes to keep it going with 3-straight at home

SANDY — It wasn’t just the 1-0 win on the road in front of a hostile, pro-Sounders crowd in Seattle that has Real Salt Lake confident. It’s the way the team won. Real Salt Lake (5-6-1) earned its first road win of 2018 with a straight-shooting attack right up the middle of the field, a defensive pressure by the team — not just standout goalkeeper Nick Rimando — and a wonder goal that was the first in MLS play for former academy standout Bofo Saucedo. If there’s something to give Salt Lake confidence heading into Wednesday night’s home match against the Houston Dynamo (7:30 p.m. MDT, KSL.com / KSL TV… Read More

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Salt Lake County Library to distribute free Naloxone kits

SALT LAKE COUNTY (News4Utah) – Each week, approximately 10 Utahns die from an opioid overdose. In a new partnership, Utah Naloxone and Salt Lake County Library aim to reduce that number. "Looking at community access points, libraries are everywhere. They’re a very trusted entity. They’re thought of as very knowledgeable individuals, right? Your librarian could help you find information about anything you would need," said Dr. Jennifer Plumb, Medical Director for Utah Naloxone. Thanks to funding provided by the Commission for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Intermountain Healthcare, and the University of Utah, all 18 libraries in the Salt Lake County Library system will be equipped with free Naloxone kits —… Read More

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Salt Lake County District Attorney joins national effort to reduce the number of people on probation

Sim Gill, district attorney for Salt Lake County, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The top prosecutor in Utah’s largest city is speaking out in support of an effort to legalize medical marijuana. Gill says using medical marijuana should be a decision between a patient and a doctor rather than a criminal matter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The Salt Lake County District Attorney has joined prosecutors across the nation in advocating for reducing the number of people on probation and parole in the United States. Noting a growing trend of Americans who are under supervision, Sim Gill and 44… Read More

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Tough task awaits Real Salt Lake at red-hot Orlando

SANDY — The pattern for Real Salt Lake has been pretty consistent for much of the season — lose on the road, return to Rio Tinto Stadium the following weekend and regain confidence with a win. That pattern is about to change. Real are in the midst of its first back-to-back road games of the season, which started with a loss at Vancouver last weekend. If RSL hopes to back up a loss with another win — which it’s done four times already this season — it must figure out how to get the job done the road. RSL has lost three straight road games, a trend it hopes to… Read More

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Mountain lion captured in Utah bares its teeth

Did it want to take a walk on the wild side? A mountain lion was caught Thursday in Fillmore City, Utah, according to a Facebook post from the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, which included a picture of the cat baring its teeth. “The young lion was removed from 200 South just east of Main Street,” it said. The city is about 2 hours southwest of Salt Lake City. No injuries were reported, according to Fox 13. The sheriff’s office said deputies, the Division of Wildlife Services and Fillmore City Animal Control were among those who worked to nab the animal. The creature, it said, was “relocated and “released.” Source Article

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Utah Jazz’s Ricky Rubio unbothered by Russell Westbrook’s guarantee to shut him down for Game 4

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — During today’s digital era with social media, it’s hard for NBA players to miss out on any bold declarations or highlight plays around the league. Hate it or love it, these things are right at your fingertips. So, when Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook ended Saturday’s press conference with his ballsy statement, Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio was certainly aware of the comments. “He made some shots,” Westbrook said of Rubio. “Too comfortable, but I’ma shut that (expletive) off next game, though. Guarantee that.” However, the Spanish floor general is focused on the team for Game 4, not any individual… Read More

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How to protect your kids as Salt Lake County sees more cases of Whooping Cough

4/17/2018 – SALT LAKE COUNTY(News4Utah) Right now, Salt Lake County is dealing with an outbreak of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough. It’s affecting students at several schools. Annie George, MPH, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about how you can protect your kids. In the last few weeks, the Health Department has seen 14 confirmed cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) across 3 schools in the Draper area (Corner Canyon High School: 9 cases; Draper Park Middle School: 2 cases; Oak Hollow Elementary: 3 cases). Pertussis is often cyclical in a community. George says they tend to see cases of it every 5-6… Read More

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