Utah Jazz Will Host Australia Pro Team Sydney Kings for Oct. 2 Exhibition

The Utah Jazz will be one of three NBA teams playing exhibitions against teams in Australia’s National Basketball League in October. The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that the Jazz will host the NBL’s Sydney Kings on Oct. 2 at the remodeled Vivint Smart Home Arena. The exhibition, which is reportedly one of three NBA-NBL games ahead of the NBA’s regular season, was first reported by The Daily Telegraph in Sydney. The Kings are holding a press conference on Aug. 1 to announce the Oct. 2 game to be played in Salt Lake City, the Telegraph reported. Utah forward Joe Ingles, recently re-signed to a new contract with the Jazz,… Read More

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Real Salt Lake Looks to Add to Minnesota’s Road Woes (Jun 17, 2017)

SANDY, Utah — A defensive implosion could mean major lineup changes ahead for Real Salt Lake. Little has gone right for Real Salt Lake this season, mainly because the Utah club can’t figure out how to stop opponents from scoring at will. Real Salt Lake heads into its match against Minnesota United FC on Saturday having surrendered 11 goals over its past two MLS contests. Real Salt Lake (4-10-2) has yielded 35 goals over 16 matches — the most of any MLS team. With defenders Danilo Acosta and Justen Glad and forward Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo back from international duty with the US U-20 national team, starting spots are… Read More

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Live Coverage: Utah Jazz Take on Golden State Warriors in Game 3 as Series Shifts to Salt Lake

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Western Conference semifinals have shifted to Salt Lake City, where the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors will square off in Game 3 Saturday night at Vivint Arena. The Jazz will be aiming to get within a game of the Warriors, while the road team will be looking to get in position for the series sweep in Game 4, which will be next Monday. Utah point guard George Hill, who missed Game 2 with toe soreness, is out again. Golden State forward Draymond Green will play after hurting his knee late in Game 3. Tip time is set for 6:30… Read More

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Surprise and a Relocated Jazz Game: Looking Back How Utah Reacted to the La Riots

SALT LAKE CITY — Twenty-five years ago Saturday, Los Angeles erupted in riot after four white officers were acquitted of all but one charge in the beating of a black motorist named Rodney King. The riots didn’t impact southern California, they sparked protests across the nation, inspired songs discussing the issue and led to major discussions. In Utah, the riots were a front-page news in Salt Lake City and leading off broadcasts. It was a buildup from an incident March 3, 1991, when King led officers on a high-speed pursuit in Los Angeles County. When the pursuit ended, King was beaten as he was arrested by police. A man named… Read More

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