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SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SALT LAKE CITY - Steve Alford is unlikely to plan a Utah family vacation any time in the near future. The UCLA coach has not enjoyed his last two visits. His final game as New Mexico's coach was the third-seeded Lobos' loss to Harvard in Salt Lake City in the NCAA tournament last spring. His return as UCLA's coach was an oh-what-might-have-been moment: a 74-69 loss to Utah on Saturday. UCLA (14-4 overall, 3-2 in Pac-12 Conference play) was flat-footed at the start. By the time the No. 25 Bruins' effort arrived at the Huntsman Center, they were buried too deep.
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SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
It's back to Salt Lake City for UCLA Coach Steve Alford, as his Bruins play Utah on Saturday afternoon. This was the scene of a red-faced moment for Alford … or, a Crimson-faced one. His last game as New Mexico's coach was seeing the third-seeded Lobos upset by Harvard in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City last spring. Within weeks, Alford was at UCLA. Alford has had success in the city as well, with intense games against Utah when the Utes were in the Mountain West Conference with New Mexico.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SALT LAKE CITY - There are advantages to having a 6-foot-9 point guard such as Kyle Anderson . That was evident not so much in Anderson's play for UCLA on Thursday as it was in the performance of teammate guard Norman Powell . Powell, a 6-4 junior, matched his season high with 19 points in prodding the No. 25 Bruins to a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado. Powell's play had roots in Anderson's presence. "What is happening is teams are trying to put big guards on Kyle," said Coach Steve Alford , whose team plays Utah on Saturday afternoon.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA AT UTAH When: 1 p.m PST. Where: Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 14-3, 3-1 Pac-12; Utes 13-4, 2-3. Update: These are two of the top shooting teams in the nation. Utah is tied for second at 51.2% and UCLA is fourth at 50.6%. The Bruins, though, shot only 39.4% from the field in a 69-56 victory over Colorado on Thursday. Coach Steve Alford said the Bruins' tenacity got them the victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was planning to take off for Utah on Friday for a weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. Garcetti described his visit to the Park City ski resort as part personal, part business. Taxpayers won't be billed, he said, because he's spending a day with friends. “It's on my own dime,” Garcetti said in an interview at Cal State Northridge after an event marking the 20th anniversary of the earthquake. Garcetti said he was also planning to attend a reception for Los Angeles filmmakers at a private home.
NATIONAL
January 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
For once, it was a pretty good idea to get hitched in a hurry. Utah has announced that same-sex couples who were married at the end of 2013 will be eligible to file joint state tax returns, granting some legal recognition to more than 1,000 couples who wed when the practice was briefly legal there. Those unions remain in legal and political limbo, however. A federal judge stuck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Dec. 20, spurring gay and lesbian couples to wed -- and to earn the legal and financial benefits that often come with wedlock.
NATIONAL
January 17, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Police Officer Joshua Boren, 34, didn't show up for his 10 p.m. shift at the Lindon City Police Department in Utah on Thursday night. When his colleagues couldn't reach him by phone, they asked police in Spanish Fork, where Boren lived, to check on him.  Spanish Fork police said they arrived at Boren's home about 11 p.m. and found him dead, along with his wife Kelly Boren, 32, mother-in-law Marie King, 55, and two children, 7-year-old Joshua 'Jaden'...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The teenage girl Sepideh only wants to look at the stars. A student of astronomy and worshipful devotee of Albert Einstein, she dreams of joining the young men who trek out nightly in the desert south of Tehran to gaze at constellations. But such ambitions worry Sepideh's traditionalist Iranian family members, who issue her ominous warnings -- which, of course, only further fuels her desire. “We use the sky," Sepideh says in a new Farsi-language documentary, also named “Sepideh,” that premieres Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, “to vent the frustration that society has given us.” Sundance, which kicks off its 30th edition Thursday in the mountains of Utah, is largely known for unearthing new domestic voices.
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