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  • High school boys lacrosse: Division A, B and C state tournament scores and schedules
    by James Edward on May 16, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Action in the Corner Canyon at Park City boys lacrosse game on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News Division A (Top 16 RPI teams in the state qualify for this division) Final RPI rankings First round (May 18) No. 16 Skyline at No. 1 Corner Canyon, 4 p.m. No. 9 Fremont at No. 8 American Fork, 4 p.m. No. 13 Timpview at No. 4 Olympus, 4 p.m. No. 12 Waterford at No. 5 Green Canyon, 4 p.m. No. 15 Lone Peak at No. 2 Park City, 4 p.m. No. 10 Juan Diego at No. 7 Mountain Ridge, 4 p.m. No. 14 Brighton at No. 3 Farmington, 4 p.m. No. 11 Bingham at No. 6 Davis, 4 p.m. Division B (Teams ranked 17 through 32 in final RPI qualify for this division) Final RPI rankings First round (May 18) No. 16 Roy at No. 1 Weber, 4 p.m. No. 9 Box Elder at No. 8 Northridge, 4 p.m. No. 13 Ridgeline at No. 4 Alta, 4 p.m. No. 12 East at No. 5 Wasatch, 4 p.m. No. 15 Salem Hills at No. 2 Riverton, 4 p.m. No. 10 Lehi at No. 7 Westlake, 4 p.m. No. 14 Maple Mountain at No. 3 Sky View, 4 p.m. No. 11 Copper Hills at No. 6 Bountiful, 4 p.m. Division C (Teams ranked 33 through 37 in final RPI qualify for this division) Note: Top seven seeds receive first round byes, Pleasant Grove, Bear River, Bonneville, Syracuse, Herriman, Logan, Highland. Final RPI rankings First round (May 15) No. 16 Cedar Valley 10, No. 17 Clearfield 4 No. 9 Skyridge 11, No. 24 Payson 2 No. 8 Judge Memorial 14, No. 25 UM Hillfield 3 No. 20 Layton 12, No. 13 Spanish Fork 9 No. 12 Orem 15, No. 21 Jordan 8 No. 15 Springville 12, No. 18 Provo 2 No. 10 Timpanogos 12, No. 23 Mountain Crest 11 No. 19 Woods Cross 10, No. 14 West Jordan 6 No. 11 Viewmont 15, No. 22 Mountain View 1 Second round (May 19) No. 16 Cedar Valley at No. 1 Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. No. 9 Skyridge at No. 8 Judge Memorial, 4 p.m. No. 20 Layton at No. 4 Syracuse, 4 p.m. No. 12 Orem at No. 5 Herriman, 4 p.m. No. 15 Springville at No. 2 Bear River, 4 p.m. No. 10 Timpanogos at No. 7 Highland, 4 p.m. No. 19 Woods Cross at No. 3 Bonneville, 4 p.m. No. 11 Viewmont at No. 6 Logan, 4 p.m.

  • High school girls lacrosse: Division A, B and C state tournament scores and schedule
    by James Edward on May 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Brighton’s Zoe Heffernan cradles the ball as Corner Canyon’s Kenzie Zimmerman guards her during a girls lacrosse game at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights on Friday, March 19, 2021. Brighton won 16-6. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Division A (Top 16 RPI teams in the state qualify for this division) Final RPI rankings Tuesday’s first round No. 16 West Jordan at No. 1 Park City, 4 p.m. No. 9 Fremont at No. 8 Farmington, 4 p.m. No. 13 Syracuse at No. 4 Brighton, 4 p.m. No. 12 Alta at No. 5 Herriman, 4 p.m. No. 15 Ridgeline at No. 2 Mountain Ridge, 4 p.m. No. 10 Olympus at No. 7 Davis, 4 p.m. No. 14 Corner Canyon at No. 3 Skyridge, 4 p.m. No. 11 Waterford at No. 6 Bear River, 4 p.m. Division B (Teams ranked 17 through 32 in final RPI qualify for this division) Final RPI rankings Tuesday’s first round No. 16 Weber at No. 1 Riverton, 4 p.m. No. 9 Juan Diego at No. 8 Jordan, 4 p.m. No. 13 Pleasant Grove at No. 4 Timpview, 4 p.m. No. 12 Maple Mountain at No. 5 American Fork, 4 p.m. No. 15 Green Canyon at No. 2 Wasatch, 4 p.m. No. 10 Timpanogos at No. 7 Provo, 4 p.m. No. 14 Roy at No. 3 Box Elder, 4 p.m. No. 11 Lone Peak at No. 6 Mountain Crest, 4 p.m. Division C (Teams ranked 33 through 57 in final RPI qualify for this division) Note: Top seven seeds receive first round byes, Woods Cross, Layton, Bountiful, Lehi, Sky View, Highland, Bingham. Final RPI rankings First round (May 15) No. 16 Skyline 13, No. 17 Spanish Fork 9 No. 9 Payson 9, No. 24 West 5 No. 8 Judge Memorial 21, No. 25 Salem Hills 3 No. 20 Mountain View 19, No. 13 Northridge 5 No. 21 Logan at No. 12 Viewmont, TBD No. 15 East 4, No. 18 Clearfield 3 No. 10 Springville 20, No. 23 Cedar Valley 6 No. 14 Westlake 13, No. 19 Orem 0 No. 11 Copper Hills 12, No. 22 Bonneville 8 Second round (May 19) No. 16 Skyline at No. 1 No. Woods Cross, 4 p;.m. No. 9 Payson at No. 8 Judge Memorial, 4 p.m. No. 20 Mountain View at No.4 Lehi, 4 p.m. Logan/Viewmont winner at No. 5 Sky View, 4 p.m. No. 15 East at No. 2 Layton, 4 p.m. No. 10 Springville at No. 7 Bingham, 4 p.m. No. 14 Westlake at No. 3 Bountiful, 4 p.m. No. 11 Copper Hills at No. 6 Highland, 4 p.m.

  • SHIB coin already has some predictions. Here’s what experts say
    by Herb Scribner on May 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    An illustration shows coins in a dog bowl, symbolizing the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. | Illustration by Alex Cochran, Deseret NewsSHIB coin is another meme-based currency drawing up predictions SHIB coin — the latest meme-based cryptocurrency that is a knockoff of Dogecoin — already has some predictions for how well it will do in 2021. What is SHIB coin? SHIB coin is another form of cryptocurrency that has a resemblance to Dogecoin because it uses the Shiba Inu dog as its mascot. Earlier this week, SHIB was worth about $0.00003212, according to Benzinga. Binance, which lists cryptocurrencies on its app, called SHIB “an experiment in decentralized community building and another meme coin similar to Dogecoin.” SHIB coin predictions revealed InvestorPlace.com recently did a deep dive into the SHIB coin, saying that “price predictions are heating up in the wake of its enormous gains.” However, analysts aren’t exactly foaming at the mouth to put money into the cryptocurrency yet. So InvestorPlace.com recently collected a number of predictions. Here’s what it found: WalletInvestor said SHIB isn’t a good investment for the long term. In fact, WalletInvestor predicted the coin would fall to $0.000029 to $0.000016 by 2022. DigitalCoinPrice said the price would jump to $0.000044 by the end of 2021. Gov Capital said SHIB will suffer a huge drop, falling to $0.000006. “Whatever the case, the popular theory seems to be a price tank down the line,” according to InvestorPlace.com. Binance has a good note about investing in SHIB coin, if you’re still unsure: “Please ensure that you exercise sufficient risk management, have done your own research in regards to SHIB’s fundamentals, and fully understand the project before opting to trade the token.”

  • Sports on the air: Here’s what games are on TV and radio for the week of May 16-22
    by Steven Watkins on May 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Adobe Stock imageSunday, May 16, 2021 TELEVISION BASEBALL Indiana at Michigan, ESPN2, 11 a.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, 11 a.m. Reds at Rockies, AT&T SportsNet, 1 p.m. Cardinals at Padres, ESPN, 5 p.m. BASKETBALL Hall of Fame Announcement, ESPN, 9:30 a.m. Celtics at Knicks, ESPN, 11 a.m. WNBA: Liberty at Fever, CBSSN, noon Grizzlies at Warriors, ESPN, 1:30 p.m. WNBA: Mercury at Sun, CBSSN, 5 p.m. Jazz at Kings, AT&T SportsNet, 7 p.m. Lakers at Pelicans, NBA TV, 7 p.m. BOWLING PBA Playoffs, Fox, noonFOOTBALL FCS championship, ABC, noonGOLF AT&T Byron Nelson, GOLF, 11 a.m. (CBS, 1 p.m.) Mitsubishi Electric Classic, GOLF, 1 p.m. LACROSSE NCAA first round, ESPNU, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.MOTOR SPORTS Drydene 400, FS1, noonNHL Islanders at Penguins, NBC, 10 a.m. Wild at Golden Knights, NBC, 1 p.m. Lightning at Panthers, NBCSN, 5:30 p.m. Flames at Canucks, NHLN, 8:30 p.m. ROWING Pac-12 championships, Pac-12, 10 a.m.RUGBY MLR: Seawolves at Old Glory DC, CBSSN, 10 a.m.SOCCER Fiorentina vs. Napoli, ESPN2, 4:30 a.m. Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa, NBCSN, 5 a.m. Tottenham vs. Wolves, NBCSN, 7 a.m. West Brom vs. Liverpool, NBCSN, 9:30 a.m. FC Cincinnati vs. Inter Miami, Fox, 2 p.m. USL: Triumph vs. Union Omaha, ESPN2, 2 p.m. Revolution vs. Crew, ESPN2, 4 p.m. Sounders vs. Los Angeles FC, FS1, 7:30 p.m. SOFTBALL NCAA Selection Show, ESPN2, 7 p.m.TRACK Pac-12 championships, Pac-12, 4 p.m.RADIO MINORS Rainiers at Bees, AM-1280, 1 p.m.NBA Jazz at Kings, AM-1280/FM-97.5/AM-1600, 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2021 TELEVISION BASKETBALL Basketball Africa League, NBA TV, 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m.FOOTBALL Generals vs. Sea Lions, FS1, 5 p.m. Jousters vs. Blues, FS1, 8 p.m. MLB Mets at Braves, ESPN, 5 p.m. Rockies at Padres, AT&T SportsNet, 8 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, 8 p.m. NHL Bruins at Capitals, NBCSN, 5:30 p.m. Predators at Hurricanes, CNBC, 6 p.m. Blues at Avalanche, ALT/NBCSN, 8 p.m. SOCCER NCAA championship, ESPNU, 3:30 p.m. Men: NCAA championship, ESPNU, 6 p.m. RADIO MINORS Rainiers at Bees, AM-1280, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 TELEVISION BASKETBALL Basketball Africa League, NBA TV, 9:30 a.m. NBA play-in, TNT, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. WNBA: Mercury at Mystics, ESPN2, 6 p.m. WNBA: Aces at Storm, ESPN2, 8 p.m. MLB Yankees at Rangers, ESPN, 6 p.m. Rockies at Padres, AT&T SportsNet, 8 p.m. NHL Islanders at Penguins, NBCSN, 5:30 p.m. Lightning at Panthers, CNBC, 6 p.m. Wild at Golden Knights, NBCSN, 8 p.m. SOCCER Chelsea vs. Leicester, NBCSN, 1 p.m.RADIO BASEBALL Utah at BYU, FM-107.9, 6 p.m. Rainiers at Bees, AM-1280, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 TELEVISION BASKETBALL Basketball Africa League, NBA TV, 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m. WNBA: Fever at Sun, CBSSN, 5 p.m. NBA play-in, ESPN, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. CURLING World mixed doubles championship, NBCSN, 11 p.m.MLB White Sox at Twins, MLBN, 11 a.m. Rockies at Padres, AT&T SportsNet/MLBN, 2 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, 5:30 p.m. NHL Capitals at Bruins, NBCSN, 4:30 p.m. Predators at Hurricanes, CNBC, 6 p.m. Jets at Oilers, NBCSN, 7 p.m. Blues at Avalanche, CNBC, 8:30 p.m. SOCCER Atalanta vs. Juventus, ESPN2, 12:30 p.m. Burnley vs. Liverpool, NBCSN, 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021 TELEVISION BASEBALL LSU at Texas A&M, ESPNU, 5 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, noon, 5:30 p.m. Astros at Athletics, MLBN, 3 p.m. (JIP) Diamondbacks at Dodgers, MLBN, 8:30 p.m. BASKETBALL Basketball Africa League, NBA TV, 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m. WNBA: Storm at Lynx, NBA TV, 6 p.m. FOOTBALL Conquerors vs. Aviators, FS1, 5 p.m. Alphas vs. Linemen, FS1, 8 p.m. GOLF South African Women’s Open, GOLF, 5 a.m. PGA Championship, ESPN, 11 a.m. Pure Silk Championship, GOLF, 1 p.m. NHL Panthers at Lightning, USA, 4:30 p.m. Penguins at Islanders, NBCSN, 5 p.m. Canadiens at Maple Leafs, NHLN, 5:30 p.m. Golden Knights at Wild, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. RADIO BASEBALL Pepperdine at BYU, FM-107.9, 6 p.m. Bees at Aviators, AM-1280, 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2021 TELEVISION BASEBALL Brewers at Reds, FS1, 5 p.m. Diamondbacks at Rockies, AT&T SportsNet, 6:30 p.m. Arizona at Oregon St., Pac-12, 7 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, 8 p.m. BASKETBALL NBA play-in, TNT, 6 p.m. (ESPN, 8 p.m.) WNBA: Sparks at Aces, CBSSN, 8:30 p.m. GOLF PGA Championship, ESPN, 11 a.m. Pure Silk Championship, GOLF, 1 p.m. NHL Capitals at Bruins, NBCSN, 4:30 p.m. Hurricanes at Predators, USA, 5 p.m. Jets at Oilers, NBCSN, 7 p.m. Avalanche at Blues, ALT/USA, 7:30 p.m. SOFTBALL NCAA regionals, ESPN2/ESPNU, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.RADIO BASEBALL Pepperdine at BYU, FM-107.9, 6 p.m. Bees at Aviators, AM-1280, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 TELEVISION BASEBALL White Sox at Yankees, MLBN, 11 a.m. Xavier at Creighton, CBSSN, 11 a.m. Diamondbacks at Rockies, AT&T SportsNet, 1 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Stanford at Oregon, Pac-12, 4 p.m. Nebraska at Indiana, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Dodgers at Giants, Fox, 5 p.m. Arizona at Oregon St., Pac-12, 7 p.m. BASKETBALL Basketball Africa League, NBA TV, 6 a.m. First round, ESPN, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. (ABC, 6:30 p.m.) BOXING Ramirez vs. Taylor, ESPN, 6:30 p.m.CURLING World mixed doubles championship, NBCSN, 7 p.m.FOOTBALL Australian: Adelaide vs. Melbourne, FS1, 12:30 a.m. Blues vs. Generals, Fox, 1 p.m. Stanford spring game, Pac-12, 2 p.m. Sea Lions vs. Jousters, FS1, 5 p.m. GOLF PGA Championship, ESPN, 8 a.m. (CBS, 11 a.m.) Pure Silk Championship, GOLF, 1 p.m. GYMNASTICS U.S. Classic, NBCSN, 5 p.m.LACROSSE NCAA quarterfinals, ESPNU, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m.MOTOR SPORTS Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, ESPN2, 7 a.m. Toyota Tundra 225, FS1, 11 a.m. Indianapolis 500 qualifying, NBC, noon (NBCSN, 1 p.m.) Pit Boss 250, FS1, 2 p.m. (Qualifying, FS1, 9 a.m.) NHL Panthers at Lightning, CNBC, 10:30 a.m. Penguins at Islanders, NBC, 1 p.m. Canadiens at Maple Leafs, CNBC, 5 p.m. Golden Knights at Wild, NBC, 6 p.m. RUGBY Toulouse vs. La Rochelle, NBC, 10 a.m.SOCCER Timbers vs. Galaxy, ABC, 1:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, KMYU, 6 p.m. Los Angeles FC vs. Rapids, ALT, 8:30 p.m. SOFTBALL NCAA regionals, ESPNEWS, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (ESPN2, noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; ESPNU, 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m.)RADIO BASEBALL Pepperdine at BYU, FM-107.9, 1 p.m. Bees at Aviators, AM-1280, 8 p.m. SOCCER Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, AM-700/AM-1600, 6 p.m.

  • 3 takeaways from RSL’s scoreless draw against Nashville
    by Tyler Haslam on May 16, 2021 at 5:04 am

    Nashville SC defender Dave Romney, rear, is shielded from the ball by Real Salt Lake defender Donny Toia (4) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City. | Rick Bowmer, Associated PressReal Salt Lake’s three-game home stretch concluded Saturday evening with a showdown against 2020 expansion team Nashville SC, which had yet to lose a game this season, with a win and three draws as it traveled to Rio Tinto. The game was the first ever head-to-head matchup between the two teams. As the 90 minutes came to a close, neither side could find the back of the net despite having a handful of chances to find the scoresheet, but both teams still ultimately came away with a consolation point. Although the result will feel somewhat disappointing for an RSL squad that appeared to be the more consistently threatening team for the majority of the game, head coach Freddy Juarez and his players were undoubtedly pleased with the way their defense bounced back from the two late goals it conceded to Chris Wondolowski in a gut-wrenching loss to San Jose eight days earlier. The final result was RSL’s first clean sheet of the season. Here are three takeaways from the game: A lot of corners, but not a lot of chances Real Salt Lake was awarded 12 corner kicks for the evening, but despite all those set piece opportunities, RSL wasn’t able to generate an on-target shot. Arguably the most dangerous corner kick was taken on the last play of the game when a cross from a short corner found the unmarked head of Erik Holt, but the header was off-target. Juarez said that the size advantage that Nashville had played a role in the struggles from the corner, but also said that his team needs to work on their “technical abilities” when it comes to corner kicks. “We’ve definitely got to get better at that and we will,” Juarez said of RSL’s corner kick execution. “When we get 12 corners, we’ve got to be a little bit more dangerous.” Ochoa gets the first clean sheet of his young MLS career Twenty-year-old goalkeeper David Ochoa picked up his first clean sheet of his career in the game. Ochoa was tested late and came up with a few crucial saves. The most impressive of the saves came in the 80th minute when he got his hands on a headed shot from Nashville’s 6-foot-3 forward Jhonder Cádiz. The late performance from Ochoa and the defense was a bright spot and a significant improvement from their last game against San Jose where they conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. “This is what I work for everyday, to keep that zero on the weekend,” Ochoa said of his first MLS clean sheet. “I thought I was locked in the full 90, and the way I hold myself I should be making those late saves. Hopefully I can just be a rock back there for the guys and keep getting saves and clean sheets.” Rusnák’s quiet start to the season continued When the MLS released the 2021 salary guide and revealed that Albert Rusnák was one of the MLS’ higher paid players for the season, speculation began to swirl about when that steep salary would translate to heavy impacts on the field. In efforts to maximize his impact against a Nashville team that liked to play tight and compact, Juarez elected to move Rusnák to a more central position rather than out wide. Rusnák appeared more comfortable and efficient in the central role, but still was unable to make an impact that resulted in goals like he has in the past for RSL. Although he didn’t make huge splashes, Juarez was pleased with the way his captain played and said that the move to a more central position was intended to create opportunities for more aggressive wingers like Anderson Julio and Justin Meram, and to put stress on a solid Nashville back line. “We knew how disciplined they are, so we tried to have a bit of a more natural winger against these guys so when we switched up at the point of attack we could be a little more aggressive,” Juarez said of the tactical change. “Overall I thought Albert had a solid game.”