Sports - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Sports Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune © 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Seattle tops Philadelphia for U.S. Open Cup title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421699-77/minute-seattle-cibulkova-earthquake.html.csp SOCCER • Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins led the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title Tuesday night, scoring in overtime in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on left-footed blast off Martins’ feed. Martins scored on a breakaway in the 114th minute. Seattle also won three straight titles from 2009 to 2011. The Sounders earned one the United States’ four spots in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Cha... SOCCER • Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins led the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title Tuesday night, scoring in overtime in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on left-footed blast off Martins’ feed. Martins scored on a breakaway in the 114th minute. Seattle also won three straight titles from 2009 to 2011. The Sounders earned one the United States’ four spots in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Cha... 58421699@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:19:01 MDT Auto racing: Grand jury will weigh Tony Stewart case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58422407-77/stewart-case-grand-jury.html.csp A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff’s investigators. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case, but instead announced his deci... A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff’s investigators. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case, but instead announced his deci... 58422407@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:18:01 MDT Utah football notes: Gionni Paul healthy, stepping up for Utes (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58422220-77/utah-utes-game-paul.html.csp As Gionni Paul said himself, “One soldier goes down, the next one comes up.” Luckily for the Utes, they have a pretty decent linebacker coming in as reinforcement. Paul, a junior transfer from Miami, is in his second week of practice with the Utah defense, taking over as starting MAC linebacker. Healthy for the first time since April, the 5-foot-10, 227-pound bruiser has been generating positive reviews from coaches. Just in time, too: The Utes will be playing without junior Jason Whittingham, ... As Gionni Paul said himself, “One soldier goes down, the next one comes up.” Luckily for the Utes, they have a pretty decent linebacker coming in as reinforcement. Paul, a junior transfer from Miami, is in his second week of practice with the Utah defense, taking over as starting MAC linebacker. Healthy for the first time since April, the 5-foot-10, 227-pound bruiser has been generating positive reviews from coaches. Just in time, too: The Utes will be playing without junior Jason Whittingham, ... 58422220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:33:02 MDT Real Salt Lake: Age isn’t slowing down Javier Morales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421736-77/morales-rsl-argentina-age.html.csp Sandy • The backyard was small, but for the young Javier Morales it was big enough. There, in the Lomas de Zamora area of Buenos Aires, the Real Salt Lake midfielder would stand over the ball, size up the lines painted on the opposite wall that formed the dimensions of a goal, then line up shot after shot, dreaming the dream of soccer-crazed youngsters all over Argentina. “It was small,” Morales grinned, “but that works.” Javier Morales has never needed a lot of room to work in, which is a big p... Sandy • The backyard was small, but for the young Javier Morales it was big enough. There, in the Lomas de Zamora area of Buenos Aires, the Real Salt Lake midfielder would stand over the ball, size up the lines painted on the opposite wall that formed the dimensions of a goal, then line up shot after shot, dreaming the dream of soccer-crazed youngsters all over Argentina. “It was small,” Morales grinned, “but that works.” Javier Morales has never needed a lot of room to work in, which is a big p... 58421736@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:22 MDT Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Petersen has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called P... St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Petersen has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called P... 58421713@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:04:02 MDT Monson: Utah has new reasons for big hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58420765-89/utah-state-monson-reasons.html.csp “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill OK, that’s a little too profound for a column on Utah football. Winny wasn’t a college coach, but … he could have been. There’s both room and reasons for his kind of optimism around here now, as it pertains to the Utes. They seem better, look better, than what we had imagined or expected a few short weeks ago. And, just as important, their circumstances are, too. Th... “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill OK, that’s a little too profound for a column on Utah football. Winny wasn’t a college coach, but … he could have been. There’s both room and reasons for his kind of optimism around here now, as it pertains to the Utes. They seem better, look better, than what we had imagined or expected a few short weeks ago. And, just as important, their circumstances are, too. Th... 58420765@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:41:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Newest Jazzman Booker making inroads in SLC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58417493-87/booker-jazz-cereal-trevor.html.csp Cinnamon Toast Crunch. That’s Trevor Booker’s favorite cereal. Like many NBA players — or people in general — Booker developed eating habits growing up, a taste for something unique. For the new Utah Jazz power forward, it was cereal of all kinds, around 20 bowls a week. With that in mind, as a way of introducing himself to the community, what better way to do so than holding a cereal drive called “Booker’s breakfast assist”? That’s exactly what he did this past Saturday. “It’s something that I’... Cinnamon Toast Crunch. That’s Trevor Booker’s favorite cereal. Like many NBA players — or people in general — Booker developed eating habits growing up, a taste for something unique. For the new Utah Jazz power forward, it was cereal of all kinds, around 20 bowls a week. With that in mind, as a way of introducing himself to the community, what better way to do so than holding a cereal drive called “Booker’s breakfast assist”? That’s exactly what he did this past Saturday. “It’s something that I’... 58417493@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:40:05 MDT BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col... Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col... 58421360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:40:05 MDT Kragthorpe: Pac-12 South’s elite teams showing weaknesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58421093-89/usc-south-teams-ucla.html.csp USC lost to Boston College, with the Trojans’ defense being exploited. UCLA needed a series of clutch plays to overcome Texas. Arizona State allowed a bunch of yards to Colorado. The top half of the Pac-12 South appears vulnerable, even if those three teams are ranked No. 17 or higher in the AP Top 25. Much more evidence about Utah is needed for anyone to make a case that the Utes can contend in the South, but it is fair to say those divisional opponents look less intimidating than they did befo... USC lost to Boston College, with the Trojans’ defense being exploited. UCLA needed a series of clutch plays to overcome Texas. Arizona State allowed a bunch of yards to Colorado. The top half of the Pac-12 South appears vulnerable, even if those three teams are ranked No. 17 or higher in the AP Top 25. Much more evidence about Utah is needed for anyone to make a case that the Utes can contend in the South, but it is fair to say those divisional opponents look less intimidating than they did befo... 58421093@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:40:05 MDT Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice disapproval of NFL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421810-77/nfl-league-anheuser-busch.html.csp Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee; as well as the Minnesota Vikings’ decision... Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee; as well as the Minnesota Vikings’ decision... 58421810@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:48:01 MDT Pac-12 notes: Mora impressed with Neuheisel sticking with Bruins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58421446-89/mora-ucla-neuheisel-pac.html.csp Starting a new coaching regime at a football program is never easy. But when you’re replacing a player’s dad? Just plain tricky. But even though UCLA’s Jim Mora couldn’t be the same kind of coach to Jerry Neuheisel as his father, Rick, he knew he had to be patient. If anyone could understand dealing with a coaching dad being fired, it was Mora, who went through the experience when he was on his father’s staff with the New Orleans Saints. “I know what that’s like,” Mora said. “[Jerry] has been ab... Starting a new coaching regime at a football program is never easy. But when you’re replacing a player’s dad? Just plain tricky. But even though UCLA’s Jim Mora couldn’t be the same kind of coach to Jerry Neuheisel as his father, Rick, he knew he had to be patient. If anyone could understand dealing with a coaching dad being fired, it was Mora, who went through the experience when he was on his father’s staff with the New Orleans Saints. “I know what that’s like,” Mora said. “[Jerry] has been ab... 58421446@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:03 MDT Utah State football: A.D. says 13-game schedule too much for players http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420994-77/state-game-aggies-utah.html.csp Logan • Call Saturday’s game at Arkansas State a bit of a bonus game for the Utah State Aggies. In the future, if Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes has his way, such a game won’t happen. This season’s schedule was one of the most difficult for Barnes to put together because the Aggies had two major changes. Their game with Boise State, originally scheduled as a non-conference game, became a league game during conference realignment, and Utah bought its way out of a game against the Aggie... Logan • Call Saturday’s game at Arkansas State a bit of a bonus game for the Utah State Aggies. In the future, if Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes has his way, such a game won’t happen. This season’s schedule was one of the most difficult for Barnes to put together because the Aggies had two major changes. Their game with Boise State, originally scheduled as a non-conference game, became a league game during conference realignment, and Utah bought its way out of a game against the Aggie... 58420994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:21:03 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421061-77/yards-dale-forest-iron.html.csp Forest Dale • Elaine Hillas. No. 6, 86 yards, 9-iron. With Susan Curtis and Carolin Cady. Forest Dale • Darla McIver. No. 6, 86 yards, wedge. With Dennis McIver. Oakridge • Bill Curnow. No. 15, 184 yards, 5-iron. With Steve Taylor, Alfred Krahenbuhl, Lasse Bang. Forest Dale • Elaine Hillas. No. 6, 86 yards, 9-iron. With Susan Curtis and Carolin Cady. Forest Dale • Darla McIver. No. 6, 86 yards, wedge. With Dennis McIver. Oakridge • Bill Curnow. No. 15, 184 yards, 5-iron. With Steve Taylor, Alfred Krahenbuhl, Lasse Bang. 58421061@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Barkley paints with broad brush in defending Peterson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420283-77/barkley-abuse-child-defense.html.csp In the midst of all the television talk about domestic violence and the NFL over the weekend, with players and even sportscasters suspended for what they’ve done and said, the most appalling comments came on CBS’ “NFL Today” when guest Charles Barkley defended child abuse. That’s harsh, but that’s what happened. Barkley defended Adrian Peterson abusing his child. If you’ve seen the pictures of what Peterson did to his 4-year-old son, beating him with a branch, there’s no gray area. There is no ... In the midst of all the television talk about domestic violence and the NFL over the weekend, with players and even sportscasters suspended for what they’ve done and said, the most appalling comments came on CBS’ “NFL Today” when guest Charles Barkley defended child abuse. That’s harsh, but that’s what happened. Barkley defended Adrian Peterson abusing his child. If you’ve seen the pictures of what Peterson did to his 4-year-old son, beating him with a branch, there’s no gray area. There is no ... 58420283@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:19:07 MDT Utah football: Utes want to play villian in road trip to Michigan (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58417089-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp Going into an enemy stadium sets off a special kind of chill. The thrill Brian Blechen gets from being in a stadium packed with fans rooting against him is why he says being the road team isn’t nerve-wracking — it’s fun. “Just knowing as much as we want to protect our house, they want to do the same,” he said. “It’s fun to see all their colors up in the stands and come away with the victory. Just that challenge is exciting to me.” Blechen smiled: “I like coming in and being the bad guy.” The Ute... Going into an enemy stadium sets off a special kind of chill. The thrill Brian Blechen gets from being in a stadium packed with fans rooting against him is why he says being the road team isn’t nerve-wracking — it’s fun. “Just knowing as much as we want to protect our house, they want to do the same,” he said. “It’s fun to see all their colors up in the stands and come away with the victory. Just that challenge is exciting to me.” Blechen smiled: “I like coming in and being the bad guy.” The Ute... 58417089@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:05:10 MDT Program that accepted Ray Rice rare in domestic cases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420304-77/rice-cases-domestic-program.html.csp Trenton, N.J. • The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask. Only 70 of the more than 15,000 domestic violence assault cases adjudicated from 2010 to 2013 in New Jersey’s Superior Court were admitted into the pretrial intervention program, according to records obtained by The Associated P... Trenton, N.J. • The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask. Only 70 of the more than 15,000 domestic violence assault cases adjudicated from 2010 to 2013 in New Jersey’s Superior Court were admitted into the pretrial intervention program, according to records obtained by The Associated P... 58420304@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:56:01 MDT Braves’ new stadium has a name — SunTrust Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420299-77/braves-stadium-atlanta-park.html.csp Atlanta • The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project. Terms of the 25-year deal were not released. Braves chairman Terry McGuirk says the sponsorship was factored into the $697 million budget. Even though Turner F... Atlanta • The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project. Terms of the 25-year deal were not released. Braves chairman Terry McGuirk says the sponsorship was factored into the $697 million budget. Even though Turner F... 58420299@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:01 MDT Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420289-77/peterson-minnesota-vikings-child.html.csp St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. He has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called Peterson’s... St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. He has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called Peterson’s... 58420289@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:54:03 MDT