TORONTO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TORONTO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) MLS: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Seattle over FC Dallas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812647-77/seattle-dallas-dempsey-goal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812647-77/seattle-dallas-dempsey-goal.html.csp">MLS: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Seattle over FC Dallas</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frisco, Texas • Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night. Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when he fired a shot from inside of 6 yards into the center of the net. He had three goals in his last game in Seattle’s 4-4 tie with Portland. Seattle handed Dallas its first loss of the season. Seattle tied it 2 on an own goal by Dallas’ Stephen Keel in the 75th minute. The goal came after Dempsey attempted a cross from th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578126472014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812647@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:12:41 MDT NHL: The not so Great White North this season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57808629-77/calgary-vancouver-games-montreal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57808629-77/calgary-vancouver-games-montreal.html.csp">NHL: The not so Great White North this season</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T21:35:10.017-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the first time since 1973, there is just one Canadian team in the NHL postseason. The Montreal Canadiens represent the nation’s only hope of ending a 21-year Stanley Cup drought, and that’s a long shot. Across the rest of the country, disappointment reigns. “It’s not fun, for sure,” said Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri, who spent parts of three seasons with Montreal. “The players on the team, I can tell you for sure, feel it. It weighs a lot on you, no doubt. “That’s part of also what...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578086292014-04-12T21:35:10.017-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T21:35:10.017-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Jay McClement, Dave Bolland and David Clarkson scored for the Maple Leafs, who got 20 saves from Jonathan Bernier in his first victory since March 10. The two points were the first Toronto picked up since beating Los Angeles on March 13. It put the Leafs at 82 points, still behind Detroit (84) and Columbus (83) in the Eastern Conference wild-card race. Matt Stajan and Kris Rus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577613862014-04-02T18:21:40.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T18:21:40.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57761386@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:21:40 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL delivers Toronto FC reality check in 3-0 win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57748113-77/rsl-toronto-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57748113-77/rsl-toronto-lake-salt.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: RSL delivers Toronto FC reality check in 3-0 win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T14:10:35.027-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • For all the headlines and conversations Toronto FC sparked with its monumental redesign this offseason, a road test against a proven club undoubtedly motivated by the chatter of shiny new signings turned out to be a shellacking. It was only a matter of time before a reality check was handed down to the club that created all the ruckus, doling out millions upon millions of dollars for high-profile players from around the globe. Real Salt Lake presented that check on a balmy Utah night. Po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57748113@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:10:35 MDT Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto a high-profile regular season match http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57743542-77/rsl-tfc-toronto-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57743542-77/rsl-tfc-toronto-season.html.csp">Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto a high-profile regular season match</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:53.508-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Presented with its lone opportunity to perhaps make a statement against the new darling of Major League Soccer this season, Real Salt Lake’s objective versus Toronto FC is to look beyond the gargantuan contracts and big-name signings flooding the field at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night. More important is earning a win and three points. RSL and TFC will do battle just once in 2014 when the Western Conference powerhouse squares off against the Eastern Conference club that completely r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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The highly-anticipated — and also sole matchup of 2014 — between Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC provides an early-season barometer for each side. Real Salt Lake, the perennial title contender forged from shrewd and important signings throu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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That was before his shocking move from Italy’s Serie A giant AS Roma back to Major League Soccer, joining Toronto FC in early January. But before TFC rolls into Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night, I spoke with the U.S. star about his first few weeks back in the MLS saddle, what motivates him, his outlook on RSL ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Oshie and former Leafs forward Alex Steen also scored for St. Louis, which passed Boston for the most points in the NHL with 105. Ryan Miller made 21 saves to improve to 32-15-3 in his career against Toronto. The Blues have won 10 of 13 games since acquiring Miller and forward Steve Ott from Buffalo bef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577308142014-03-26T18:57:26.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T18:57:26.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Already beat up just two weeks into the season, Joao Plata’s untimely hamstring strain last Saturday put a damper on the 2014 home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium. Plata joins a fluctuating list of injured important players that has already featured Chris Schuler and Javier Morales to Devon Sandoval and Sebastian Velasquez. While Schuler made his 2014 debut Saturday after off-season ankle surgery and Morales battled back from an injury tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57729933@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:25 MDT Real Salt Lake: Next up? Star-studded Toronto FC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57719481-77/toronto-lake-salt-defoe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57719481-77/toronto-lake-salt-defoe.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Next up? Star-studded Toronto FC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T12:29:05.867-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Between facing the L.A. Galaxy in the home opener and the much-anticipated trip back to Sporting Park for a rematch of last year’s 2013 MLS Cup final against Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake faces a showdown that in previous years could be considered buffer match. But this Toronto FC team set to roll into Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday certainly isn’t the Toronto FC of old. Coming off of its 1-1 draw against the Galaxy in the 2014 home opener, Real Salt Lake’s arduous early-season sla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719481@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:29:05 MDT MLS: Jermain Defoe scores again to lift Toronto FC over D.C. United http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57715252-77/toronto-scored-defoe-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57715252-77/toronto-scored-defoe-games.html.csp">MLS: Jermain Defoe scores again to lift Toronto FC over D.C. United</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T22:16:54.935-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toronto • England star Jermain Defoe scored his third MLS goal in two games to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 win over D.C. United in Toronto’s home opener Saturday. Defoe scored twice in his MLS debut last week in Seattle and could have had four goals on the day before he finally scored in the 60th minute after Brazilian strike partner Gilberto was sent in alone by a beautiful through ball from U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley. Goalie Bill Hamid made the save but the ball was cleared only as far as De...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577152522014-03-22T22:16:54.935-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T22:16:54.935-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Ranger left the ice on a stretcher after his head hit the boards following a first-period hit from Alex Killorn. Ranger was “stable, conscious and alert,” according to the Maple Leafs, after being taken to the hospital for what the team called a “precautionary assessment.” With 4.1 seconds left in the fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577046042014-03-20T17:04:02.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T17:04:02.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Ford, who is seeking re-election despite the drug scandal engulfing him, acknowledged last year after months of denials that he smoked crack in a “drunken stupor” after police said they obtained the video, which has never been released to the public. Ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Defoe’s debut upstaged the return of U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley to MLS in his first game for Toronto. Defoe and Bradley were the centerpieces of a major offseason makeover by Toronto that also included the acquisition of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar on loan. All three made their season debut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576887942014-03-15T23:33:13.381-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T23:33:13.381-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Bills and their Toronto partner, Rogers Communications, announced Wednesday they were putting a hold on the series for one season. The postponement will allow both sides to work on enhancing future games, the release said. That means the Bills will be playing all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium this year. The decision c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576358962014-03-06T16:33:35.829-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T16:33:35.829-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Jamie Benn’s slap shot from the blue line deflected off Chiasson and past goalie Jhonas Enroth for a power-play goal at 10:25 of the third. Ruff posted his first 571 wins with the Sabres before joining the Stars. Defensemen Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski both scored their t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576308922014-03-05T17:18:03.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T17:18:03.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630892@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:03 MDT