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Canadian football: Calgary tops Ottawa to prevail in Grey Cup


Reuters
Updated: 26-11-2018 13:46 IST
Canadian football: Calgary tops Ottawa to prevail in Grey Cup

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Canadian football: Calgary tops Ottawa to prevail in Grey Cup

The Calgary Stampeders made it third time lucky when they secured the 106th Grey Cup Canadian Football title with a 27-16 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks in Edmonton on Sunday. The Stampeders had lost the Canadian Football League (CFL) title game with narrow defeats in consecutive years, but earned redemption at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium to lift an eighth Grey Cup.

Brady sets all-time NFL passing mark

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the NFL's all-time leader in career passing yards against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. The 41-year-old Brady's 4-yard pass to running back Sony Michel in the second quarter was the record setter.

NFL roundup: Rivers sets single-game passing marks

Philip Rivers threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns while also setting an NFL record for consecutive completions to start a game, and the Los Angeles Chargers overcame a double-digit deficit and rolled to a 45-10 victory Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals in Carson, Calif. Rivers completed his first 25 pass attempts against the Cardinals, breaking the record of 22 set by the Washington Redskins' Mark Brunell in 2006. Rivers also tied the record for consecutive completions overall with Ryan Tannehill, who set his mark over consecutive games.

Soccer: Atlanta close in on MLS Cup place after win over Red Bulls

Atlanta United have one foot in the Major League Soccer (MLS) championship match after beating New York Red Bulls 3-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday. In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City battled to a 0-0 draw in their opening leg.

Olympics: AOC slams funding cuts for minor sports ahead of Tokyo

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has hit out at funding cuts to minor sports announced on Monday, saying they would create "enormous problems" for planning and budgeting ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games. The government-funded Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) announced a new investment model which will boost high performance funds for a number of sports but cut funding to others deemed to have lower medal-winning chances.

College football notebook: Helton keeps job at USC

Southern California football coach Clay Helton will return in 2019, despite widespread speculation he would be fired following a year that saw the Trojans win only five games and fail to qualify for a bowl berth. The Trojans (5-7) concluded the season with a 24-17 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night.

NBA roundup: Butler's last-second 3 sends Sixers past Nets

Jimmy Butler hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a wild 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night in New York. Butler, who was questionable to play due to a sprained left ankle, scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit his second game-winner since joining Philadelphia in a trade from Minnesota on Nov. 12.

49ers release LB Foster after latest domestic violence arrest

San Francisco linebacker Reuben Foster was released by the 49ers on Sunday morning, hours after he was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on suspicion of domestic-violence battery. General manager John Lynch told reporters Sunday morning that he and head coach Kyle Shanahan were disappointed in Foster, who was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges.

NHL roundup: Lightning overwhelm Devils

Tampa Bay blitzed visiting New Jersey for the second time in less than a month as four different forwards scored on four of the first seven shots in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Devils on Sunday. The Lightning exploded Friday for three goals in the first 10 minutes of a 4-2 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks, and they bettered that output Sunday, scoring four times in the opening 11:25 against Devils goalie Cory Schneider.

NFL notebook: Ramsey credits QB he trash-talked

The "trash" quarterback topped the trash-talker on Sunday as Josh Allen's Buffalo Bills earned a 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and cornerback Jalen Ramsey in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ramsey made headlines last summer when he criticized the Bills' selection of Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the draft, telling GQ magazine, "I think Allen is trash. I don't care what nobody say. He's trash. ... We play them this year, and I'm excited as hell. I hope he's their starting quarterback."


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