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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: November 3, 2014

In the Nov. 3 edition of The Hockey News ? and just in time for Halloween ? it's our Fear Issue, covering everything chilling about the world hockey



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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:05 pm

The Blair Necessities



U of R Action This Weekend



Home Events (Canada West)
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Friday (6:00 p.m.) at CKHS
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Friday (7:30 p.m.) at CKHS
Rams Football – vs. Manitoba, Saturday (2:00 p.m.) at Mosaic Stadium – Access7, 620 CKRM
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Saturday (5:00 p.m.) at CKHS
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Saturday (6:30 p.m.) at CKHS

Away Events (Canada West)
Women’s Hockey – at UBC, Friday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.
Women’s Hockey – at UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.

Away Events (non-conference)
Men’s Basketball – vs. York, Friday (2:00 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.
Wrestling – at Dinos Invitational, Saturday in Calgary, Alta.
Cross Country – at Stewart Cup, Saturday in Calgary, Alta.
Men’s Basketball – vs. Windsor, Saturday (2:00 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.
Men’s Basketball – at Brock, Sunday (2:30 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.

Rams Football –The Rams (1-5) suffered a heartbreaking loss at UBC on Saturday, taking a one-point lead on the first play of the fourth but surrendering a pair of rouges – including with two minutes remaining – in the final quarter to lose 33-32. The Rams now need to win both of their remaining games to make the postseason and will also require some help on the out-of-town scoreboard. Fortunately for the Rams, both of their final games are at home – beginning with Saturday’s Week 7 matchup against Manitoba at Mosaic Stadium (2 p.m.).

Women’s Volleyball –The Cougars (0-2) started out their conference season on the road last weekend with a three-set loss to Manitoba on Friday and a four-set loss to the Bisons on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars will now prepare for their Canada West home openers this weekend at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport, as they’ll host Winnipeg (3-1) on Friday (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (5:00 p.m.).

Men’s Volleyball –After opening up Canada West play with a pair of road losses to Manitoba, the Cougars (0-2) will play their first home conference matches of the season this Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (6:30 p.m.) against Winnipeg (3-1). The men’s matches will follow the conclusion of the women’s matches both nights.

Women’s Hockey –The Cougars (1-2-2-1) recorded their third consecutive weekend split on Friday and Saturday, losing 5-3 to No. 10 Calgary in the first game of the two-game set before Emma Waldenberger’s successful attempt in the first round of the shootout stood as the only goal of the game in a 1-0 U of R win on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars are back in action this weekend with a pair of road games at No. 5 UBC (3-1-1-1).

Men’s Basketball –The Cougars won two of their three games on their road swing against NAIA opposition last weekend, starting out with a 69-63 win over Dickinson State on Friday. They were then edged 79-71 by Mayville State before finishing the trip with a strong effort in an 82-63 victory over Jamestown on Sunday. The Cougars are back at it this weekend with a trip to Ontario for a non-conference tournament hosted by Brock that will see them play York, Windsor, and the host Badgers.

Cross Country (Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 9) – Now entering the stretch run of the 2014 schedule, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Calgary this Saturday to run in the Stewart Cup. It’ll be the final race for both Cougar teams before the 2014 CIS Championships, which will be hosted on Nov. 8 by Memorial University in St. John’s, N.L.

Wrestling –The Cougars have their first meet of the 2014-15 season this weekend, as the men’s and the women’s teams will make the trip west to participate in the Dinos Invitational at the University of Calgary. It’s the first of three consecutive weekends of competition for the women’s team, with the Cougars also to compete in the Clan International on Nov. 1 and the Wesmen Invitational on Nov. 8.

Men’s Hockey –The Cougars (0-8-0) lost twice at Calgary last weekend, falling 5-0 on Saturday before having their comeback fall just short in a 3-2 loss on Saturday that saw them come back from a three-goal deficit with third-period goals by Austin Bourhis and Cody Fowlie. The Cougars will have this weekend off to regroup before returning to action on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at home against UBC.

Women’s Basketball –The Cougars went 2-1 at a non-conference tournament hosted by McGill over the weekend, defeating both Toronto and Lakehead but losing to the host Martlets. Alyssia Kajati led the Cougars in scoring all three games, piling up 23 on Friday, 14 on Saturday, and 21 on Sunday. The Cougars finish non-conference play with an 8-3 record against CIS competition and will have a weekend off before travelling to Victoria to begin Canada West play on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (5-5-2) were eliminated from postseason contention after 3-0 and 3-1 road losses to Saskatchewan on Saturday and Sunday. The matches are the final of the 2014 season for the Cougars, who finish in fifth place in the Prairie Division with 17 points and will graduate fifth-year players Molly Glass, Melanie King, and Jayde McFee

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:16 pm

Metro



Kavaguti, Smirnov take Skate America pairs short

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Yuka Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia topped the Skate America pairs short program on Saturday. It was a strong start for the pair, who took fourth at the 2010 Olympics but were non-qualifiers for Sochi … Continue Reading

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:17 pm

Yahoo Sports Blog



Parking incident sparks charges against Titans player

Shonn Greene #23 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during a game on October 5, 2014 in Nashville, TennesseeTennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene faces a series of charges after trying to avoid a parking ticket, police in Tennessee said Saturday. The police department in Franklin, Tennessee, south of Nashville said in a release that the NFL player was arrested and his bond set at $2,000 after the incident on Friday, which ended with him charged with resisting a stop after leaving the scene of an incident, a handicapped parking violation, driving on a revoked or suspended license and reckless driving. According to police, a parking enforcement officer was in the process of writing a ticket for Greene's car for parking illegally in a spot reserved for handicapped drivers when the incident occurred. Police said Greene "showed no regard for the parking enforcement officer's safety, or the safety of others, as he recklessly evaded the parking enforcement officer over what would have been a simple parking ticket."



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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:47 pm

Canada.com



Royals hold off Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 edge in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO – Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious. He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked […]

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:01 am

T.S.N.



Kershaw pitches Dodgers to second straight NL West title

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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Posted on 25 September 2014 | 1:23 am

The Joy of Sox



World Series 4: Giants 11, Royals 4

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Ned Yost did not realize - or, being charitable, he forgot - that he was allowed to use his best relievers before the seventh inning. The Giants pummeled rookie Brandon Finnegan for three runs in the sixth, sending eight men to the plate and turning a 4-4 tie into a 7-4 San Francisco lead. Pablo Sandoval's two-run single was the big blow.

And then Yost brought Finnegan back out for the seventh! The beleaguered lefty allowed a single and a walk before finally being relieved. The Giants went on to score four times in the inning - and their rout in Game 4 has tied the Word Series at two games apiece.

Hunter Pence (3-for-5) reached base five times, driving in three runs and scoring twice. ... Joe Panik (2-for-4) doubled twice, scored twice, and drove in two runs. ... Gregor Blanco (2-for-4) singled twice, walked, and scored three runs. ... Sandoval was 2-for-5, with two RBI.

Yusmeiro Petit threw three shutout innings for the Giants while his teammates were claiming the lead.






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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:24 am

The Blair Necessities



U of R Action This Weekend



Home Events (Canada West)
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Friday (6:00 p.m.) at CKHS
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Friday (7:30 p.m.) at CKHS
Rams Football – vs. Manitoba, Saturday (2:00 p.m.) at Mosaic Stadium – Access7, 620 CKRM
Women’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Saturday (5:00 p.m.) at CKHS
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Winnipeg, Saturday (6:30 p.m.) at CKHS

Away Events (Canada West)
Women’s Hockey – at UBC, Friday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.
Women’s Hockey – at UBC, Saturday (7:00 p.m. PDT) in Vancouver, B.C.

Away Events (non-conference)
Men’s Basketball – vs. York, Friday (2:00 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.
Wrestling – at Dinos Invitational, Saturday in Calgary, Alta.
Cross Country – at Stewart Cup, Saturday in Calgary, Alta.
Men’s Basketball – vs. Windsor, Saturday (2:00 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.
Men’s Basketball – at Brock, Sunday (2:30 p.m. EDT) in St. Catharines, Ont.

Rams Football –The Rams (1-5) suffered a heartbreaking loss at UBC on Saturday, taking a one-point lead on the first play of the fourth but surrendering a pair of rouges – including with two minutes remaining – in the final quarter to lose 33-32. The Rams now need to win both of their remaining games to make the postseason and will also require some help on the out-of-town scoreboard. Fortunately for the Rams, both of their final games are at home – beginning with Saturday’s Week 7 matchup against Manitoba at Mosaic Stadium (2 p.m.).

Women’s Volleyball –The Cougars (0-2) started out their conference season on the road last weekend with a three-set loss to Manitoba on Friday and a four-set loss to the Bisons on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars will now prepare for their Canada West home openers this weekend at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport, as they’ll host Winnipeg (3-1) on Friday (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (5:00 p.m.).

Men’s Volleyball –After opening up Canada West play with a pair of road losses to Manitoba, the Cougars (0-2) will play their first home conference matches of the season this Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (6:30 p.m.) against Winnipeg (3-1). The men’s matches will follow the conclusion of the women’s matches both nights.

Women’s Hockey –The Cougars (1-2-2-1) recorded their third consecutive weekend split on Friday and Saturday, losing 5-3 to No. 10 Calgary in the first game of the two-game set before Emma Waldenberger’s successful attempt in the first round of the shootout stood as the only goal of the game in a 1-0 U of R win on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars are back in action this weekend with a pair of road games at No. 5 UBC (3-1-1-1).

Men’s Basketball –The Cougars won two of their three games on their road swing against NAIA opposition last weekend, starting out with a 69-63 win over Dickinson State on Friday. They were then edged 79-71 by Mayville State before finishing the trip with a strong effort in an 82-63 victory over Jamestown on Sunday. The Cougars are back at it this weekend with a trip to Ontario for a non-conference tournament hosted by Brock that will see them play York, Windsor, and the host Badgers.

Cross Country (Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 9) – Now entering the stretch run of the 2014 schedule, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Calgary this Saturday to run in the Stewart Cup. It’ll be the final race for both Cougar teams before the 2014 CIS Championships, which will be hosted on Nov. 8 by Memorial University in St. John’s, N.L.

Wrestling –The Cougars have their first meet of the 2014-15 season this weekend, as the men’s and the women’s teams will make the trip west to participate in the Dinos Invitational at the University of Calgary. It’s the first of three consecutive weekends of competition for the women’s team, with the Cougars also to compete in the Clan International on Nov. 1 and the Wesmen Invitational on Nov. 8.

Men’s Hockey –The Cougars (0-8-0) lost twice at Calgary last weekend, falling 5-0 on Saturday before having their comeback fall just short in a 3-2 loss on Saturday that saw them come back from a three-goal deficit with third-period goals by Austin Bourhis and Cody Fowlie. The Cougars will have this weekend off to regroup before returning to action on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at home against UBC.

Women’s Basketball –The Cougars went 2-1 at a non-conference tournament hosted by McGill over the weekend, defeating both Toronto and Lakehead but losing to the host Martlets. Alyssia Kajati led the Cougars in scoring all three games, piling up 23 on Friday, 14 on Saturday, and 21 on Sunday. The Cougars finish non-conference play with an 8-3 record against CIS competition and will have a weekend off before travelling to Victoria to begin Canada West play on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (5-5-2) were eliminated from postseason contention after 3-0 and 3-1 road losses to Saskatchewan on Saturday and Sunday. The matches are the final of the 2014 season for the Cougars, who finish in fifth place in the Prairie Division with 17 points and will graduate fifth-year players Molly Glass, Melanie King, and Jayde McFee

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:16 pm

Roto Rob



Start ‘em, Sit ‘em: Cheers to Reggie Bush

The timid and meek may not want read articles like this. Our hope is that together we can push the needle into the Fantasy playoffs. We realize it's tough each and every week and that's why we are at your service with your Start ‘em or Sit ‘em picks for Week Eight.

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:53 pm

Rider Prophet



Riders vs. Stampeders:




Friday the Riders travel to Calgary for a showdown with the League leading Stampeders. The Riders will be looking for their first win in over a month and our first win over a playoff-bound team since we beat BC back in August.

The Stamps will be an interesting team to watch over the final weeks of the regular season. They have first place locked up meaning that their next meaningful game will be the West final a month from now. You can bet that what happened last year is looming large on their mind when they also had 1st locked up and played their starters in the final game of the regular season. They ended up losing McDaniel and both starting DTs to injury in that meaningless game. While it wasn’t only reason they lost (cough 7 turnovers cough), trying to stop Kory Sheets and our OL with back-up DTs was certainly a factor in that game. So the Stamps will need to strike a delicate balance of protecting key players and not letting the team get rusty between now and the playoffs. We already know Cornish will sit out and I imagine a couple more vets will as well. Apparently Cornish is blaming “sliding on his hardwood at home” as contributing to his injury… which ranks right up there with Sandro DeAngelis blaming home renos for his poor performance in terms of excuses,

Seems the Riders are in the "resting players" boat too. Having resigned ourselves to the reality that no matter what happens in the next 2 games we will be on the road for the duration of the playoffs, we will be resting Dressler, Best and Allen. The fact that next week is a bye likely plays into that decision as well. My preference would be to push to win enough games to not crossover as the team historically gets way more pumped up for West road games then East ones but I get the desire to let our best players be healthy when it matters most.

I really think it’s important for the Riders to win at least one of the final 2 games. It may not matter standings wise but I really think we need that winning feeling again to build momentum for the playoffs. At the start of this year the team believed … hell they knew they could overcome adversity during a game. Recently, they just haven’t been doing that. We saw a more confidence with credible QB under centre last week but really need to take that next step and translate that into that elusive win.

Offensively, we need to see progression from Joseph. Hopefully he is closer to game shape this week and hopefully he improves his play. Calgary will have the benefit of film on Joseph running our O (something Edmonton did not). A big key will be finding balance offensively. Generally we have been too reliant on the run and last week the run just wasn’t there and we had to throw a lot. Success will lie in finding that middle ground. Keith Toston will finally get his chance (as fans have been clamouring for all year), if he’s even half as good as the hype he’s managed to garner then he will be some sort of unstoppable force. We really did not effectively use Will Ford’s speed (not that I see his departure as a huge loss) so maybe Toston’s power will fit better into our plans. With Dressler out, other receivers will need to step up. I’ve mentioned before that I like Korey Williams and hope we keep him involved. I really want to see Getzlaf turn in a “Stampeder Killer” performance like the ones that made him famous. He has really been Getzlafing the ball the year (it’s a valid verb, trust me) and we need consistency from him if we want the postseason to be more than 1 and done. Not sure if Labatte will be back this week or not but if not our much vaunted O-line could be reduced to Adcock/Watman/Picard/Clark/Heenan. Stamps will likely look to eliminate the run and force Joseph to do the hard work himself (just cause it’s obvious doesn’t mean it’s not true). To counter that I think we need to not give up completely on the run (pretty safe bet with this team) and we need to take advantage and make the passing plays that are there. A few deep balls for a big gain would really help open things up underneath. Joseph really telegraphed his deep shots last week and wasn’t very accurate (not that he was ever known for his deep accuracy) so that needs to change. Bottom line, Joseph needs to take command of this offense and continue producing and scoring. Bagg and Geztlaf are the guys I think we need to lean on.

Defensively, we won’t have to worry about Cornish which makes life easier in the run stopping department. I thought we did a decent job against Cornish last game and Walter is no Cornish so we should be good. Normally I’d worry about Mitchell’s mobility but I’m guessing he’ll be under coach’s orders to play it pretty conservative in terms of exposing himself to injury. He will still run but likely be very picking about when. If Maze is back then I like our secondary matching up on what’s left of Calgary’s receivers (Fuller, Sinopoli, McDaniel and West all out). If he’s out then the task becomes much harder. Maurice Price is the dangerous one so limiting the big plays to him will be a key. I hope Brackenridge gets the chance to drill Price if for no other reason than my general dislike of the guy (a feeling I think shared by many). We need to win the battle of the trenches in order to get the edge defensively. Fortunately we have the talent along the D-line to do so. If it was me I would rest John Chick. The bye is next week and I’ve long thought he’s nicked up. I wouldn’t volunteer to be the guy to tell him he wasn’t playing mind you.

Really tough to say what to expect in this game with both teams resting so many key players. Given that it’s a home game and they hate us, I expect the Stamps play us hard regardless of the unimportance of the game in the standings. Word is the game is damn near sold out so the good news is the Riders will have a large chunk of the crowd on their side. I predict will be start slow and fall behind early but claw back and make a game of it by halftime. I think the Riders will manage to keep it close but this one just isn’t feeling good for a victory. I think we could win… hell we almost beat them in a meaningful game with Tino Suneri. My gut just says we will have to wait until the final game of the regular season to get back in the win column.  

Stamps by 7

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Buzzing the Net Junior Hockey



NHL draft finally here: the coast-to-coast

WHL

Leon Draisaitl to the Edmonton Oilers at No. 3 overall seems a lock, eh? (Edmonton Journal)

You wanted a comprehensive draft preview that would help kill two hours at work today? You got one! Thank you. (The Pipeline Show)

Guy Flaming has a mock draft that will knock your socks off. (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Philadelphia Flyers beat writer Frank Seravilli also has an extremely cromulent mock that projects Sam Reinhart to join the Calgary Flames. (Philly.com)

Ken Warren has a rundown on the top 10 available prospects. (Postmedia)

Moose Jaw Warriors beat reporter Katie Brickman explains why teams will look past centre Brayden Point's lack of size. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Edmonton Oil Kings defender Dysin Mayo figures the long playoff run goosed his draft stock. Did it do the same for his teammate, left wing Brett Pollock? (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Tim Hunter is interviewing again about the Vancouver Giants coaching job, writes Steve Ewen. (Vancouver Province)

Comeback story for this season ahead: Kootenay's Tanner Faith coming back from shoulder surgery. (Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

OHL

The Florida Panthers still have the No. 1 pick on the table, apparently. (USA Today)

Today's should-read: how Michael Dal Colle has come out stronger due to his family's challenges. (CBC Sports)

Josh Ho-Sang to the Habs? Why not? (A Winning Habit)

Bob Duff takes the long view, comparing Aaron Ekblad to another Windsor-area defenceman who went No. 1 overall 20 years ago, Ed Jovanoski. (Windsor Star)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a checkered draft history? That explains so, so much. (National Post)

Sam Bennett says people "don't know why" the draft class lacks a potential superstar. Far be it to suggest it has to do with who does the analysis. (Columbus Dispatch)

This is more like it: a mock draft with Peterborough's Nick Ritchie in the top five. (SBN College Hockey)

Sault Ste. Marie's intuitive defender, Kyle Jenkins, is an intriguing possibility as a Day 2 pick. (Sault Star)

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads GM Cam Russell predicts speedy striker Nikolaj Ehlers will go "very high" on Friday. Like No. 6 overall to Vancouver high? Who knows? How about No. 7 overall to Carolina? (Metro Halifax)

Damn right Charlottetown goalie Mason McDonald is stoked for the draft. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Cape Breton's Julien Pelletier should become the first player from Thurso, Que., to be drafted in 21 years. (Le Droit)

Quebec Remparts overage goalie François Brassard is working toward getting a free-agent shot after being put back in the draft pool by his hometown Ottawa Senators. (Le Soleil)

Feel-good story: Rimouski grad Jimmy Oligny, a rugged rearguard, has signed an AHL deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. (hockeyfights.com)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.


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Posted on 27 June 2014 | 11:06 am

Sports on the Web



Two Wild Card teams refuse to lose and meet in the World Series

The World Series is now front and center in the sports news and sports on the web. It will be the second time in MLB Playoffs history that the teams battling in the World Series are both wild card teams. The first was the Angels beating the Giants in the 2002 World Series. Taking the […]

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 3:55 pm

Vancouver Sun



Canuck road trip ends with ugly 7-3 loss in Colorado

The Vancouver Canucks ran out of gas on their road trip.

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:54 am

Rod Pederson



ARGOS 26 TICATS 24

TORONTO - Mitchell Gale's one-yard TD run with just over five minutes remaining to play led the Toronto Argonauts to a thrilling 26-24 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday.

Gale scored at 9:43 of the fourth to put Toronto ahead 25-21 after Hamilton stopped Steve Slaton short on third-and-one but was flagged for being offside. That gave the Argos a fresh set of downs as Gale's TD came after Swayze Waters connected from 29 yards out at 3:14.

Hamilton pulled to within 25-24 with Justin Medlock's 45-yard field goal at 12:29. Toronto took the ball at its own 35 and Ricky Ray promptly marched the Argos to the Ticats' 24 but Waters' 31-yard field goal was wide at 14:39 for the single, making it a two-point game.

Hamilton took over at its 35 and drove to its 48 before James Yurichuk sacked Ticats quarterback Zach Collaros to end the game, delighting the loud Rogers Centre gathering of 19,258 with the roof closed.

With the win, Toronto (7-9) moved into a second-place tie with Hamilton (7-9) in the East, two points behind the Montreal Alouettes (8-8). The Argos can still finish first in the division with wins next weekend against the Als and then Ottawa the final weekend of the season.

Toronto also captured the season series 2-1, meaning the Argos will secure the higher spot if the two teams end the season tied in the standings.

Hamilton would've clinched a playoff spot with a win and finishes the season with games against Ottawa and Montreal.

NOTES - There was a moment of silence before the opening kickoff to honour the memory of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Frank Cirillo, who died in separate incidents this past week . . . Running back Curtis Steele and linebacker Greg Jones didn't dress for Toronto while Hamilton's scratches were defensive back Emanuel Jones and offensive lineman Jeremy Lewis. Jones had 12 tackles for Toronto last weekend against Montreal . . . . The Ticats have used 54 different players in their starting lineup this season. That includes 12 different starters on both the offensive and defensive lines . . . Ray made his 188th career start and 16th straight for Toronto while Collaros started just 18th CFL game . . . Hamilton cornerback Delvin Breaux turned 25 on Saturday.

(The Canadian Press)

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:28 pm

Yahoo Sports



Real Madrid beats Barcelona 3-1 in El Clasico (Yahoo Sports)

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25:  Pepe of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team's 2nd goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 25, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Real Madrid beat its Spanish archrival in convincing fashion on goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema on Saturday.



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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:34 am

Toronto Sports Media



Seen & Heard – Weekend Edition

  by mike in boston / @mikeinboston / hatemailaccount at gmail   One of the first things I noticed when I moved to the States was how much I had taken CBC News for granted. In the U.S. news is a commodity and various stations […]

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:36 am

Star Sports



Ottawa gunman hit by several volleys from security forces before fatal shot


OTTAWA—The gunman who charged into Parliament after shooting a Canadian Forces reservist was struck by nearly a dozen bullets from security officers and finally was brought down by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.

Several sources, who have requested anonymity, have confirmed to The Canadian Press that Michael Zehaf Bibeau was fatally wounded by Vickers near the door of the Parliamentary library.

Police have said that Vickers was involved in Wednesday’s gunfight with Zehaf Bibeau.

Security video released by the RCMP on Thursday showed Zehaf Bibeau’s deadly race from the National War Memorial after he shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and hijacked a ministerial car before bursting into the Parliament buildings.

He ran in to Parliament’s Centre Block through the main entrance with RCMP officers in hot pursuit.

The RCMP is charged with assuring the security of the exterior of the Parliament buildings.

A security service source says the gunman was intercepted by a House of Commons security guard who unsuccessfully tried to wrestle his gun away from him.

The guard yelled “Gun!” to warn his colleagues and tried to yank the barrel of the weapon down but Zehaf Bibeau managed to fire, wounding the man.

The gunman then bolted several metres down the Hall of Honour with police and guards chasing him. Shots were fired.

Zehaf Bibeau, his body riddled with bullets, huddled behind a column by the Parliamentary library. It was there that Vickers fired the fatal shots.

The slaying of Cirillo was the second killing of a soldier this week.

On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was fatally injured when a man identified as Martin Rouleau used his vehicle to run him and a colleague down in a parking lot of a federal building south of Montreal.

Rouleau, 25, fled the scene but was later shot dead after a pursuit in which his car rolled over. Friends said he had become increasingly radicalized.


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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:47 pm

Ottawa Citizen Sports



Fury FC scores four in first away win in its history

Ottawa Fury FC collected the first away win in its history Saturday night

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Posted on 20 May 2014 | 2:10 am