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Postby ruogu1234 » December 3rd, 2019, 3:01 am

WINNIPEG -- Corey Chamblin watched his Roughriders fight for a Grey Cup victory last year, but the Saskatchewan coach said Thursdays 23-17 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was a gutsy performance hell never forget. "It was tougher than any Grey Cup Ive been in and all the other things, in terms of us just battling," Chamblin said. "This team battled. I mean, they had us on the ropes." "Just happy for us to win that game," he added. "Thats huge, thats probably the biggest of my career." Saskatchewan cornerback Terrell Maze intercepted Drew Willy and ran 28 yards for a touchdown with 2:20 left in the game. Saskatchewan (4-2) tried a two-point passing play following Mazes TD, but Darian Durants pass was incomplete and the score stayed 22-17. With his teammates yelling around him in the locker-room -- calling him "amazing" -- Maze said the defence never lost hope. "Everybody stuck together, we never gave up," Maze said. "We were in the zone, I was the lone man. I wouldnt want to say I baited (Willy), but I was hoping he threw it." Willy blamed himself for the costly mistake. "Cant throw in the flat like that late, thats the reason we lost," Willy said. "Bad read." And he says hell take full responsibility and try to improve. "It stings to let the guys down like that," Willy said. The turnover came after the Bombers (5-2) had gained the upperhand when receiver Rory Kohlert got behind a defender and hauled in a 12-yard pass from Willy in the end zone to go ahead 17-16 with 5:25 left. His two-point convert attempt was unsuccessful in front of Winnipegs first sellout crowd of the season of 33,234 loud fans at Investors Group Field. On Winnipegs next series after the Maze TD, Willy was intercepted by defensive back Mark Legree, who also intercepted him in the first quarter. Chamblin praised his defence. "That was a game from the soul," Chamblin said. "They were all out. They left everything on that field. "Theyre going to be tired, coaches are tired. We had a lot against us, but we made it." Riders kicker Chris Milo attempted a 32-yard field goal with 30 seconds left in the game, but missed and added a single for the final 23-17 score. Willy completed 23 of 39 pass attempts for 303 yards, three interceptions and one TD. Durant was 13-of-21 for 115 yards, with no interceptions and no TDS. Bombers head coach Mike OShea said the turnovers were costly, but they did have time to try to pull out another late victory as theyve done twice before this season. "Were down with (some) time on the clock, weve got the ball back and weve still got the chance to possibly win it," OShea said. "So a couple other games we did that and this one we didnt." But he wasnt coming down hard on Willy. "Drew is committed to be being the best quarterback he can possibly be so this doesnt change," OShea said. Winnipeg had led 10-3 at half-time, thanks in part to Saskatchewans eight penalties for 83 yards (they finished with 17 for 173 yards), but then luck turned the Riders way. With Willy at his own 28-yard line, Riders George Tearrius forced him to fumble and teammate David Lee picked up the ball and ran seven yards for the touchdown at 12:51 of the third quarter. Winnipeg defensive back Demond Washington then fumbled the kickoff when he tried to run through some defenders and Saskatchewan receiver Chaz Schilens recovered the ball. The turnover led to Milo booting a 10-yard field goal 15 seconds into the fourth quarter for the 13-10 lead. Winnipeg kicker Lirim Hajrullahu added a punt single and Milo booted a 40-yard field goal to up Saskatchewans lead 16-11 with just over seven minutes remaining in the game. Milo was also good on a field goal from 42 yards and missed a 48-yard attempt. Willy scored a touchdown on a seven-yard run in the second quarter and Hajrullahu also made a 41-yard field goal and added a 50-yard punt single for Winnipegs other points. The rookie Hajrullahu has now connected on 16 of 17 field-goal tries this season. Saskatchewan has won 11 of the last 13 games between the clubs heading into the match. The teams play each other two more times this season, next in the Labour Day Classic in Regina and a week later in Winnipeg for the Banjo Bowl. Dan Roundfield Jersey Signed . -- Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard Friday, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend. Bob Riley Jersey Signed . -- The Detroit Lions made it crystal clear to Golden Tate that he was their top target in free agency. . Hattestad managed to avoid the carnage midway through the mens final, as a crash took out three skiers, essentially leaving two men vying for gold. The Norwegian posted a time of 3:38.39, outlasting Swedens Teodor Peterson, who took silver with a time of 3:39. Authentic NBA Jerseys .com) - The surging Montreal Canadiens will try to match their longest winning streak of the season when they visit the Florida Panthers for Saturdays clash at BB&T Center. Nolan Smith Jersey Signed . Hazard lasted just 18 minutes in Tuesdays contest before being substituted with the calf problem, and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes he will be without his star winger for at least the next two weeks.OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson may not have been the most vocal captain, but his teammates say his actions spoke volumes.Alfredsson returned to Ottawa on Thursday to announce his retirement from the NHL after 18 seasons, 17 of which were spent with the Senators.As news of Alfredssons impending retirement spread over the past week, teammates from near and far shared their unique perspectives on what made the former Senators captain special.He wasnt a loud guy, but he had so much respect from everyone, said Magnus Arvedson, who played six seasons with Alfredsson in Ottawa. He was one of the hardest working players, if not the hardest worker. He cared about everyone and wanted to make sure every player was happy. He was trustworthy, smart and just a solid person so people wanted to play for him.He loved to lead by example, but he knew when to stand up and speak, added former Senators defenceman Wade Redden. He somehow knew when something needed to be said.In 17 seasons with the Senators, 13 as captain, Alfredsson holds the clubs franchise records for goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108) with 1,178 games played.Redden, who spent 11 seasons with Ottawa, said every accolade his close friend earned is well deserved. Redden is travelling to Ottawa to be on hand for Alfredssons retirement.First and foremost hes a great guy and a great friend, said Redden, from his home in Kelowna, B.C. There are so many great memories playing together and spending time away from the rink. He always had such a great way of looking at the game and I could always count on him to help me figure things out. He was someone I could always talk to, about anything.He was always the hardest working guy and you could tell he played with a passion. He just loved the game.Arvedson said Alfredssons retirement is making headlines in his home country.There are so many great times with Alfie, said Arvedson, who now lives in Karlstad, Sweden. He loved everything about the game. We would often sit on the bus after a game and he would still want to talk about hockey. He would talk about other teams, other players and you could just tell how much he loved the game.Alfredssons passion for the game is a recurring theme among his teammates.As a professional he was as good as they come, said retired goaltender Patrick Lalime, who played with Alfredsson for five seasons. He was completely dedicated to the game.dddddddddddd He was a treat to have as a teammate. He was serious about the game, but he liked to have fun.Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher played 11 seasons with Alfredsson and says by far he is the best player hes played with.He led on the ice with passion and work ethic and skill, said Fisher. Off the ice, in the room, he was so well respected and he wasnt overly vocal, but when he spoke people listened and respected him.One of Alfredssons greatest attributes was his ability to take his game to another level when it counted most. Many refer to him scoring the game-winning goal against the Buffalo Sabres to send the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007, but to his teammates that was just one of many highlights.He could always rise to another level in big games, Arvedson said. You could just see his eyes glow when there were big games. He had such a passion for the game and he could find a way to play at his best when it was most needed.Lalime says Alfredsson was always determined to be at his best.He always left it all on the ice. He was smart, passionate, determined and he had a will to get what he wanted, Lalime said.While Alfredsson will undoubtedly be remembered for his time on the ice, he had just as great an impact on the community. From the time he arrived in Ottawa as a 22-year-old rookie he could always be counted on to help with various charitable endeavours.Best known for his work with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where he helped bring awareness to mental health issues, Alfredsson was also a staunch supporter of the Boys & Girls Club as well as an advocate for the You Can Play Project. Most times he made his charitable contributions quietly with no need for recognition.I think the things he did off the ice are almost more important, said Fisher. Everything he brought to the city and the community cant even begin to be measured. He did so much quietly, but they made a big impact. Its just the kind of person he is.Luke Richardson, now head coach of the Binghamton Senators, played just one season with Alfredsson, but the two formed an immediate bond and developed a close friendship.He became a part of the community and thats just the type of person he is, said Richardson. As good a hockey player he is, hes ten times the person and family man. ' ' '
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