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We got off to a slow start

in camera talk Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:18 am
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QUEBEC -- The Laval Rouge et Or football machine keeps rumbling along like an unstoppable tank. Pascal Lochard led a running game that piled up 449 net rushing yards as the Rouge et Or wore down the young Calgary Dinos for a 25-14 victory in the Vanier Cup game on Saturday afternoon. It was Lavals second Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship in a row, their third in four years and their record eighth overall in only 17 years since its well-financed football program started. "Its incredible to go back to back and win it here in front of our fans," said Laval quarterback Alex Skinner, who got nowhere trying to throw the ball against a tough Calgary defensive secondary and just ran it on nearly every play in the second half. Among Lavals trio of running backs, the 2012 Vanier Cup MVP Maxime Boutin got 190 yards, Lochard had 198 and Guillaume Bourassa had 30, while graduating receiver Guillaume Rioux had a 31-yard run. The team set Vanier Cup records for rushing yards -- breaking their own mark of 373 set last year -- and rushing first downs with 26. Lochard had Lavals only touchdown in the fourth quarter. Boris Bede, despite struggling with his kicking all afternoon, managed to tie a Vanier Cup record with five field goals. The win on a chilly, windy day in front of a raucous, overflow crowd of 18,543 at 12,000-seat Telus Stadium kept Laval undefeated at 12-0 this season. Calgary fell to 11-1. Jake Harty and Chris Dopko scored touchdowns for the Dinos, who were looking to avenge a 29-2 loss at Laval in the 2010 Vanier Cup game. Calgary has not won a Vanier Cup since 1995 and was not expected to reach the title game this year after losing 19 starters, including 11 on defence, from last years squad. But they found a way to stay in the game and took over momentum in the third quarter when quarterback Andrew Buckley got the passing game going for a pair of TDs and a brief 14-12 lead. But Lavals running game took over the rest of the way, eating up the clock with long drives. "For a while, things were going good, but there was no way we were able to compete on the line of scrimmage," said Dinos coach Blake Nill. "To be honest, we made two big plays. "We had a screen play to (Mercer) Timmis and a long pass to (Rashaun) Simonise, and we were able to put the ball in the end zone twice. But at the end, we just couldnt stop the run. We tried putting bigger people in and to make adjustments, but we just flat out couldnt stop them." Buckley went 19-for-29 for 247 yards and also rushed for 82 yards, but there was little else to the Calgary attack besides Hartys nine catches for 112 yards. Lavals top-ranked rush defence held Timmis to 33 yards on 12 carries. The Rouge et Or dominated territorially, but ran into a bend-but-dont-break Calgary defence that kept the visitors in the game until the final quarter. Skinner was 8-for-21 for only 93 yards. The Dinos got through the first half down only 6-0 thanks partly to some bad Laval penalties and place kicking. A 42-yard TD run by Maxime Boutin and an 80-yard punt return by Guillaume Rioux were called back for holding. "We let them in the game," said Laval coach Glen Constantin, who got a seventh Vanier Cup title to go with one loss -- an overtime setback to McMaster in 2011 in Vancouver. "We had our opportunities in the first quarter. "There were 14 points called back and we knew that if those guys kept close wed be in difficulty. But our kids showed a lot of grit. They just took over. Theyre proud guys." The Rouge et Or moved to the Calgary 23 on the opening drive, but Bede missed right on a 30-yard field goal attempt and settled for a single. A 37-yard attempt with the wind to open the second quarter hit an upright and fell for no points. Bede finally made one from 40 yards midway through the second quarter, but Constantin took the points off the board due to a roughing the kicker call. Three plays later, Bede was good again from 19 yards. The Dinos conceded a safety with 2:18 left in the half. Lochard, the game MVP, carried on seven consecutive plays to the Calgary three to open the second half and Bede was good from 10 yards. The Dinos bounced back, as Buckley hit Simonise with a 42-yard pass to help set up Hartys six-yard TD run around the right side at 7:59 to cut Lavals lead to two points. Laval blocked a punt to set up a 16-yard Bede boot, but the Dinos marched back on a 39-yard screen pass to Timmis to set up Buckleys six-yard TD toss to Dopko. Laval answered with Bedes fourth field goal of the day. Skinner kept the ball on the ground all the way as Laval marched 89 yards on seven plays for Lochards eight-yard TD run at 9:12. Constantin did not look pleased as his players doused him in Gatorade with time still on the clock, but another drive that ended with Bedes fifth field goal of the game from 12 yards clinched it in the final minute. Despite the loss, Nill saw the Vanier Cup as prime experience for a young team. "Thats the nature of the beast -- were not mature enough yet to compete here when it counts," he sad. "This will be a huge experience for them. "But like I told the kids: thats the fifth time Ive ended up No. 2 and I cant deal with that. If you want to be No. 1, youve got to beat these guys (Laval). We were doing it on their home turf and I thought our guys did very well." Robert Parish Jersey . The right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnatis struggling offence by hitting a double and scoring as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night. Anthony Mason Jersey ." 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Emeka Okafor Jersey . - The New Orleans Saints have re-signed receiver Joseph Morgan for one year and have agreed to a four-year deal with free agent fullback Erik Lorig.Naples, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Cameron Tringale birdied the 17th hole to give him and Jason Day a 1-shot lead heading to the last and the duo was able to come away with par on No. 18 to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Day and Tringale combined to shoot a final-round, 7-under 65 and they finished one shot better than defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar at 32- under-par 184. Day is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, while Tringale has yet to win an official event on tour. This weeks tournament at Tiburon Golf Club is an unofficial event. It was awesome, Tringale said. I guess this counts as a win, my first as a professional. Its great to have a great teammate. This has been a fun week ... Its just a great event, Im happy to be a part of it and to win the first time out is pretty cool. English and Kuchar, playing in the penultimate group, used a late push to put some pressure on Day and Tringale, but it was not quite enough. The defending champions carded a 10-under 62 on Saturday to finish runner-up at 31-under 185. Ian Poulter and 2014 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel (61) were exchanging blows with the winners all day, but a bogey at the last proved to be costly as the duo ended tied for third with Keegan Bradley and Camilo Villegas (61) at 29-under 187. Day and Tringale entered the day leading Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland by three shots, but McDowell and Woodland could not go low enough as they finished at 28-under after a 6-under 66. A slow start from Day and Tringale allowed those chasing them to get within striking distance. Horschel and Poulter were rolling early on, including a birdie on four and an eagle on five from the FedEx Cup champion, which had the duo at 5-under through six holes. The eagle put them behind Day and Tringale by just two shots. Another gain from Horschel and Poulter had them up to 24-under and just one shot back. Meanwhile, a Kuchar eagle at six had him and English tied atop the leaderboard with Day and Tringale with Horschel and Poulter one shot back. It was tight atop the leaderboard when Horschel made another birdie on nine to make it a three-way tie for first. After five straight pars to start, Day finally rolled in his teams first gain on six to take the outright lead at minus-26. A Kuchar birdie on nine and a Poulter birdie from the bunker on 12 also put them in the lead.dddddddddddd Tringales eagle putt on No. 9 just lipped out, but he tapped in for birdie to take the lead back. That did not last long as Poulter poured in another gain on 13 to tie the lead at minus-27. Then it was Days turn to go on a run, starting with a big 20-foot birdie putt on 10 to give him and Tringale the lead again. Poulter kept going strong, however, with a gain on 14. Day stuck his approach on 11 to within a couple feet and he tapped in for birdie, but Horschel had the answer this time with a gain of his own on 15 to tie the lead. Another long birdie putt for Day dropped on 12 to regain the lead yet again. He then reached the par-4 13th green from the tee and two-putted for birdie to extend the advantage to two. Horschel was not going away that easily, however, as he drained a 30-foot birdie putt on 17 to pull within one. A big par save from Tringale at 14 preserved the lead. It was not to be for Horschel and Poulter as they both tripped to a bogey at the last and they ended three shots back. Meanwhile, after Kuchars eagle on six, he and English made up six shots over the next 10 holes, heading to the 17th down by just two. A birdie on 17 pulled the duo to within one. English really put the pressure on when he stuck his approach on 18 to within a couple feet and he tapped in for birdie to tie the lead at minus-31. Tringales eagle putt on 17 rolled about five feet by, but he made another clutch putt for birdie to take the outright lead for good as both he and Day settled for par at the last to earn the victory. We got off to a slow start, Day said. We really didnt get anything going momentum-wise. Cam hit a great shot into nine, kind of started things and then I went on a four-streak birdie there and just clutch putting from Cam. Just amazing. NOTES: Day, the No. 8 player in the world, last won at the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship in February, when he defeated Victor Dubuisson in a playoff ... Tringale tied for second at The Barclays last season, which was his best finish ... Tringale became the 11th player to win in his debut at this event ... Day and Tringale earned $770,000 ($385,000 each) with this victory ... The PGA Tour is now off until the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on January 9, where Zach Johnson won last year. ' ' '

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