Sports in the News – Nov. 26, 2013

Saskatchewan wins 101st Grey Cup

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the 2013 Grey Cup champions after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23. They have won their first title since 2007 after losing two straight Grey Cup games in 2009 and 2010. The Riders won the game with a very balanced offence. Running back Kory Sheets won the Grey Cup’s Most Valuable Player award with 197 rushing yards, which was a Grey Cup record. He also scored two touchdowns. Veteran receiver Geroy Simon was also a big factor in the win with two receiving touchdowns. The Riders were the better team in all facets of the game but it was the second quarter that was the difference maker, as the Riders outscored Tiger-Cats 24-3.


Manning Vs Brady in OT Thriller

The Sunday night game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots was a tale of two halves. Denver completely dominated the first half causing three New England turnovers, with the Broncos leading 24-0 at halftime. The second half, however, was a different story, as the Broncos offence couldn’t move the ball down field and had only a few turnovers. New England outscored Denver 31-7, so the game was tied 31-31 going into overtime. Both teams had the ball numerous times but couldn’t capitalize. On a play late in overtime, New England recovered a fumbled Denver ball, leaving the Patriots in field goal position, which led to a New England game-winning field goal.


Derrick Rose injured….again

The Chicago Bulls will have to go another year without all-star point guard Derrick Rose as he tore his meniscus this past week against Portland and will opt for season ending surgery. He had just come back from a torn ACL the year before. Before the injury, the Bulls were favourites to contend for the top spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.


American Thanksgiving Football

This upcoming week in the NFL is when the playoff races really heat up. It starts on Thursday afternoon with a triple-header. The day starts off with a NFC north matchup between the Green Bay Packers (5-5-1) and Detroit Lions (6-5) at noon on FOX. The second game is at 4:30 p.m. between the Oakland Raiders (4-7) and the Dallas Cowboys (6-5) on CBS, with both teams still in playoff contention. The final game is the 8:30 p.m. NBC game, which is a AFC North division battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, with both teams at 5-6 and still in the hunt for a wildcard spot in the AFC.


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