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Sunday, November 4, 2012

SUNDAY SPORTS

Edmonton Eskimos president Len Rhodes says there was no single cause for his decision to fire general manage Eric Tillman, just that he believed it's in the best interests of the club. The Eskimos head into next weekend's playoffs on a three-game losing streak.

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Andrew Harris scored the game's lone touchdown on a 19-yard run in the first quarter, as the BC Lions closed the CFL regular season with a 17-6 win over Saskatchewan. Earlier, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers wrapped up their season with a 19-11 win over Montreal.

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The Nets began life as Brooklyn's own team with a 107-100 win over the Toronto Raptors. Brook Lopez scored 27 points, and Deron Williams added 19 points and nine assists for the Nets in their debut game at Barclays Centre. Kyle Lowry had 28 points for the Raptors, who fell to 0-2.

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Canadian Steve Nash has a small fracture in his left leg and will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for at least another week. The two-time NBA MVP got hurt in a collision in Wednesday's game with Portland.

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The expansion Montreal Impact are looking for a new coach after parting ways with Jesse Marsch. Team president Joey Saputo says philosophical differences set in over how the team would be run. Marsch guided the Impact to a better-than-expected 12-16-6 record.

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A 9-to-1 long shot has won the five-million-dollar Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length, capping a weekend of upsets. ``Fort Larned'' led all the way, with ``Mucho Macho Man'' second and ``Flat Out'' finishing third.

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Former IBF champion Lucian Bute pounded out a unanimous decision over Russian Denis Grachev in a close bout for the minor NABF light heavyweight title. It was the first fight for the Montreal boxer since losing his super-middleweight title in a lopsided loss to Carl Froch in May.

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The International Ski Federation council rejected Lindsey Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill. The ISF said ``one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other,'' and ``exceptions will not be made to the rules.'' Vonn is a four-time overall World Cup champion. She wanted to enter the men's downhill this month at Lake Louise, Alberta.

(The Canadian Press)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd enter Lindsay Vonn. In the men's downhill.

Ostrich.

Anonymous said...

Aren't we on a 4 game losing streak? Where is Taman going?

Anonymous said...

4 game losing streak and counting. This will continue Into next year with the 2013 Grey Cup slated for Regina, what a shame. When will this franchise board of directors be held accountable and act accordingly to correct the current unacceptable status quo. New generational structure required to move forward with new pertinent organizational direction for the Immediate and long term future of both the on and off field product.

Anonymous said...

What a load of garbage from anon#3. lol. So if I translate your last sentence to English it appears you would like to fire everyone? So, as you are clearly a candidate to take over, what is your sure fire solution to take us over the top in 2013? I might hire you to draw up a nice org. chart for my company.

Anonymous said...

Some people happy with 3 Grey Cups, most people not so accepting of status quo and false hopes year after year.

Anonymous said...

This franchise unfortunately stuck with current structure for 2013. Over the top will just have to wait on another day.Year end review Imminent with accorded adjustments pending.

Anonymous said...

Anon # 4, yes I would fire "certain" club personnel based on the current directional on field product. This professional football franchise fanbase who support this club year after year derserve nothing but the best !

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 4. When the Riders lose the negativity is unreal. As if the entire world is crumbling around us. When they win it's all roses & sunshine. There is constructive criticism and just plain stupid comments like anon 3. Changing management & coaches every year or even every other year is a no win venture unless you're lucky. Give the young team & young coaches some time to learn. "Rome was not built in a day". If you can't live with that grawl back under your rock.
Frankenstein

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Andrew Harris on a outstanding season and the BC Lions on your 2012 CFL Western Conference winning pennant.

Anonymous said...

Go figure, Edmonton fires their GM for only winning 7 games including losses in a number of games by 5 points or less. We have 8 wins and will probably give our GM an extension of his contract and a raise and we never had near the injuries Edmonton had to deal with. I guess that is the difference between private owned team and public owned team. Same reasoning that goes into a park rebuild going Millions$$$ over budget and no one getting fired. These same people are using our money to build a new stadium!! Still have the NDP mentallity in so many ways!!! including GM duties.

Anonymous said...

Roughriders management starting to alienate fanbase with win, loss record. Too bad, so sad.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows the Roughriders were awarded 2013 Grey Cup game some time ago, yet some still accepting of a losing 2011-2012 record. It would be nice to see this club representing and vying for the CFL Championship on home turf. After all Isn't that what the Rider Nation deserves at the very least for supporting this franchise through It's storied existance. Hope this regime pulls out all It's resources and brings on a championship soon to Saskatchewan.

w said...

The scary thing is that management thought they knew what they were doing and satisfied with what they did.

However, the results paint a much different picture. Back to the drawing board...just like Wile E. Coyote.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous four posts above (Go figure, Edmonton fires their GM...)

I'm sorry for this double post (I also put this comment in another thread), but you keep posting the same misinformation.

The Edmonton Eskimos are not privately owned, they are a community owned team just like the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Brad T

Anonymous said...

Lindsey Vonn, a great athlete ! Probably would do great In the men's competition.

Mike said...

To Anon # 3..... you don't really know alot about football do ya. Wake up ....the riders made the playoffs. What a fan you are. Do you at least have a little confidence in the riders.... in that they might and can beat calgary on sunday. Rider nation does not need fans like you. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wow ! wonder what the fallout will be If the Roughriders happen to lose on Sunday, will Rider Nation still Insist on a positive spin to the 2012 season.Stampeders on a current winning streak and the odds on favorite to win this upcoming game, while the opposite can be said of the Roughriders and their losing skid, results pending with anything possible.Crazy Nation ????