Calgary Stampeders win Grey Cup, beating Ottawa 27-16
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Terry Williams and Bo Levi Mitchell helped the Calgary Stampeders end their Grey Cup misery.
Williams had a Grey Cup-record 97-yard punt return for a touchdown and Calgary beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 on Sunday night after falling short the previous two years in the Canadian Football League title game.
Calgary lost 39-33 in overtime to Ottawa in 2016, and dropping a 27-24 decision to Toronto last year. The Stampeders won their eighth title and first since 2014.
Stamps’ Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL's outstanding player award Thursday night.
The former Eastern Washington and SMU star from Katy, Texas, also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks.
Mitchell had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes in leading Calgary to the league's best regular-season record (13-5). He threw for 5,124 yards.
John Manziel set to start for Montreal at Winnipeg
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will start for the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night at Winnipeg.
The 25-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in his second start for the Als, a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 11. He returned to practice last week after battling the flu and made headlines when he wondered publicly if Montreal (3-9) had lost faith in him, and added that he was healthy enough to play the previous two weeks.
Johnny Manziel better, but Alouettes stumble at end
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel eliminated the interceptions but couldn't generate enough offense for the Montreal Alouettes in a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night.
After throwing four first-half interceptions last week in his Montreal debut, Manziel was 16 of 26 for 168 yards without an interception. He also ran three times for 36 yards, with his fumble at the goal line recovered for a third-quarter touchdown by center Kristian Matte.
Former Westgate High and McNeese standout Diontae Spencer signed a one-year contract extension last week with the Ottawa Redblacks.
Spencer had a break out season in 2017 with Ottawa as the 25 year old caught 71 passes for 922 yards in his first season with Ottawa after spending the last two seasons with Toronto.
Spencer’s best game was against Hamilton last October when he was responsible for a CFL record 496 all-purpose yards in the Redblacks win.
Diontae Spencer had a feeling all week at practice that he was going to have a good game when his Ottawa Redblacks played the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Friday.
“I pictured in my mind that I scored five touchdowns,” said the Westgate High and McNeese State grad. “Well, I didn’t score any touchdowns.”
He may not have gotten into the end zone in the Redblacks 41-36 win over the Ti-Cats, but Spencer ended up with as monster a night as possible.
Jets release DL Devon Still, sign CB Armagedon Draughn
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released defensive lineman Devon Still and signed cornerback Armagedon Draughn.
Still and his daughter, Leah, made headlines over the past few years while documenting her battle with cancer. He was signed by the Jets earlier this month and said his 7-year-old daughter's cancer has been in remission for two years.
Still, who had a half-sack against the Giants last Saturday, has also played for Houston and Cincinnati.
Former West Brook football player Taylor Reed won the Canadian Football League's 104th Grey Cup Sunday as the Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Calgary Stampede 39-33 in overtime.
Reed, the Redblacks' starting middle linebacker, graduated from West Brook in 2009 and played football at SMU.
He made his second career Grey Cup appearance after losing in 2014 as a member of Hamilton Ticat.
Ottawa wins Grey Cup, beating Calgary 39-33 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Henry Burris threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson in overtime and the Ottawa Redblacks won the Grey Cup on Sunday night, upsetting the Calgary Stampeders 39-33.
The third-year Redblacks won their first Canadian Football League title, and gave Ottawa its 10th championship. The Rough Riders won the last of their seven titles in 1976, and the Senators won in 1925 and 1926. The Redblacks lost to Edmonton last year in the title game.
CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Stampeders, coached by former Montana quarterback Dave Dickenson, earned their second Grey Cup berth in three years with a 42-15 win over the BC Lions Sunday afternoon in the 2016 Western Final at McMahon Stadium.
Stampeders beat Lions 42-15, advance to Grey Cup
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns and the Calgary Stampeders routed the B.C. Lions 42-15 on Sunday in the CFL's West Division final to reach the Grey Cup.
The Stampeders will face the Ottawa Redblacks in the championship game Sunday in Toronto. The Redblacks beat visiting Edmonton 35-23 in the snowy East final earlier Sunday.