November 24th, 2017

National Sports

Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

By Gerald Imray, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, more than doubling the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti ... Read More »

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Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2017

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal. The court on Friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged Pistorius’ original six-year jail sentence saying it was too lenient for his conviction of murder in the shooting of girlfriend ... Read More »

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Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2017

LANDOVER, Md. – Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more ... Read More »

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Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly captures CFL outstanding player honour

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Mike Reilly would gladly change places with Ricky Ray. The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback was named the CFL’s outstanding player by the Football Reporters of Canada and eight league coaches (77 votes) on Thursday night. Ray was the runner-up but will lead the Toronto Argonauts into the Grey Cup against the Calgary Stampeders on ... Read More »

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Eskimos quarterback Reilly captures CFL outstanding player honour

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Mike Reilly is the CFL’s outstanding player. The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback received the honour Thursday night at the CFL’s annual awards banquet. Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray was the finalist. Reilly, 32, started all 18 regular-season games and led Edmonton (12-6) to five straight wins to end the regular season and clinch third ... Read More »

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Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris named the CFL’s outstanding Canadian player

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Winnipeg native Andrew Harris is the CFL’s outstanding Canadian player. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back was honoured at the league’s awards banquet Thursday night. Receiver Brad Sinopoli of the Ottawa Redblacks, the 2015 winner, was the finalist. Harris had a CFL-best 105 catches, the most ever by a running back. He also ... Read More »

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Toronto’s Marc Trestman captures CFL’s coach of the year honour

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Marc Trestman, who guided Toronto to the CFL playoffs in his first season with the Argonauts, was named the league’s coach of the year Thursday. Trestman, 61, claimed the honour at the league’s annual awards banquet. Dave Dickenson of the Calgary Stampeders, last year’s winner, was the finalist. Trestman, the CFL’s top coach ... Read More »

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Stampeders linebacker Singleton named CFL’s outstanding defensive player

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Calgary Stampeders linebacker Alex Singleton is the CFL’s outstanding defensive player. Singleton captured the honour Thursday night at the league’s awards banquet. Montreal Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert is the finalist. Singleton, 24, recorded 123 tackles – most by a Canadian – in his first full season as a starter, anchoring a Calgary defence ... Read More »

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Calgary’s Roy Finch captures CFL’s top special-teams player award

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Kick-returner Roy Finch of the Calgary Stampeders is the CFL’s outstanding special-teams player. Finch was honoured Thursday at the league’s annual awards banquet. Diontae Spencer of the Ottawa Redblacks was the finalist. Finch had a club record-tying three punt return TDs this season as the five-foot-seven, 165-pound dynamo amassed a league-best 1,200 yards. ... Read More »

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Winnipeg’s Stanley Bryant captures CFL’s outstanding lineman award

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Stanley Bryant of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers captured the CFL’s top lineman award Thursday night. Bryant received the honour at the CFL’s awards banquet. Centre Sean McEwen of the Toronto Argonauts was the finalist. The six-foot-five, 308-pound Bryant anchored a Winnipeg offensive line that created holes for CFL rushing leader Andrew Harris and ... Read More »

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Toronto running back Wilder Jr. captures CFL’s outstanding rookie award

By The Canadian Press on November 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – Running back James Wilder Jr. of the Toronto Argonauts is the CFL’s outstanding rookie. Wilder captured the honour Thursday at the league’s awards banquet. Receiver Marken Michel of the Calgary Stampeders was the finalist. The six-foot-three, 232-pound Wilder had 872 yards rushing (7.2-yard average) and five touchdowns in 17 games – 10 starts ... Read More »

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