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REGINA -- The off game is still alive for the Saskatchewa
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REGINA -- The dream of hosting a home playoff game is still alive for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Riders defensive end Ricky Foley flew over the top on Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly to stop a goal line plunge with barely a minute left on the clock to preserve a 14-9 win Saturday over the Eskimos. The loss was Edmontons (3-12) third straight, eliminating the club from playoff contention. For Saskatchewan (10-5) it meant back-to-back wins for the first time since the Labour Day Classic, and an opportunity to clinch second place in the West Division with a win next Saturday over the B.C. Lions. "I got ahold of (Reilly) and I just didnt let go," said Foley. "I told (Tearrius) Geroge to take the legs out. I told him Just cut him and Im going over the top. "T said, Alright, cool. So Tearrius took out the two (offensive) linemens legs, went low, and I just jumped over the top, grabbed hold of him and just held on for dear life." Trailing by five points as the fourth quarter wound down, Reilly hit Adarius Bowman for a 40-yard catch-and-run to the Saskatchewan eight-yard line with two minutes on the clock. Reilly then threw to Nate Coehoorn for seven yards, setting up the fateful third-and-one attempt. The Eskimos appeared to have the game in hand when Reilly plunged over the goal line, but the play was cancelled after Saskatchewan called timeout just prior to the snap. Reillys do-over was stopped and the Riders called three rushing plays to run out the clock for the win in front of 35,579 spectators. "Defensively it was really just having the guys settle down and understand what our best call was going down to that point," said Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin. "Instead of them being in a rush and trying to get lined up, that way it allowed us time to get lined up and run the defence directly." Edmonton entered the game needing four straight wins combined with four straight losses by Winnipeg to secure a crossover playoff berth through the East Division. Instead the Eskimos will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in eight years since winning the 2005 Grey Cup. "What has happened a lot has been because of our mis-execution, a lot of things that we didnt do well as a whole, and we are 3-12 because of things we didnt do well," said Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed. "We wish that it had been different but that bell is not going to be unrung." George also walked off the field with two sacks in the game, both on second-down plays in Saskatchewan territory that forced Edmonton to accept a field goal and a punt single from Grant Shaw. Shaw hit on field goals from 47 and 50 yards in the game and was responsible for all of Edmontons scoring except for a safety surrendered by Saskatchewan when a long snap from Cory Huclack sailed over punter Ricky Schmitts head. Schmitt opted to kick the ball out the back of his own end zone instead of giving the Eskimos the ball inside the Riders 20-yard line. The teams combined for three points in the first quarter, marking the sixth straight game the Roughriders have failed to score a touchdown in the opening 15 minutes. They worked quickly in the second, though. A direct snap to Neal Hughes on a third-and-two situation near the end of the first quarter helped set up a 21-yard touchdown pass from Darian Durant to Weston Dressler in the first minute of the second. Saskatchewan cashed in on its next series as well when Kory Sheets ran six yards, untouched up the middle, for his first touchdown since returning from a knee injury in Week 15. Sheets finished the game with 106 yards rushing on 24 attempts. The Riders offence dried up from there as Durant overthrew Dressler by five yards on their next possession, and was picked off by Donovan Alexander. Saskatchewan linebacker Tyron Brackenridge saved a touchdown when Reilly threw the ball directly into his hands at the Saskatchewan two-yard line. But Durant was sacked for a 12-yard loss by Eric Samuels on a key second down late in the half, and threw his second of two interceptions to Rennie Curran on the first play after Riders linebacker Diamond Ferri returned Reillys pick 40 yards to the Eskimos 50. Durant finished 16 of 24 passes for 170 yards. Reilly went 17-for-34 for 244 yards. "It was a play they ran before earlier in the game and QB kind of overthrew him," Brackenridge said of his timely pick. "Next time when they got no sets I just started pressing him, he tried to run under and it turned out to be the same play. "I knew it was coming so I just ran it and jumped on it." The game was stopped for approximately 10 minutes late in the third when a Saskatchewan defender rolled over the neck of Edmonton returner Almondo Sewells neck while covering a punt. Sewell left on a stretcher and there was no immediate word on his condition after the game. NOTES: Riders receiver Geroy Simon was honoured in a brief pre-game ceremony for becoming the CFLs all-time leader in receiving yards in Week 15 against B.C. ... The Eskimos played Saturdays game without middle linebacker J.C. Sherritt, who broke his thumb in last weeks loss to Montreal ... Saturday also marked the 200th all-time meeting between the Riders and Eskimos, as well as the 100th CFL game for Saskatchewan left guard Brendon Labatte. Curley Culp Jersey . Others describe it as taking the parrot for a walk. Tennessee Titans Jerseys . Toronto dropped a 7-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, with only a pair of late runs preventing a second straight shutout loss. 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So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings.BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Kenny Perry didnt have a double hit, miss many easy putts or do anything spectacularly good or bad. Perrys steady play at Shoal Creek was enough for his third Champions Tour major in the past year, a one-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia on Sunday in the Regions Tradition. Perry closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 7-under 281, while other contenders had up-and-down days and John Cook lost a share of the lead with a double hit. "I was leaderboard watching and nobody was really running, so I knew par was a good score," Perry said. "I was just trying to stay away from the bogeys. I bogeyed the first hole right out of the gate and then I birdied the third to get it back and then just kind of hung in there. "I plodded along, hit lots of fairways, lots of greens and just stayed patient." Perry got his sixth victory and became the second player to win in three consecutive Champions Tour major starts, joining Gary Player, who did it in 1987-88. Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts last year, then skipped the Senior British Open. Jack Nicklaus is the only other player to win all three of those events. It was the highest score for a Tradition winner. Perry missed a short putt to make bogey on No. 15 but retook the lead with a 20-footer for birdie on the next hole and lined up an easy par putt with a nice drive on the closing hole. "It told me that I could hit the shots under extreme pressure, and great shots," he said. "I killed a drive on 18 and I hit the prettiest 9-iron. It came in on the flag and spun to the left when you needed to do it. "A lot of times you think, All Ive got to do is make par to win the tournament and youll make a five quicker than you can blink an eye." Calcavecchia finished with a 70. Two-time winner Tom Lehman closed with a 67 to tie Jay Haas at 5 under. Haas closed with a 71. Cooks closing 72 put him three strokes back. Fred Couples was disqualified Sunday after missing his tee time. He was 9 over after a 73 Saturday, his best round.dddddddddddd Couples also withdrew from the Senior PGA next week at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Cooks double bogey on No. 14 cost him a share of the lead. Cooks ball was buried deep in the right bunker just under the lip, and appeared to ricochet backward before winding up a couple of feet out of the sand. Tour officials reviewed the bunker shot using phone video shot by an event staffer and determined that Cook hit it again on his back swing. "Golf Channel didnt have a great view of it but there was someone with the event who was shooting social media video of it that had a face-on angle, and it was clear that he double hit it," said Brian Claar, the Champions Tours vice-president for competition. Cook declined a chance to review it himself and said he hadnt been sure what happened. "That was bizarre," he said. "I told Todd, my caddie, You better move that bag because if this ball hits the lip it could go anywhere. And thats what I thought it did. I didnt hear anything. All I felt was my club hitting the lip of the bunker and then the sand catching the club. "Evidently in all that, it hit my club head. Im good with that. If it shows on TV, I can honestly say I didnt feel anything but I dont want to take something that wasnt there." Cook returned a couple of weeks ago after a 10-week layoff because of a fractured rib in his back. "If someone would have said that Id have a one-shot lead with five to play this week, Id have said, Youre nuts," he said. Calcavecchia had another near-miss at Shoal Creek. He had bogeys on Nos. 9 and 13 after missing short putts, and said he missed five during the week of 3 feet or less. "Ive never won a tournament doing that and I dont think anybody has," Calcavecchia said He led after 36 and 54 holes at Shoal Creek in 2011 before a final-round 75 cost him a lead that had ballooned as high as six strokes. Calcavecchia was plagued by nagging rib problems that pained him after swings. "I was hurting all day," he said, adding that he wasnt sure if hed play in the Senior PGA. ' ' '
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