On a day when the break finally got away and stayed away, it looked like a French contingent would be battling it out for stage honours. But it was Steve Cummings who took advantage of an existential crisis between Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet to fly by them in the final 2km and take a popular stage win for African wildcard squad MTN-Qhubeka on Mandela Day.
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Today Argentina and Belgium advanced with 3-0 wins and will face each other in the semifinals. The Murray brothers one the doubles tie for Great Britain and they lead 2-1 with Murray scheduled to play Simon tomorrow. Hewitt and the Ausie team were able to prevail in doubles today, but they still trail Kazakhstan 2-1 for a spot in the semi finals.
More to come.
REGINA – A.C. Leonard was all smiles after his performance under the Friday night lights. The rookie wideout hauled in two touchdown passes that propelled the B.C. Lions to a 27-24 victory over the host Saskatchewan Roughriders, the second straight win for the Lions over their West Division opponent.
« I knew my day would come eventually, » said the first-year receiver, who had four catches for 26 yards. « I’ve been putting in my work, staying ready and it feels good to get my first touchdowns. »
Leonard’s second score of the game, a two-yard reception, proved to be the difference as the Riders mounted a late charge to make things interesting.
There were no smiles on the other side of the field, however. The Riders have lost four straight to open the 2015 CFL regular season, with…
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Rakeem Cato stood up at the key times at quarterback while the Alouettes defence had a solid game which helped the Montreal Alouettes beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17-13 last night.
Cato looked like a veteran of the league in only the third start of his career, producing solid drives and throwing a touchdown that won the game after a superb catch by S.J. Green in the third quarter. Boris Bede kicked three field goals as the Alouettes defence had an excellent game coming up with three interceptions and a game winning stop on third and one, which enabled Montreal to move up to a 2-2 record this year.
Green ended the game with 56 yards and a touchdown after making five catches. Fred Stamps led the game in receiving, getting 119 yards on seven grabs. Cato threw for 258 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 32 attempts.
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Boris Bede had three field goals and a single for Montreal (2-2), who has not lost at home to the Tiger-Cats in 18 games since October 20, 2002.
Montreal also contained Hamilton’s star kick returner Brandon Banks, who had runback TDs in each of the first two games.
The Ticats led 10-7 during a flag-filled first half in which neither team moved the ball consistently.
Montreal had minus-5 yards…
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