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Green, Rodgers score as Alouettes beat Redblacks 20-10, end 6-game losing run

MONTREAL — S.J. Green caught a touchdown pass and Jonathan Crompton was a winner in his first career start at quarterback as the Montreal Alouettes downed the Ottawa Redblacks 20-10 to end a six-game losing streak on Friday night.

James Rodgers scored a touchdown in his first CFL game while Sean Whyte added a field goal and had three punts roll into the end zone for singles for Montreal (2-7), which moved into second place in the feeble East Division. READ

Schultz gets $3.675-million, one-year contract from Oilers to prove himself

Justin Schultz isn’t a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one. The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a US$3.675-million, one-year contract Friday that puts him in line to make him a restricted free agent again next off-season. Schultz said the one-year deal means he has to perform. READ

Sloppy seventh inning costs Buehrle and Jays in 6-3 loss to Yankees

A solid start from Mark Buehrle against a team that’s dominated him his entire career, and Jose Bautista’s third home run in three games were gone to waste in one sloppy inning on Friday as the New York Yankees downed the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer as part of a five-run seventh inning for the Yankees (69-63), while Brett Gardner and Chase Headley also picked up RBIs. READ

Renan Barao removed, Joe Soto to fight defending champ T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 instead

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — T.J. Dillashaw was looking forward to beating the man he won the UFC bantamweight title from in May and cementing his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the business. Instead, Dillashaw will have to settle for a last-minute replacement. READ

Rebels pare down roster by two

Cut and paste. Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter reduced his Western Hockey League club’s roster to 31 players Thursday by reassigning 16-year-old forwards Tyler Kirkup and Josh Logel, both of whom will rejoin their midget AAA teams. Kirkup will suit up with the Southwest Cougars, based in Souris, Man., while Logel will be back with the Calgary Northstars. READ

RDC Queens soccer team have high hopes for new season

Considering 2013 was supposed to be a challenging learning year for the Red Deer College Queens soccer team, hopes are pretty high for this year. With 12 freshmen on the squad last year, they still finished 5-3-2 and in third place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division before losing 4-0 to the NAIT Ooks in the first round of the playoffs. READ

Bouchard, Raonic win matches to advance at U.S. Open

Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard reached the third round of the U.S. Open Thursday, earning tough night-time victories in swirling wind against dangerous opponents. Fifth seed Raonic took revenge for a summer loss on grass in Halle, Germany as he defeated German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3). READ

Stamps receiver Price wants to recapture Labour Day magic

The last Labour Day game was a banner one for Stampeders receiver Maurice Price with three touchdown catches totalling 165 yards. A photo of him giving one of his touchdown balls to his girlfriend graced a Calgary newspaper front page the morning after the 37-34 win over the Edmonton Eskimos. READ

Williams powers through at U.S. Open

Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going at the sport’s biggest tournaments, as she has repeatedly in 2014. READ

Jays turn to host Jeter’s farewell tour

Jays closer Casey Janssen has had the better of Derek Jeter 16 times out of their 17 head-to-head encounters. But ask Janssen about the New York Yankees captain and, after a string of compliments, he goes straight to the one time Jeter got the best of him. “He hit a home run off me and I blew a save because of it,” Janssen recalled with a grimace. READ

Alberta athlete, 101, claims silver medal in javelin at seniors games

A 101-year-old Alberta woman is adding another track and field medal to her collection. READ

Raiders poised to handle expectations this season

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders learned a little something about expectations during the 2013 Central Alberta High School Football season. They went into the campaign hoping to push the Hunting Hills Lightning for top spot, but struggled against rivals Notre Dame and Rocky Mountain House, ultimately losing in the first round of provincials to the Salisbury Sabres. READ

First place on line in Stamps-Esks labour day clash

The lack of offence in the CFL this year has not been an asset for the games, but it is clear defence is king in 2014. The incredible overall team speed of CFL defences has been too much to handle for the largely Canadian O-linemen as they face a barrage of stunts and full-on blitz schemes designed to exploit their large size and comparative immobility. READ

NHL has no official plans for expansion

NHL expansion is likely coming in the near future, though the league hasn’t committed to any official plan just yet. For more than a year, commissioner Gary Bettman has said the NHL is listening when approached by cities interested in acquiring a team even though there’s no formal expansion process underway. Amid reports this week indicating solid plans are in place, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there’s “nothing new to report on this subject.” READ

Stroman helps Jays avoid sweep

After suffering through three straight extra-innings defeats, the Blue Jays won stylishly in regulation Wednesday thanks to a strong outing by rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman and a three-run homer by pinch-hitter Danny Valencia. Jose Bautista also homered for the second day in a row as Toronto defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-2. READ

Sterzer steps away to play at university

Aspen Sterzer will play hockey this season, but not with the Red Deer Rebels. The 20-year-old forward, whom Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter acquired from the Kamloops Blazers last winter in return for forward Matt Bellerive and a third-round bantam draft pick, decided not to rejoin the club this season and instead pursue a post-secondary education. READ

Bouchard steamrolls her way into second round

Eugenie Bouchard needs put her hardcourt struggles behind her if she wants to make another deep Grand Slam. A 59-minute dismantling of Olga Govortsova in the first round of the U.S. Open will certainly go a long way. Bouchard, the women’s seventh seed from Westmount, Que., steamrolled her way into the second round at Flushing Meadows with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Govortsova on Tuesday. READ

Napoli home run leads Red Sox over Blue Jays in extra innings

Mike Napoli hit a mammoth three-run homer into the upper deck and Allen Craig added a two-run shot as the Boston Red Sox scored seven in the 11th inning to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 on Tuesday night. It was the fourth straight extra-innings game for the Jays — and sixth in their last seven home contests (3-3). Their season record in extra innings dropped to 4-6. But this one turned into a rout rather than a slim win although the Jays answered with three runs in their half of the 11th. READ

Fresh off Hall of Fame induction, Ames to try for Shaw Charity Classic title

Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Stephen Ames never dreamed of one day being inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Now a Canadian citizen and one of the country’s most successful golfers, Ames was welcomed as the 74th inductee into Canada’s golf shrine during a private ceremony Tuesday at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. READ

Not a final farewell for Rebels prospects

The Red Deer Rebels bid adieu to 12 players following the Black and White intrasquad game Sunday and the vast majority will remain as prospects of the Western Hockey League club for the time being and beyond. Among the reassigned players still in the Rebels’ plans is 16-year-old netminder Colby Entz, who will rejoin the Moose Jaw Generals and play No. 1 minutes with the Saskatchewan Midget AAA League squad. READ

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