Stampeders boot Lions, take first place

Sandro DeAngelis had to kick the winning points twice but Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris says Saturday’s 28-26 victory over the B.C. Lions was just “another day at the office.”

Stampeders 28 Lions 26

VANCOUVER — Sandro DeAngelis had to kick the winning points twice but Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris says Saturday’s 28-26 victory over the B.C. Lions was just “another day at the office.”

There was no time left when DeAngelis stroked a 22-yard field goal after the Stampeders had marched to the B.C. 15-yard line.

But Calgary was called for procedure and penalized five yards. DeAngelis then nailed the clinching field goal from 27 yards out.

“We actually rehearsed this same situation in practice, 1:30, 1:35 (remaining on the clock),” said Burris who engineered an 80-yard drive that moved Calgary into sole possession of first place in the CFL’s West Division.

“The coach gives us no time outs and we’ve got to march down and give Sandro a chance to make a field goal.

“That’s why you didn’t see any panic on our side . . . just like another day at the office.”

Calgary improved to 10-6-1 and face the Saskatchewan Roughriders next week in Regina with first place and a bye into the West final on the line. Saskatchewan lost 24-6 to Hamilton to give the Stamps a chance to break the first-place tie.

The loss was a second heartbreaker in as many weeks for the Lions (8-9).

They are tied with the Edmonton Eskimos for third in the West and are still looking to clinch a playoff berth going into the final weekend of the season. The Lions play Edmonton in Vancouver on Friday.

Tiger-Cats 24

Roughriders 6

HAMILTON, Ont. — DeAndra Cobb and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defence blew past the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday afternoon.

Hamilton effectively countered gusting winds with Cobb’s 159-yard rushing performance with a TD and six sacks by its defence to dispatch the Riders 24-6 before an Ivor Wynne Stadium gathering of 24,586 spectators.

Hamilton’s defence held Saskatchewan to just six points with the wind, which gusted between 59 and 81 kilometres an hour throughout the contest. The unit also forced four turnovers and its sack total was the most since registering five against Toronto in September 2005.

Just Posted

Ride to Conquer Cancer cancels but Red Deerian keeps going

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer was cancelled due to smoke

Red Deer woman saving animals at wildlife centre with TV show

Victoria Bolhuis, 22, interned at Hope for Wildlife for 10 weeks before moving into paid position

Record-breaking year in Red Deer for smoke

Expect more smoke in Red Deer Wednesday

Mustard Seed prepares people for workforce

Employment Readiness Fair to be held August 28

Updated Red Deer smoke free bylaw to ban smoking cannabis in public

Smoke Free Bylaw returns to Red Deer city council Sept. 4

Kim XO is Black Press Media’s fashionista

Starting Sept. 7, stylist Kim XO will host Fashion Fridays on the Life channel on Black Press Media

Liberals unveil poverty plan with lofty goals, but no new spending programs

OTTAWA — The minister in charge of Canada’s latest national plan to… Continue reading

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until October

MELFORT, Sask. — The case of a Calgary truck driver charged in… Continue reading

Animal crackers break out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of… Continue reading

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman who often walked her dog… Continue reading

Patients redirected as water leak shuts down Edmonton hospital’s emergency room

EDMONTON — Ambulances are being redirected to other hospitals after a water… Continue reading

Parks Canada moves second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park

BANFF — Parks Canada says a second bison bull that wandered out… Continue reading

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is scrapping an unpopular lottery system for… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month