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Reaves, Steen lead Blues past Jets 4-2

Home Sweet Home: Ryan Reaves and Alex Steen lead Blues past Jets 4-2
Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - Ryan Reaves and Alex Steen ignited a happy homecoming party in enemy territory on Sunday.

The Winnipeg-born players helped the St. Louis Blues defeat the Jets 4-2 in front of plenty of family and friends at MTS Centre.

Reaves, who estimated he had 50 to 60 supporters in the crowd, scored the winner and Steen had two assists for St. Louis.

Edmonton Eskimos fall short of Grey Cup

Edmonton Eskimos fall short of Grey Cup with 43-18 loss to Calgary Stampeders
Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The Edmonton Eskimos ran into a giant roadblock in their quest to make their first Grey Cup appearance since they won in 2005.

After losing all three regular-season games they played against the Calgary Stampeders, the Eskimos suffered a 43-18 defeat on Sunday to their Alberta rivals in the CFL West Division final at McMahon Stadium.

McEwen beats Jacobs at the National

Mike McEwen defeats reigning Olympic champ Brad Jacobs at the National
The Canadian Press

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Mike McEwen defeated reigning Olympic champion Brad Jacobs 5-2 to win the National on Sunday.

McEwen stole one in the seventh and added another point in the eighth for the victory at the Essar Centre in Jacobs' hometown.

"I thought we recovered quick from a few misses that I made. The guys really supported me to give me that chance to mentally come back," said McEwen. "I was pretty proud of the team for how consistent they were and propping me up a little bit for the first half of the game."

Banks leads Ticats back to Grey Cup

Brandon Banks returns two punts for TDs to lead Ticats back to Grey Cup
Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

HAMILTON - Brandon Banks and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats made the Montreal Alouettes eat their words Sunday.

Banks had a playoff-tying two punt return TDs to lead Hamilton back to the Grey Cup with a 40-24 East Division final win over the Montreal Alouettes. Banks had five punt returns for a playoff-record 226 yards and had another 78-yard TD return negated by a penalty.

Als end roller-coaster season ends on down note

Montreal Alouettes end roller-coaster season on down note in Hamilton
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

HAMILTON - Montreal's up-and-down season ended painfully Sunday, cut short one game shy of the Grey Cup by mistakes and poor execution.

Hamilton kick-returner Brandon Banks literally left Alouette players twisting in the wind on two punt returns for touchdowns — three if you count a 78-yard romp for a score called back for holding in the first quarter.

The Tiger-Cats, who scored two more touchdowns on the back of Jonathan Crompton interceptions, went on to win the CFL East Division final 40-24 on a surprisingly balmy 10-degree day at Tim Hortons Field.

Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago

More than 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago; distraught owners lay flowers at site
Michael Tarm, The Associated Press

CHICAGO - More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.

The fire Saturday occurred 50 miles northwest of Chicago at Valley View Acres, a boarding facility that also breeds and trains thoroughbreds and show-jumping horses, and offers riding lessons to children.

More misery for Liverpool; Spurs fight back to win

Liverpool's misery compounded by 3-1 collapse at Palace; Tottenham recovers to beat Hull 2-1
Rob Harris, The Associated Press

LONDON - Liverpool's rapid downfall continued with a fourth successive loss on Sunday, with Crystal Palace adding to Brendan Rodgers' woes with a 3-1 victory.

The pressure, though, eased on Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham team came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier League.

Roger Federer's Switzerland wins Davis Cup final

Federer clinches decisive point for Switzerland to win Davis Cup final against France
Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

LILLE, France - Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.

Federer ended a week of uncertainty about his aging back with a vintage performance to give Switzerland an emphatic victory over France and its maiden Davis Cup.

Hamilton answers Rosberg in style to clinch title

Hamilton answers Rosberg in defiant style to clinch 2nd F1 title after winning Abu Dhabi GP
Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Lewis Hamilton answered Nico Rosberg's pre-race goading in defiant style, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his brash-talking Mercedes teammate his first.

The days leading up to the race saw an upbeat Rosberg talking openly about how he fully intended to make Hamilton crack under pressure.

Dubreuil wins first World Cup medal

Canada wins pair of bronze medals at long-track speedskating World Cup
The Canadian Press

SEOUL, South Korea - Long-track speedskater Laurent Debreuil won bronze in the men's 500 metres Sunday for his first career World Cup medal while fellow Canadian Ivanie Blondin added bronze in the women's mass start.

Dubreuil, from Levis, Que., finished third in 35.35 seconds. Pavel Kultzhinikov of Russia won gold in 35.18 seconds and South Korea's Mo Tae-Bum took silver in 35.32.

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