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Grey Cup: Saskatchewan 45, Hamilton 23

REGINA, Saskatchewan — Kory Sheets ran for a record 197 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 Sunday night in the 101st Grey Cup game.

Sheets, who briefly played in the NFL for the Dolphins and Panthers, broke the CFL championship game rushing mark of 169 yards set in 1956 by Edmonton's Johnny Bright.

Sheets was especially impressive in the first half. The former Purdue star ran for 128 yards and a score in leading Saskatchewan to a 31-6 advantage.

Sheets was picked as the game's Most Valuable Player.

Darian Durant threw for three touchdowns as Saskatchewan won its fourth Grey Cup and first since 2007. Geroy Simon caught two of the scoring tosses.

It was the third year in a row that the host city's team won the Grey Cup, following Toronto (2012) and BC.

Quarterback Henry Burris, who rallied Hamilton from a 24-10 deficit to beat Toronto 36-24 in the East final, ran for an 18-yard score that helped the Ticats pull within 31-16.

Sheets and former St. Petersburg Catholic star Jock Sanders ran for touchdowns before Durant, a former North Carolina standout, hit Simon on a 42-yard scoring strike with 1:46 left in the second quarter. Saskatchewan set a Grey Cup record for most first-half points.

Actors Tom Hanks and Martin Short were in the crowd on a chilly day with brisk winds.

Grey Cup: Saskatchewan 45, Hamilton 23 11/24/13 [Last modified: Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:19pm]
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