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Sports in brief

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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OTTAWA PULLS UPSET, WINS TITLE

TORONTO — Henry Burris threw for 461 yards and three touchdowns against his former team and ran for two scores as the Ottawa Redblacks shocked the Calgary Stampeders 39-33 in overtime in the Grey Cup on Sunday.

Ottawa, which went 8-9-1 during the regular season, was a heavy underdog against 15-2-1 Calgary in the CFL title game. The Redblacks led by as much as 27-10 in the third quarter before the Stampeders rallied, tying it on Rene Paredes' 10-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation.

On Ottawa's first OT possession, Burris found Ernest Jackson, who made a bobbling, 18-yard circus catch for the score. The Stampeders failed to pick up a yard on their possession.

Former Robinson High standout Greg Ellingson had seven catches for 85 yards for Ottawa.

TENNIS

Argentina rallies

Argentina won its first Davis Cup title as Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a 3-2 comeback win over host Croatia in Zagreb. Delbonis dropped to the ground after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory.

AUTOS

Rosberg matches dad

Nico Rosberg won the Formula One championship by finishing in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in United Arab Emirates, wrestling the title away from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who won the race from the pole position. Rosberg's father, Keke, won the series title in 1982.

SOCCER

Seattle in MLS Cup

Jordan Morris scored in the 56th minute and visiting Seattle advanced to its first MLS Cup, beating Colorado 1-0 in the second leg of the Western Conference final. The Sounders play Toronto or Montreal on Dec. 10 for the league title.

PREMIER LEAGUE: A 1-1 draw with West Ham left host Manchester United 11 points behind Chelsea and without a win in four league matches at Old Trafford for the first time since 1990.

ITALY: Giovanni Simeone scored two goals to set host Genoa on its way to a surprise 3-1 win over Juventus, preventing it from clinching a sixth successive Serie A championship.

ET CETERA

BOXING: Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1) successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title late Saturday when Nicholas Walters was unable to continue after seven rounds.

GOLF: Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win the World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen combined in the best-ball format for a closing 6-under 66 to finish on 20-under 268, four shots clear of France (63), China (65) and the U.S. (66).

SKIING: Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin won her sixth straight World Cup slalom in Killington, Vt..

TRACK: Finland's Iivo Niskanen won the men's World Cup classic 15-kilometer cross-country race in Kuusamo, Finland, in 35 minutes, 27.6 seconds.

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Sports in brief 11/27/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:53pm]
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