header
header
header
> >
#1 Posted by Dogcat250 6 months 2 days ago
Dogcat250
1550 Forum posts
MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes storied past will be feted but a reminder of their mortality awaits on the field when they face the first-place Calgary Stampeders. You can catch all the action live on TSN 1, 3, 4, 5 and on TSN 690 live at 1pm et/10am pt. The Alouettes (3-8) host Calgary (10-1) in the Hall of Fame game Sunday afternoon at Percival Molson Stadium. Three former Alouettes — receiver Ben Cahoon, offensive tackle Uzooma Okeke and linebacker/punter Wally Buono, now the B.C. Lions vice-president and GM — are among seven wholl be inducted in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this weekend. "The good thing is were at home and hopefully we can feed off the crowd and the Hall of Fame game and keep it simple, get first downs and then rely on our defence and get a win," said Alouettes offensive lineman Josh Bourke. Buono won three Grey Cups as Calgarys head coach from 1990 to 2002 so the Stampeders will have some of their own history at the game as well. Calgary beat Montreal 29-8 in the season opener for both teams June 28 at McMahon Stadium. But the Stampeders will be minus some key pieces in the rematch, including quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, running back Jon Cornish, receiver Marquay McDaniel and rush end Charleston Hughes. All were injured in last weeks 40-33 victory over the Toronto Argonauts, a game that saw Calgary rally from a 26-point deficit. But the Stampeders offence didnt miss a beat in the second half when Drew Tate went in after Mitchell suffered knee and ankle injuries. Cornish rushed for 174 yards in that game wont play Sunday due to nagging injuries unrelated to the concussion that forced him to miss time in July and August. The Alouettes dont expect their opponents to be very much different from usual, however. "They had some injuries last week and their quarterbacks banged up, but Drew Tate has a lot of experience in the CFL so its not going to get any easier," said Bourke. "They do a good job of rolling the next guy in if someone goes down. "They always have quality backups. So its going to be a challenge." The Stampeders lead the CFL in scoring (332 points), touchdowns (34), first downs (239) and net yards gained (4,083). Montreal, whose offence stalled this season with the retirement of all-time passing leader Anthony Calvillo, leads only the expansion Ottawa Redblacks in those categories. Calvillo, whose No. 13 jersey will be retired later this season, was the kingpin of Montreal teams on which Cahoon and Okeke both flourished. The diminutive Cahoon was Calvillos most trusted receiver with 1,017 career catches for 13,301 yards. "He had amazing hands but the thing that comes to mind is toughness," receiver Eric Deslauriers said of 42-year-old Cahoon, who retired in 2011. "Hed catch about 15 balls a game and I think he got lit up 14 times a game. "He always found a way to get hit hard, but hed just bounce back up. He was probably the strongest receiver in the lineup and he was about 175 pounds." Okeke, 44, joined Montreal in 1996 and was a six-time CFL all-star before retiring in 2006. He is now the teams football operations assistant and a scout. Buono won two Cups as an Alouette from 1972 to 1981. He went on to post a record 254 regular-season wins as a coach in Calgary and B.C. He will go into the Hall as a builder. Alouettes coach Tom Higgins faced Buono, both as a player and coach. "Three well deserved nominations," said Higgins. Also to be inducted are former Ottawa offensive lineman and kicker Moe Racine, running backs Charles Roberts and Neil Lumsden and former Western Mustangs head coach Larry Haylor. The unveiling of the busts will be held Saturday with the inductees will honoured Sunday at the game. But the game has plenty of importance for Montreal, which enters weekend action tied for first in the East with Hamilton and Toronto. Still, its a strange position for the Alouettes to be in given the franchise has traditionally been a conference powerhouse, appearing in eight Grey Cup games since its relocation from Baltimore in 1996. Buono was a part of the franchises greatness before 96 while both Cahoon and Okeke were integral members of its success following its return. "In my mind, the beasts of the East are always here," said Deslauriers, who will sit out with an injury. "I still think we can get there. "We are getting better and were doing the right things. Its maybe not the best season for the Montreal Alouettes, but were still working hard every day to get to where we need to be and where we used to be." Tyler Lydon Jersey . DArnaud hit one of three doubles for the Mets as they took a 4-0 lead in the first. Then the catchers seventh home run of the season broke the game open in the fifth. The 41-year-old Colon (10-8) retired the first 20 batters in his last outing Wednesday against Seattle, eventually allowing two runs on three hits in 7 1-3 innings in a 3-2 win. Malik Beasley Nuggets Jersey . A 19-game winner with the New York Yankees in both 2006 and 2007, Wang spent most of this year at Triple-A for the Yankees and Blue Jays. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-2 with a 7. http://www.nuggetsprostore.com/kids-dikembe-mutombo-nuggets-jersey/ . The 24-year-old Raley was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA for Chicago in his first two career starts after being called up from Iowa on Aug. 7. He was optioned to Iowa on Monday after losing 3-0 to Cincinnati in Chicago on Sunday. Tyler Lydon Nuggets Jersey . Lowry and the Raptors officially announced a four-year US$48 million dollar deal Thursday. The deal was reported last week but couldnt be made official until Thursday, when the moratorium on signings was lifted. "They were real factors. I did my homework. Carmelo Anthony Jersey . I suppose Sternberg has earned the right to speak out since his Rays, despite one of the lowest payrolls in the Majors at $58 million, are entering the final weekend of the regular season holding down the first Wild Card spot in the American League, one game ahead of Cleveland and two up on Texas.MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City top-scorer Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Wednesdays game against Aston Villa, where victory would put City on the verge of securing the English Premier League title. Aguero left the pitch with a groin problem soon after scoring in a 3-2 win over Everton on Saturday. "He couldnt recover 100 per cent from his groin problem, so he is not in the squad list,&" City coach Manuel Pellegrini said, adding the Argentine striker could return for Sundays season-ender against West Ham United.dddddddddddd. Pellegrini says: "Maybe he can have some chances, we will see the way he improves during the week." Aguero has 28 goals this season. A win against Villa would put City two points ahead of title rival Liverpool with one round to go. ' ' '
Log in to reply to this thread