Chad Owens, Pacino Horne and Dontrelle Inman scored in the first half and the Toronto Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 Sunday...
in 100th Grey Cup
Chad Owens, Pacino Horne and Dontrelle Inman scored in the first half and the Toronto Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 Sunday in the 100th Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League title game.
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Andre Durie added a touchdown in the second half for the Argonauts before a loud home crowd of 53,208 at Rogers Centre. Toronto earned its 16th Grey Cup title and first since 2004.
As for halftime musical performers, the crowd booed 18-year-old Justin Bieber and roared its approval for 74-year-old Gordon Lightfoot.
Donovan hints he might
leave Galaxy after Cup
An exhausted Landon Donovan plans to go into hiding after Saturday’s MLS Cup final, his 49th match in 48 weeks. The 30-year-old said he is not sure he will return to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
“I’m going to take as much time as I need and decide if and when I’m ready to come back,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I can’t put a time frame on that. If it takes two weeks and I’m ready to go again or two months or a year or two years or never. I don’t know.”
That means the MLS Cup date with Houston, in addition to being David Beckham’s last competitive match in a Galaxy uniform, could also be the last in Donovan’s storied MLS career.
Late-season weariness and career reflection have become a fall tradition for Donovan. But this time is different because in addition to fatigue he has also battled knee and hamstring injuries this season.
Donovan has scored more goals and recorded more assists than any player in U.S. national-team history.
Benitez gets booed
Rafa Benitez was greeted with jeers from Chelsea fans, and the Blues were held to a 0-0 English Premier League draw by Manchester City in his first match as manager.
After leading Chelsea to its first UEFA Champions League title last year, Roberto Di Matteo was fired Wednesday and replaced by Benitez, who was hired as interim manager for the rest of the season.
Bocanegra is injured
Officials of Spanish team Racing Santander said U.S. defender Carlos Bocanegra will be sidelined for about six weeks because of a muscle tear in his left leg. He was injured during the United States’ 2-2 draw with Russia on Nov. 14.
Zettel, Svindal triumph
Kathrin Zettel of Austria held off teammate and training partner Marlies Schild to win a World Cup slalom event in Aspen, Colo. Zettel had a two-run time of 1 minute, 42.46 seconds to beat Schild by 0.67 seconds.
Meanwhile, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won a World Cup super-giant slalom in Lake Louise, Alberta, one day after taking the downhill.
• Better Lucky and Unbridled Command won Grade I turf races at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.
Better Lucky, a 3-year-old filly, took the $250,000 Matriarch and returned the highest win payoff ($72.20 on a $2 bet) in the 31-year history of the race. Better Lucky, trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Eddie Castro, beat Tiz Flirtatious by a length and ran a mile in 1:34.18.
Unbridled Command ($16 to win) beat Grandeur by 1 ½ lengths in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby. The colt, trained by Thomas Bush and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.07.
• Gentildonna, an 8-1 shot, became the first 3-year-old filly to win the Group I Japan Cup. She beat 4-year-old colt Orfevre by a nose in the $5.8 million race at Tokyo Racecourse before a crowd of 117,776.
Gentildonna, trained by Sei Ishizaka and ridden by Yasunari Iwata, ran 2,400 meters on turf in 2:23.1.
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