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« on: December 04, 2019, 03:02:45 AM »
CALGARY -- Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish has ample opportunities to upgrade his own CFL record. With four games remaining in the regular season, the New Westminster, B.C., native is less than 50 yards from bettering his single-season rushing record by a Canadian running back. Cornish ran for a pair of touchdowns and a career-high 208 yards in Calgarys 38-11 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday. At 1,415 yards, Cornish overtook Saskatchewans Kory Sheets as the CFLs leading rusher. Cornish set his record of 1,457 yards in the final regular-season game of 2012. He bettered Norm Kwongs mark of 1,437 that had stood for 56 years. The 28-year-old said he wont reach the personal goal hed set for himself this season -- and Cornish did not reveal that number -- because he missed one game due to injury. Cornish is still motivated to see how how far past last seasons total he can go. "The mark I was aiming for, I wont be able to get there, but Ill try and see how far I can get," he said. "I want to see what Im capable of. Thats why I play this game, to push my body to the maximum." Maurice Price and Marquay McDaniel had touchdown catches for the Stampeders, who topped the league and the West Division at 11-3. Rene Paredes contributed three fields goals to reach a career-high 41 this season. Will Ford scored on a 100-yard kickoff return for Winnipeg. Kicker Sandro DeAngelis, a former Stampeder, made one of two field-goal attempts in front of an announced crowd of 26,293 at McMahon Stadium. Calgarys Rob Maver and Winnipegs Mike Renaud traded punt singles in the second quarter. Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn improved to 7-2 in starts this season with 320 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Glenn was relieved by Drew Tate with 11 minutes remaining in the game. Tate threw his first passes in a game since July 7 when he injured his throwing arm. He completed three of four passes for 41 yards. Winnipeg dropped to 2-12. Quarterback Max Hall completed 15 of 34 pass attempts for 147 yards. He was intercepted once. Montreals 47-24 victory over Edmonton earlier Saturday further dimmed the Blue Bombers playoff chances. An Alouettes win over Winnipeg next week would eliminate the Blue Bombers from contention. The Stampeders totalled 623 yards on offence to Winnipegs 290 and earned twice as many first downs at 28. "Sometimes you have a bad day," Bombers coach Tim Burke said. "I think talent-wise, they have the best offence in the league. We werent very assignment-sharp against the run and then we missed a bunch of tackles." The Stampeders finished 7-1 against East Division opponents this regular season. Calgarys remaining games are in the West Division and those games will determine playoff positions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. Lions, both 9-5, have already secured playoff berths along with Calgary. The Stampeders host the Lions on Friday followed by games against the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan and the Lions again in the finale. "We knew the last month of the season was going to be for all the marbles," Calgary head coach John Hufnagel said. "Its nice going into that four-game stretch with a two-game lead, but anything can happen over the next month. "We play good football teams and we have to get ready to play good football week in and week out, which will help us get ready for playoff football." Blue Bombers defensive end Alex Hall and Calgary counterparts Charleston Hughes and Cordarro Law ranked first to third in the league in sacks respectively, but Law recorded the only one of the game. Paredes, the CFLs special teams player of the month for September, was good from 46, 14 and 35 yards in the game. DeAngelis missed an attempt from 48 yards in third quarter, but made a 15-yarder in the first quarter. The Stampeders led 25-4 at the half. The first of two Cornish majors was a 50-yard dash to score in the opening quarter. He credited the return of receiver Joe West, which added to Calgarys offensive weapons, as well as an offensive line determined not to get beaten by Winnipegs front four. "I really think the offensive line made it easy for me and that in turn makes it look easy," Cornish said. West played his first game since July 20 because of a separated shoulder. He led the Stampeders in receptions in the game with eight for 120 yards. Winnipeg moves to the West Division next season when the Ottawa Redblacks join the CFL. The Blue Bombers havent won at McMahon since 2002 and fell to 9-20 versus the Stampeders since 2000. Notes: Jon Cornishs previous career high for rushing yards in a single game was 185 against Edmonton last year . . . The last CFL running back to rush for over 200 yards in a game was B.C.s Martell Mallett for 213 on Sept. 4, 2009 against Montreal . . . Calgarys Derrius Brooks prevented a Winnipeg touchdown in the first quarter by hauling down Ford. Brooks also had an interception in the second half. Jordan 1 Banned Wholesale . Gordon reportedly failed another drug test and is facing a one-year ban. Gordon led the NFL in yards receiving last season despite being suspended two games for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy. Jordan 1 Black Outlet . Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight "does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement," but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. . -- Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale searched more than three quarters for five guys who would play well together. Cheap Jordan 1 Off White . The Asheville, N.C. native, who signed as a free agent with the CFL club last May, didnt see any action with Edmonton this season after opening the year on the injured list. Cheap White Jordan 1 . Alina Fodorova of Ukraine took third place. Broersen based her gold-medal performance on great high jumping, and finished with 4,830 points, while Theisen-Eaton, from Humboldt, Sask., set a national record of 4,768.Louisville, KY ( - Tyler Ulis poured in 14 points as top- ranked Kentucky dispatched No. 4 Louisville for the third straight time, a 58-50 result on Saturday. Karl-Anthony Towns chipped in 10 with nine rebounds for the Wildcats (13-0), who used a late second-half surge to remain unbeaten. Terry Rozier compiled 15 points and eight boards for the Cardinals (11-1), who were limited to less than 26 percent shooting. Chris Jones and Wayne Blackshear picked up 13 and 10 points, respectively, in defeat. Blackshears two free throws closed Kentuckys lead to 35-32 with 8:48 to play before the visitors struck to provide some distance. Towns hit two from the line to kick off a 10-2 burst, Ulis drilled a triple in the midst of the surge then capped it with 6:19 on the clock with a jumper for a 45-34 contest. The lead grew to 50-38 after Andrew Harrison was good from long distance, then Louisviille closed within 50-43 on a Blackshear free throw with 1:32 left, but Aaron Harrison stepped in and sank a trey on the Cats next possession for a 10-point spread.dddddddddddd Kentucky finished 5-for-6 from the line to seal it. The largest lead for either side in a tight first half was four: 10-6 on a Dakari Johnson jumper for Kentucky, then 22-18 for the Wildcats after a triple from Devin Booker which stood as the halftime margin. Blackshears bucket less than four minutes into the second half pulled the hosts within 26-24, but a triple from Ulis minutes later gave the Wildcats a 35-28 edge. Game Notes Kentucky now holds a 33-15 all-time series lead. Since John Calipari has been in Lexington, the Wildcats have won seven of the eight meetings ... Saturday marked the fewest points in a loss for Louisville since Dec. 14, 2010, a 52-46 defeat to Drexel. ' ' '