Argos dethrone Bombers in thrilling Grey Cup game

The Toronto Argonauts are Grey Cup champions for a record 18th time after knocking off the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-23 in an instant classic on Sunday at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium. 

Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 203 yards before being pulled in the fourth quarter to injury, then backup Chad Kelly engineered a five-play 36-yard touchdown drive to put Toronto ahead by a single point. After a late field goal attempt by Boris Bede was blocked by the Bombers, a potential game-winning attempt by Marc Liegghio was blocked by the Argos to seal the win for the Boatmen. 

Henoc Muamba, who had three tackles and an interception for the Argos, was named Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian, becoming only the second player in CFL history to receive both Grey Cup player awards.

Minor Hockey recap

Sam Kirwan, Blake Girard and Brady Simpson scored as the Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos picked up a 3-1 win over the Regina Rangers on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Pure Chem U15 Broncos defeated the Prairie Storm 4-3 on the road Friday and will visit Moose Jaw tonight. The SWT U13 Broncos fell 5-1 to the Prairie Storm on Saturday before rebounding with an 8-3 win over Lumsden Sunday in Bethune.

The Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats dropped 2-1 and 4-0 decisions to the Northwest Sharks in the Battlefords.

Six Canadian NHL teams hit the ice tonight

The Calgary Flames continue their east coast swing when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers on a busy Monday night in the NHL. Elsewhere, Edmonton will kick off a road trip of their own when they visit the streaking New Jersey Devils, who are looking to tie a franchise record with their 13th win in a row tonight.

In other action, Winnipeg hosts Carolina, Toronto welcomes the New York Islanders, Ottawa visits San Jose and Vancouver entertains Vegas.

NFL heads south of the border tonight

The National Football League plays their fifth and last international game of the year tonight when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals in an NFC West battle in Mexico City.

The Niners have won their last two in a row after Christian McCaffrey's arrival to the Bay Area, while the Cardinals look to improve on their 4-6 record as the stretch run begins in the NFL season.

FIFA World Cup now underway

Day two of the FIFA World Cup today has England facing Iran, Senegal taking on the Netherlands and the USA battling Wales. Ecuador defeated host Qatar 2-0 in Sunday’s opener. 

Canada plays their first men's World Cup match since 1986 on Wednesday against Belgium.

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