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OTTAWA -- Brett Mahers first career game-winning field goal was a historic one. Brandin Cooks Jersey . Mahers 23-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining earned the Ottawa Redblacks a thrilling 18-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night. The victory was not only the first for the expansion club but came in the first CFL game played in the Canadian capital since 2005. "In my whole career Ive kicked a bunch of field goals but never a game-winner," said the University of Nebraska rookie. "Id never even tried one. "I was just excited to be there and excited to cash it in. Mahers boot, his sixth of the game, came after Swayze Waters connected from 46 yards out to put Toronto ahead 17-15 with 1:33 remaining. It looked like the Argos (1-3) would spoil the party for a TD Place Stadium sellout of 24,000, which included Prime Minister Stephen Harper and explained the presence of sharpshooters on the opposite roofs of the facility. But quarterback Henry Burris calmly moved Ottawa (1-2) 60 yards on six plays to set up Mahers boot in what was anything but just another football game. It marked the first time since November 2005 that Ottawa had hosted a CFL regular-season game and the city hasnt celebrated a Grey Cup championship since 1976. "The atmosphere was great, a blast to be part of," Maher said. "Its a great feeling to win. "If I wouldve had the same night and we wouldve lost, it wouldve been sick." The exciting win capped what was a party atmosphere throughout the contest, with many fans standing and grooving to the tunes during timeouts. Ottawas home opener had been much anticipated, with supporters proudly sporting their colours all week and turning out in droves for the various pre-game festivities and pep rallies. "This crowd support we have here, its definitely going to be a tough place (for opponents) to play," said Burris. "Theres no better fanbase in this league than here in Ottawa. "Redblacks Nation is for real. For the people who arent here and unable to experience this, youre missing out." Thousands entered TD Place Stadium three hours before the opening kickoff to participate in the tailgating festivities. And once fans were allowed to settle into their seats, those on the south side of the stadium resumed the longstanding tradition of chanting "North Side Sucks." However, the entire gathering -- most of which was clad in red -- was on its feet as one, loudly cheering the Redblacks as they took to the field for the pre-game introductions. "That was awesome, the fans were remarkable," said rookie Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell. "I knew the setup of the stadium and how close it is to the field and thought it would be great. "But to experience it firsthand, it really makes a difference for our football team." The night was one of two firsts for Campbell, who also received his inaugural Gatorade shower afterwards. "I was kind of shocked because I was just living in the moment of our football team getting the win," said Campbell, whose father Hugh, the legendary former head coach and GM with the Edmonton Eskimos, was in attendance. "Its an exciting night for us." Despite both offences being inconsistent for much of the night, they did manage to move the ball and make for an exciting finish as Mahers 48-yard field goal at 9:53 of the fourth put Ottawa ahead 15-14. It take after Toronto took a 14-12 advantage on Ricky Rays 20-yard TD strike to Darvin Adams just 43 seconds into the quarter. That was Torontos first TD in eight quarters, dating back to the fourth quarter of its 48-15 home win over Saskatchewan on July 5. The Argos were minus veterans Chad Owens (foot), Andre Durie (clavicle) and Jason Barnes (knee), their top three receivers. Both defences were solid on the night. Toronto recorded five sacks on Burris, but Ottawa did force three turnovers, including Rays first two interceptions of the season. Burris finished 17-of-30 passing for 216 yards while adding 22 yards rushing. Ray was 21-of-37 passing for 298 yards and a TD with the two picks and watched Burris improve to 18-11 in their career head-to-head matchups. Ray also suffered his first loss in six career games against Ottawa. "Ive seen that too many times when hes taken his team down in the last minute and pulled out a victory," Ray said of Burris. "I definitely respect his game, but its tough to give him the ball with the game on the line and be on the sideline watching because he makes a lot of good plays out there." Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said his team gave Burris too much time following Waters field goal. "That (1:33) is forever with Henry Burris back there," Milanovich said. "We just couldnt make it stick. "Its as disappointing a loss Ive had since Ive been here. We have to find a way to win that one, theres no doubt about that." Waters finished with three field goals, a single and convert. Mahers 23-yard field goal at 14:56 of the second quarter earned Ottawa a 9-7 lead in a lacklustre opening half offensively as the kickers accounted for all the scoring. Both offences came close to TDs as Ray underthrew a wide-open John Chiles in the endzone in the first before a streaking Kierrie Johnson got behind Torontos secondary but had Burriss nicely thrown pass go off his outstretched hands. But both offences lacked consistency and finish as Burris , who got little help from his offensive line, was 7-of-12 passing for 75 yards and Ray completed 9-of-16 attempts for 127 yards, but 45 yards came on one completion. For the second time this year, Toronto was victimized by a fake punt that went for a first down. Maher scampered 15 yards on third-and-10 to keep a drive alive in the second that he ultimately capped with a 29-yard field goal at 6:24 to put Ottawa ahead 6-3. NOTES: In their final regular-season game, the Renegades beat Toronto 27-17 on Nov. 5, 2005. Renegades head coach Joe Paopao wore a Hawaiian short on the sidelines, as did his coaching staff and the clubs football operations department. Following the game, Paopao threw his third into the stands . . Burris came into the game needing 65 yards rushing to move ahead of former Rough Riders star Russ Jackson and into fourth in all-time rushing yards by a quarterback. Jackson has 5,122 yards. Retired star Damon Allen, who played for both Ottawa and Toronto over his illustrious career, holds the league record with 11,920 yards. Joe Thuney Jersey . -- Lara Gut of Switzerland regained the overall World Cup lead with Sundays super-G win in Lake Louise, Alta. James White Jersey .Hoffenheim forward Anthony Modeste opened the scoring on a counterattack in the 15th minute, shooting though Jaroslav Drobnys legs after Lewis Holtby lost the ball in midfield. http://www.patriotsjerseysauthentic.com/Nate-Solder-Super-Bowl-Jersey/ . Playing in his 19th career final, the second-seeded Tsonga was favourite to win the Open 13 for the third time and to secure an 11th career title, but he struggled with Gulbis attacking approach.Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Vermette recorded his fourth career hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes downed the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Monday. Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the eventual game- winning goal as Arizona matched its season high with a third straight victory. R.J. Umberger scored twice 3:02 apart late in the third period, but the Flyers nevertheless fell to 3-2 on their eight-game road trip. Steve Mason, in his first start since Dec. 18, surrendered three goals on 24 shots against. Mark Streit fed Umberger for his first goal with 7:49 remaining in the third, and the Flyers went on a power play less than a minute later. They failed to score with the man advantage but kept the pressure on, and Umberger deflected a Sean Couturier shot into the back of the net with 4:47 left on the clock. Philadelphias best chance in the closing moments came on Claude Girouxs cross-ice pass to Vincent Lecavalier. Lecavalier let a one-timer fly from the right circle, but Duubnyk easily smothered it. Dwayne Allen Jersey. Vermette sealed the win and his hat trick with an empty-netter. The Coyotes won a faceoff in front of Dubnyk late in the opening period and caught the Flyers on their heels going the other way. Shane Doan let a shot fly from the point, and Vermettes deft deflection snuck past Mason with 1:34 left in the stanza. Mason saved a shot through a screen in the second period, but the rebound spun loose and Vermette was there for an easy goal at the 15:31 mark. Flyers forward Scott Laughton was sent off for hooking 2:02 into the third, and on the ensuing power play, Ekman-Larsson posted his ninth goal of the season with a shot from the point. Game Notes Ekman-Larsson has six goals in December ... Philadelphia is 0-for-15 on the power play in its last six games after failing on two chances Monday ... Arizona has won three in a row at home after dropping nine straight ... Mason missed the previous four games with a back injury. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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