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VANCOUVER - There was a very brief moment Sunday evening when Calgary Stampeders fan Clint Noble thought the Grey Cup was slipping through his teams fingers. Miles Plumlee Jersey .It didnt last long — a penalty that nullified a Brandon Banks touchdown late in the game put a welcome end to the drama as the Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20-16 to capture the 102nd Grey Cup at B.C. Place.With 35 seconds left, the stadium erupted in cheers and gasps as Banks returned a punt into the end zone, but an illegal block penalty scuttled the play.When its live, you dont really see it on the replay, so its hard to say if it was legit, Noble, 28 said of the penalty. There were a few calls the other way earlier that were controversial, too.Calgarian Merlin Radke noticed the penalty before Banks had even finished running.I saw the flag drop right away so I kind of sat back and laughed, said Radke, 51.Outside the stadium after the game, Stamps fans were predictably elated, screaming cries of victory and hamming it up for TV news cameras.Some Hamilton supporters were declaring their team had been robbed, but others were more sanguine.Kostas Georgakoulias of Hamilton chalked it up to a tough call for the ref. And besides, he added, if Hamilton had played better, that one play wouldnt have been the difference between winning and losing.To beat Calgary, you have to play a perfect game, said Georgakoulias, who was wearing a hard hat adorned with Tiger-Cats stickers and a black-and-yellow kilt. If we played a perfect game we would have won decisively.What are you going to do?Meanwhile, the Stampeders were so excited while celebrating their win on the field, they broke the trophy.I think Im the one that did it, said Calgary linebacker Juwan Simpson. I dont know. I grabbed it and was excited, and all of a sudden, it got a little (loose.) Some glue and some duct tape and itll be good.Before Grey Cup weekend arrived, there were few signs in Vancouver that a championship football game was about to land in the city. Even in the past few days, outside of official events such as Saturdays parade, only the occasional jersey-clad fan walking along a downtown street provided any indication the Grey Cup was imminent.Just four days before the game, organizers had 4,500 tickets that had yet to be sold. Resale websites were advertising tickets for as low as $49, and several sellers hawking seats along the route to the stadium were simply shouting at passersby to make them an offerThe CFL said attendance for the game was about 52,000, leaving roughly 1,400 seats empty. The stadium appeared to be mostly full outside of the far nose-bleed sections, where small blocks of chairs had no one to sit in them.Vancouver last hosted the big game just three years ago, in 2011, when the B.C. Lions played for — and won — the Cup. Tickets that year sold out months in advance.Even without a home team, the stands were boisterous and rowdy, with loud cheers following touchdowns and significant plays on both sides. Still, geography appeared to give Calgary fans an edge, with chants of Go Stamps Go occasionally erupting in pockets of red jerseys, sometimes with large Stampeders flags flying overhead.B.C. Places retractable roof, installed in 2011 not long before that years Grey Cup, remained closed, despite sunny blue skies — unusual for Vancouver in late November.Before the game, country musician Dallas Smith, who is from Langley, B.C., kicked off the event, followed by Montreals Nikki Yanofsky singing O Canada with the backing of a 102-person choir.Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons put on a high-energy halftime show, playing hits such as Radioactive to a throng of people gathered on a patch of field on front of the stage. It was the first time a non-Canadian act has played the Grey Cup halftime show since 2007, when Lenny Kravitz performed at Torontos Rogers Centre.I know that we are visitors to this country, but Canada has always made us feel like were right at home, lead singer Dan Reynolds said between songs.The Grey Cup festivities began Sunday morning at a waterfront plaza next to the cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics, where bands and dancers took to the stage before the Grey Cup trophy arrived.Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Hamilton mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger brought along jerseys from their respective teams, each with the others name.Under the terms of a bet between the two, Eisenberger, who will be sworn in this week, will be wearing the Stampeders jersey during his first council meeting as mayor.Fans who gathered at the Sunday rally represented every team in the league.Large flags with the Calgary Stampeders horse held above the crowd. Foam helmets bearing the Montreal Alouettes logo. A man in a Darth Vader costume wearing a Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey.Tony Dagenais of Moose Jaw, Sask., came with a group of friends adorned with elaborate green and white face paint, jerseys and capes.Dagenais, 46, said CFL fans are like a society within a society.This is a chance to say, Yeah, were from all over Canada, but were Canadian and were all one.---Follow @ByJamesKeller on Twitter Mike Bibby Jersey . How foolishly wrong I was. Forget the now inherent corruption and back handed favours that plague the beautiful game. Goal Line Technology? Youre having a laugh. As for them penalty cheating bandits, footballs lawmakers upend them by awarding the penalty to the opponent each time a player attempts to con the referee into awarding ghost penalties. Spud Webb Jersey .Y. - The New York Yankees made it official Saturday, announcing the completion of a seven-year deal with free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and a one-year contract for returning starter Hiroki Kuroda. . The Boston Celtics hadnt played since the All-Star break. So the Suns 100-94 victory over Boston Wednesday night was an uphill affair, with Phoenix relying on balance rather than its trademark high energy.Los Angeles, CA ( - Not even former Lakers great Vlade Divac could miss as Los Angeles, playing without a resting Kobe Bryant, handed the Golden State Warriors their most unlikely loss of the season, 115-105, on Tuesday. The Warriors, an NBA-best 23-3 coming in, were shell-shocked at a lively Staples Center, as the Lakers built a huge lead by shooting 56.5 percent over the first three quarters and held on for a surprising win. They kicked our ass, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admitted. They were much better than we were tonight. We werent ready to play. Carlos Boozer led seven Los Angeles players in double figures with 18 points and added nine rebounds. Ronnie Price contributed 17 points and eight assists, Nick Young added 15 points, and Wesley Johnson and Ed Davis chipped in with 14 apiece to help snap LAs three-game slide. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 22 and 18 points, respectively, but both sharpshooters were on the bench long before the final buzzer with the outcome never in question. Golden State rolled to a 20-point win over the Kings on Monday but had no answer for the Lakers suddenly balanced scoring attack. Bryant, of course, has been used heavily in this his 19th NBA season, and given his usage rate and his recent struggles, head coach Byron Scott opted to give the veteran a maintenance day. With the way his teammates played against the red-hot Warriors, Bryant may give hiis teammates a few more chances going forward. Dennis Schroder Jersey. Youngs three-point play capped a 9-2 run and gave the Lakers a 34-24 cushion at the end of the first quarter. It was a double-digit game most of the second, and a Young-to-Johnson lob from midcourt fittingly capped the lopsided half. Thats exactly what we needed with that type of effort and energy, Scott said. We just went out and played...and had confidence that we could make plays. The Warriors trailed 63-48 at the break but still appeared poised for a comeback when Curry scored on three straight possessions and Harrison Barnes and Thompson buried consecutive 3s to pull the visitors within 75-65. Wayne Ellington, though, stopped the momentum with a 3-ball of his own, and Price added three more during a two-minute stretch that extended the Lakers lead back to 21. The end of the third quarter saw the Lakers holding a 95-73 advantage, and during the stoppage in play, Divac, a fan favorite who played eight seasons with the Lakers, cooly drained a halfcourt shot for charity. Only a 16-0 Warriors run in the fourth prevented an uglier outcome. Game Notes The Lakers 24-point lead in the fourth quarter was their largest lead at any point this season ... Ellington Jeremy Lin rounded out LAs top scorers with 12 and 11 points, respectively ... The Lakers recorded 11 steals and 10 blocks ... The Warriors had won four straight meetings. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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