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Leafs blow chance at overtime win

TORONTO—Coach Mike Babcock went home last night thinking of ways to re-tool his power play.

The Toronto Maple Leafs battled to force overtime against the Boston Bruins after falling behind two goals early.

Then they had a great opportunity to win the game when Boston’s top penalty-killer, Patrice Bergeron, was assessed a minor for holding in the extra period.

Ottawa back in Grey Cup

OTTAWA—Henry Burris and Greg Ellingson ended their former team’s Grey Cup aspirations and sent Ottawa to its first CFL championship appearance since 1981.

Burris’ 93-yard TD strike to Ellingson with just over a minute to go rallied Ottawa to a stirring 35-28 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division final yesterday afternoon.

Raptors beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES—The Toronto Raptors shut down Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, then had enough to hold off the L.A. Clippers at the very end.

DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, and DeMarre Carroll scored all of his 21 points in the first half, as the Raptors held Griffin and Paul scoreless through the first 20-plus minutes of a 91-80 victory over the Clippers yesterday.