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Burris sets record

OTTAWA—It’s not like Henry Burris needed any more accolades.

Burris ran for two touchdowns, threw for another two, and completed a record-setting night with 45 completions as the Ottawa Redblacks dumped the Montreal Alouettes 39-17 last night.

In the most lopsided win in the Redblacks’ two-year history.

Astros back in 2nd wild card

SEATTLE—Thanks to a late rally and help from others, the Houston Astros will go into their final series knowing three more wins will have them playing baseball beyond the final day of the regular season.

A day after being passed in the race for the second AL wild-card spot, the Astros retook control last night with a 7-6 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Federal appeals court strikes down cash payments to college athletes for use of their images

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the NCAA’s use of college athletes’ names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.

Habs edge Pens

QUEBEC CITY—The first NHL game at the new Videotron Centre was hardly a classic.

But that was to be expected when the Pittsburgh Penguins showed up to face the Montreal Canadiens in a pre-season game without big guns Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Phil Kessel.

Scherzer misses 2nd no-no

WASHINGTON—At the close of another eventful afternoon at Nationals Park, Washington general manager Mike Rizzo placed his hands around a microphone at the outset of an unusual post-game news conference and said, with a hint of a smile, “I was really rootin’ for a no-hitter today.”

Anything to change the subject, right?

Packers hold off Chiefs

GREEN BAY, Wis.—Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy is running out of superlatives to describe Aaron Rodgers.

Every week, his MVP quarterback dissects defences in painstakingly methodical fashion.

Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, including three to Randall Cobb, as Green Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs 38-28 last night.