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'Pick-six' sparks Roughriders to victory

REGINA—Willie Jefferson made the big play when it mattered most.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive end soaked up spotlight as only he could in his team's thrilling 19-12 victory yesterday over the Edmonton Eskimos after snagging a Mike Reilly pass attempt and returning it 49 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game.

Cubs, Rockies to battle for wild card

CHICAGO—Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the post-season.

What they don't have is room for error.

The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game today after both teams lost tie-breaker games for their respective division championships.

“We're not dead in the water,” Maddon stressed.

Mahomes rallies Chiefs

DENVER—Patrick Mahomes is athletic, agile—and ambidextrous, apparently.

Thanks in part to a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive, the right-handed Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 27-23 last night.