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CALGARY - A fourth-quarter rally gave the Calgary Stampeders a 40-27 win over the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. Dave Winfield Jersey . Down 12 points after three quarters, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Jock Sanders, Matt Walter scored his second major of the game on a two-yard scamper and defensive back Jamar Wall ran an interception back for a major. Rene Paredes added an 18-yard field goal and the Roughriders also conceded a two-point safety in the quarter. The Stampeders (14-2) already had first place in the West Division sewed up heading into the game. The division final Nov. 23 will be played in Calgary. Saskatchewan (9-8) is playoff-bound and will be on the road in the post-season. The defending Grey Cup champions will either finish third in the West or be the crossover team in the East. The Roughriders lost their fifth in a row. Drew Tate also scored for the Stampeders in front of an announced sellout of 35,400 at McMahon Stadium. Mitchell completed 21 of 31 pass attempts for 231 yards and one touchdown pass. The 24-year-old improved to 15-1 in career CFL starts. Saskatchewan quarterback Kerry Joseph was 21-for-37 in passing for 322 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, but he was intercepted three times. It was the 42-year-olds second start for the Roughriders since coming out of retirement. The Roughriders fell to 1-6 since regular starter Darian Durant tore a tendon in elbow Sept. 7 in a 30-24 win over Winnipeg. The Riders auditioned young pivots Tino Sunseri and Seth Doege before summoning Joseph, who quarterbacked them to a Grey Cup win in 2007. Rob Bagg and Chris Getzlaf were Josephs scoring targets. Linebacker Brian Peters added a defensive touchdown off an interception and had a team-high 10 tackles. Kicker Chris Milo contributed field goals from 32 and 33 yards. The CFLs top two running backs didnt play Friday. Leading rusher Jon Cornish of the Stampeders was healing aches and pains, while No. 2 Anthony Allen of the Riders was scratched because of back pain. Walter started at halfback in relief of Cornish and scored the second and third touchdowns of his career. It was the first meeting at McMahon between the two teams since Saskatchewan upset Calgary 35-13 in last years division final en route to the Grey Cup title. The Stampeders were the top team in the regular season with a 14-4 record. The Roughriders enter a bye week and conclude the regular season at home against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Stampeders face Winnipeg next Saturday in the final home game and finish on the road against the B.C. Lions. Garrett Richards Jersey . -- J.R. Sweezy was the one part of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line that had avoided injuries or having to change positions this season. Tony Gwynn Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla.ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Cameron Gaunce scored in overtime to lift the Texas Stars to a 4-3 win over the Abbotsford Heat in American Hockey League action Wednesday. Gaunce scored from the slot, after goalie Olivier Roy kicked Justin Dowlings original shot right to Gaunce. The Stars scored twice in the final two minutes of the second period, though the Heat scored twice in the third to force the extra period. Jamie Oleksiak, Scott Glennie, and Travis Morin also scored for Texas (35-16-8), who are now 5-0-1 in their last six. Cristopher Nilstorp made 33 saves in the win. Sven Baertschi, Blair Jones and Brett Olson scored for Abbotsford (33-19-7), while Roy made 27 stops in the loss. The Heat are now 0-4-2 in their past six, while falling five points behind the Stars for first in the Western Conference. The Stars opened the scoring at 6:53. Derek Meech found Morin in the low slot for a one-timer, giving hhim 29 goals on the year and his 10th power play marker. Rickey Henderson Jersey. However, the Heat tied the game not long after when Baertschi potted his eighth on their own power play. Corey Locke fed Josh Jooris for a one-timer and Baertschi roofed the rebound past Nilstorp at 8:07. The Stars then regained the lead with two goals in the final 90 seconds. After taking a feed from Dustin Jeffrey, Oleksiaks one-timer deflected off a Heat defenceman, bar down, for his fifth of the season. Glennie picked up his 10th of the year, taking a pass from Brendan Ranford and firing a shot just over the glove of Roy with 18 seconds to play. Jones got the Heat back within one at 9:13 of the third. He redirected Evan Trupps shot from the top of the face-off circle, giving him 14 on the year. Olson tied the game at 16:16 from the lost, chipping in a perfect feed from Carter Bancks, for his 10th of the year. ' ' '
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