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WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats have vastly different jobs now that the regular CFL season is done. The Tiger-Cats (10-8) are preparing for a playoff push after a commanding 37-7 whipping of the Bombers Saturday afternoon. "Ill be shocked if were not ready to play," coach Kent Austin said after the Ticats overcame a slow start to completely dominate the final three quarters. They have home-field advantage in the Eastern semifinal against the Montreal Alouettes. "Any type of confidence you can get, you need it, and were a confident group right now," said quarterback Henry Burris. "But we know its going to take a lot of hard preparation to get in focus for us to go out and win that game next week." Burris completed 17 of 24 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns before Austin let him rest late in the game. He also didnt throw any interceptions, one of his weak stats this season. "He seemed like he completed a bunch of footballs," said Austin. "I dont know what his stats were but he made great reads, delivered the football, threw a couple of touchdown passes, (Im) really pleased with the way he played." Burris threw both touchdown strikes to Onrea Jones. Chevon Walker and C.O. Prime ran for two more and the Ticats picked up nine points on field goals. After managing just two field goals and a single, the Bombers (3-15) need to build a team prior to 2014, starting with a quarterback. Max Hall, at best third on the Bomber depth chart at the start of 2013, was left as their starter as the season ground to a close. Saturdays disaster, with fumbles, blocked throws and defensive miscues, while a disappointing end, wasnt much of a surprise to anyone. "Thats kind of the way this seasons gone," said coach Tim Burke, the last survivor of the trio that led the Bombers into this season. General manager Joe Mack and president Garth Buchko have already paid with their jobs. Burkes future is, at best, uncertain. "Were playing the cards were dealt," said defensive back Brandon Stewart. "We had a bad season. Theres no sugar coating it. Weve just got to come work in the off-season and see where it goes from there." What that off-season holds is anyones guess, although there is hope Winnipeg will score a starting quarterback with the Ottawa dispersal draft in the wings. One of Winnipegs best players this season, middle linebacker Henoc Muamba, continued to shine in the losing effort with nine tackles, easily topping 100 for the season. He has been named the teams most outstanding player, most outstanding Canadian and most outstanding defensive player. But hes also far from certain to return after failing to sign a new contract. "Its a possibility, its up in the air right now," was all he would say Saturday. Burke admitted there may be some relief throughout the organization now that the season is over and the team can look towards a building phase. This years finish ties the worst on record in the 18-game era, set under former head coach Jeff Reinebold, now Hamiltons special teams co-ordinator. Hamiltons finish meanwhile is their first since 2001 to break into double digits on the win side. The announced attendance Saturday was 26,316, the lowest this season including the pre-season, at Investors Group Field, the Bombers new $200-million home. As for actual fans in seats, despite a sunny day with temperatures that climbed to about nine during the game, the number was well under the announced figure. It dwindled even more by the end of the game. Adam Shaheen Youth Jersey . On Thursday, a judge said Varlamov could be released if he posted $5,000 bond and be allowed to travel with the team but he was ordered to stay away from his girlfriend, among other restrictions. Mitchell Trubisky Jersey . -- Adam Tambellini scored three times and set up one more as the Calgary Hitmen won their sixth in a row by crushing the host Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play. ... ersey/.The long-haired pivot, who joined the Alouettes midway through the CFL season and put up a 9-3 record as a starter, will be listed as the top quarterback in training camp next spring.With a full training camp under his belt, the Alouettes will see if he has what it takes to get them back to the Grey Cup game after a four-year absence. Adam Shaheen Womens Jersey . He made another correct read. The Browns, who have been shuttling quarterbacks on and off the field all season, finally got some good news on that front: Campbells ribs are only bruised. Mitchell Trubisky Womens Jersey . The league-leading New York Rangers outhit and outmuscled the Maple Leafs during a 3-0 victory on Saturday. Backup goalie Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots he faced to complete a nice workmanlike effort by the visitors.Chapel Hill, NC ( - The top shooting team in the country missed eight shots in a row. The ninth one fell, giving No. 13 Notre Dame its biggest win of the season. Zach Augustes bucket with 1:07 remaining lifted the Fighting Irish to a 71-70 win over No. 18 North Carolina on Monday, the programs first victory over the Tar Heels in almost 23 years. Augustes shot ended a field goal drought of 9:05 for the Irish and came after North Carolina took its first lead since early in the first half on two Kennedy Meeks foul shots, capping a 16-6 surge with about two minutes left. The last minute was sloppy, with misses at both ends. Steve Vasturia missed two foul shots for Notre Dame with five seconds left and North Carolina called a timeout. The Tar Heels called time again with 1.4 ticks remaining after dribbling the ball over midcourt. But Marcus Paige, who led North Carolina with 15 points, missed an off-balance 3-point try from the left sideline as time expired, giving Notre Dame its first win in the series since Jan. 11, 1992 at Madison Square Garden. Auguste led Notre Dame (15-1, 3-0 ACC) with 18 points, Pat Connaughton scored 16 and Demetrius Jackson had 15, including 12 in the first half when the Irish led by as many as 10. Jerian Grant had eight points and eight assists for the Irish before fouling out late in the game. Meeks and J.P. Tokoto scored 12 points each for the Tar Heels (11-4, 1-1), who trailed by as much as 11 in the second half. They had chances to re-take the lead after Augustes go-ahead shot for Notre Dame. The best came after Tokoto rebounded Paiges missed 3-pointt try and the Tar Heels called timeout with 19 seconds remaining.dddddddddddd But Paige hit the rim on a driving layup after play resumed. North Carolina, coming off a 24-point victory over Clemson on Saturday, had a five-game winning streak snapped. The Irish snapped a five-game losing streak in the series, which included their first two games against the Tar Heels since joining the ACC. They have won 11 in a row for their longest winning streak since taking 12 straight from Nov. 17, 2012-Jan. 7, 2013. The 15-1 record is Notre Dames best start since opening 24-1 in the 1973-74 season. Notre Dame led the country by shooting 55.3 percent from the field coming in and made five 3-pointers in the first half, including three in a row to take a 25-15 lead nine minutes in. But seven North Carolina players scored during an extended 17-8 run that got the Tar Heels within 33-32 on Paiges jumper with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half. Jacksons 12 points led all players in the half and Notre Dame carried a 38-34 advantage into the break. Game Notes North Carolina players wore a patch reading Stu in honor of ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, who died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Scott graduated from North Carolina in 1987 and served as commencement speaker at the school in 2001 ... The Tar Heels are 3-2 against ranked opponents this season ... North Carolina leads the all-time series with Notre Dame 18-5 ... Both teams are back in action with big games on Saturday, when North Carolina hosts No. 5 Louisville and Notre Dame hosts No. 3 Virginia. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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