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■ Football
Eskimos take Grey Cup

Jason Tucker caught two touchdown passes, and Edmonton got even with the Montreal Alouettes with a 34-22 victory on Sunday that gave the Eskimos the Grey Cup. A crowd of 50,909 saw Edmonton win its first Canadian Football League title since 1993 and the 12th in the team's history. The Eskimos avenged a 25-16 loss to Montreal in last year's championship game in Edmonton and prevented the Alouettes from winning consecutive Cups for the first time. Tucker caught seven passes for 132 yards and was named the game's outstanding player. "It's wonderful," Tucker said. "We've had a goal since we lost last year that we were going to win it this year and that's what's kept us going all season." Former Alouette Mike Pringle, who went to Edmonton last winter after a bitter feud with Montreal, scored on a 4-yard run and

■ Rugby

Wilkinson makes shortlist

England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson is on a shortlist of five players nominated for the International Rugby Board (IRB) player of the year award to be announced on Sunday night. Wilkinson, who scored all his team's points in England's 24-7 semi-final win over France on Sunday, was joined on the exclusive list by his English team mate and hooker Steve Thompson. France No. 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, New Zealand's Richie McCaw and Australia's Phil Waugh were also nominated. The award will be decided by former players.

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