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Ja­cobs tops so far at Canada Cup

ESTE­VAN, Sask. (CP) — De­fend­ing men’s cham­pion Reid Car­ruthers of Win­nipeg has yet to earn his first win through six draws at the Canada Cup. Car­ruthers was top­pled by Kevin Koe 4-2 in Thurs­day’s evening draw to fall to 0-4, while the Cal­gary skip im­proved his record to 3-1 with the vic­tory. Ed­mon­ton’s Bren­dan Bottcher downed Matthew Dun­stone 8-6 in the other men’s late draw to keep pace with Koe at 3-1. Regina’s Dun­stone sits at the bot­tom of the stand­ings with Car­ruthers at 0-4.

Brad Ja­cobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., leads the men’s side with a 4-0 record in round-robin play. There’s a three-way tie atop the women’s stand­ings af­ter Win­nipeg’s Jen­nifer Jones, Casey Schei­deg­ger of Leth­bridge, Atla., and Win­nipeg’s Kerri Ei­nar­son earned evening draw vic­to­ries to move to 3-1.

Jones beat Ot­tawa’s Rachel

Henry runs into NFL record book NASHVILLE (AP) — Der­rick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-ty­ing 99-yard touch­down run and the Ten­nessee Ti­tans routed the Jack­sonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thurs­day night to stay in the play­off chase.

And that was just part of an amaz­ing night for Henry. Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s 99-yarder on Jan. 3, 1983, for Dal­las against Min­nesota for the long­est TD run in NFL his­tory. Henry ran to his left and ran up the side­line, stiff-arm­ing first Jaguars cor­ner­back A.J. Bouye, then rookie line­backer Leon Ja­cobs twice and fi­nally a shove to line­backer Myles Jack to fin­ish off the TD.

The 2015 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner, cel­e­brated by strik­ing the Heis­man pose not once, but twice.

Henry set a fran­chise record with 238 yards on just 16 car­ries,

top­ping the pre­vi­ous mark of 228 yards set by Chris John­son in 2009 against yes, the Jaguars. Henry fin­ished with a ca­reer-high four TDs, ty­ing Lorenzo White and Hall of Fame run­ning back Earl Camp­bell for most rush­ing TDs in a sin­gle game in fran­chise his­tory. Henry also be­came the first player in the NFL with four rush­ing TDs in a game since Jonas Gray of the Pa­tri­ots in Week 11 in 2014.

Ti­tans coach Mike Vra­bel called Henry’s night “very im­pres­sive.” With the rout and se­cond win in a row, the Ti­tans (7-6) stayed in AFC play­off con­tention with their fourth straight vic­tory over their old­est di­vi­sion ri­val. They’ve won six of their last seven against Jack­sonville.

The Jaguars (4-9) have lost eight of their last nine.

Irv­ing leads Celtics past Knicks

BOS­TON (AP) — Kyrie Irv­ing heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favourites to win the Eastern Con­fer­ence, still had a .500 record through Thanks­giv­ing. The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that

snapped New York’s six-game los­ing streak.

“I was think­ing about it since we lost to them,” the Celtics point guard said af­ter scor­ing 22 points to coast past the Knicks 128-100 on Thurs­day night and ex­act a mea­sure of re­venge for the em­bar­rass­ing ear­lier loss. “I re­mem­ber play­ers from other teams ask­ing about what’s go­ing on when we were 10-10.” Irv­ing also had eight as­sists be­fore leav­ing the game with about four min­utes left, rub­bing his right shoul­der and swing­ing it around in pain. He raised his hand for coach Brad Stevens to take him out of the game but couldn’t get his at­ten­tion and in­stead walked to the bench at the next whis­tle.

The shoul­der was wrapped in ice when he walked off the court at the end of the game. Irv­ing thought it was his AC joint and said he would be OK.

“I think he got hit,” Stevens said. “He didn’t seem too con­cerned about it, but he’s go­ing to get looked over, as usual.”

Al Hor­ford had 19 points and 12 re­bounds for Bos­ton. Tim Har­d­away Jr. scored 22 for New York, which has lost four of its last five games.

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