WINNIPEG -- The B. New Orleans Pelicans Gear .C. Lions clinched a spot in the CFL playoffs on Saturday night with a 28-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- but the win may have come at a cost. The Lions (9-7) lost starting quarterback Kevin Glenn to a big hit from Bombers Johnny Sears. He didnt return but backup John Beck took over, didnt miss a beat, and threw the 12-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson on his first play. He then pounded the nail in with a 55-yard touchdown pass to former Bomber Kito Poblah. Paris Cottons two-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes left in the game brought the Bombers (6-11) within five but they missed a two-point convert attempt. Winnipeg has now dropped eight straight games and will miss the post-season. The Bombers also got a touchdown from Clarence Denmark and three field goals plus a single from rookie kicker Liram Harullahu. B.C.s other touchdown came from Keola Antolin and Paul McCallum added two field goals and a single. Cotton had 96 yards in the first half alone in his third game since replacing Nic Grigsby as Winnipegs starting tailback. It was also a night of milestones as veteran B.C. kicker McCallum became just the second CFL player to top the 3,000-point mark. Denmark also topped 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career and scored Winnipegs first touchdown on a 19-yard pass from Drew Willy. At least nine sacks killed Winnipeg drives but B.C. did the same thing with penalties -- starting with the first play of the game. They took 11 penalties for 90 yards in the first half alone compared to just two and 15 for the Bombers. Their most costly was taken on a 91-yard kick return for a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter that was called back for holding and an illegal block. A highlight reel interception by Sears that led to a Winnipeg touchdown at the end of the third quarter was also called back. Sears tossed the ball into the air as he was being tackled, where it was caught by defensive back Maurice Leggett, who ran more than 50 yards for what was marked as a touchdown until it was reviewed. NOTES: The Bombers lost defensive lineman Greg Peach in the second half to injury and defensive back Don Unamba also had to leave the field but he returned. The Bombers benefited from the return from injury of Troy Stoudermire. Their kick returner had 72 yards in the first half, including one run of 35. Omer Asik Jersey . General manager David Poile called signing Ribeiro a great opportunity to add a talented, experienced and creative centre Tuesday when he introduced the veteran at a news conference. Ribeiros contract is worth $1.05 million after being bought out of the final three years of a $22 million contract by the Coyotes recently. Fake Pelicans Jerseys . - Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made offensive and vulgar comments about female anatomy earlier this week.VANNES, France - A slow start and a string of mistakes cost Canada in a 23-13 loss to Samoa in a rugby test match Friday.The Samoans put off-the-field issues aside for the evening in bouncing back from last weeks 24-13 loss to Italy. Upset at the Samoa Rugby Unions management style and pay, the 11th-ranked Samoans had threatened to boycott next weeks game against England until the International Rugby Board stepped in. Mike Stanley, in his first start for Samoa, kicked 13 points and the Pacific Islanders never trailed on a wet pitch at Stade de la Rabine.The 17th-ranked Canadians, who had a much better second half, closed the gap to 16-13 with less than 10 minutes remaining but gifted the Samoans a try on the ensuing restart and never recovered.Stanley made five of eight kicks — three penalties and two conversions. The New Zealand-born England-raised fly half, who qualifies for Samoa through his father, made his Samoa debut last week in the loss to No. 14 Italy that dropped the Samoans two places in the world rankings.Replacement prop Anthony Perenise and back Winston Stanley — no relation to Mike or the former Canadian star winger of the same name — scored tries for Samoa.Outside centre Conor Trainor scored Canadas lone try, which was converted by James Pritchard. Gordon McRorie added two penalties, including a long-range effort.Samoa beat Canada 42-12 the last time the two met, two years ago in Wales.The Canadian men wrap up their tour Nov. 22 in Bucharrest against No. Pelicans Jerseys 2021 . 18 Romania. The tour opened with a 28-23 loss to an all-star squad from the second-tier league of English rugby and a 17-13 win over No. 22 Namibia.Samoa heads to London next for its date with No. 4 England at Twickenham.Canada started poorly Friday, conceding four penalties in the first 12 minutes. Stanley put Samoa up 9-0 on three penalties before McRorie hit back with a kick from the halfway line.Trainor was sent to the sin-bin in the 28th minute as referee Gordon Clancy produced the yellow card for persistent infringement by Canada. Samoa led 9-3 at the half.A different Canadian side came out in the second half and attacked the Samoans, narrowing the gap to 9-6 with an early McRorie penalty kick.Winger DTH van der Merwe made a fine run down the sideline, only to lose his balance on the wet turf. Canada missed another chance when McRorie dropped the ball near the goal-line after a slashing run by Trainor.Perenise scored the first try of the game in the 60th minute, rumbling over the line. Trainors converted try in the 71st minute drew Canada within three at 16-13 and it seemed game on.But on the ensuing restart, Nanyak Dalas pass to Patrick Parfrey deflected back and Samoa recovered, with Winston Stanley going over the try.English-born flanker Richard Thorpe came on in the 56th minute for his first Canadian cap. The London Welsh back-row forward qualifies for Canada since his mother is from Burlington, Ont. ' ' '