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EUGENE, Ore. -- Defending Olympic champion Aries Merritt rushed back from a kidney transplant to be ready for Rio. He wont let Zika stand in his way, no matter how much his doctors object.Qualifying in the 110-meter hurdles at Olympic Track and Field Trials begins Friday. Should Merritt make the U.S. team, he said he wont think twice about racing in Rio even though the mosquito-borne virus could pose a greater risk to him than most due to the transplant.Theyre very, very concerned. Theyve asked me many, times: `Have you considered not going? said Merritt, who holds the world record in the hurdles (12.80 seconds in September 2012). Im like, `Well, thats not an option. If I make it Im going.The reason is simple: At 30, he doesnt know if this sort of chance will come around again.Merritt won bronze at last years world championships in Beijing with his kidneys barely functioning because of a genetic disorder. He received the transplant from his sister less than a week later. He had another follow-up surgery in October because of complications.He is still in the healing process.Doctors told me I was supposed to be running maybe next year, not this year, Merritt said. I really dont have that option to skip Olympic Games. Its not something I can skip. ... I dont have time to be skipping stuff.He got a late start on training because of the transplant and, other than a groin strain that cost him a few weeks, he says hes in competition shape.Its definitely been an uphill battle, Merritt said. There are minor setbacks that happen. Every athlete goes through (something). It wouldnt be a journey if we didnt have something. It just cant be perfect all the time.Merritt didnt let anyone know until just before worlds last August, but he was suffering from a rare genetic disorder that was diagnosed in 2013. For years, it turns out, his kidneys have been faltering, to the point where he ran the final at worlds on Aug. 28 at about eight pounds under his normal weight and with his kidneys barely functioning.He finished 0.01 seconds behind Hansle Parchment of Jamaica for second. Sergey Shubenkov of Russia took gold.Competing at worlds last season with no kidney function was horrible, Merritt said. There was a 90 percent chance Id never run again. I just so happened to beat those odds. Kind of like the odds of going to the Olympic Games.Contrary to a handful of golfers and other athletes who are skipping the Olympics because of fears of the illness, Merritt says hell be there if he qualifies.Hell take plenty of precautions: Long sleeves, insect repellent and plans to stay indoors as much as possible.Other than that, theres not much he can do.We have Zika back in America, he said. I havent gotten it yet. I dont think its that big of deal. 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TORONTO -- Henry Burris threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson in overtime and the Ottawa Redblacks won the Grey Cup on Sunday night, upsetting the Calgary Stampeders 39-33.The third-year Redblacks won their first Canadian Football League title, and gave Ottawa its 10th championship. The Rough Riders won the last of their seven titles in 1976, and the Senators won in 1925 and 1926. The Redblacks lost to Edmonton last year in the title game.For all those haters out there, their organizations havent won a Grey Cup in decades, but ours, in three years, here we are, Grey Cup champions, the 41-year-old Burris said.Calgary was favored by double digits after finishing the regular season 15-2-1. The Redblacks, at 8-9-1, were the first team to finish first in a division with a losing record.After Jackson bobbled but made the touchdown catch on the first possession of overtime, Burris missed the wide-open Khalil Paden on the mandatory 2-point conversion try.I didnt even know E.J. kind of bobbled it, Burris said. I didnt even know it was a completed pass, because it hit his hands and all of a sudden I see it bounce and I was thinking, `Awww! Then all of a sudden I hear everyone go crazy and I was like, `Did it just happen? Did we just score? I think little plays like that just showed you that this was our moment.Calgary needed to match Ottawas six points, but went three-and-out. 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Glenn Love recovered Rob Mavers onside kick at Calgarys 49, and Rene Paredes tied it with a 10-yard field goal in the final second.If you dont like ups and downs and all that kind of stuff, then footballs not a good profession to be in, Ottawa coach Rick Campbell said. But I think thats why everybody loves it.Mitchell threw three interceptions for the Stampeders.Burris led Ottawa to a 20-7 lead at halftime, completing 20 of 25 passes for 266 yards and one touchdown -- a 6-yarder to Patrick Lavoie. Burris also threw a 9-yard scoring pass to Brad Sinopoli in the third quarter.It was the third Grey Cup game to go to overtime and first since 2005 when Edmonton beat Montreal 38-35 in Vancouver. 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