Nov 24

Ed Willes: B.C. Lions’ major problems start at the top in stagnant den

At the annual state of the CFL presser Friday, newly minted commissioner Randy Ambrosie could rightly crow about recent developments that speak to the strength of the league’s brand. TV ratings, long one of the load-bearing pillars in the CFL’s platform, took a bump in the playoffs this month after a decline in the regular […]

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Nov 24

Vanstone: Will the Stampeders blow another big game?

The Calgary Stampeders fold so often that they really should join an origami class. On paper, they are clearly superior to the Toronto Argonauts and should therefore win Sunday’s Grey Cup game, but there is a tendency toward implosion. Just last …

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Nov 24

Rams’ Cross named U Sports rookie of the year

University of Regina Rams linebacker Nick Cross was named the rookie of the year in U Sports football Thursday night in Hamilton. Cross, who received the Peter Gorman Trophy, was also named a second-team all-Canadian. Rams quarterback Noah Picton was n…

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Nov 24

Blue Bombers’ Bryant is top O-lineman

OTTAWA — A pair of Winnipeg Blue Bombers walked away with hardware at the Canadian Football League’s annual awards gala Thursday night, with running back Andrew Harris winning the most …

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Nov 24

No. 33 wants the ball

OTTAWA — Of the many moments that have come to define Andrew Harris and his unrelenting pursuit for greatness, there is one that sticks out.

“January 15, 2008,” he says, while ……

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Nov 24

Blue Bombers’ Bryant best O-lineman in the country

OTTAWA – Winnipeg Blue Bombers left tackle Stanley Bryant was named the CFL’s most outstanding offensive lineman at the league’s awards gala Thursday night.

It’s the first time in Bryant’s eight-year …

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Nov 24

Alouettes’ Luc Brodeur-Jourdain wins CFL’s Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award

Given to player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s veterans — strength, perseverance, courage, and contribution to communities.

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Nov 23

Ticats close to making Jones official

Hamilton is on the verge of making June Jones their permanent head coach, according to a report from broadcaster TSN.

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Nov 23

Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert donating his brain for CTE research

Veteran player has suffered at least two concussions during his career and knows the debilitating symptoms of head trauma too well.

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Nov 22

Vanstone: Taylor fields requests in informative fashion

The year’s final Leader-Post-Mortem — please hold your applause — is dedicated to TSN’s Derek Taylor. Throughout the 2017 CFL season, Derek was kind enough to share his splendid statistical breakdowns with this numbers nerd of a…

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Nov 22

Vanstone: Riders’ actions speak louder than words

Now that the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback carousel has stopped spinning more furiously than Donald Trump’s servile lackeys, there is time for a sober (hic) analysis of the situation.

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Nov 22

Roughriders assessing quarterback options

Interest surrounding the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback situation hasn’t cooled since Sunday’s 25-21 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in the East Division final.

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Nov 22

Wilder Jr. walks own path with Argonauts

In the moments after the Toronto Argonauts won the East Final, running back James Wilder Jr. peeled off his dirt-stained Double Blue No. 32 and replaced it with a well-worn throwback jersey the colour of a Creamsicle.

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Nov 21

Black and Blue, driving for gold

Matt Nichols was sitting in a hospital room with his wife, Ali, revelling in the birth of their second child, when the phone rang.

On the other end was close friend ……

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Nov 21

Glenn ready to resume quarterback ‘competition’ in Riderville

Kevin Glenn didn’t pause. Didn’t waver. Didn’t hesitate.

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Nov 21

Vanstone: Riders needed more bang for big bucks

TORONTO — While loitering in the hockey-crazed burg of Toronto, one is reminded of a power play. The football version. Not quite two years ago, the Saskatchewan Roughriders wielded their monetary might to woo Chris Jones away from the Edmonton Es…

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Nov 21

Roughriders already addressing free-agency issues

Some members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders face an uncertain future after Sunday’s 25-21 CFL playoff loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

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Nov 20

Alouettes have long list of potential head coach candidates

General manager Kavis Reed has been looking at possible replacements since Jacques Chapdelaine was fired in September.

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Nov 20

Bombers bringing back Jones

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continued their post-season signings on Monday, announcing a new two-year deal for non-import safety Derek Jones.

Last week, the CFL team came to terms with veteran offensive ……

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Nov 20

Late touchdown thwarts Roughriders’ Grey Cup bid

Close doesn’t count when it comes to locking down a Grey Cup berth.

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