Dec 10

Vanstone: NFL complicates Riders’ quarterbacking puzzle

The Saskatchewan Roughriders must pass the torch without it being intercepted. Somehow, some way, they need to execute a succession plan that results in the entrenchment of someone as the long-term quarterbacking solution. But who might that be? The eq…

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Dec 09

B.C. Lions hunting for new offensive coordinator but Buono isn’t sure when one will be in place

“Ed and I believe in a lot of the same philosophies. We think alike. We have a lot of the same values. When it comes to what kind of offence we want, we‘re on the same page.”

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Dec 09

GM Kavis Reed intensifies search for Alouettes’ next head coach

It appears Reed doesn’t have anyone he’s leaning toward just yet, but will exhaust all avenues, knowing how critical the hire will be.

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Dec 08

Vanstone: Jones doing his best to sell Manziel

Will Johnny be good? Only if he underachieves, judging by Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones’ effusive appraisal of potential CFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. “I think he’d be the best player to ever play up here,” Jones t…

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Dec 07

CFL’s top official Glen Johnson retires

The man in charge of the CFL’s officiating is leaving the job.

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Dec 06

Beaudry shining at quarterback in the Florida sun

Mike Beaudry is a Florida-based quarterback with unlikely ties to Regina.

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Dec 06

Five Bombers named CFL all-stars

Five Winnipeg Blue Bombers were named 2017 CFL all-stars Tuesday — a number that isn’t all that surprising, but at the same time completely perplexing.

Running back Andrew Harris and left ……

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Dec 05

Vanstone: So much has changed since Nov. 24, 2013

The other day, this grizzled gargoyle of a scribe was reminded of that noted CFL aficionado, Tom Hanks. Hanks, remember, was among the 44,710 eyewitnesses when the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the 2013 Gre…

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Dec 05

Stars weren’t shining for Tiger-Cats

In a reflection of their whole season, rather than their second-half reversal, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats failed to place a player on the CFL all-star team that was announced Tuesday.

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Dec 05

Four Roughriders named to CFL all-star team

Saskatchewan Roughriders Duron Carter, Brendon LaBatte, Willie Jefferson and Ed Gainey were named to the 2017 CFL all-star team. Carter led the Riders with 1,043 receiving yards while tying for the team lead with eight receiving touchdowns. LaBatte com…

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Dec 05

Five Bombers named to CFL all-star team

Five Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been named to the 2017 CFL all-star team, including two players on offence and three on defence.

Running back Andrew Harris earned his fourth all-star nod ……

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Dec 05

TICATS: Kent Austin, Johnny Manziel steal the show

June Jones wasn’t the only Hamilton Tiger-Cat — past, present or future — making waves on a busy off-season Monday.

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Dec 05

Kent, Johnny steal the show

June Jones wasn’t the only Hamilton Tiger-Cat — past, present or future — making waves on a busy off-season Monday.

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Dec 04

Former Alouettes defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe joins Redblacks

The Ottawa Redblacks announced the hiring of Thorpe on Monday as their DC, replacing Mark Nelson.

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Dec 04

Vanstone: CFL must act promptly on Bridge’s suggestion

Only in the CFL would a Canadian quarterback not be classified as a Canadian … national … whatever. Welcome to the (ahem) logic that, at least for the time being, applies to the likes of Andrew Buckley and Brandon Bridge. Buckley plays for …

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Dec 04

It’s officially Coach Jones

When the thing you need to do to please the players is the same thing you need to do to please the fans, you shouldn’t wait long to do it.

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Dec 04

A sign of a good contract? Paying players for what they can still do, not what they’ve done

They are the two biggest challenges for all CFL teams on the front end of free agency — ensuring they are re-signing their own athletes for what they will do …

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Dec 04

Hamilton Tiger-Cats confirm it — June Jones is back

As anticipated, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are bringing June Jones back.

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Dec 04

Hamilton Tiger-Cats confirm it — June Jones is back

As anticipated, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are bringing June Jones back.

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Dec 03

Vanstone: Grey Cup berth is the Riders’ logical next step

As one of the pre-eminent sports writers in my family, my name is known far and wide. “Ryan,” an email began, “I thought these odds may be of interest to you. They’re courtesy of Bodog.” The topic: 2018 Grey Cup — od…

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