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    CFL Players' Association urges training camp boycott unless new deal with league is done

    CFL Players' Association urges training camp boycott unless new deal with league is done


    Contract talks between the CFL and its players have turned ugly. The CFL Players' Association has instructed its players not to make travel arrangements to attend training camps when they open May...

    Contract talks between the CFL and its players have turned ugly. The CFL Players' Association has instructed its players not to make travel arrangements to attend training camps when they open May 19.

    Former CFLer charged in murder of 5-year-old in Las Vegas

    Former CFLer charged in murder of 5-year-old in Las Vegas


    A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a five-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mother and the mother's former professional football player...

    A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a five-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mother and the mother's former professional football player boyfriend.

    A potential name change is not imminent for CFL's Edmonton Eskimos

    A potential name change is not imminent for CFL's Edmonton Eskimos


    Despite a social media report Monday suggesting Edmonton would be changing its name to Empire, an official with the Eskimos says there's nothing imminent regarding a new team...

    Despite a social media report Monday suggesting Edmonton would be changing its name to Empire, an official with the Eskimos says there's nothing imminent regarding a new team moniker.

    CFL Players' Association says league 'unilaterally' delaying CBA negotiations

    CFL Players' Association says league 'unilaterally' delaying CBA negotiations


    The Canadian Football League Players' Association says the CFL has "unilaterally" decided to delay contract negotiations. The news comes after two days of talks between the league and its players association in...

    The Canadian Football League Players' Association says the CFL has "unilaterally" decided to delay contract negotiations. The news comes after two days of talks between the league and its players association in Vancouver.

    CFL coaches will now be allowed to make 2 challenges per game

    CFL coaches will now be allowed to make 2 challenges per game


    The CFL rules committee announced several new rule changes with the biggest being coaches will be allowed two challenges per...

    The CFL rules committee announced several new rule changes with the biggest being coaches will be allowed two challenges per game

    Montreal businessman Clifford Starke to issue 'intent to purchase' Alouettes

    Montreal businessman Clifford Starke to issue 'intent to purchase' Alouettes


    Montreal businessman Clifford Starke will formally announce Thursday his "intent to purchase" the Montreal Alouettes. Brad Smith, a former CFL receiver with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos, is a consultant with Starke's potential ownership...

    Montreal businessman Clifford Starke will formally announce Thursday his "intent to purchase" the Montreal Alouettes. Brad Smith, a former CFL receiver with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos, is a consultant with Starke's potential ownership group and says the chairman of Hampstead Private Capital is "more than interested" in the Alouettes.

    6-time CFL all-star Jovan Olafioye announces retirement

    6-time CFL all-star Jovan Olafioye announces retirement


    Veteran B.C. Lions offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye, a Grey Cup champion and a six-time CFL all-star, has announced his retirement from the...

    Veteran B.C. Lions offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye, a Grey Cup champion and a six-time CFL all-star, has announced his retirement from the league.

    New football league suspends operations 8 games into inaugural season

    New football league suspends operations 8 games into inaugural season


    Alliance of American Football co-founder Bill Polian said he's been told that football operations have been suspended and that virtually everyone involved with the fledgling spring league will be terminated within 24 to 48...

    Alliance of American Football co-founder Bill Polian said he's been told that football operations have been suspended and that virtually everyone involved with the fledgling spring league will be terminated within 24 to 48 hours.

    Tiger-Cats re-sign consistent Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu

    Tiger-Cats re-sign consistent Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu


    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed veteran Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu to a two-year contract Monday after he hit 46 of 54 field-goal attempts (85.2 per cent) and 41 of 46 conversions (89.1 per cent) last...

    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed veteran Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu to a two-year contract Monday after he hit 46 of 54 field-goal attempts (85.2 per cent) and 41 of 46 conversions (89.1 per cent) last season.

    Offensive co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo leaving Redblacks after 3 seasons

    Offensive co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo leaving Redblacks after 3 seasons


    The Ottawa Redblacks announced Monday that offensive co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo has resigned from that post to pursue other opportunities. Elizondo is reportedly looking to join the Tampa Bay franchise in the...

    The Ottawa Redblacks announced Monday that offensive co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo has resigned from that post to pursue other opportunities. Elizondo is reportedly looking to join the Tampa Bay franchise in the XFL.

    Argos running back Wilder Jr. getting WWE tryout

    Argos running back Wilder Jr. getting WWE tryout


    Growing up, Toronto Argonauts running back James Wilder Jr. admits he spent as much — or more — time watching pro wrestling on TV than his father lugging the ball with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. Next month,...

    Growing up, Toronto Argonauts running back James Wilder Jr. admits he spent as much — or more — time watching pro wrestling on TV than his father lugging the ball with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. Next month, the junior Wilder will attend a tryout with the World Wrestling Entertainment in Orlando.

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to stage NFL exhibition game

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to stage NFL exhibition game


    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking into possibly hosting an NFL exhibition game between the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers this...

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking into possibly hosting an NFL exhibition game between the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers this summer.

    'A matter of principle:' Family of slain CFL player files lawsuit against bar

    'A matter of principle:' Family of slain CFL player files lawsuit against bar


    Mylan Hicks, a 23-year-old player from Detroit who was on the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster, was shot and killed outside the Marquee Beer Market on Sept. 25,...

    Mylan Hicks, a 23-year-old player from Detroit who was on the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster, was shot and killed outside the Marquee Beer Market on Sept. 25, 2016.

    CFL players unhappy about having to wait for off-season bonuses

    CFL players unhappy about having to wait for off-season bonuses


    Rob Maver says CFL players aren't a happy bunch as their union continues preparations for the start of collective bargaining negotiation with the...

    Rob Maver says CFL players aren't a happy bunch as their union continues preparations for the start of collective bargaining negotiation with the league.

    Upstart football league kicks Johnny Manziel's tires after CFL kicks QB to curb

    Upstart football league kicks Johnny Manziel's tires after CFL kicks QB to curb


    Johnny Manziel is now "available" to the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, the team's general manager said Thursday. That doesn't mean Daryl Johnston plans to sign...

    Johnny Manziel is now "available" to the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, the team's general manager said Thursday. That doesn't mean Daryl Johnston plans to sign him.