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O’Leary: Defence shines as Riders get blanked in TSN’s CFL Encore game
Posted on 5 June 2020 | 6:30 pm

It may not have been obvious in the moment, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O'Leary says, but in Edmonton's convincing shutout win over Saskatchewan in 2014, we got a glimpse of what Chris Jones' team was capable of.

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Adams Jr.: ‘I want to know more ways I can help’
Posted on 5 June 2020 | 6:14 pm

Montreal Alouettes starting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. put a call out on Twitter Friday for suggestions as to where to donate his stimulus check. 

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Neufeld, Bombers’ o-line excited for upcoming season
Posted on 5 June 2020 | 2:00 pm

Patrick Neufeld says the Blue Bombers offensive line is like a brotherhood and is one of the reasons why they all decided to stick around in Winnipeg.

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Norway’s Oslo Vikings slowly getting back to normal
Posted on 5 June 2020 | 5:05 am

Although Norway’s top football team, the Oslo Vikings, has been holding limited workouts, this week marks more of a return to normal. Vikings head coach Derek Mann is pretty happy about it: “It feels very good to be back on the field with the players. Juniors and seniors. It’s been a great change of pace […]

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Salgado working to become consistent contributor for Stamps
Posted on 3 June 2020 | 10:39 pm

Mexican receiver Andres Salgado had a chance to experience the Canadian game for the first time in 2019 during his rookie campaign with the Calgary Stampeders. The global worked on a new portion of his game in his first season, working on special teams for Dave Dickenson’s squad. But this off-season, he’s been honing his […]

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O’Leary: Former Ticat Terrence Campbell finding his way with San Jose P.D.
Posted on 3 June 2020 | 8:26 pm

Former Hamilton Tiger-Cat Terrence Campbell tells CFL.ca senior writer Chris O'Leary why he joined the San Jose Police Department and how he's trying to make a difference as protests take place across the United States and into Canada.

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Geroy Simon: ‘People are angry and they’ve lost hope’
Posted on 3 June 2020 | 4:24 pm

Legendary BC Lions receiver Geroy Simond spoke with Don Taylor and Jeff Paterson on TSN 1040. The first topic they covered was the overall reaction to the murder of George Floyd.

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Jefferson: ‘We just want things to be better’
Posted on 3 June 2020 | 4:11 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie Jefferson, along with his wife, Holly, have been doing their parts to speak out about what has unfolded since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests that have followed.

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Looking at CFL vs NFL quarterback running styles
Posted on 3 June 2020 | 4:05 am

By Marshall Ferguson, CFL.CA, @TSN_MARSH CFL-NFL comparisons are often pointless. I don’t have to explain to the already educated why the parallels are few and far between, but the reality is we find much more value in appreciating each style of football for their own pros and cons than trying to seamlessly weave the games together and […]

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Greatest CFL/NFL crossover players who won a Grey Cup
Posted on 2 June 2020 | 8:00 am

Editor’s Note: The history of the CFL is filled with stories of players who have gone on to careers in the NFL after their years in Canada. Not all of them have won Grey Cups though. In this article, Kean Doherty has picked out 12 of the most outstanding players who have won a Grey […]

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Los Angeles Rams Kosovo/Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu booting field goals from 75-plus yards
Posted on 1 June 2020 | 4:30 am

Los Angeles Rams Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu, who was originally from Kosovo, has definitely been boosting his field goal range during COVID-19 isolation training. Throughout his CFL career which included playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Hajrullahu has proven his leg strength. He has made 83.3% of his field goal attempts […]

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College football Hall of Fame destroyed
Posted on 30 May 2020 | 6:50 am

By Anderson Pickard, Prime Time Sports Talk. As protests rage on across the United States following the murder of George Floyd, several buildings and monuments have been destroyed. One major protest found its way to the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. According to footage from various reporters and protesters at the […]

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Why You Should Hire A Woman To Your Coaching Staff
Posted on 30 May 2020 | 5:00 am

I love American football. If you’re reading this you probably already know that. But some of the most narrow-minded, bigoted, and anti-progressive people I’ve met are American football coaches. A lot of them are here in Europe, but I’m confident this is an intercontinental issue. Sorry to be so blunt at the beginning of, what […]

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Veteran coach George Contreras calls it quits after 12 European seasons
Posted on 29 May 2020 | 7:26 am

After 12 years crisscrossing Europe with a whistle around his neck, Coach George Contreras will finally make good on the retirement he started two decades ago. “I’ve been trying to retire for about twenty years but something keeps getting in the way,” laughs Contreras. He was ready to hang it up four years ago, but […]

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CFL legend Adam Rita looks back on a fascinating European coaching journey
Posted on 28 May 2020 | 8:17 am

When six-time Grey Cup winner Adam Rita celebrated his 65th birthday seven years ago, he made good on a promise. He retired from the CFL. One of the most decorated coaches and general managers in league history Rita had vowed that after a CFL career that spanned three decades he would pack it in. At […]

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