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Top CFL players say cancelled season gives league opportunity to improve

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the CFL a season, but Adam Bighill and Bo Levi Mitchell believe it also has given the league a glorious opportunity.

CFL cancels season after request for financial help turned down

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won't be presented since 1919.

CFL would use potential loan from feds to fund shortened season: report

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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The bulk of the CFL's $30-million, interest-free loan request from the federal government is to cover the operation of a shortened season.

CFL team sponsor threatens to cut ties unless Edmonton changes name

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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One of the sponsors of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos says it will sever ties with the team unless it changes its name.

From QB to cop: Ex-CFLer Brandon Bridge hopes to change perception of police

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Brandon Bridge, who is Black, hopes to help change how police are perceived, especially by minorities. The QB, who spent five years playing in the CFL, is currently attending the Ontario Police College with the goal of becoming an officer with the Peel Regional Police.

CFL commissioner Ambrosie says he’s taken 20 per cent pay cut

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie came under heavy fire earlier this week for unilaterally imposing a 20 per cent reduction to the football operations cap of all nine CFL teams.

Stampeders QB Mitchell says he could’ve been ready for start of season after surgery

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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The Calgary Stampeders star quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell underwent shoulder surgery in December. He said Tuesday during a videoconference that in his mind he would've been Calgary's starter if it opened the campaign on time last Friday night against the visiting Montreal Alouettes.

CFL Players’ Association says no word yet from league regarding 2020 season

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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The already fractured relationship between the CFL and CFL Players' Association isn't getting any better.

CFL players call out commissioner Ambrosie for state of return-to-play talks

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Brian Ramsay, the CFLPA's executive director, and a host of CFL players took to twitter Thursday to voice their displeasure with the state of talks between the league and CFLPA regarding an abbreviated 2020 season due the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. Lions players Burnham, Johnson admit they feel safer in Canada than in U.S.

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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B.C. Lions players Bryan Burnham and Micah Johnson say they feel safer north of the border than they do in the U.S. Their comments come amid protests throughout the United States against racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis.