Archive for the ‘Sports/Football/CFL’ Category

CFL announces 10 individuals have returned positive COVID-19 test

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

The CFL has announced that 10 individuals have returned a positive test for COVID-19. The league says in a statement that it has administered approximately 6,000 tests to "Tier 1 personnel," which includes players, coaches and support staff.

Vanier Cup, Grey Cup-champion fullback Micheal Soles passes away at age of 54

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Canadian fullback Michael Soles, who won Vanier Cup and Grey Cup titles during his football career, has died. The native of Pointe-Claire, Que. was 54.

CFL, XFL end partnership talks

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
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Partnership talks between the CFL and XFL have came to an end on Wednesday. Neither side said who initiated talks first, only that they'd agreed to collaborating on ways to grow football.

1st CFL game since 2019 a Grey Cup rematch between Blue Bombers, Tiger-Cats

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The Canadian Football League unveiled its 14-game regular season Tuesday, a day after the board of governors voted to resume play Aug. 5. The league didn't play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian government reviewing CFL’s request for modified quarantine for 2021 season

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

An official with the Public Health Agency of Canada told The Canadian Press the federal government has received the CFL's request for a national interest exemption for modified quarantine for the upcoming season.

Tiger-Cats select former Boston College tight end Jake Burt with 1st pick of 2021 CFL Draft

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected tight end Jake Burt with the first pick of the 2021 CFL draft Tuesday night. The former Boston College player was a late addition to the draft. The six-foot-five, 245-pound Burt was born in Regina and remained there for about four years before relocating to Boston.

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game schedule to 14 games. That means the Grey Cup is also being pushed back, now scheduled to be played on Dec. 12 in Hamilton.

CFL, U.S.-based XFL in discussions about potential partnership

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Commissioner Randy Ambrosie revealed the CFL has entered into serious discussions with the American-based XFL about the possibility of forming a partnership.

All-star receiver Bryan Burnham takes hometown discount to re-sign with B.C. Lions

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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The B.C. Lions announced Monday that Bryan Burnham had signed a one-year contract extension.

Redblacks sign QB Matt Nichols after cutting Nick Arbuckle

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts have made major quarterbacking moves just over one week away from the start of CFL free agency.