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A look at CFL players to watch for during the 2024 season

Brady Oliveira has a tough act to follow. The five-foot-10, 222-pound Winnipeg native was the CFL‘s top Canadian and outstanding player finalist last season after rushing for a league-high 1,534 yards – second-most ever by a Canadian after Calgary’s Jon Cornish ran for 1,813 yards in 2013. Oliveira also led …

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Tiger-Cats make final roster cuts, release Bayless and Bennett – Hamilton

Receiver Omar Bayless and Canadian defensive end Mason Bennett highlight a long list of roster cuts announced Saturday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Canadian Football League teams had until 10 p.m. Eastern Time to submit their last round of training camp transactions. Hamilton cut 29 players from its roster and placed …

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Family, friends to gather to celebrate life of football legend Jim Hopson

Family and friends of Jim Hopson will gather Friday afternoon to celebrate the life of the former Saskatchewan Roughriders CEO and president Jim Hopson. A procession will begin no sooner than 1 p.m. at the intersection of College Avenue and Broad Street before proceeding down Albert Street to the Legislative …

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‘Burst into football’: Blue Bombers get in on growing sport of girls flag football – Winnipeg

Standing on a field of green turf at a sporting facility in Winnipeg’s south end, Solape Obasa keeps her eye on the football, waiting for the moment she can catch it and run. But before the 17-year-old at Winnipeg’s Elmwood High School got the chance to wait, she had to …

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Crown wants 25 years for Manitoba football coach who sexually assaulted students – Winnipeg

A disgraced former high school football coach apologized during a sentencing hearing for the “grief and shame” he caused to the nine students he sexually assaulted. However, the Crown prosecutor is arguing that Kelsey McKay conducted an unrelenting, decade-long campaign of grooming and assaults on teenage boys and a fit …

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Grey Cup: Quarterback Chad Kelly leads Toronto charge at CFL awards banquet

Chad Kelly would gladly switch spots with Brady Oliveira. Kelly received the CFL’s outstanding player award Thursday ahead of Oliveira. But on Sunday, the Winnipeg running back will play in the Grey Cup game versus the Montreal Alouettes at Tim Hortons Field. “Definitely, of course,” said Kelly. “We obviously wish we were …

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Dakota Lancers win 1st football title in Winnipeg high school league history – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Dakota Lancers are the champions of the Winnipeg High School Football League for the first time in school history. The Lancers won the ANAVETS Bowl with a 28-7 win over the Grant Park Pirates on Friday at IG Field. Lancers running …

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Bombers prepare for fourth consecutive appearance in CFL’s West Final – Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on the B.C. Lions this Saturday at IG Field for the Canadian Football League’s West Final, and while it’s familiar ground for the Bombers — their fourth consecutive appearance in the conference championship — the team says it isn’t taking anything for granted. Veteran defensive …

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High school football team suspended 1 week over hazing reports in London, Ont. – London

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The superintendent of student achievement with the Thames Valley District School Board has confirmed the senior football program at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in London, Ont., has been suspended until Oct. 10 over concerns about hazing. Additionally, Tracy Langelaan says all …

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Maya Turner becomes first woman to score in U Sports regular season football – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size University of Manitoba Bisons kicker Maya Turner had a day to remember on Saturday. That’s when she became the first woman to play and score in a regular-season U Sports football game and capped it off by kicking a game-winning field goal …

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