Football

Peyton Manning smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 91st MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Denver. (AP Photo/Alex Trautwig, Pool)

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

 

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

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

 

Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) runs against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Bazemore

Alabama Crimson Tide receiver John Metchie III named the winner of Jon Cornish Trophy

Alabama Crimson Tide receiver John Metchie III named the winner of Jon Cornish Trophy

Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) runs against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Bazemore
cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka resident drafted to the CFL in the first round

Cole Nelson, 24, was the fifth pick, selected by the Edmonton Football Team

cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)
Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. The CFL is presenting Burt a new lease on his pro football life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Schwalm

Former Boston College tight end Burt excited to get chance to play football in Canada

Former Boston College tight end Burt excited to get chance to play football in Canada

Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. The CFL is presenting Burt a new lease on his pro football life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Schwalm
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard catches a pass at NFL Pro Day, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. Hubbard is ready to finally know where his pro football career will begin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sue Ogrocki

Running back Chuba Hubbard patiently waiting to hear his name called at ‘21 NFL draft

Running back Chuba Hubbard patiently waiting to hear his name called at ‘21 NFL draft

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard catches a pass at NFL Pro Day, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. Hubbard is ready to finally know where his pro football career will begin. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sue Ogrocki
Security tries to grab a fan on the field during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

‘They exposed multiple individuals to injury’

  • Apr 28, 2021
Security tries to grab a fan on the field during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
In this Nov. 12, 1995, file photo, Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy looks on during the second quarter of the Bills game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes, File

Former Alouettes head coach Marv Levy tops 2021 Canadian Football Hall of Fame class

The ‘21 class will boost the Hall of Fame’s membership to 316

In this Nov. 12, 1995, file photo, Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy looks on during the second quarter of the Bills game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes, File
Chuba Hubbard (30) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Brody Schmidt

Canadian RB Chuba Hubbard produces solid workout at Oklahoma State Cowboys pro day

Canadian running Chuba Hubbard is obviously over the ankle injury that hampered…

Chuba Hubbard (30) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Brody Schmidt
The D.C. Defenders, right, line up against the Seattle Dragons for the opening kickoff of the opening football game of the XFL season in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Stephen Whyno
The D.C. Defenders, right, line up against the Seattle Dragons for the opening kickoff of the opening football game of the XFL season in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Stephen Whyno
A football with the CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Analysis: CFL, XFL could form a relationship that provides benefits for both leagues

Analysis: CFL, XFL could form a relationship that provides benefits for both leagues

A football with the CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
FILE - Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Green Bay, Wis., in this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, file photo. Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Rodgers. The actor discussed her relationship with Rodgers on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, saying they got engaged “a while ago.” The 37-year-old Rodgers mentioned his engagement and thanked his fiancée while accepting his third career MVP award on Feb. 6 but didn’t say her name. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Shailene Woodley confirms she’s engaged to Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers also celebrity guest host for the long-running game show ‘Jeopardy!’

  • Feb 23, 2021
FILE - Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Green Bay, Wis., in this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, file photo. Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Rodgers. The actor discussed her relationship with Rodgers on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, saying they got engaged “a while ago.” The 37-year-old Rodgers mentioned his engagement and thanked his fiancée while accepting his third career MVP award on Feb. 6 but didn’t say her name. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) is tackled by Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Jerod Fernandez (35) during first half CFL football action in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Offensive lineman David Foucault returns home, signs with Alouettes

CALGARY — The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault.…

Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) is tackled by Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Jerod Fernandez (35) during first half CFL football action in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Marc Horton and his wife Alicia pose in this 2020 handout photo. Marc Horton’s annual Super Bowl parties are usually epic, day-long events, garnering so much attention, the host says, that he had to create a waitlist for those eager to enjoy the festivities in the future. This year’s soiree in Keswick, Ont., will be exclusive to Horton and his wife Alicia however, as wild winter spread of COVID-19 meant cancelling the big bash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marc Horton

Solo Bowl: Canadians ditching NFL championship parties amid COVID spread

Some are moving their get-togethers to virtual platforms

Marc Horton and his wife Alicia pose in this 2020 handout photo. Marc Horton’s annual Super Bowl parties are usually epic, day-long events, garnering so much attention, the host says, that he had to create a waitlist for those eager to enjoy the festivities in the future. This year’s soiree in Keswick, Ont., will be exclusive to Horton and his wife Alicia however, as wild winter spread of COVID-19 meant cancelling the big bash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marc Horton
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Five things to know ahead of the Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show

Weeknd to perform his trademark dystopian pop tunes

  • Feb 4, 2021
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich calls the plays on the sideline against Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg on August 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Scott Milanovich steps down as Edmonton’s head coach to pursue opportunities in NFL

Scott Milanovich steps down as Edmonton’s head coach to pursue opportunities in NFL

Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich calls the plays on the sideline against Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg on August 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, left, speaks to current head coach Sean McDermott, right, before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. He's coached in both Kansas City and Buffalo but Levy will firmly be behind the Bills in the AFC championship game Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Adrian Kraus

Former Buffalo and Montreal coach Marv Levy behind Buffalo Bills during playoff march

Former Buffalo and Montreal coach Marv Levy behind Buffalo Bills during playoff march

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, left, speaks to current head coach Sean McDermott, right, before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. He's coached in both Kansas City and Buffalo but Levy will firmly be behind the Bills in the AFC championship game Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Adrian Kraus
Ohio State running back Trey Sermon runs past Clemson safety Lannden Zanders during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Fields’ day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28

Fields’ day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28

Ohio State running back Trey Sermon runs past Clemson safety Lannden Zanders during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski keeps watch before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. After days of positive COVID-19 tests, disruptions and delays, the Browns found some normalcy and got to re-open their facility on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to resume getting ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers and possibly end a postseason drought stretching back to 2002.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns get to practice as ‘weight’ of Steelers game sinks in

Browns get to practice as ‘weight’ of Steelers game sinks in

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski keeps watch before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. After days of positive COVID-19 tests, disruptions and delays, the Browns found some normalcy and got to re-open their facility on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to resume getting ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers and possibly end a postseason drought stretching back to 2002.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)