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Hamilton Forge FC players Giuliano Frano (8) and David Edgar (30) celebrate their team's win over CD Olimpia's during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 action in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Edgar, who announced today he is retiring at the end of the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Veteran Canadian centre back David Edgar to retire at end of the year

Veteran Canadian centre back David Edgar to retire at end of the year

 

Illinois running back Chase Brown carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Champaign, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The Canadian is coming off a career-high 131 yards in a 23-20 win over Rutgers last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Rex Arbogast

Canadian running back Chase Brown is coming off career-best performance at Illinois

Canadian running back Chase Brown is coming off career-best performance at Illinois

 

Canadian receiver Mardner stepping up as big-play threat for Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Canadian receiver Mardner stepping up as big-play threat for Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

 

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announces no fans will be admitted to the rest of the Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. “If you’d asked me in July if we’d have gotten this many games in, I wouldn’t have wanted to bet a lot of money on it,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Virus upheaval strains integrity of college football season

Virus upheaval strains integrity of college football season

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announces no fans will be admitted to the rest of the Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. “If you’d asked me in July if we’d have gotten this many games in, I wouldn’t have wanted to bet a lot of money on it,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
Ohio Bobcats quarterback Kurtis Rourke (7) drops back to pass during the second half of an NCAA football game against the Akron Zips on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Athens, Ohio. These days, Nathan Rourke is living vicariously through his younger brother, Kurtis. The B.C. Lions rookie quarterback has been relegated to the role of football fan this year with the CFL having cancelled the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s allowed Rourke, a native of Oakville, Ont., to watch his brother, Kurtis, play for Ohio University. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Emilee Chinn

Rourke enjoying the chance to watch younger brother set own path at Ohio University

B.C. Lions rookie quarterback relegated to role of football fan

Ohio Bobcats quarterback Kurtis Rourke (7) drops back to pass during the second half of an NCAA football game against the Akron Zips on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Athens, Ohio. These days, Nathan Rourke is living vicariously through his younger brother, Kurtis. The B.C. Lions rookie quarterback has been relegated to the role of football fan this year with the CFL having cancelled the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s allowed Rourke, a native of Oakville, Ont., to watch his brother, Kurtis, play for Ohio University. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Emilee Chinn

Metchie had feeling early that his younger brother a future playing football

Metchie had feeling early that his younger brother a future playing football

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) carries past Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Canadians Hubbard and Amen Ogbongbemiga and the remainder of the Oklahoma State Cowboys don't have the luxury of time to lament their first loss of the season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sue Ogrocki

Hubbard, Ogbongbemiga don’t have time to feel bad about Cowboys’ first loss of season

Hubbard, Ogbongbemiga don’t have time to feel bad about Cowboys’ first loss of season

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) carries past Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Canadians Hubbard and Amen Ogbongbemiga and the remainder of the Oklahoma State Cowboys don't have the luxury of time to lament their first loss of the season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sue Ogrocki
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Raiders fined, docked pick for COVID violations

Raiders fined, docked pick for COVID violations

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
North Carolina's Myles Dorn (1) celebrates a big stop with teammate Patrice Rene (5) during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Canadian Rene appears set to return to North Carolina's lineup in time for the No. 15 Tarheels' rivalry game against Virginia and a potential all-Canadian showdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Seward

Canadian Patrice Rene appears set to return to North Carolina’s lineup after injury

Canadian Patrice Rene appears set to return to North Carolina’s lineup after injury

North Carolina's Myles Dorn (1) celebrates a big stop with teammate Patrice Rene (5) during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Canadian Rene appears set to return to North Carolina's lineup in time for the No. 15 Tarheels' rivalry game against Virginia and a potential all-Canadian showdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Seward
Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther returns to the sideline after missing his fourth field goal attempt during second half CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.  It's been a very difficult year for a number of kickers this year in the NFL, but CFL veteran Lauther continues to wait for his opportunity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Former Riders kicker Brett Lauther patiently awaiting opportunity to kick in the NFL

Former Riders kicker Brett Lauther patiently awaiting opportunity to kick in the NFL

Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther returns to the sideline after missing his fourth field goal attempt during second half CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.  It's been a very difficult year for a number of kickers this year in the NFL, but CFL veteran Lauther continues to wait for his opportunity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
North Carolina State safety Jakeen Harris (6) tackles Virginia wide receiver Terrell Jana (13) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. Jana's last name doesn't appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey as a tribute to enslaved labourers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Daily Progress, Erin Edgerton

Canadian receiver Jana’s name missing from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

Canadian receiver Jana’s name missing from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

North Carolina State safety Jakeen Harris (6) tackles Virginia wide receiver Terrell Jana (13) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. Jana's last name doesn't appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey as a tribute to enslaved labourers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Daily Progress, Erin Edgerton
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott applauds quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16

Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott applauds quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland (15) catches a pass as Mississippi defensive back Deane Leonard (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thomas Graning
Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland (15) catches a pass as Mississippi defensive back Deane Leonard (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thomas Graning
Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad

Canadian linebacker Ogbongbemiga off to solid start with Oklahoma State Cowboys squad
Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Canadian rookie receiver Claypool is impressing early with Pittsburgh Steelers

Canadian rookie receiver Claypool is impressing early with Pittsburgh Steelers

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November

Pac-12 to kick off 7-game football season in early November
Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance
Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League

Saskatoon team brings on first woman player in Canadian Junior Football League