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Emily McMillan, left, with Football Saskatchewan’s manager of women’s football Emmarae Dale. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta football players take gold with Team Alberta at historic U18 women’s nationals

Alberta beat Saskatchewan 36-12 in the gold medal match

 

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

 

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL players report to work after rejecting tentative agreement

Source: CFL has tabled a new offer to the players that reportedly included ratification bonus

 

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RODE: Red Deer’s Jacob Plamondon relishes chance to play in CFL with Elks

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Football Canada president optimistic sport has weathered COVID-19 storm

Football Canada president optimistic sport has weathered COVID-19 storm

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Former CFL quarterback Henry Burris joins B.C. Lions coaching staff

Burris was quarterback for head coach Rick Campbell in 2016 when the Ottawa Redblacks won Grey Cup

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
FILE - Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. The married couple, who once made comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live,” are reuniting onscreen for a new Super Bowl commercial. The 60-second ad launches Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, and will be televised during Super Bowl 56 on Feb. 13. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost reunite for Super Bowl ad

Johansson hopes Super Bowl viewers enjoy their ad as much as them

  • Feb 7, 2022
FILE - Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. The married couple, who once made comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live,” are reuniting onscreen for a new Super Bowl commercial. The 60-second ad launches Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, and will be televised during Super Bowl 56 on Feb. 13. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, and quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Nonprofit uses Super Bowl parties as way to help homeless

Five sponsors support Super Soul Party

  • Feb 4, 2022
FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, and quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds sentence for man who killed Calgary Stampeder

Mylan Hicks was shot twice in 2016 outside the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in 2016

This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo
Georgia's Adonai Mitchel catches a touchdown pass over Alabama's Khyree Jackson during the second half of the College Football Playoff championship football game Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama

Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama

Georgia's Adonai Mitchel catches a touchdown pass over Alabama's Khyree Jackson during the second half of the College Football Playoff championship football game Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Clemson running back Kobe Pace (7) runs after catching a pass during the first half of the Cheez-It Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Clemson tops Iowa State in Cheez-It Bowl for Swinney’s 150th

Clemson tops Iowa State in Cheez-It Bowl for Swinney’s 150th

Clemson running back Kobe Pace (7) runs after catching a pass during the first half of the Cheez-It Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass to wide receiver Mike Evans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The reception moved Brady past former Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the most completions in NFL history. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Tom Brady keeps hitting milestones at age 44

Brady leads NFL with 4,134 yards passing this season

  • Dec 15, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass to wide receiver Mike Evans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The reception moved Brady past former Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the most completions in NFL history. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
Western University Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall, left, shakes hand with Saskatchewan University Huskies head coach Scott Flory, while standing behind the Vanier Cup trophy, in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Western Mustangs v. Saskatchewan Huskies could be a Vanier Cup classic

Huskies will make their tenth appearance in U Sports national football championship

Western University Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall, left, shakes hand with Saskatchewan University Huskies head coach Scott Flory, while standing behind the Vanier Cup trophy, in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Queen reacts after making a tackle on Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AFC has record 12 teams at .500 or better through Week 12

AFC North provided four of the teams at .500 or better

  • Dec 1, 2021
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Queen reacts after making a tackle on Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) drops a pass as he goes sliding into the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Final penalty hardly the only mistake for Giants

New York had a chance to take a two-score lead in the fourth quarter

  • Sep 17, 2021
New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) drops a pass as he goes sliding into the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Colorado quarterback Brendon Lewis, front, rolls out to pass as Texas A&M defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal pursues in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SEC defenses flexing after 2020 championship game fireworks

SEC defenses flexing after 2020 championship game fireworks

Colorado quarterback Brendon Lewis, front, rolls out to pass as Texas A&M defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal pursues in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Thanks for the memories: This isn’t your dad’s Nebraska-OU

Thanks for the memories: This isn’t your dad’s Nebraska-OU

No drop-off: Bama loses a bunch of stars to NFL, still No. 1

No drop-off: Bama loses a bunch of stars to NFL, still No. 1

The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19, team in isolation

CFL has postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks at Toronto

The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson