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July 10, 2018 5:55 PM NFL Players Association files grievance over anthem policy

Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of protesters dwindled as the season progressed. “We’re here for a bigger platform,” Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. “We’re not just athletes. We’re people that live this. It’s people in our neighbourhood, it’s people that we grew up with, it’s people 6

June 27, 2018 9:31 PM Pro sports making slow progress on homophobia, but it’s happening

If you’re looking for signs the mainstream sports world had made progress on LGBT inclusion, the You Can Play contingent at last Sunday’s Pride parade displayed it. The sport advocacy group brought together reps from the CFL, MLSE and 170 members of the Canadian Olympic committee, which fielded roughly 30 marchers in its first Pride Parade in 2014. On the field 12

June 11, 2018 9:13 PM Russell Wilson, Seattle defence lead Seahawks past Arizona Cardinals 19-3

SEATTLE — Swarmed by the blitzing rush of the best team in the NFL, Russell Wilson scrambled, slipped, eluded and finally got the Seattle Seahawks in the end zone. Considering the circumstances, it was probably Seattle’s most important drive of the season as the Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, 19-3 on Sunday 16

June 7, 2018 12:31 AM CFL kicker Ronnie Pfeffer hops off the bubble going into Argos’ final exhibition game

There will be many Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks playing for jobs Thursday night, but Canadian kicker Ronnie Pfeffer won’t be one of them. The 25-year-old native of Kitchener, Ont., will open the 2018 season as Toronto’s kicker-punter after veteran Swayze Waters was released Tuesday. So the five-foot-11, 195-pound Pfeffer won’t be on the bubble 15

June 5, 2018 12:19 AM Dwight Clark, who started an NFL dynasty with 'The Catch', dead at 61

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), which attacks cells that control muscles. He suspected playing football might 11

June 1, 2018 1:16 AM CFL rolls out new football this season

“Once I did realize they were the new balls, I kind of compared them next to each other,” Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols said. “I think they probably have a little bit better grip, at least for the way that I like them.” Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Brandon Bridge hopes the new ball will be easier to hang on to in wet weather 15

May 31, 2018 9:19 PM Franklin vs. Manziel throwback Friday for Argos and Ticats

The Argonauts claim to know little about new Hamilton Tiger-Cats backup quarterback Johnny Manziel, but they do have someone on board who once outshone Johnny Football during his brilliant college career. James Franklin, who is also battling for a backup quarterback job, played perhaps the defining game of his NCAA career with Missouri in November 2013, when he led the Tigers 10

May 26, 2018 10:00 PM Fulham back in Premier League after win over Aston Villa

That figure could rise to in excess of 280 million pounds ($370 million) if the club from southwest London survives its first season back in the Premier League. Fulham finished third in the regular season, making it the highest placed of the four teams that entered the playoffs. Many pundits felt Slavisa Jokanovic’s side played the best football in the second 17

May 19, 2018 4:47 PM Johnny Manziel signs with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

“Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break,” said Manziel in the tweet. “Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.” Selected out of Texas A&M by the NFL’s Cleveland 14

May 3, 2018 12:27 PM Tiger-Cats acquire top pick in CFL draft in trade with Alouettes

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel remains on Hamilton's negotiation list The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have acquired the top selection in Thursday's CFL draft in a trade with Montreal involving two players and multiple picks. In addition to the top pick, Hamilton receives Montreal's fourth- and sixth-round picks in 2018, as well as the Alouettes' natural 22