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Homophobic statements on social media have led to the release of Edmonton Eskimos kick-returner Christion Jones on the weekend. The 27-year-old native of Adamsville, Ala., who spent his first three Canadian Football League seasons seasons with ...
Ed Willes: Taking a pass as hub city host under NHL rules is a wise move for B.C.
In the film adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic 1961 novel, Doc Daneeka explains the idea of a Catch-22 to Yossarian, a fighter pilot who’s trying to get out of flying. The doctor tells Yossarian: “Anyone who wants to get out of combat isn’t ...
Thousands of Canadians own NFL season tickets, but can they go?
With the border seemingly staying closed, air travel’s an option If the NFL really can proceed with a football season this fall, will the several thousand Canadians who possess season tickets be able to attend? The way things are going, ...
Ex-Eskimos great Fred Stamps a 'tweener' when it comes to CFL decades
If timing is everything, then Fred Stamps might not be right at the very top of many voters’ lists for the Canadian Football League’s all-decade team. An absolute fan favourite inside Commonwealth Stadium, whose walls were no stranger to echoes ...
NFL 2020: Latest on what we know about league’s return
For months, the NFL had clung stubbornly — some might say heroically, others unrealistically — to the idea of a more or less “regular” regular season. With fans packing stands as normal, players equipped as normal, rosters stocked as normal, ...
Adarius Bowman applauds Hubbard, Gundy in wake of T-shirt tort
It’s not every day you see a big-time product from your adopted hometown call out your former NCAA football coach during a worldwide movement for equality. Then again, these aren’t exactly everyday times taking place in 2020. With almost the ...
Ed Willes: Lions tackle training sessions minus schedules, paycheques or normalcy
Under ordinary circumstances the B.C. Lions would be settling into the familiar rhythms of the CFL season. This week, for example, the Lions should be preparing for their third game of the year and their home opener against the Edmonton Eskimos. ...
No Chance: Canadian Finals Rodeo reined in by COVID-19
As if it wasn’t already tough enough trying to make a go as a professional cowboy or cowgirl, go ahead and toss a global pandemic into the rodeo ring. On Wednesday, COVID-19 officially reined in the 47th Canadian Finals Rodeo , which was ...
Vikings volleyballers raise concerns over future of Augustana athletics
Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics weren’t the only post-secondary programs impacted by the University of Alberta’s decision last week to skip the upcoming school season. When financial constraints forced the U of A to pull its basketball, hockey ...
Ed Willes: The story behind the story about Auston Matthews' positive test is bewildering
Steve Simmons, like most journalists, has a long and complicated history with Twitter, so he was prepared for the reaction when he reported Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had tested positive for the coronavirus. “I’d say it was about ...