Calgary Flames’ Hamonic becomes 1st NHL player to opt out of league’s plan to play during pandemic

Just hours after the NHL announced it had reached a deal with the NHLPA to resume play amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Calgary Flames issued a statement to say one of the team’s players told them he would not…

NHL, players’ association announce Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities amid coronavirus

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted July 10, 2020 7:21 pm     Updated July 10, 2020 7:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The NHL board of governors and…

Canadian Football League submits revised financial request to federal government

The CFL has sent Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault a revised financial request. A CFL source said Friday the league is seeking roughly $42.5 million in aid. In April, it asked the federal government for up to $150 million in…

Canadian university football players’ careers shortened by age rule, pandemic

Dozens of Canadian football players dreaming of hoisting the Vanier Cup in their fifth and final year of university eligibility have had those hopes dashed. The cancellation of the 2020 national football championship game because of COVID-19, and U Sports…

Cornish heaps lavish praise upon NCAA football star Chuba Hubbard

As last season’s NCAA rushing leader, Chuba Hubbard was a deserving winner of the Jon Cornish Trophy as the top Canadian in U.S. college football. But what really impressed Cornish was Hubbard’s courageous off-season stand against racial injustice. Last month,…

Jordin Tootoo says Edmonton team name discussion should centre on feelings of Inuk people

Jordin Tootoo says he doesn’t find the Edmonton Eskimos’ team name objectionable, but that doesn’t mean the CFL club should keep it. Edmonton promised to speed up a review of its name and provide an update at the end of…

Infectious disease expert likes hub plans, but says CFL and other leagues still face issues

Even if the CFL plays an abbreviated 2020 season in a hub city under the strictest of health-and-safety guidelines, an infectious diseases doctor believes there will still be positive tests for the novel coronavirus that could force the league play…