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Chris Streveler goes from Gophers afterthought to NFL quarterback

Shunted off to wide receiver at Minnesota, Chris Streveler transferred to the University of South Dakota, played in the CFL and wound up with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Rams pick rookie Sam Sloman to be their new kicker

The first time a game comes down to a Rams field-goal attempt this season, the pressure will rest on the right foot of a rookie. Sam Sloman, a seventh-round draft pick in April, won the open competition to be the Rams’ new kicker when the team waived Lirim Hajrullahu and Austin MacGinnis on Friday. Hajrullahu, a CFL veteran, and MacGinnis, who played in the AAF and XFL, were among 17 players cut, the Rams announced on their website. The cut list included John Kelly, the running back who made it ...
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Rams’ kicking game still in good hands with Johnny Hekker, Jake McQuaide

THOUSAND OAKS — They were together for eight years. As long as the Dodgers’ infield of Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey. Almost as long as the special team of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then, for the Rams’ kicking game, the band broke up. Special-teams coordinator John Fassel left for the Cowboys in January, and placekicker Greg Zuerlein followed his coach to Dallas as a free agent. Left behind in L.A. were punter and holder Johnny Hekker and long snapper Jake McQuaide. In training camp, Hekker...
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CFL quarterback opting out, in hopes of another NFL chance

After canceling their season because of COVID-19, the CFL is allowing players to opt out of their contracts, and one of their top quarterbacks is doing so. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Toronto quarterbackMcLeod Bethel-Thompson
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The Five Biggest Dolphins Stories of the Week

The Miami Dolphins began their padded practices in a week that saw them lose a linebacker and sign a former CFL sta
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Dolphins sign CFL standout defender Nate Holley

The Miami Dolphins are back to their old tricks. The Dolphins have had some strong success tapping into the pipeline to the north with the Canadian Football League — especially when you consider pass rusher Cameron Wake, who terrorized qua
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Dolphins sign CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie

On Saturday the Miami Dolphins signed OLB Nate Holley who was the 2019 Most Outstanding Rookie in the CFL. In 18 games in the CFL last year he recorded 1 sack, 1 interception, 78 tackles, and 22 special team tackles. Holley can also play so
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Dolphins sign CFL's reigning Most Outstanding Rookie after Canadian league cancels 2020 season

Nick Holley spent brief time with the Vikings and Rams
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Dolphins expected to sign CFL's reigning Most Outstanding Rookie after Canadian league cancels 2020 season

Holley spent brief time with the Vikings and Rams
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Dolphins sign CFL star Nate Holley

The Miami Dolphins announced Saturday they have signed safety Nate Holley. Holley originally entered the NFL in 2018 when he signed with the Rams. He spent training camp there before the Rams waived him out of the preseason. Holley also spe
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Miami Dolphins set to sign the CFL standout LB Nate Holley

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly close to signing CFL Outstanding Rookie of the Year, Nate Holley. With the CFL now opting out of the 2020 season, Nate Holley may have a new home with the Miami Dolphins according to a report. Nate Holley i
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Fabian Guerra Tweets to Dolphins for a shot after CFL cancels season

The CFL has canceled their season and Fabian Guerra wants a workout with the Miami Dolphins. Fabian Guerra, a wide-receiver with the CFL has taken to social media to get a workout and that includes with the Miami Dolphins. Guerra, a Montrea
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These are the Rams training-camp battles to watch

An offseason of veteran departures has left Rams coaches to audition unproven pros for key roles when training camp shifts this week into padded practices and bare-knuckled competition for jobs. One position, middle linebacker, illustrates the challenge and the potential. Two summers ago, the Rams had to replace their leading tackler. The previous March, they’d unloaded Alec Ogletree and his $10 million-a-year contract. They took a chance on an undrafted player who’d been used mostly on special ...
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Making Sense of PPP Forgiveness, One Chapter of Your Business Story

As a professional bookkeeper, I’ve seen many small business owners scramble to secure a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, striving to weather the economic impact of COVID-19. For those that did secure funds, they were soon met with guidance on loan forgiveness from the Small Business Administration that was hard to decipher and added further complexity around the financial certainty of their business. In an effort to bring clarity to these unchartered waters, I wanted to share some informa...
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CFL's Edmonton Eskimos speed up name review as sponsor backlash builds

The Edmonton Eskimos promised to speed up a review of its name and provide an update at the end of the month after at least one of its sponsors announced it plans to cut ties with the Canadian Football League team unless it changes its name.Other corporate sponsors, meanwhile, say they are watching closely for the results of the review.National car-and-home insurance provider Belairdirect, one of the team's 13 premier partners, said Tuesday it is rethinking their relationship."In order for ...
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Former NFL-CFL player Vaughn Martin looking to help during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Life after football has been anything but dull for Vaughn Martin.After finishing his pro career in 2016 with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, Martin entered the business world, co-founding Fire & Flower Cannabis Co. In January, the six-foot-four, 297-pound former defensive lineman joined the board of BeMotion Inc., a digital marketing and m-commerce company that's producing the DUO400 Intelligent Human Thermal Scanner.The non-contact unit tracks human temperature variances with ...
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Bombers president Miller comes to defence of CFL commissioner Ambrosie

TORONTO — Winnipeg Blue Bombers president Wade Miller came to the defence of embattled CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie on Thursday.Ambrosie has come under heavy criticism recently from CFL players, the CFL Players' Association and league football operations personnel. Last week, the union and a host of players took to social media to voice their displeasure with Ambrosie regarding the state of talks between the two sides on an abbreviated 2020 season.Both Brian Ramsay, the union's exec...
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25 years ago, the Baltimore Stallions ruled the CFL

Twenty-five years ago, the Baltimore Stallions become the first and only U.S. team to win the Canadian Football League title. The Stallions won their final 13 games in 1995 in what turned out to be the CFL's final season of a three-year run in the United States. ''I remember that so vividly, it's kind of funny but scary at the same time,'' star running back Mike Pringle told The Canadian Press.
Tags: News, Sports, United States, Cfl, Baltimore Stallions, Canadian Football League, Mike Pringle

The best light bulbs

Every home needs good lighting that's energy-efficient and attractive. We've researched and tested a number of light bulbs to find the best ones you can buy. Good lighting is essential in any home, and it all starts with the humble light bulb. The first electric light was developed back in 1802 by Humphry Davy, and different versions of the light bulb were made over the course of that century by a number of inventors until Thomas Edison created the first commercially successful incandescent li...
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Matt LaFleur “super impressed” by ex-CFL WR Reggie Begelton in offseason program

The Packers' decision not to draft a wide receiver this year was met with a great deal of scrutiny, but there are a couple of new faces in the receiving corps. Former Panthers and Colts receiver Devin Funchess signed as a free agent in March and the Packers signed former CFL wideout Reggie Begelton back [more]
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Rams’ kicking candidates come from far and hopefully not wide

It’s hard to know who has the edge in the unusual three-man battle to replace Greg Zuerlein as the Rams’ kicker. But in one category, Lirim Hajrullahu tops the charts: Only he, not Austin MacGinnis or Sam Sloman, has heard his football exploits celebrated in song. “Halellujah, Hajrullahu” – to the tune of “Halellujah” – was a minor hit for some Winnipeg performers during Hajrullahu’s rookie season in 2014 with the Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Among the lyrics: “He scores at will...
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Raiders waive linebacker Derrick Moncrief

The Raiders took a chance on a CFL all-star for some offseason linebacker depth, but then added more help through conventional means. According to Tashan Reed of, the Raiders waived linebacker Derrick Moncrief. Moncrief had played three seasons in the CFL, and was an all-star last season for Saskatchewan. He played collegiately at Mississippi [more]
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Thor's Ranked UDFA Signings by Position

Thor Nystrom ranks the top UDFA signings by position, plus CFL draft picks and the best available unsigned prospects. (Getty Images)
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2020 NHL Draft: First Round Mock Scenarios 6.1

This series, which started with top 10 scenarios, has expanded to the top 31 — to first round scenarios for the 2020 NHL Draft — by extending those 10 initial mocks, using the same results for the top 10 from running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery. The debut edition elaborated on all the details and I’ve explained the rationale for the remainder of the draft order. I’ll be providing analysis for every new selection while linking repetitive picks back to their original mock for ...
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NFL Draft: Breaking down the Rams’ 2020 class

Cam Akers, running back, Florida State, 5-10, 217 Fourth RB taken runs and receives. In the past decade, these round 2 picks have become Pro Bowlers: Dexter McCluster, Le’Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, Derrick Henry, Dalvin Cook and Nick Chubb. Van Jefferson, wide receiver, Florida, 6-1, 200 Shawn Jefferson’s son was chosen earlier than generally forecast. What did the Rams like so much? Polished route-running, which earns comparisons to Cooper Kupp. Terrell Lewis, outside linebacker, Alabama, 6-5, 258 ...
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NFL Draft: Rams rookies can play big roles as team looks to ‘refill’ key positions

Cam Akers and several other Rams draft picks could play prominent roles right away for what is increasingly a young man’s team. That’s welcome news for those rookies, none of whom was rated at the top of their positions going into the draft. But it could be sobering for the Rams, who might find themselves leaning on kids to replace Todd Gurley and other departed stars. The Rams completed the draft Saturday by adding picks through a trade and then selecting Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins, Ohio S...
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Rams’ needs in next week’s NFL draft have changed

In a normal year, Rams general manager Les Snead says, the team tries to be generally ready for the NFL draft more than a month out and then use the next few weeks to refine its approach. “We like to say in our building, Let’s be ready to draft before (college) pro days start, then spend March and April fine-tuning, continuing to get in sync with the coaching staff based on needs and requirements of the schemes,” Snead said. But this is no normal year, and that’s not only because the coronavirus...
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Rams sign two kickers to try to replace Greg Zuerlein

The Rams have signed two kickers as potential replacements for Greg Zuerlein. The team announced on its website Monday afternoon that it has signed Lirim Hajrullahu, a Grey Cup hero in the Canadian Football League, and Austin MacGinnis, the leading field-goal kicker in the short-lived XFL. The two presumably will compete to fill the right shoe of Zuerlein, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent March 27 after eight years with the Rams. Contract terms weren’t announced. Hajrullahu, 29...
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XFL Ceases Operations, Terminates Employees

(CBSNewYork/CBS Local) — It appears the XFL is no more. On Friday morning, the league’s president Jeffrey Pollack held a brief conference call, suspending all day-to-day operations and terminating most employees. No further information was provided at that time. It seemed clear, however, that the league would not be returning in 2021. The #XFL has suspended its Day to Day operations effective immediately and all team and league employees have been terminated The statement was read to employees ...
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Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from Tuesday on COVID-19 in Canada: "The entire world was unprepared." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the shortage of medical supplies.———"What the story is about is our freedom, and this year we don't feel so free." — Ottawa's Michelle Devorah Kahn on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover.———"I fully expect unemployment in Alberta to be at least 25 per cent — at least half a million unemployed Albertans — and it could be significantly higher than...
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