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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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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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Former CFL head coaches Trestman, Jones both part of XFL's resurrection

Marc Trestman heads into the start of the XFL season looking for answers.The eight-team XFL begins its reincarnation Saturday with two games (D.C. Defenders vs. Seattle Dragons, LA Wildcats vs. Houston Roughnecks). On Sunday, Trestman — a three-time Grey Cup champion — leads the Tampa Bay Vipers into their regular-season opener versus the New York Guardians while the St. Louis Battlehawks face the Dallas Renegades."We don't know yet," Trestman said of his team's 2020 identity. "We&apos...
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Tiger-Cats give contract extensions to offensive, defensive co-ordinators

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are extending the contracts of offensive co-ordinator Tommy Condell and defensive co-ordinator/defensive backs coach Mark Washington.Hamilton will have all three co-ordinators back in 2020 after the CFL's East Division champs gave special teams co-ordinator Jeff Reinebold an extension earlier this month.Condell, 47, guided an offence that scored the most points in the league despite losing starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to a season-ending injury in W...
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Bombers start 2020 season in Hamilton with Grey Cup rematch

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won't have to wait long before playing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a rematch of the 107th Grey Cup game. The Canadian Football League released early Monday its league-wide schedule for the 2020 season, and the reigning-champion Bombers will open their campaign on the road Week 1 against the Tiger-Cats on Saturday, June 13. Winnipeg defeated Hamilton 33-12 in Calgary nearly a month ago to capture its first Grey Cup title in 29 years. The Bombers are then off for the ...
Tags: News, Football League, Calgary, Hamilton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg, Hamilton Tiger Cats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers dominated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 to win the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary. Bombers running back Andrew Harris was named the game’s most valuable player and outstanding Canadian to bring the CFL’s championship trophy back to his hometown. Harris says the win is a dream come true.
Tags: News, Calgary, Cfl, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, HARRIS, Andrew Harris, Hamilton Tiger Cats

'Is this even the same team?' Ticats season ends in Grey Cup heartbreak for fans

Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans are wondering where their team was Sunday night.Sure, there were players in those familiar black and gold jerseys playing for the Grey Cup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. But the team that took the field at Calgary's McMahon Stadium didn't look anything like the one they'd cheered to a 15-3 season.The problems started early and the Ticats never seemed to recover. They lost the CFL's championship game 33-12."I'm kind of angry right now. Offensi...
Tags: News, Calgary, Hamilton, Cfl, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg, McMahon Stadium, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Jason McKenzie, Tim Hortons Field, Ticats, Dan Bonotti, Bonotti, Sandy Jury

Winnipeg Blue Bombers win first Grey Cup title since 1990

Andrew Harris made Grey Cup history to help end his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ title drought. Harris became the first player to be honored as both the Grey Cup MVP and top Canadian, running for 134 yards and a touchdown and catching a scoring pass in the Blue Bombers’ 33-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night. The Blue Bombers won their 10th title and first since 1990, becoming the first third-place team to reach and win the Canadian Football League championship since Edm...
Tags: News, Football League, Edmonton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, HARRIS, Andrew Harris, Hamilton Tiger Cats

'It hurts': Hamilton Ticats despondent after dream season ends with a thud

CALGARY — There were no platitudes or silver linings in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats dressing room Sunday after the team fell flat in the Grey Cup final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Andrew Harris ran roughshod over the Ticats defence, quarterback Dane Evans was running for his life and sacked six times, and Hamilton's vaunted offence sputtered in a 33-12 loss."It hurts real bad. I'm not going to lie," said Evans."It just sucks man. Honestly it is just terrible. Not the way we would hav...
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers win first Grey Cup title since 1990

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Harris ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught a scoring pass to help the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their first Grey Cup title since 1990, 33-12 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night. The Blue Bombers won their 10th title, becoming the first third-place team to reach and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Calgary, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Alberta AP, Andrew Harris, Hamilton Tiger Cats

Bombers seek perfect ending to roller-coaster season

CALGARY — When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers take the field at McMahon Stadium for Sunday's Grey Cup bout against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, it will mark the final stop on what's been a long and winding journey. From a 5-0 start to the season followed by an up-and-down end, from a banged up squad to a much healthier group, adversity has been a constant with the Blue and Gold. It's been challenging, to be sure, but it's been their ability to get through it together that has now made...
Tags: News, Calgary, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, McMahon Stadium, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Nic Demski

Happy ending required for fairytale season

It should come as no surprise that long-suffering Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans are praying for a fairy-tale finish in Sunday's 107th Grey Cup game in Calgary. The Bomber faithful have spent the past 28 years — and counting — hoping against hope for a happy ending that has never come. On Sunday, the Canadian Football League's longest active championship droughts go head to head, as the Bombers, who haven't sipped champagne from the Cup since 1990, tackle the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, whose...
Tags: News, Calgary, Earl Grey, Canadian Football League, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bomber

Grey Cup at a glance: Breaking down the Ticats-Blue Bombers showdown

CALGARY — A look at the 107th Grey Cup game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday at McMahon Stadium:THE TEAMS: The Ticats (15-3 in the regular season) set a franchise record for victories and won all 10 games at home, including last week's East final against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Blue Bombers (11-7) took one of the hardest possible paths to the final, finishing third in the West before recording road playoff wins over the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewa...
Tags: News, Toronto, West, Evans, Montreal, Keith Urban, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Saskatchewan, Cfl, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Alouettes, Mike, Winnipeg

CFL commissioner wants league to show some 'good old-fashioned swagger'

This time it wasn't going to be about the concussion question.For the last several years, the CFL commissioner's address prior to the Grey Cup game has been anything but an update on the state of the league. Since 2016 it's turned into a lengthy conversation about how the CFL is or isn't tackling the concussion issue.But on Friday morning in Calgary, Randy Ambrosie didn't get a single direct question about concussions. Instead, he trumpeted the CFL's success over th...
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Watch the CFL commissioner's state of the league address

Watch live coverage of CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie's annual state of the league address on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. MT from Calgary, site of the 2019 Grey Cup.This year's edition pits the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday night at McMahon Stadium.Ambrosie will address the media two days prior to the big game, where he's expected to answer questions on a number of issues facing the league.Early this week, Ambrosie said the CFL still has a ...
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Sources: Jim Lawson to step down as chairman of the CFL's board of governors

CALGARY — Jim Lawson's time as CFL board chairman will end this weekend.Two CFL sources say Lawson will step down from his post following the Grey Cup game Sunday. The sources added Lawson formally informed the CFL board of governors of his intention last week.The sources were granted anonymity because the decision has not been announced.To recognize Lawson's service, two sources said he'll receive the Commissioner's Award from Randy Ambrosie on Thursday night during the leag...
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'I knew I wasn't done': Ticats QB Dane Evans considered coaching before CFL opportunity

CALGARY — Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans says he was thinking about hanging up his cleats before agreeing to give the CFL a shot. Now, he's one win away from winning a Grey Cup championship.Evans, 26, was afraid his career was over after being cut before the end of training camp with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 2017.He returned to Tulsa, Okla., where he had played under head coach Phil Montgomery at the University of Tulsa, leading the team to 10 wins in his senior yea...
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Tiger-Cats look to erase past demons, end 20-year Grey Cup drought

Since their last Grey Cup title, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have become accustomed to heartbreak. In 2014's Grey Cup, Brandon Banks' late-game, go-ahead touchdown on a punt return was called back because of a penalty. The next year, quarterback Zach Collaros was having a career season in leading the Ticats to an 8-3 record when he went down with a season-ending torn ACL. The Ticats ultimately lost in the East Final to the Ottawa Redblacks.Then earlier this season, with Hamilton at 5-1, st...
Tags: Dane, News, Banks, Evans, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, East, Brandon, Jeremiah, McMahon Stadium, Brandon Banks, Hamilton Tiger Cats

Bombers head to Grey Cup with 20-13 win over Roughriders

REGINA — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are headed to the Grey Cup. After a you-had-to-see-it-to-believe-it finish here at Mosaic Stadium, which included a reversed turnover, a missed Bombers interception and then Roughriders catch, and ended with three chances to tie the game before the clock ran out, the Bombers edged the Roughriders 20-13 Sunday to claim the West Division titie. They've now punched their ticket to the 107th Grey Cup next Sunday in Calgary, where they will meet East Division w...
Tags: News, Calgary, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Regina, Kenny Lawler, Hamilton Tiger Cats, East Division, Mosaic Stadium, Zach Collaros, Justin Medlock

Hajrullahu's 40-yard field goal gives Ticats 21-18 win over Argonauts

HAMILTON — Lirim Hajrullahu and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats protected their home turf Saturday night.Hajrullahu's 40-yard yard field goal with two seconds remaining earned Hamilton a 21-18 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Ticats not only earned their sixth straight victory but finished the regular season 9-0 record at Tim Hortons Field.And that's significant considering Hamilton (CFL-best 15-3 record) hosts the East Division final Nov. 17. Pre...
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Former CFL head coach Charlie Taaffe passes away after battle with cancer

TORONTO — Charlie Taaffe, who twice was the CFL's coach of the year with the Montreal Alouettes, has died. He was 69.Taaffe's sister, Mary Bowen, said on social media that Taaffe died after a short battle with cancer.Taaffe, a native of Albany, N.Y., served as Montreal's offensive co-ordinator in 1997-98 before being promoted to head coach in 1999. He compiled a 25-14 in two seasons as the Alouettes head coach, leading the team to consecutive first-place finishes in the East Divis...
Tags: News, Maryland, Toronto, Montreal, Albany, Pittsburgh, Cfl, Montreal Alouettes, University of Central Florida, The Citadel, Youngstown State, Alouettes, Taaffe, Mary Bowen, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Marv Levy

Roughriders, Stampeders still battling for first in West Division standings

They've been a fixture atop the West Division standings since 2010, but the Calgary Stampeders will need help to finish there this season.Calgary (11-6) enters the final weekend of the regular season tied with Winnipeg (11-7) for second in the West, both two points behind the Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-5). The Stampeders lost controlling their own destiny Friday night when they dropped a 29-28 road loss to Winnipeg and the Riders dispatched Edmonton 27-24 on Saturday.Saskatchewan can clin...
Tags: News, Toronto, West, Ohio, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Lions, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Cfl, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts

Montreal Alouettes keep foot on gas pedal while preparing for playoff return

MONTREAL — Having already clinched a playoff spot, the Montreal Alouettes are looking at the final three games of the year as a post-season tune-up.The Alouettes (8-7) host the Toronto Argonauts (3-12) on Friday in a game with no bearing on the CFL standings.Montreal is guaranteed to finish second in the East Division behind the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (12-3). Toronto and the Ottawa Redblacks have already been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention."We should keep playing like we're ...
Tags: News, Toronto, Argos, Montreal, Hamilton, Ottawa, Cfl, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Redblacks, Adams, Lewis, Winnipeg, The Canadian Press, James Franklin, Vernon Adams Jr

CFL to stage one-round draft of European players who participated in combine

TORONTO — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will have the first overall pick when the CFL conducts its first-ever European player draft next Thursday.The nine CFL teams will have an opportunity to select one of the 18 Europeans who attended the league's national combine last month in Toronto.The league held a weighted lottery — the last-place team in 2018 had the best chance to get top selection, while the first-place team had the worst chance — to determine the order of picks in the one-round draft....
Tags: News, France, Toronto, Italy, Mexico City, Finland, Denmark, Hamilton, Cfl, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Montreal Edmonton Toronto Saskatchewan B C Ottawa, Calgary Germany

Riders re-sign QB Zach Collaros, land star running back on 1st day of free agency

The Saskatchewan Roughriders grabbed a marquee running back and re-signed last year's starting quarterback on a frenetic first day of CFL free agency. First, the Riders inked international free-agent running back William Powell to a two-year contract on Tuesday. The seven-year CFL veteran spent his first two years with the Toronto Argonauts, before signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in January 2014 as a free agent.
Tags: News, William Powell, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Cfl, Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Zach Collaros

Manziel to make CFL debut against Hamilton Tiger-Cats

MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team on Friday night. The Montreal Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July 22 in a five-player deal […]
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Manziel: 'Very blessed' to be starting QB again

Johnny Manziel, who has served as a backup quarterback for the first six games of his CFL career, will start for the Montreal Alouettes against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.
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Here's Johnny: Manziel to start for Alouettes

Johnny Manziel, who played in six games as a backup, will start for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.
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Manziel traded to last-place Montreal in CFL

Quarterback Johnny Manziel's CFL career will continue in Montreal after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded him to the Alouettes on Sunday in a deal involving five players and two first-round picks.
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Johnny Manziel traded from Hamilton to Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes. Montreal acquired the former Heisman Trophy winner and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021. Montreal made the move a day […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Montreal, Johnny Manziel, Hamilton, Chris Williams, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Landon Rice, Montreal Alouettes Montreal, Tony Washington, Jamaal Westerman