Leagues
Johnny Manziel not headed to CFL, but QB 'ready to play'
Art Briles, Former Baylor Coach, Lands Job in Canadian Football League
La Liga rejects PSG's record $262 million transfer fee for Neymar
Major League Soccer should come down on Villa
Johnny Manziel cleared to play in Canadian Football League
2017-12-28 23:04:38 Johnny Football is free again. He might be back on the field soon, too. The Canadian Football League on Thursday cleared Johnny Manziel to play north of the border after ruling in September it would not allow him to play. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who have his rights after adding him to their Negotiation List in March, have 10 days to offer him a contract   Read More ...
Johnny Manziel will be approved to sign contract with Canadian Football League team
2017-12-28 20:24:19 Johnny Manziel is one step closer to returning to pro football. The Canadian Football League announced Thursday that it will approve a contract for the troubled former Heisman Trophy winner to play in 2018. “Since last summer, the Canadian Football League has been engaged in a thorough process to determine the eligibility of Johnny Manziel,” the league said in a statement   Read More ...
Impact to play friendly in Las Vegas
2017-11-27 23:37:50 The Montreal Impact will play a friendly match against the Las Vegas Lights, of the United Soccer League (USL), on Feb. 10, at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas. The Impact will be the first Major League Soccer (MLS) club and opponent to face the Lights FC. The Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United will follow suit the next two weeks in February   Read More ...
NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick Turns Down Canadian Football League Offer As He Continues To Seek NFL Comeback
2017-09-28 22:43:59 Colin Kaepernick still has his sights set on an NFL return, with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback reportedly turning down an offer to play in the Canadian Football League and getting a bit of help from an NFL star in his plans to return to the league. Kaepernick has been sidelined since opting out of his contract with the 49ers, with many of his supporters claiming that NFL owners are essentially blackballing the former Super Bowl starter due to his political views   Read More ...
Johnny Manziel not headed to CFL, but QB 'ready to play'
2017-09-27 19:47:20 SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' NFL insider Lindsay H. Jones explains why NFL ratings were up in Week 3 despite President Trump's open criticism of players kneeling for the national anthem. USA TODAY Sports. The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday it will not allow any of its clubs to sign former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel this season. Manziel, who was released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016, would be allowed to sign with a CFL club as soon as Nov   Read More ...
Spanish soccer league worried about Barcelona’s future if Catalonia breaks away
2017-09-08 19:32:20 MADRID—The Spanish soccer league is worried about the future of the Barcelona club if Catalonia goes ahead with its independence process. La Liga president Javier Tebas said Friday that Catalan clubs will not be allowed to play in the league if the region in northeastern Spain unilaterally breaks away from the rest of the country in a contentious referendum planned for Oct   Read More ...
Art Briles, Former Baylor Coach, Lands Job in Canadian Football League
2017-08-29 01:05:40 Photo HAMILTON, Ontario — Art Briles, former Baylor football coach, is back on the sideline a long way from Texas. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Monday announced that they had hired Briles as their assistant head coach on offense. Hamilton (0-8) recently changed head coaches, promoting the longtime N.F.L. and college coach June Jones, who had been an assistant   Read More ...
Families of CFL players weigh in on study showing link between football and brain disease
2017-08-09 01:32:05 After years of becoming increasingly frustrated with his father, Scott Gilchrist now has a profoundly different understanding of the man many football fans remember fondly as “Cookie.”Cookie Gilchrist played for three Canadian Football League (CFL) teams, including the Toronto Argonauts, Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He also played in the American Football League (AFL), prior to the merger that would pave the way for the National Football League (NFL) as it exists today   Read More ...
La Liga rejects PSG's record $262 million transfer fee for Neymar
2017-08-03 21:32:12 A Spanish lawyer representing Neymar arrived at La Liga headquarters in Madrid on Thursday bearing a check for $262 million, the record-smashing transfer fee that French club Paris Saint-Germain must pay to Barcelona to secure the services of the 25-year-old Brazilian soccer sensation. Under normal circumstances, the Spanish soccer league would have accepted the check and bid Neymar's representatives good day   Read More ...
Ambrosie named 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League
2017-07-05 18:01:02 TORONTO - The CFL says Randy Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. His hiring was formally announced at a morning news conference in downtown Toronto. Jeffrey Orridge stepped down as commissioner last month after about two years on the job. Board chairman Jim Lawson had been serving as interim commissioner since the departure. Ambrosie played nine seasons in the CFL as an offensive lineman   Read More ...
BRIEF-Canadian Football League announces live streaming deal with Twitter Canada
2017-06-27 19:06:14 * Canadian Football League announces new live streaming deal with Twitter Canada Source text: Further company coverage: BERLIN, June 27 Low interest rates pose the biggest threat to Germany's financial system, encouraging greater risk exposure by investors and threatening the health of the nation's insurance sector, a government report said on Tuesday.   Read More ...
Calgary Stampeders Roy Finch suspended for violating CFL drug policy
2017-06-26 20:03:22 Calgary Stampeders running back Roy Finch has been suspended for two games for violating the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) drug policy.The CFL announced Monday Finch had tested positive for D-amphetamine, a substance banned by the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) and the CFL. If a player tests positive for a banned substance, the CFL says they will be subject to mandatory drug testing and will participate in an assessment and clinical evaluation to determine if they need additional counselling   Read More ...
Letter of Recommendation: The Canadian Football League
2017-06-15 11:16:20 Photo In November 1989, the Saskatchewan Roughriders met the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at the SkyDome in Toronto for the Canadian Football League’s championship game. I was 9 years old, and I had already developed a tortured relationship with the Roughriders, familiar to any of the million-odd people who live in the province where I grew up. Until that point in the club’s 79-year history, the Riders had taken home just one title; in an eight-team league, this fact seemed to defy the laws of statistics   Read More ...
Alberta soccer league sounds alarm over unanchored nets after boy hurt
2017-06-09 14:43:08 The Alberta Soccer Association is urging coaches and referees to check the safety of their portable goals after a 12-year-old boy was injured by one two weeks ago. Gabriel Ochoa told CTV Calgary on Thursday that he was warming up for a soccer game at Inland Athletic Park in Calgary when a powerful gust of wind lifted an unanchored, portable goal into the air and struck him from behind   Read More ...
Fury gets a leg up on TFC
2017-05-24 08:24:34 A year after feeling the sting of losing in the second round of the Canadian Championship, Ottawa Fury FC will go into Toronto next Wednesday with a chance to knock off the champ. No doubt Ottawa is the underdog, a good United Soccer League club vs. a very good Major League Soccer team. It’s David vs. Goliath. The Washington Generals vs   Read More ...
Fury FC shocks TFC in first leg
2017-05-24 08:23:37 A year after feeling the sting of losing in the second round of the Canadian Championship, Ottawa Fury FC will go into Toronto next Wednesday with a chance to knock off the champ. No doubt Ottawa is the underdog, a good United Soccer League club vs. a very good Major League Soccer team. It’s David vs. Goliath. The Washington Generals vs   Read More ...
Winnipeg Football Club hopes to bring new pro soccer league to Manitoba
2017-05-07 02:04:22 WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Football Club is trying to bring a new professional soccer team to the Manitoba capital.The club confirmed they are committed to bringing a Tier 1 FIFA sanctioned league to Canada. They already applied and have been accepted as a member of the Canadian Soccer Association. Canada Soccer had already unveiled plans for a new Canadian Premier League   Read More ...
Rugby Football League CEO calls first year of Toronto Wolfpack an ‘absolute success’
2017-05-06 21:31:20 TORONTO – As CEO of the Rugby Football League, Nigel Wood was in Toronto last spring to attend the launch of the Wolfpack. And he has liked what he’s seen in the months since. “I think they’ve had a very exciting baptism. They’ve certainly been very competitive on the field,” Wood told The Canadian Press. “And we’re looking forward to seeing the reaction of the Toronto sports public to their first game this weekend   Read More ...
Fury FC not intimidated by Rowdies
2017-05-06 04:55:25 As much money as the Tampa Bay Rowdies spend, as good as they are on paper, Ottawa Fury FC isn’t going to back down on a soggy TD Place field Saturday. The Rowdies, who jumped to the United Soccer League from the North American Soccer League along with Fury FC before this season, have a dynamic lineup that includes former England international Joe Cole and former Germany international Marcel Schafer   Read More ...
Major Arena Soccer League expands to GTA
2017-04-11 20:26:01 The Major Arena Soccer League is expanding northwards. The 16-team league has announced its first Canadian franchise will debut in the Toronto area next year. MASL already has teams in the United States and Mexico. Its expansion into Canada was announced during a press conference last Thursday in Kansas City. The yet-to-be named Toronto team will play out of Mississauga’s Hershey Centre starting in the fall of 2018   Read More ...
Fury isn’t worried about high-powered Rowdies
2017-04-08 06:16:50 A year ago, a defeat like the 3-2 one it suffered in its United Soccer League regular-season opener against Saint Louis FC last Saturday may have eaten at Ottawa Fury FC. Decimated by injuries, the team, which in 2016 played in the North American Soccer League, would have gone into a game like this Saturday’s road game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies shredded with doubt   Read More ...
Ottawa Fury FC ready to start play in new league
2017-04-01 00:11:41 Ottawa Fury FC is hoping a new look and a new league will be a breath of fresh air. Fury FC opens its United Soccer League season Saturday (8:30 p.m.) on the road against Saint Louis FC. Fury FC, devastated by a series of injuries, finished 10th among 12 teams in the North American Soccer League last season. In his recruiting for the 2017 version of Fury FC, coach/GM Paul Dalglish went looking for character, size and finishing touch, hoping to find success with the attacking style he preaches   Read More ...
Vince Young signs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League
2017-03-09 19:53:26 Vince Young’s dream of playing professional football again is about to come true. The former college football superstar and two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Thursday. “When people call you and tell you they want you, that they think you still have something to offer and they want to give you a chance, that’s a blessing,” Young told the Undefeated   Read More ...
Edmonton teen drafted by Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact
2017-01-14 12:55:59 Edmonton teenager Shamit Shome took another stop up the pro soccer ranks Friday, chosen by the Montreal Impact in the second round (41st overall) at the MLS SuperDraft.MLS bought the 19-year-old midfielder from FC Edmonton of the NASL and made him one-half of its inaugural Generation Adidas Canada class, signing the youth international to a contract that won’t count against the Impact’s salary cap.Montreal liked Shome’s poise and experience at   Read More ...
Ottawa product Eli Ankou ranked third for Canadian Football League draft
2016-12-14 21:32:42 Eli Ankou couldn’t find a television with the right cable package in Los Angeles, so he didn’t watch the Grey Cup game in late November. Similarly, it was only from his brother that Ankou, a 6-foot-3, 325-pound defensive lineman from Ottawa, learned he was No. 3 in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau’s top-20 rankings for the 2017 college draft in December. He had been No. 5 on that list   Read More ...
Ottawa Fury FC enters into partnership with Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer
2016-12-10 01:53:25 Yes, Ottawa Fury FC’s roster will have a distinct Montreal Impact flavour next year, but what that means after kickoff will almost certainly vary from game to game. “There will be some players from Montreal Impact, but there’s no requirement to play them, so each player that comes from Montreal Impact has to earn their minutes on the field,” Fury FC head coach Paul Dalglish said Friday following an announcement   Read More ...
Major League Soccer should come down on Villa
2016-10-31 21:33:46 Next Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) beats New York City FC goalkeeper Eirik Johansen (25) for the winning goal during MLS play-off action in Toronto, Ont. on Sunday October 30, 2016. Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network. Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (10) can't beatNew York City FC goalkeeper Eirik Johansen (25) during MLS play-off action in Toronto, Ont. on Sunday October 30, 2016. Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network. Toronto FC   Read More ...
Okanagan Sun’s newest player makes comeback after steroid suspension
2016-10-26 22:59:05 A late addition to the Okanagan Sun is looking toward greener pastures: football leagues that pay big bucks.Rashaun Simonise has signed on with one of the biggest football agents in the U.S. and Global News has also learned why his time in the NFL this summer was cut short.Simonise has been bidding his time with the Canadian Junior Football league after failing to sign a contract following training camp this   Read More ...
FC Dallas shows interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger
2016-09-30 18:40:41 The Manchester United midfielder lost his place in Jose Mourinho's lineup and the Major League Soccer side has one designated player spot available. Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger desperately needs a new club, and FC Dallas may just have a spot for the exiled player. After being dropped from Jose Mourinho's senior team prior to the start of the Premier League season, Schweinsteiger has been training with the club's U-23   Read More ...
Gerardo Martino named head coach of Atlanta United
2016-09-27 18:35:36 The former Barcelona and Argentina boss is the MLS expansion side's first first head coach. Major League Soccer expansion side Atlanta United made a big splash Tuesday, naming Gerardo "Tata" Martino as its first head coach. The former Barcelona and Argentina boss had been rumored to be in discussions for the job in recent weeks, with Atlanta confirming the appointment via its Twitter account. “We are delighted that a manager   Read More ...
Fury FC may be on move to United Soccer League
2016-09-22 22:21:59 Paul Dalglish has it right: Rumours are rumours. However, speculation about where Ottawa Fury FC will play soccer in 2017 continue to swirl, and that speculation gained momentum this week with a that Fury FC would leave second-tier North American Soccer League and join third-tier United Soccer League. The SI.com report added that the Tampa Bay Rowdies "likely will follow" Fury FC to the USL and said the Fort Lauderdale   Read More ...
I may join Lampard in Major League Soccer
2016-09-21 18:39:46 The Nigeria international is open to leaving the Blues if he is not offered a new deal and has touted the United States as a possible destination. John Mikel Obi has revealed that he would be open to one day joining his former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard in Major League Soccer. Mikel has been a Chelsea player for more than 10 years and recently told Goal that he will talk   Read More ...
Treble talk? Toronto FC still in thick of the discussion
2016-09-19 06:16:44 TFC already has a Canadian Championship to its name this year, with the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup now firmly in view. TORONTO — Ever since FC Dallas claimed the U.S. Open Cup last week, the chatter in Major League Soccer circles has been about that team's chances at locking up a domestic treble — the first of its kind in MLS. The talk is normal, given that the North   Read More ...
FC Dallas and NYCFC impress in potential MLS Cup final preview
2016-09-18 12:30:03 Two of the best teams in MLS put on an entertaining showcase at Yankee Stadium in a matchup we could see in December. NEW YORK — Take a young team that just won its club's first trophy in 19 years, give it a short week to recover from celebrating and send it on the road to face one of the best teams in Major League Soccer. Sounds like a recipe   Read More ...
Reigning champions Timbers warming up at just the right time
2016-09-15 03:55:51 Saturday's 1-0 win against Real Salt Lake has the Portland Timbers enjoying breathing room in the playoff race, and quietly rounding into form at just the right time. The atmosphere at Portland's Providence Park is one of the best in Major League Soccer, if not the best. Despite the support from Timbers supporters — Saturday marked the 100th consecutive MLS sellout — the stadium hasn't always been a place where   Read More ...
MLS announces expansion draft details
2016-09-15 03:55:15 The league's two newest teams will continue building their rosters with the expansion draft, which will be held just three days after MLS Cup. Major League Soccer has announced details for the 2016 expansion draft, which will be held on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. ET. Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC will be able to select up to five players each from the list of eligible MLS players. The   Read More ...
USL suspends player for homophobic abuse of Rogers
2016-08-25 00:36:29 The league has conducted a review of the incident and identified the player Rogers referred to in a Facebook post on Sunday. The United Soccer League has suspended Orange County Blues FC midfielder Richard Chaplow for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for abusive language toward LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers. In a Facebook post published Sunday, Rogers alleged he was repeatedly called "queer" during the match on   Read More ...
Chicago Fire win first MLS road game in two years
2016-08-21 06:12:05 The Chicago Fire snapped one of the most infamous marks in MLS with a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact. For the first time in two years, the Chicago Fire have won an Major League Soccer game away from home. Goals from Luis Solignac, David Accam and Matt Polster were the difference as the Fire defeated the Montreal Impact 3-0. It was the first time Chicago tasted victory on the   Read More ...
Minnesota United set for MLS in 2017
2016-08-20 06:13:14 Minnesota United will be competing in the 2017 edition of MLS, amid plans for a new stadium. Top level professional soccer will return to Minnesota in 2017, after MLS commissioner Dan Garber announced the mooted United franchise will begin play next season. While a privately-funded stadium is being planned, the Minnesota franchise - already competing in the second-tier North American Soccer League - will retain the proposed United name and   Read More ...
Houston vs. Toronto FC postponed until Sunday
2016-08-14 12:28:09 Bad weather in Houston forced a postponement for TFC and the Dynamo until Sunday night. The Houston Dynamo's match vs. Toronto FC was postponed Saturday night due to bad weather conditions. The match has been rescheduled for Sunday night at 9:15 p.m. ET. “We were in constant communication with the Major League Soccer office and followed protocol in determining the playability of tonight’s match. We made every conceivable effort to   Read More ...