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AFI Recap features Austrian Bowl XXXVI plus all the scores from the rest of Europe
Posted on 3 August 2021 | 7:23 am

With the German Football League back in action after a three-week hiatus, there was a full slate of games throughout Europe this past weekend in including the Austrian Football League title game, Austrian Bowl XXXVI. Along with the GFL and AFL, the Finnish Maple League, the European League of Football, and the Czech League of […]

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Power shifting in ELF as Week 7 provides proof of parity
Posted on 3 August 2021 | 5:00 am

Parity. It’s the type of buzzword that is catnip to sports leagues everywhere, but over the first half of the European League of Football season, it didn’t look like they had much of it. Just three dominant teams and the rest trying to catch up. Suddenly, that appears to be changing. As the league entered […]

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Steinberg’s MMQB: Bold predictions for 2021
Posted on 2 August 2021 | 1:01 pm

It's finally Week 1 and this week's MMQB features CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg giving us some bold predictions for the 2021 season.

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Revamped Braunschweig New Yorker Lions earn impressive win over Cologne Crocodiles
Posted on 2 August 2021 | 5:00 am

After a number of disappointing losses in the first half of the German Football League season, the defending champion Braunschweig New Yorker Lions, strengthened with the addition of seven new players, have stormed back with a convincing 43-28 win over the Cologne Crocodiles. It was the Crocodiles who opened in convincing fashion though. Christian Strong […]

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Landry: Outside noise? Nichols doesn’t hear it
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 8:00 pm

There may be plenty of doubter fuel for the fire, but Matt Nichols isn't throwing the match on it this year, CFL.ca's Don Landry writes.

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Talking dollars and social sense w/ Courtney Stephen
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 2:00 pm

This week on The Waggle, Donnovan Bennett is joined by Courtney Stephen, who discusses the importance of financial empowerment and his new role with the Tiger-Cats, a month after retiring from the game.

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Sean Shelton leads Swarco Raiders to emotional statement win in Austrian Bowl XXXVI
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 9:30 am

The Swarco Raiders have won four Austrian Bowls since Sean Shelton arrived in Innsbruck, but as he trotted around Tivoli Stadium clutching the game ball to his chest, it was clear that the fifth was special. When he finally embraced his wife, the emotions flooded forth and not for the first time. No one will […]

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Finland: Kuopio Steelers stay undefeated after shootout victory over Helsinki Roosters
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 8:17 am

The Kuopio Steelers found themselves in a rare pitted battle Friday in a Finnish Maple League game with the Helsinki Roosters but used a second-half surge to overcome a six-point halftime deficit and go on to defeat the home team Roosters 35-32. Behind the power running and receiving of running back LeAnthony Reasnover, the Steelers […]

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LIVESTREAM Germany: Marburg Mercenaries @ Saarland Hurricanes, August 1, 17:00 CET (5 pm, 9 am ET)
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 5:13 am

The Saarland Hurricanes (4-1) play host the Marburg Mercenaries (1-3) in this GFL South matchup. The Mercenaries enter the second half of the season motivated to make a playoff push. Meanwhile, Saarland looks to continue their success so far this season as they currently sit at second place in the GFL South. The Hurricanes were […]

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LIVESTREAM Finland: Wasa Royals @ Helsinki Wolverines, August 1, 15:30 CET (3:30 pm, 9:30 am ET)
Posted on 1 August 2021 | 5:00 am

The Wasa Royals (1-4) will make the trip south to Helsinki (2-4) to take on the Wolverines in this Sunday afternoon Maple League matchup. With the season now past the halfway point, both teams need to finish strong in order to qualify for the playoffs. The winner of this game could have an all-important tie-breaker […]

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Ferguson: Landing spots for surprise cuts
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 6:00 pm

With final roster cuts behind us, CFL.ca's Marshall Ferguson looks at some of the top available players and the best spots for them to land.

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A new stadium but the same game for Austrian Bowl QBs Eystin Salum and Sean Shelton
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 6:00 am

This weekend will see the Austrian Football League’s 36th annual Austrian Bowl to crown a 2021 champion. But for both teams, this season has been anything but smooth sailing. For the Dacia Vienna Vikings and starting quarterback Eystin Salum, the season showed promise back in March. The team went on a six-game domestic league win […]

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LIVESTREAM Austrian Bowl: Dacia Vienna Vikings @ Swarco Raiders, July 31, 19:00 CET (7 pm, 1 pm ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 5:45 am

Under the lights in Tivoli stadium is where this year’s Austrian Bowl XXXVI will be played. In the shadow of the snow-covered Alps, two familiar teams will face each other for the championship as the Swarco Raiders will host the Dacia Vienna Vikings in this highly anticipated rivalry championship rematch. These two powerhouse programs know […]

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LIVESTREAM Germany: Frankfurt Universe @ Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, July 31, 17:00 CET (5 pm, 11 am ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 5:35 am

The Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns (4-0) roll out their talented squad once again today as they host a winless Frankfurt Universe team (0-4) in this GFL South matchup. The Unicorns hope to make a statement after last week’s performance against Munich. In what many expected to be a blowout Munich was able to hang with the […]

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LIVESTREAM Germany: Allgäu Comets @ Ravensburg Razorbacks, July 31, 16:45 CET (4:45 pm, 10:45 am ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 5:20 am

The Allgäu Comets (2-1) will travel west to visit the Ravensburg Razorbacks (3-2) in this highly anticipated GFL South matchup. Both teams have looked primed for the postseason and see this as a vital game as the playoff race begins to tighten. Expect Ravensburg to play well at home as this potential playoff proving ground […]

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LIVESTREAM Finland: United Newland Crusaders @ Seinäjoki Crocodiles, July 31, 15:30 CET (3:30 pm, 9:30 am ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 5:10 am

The United Newland Crusaders (0-4) will travel to western Finland to take on the Seinäjoki Crocodiles (2-3) in this Maple League matchup. Both teams are coming off of losses and eager to bounce back. The Crusaders have shown a commitment to winning by making some intriguing roster moves that should help them down the stretch. […]

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LIVESTREAM Germany: Braunschweig New Yorker Lions @ Cologne Crocodiles, July 31, 15:00 CET (3:00 pm, 9:00 am ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 5:00 am

The Cologne Crocodiles (3-2) will host the New Yorker Lions (2-3) in this key GFL North matchup. Both teams are two skilled squads looking to get hot in the second half of the season as the playoff picture begins to form. Cologne is especially confident heading into the final stretch of the season after a […]

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LIVESTREAM Germany: Berlin Rebels @ Kiel Baltic Hurricanes, July 31, 15:00 CET (3:00 pm, 9:00 am ET)
Posted on 31 July 2021 | 4:30 am

The Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (1-4) will host the Berlin Rebels (1-4) as the GFL North returns to play. These teams are eager to hit the field as they’ve been waiting to get back to the season after three weeks off. The Hurricanes visited Berlin back in week three as the Rebels were able to squeeze […]

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Kuopio Steelers edge defender Semmie Radji could prove a difference maker in Finnish ‘battle of champions’
Posted on 30 July 2021 | 8:47 am

If you are an athlete from the Netherlands, chances are that at some point someone has tried to dub you the Flying Dutchman. It’s as lazy as it comes for sports’ nicknames, overplayed and unoriginal, but in the case of Semmie Radji, it should probably be used a little more. The Kuopio Steelers outside linebacker […]

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Execution the key as Dacia Vienna Vikings HC Chris Calaycay looks forward to 14th Austrian Bowl appearance
Posted on 30 July 2021 | 5:00 am

Dacia Vienna Vikings versus Swarco Raiders. Winners of the 2020 Austrian title series against the 2019 Austrian Bowl champions. It might just be the best football rivalry in all of Europe. Eight times since 2011, these two teams have faced each other for Austrian supremacy. They’ve split those matchups at four a piece, but no […]

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LIVESTREAM Finland: Kuopio Steelers @ Helsinki Roosters, July 30th 17:30 CET (5:30 pm, 11:30 am ET)
Posted on 30 July 2021 | 4:30 am

In a highly anticipated battle of undefeated teams the Helsinki Roosters (4-0) will host the defending Finnish champion Kuopio Steelers (5-0). These two talented squads seem to be on a collision course for the title and today’s game could serve as a thrilling Maple Bowl matchup preview. Expect the Steelers to play well on the […]

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Swarco Raiders HC Kevin Herron relishes healthy lineup ahead of Austrian Bowl
Posted on 29 July 2021 | 6:00 am

What happened to the Swarco Raiders? As the Austrian regular season wound to a close, that was the question everyone was asking. Sitting second in the league, the 2019 Austrian Bowl champions looked as good as ever with two weeks left, their only losses an overtime thriller against the top-seeded Daica Vienna Vikings in their […]

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