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The Chiefs Four Strong Post-Wheel Concept Creates Big Plays
Posted on 24 January 2021 | 5:01 am

By Keith Grabowski The chess match between an offensive and defensive coordinator often comes down to numbers.  Defenses align to at the very least give the appearance that they have a numerical advantage in one area of the field.  The offense, of course wants to find a way to bring more people to an area […]

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Lokombo, Bandy gearing up for 2021 CFL Draft process
Posted on 23 January 2021 | 7:00 pm

Following the release of the Winter Scouting Bureau Rankings, Nelson Lokombo and Logan Bandy spoke to the media ahead of their respective 2021 CFL Draft journeys.

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Johnson still eagerly awaiting first chance to wear blue and gold
Posted on 23 January 2021 | 2:00 pm

Fresh off signing a new contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Josh Johnson can't wait for the first time he suits up for the team. BlueBombers.com's Ed Tait explains.

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Brussels native Féli Manoka: Proving there’s plenty of football talent in Belgium
Posted on 23 January 2021 | 6:31 am

During a crazy 2020 pandemic summer, the hearts of many football fans in Canada and around the globe broke when the Canadian Football League announced it would not  be able to play the season. For many, this meant they wouldn’t be able to cheer for their favorite team or complain about bad calls. For others, […]

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Morris: Wall looking forward to new season and beyond
Posted on 22 January 2021 | 8:00 pm

Fresh off signing a new contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders, Jamar Wall is excited about his future. CFL.ca's Jim Morris explains.

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British DE Adedayo Odeleye believes he’s the right player to make the NFL leap
Posted on 22 January 2021 | 6:30 am

Adedayo Odeleye is used to standing out in a crowd. At an imposing six-foot-five, 265-pounds, the British defensive end dwarfs the average citizen and it’s been that way since he was a child. “I’m the youngest of seven kids but I’m also the biggest and the tallest. It’s been that way since I was about […]

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Dallas Cowboys sign Great Britain’s Aden Durde to coach defensive line
Posted on 22 January 2021 | 6:00 am

The Dallas Cowboys have added to their defensive coaching staff with the signing of Aden Durde from Great Britain as their new defensive line coach. Durde had served with the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons (2018-2020) under Dan Quinn who is now defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, most recently as outside linebackers coach Durde, a […]

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EXPLAINER: A look at the data behind NFL decision making
Posted on 22 January 2021 | 5:01 am

By Josh Dubow Fourth downs in the NFL used to be reserved for kicks, except in the most dire of circumstances. But with teams scoring at a record pace and becoming more analytics friendly each year, teams are going for it on fourth down these days in scenarios that would have been unfathomable just a […]

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Nye: Grading free agency moves for every team so far
Posted on 21 January 2021 | 8:00 pm

With only a few weeks until the opening of the free agency period, general managers around the league have been busy. CFL.ca's Jamie Nye takes a look at what teams have done the best and which ones have some more work to do.

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Poland: Silesia Rebels sign Jon Mullin as their QB for 2021
Posted on 21 January 2021 | 6:30 am

The Silesia Rebels who will play in Poland’s top league in 2021, have signed Jon Mullin as their quarterback for the season. The Rebels finished the 2020 season with an 0-5 record. The Bayonne, New Jersey native played one game in Poland in 2020, for the Bialystok Lowlanders, leading them, ironically, to a 38-14 win over […]

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Gabe Chambers: Globetrotting speedster turned head coach!
Posted on 21 January 2021 | 6:00 am

Gabe Chambers has worn many different hats during his five years playing football internationally, and in several different countries. This year, for the first time, he will be wearing all of them simultaneously. Chambers is the new head coach of the Landsberg Xpress, a Regionalliga team in Bavaria in southern Germany. He’s also the offensive […]

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British LB Ayo Oyelola sets sights on NFL in his second sports career
Posted on 20 January 2021 | 7:23 am

There comes a time in every athlete’s life where they reach a crossroads, a choice to continue their career on the field or pursue dreams in other areas. Ayo Oyelola was just 17 when he first made his choice. A promising soccer player from East London with a contract on the table from Ebbsfleet United […]

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Eagles Athletic Club captures first ever African Flag Ladies Cup championship title
Posted on 20 January 2021 | 6:00 am

The Eagles Athletic Club from Cairo, Egypt captured a historic title in winning the African Flag Ladies Cup last week at Zed field in El-Sheikh Zayed, defeating the Cairo Bears 33-30 in a shootout. The game culminated a tournament that was ground breaking. It was the first tournament of its kind ever held in Africa […]

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Sarah Thomas to be 1st female to officiate at Super Bowl
Posted on 20 January 2021 | 5:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history. Thomas, a down judge, is part of the officiating crew announced Tuesday by the NFL. “Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” said Troy […]

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XFL: The race to relaunch the league in 2022
Posted on 19 January 2021 | 6:45 am

By Mike Mitchell The XFL plans on returning in the spring of 2022, but there is a lot that the league will have to accomplish in 2021 for that to happen. The XFL is returning in 2022, but there are many different factors in play and a lot of work that needs to be accomplished between now […]

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Aaron Mahoney-Jones: To Kansas and back – A Londoner’s Juco Journey
Posted on 19 January 2021 | 6:00 am

Young British running back Aaron Mahoney-Jones has embarked on a football journey he hopes will ultimately land him in the highest levels of the game. His journey has taken the young product of Great Britain’s London Blitz program from his hometown to Mexico, Kansas, New York, back home to London and now to Birmingham, England. His […]

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Gutsy or insane? Depends on the outcome of tough calls
Posted on 19 January 2021 | 5:01 am

By Barry Wilner Gutsy or insane? Depends on the outcome. Andy Reid’s gamble on fourth-and-inches at the Kansas City 48 with 1:14 remaining in Sunday’s 22-17 divisional-round win over Cleveland fits the category. That it succeeded will become legend among Chiefs fans. Had it failed, well, who knows? The fact Reid had backup quarterback Chad […]

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Second half surge puts Mallorca Voltors past Zaragoza as racism allegations sour Spanish return
Posted on 18 January 2021 | 6:00 am

After a long holiday break, the Spanish season resumed Sunday with plenty of rust to shake-off. With three other games canceled this weekend due to Spain’s record blizzard and COVID concerns, the Zaragoza Hurricanes made the boat trip to meet the Mallorca Voltors in the lone contest to kick off as schedule. The result was […]

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