CFL commissioner not counting on specific funding from federal government

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie continues to work with the federal government, but isn't banking on CFL-specific funding to help the league through the COVID-19 pandemic.The CFL approached Ottawa last month for financial assistance. The league's three-part proposal called for $30 million...

CFL eyes September return, changes Grey Cup format

The Canadian Football League is moving away from its traditional Grey Cup Festival format, while it also hopes to return in September in order to salvage a season ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.In a statement sent to season ticket holders across...

Grey Cup champion Blue Bombers report 2019 profit, but brace for uncertain future

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have reported an overall operating profit of $3.5 million for the 2019 season, but their bottom line for 2020 is looking far darker. A rosy report for 2019 was expected after the Blue Bombers won their...

Is this the CFL’s last gasp or a cash grab?

It was late-November in Calgary and the Grey Cup Festival was in full swing.The mood around the Canadian Football League was upbeat, positive and almost teetering on the edge of being boastful about how good things were going. CFL Commissioner...

CFL’s 2020 season likely to be wiped out, commissioner Randy Ambrosie says

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the most likely scenario for the league is a cancelled 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambrosie made the admission for the first time while testifying to a House of Commons standing committee on finance...

CFL asks federal government for $150 million to help cope with shutdown

The Canadian Football League is asking the federal government for up to $150 million in financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that the league's proposal involves three phases: $30...

CFL postpones training camps in response to pandemic

The CFL has postponed the start of training camps indefinitely in response to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Full training camps had been scheduled to start May 17. The first pre-season games were scheduled to start May 24, with regular season scheduled...

Veteran DB Jovon Johnson signs 1-day contract to retire a Blue Bomber

Veteran defensive back Jovon Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Tuesday to retire as a member of the Canadian Football League club. Johnson, 36, spent six of his 12 CFL seasons with Winnipeg (2008-13). During...

Drought over, pants on: Bombers deliver a Grey Cup win for the ages

Winnipeg native Andrew Harris celebrates the Blue Bombers' Grey Cup victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press ) The longest Grey Cup drought in the Canadian Football League is over and a longtime Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan...

5 game-changing moments from 107th Grey Cup between the Bombers and Ticats

Winnipeg quarterback Zach Collaros, left, and kicker Justin Medlock celebrate their Grey Cup victory. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press ) The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a 29-year championship drought by defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in the 107th Grey Cup from McMahon...
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