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Bombers' Willie Jefferson named CFL's outstanding defensive player

Bombers' Willie Jefferson named CFL's outstanding defensive player

CALGARY — Defensive end Willie Jefferson of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is the CFL's top defensive player.
Hamilton Ticats' Frankie Williams named CFL's top special-teams performer

Hamilton Ticats' Frankie Williams named CFL's top special-teams performer

CALGARY — Frankie Williams of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was named the CFL's top special-teams performer Thursday night.
Hamilton Ticats veteran tackle Chris Van Zeyl named CFL's top lineman

Hamilton Ticats veteran tackle Chris Van Zeyl named CFL's top lineman

CALGARY — Tackle Chris Van Zeyl of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was named the CFL's top lineman Thursday night.
Stampeders linebacker Nate Holley captures CFL's top rookie honour

Stampeders linebacker Nate Holley captures CFL's top rookie honour

Calgary Stampeders linebacker Nate Holley was named the CFL's top rookie Thursday night. Holley received the honour at the league's awards banquet in voting conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches.
Canada wins doubles match to advance to Davis Cup semifinals

Canada wins doubles match to advance to Davis Cup semifinals

MADRID — Canada has advanced to the semifinals at the Davis Cup Finals. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont.
Homegrown Winnipeg Blue Bombers keen to end their city's Grey Cup drought

Homegrown Winnipeg Blue Bombers keen to end their city's Grey Cup drought

CALGARY — The local talent on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster made decisions to come home during their football careers.

Magic's Khem Birch says there's "no excuses" for skipping Olympic qualifier

TORONTO — Khem Birch said there's virtually no argument for skipping Canada's Olympic qualifying tournament.
New coach Keefe says Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

New coach Keefe says Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

GLENDALE, Ariz. — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There's a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it.
'Everyone loves a second-chance story': Keefe supporters say Leafs made right choice

'Everyone loves a second-chance story': Keefe supporters say Leafs made right choice

TORONTO — What stands out to Kevin Abrams about Sheldon Keefe above everything else has been his ability to change — in hockey, and most importantly, in life.
Sources: Jim Lawson to step down as chairman of the CFL's board of governors

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.