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'Tell me I'm small:' CFL MOP Brandon Banks fired up by a career of being underestimated

'Tell me I'm small:' CFL MOP Brandon Banks fired up by a career of being underestimated

CALGARY — At five-foot-seven and 150-pounds, Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks is used to being thought of as the little guy. That just serves as motivation for the CFL's most outstanding player. The 31-year-old from Garner, N.C.
CFL quarterbacks wary of Winnipeg Blue Bombers DE Willie Jefferson

CFL quarterbacks wary of Winnipeg Blue Bombers DE Willie Jefferson

CALGARY — Asked to unpack his acceptance speech for the CFL's defensive player-of-the-year award, Willie Jefferson says it's about having a football home. "I just want to thank the CFL for letting me come out here and letting me be me.
Spain wins doubles to reach semifinal of Davis Cup Finals

Spain wins doubles to reach semifinal of Davis Cup Finals

MADRID — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both played singles and doubles on Friday, but only the Spaniard was able to lead his team into the last four at the Davis Cup Finals.
UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation

UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation

VANCOUVER — Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation.

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

NEW YORK — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court.
Kim stays 2 shots up, Henderson 3 back at $1.5 million LPGA finale

Kim stays 2 shots up, Henderson 3 back at $1.5 million LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. — Sei Young Kim wasted two good birdie chances late in the second round Friday when she got a pep talk from an unlikely source.
Left foot, right foot, Snickers and Skittles — superstitions abound with Grey Cup teams

Left foot, right foot, Snickers and Skittles — superstitions abound with Grey Cup teams

CALGARY — Football players prefer to call them pre-game rituals rather than superstitions, but some Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats players are particular about what they do in the hours before kickoff. The 'rituals' can be quirky.
Canada earns bronze in men's team sprint at speedskating World Cup stop

Canada earns bronze in men's team sprint at speedskating World Cup stop

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, Poland — Canada took the bronze medal in the men's team sprint event Friday at a speedskating World Cup stop. Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke, Que., Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que., and David La Rue of Saint-Lambert, Que.
CFL commissioner keeps cards close to his vest in state-of-league address

CFL commissioner keeps cards close to his vest in state-of-league address

CALGARY — CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie was long on optimism for the league's future Friday, but short on substance regarding cures for what ails it. Ambrosie held a wide-ranging discussion with reporters in his third state-of-the-league address.
Grey Cup at a glance: Breaking down the Ticats-Blue Bombers showdown

Grey Cup at a glance: Breaking down the Ticats-Blue Bombers showdown

CALGARY — A look at the 107th Grey Cup game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday at McMahon Stadium: THE TEAMS: The Ticats (15-3 in the regular season) set a franchise record for victories and won all 10 games at home,