By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Mon., Nov. 26, 2018 So how was your Grey Cup party? I ate all the chips and dip at mine. Sorry. The Grey Cup was great (when isn’t it). Appointment watching, really. Happy for Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders. And how about those Ottawa Redblacks. The Ottawa Senators are the only team in the NHL who can say the CFL team in their city is cutting their grass. Good for the Lumberjacks. I know this is a hockey blog, but in honour of the Grey Cup – and they did look like they were skating out there -- I wanted to share an idea. (Besides, I can only write about William Nylander so much.) I’ve been lucky enough to stumble across commissioner Randy Ambrosie a couple of times this fall. The man’s got a great deal of energy and a lot of ideas. I’m on board with the Atlantic Schooners, by the way. Ambrosie is big on internationalizing grid-iron football. He’s not talking about placing CFL … [Read more...] about How about a World Cup of Canadian Football?
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BUENOS AIRES: River Plate twice came from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw with fierce Argentinian rivals Boca Juniors in the first leg of their weather-delayed 'Superclasico' Copa Libertadores final in Buenos Aires on Sunday (Nov 11).A last-minute save from River goalkeeper Franco Armani to deny Boca striker Dario Benedetto left the South American football showpiece finely balanced heading into the second leg on November 24.Boca twice took the the lead with goals from Ramon Abila and Benedetto only to see River fight back through strikes from Lucas Pratto and an own goal from Carlos Izquierdoz.The game had been shifted to Sunday after torrential rain forced a postponement on Saturday.The eagerly anticipated final marked the first time in the 58-year history of the Copa Libertadores that River and Boca, who have one of the most ferocious rivalries in the world of club football, had met in the final.With Boca's famed La Bombonera stadium rocking with excitement, however, it was River who … [Read more...] about Football: Honours even as Boca, River battle to draw in Libertadores
By Dan Ralph The Canadian Press Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 The Alliance of American Football (AAF) doesn’t begin play until February, but Marcel Desjardins already has been impacted by the new league. “We had a guy here in training camp who was injured and went back home to get healthy again,” the Ottawa Redblacks general manager said. “We were hoping he’d be an option for us to bring him back at some point but he opted to sign down there instead. “There are players we would’ve liked to sign or had on our neg list who’ve committed there so they’ve been removed as options for us for the next little while. But having said that, we also know there’s a plethora of options and we just need to move on to the next one.” Desjardins isn’t alone in having his job affected by the latest pro football league to try to make a go of it. Earlier this summer, Hamilton head coach June Jones said his club was poised to add … [Read more...] about CFL already feeling pinch from upstart Alliance of American Football
MONTEVIDEO: FIFA intervened to take control of Uruguayan soccer on Tuesday in a bid to ensure free and fair elections can be held for the association's president, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said.In a letter to the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) published widely by local media and confirmed by Conmebol, the game's governing body said it would take over the day-to-day running of the AUF.It also pledged to revise the association's statutes and adjust them to comply with those of Conmebol and FIFA, and when that process was complete, hold an election for president."The mandate of the regularisation committee will run until Feb 28, 2019," the letter said. "The regularisation committee will act as an electoral commission whose decision will be firm."Neither FIFA nor the AUF responded to Reuters' requests for comment.The intervention came after confusion over elections for a new president.Incumbent Wilmar Valdez unexpectedly resigned in July and the ballot to … [Read more...] about FIFA intervene to run Uruguayan Football Association
LAUSANNE: Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021, UEFA announced on Wednesday (Aug 15), in the latest bid by online platforms to tap into the lucrative live sports market.The deal will make Facebook "the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle," UEFA said in a statement.The social network giant will show 32 matches per year, including the final, on UEFA's Champions League Facebook page.The first match featured in the pact is Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup, which sees Real Madrid face rivals Atletico Madrid."We look forward to the launch of this new partnership that will ensure the large community of local football fans is reached in a highly innovative and accessible manner," UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said.The head of Facebook's live sports programming, Peter Hutton, said the company was looking "forward to helping fans watch these live … [Read more...] about Football: Facebook to broadcast Champions League in Latin America