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CFL, CFL Players' Association reach tentative collective agreement

The CFL confirmed Wednesday night that it and the CFL Players' Association reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement. The league didn't immediately offer any details but two sources told The Canadian Press the deal was for seven years.

Van Zeyl, Ticats joined by fans, other unions at solidarity gathering amidst CFL strike

Veteran Canadian offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl began his day at Tim Hortons Field but not in his usual spot at right tackle. Instead, it was outside the stadium alongside teammates, fans and members of other unions in a show of solidarity for striking CFL players and their wish the league return to the bargaining table.

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

The cooling off process continues for the CFL and CFL Players' Association. On Sunday night, the Montreal Alouettes announced all of their training camp practices were being suspended "until further notice." The Saskatchewan Roughriders followed suit Monday.

Hall of Famer Tony Gabriel knows what striking CFL players are going through

Tony Gabriel can sympathize with striking CFL players. The Hall of Fame tight end was involved in the league's first strike in 1974, which was staged during training camp but settled before the season began.

CFL teams cancel training camp workouts after contract talks break off

Three Canadian Football League teams formally cancelled the start of training camp workouts Sunday after the league and its players' union were unable to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

CFL, players' union talks on new agreement break off as current CBA set to expire

The CFL and CFL Players' Association broke off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement Saturday. The move comes after the two sides met for roughly 16 hours into the night Friday, then returned to the bargaining table Saturday morning.

CFL to table offer to players' union with current CBA set to expire: report

The CFL Players' Association will have a new offer from the CFL to consider when the two sides resume collective bargaining talks Wednesday.

CFL Players' Association says players won't report to training camp without fair deal

CFL Players' Association executive members Brian Ramsay and Solomon Elimimian emphasized Friday players won't report to training camp next week without a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement in place.
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Alouettes select former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards with 1st pick of CFL draft

Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards was the first player taken in the CFL draft Tuesday night. Richards, of Brampton, Ont., was selected by the Montreal Alouettes, who earlier in the day secured the first overall selection in a deal with the Edmonton Elks.

Canada's Deane Leonard, Jesse Luketa selected in 7th round of NFL draft

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Calgary native Deane Leonard in the seventh seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, No. 236 overall. Twenty picks later, the Arizona Cardinals took Penn State linebacker Jesse Luketa, an Ottawa native.

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