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Canadian Bills fans revel in team's success despite agony of being parked at home

Three Canadian season-ticket holders of the Buffalo Bills are reveling in the team's success this year. But they're unable to attend games in Western New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed the border to non-essential travel.

COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed life of Montreal Alouettes star and his family

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Henoc Muamba's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Tweneboah, died in June after contracting the novel coronavirus. She was 66.

Canadian NFLer Duvernay-Tardif plans to resume career with Kansas City

He opted out of the current NFL campaign to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, but Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he plans to resume his pro football career this fall.

Woodbine CEO questions Ontario's decision to allow NHL games amidst lockdown

With Ontario still in lockdown and COVID-19 cases at a record high, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson is wondering why the provincial government signed off on NHL games being played at a time when many other sports aren't allowed to operate.

Canadian long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur set to play in record 251st career NFL game

L.P. Ladouceur is hardly a household name despite having been a fixture with the Dallas Cowboys since 2005, and he's good with that.

Veteran long-snapper Ladouceur closes in on Canadian NFL record for games played

It's shaping up to be a season to forget for the Dallas Cowboys but veteran Canadian long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur is closing in a historic mark.

Stalwarts Mitchell, Bowman, Elimimian among players named to CFL all-decade squad

The COVID-19 pandemic has done something few CFL defences have since 2014 — ground Bo Levi Mitchell. The Calgary Stampeders star was named the quarterback of the CFL's all-decade team (2010-19) on Thursday.

CFL championship coaching trio reunites briefly at Grey Cup Unite

Scott Milanovich, Mike O'Shea and Orlondo Steinauer opened the Grey Cup Unite coaches availability Wednesday. The CFL is staging many of its annual championship week events virtually after cancelling its plans for an abbreviated 2020 season in August because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFL commissioner says league is exploring all options to hold 2021 season

​​​​​​​CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the league is examining all of its options to stage a 2021 season, including playing games before no fans or limited spectators.

Belichick captures Breeders' Stakes to deny 1-eyed Mighty Heart the Canadian Triple Crown

Belichick captured the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes on Saturday to deny stablemate Mighty Heart's Triple Crown quest.

Canadian receiver Jana removed name from jersey to honour enslaved labourers

Canadian receiver Terrell Jana's last name doesn't appear on the back of his Virginia Cavaliers football jersey. The senior from Vancouver made that decision after visiting the memorial to enslaved labourers at the University of Virginia. There, Jana noticed those listed had no last names.

Elements could prove challenging in Mighty Heart's bid to capture Triple Crown

On Saturday, the Josie Carroll-trained Mighty Heart will run in the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack looking to become the first thoroughbred in 17 years to win the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.

Canadian rookie Chase Claypool captivating NFL audiences with playmaking ability

It's been an impressive start to an NFL career for Canadian Chase Claypool. On Sunday, the 22-year-old native of Abbotsford, B.C., had an 84-yard TD grab — the longest touchdown from scrimmage in NFL history by a Canadian-born player — in Pittsburgh's 26-21 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Mighty Heart, 1-eyed longshot, captures $1-million Queen's Plate

Mighty Heart easily captured the 161st running of the $1-million Queen's Plate on Saturday.

Canadian rookie Chase Claypool has made an impression on Steelers' Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster can see Canadian rookie receiver Chase Claypool having a big year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh selected the six-foot-four, 238-pound Claypool, a native of Abbotsford, B.C. in the second round, No. 49 overall, in this year's NFL draft.