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Winnipeg Blue Bombers lose linebackers to free agency

WINNIPEG — Free agent linebackers Khalil Bass and Tony Burnett have left the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for new teams.

Bass landed with the Ottawa RedBlacks after not receiving a new offer from the Bombers. 61 more words

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CFL Week set to launch in Regina

The CFL is breaking 17 years of tradition and moving its biggest off-season event, the national players’ combine, west to Saskatchewan.

The league will host the combine, part of the CFL Week event, from March 21-26 in Regina. 178 more words

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Behind the pom-poms: The life of a pro football cheerleader

Cheerleaders make for good stories. At once icons and relics, they’re adored by traditionalists and an easy target for feminists. One one hand, they’re seen as part and parcel of a larger culture that views football as a construct of conservatism and the good ol’ days. 1,063 more words

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Mike Beamish: Workout warrior Adam Bighill gets NFL edge from North Van trainer

He arrived at his first B.C. Lions training camp in 2011 with no expectations upon him, no reputation and, frankly, little or no chance to make it. 1,201 more words

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Brain of late B.C. Lions star Rick Klassen to be studied by concussion researchers

Former B.C. Lions defensive lineman Rick Klassen was no stranger to giving and taking hits.

During his stellar CFL career, Klassen, who passed away from cancer at age 57 earlier this month… 354 more words

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Kendrick Ings Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Storm announced that former wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings signed with the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers… 190 more words

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Former B.C. Lions standout Rick Klassen dies at 57 following battle with cancer

VANCOUVER – Defensive lineman Rick Klassen, who played 10 seasons in the CFL including nine with the B.C. Lions, has died at 57 following a battle with cancer. 206 more words

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