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U Sports makes exception to football player eligibility rules

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, announced that it is making an exception to its age policy so that football players that are currently 24 years old do not lose their final year of eligibility due »

Arts & Entertainment, Society, Sports

Another sports team drops controversial name

CFL ‘Eskimos’ name discontinued After years of questioning about the name, and the current strong movement against stereotypical names, the Edmonton Eskimos name is no more. Although various Edmonton rugby teams have used the name since the late 19th century, »

Society

Manitoba government pledges $2.5 million to host 2020 CFL season

Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to host the Canadian Football League’s shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg, according to an announcement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Monday.  The bid to host the CFL is part of a larger, »

International, Society, Sports

The controversy of sports team names: Edmonton Eskimos

Team says name was chosen to honour Inuit The issue of potentially offensive names of North American sports teams, primarily those referencing aboriginal groups, has waxed and waned in the past many years. The concern has gained new strength recently »

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Edmonton Eskimos football team to accelerate review process of team name

The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimo’s are accelerating their ongoing review process for the team’s nickname, according to a statement the team tweeted on Wednesday. “We take this issue seriously as has been demonstrated by the three years we’ve spent »

Sports

Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

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Canadian Football League team drops players after homophobic comments

The Edmonton Eskimos, a team in the Canadian Football League (CFL), dropped one of their players over the weekend due to some homophobobic comments that were made on Twitter. Christion Jones, who used to be wide receiver on the Edmonton »

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A female Iranian freestyle footballer trains at a park in Tehran

Iranian freestyle footballer Hosna Mirhadi, 23, wears a protective face mask and gloves as she trains with a ball, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a park in Tehran, Iran, May 5, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS »

Health, Society

Canadian Football League postpones 2020 training camps 

The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the postponement of the 2020 training camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released today.  According to the CFL, training camps were originally scheduled to start on May 17.  “As of »

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Quebecers celebrate first Quebec native to become Super Bowl Champion

The province of Quebec had its own reason to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl last night. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first Quebecer born player to win the championship. The Chiefs came back from a deficit to »