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CFL asking federal government for up to $150 million in financial assistance

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League is asking the federal government for up to $150 million in financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rourke looking ahead to CFL draft after being bypassed in NFL selection process

Rourke looking ahead to CFL draft after being bypassed in NFL selection process

The 2020 NFL draft is over but won't be easily forgotten by Canadian Nathan Rourke. The six-foot-two, 209-pound Ohio University quarterback was bypassed in the draft then unsigned as a priority free agent. So the 21-year-old native of Oakville, Ont.
Canadian UFC bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras returns to action in May

Canadian UFC bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras returns to action in May

TORONTO — Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras, who had been slated to fight on the postponed UFC 249 card, is returning to action May 13. The 31-year-old from Kelowna, B.C.
NRFL says it plans new pro rugby league, with big-spending plans to make it grow

NRFL says it plans new pro rugby league, with big-spending plans to make it grow

While other sports leagues wonder how to stay afloat or resume play during the global pandemic, the National Rugby Football League says it continues to plan its launch.
North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte

North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May unless health conditions deteriorate in the state, the governor of North Carolina said Tuesday. Gov.
Thierry Henry trusts his Impact players will be in shape when MLS returns

Thierry Henry trusts his Impact players will be in shape when MLS returns

Montreal Impact manager Thierry Henry is counting on his players to be ready when, or if, the 2020 Major League Soccer season returns.
Premier League set for points-based work permits post-Brexit

Premier League set for points-based work permits post-Brexit

MANCHESTER, England — All players from overseas seeking to join Premier League clubs are set to be subject to points-based criteria for work permits after Britain's departure from the European Union is complete.
Manitoba premier says sports 'back of the pack' as province plans reopening

Manitoba premier says sports 'back of the pack' as province plans reopening

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says big public events, including professional sports, will be on the back burner when the province announces plans to reopen sectors of its economy that were shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
French decision to halt sports until September adds to rugby league's uncertainty

French decision to halt sports until September adds to rugby league's uncertainty

The challenge of restarting England's rugby league season grew even more complicated Tuesday with news that the French government has banned all major sporting events until September.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

CALGARY — The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, a tournament featuring the world's top under-18 male hockey players, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-country tournament was scheduled for Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.