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  1. Former Su QB, Bernie Custis, Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Your News Now

    Bernie Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future Canadian Football League stars Warren Moon, Chuck Ealey and Damon Allen, has died. He was 88. Custis made pro football history on Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death.

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  2. Ticats trade OL Simmons to Als for DB DavisRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Oak Ridge Observer

    Hamilton Tiger Cats quarterback Henry Burris right gets some protection from teammate Brian Simmons left as he makes a pass during first quarter CFL action as the Tiger Cats take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Guelph Ont. Saturday The Alouettes, in search of an import offensive-lineman to protect veteran quarterback Darian Durant, may have finally found their man.

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  3. Bernie Custis, 1st pro black QB, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | SFGate

    ... first season in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union , one of the leagues that later formed the Canadian Football League . Mr. Custis moved to running back the following season and in 1953, helped Hamilton win the Grey Cup 12-6 over Winnipeg. ...

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  4. Custis, first black starting quarterback, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Reuters

    Bernie Custis, the first black starting quarterback in professional football, died on Thursday aged 88, the Canadian Football League said on Thursday. Custis made history in 1951 when he started a game for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, paving a path for other African American quarterbacks to follow such as Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who played in Canada before going on to star in the National Football League.

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  5. Manitoba Bisons football team recruits coveted defensive tackleRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Defensive tackle Cole Adamson has committed to the team for the upcoming season. The Winnipegger visited four other universities before unveiling his choice.

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  6. First black QB diesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Castanet.net

    All Bernie Custis wanted was the chance to be a pro quarterback, but to Damon Allen he will always be a football pioneer. Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future CFL stars like Allen, Warren Moon and Chuck Ealey, died Thursday.

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  7. On comeback trail, Vince Young applies to trademark 'Make Vince Great Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sporting News

    The former Texas Longhorns and NFL quarterback is trying to make a return to the NFL despite not playing in a game since 2011. Young, 33, submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday requesting to trademark the phrase, "Make Vince Great Again."

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  8. Veteran running back Whitaker taking patient approach in CFL free agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Penticton Herald

    Toronto Argonauts running back Brandon Whitaker, right, carries the ball forward against the Edmonton Eskimos during first half CFL football action in Toronto on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Doing everything right in 2016 hasn't had the desired effect for Brandon Whitaker.The Toronto Argonauts running back finished second in CFL rushing last season and was just one of two players to crack the 1,000-yard plateau.

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  9. Bernie Custis dies at 88: Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend made history as...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Canada.com

    Bernie Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future stars like Warren Moon, Chuck Ealey and Damon Allen, has died. He was 88. Custis made pro football history Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday.

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  10. Whitaker being patient in free agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | InsideHalton.com

    The Toronto Argonauts running back finished second in CFL rushing last season and was just one of two players to crack the 1,000-yard plateau. Despite being one of the team's few bright spots in a dismal 5-13 campaign, Whitaker was dealt a punch in the gut prior to the Feb. 14 start of free agency when the Argos informed him he was no longer wanted.

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  11. Vince Young wants to 'Make Vince Great Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    ... reatest performances in college football history. Steinberg and Young have had discussions with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders, but no deal has been reached.

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  12. Riders Chris Best hangs up the cleatsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Best has played for the Riders for 10 seasons and has suited up for 114 games. The Calgary native was selected by the Riders in the 1st round 4th overall in the 2005 draft.

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  13. Riders' Best retires after 10 CFL seasonsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    The veteran guard officially announced his retirement on Thursday, putting his 10 CFL seasons - all with the Saskatchewan Roughriders - behind him. The 33-year-old was a key member and a familiar face on the Riders' O-line ever since being drafted fourth overall by the team in 2005, although Best was forced to miss the entire 2016 season due to injury.

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  14. Ticats land defensive back Davis from Alouettes for offensive lineman SimmonsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The News

    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats acquired defensive back Ethan Davis from the Montreal Alouettes for offensive lineman Brian Simmons on Thursday. Davis, 24, started 10 of the 11 games he played last season as a CFL rookie.

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  15. Vince Young attempting to trademark 'Make Vince Great Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | YardBarker.com

    ... at best, to put it mildly. However, Steinberg has since stated his client may have a future in the Canadian Football League as he's recently " opened discussions " with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. As it stands, Young, who officially announced his ...

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  16. Als acquire Simmons in swap with TicatsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | CFL.ca

    The Montreal Alouettes have bolstered their offensive line, adding international offensive tackle Brian Simmons in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Simmons started all 11 games he played in for the Ticats in 2016 before being placed on the six-game injured list in Week 12. The 31-year-old is entering his seventh season in the CFL and is in position to start along the Alouettes' new-look offensive line.

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  17. Keeping Score: Calvillo one of CFL's bestRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Daily News

    Irrepressible." . . . Wake, of course, is the former B.C. Lions pass-rusher who twice was the CFL's defensive player of the year.

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  18. Four still standing in chase for BC berthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Burnaby Now

    Burnaby South senior boys basketball team continues its pursuit of a berth to the 4-A provincial tournament today , when they face Eric Hamber, 6:15 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval. They were one of four Burnaby-New West senior boys basketball teams still in contention at the start of the day.

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  19. Veteran CFL GM Jim Popp the leading candidate for Toronto Argonauts postRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Courier

    Popp was photographed Tuesday night sitting with Larry Tanenbaum during the Toronto Maple Leafs' 5-4 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Air Canada Centre. Tanenbaum is the chairman of Maple Leafs Sports And Entertainment, which owns the Leafs, but is also the Argos co-owner.

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  20. Calgary Hitmen encourage kids to "Be Brave" against bullyingRead the original story

    Wednesday | CKNW News Talk 980

    Over 8,000 school children from across the Calgary region attended a special Calgary Hitmen hockey game Wednesday morning. The focus of the event was to encourage children to "be brave" in the face of bullying, and featured special guests to help deliver the message.

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