OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against a former Canadian Football League player after a key witness failed to appear for a preliminary hearing.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Duke Williams doesn't blink an eye when reminded he's participating in the Buffalo Bills' rookie camp three days short of his 27th birthday.
TORONTO (AP) — Ricky Ray has retired, ending his Canadian Football League career after 16 seasons and a record four Grey Cup titles as a starting quarterback.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he remains confident in his ability to play football "at any level" as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner attempts another comeback, this time with the...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One-time NFL and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman will be the coach and general manager of the XFL's Tampa Bay franchise.
NAL begins 3rd season April 13 with 6 teams
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Arena League will begin its third season of play on April 13 with six teams, including newcomers in New York and Orlando.
Alliance in holding pattern on Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel could wind up as part of the Alliance of American Football. Or he could not.
The new league is in a holding pattern regarding the quarterback who had his contract terminated...
Former Montana State QB Travis Lulay retires from CFL
SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — Travis Lulay, the former Montana State quarterback who led the B.C. Lions to the 2011 Grey Cup title, has retired.
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and...
Johnny Manziel released, barred from other CFL teams
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel's time in the Canadian Football League is over.
The CFL terminated the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's contract with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday. The...
Saskatchewan Roughriders hire Craig Dickenson as head coach
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Craig Dickenson joined younger brother Dave as a Canadian Football League head coach Friday, taking over the top spot with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 47-year-old Dickenson was promoted from special teams coordinator to replace Chris Jones, who resigned as head coach/GM/defensive coordinator and vice president of football operations Jan. 15 to join the NFL's Cleveland Browns as an assistant.
Cardinals sign receiver Bryant Mitchell to future contract
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals signed former CFL wide receiver Bryant Mitchell to a future contract Thursday.
Mitchell had 60 receptions for 867 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games last season for the Edmonton Eskimos. In 19 career games in three seasons with the Eskimos, the former Northwestern State player had 97 catches for 1,418 yards and six touchdowns.
Buffalo Bills sign CFL-leading receiver Duke Williams
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed D'haquille "Duke" Williams to a reserve-future contract after he led the Canadian Football League with 1,579 yards receiving.
The 25-year-old Williams spent the past two seasons with Edmonton before being released by the Eskimos last week to pursue his NFL opportunities. He also had 88 catches and finished tied for the CFL lead with 11 touchdowns last season.
Overall, he had 135 catches for 2,294 yards and 15 TDs in 31 career CFL games.
Jerry Glanville stepping down as Tiger-Cats’ assistant
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Jerry Glanville has resigned as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' defensive coordinator because of personal reasons.
The Ticats announced Friday that the 77-year-old Glanville would not return for a second season with the Canadian Football League team.
Calgary Stampeders win Grey Cup, beating Ottawa 27-16
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Terry Williams and Bo Levi Mitchell helped the Calgary Stampeders end their Grey Cup misery.
Williams had a Grey Cup-record 97-yard punt return for a touchdown and Calgary beat the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 on Sunday night after falling short the previous two years in the Canadian Football League title game.
Calgary lost 39-33 in overtime to Ottawa in 2016, and dropping a 27-24 decision to Toronto last year. The Stampeders won their eighth title and first since 2014.
Stamps’ Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL's outstanding player award Thursday night.
The former Eastern Washington and SMU star from Katy, Texas, also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks.
Mitchell had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes in leading Calgary to the league's best regular-season record (13-5). He threw for 5,124 yards.
Ticats’ Jerry Glanville “loving everything about” CFL
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — More than 50 years after taking his first football coaching gig, Jerry Glanville sees the light at the end of the tunnel like only he can.
Glanville is completing his first season as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' defensive coordinator after serving as a guest coach in 2017. The Ticats face the Ottawa Redblacks in the East Division final Sunday after beating the B.C. Lions 48-8 in the conference semifinal.
Toronto fires head coach Marc Trestman after 4-14 season
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Argonauts fired head coach Marc Trestman on Saturday, one day after capping a league-worst 4-14 season with a 24-9 loss to Ottawa.
Bill Manning, president of the Canadian Football League team, said a search for a new coach would begin immediately.
Trestman was 15-23 in his two seasons with the Argonauts, who won the Grey Cup last year. This season went awry early when veteran quarterback Ricky Ray sustained a season-ending neck injury during a Week 2 loss to Calgary.
Manziel gets first CFL win in Alouettes’ victory over Argos
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel has his first Canadian Football League victory.
The Heisman Trophy winner threw a touchdown pass to help the Montreal Alouettes beat the Toronto Argonauts 40-10 on Sunday.
Manziel had lost his six previous games with Montreal.
Former South Dakota quarterback adjusts to Canadian league
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Local interest in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pretty much begins and ends with former South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler, whose exploits in the CFL have proven to be far more compelling than whether his team wins or loses.
During a recent bye-week visit to the DakotaDome, where Streveler helped usher in the Bob Nielson era with a bang over two seasons, he got a chance to get in several workouts and catch up with his former coaches and teammates.
Johnny Manziel throws first 2 CFL TD passes, Alouettes fall
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel threw the first two touchdown passes of his Canadian Football League career Sunday in the Montreal Alouettes' 34-29 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"If we would have come out here and gotten a win, and there were zero touchdown passes on the board, I would be sitting here happier than I am right now," Manziel said. "But I got the monkey off my back."
Manziel completed 9 of 16 passes for 138 yards and ran for 45 yards. He was sacked five times.
John Manziel set to start for Montreal at Winnipeg
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will start for the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night at Winnipeg.
The 25-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in his second start for the Als, a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 11. He returned to practice last week after battling the flu and made headlines when he wondered publicly if Montreal (3-9) had lost faith in him, and added that he was healthy enough to play the previous two weeks.
Manziel back at practice, wonders why he isn’t playing
MONTREAL (AP) — A healthy Johnny Manziel is wondering why he's isn't starting for the Montreal Alouettes.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback returned to practice Thursday and asked out loud if the club had lost faith in him.
The 25-year-old said he had been healthy and available to play for the previous two weeks, fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in his second start for the Als — a 24-17 loss to Ottawa on Aug. 11.
Johnny Manziel out of concussion protocol
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is out of the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol and is expected to back up Antonio Pipkin in the Montreal Alouettes' game Friday night at Ottawa.
Manziel was cleared to come off concussion protocol Tuesday. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has missed two games after taking a hard hit at the goal line in his second game with Montreal following a trade with Hamilton.
Johnny Manziel remains sidelined because of concussion
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel missed another practice Wednesday and will almost certainly miss his second game in a row for the Montreal Alouettes because of a concussion.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was placed in concussion protocol last week, days after being hit hard at the goal line Aug. 11 in a loss at Ottawa. Montreal (1-8) has a walkthrough Thursday before hosting the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night.
Antonio Pipkin took first-team reps Wednesday and is expected to start.
Johnny Manziel says he had ‘delayed onset concussion’
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel described his condition as a "delayed onset concussion" and said he had headaches.
The Montreal quarterback spoke on a podcast Thursday, five days after taking a big hit and fumbling at the goal line in the Alouettes' 24-17 loss at Ottawa.
Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday.
The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game, but missed practices Tuesday and Wednesday as the team prepares to play at Edmonton on Saturday night.
Johnny Manziel better, but Alouettes stumble at end
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel eliminated the interceptions but couldn't generate enough offense for the Montreal Alouettes in a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night.
After throwing four first-half interceptions last week in his Montreal debut, Manziel was 16 of 26 for 168 yards without an interception. He also ran three times for 36 yards, with his fumble at the goal line recovered for a third-quarter touchdown by center Kristian Matte.
Johnny Manziel throws 4 interceptions in CFL debut
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Interception?
Johnny Manziel threw an interception — and made a tackle — on his second play in the Canadian Football League. It didn't get much better after that, with four of his six first-half series ending in interceptions.
Johnny Football set for first CFL start
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Football finally gets to play football again.
Johnny Manziel will make his first Canadian Football League start Friday night when the Montreal Alouettes face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner turned NFL bust began his comeback with. He last saw regular-season action with the NFL's Cleveland Browns in a 17-13 loss to Kansas City on Dec. 27, 2015.
Manziel to make CFL debut against Hamilton Tiger-Cats
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team on Friday night.
The Montreal Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July 22 in a five-player deal that also included two first-round draft picks.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed Mark Chapman, a rookie wide receiver from Central Michigan University who was the top overall selection in the 2018 Canadian Football League draft.
Chapman didn't sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and now is taking a longshot at playing in the NFL, an opportunity that arose after two receivers failed to report to training camp this week.
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes.
Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams' backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night, four days after the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was acquired from Hamilton.
Johnny Manziel traded from Hamilton to Montreal
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M.
The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster trade Sunday.
"I look forward to reuniting with Johnny again and working with him," first-year Montreal coach Mike Sherman, the former Green Bay coach and GM who lured Manziel to College Station, told the Montreal Gazette.
When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams.
Makes sense, too, because a brand new league needs as many hooks to attract fans as it can find. The Alliance is going with a geographic allocation system that takes advantage of where players attended college, or where they performed in the NFL.
Manziel watches as Masoli stars for Tiger-Cats
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel watched from the sideline again as Jeremiah Masoli starred in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' 31-17 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night.
Masoli completed 31 of 41 passes for 369 yards and a touchdown to help the Tiger-Cats improve to 2-1. The former Ole Miss quarterback has passed for more than 300 yards in eight consecutive games.
CFL defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — B.C. defensive back Marcell Young levelled a streaking fan with a shoulder hit in the Lions' Canadian Football opener Saturday night against the Montreal Alouettes.
The fan, wearing an orange Lions jersey and boxer briefs, made his way onto the field during a stoppage in play in the first quarter of BC's 22-10 victory. Young hit the fan near the 45-yard line as he was running across the field and waving his arms to the crowd.
Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton's regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats' 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night.
Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M was 21 of 32 for 168 yards and a touchdown in two exhibition games.
Johnny Manziel set for Tiger-Cats’ CFL opener
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel is behind Jeremiah Masoli on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' depth chart — and has his back, too.
"We're all behind Jeremiah, starting tomorrow," Manziel said Friday, a day before Hamilton's regular-season opener against the Calgary Stampeders. "More than anything, I want a win for this team. It's more than me. It's more than just one individual. It's a team effort and it takes everybody we have on this roster to go out and win games."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — At the training facility, Kacy Rodgers is the New York Jets' defensive coordinator.
Everywhere else, he's Dad to Kacy Rodgers II, a versatile defensive back competing to make the team.
The two are enjoying the unique chance to work together in the NFL as father-son and coach-player.
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was 12 of 20 for 88 yards and a touchdown and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel was content with his first time in a game in more than two years.
Manziel was 9-of-12 passing for 80 yards in his CFL debut as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost 36-18 to the Toronto Argonauts in an exhibition game Friday night.
"I felt like I was able to get in there and handle the situation well, get some completions and get the guys some balls," Manziel said. "I really wasn't nervous going into it, I was just kind of going out and letting the ball rip.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an observer.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner watched a lot of the session Sunday, a day after signing with the Canadian Football league club. Manziel threw while working with the five other quarterbacks and did short tosses to receivers, but knelt off to the side or stood with quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison during 1-on-1 pass drills and 7-on-7 sessions at Ron Joyce Stadium.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Football is huddling up again for a long-awaited comeback — in Canada.
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Saturday, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns.
"I don't want to wait around anymore," Manziel said during a news conference at Tim Hortons Field, where he will play his home games this season.
Syracuse QB Zack Mahoney signs with CFL team
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse quarterback Zack Mahoney has signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
The Blue Bombers announced the move on Friday.
A walk-on from the College of DuPage in Illinois, Mahoney played three years for the Orange and earned a scholarship prior to the start of the 2016 season. He served as the backup to starter Eric Dungey the past two seasons.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — University of South Dakota all-American quarterback Chris Streveler has signed a free-agent contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
Streveler is from Crystal Lake, Illinois. He was a two-year starter for the Coyotes after transferring from the University of Minnesota.
He set 20 program records at USD. Last season he was runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, given each year to the FCS offensive player of the year.
NFL Draft analyst Benjamin Allbright talks Josh Allen, Denver Broncos and Brett Smith
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CFL player Ray Finch facing Oklahoma assault charge
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma football player who now plays in the Canadian Football League has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an Oklahoma police officer.
Oklahoma County Jail records indicate 26-year-old Roy Finch was arrested on Sunday for assault on a police officer, possession of marijuana and other charges. Records indicate Finch remained jailed Monday but don't indicate if he's represented by an attorney.