• The Canadian Press

    Lions' Canadian QB Rourke named CFL top performer for second time in three weeks

    TORONTO — B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke has been named the CFL's top performer of the week for the second time this season. The Victoria-born pivot headlined the league's top performers for Week 3 after throwing for 436 yards — a CFL single-game record for passing yards by a Canadian quarterback — and four touchdowns in the Lions' 44-3 thrashing of visiting Toronto on Saturday. Rourke was also the top performer in Week 1 after throwing three touchdowns and rushing for two more in a 59-15

  • The Canadian Press

    Ticats acquire veteran offensive lineman Colin Kelly from Elks

    HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have acquired American offensive lineman Colin Kelly from the Edmonton Elks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2023 CFL draft. Kelly, 32, has played 76 games over seven CFL seasons with Ottawa (2014-15) and Edmonton (2017-22). He started at right tackle for the Redbacks in their 26-20 loss to Edmonton in the 2015 Grey Cup. The six-foot-five, 298-pound native of Longview, Wash., also spent time in the NFL with Kansas City (2013-14) and San Francisco (20

  • The Canadian Press

    Atlanta defender Brooks Lennon out 6-8 weeks after injuring his knee at BMO Field

    Atlanta United defender Brooks Lennon, who had to be carried off after suffering an injury in warmup prior to Saturday's 2-1 loss in Toronto, will be out six to eight weeks due to a medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee. Atlanta blamed the injury on the Toronto stadium, saying Lennon sustained the injury "when he slipped on a hard rubber surface that surrounds both touchlines at BMO Field." BMO Field is home to both Toronto FC and the CFL Argonauts. And while the stadium's playing s

  • The Canadian Press

    Lions QB Rourke throws record-setting 436 yards, B.C. dominates Toronto Argos 44-3

    VANCOUVER — Even after setting a CFL record, B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke saw room for improvement. The 24-year-old native of Victoria, B.C., threw for 436 yards on Saturday, powering the Lions to a dominant 44-3 victory over the Toronto Argonauts. It was the most passing yards a Canadian quarterback has ever put up in a CFL game, eclipsing the 427-yard mark set by Gerry Dattilio in 1981. "I'm just a distributor of the football out there. Those guys are getting in the right positions and