• The Canadian Press

    Winless Redblacks face daunting challenge in containing Lions' explosive offence

    OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have a major obstacle standing in their way as they chase their first win of the CFL season — Nathan Rourke and the powerful B.C. Lions offence. The Lions head into Thursday's game in Ottawa coming off an impressive 44-3 victory over Toronto last week in which Rourke set a CFL record for the most passing yards (436) thrown in a game by a Canadian quarterback. Through two games the Lions have scored a league-leading 103 points. Redblacks coach Paul LaPolice says his

  • The Canadian Press

    High-flying B.C. Lions look to stay undefeated against rested Ottawa Redblacks

    Nathan Rourke has grabbed the early headlines this CFL season — and not simply because he's a rare Canadian quarterback. The 24-year-old from Victoria, B.C., powered the B.C. Lions (2-0) to a pair of lopsided victories to start the campaign and, last week, set a league record in the process. Rourke threw for 436 yards and hit a new single-game record for passing yards by a Canadian QB as the Lions thumped the Toronto Argonauts 44-3. B.C. has scored 103 points this year, matching the most any CFL

  • 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