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Johnny Manziel to the CFL? League says it would let former Heisman Trophy winner sign a contract for 2018

TORONTO — Johnny Manziel has clearance to resume his pro football career in Canada. The CFL announced Thursday it would approve a contract for Manziel should it be negotiated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold Manziel’s rights. In August, the former Heisman Trophy winner worked out for the Ticats, who passed on making him an…

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Is Kris Russell valuable or terrible? Long after Moneyball, skeptics and ‘nerds’ are still fighting about analytics

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kris Russell (left) skates against the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 21. Photograph by: Codie McLachlan The Major League Baseball draft that was the basis for the book Moneyball took place in 2002. The book itself was published the following year, and a year after that came the paperback edition, in which…

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