CFL

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly poses backstage at the CFL awards in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Reilly is expected to sign a new deal with the B.C. Lions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File photo
Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly poses backstage at the CFL awards in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Reilly is expected to sign a new deal with the B.C. Lions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File photo
Calgary Stampeders defensive line coach DeVone Claybrooks poses for a celebration photo after winning the 2014 CFL Grey Cup over Hamilton in Vancouver on November 30, 2014. DeVone Claybrooks has been named the new head coach of the B.C. Lions. The Lions made the long-expected move official in a news release Tuesday. The former Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator replaces Wally Buono, who retired at the end of the season following 46 years in the CFL. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

Calgary Stampeders defensive line coach DeVone Claybrooks poses for a celebration photo after winning the 2014 CFL Grey Cup over Hamilton in Vancouver on November 30, 2014. DeVone Claybrooks has been named the new head coach of the B.C. Lions. The Lions made the long-expected move official in a news release Tuesday. The former Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator replaces Wally Buono, who retired at the end of the season following 46 years in the CFL. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong
Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jamar Wall (29), defensive back Patrick Levels (3) and linebacker Eric Mezzalira (33) celebrate an interception against the Ottawa Redblacks during the second half of the 106th Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Sunday, November 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mitchell named MVP as Stampeders dump Redblacks 27-16 to win Grey Cup

Calgary captures CFL crown after dropping previous two title games

Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jamar Wall (29), defensive back Patrick Levels (3) and linebacker Eric Mezzalira (33) celebrate an interception against the Ottawa Redblacks during the second half of the 106th Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Sunday, November 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones, right, laughs with B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono during warm-up before CFL Football division semifinal game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, November 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ticats destroy Lions 48-8 in CFL East Division semifinal

Wally Buono’s last game as B.C. coach ends in disappointment

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones, right, laughs with B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono during warm-up before CFL Football division semifinal game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, November 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono stands on the sideline before a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders, his last regular season game as the team’s coach, in Vancouver, on Saturday November 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stampeders beat Lions 26-9 to spoil final home game for Buono

Legendary B.C. coach will retire after CFL playoffs

B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono stands on the sideline before a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders, his last regular season game as the team’s coach, in Vancouver, on Saturday November 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Zach Collaros looks downfield for a receiver during first half CFL action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Green Riders cruise past B.C. Lions 35-16

Leos will wrap up CFL regular season versus Calgary

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Zach Collaros looks downfield for a receiver during first half CFL action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
BC Lions coach Wally Buono, a South Surrey resident, speaks with the media after a practice earlier this month at the team’s training facility. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Tributes aside, retiring BC Lions’ coach focused on ‘winning the next game’

Wally Buono will end his CFL coaching career with at least one playoff game

BC Lions coach Wally Buono, a South Surrey resident, speaks with the media after a practice earlier this month at the team’s training facility. (Nick Greenizan photo)
B.C. Lions defensive back Anthony Orange (26) and BC Lions linebacker Bo Lokombo (20) stop Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Bryant Mitchell (80) during CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Lions defensive back Anthony Orange (26) and BC Lions linebacker Bo Lokombo (20) stop Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Bryant Mitchell (80) during CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
BC Lions’ Anthony Parker, returns a punt as he is chased by Calgary Stampeders players during CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sutton sparks B.C. Lions to 26-21 win over Calgary

Victory over Stampeders lifts B.C.’s record to 8-7

BC Lions’ Anthony Parker, returns a punt as he is chased by Calgary Stampeders players during CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Trumaine Washington (36) has words with BC Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala (46) during CFL football action in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Trumaine Washington (36) has words with BC Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala (46) during CFL football action in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
BC Lions quarter back Jonathon Jennings (10) gets set to throw during first half CFL Football game action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Masoli tosses 3 TDs as Ticats rout Lions 40-10

B.C. slips to 6-7 on CFL season

BC Lions quarter back Jonathon Jennings (10) gets set to throw during first half CFL Football game action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
B.C. Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings (10) lies on the ground after being sacked by Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Adrian Tracy during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday September 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

B.C. Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings (10) lies on the ground after being sacked by Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Adrian Tracy during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday September 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lions’ Ricky Collins Jr., (3) is tackled by Montreal Alouettes’ T.J. Heath during first half CFL football action in Montreal, Friday, September 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Lions thump Alouettes 32-14 for first road win of CFL season

B.C. picks up victory but loses QB Lulay to another injury

BC Lions’ Ricky Collins Jr., (3) is tackled by Montreal Alouettes’ T.J. Heath during first half CFL football action in Montreal, Friday, September 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
BC Lions defensive end Ivan McLennan (98) celebrates sacking Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris (7) with teammate BC Lions defensive end Odell Willis (11) during the first half of CFL football action in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Lions lose QB Lulay in 26-14 win over Redblacks

Veteran B.C. signal-caller removed after taking hard hit

BC Lions defensive end Ivan McLennan (98) celebrates sacking Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris (7) with teammate BC Lions defensive end Odell Willis (11) during the first half of CFL football action in Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Matt Elam, back, loses his helmet as he tackles B.C. Lions’ Chris Rainey (2) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver on Saturday August 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Matt Elam, back, loses his helmet as he tackles B.C. Lions’ Chris Rainey (2) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver on Saturday August 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lions running back Jeremiah Johnson (24) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in second quarter CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts, in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

BC Lions running back Jeremiah Johnson (24) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in second quarter CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts, in Toronto on Saturday, August 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
B.C. Lions’ Shawn Lemon (9), Jordan Herdman (53) and Davon Coleman (90) tackle Edmonton Eskimos’ C.J. Gable, front, during first half CFL football action in Vancouver on Thursday, August 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions rally for 31-23 comeback win over Eskimos

QB Lulay surpasses 20,000-yard mark for CFL career

B.C. Lions’ Shawn Lemon (9), Jordan Herdman (53) and Davon Coleman (90) tackle Edmonton Eskimos’ C.J. Gable, front, during first half CFL football action in Vancouver on Thursday, August 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lions’ Bryan Burnham, left, is upended by Calgary Stampeders’ Emanuel Davis, during first quarter CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Stampeders improve to 7-0 with 27-18 win over Lions

B.C. falls to 2-4 after loss in Calgary

BC Lions’ Bryan Burnham, left, is upended by Calgary Stampeders’ Emanuel Davis, during first quarter CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is hit by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive end Jason Neill (96) during first quarter CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, August 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Manziel tosses 4 interceptions in dismal CFL debut

QB struggles as Alouettes pounded 50-11 by Ticats

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is hit by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive end Jason Neill (96) during first quarter CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, August 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
B.C. Lions player Dyshawn Davis (36) tackles Edmonton Eskimos C.J. Gable (2) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
B.C. Lions player Dyshawn Davis (36) tackles Edmonton Eskimos C.J. Gable (2) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.