Johnny Manziel could soon revive his professional football career in Canada.

The CFL on Thursday announced commissioner Randy Ambrosie will approve a contract for the free agent quarterback to play in 2018 if one can be negotiated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold Manziel’s rights.

Since last summer, the Canadian Football League has been engaged in a Wholesale NHL Jerseys thorough process to determine the eligibility of Johnny Manziel. This process has been conducted with the cooperation of Mr. Manziel and independent of the team which currently holds his CFL rights, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

It has included an ongoing assessment by an independent expert on the issue of violence against women, a review by legal counsel, and an in-person interview of Mr. Manziel conducted by the Commissioner. As well, Mr. Manziel has been required to meet a number of conditions set by the league.

As a result of this process, the Commissioner has now informed Mr. Manziel and the Tiger-Cats he is prepared to approve a contract for Mr. Manziel should one be negotiated.

A few hours later, thanks to Alabama’s 24-6 bludgeoning of Clemson, it had become a lot more than just a chant. It was a full-blown SEC celebration that will culminate in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game presented by AT&T (8 p.m. ET Jan. 8 on ESPN and ESPN App) with an all-SEC final in the city where the SEC plays its conference championship game every year (Atlanta).

They say the SEC doesn’t dominate any more, but I beg to differ, Alabama center Bradley Bozeman said.

Even SEC executive associate commissioner Mark Womack couldn’t resist NFL Jerseys Authentic as he strolled across the field amid the Alabama confetti falling from the top of the Superdome roof.

I’m trying to figure out how a one-team league has both of the teams playing for the national championship, Womack chortled.

Yep, the collective groan heard around the rest of the college football world late Monday was reminiscent of the one heard at the end of the 2011 season, when Alabama and LSU met in a rematch to decide the BCS National Championship. That game was also in the Big Easy, and it helped pave the way to the College Football Playoff.

Jacob Trouba knocks Mark Stone from game with shoulder hit to head

A hit to the head of Senators winger Mark Stone could cost Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba more than the controversial penalty he received in Sunday’s 3-2 Winnipeg win.

The play occurred at the 13:22 mark of the third period with Stone, who began the season recovering from a concussion, was caught in a vulnerable position attempting to make a pass after gaining the offensive zone. Trouba lowered his right shoulder, catching Stone upside the head.

Trouba was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head while Stone remained on the ice for several moments. On the Senators bench, an irate Guy Boucher argued for a five-minute major and game misconduct against Trouba to no avail. Stone did not return to the game.

I’m writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide to urge you never again to have live animals at Heinz Field, given the disturbing video footage showing penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium scrambling in terror after being paraded in front of a screaming crowd and in close proximity to ear-splitting fireworks.

It’s inherently stressful for wild animals who naturally shun contact with humans and are extremely sensitive to environmental changes to be hauled around, used as props, and exposed to noisy crowds, with or without explosives going off. Hockey fans come to see talented athletes compete, not shy animals terrorized.

Being held in captivity is stressful enough to make penguins susceptible to illness, and putting them in a crowded, noisy stadium only makes matters worse.

The Pittsburgh Zoo, which supplied the penguins, issued a response, saying, in NFL Jerseys Authentic part, the safety of the animals is “top priority” while making it clear Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids the live penguins were the NHL’s idea, not the Pittsburgh franchise’s.

That allows Jordan Matthews to return to the slot role for which he’s suited

That was the issue with Jackson. Any potential for a turnaround of this franchise — in the long or short term — hinged on imaginary scenarios, not real plans. When Jackson brought in Noah and Derrick Rose last offseason, it was obvious to most observers that he’d set the team up for more abject failure, and only the most wishful of thinkers projected a Rose-Noah Knicks resurgence.

This offseason was heading in the same direction. Jackson was flailing and could not articulate where the Knicks were headed next. Dolan got wise. And the franchise without a plan moves on.

Now this is a story all about how the Eagles’ receiving corps got flipped upside down with Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery as the new princes in town. While Smith is back in a more comfortable role as a speedy deep threat who can burn No. 2 corners one-on-one, Jeffery steps into more of an upside No. 1 role than he had during his NFL Jerseys Authentic time with Jay Cutler in Chicago. They are perfect for Wentz to let loose downfield this season.

That allows Jordan Matthews to return to the slot role for which he’s suited, and Nelson Agholor into a pure spread-the-field option, because he’s proved he can’t handle much else. The Eagles can also go ahead and blow up their experiment with Dorial Green-Beckham, too. There’s more expandability for veterans here, as the team drafted both Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson late.

This is a ridiculous 180 from the rags the Eagles have had at Cheap Liverpool Jerseys the position since DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. There’s no reason to rein in Wentz now.