National Newswatch

Lewis Ward’s record field-goal streak comes to an end, Redblacks fall to Ticats

Aug 17 2019 — Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — No one can blame Rick Campbell for being frustrated with his football club.  The Ottawa Redblacks head coach couldn't hide his feelings following another loss, this one a 21-7 defeat against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday. Ottawa (3-6) is now 1-6 in its last seven after opening the year with back-to-back wins. "We're obviously having trouble scoring," said Campbell. […]

New-look Redblacks offence will be under the microscope

Jun 10 2019 — Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks face many questions as they head into their sixth season. After making a trip to the Grey Cup last season, where they lost 27-16 to the Calgary Stampeders, the Redblacks now have the daunting task of proving they can remain a contender after losing some of their veteran players to free […]

Ottawa Senators hire D.J. Smith as head coach

May 23 2019 — Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — There were more experienced candidates available, but the Ottawa Senators believe D.J. Smith is the best coach to lead the team. The former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach signed a three-year deal to become the 14th head coach in Senators history on Thursday.  "D.J. checked off all the boxes," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "We […]