NFL Network looks north to CFL
The NFL and Canadian Football League have agreed to a telecast deal that allows NFL Network to broadcast 14 regular-season CFL games, starting with Thursday's season opener between the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. The game is a rematch of last season's Grey Cup championship game.
The 14-game NFL Network broadcast schedule includes three games on Saturday nights in July. Because of the network's commitment to air every NFL exhibition game, CFL games will air on Friday nights from September through November.
-- Sam Farmer