Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

O’Leary: Boisterous back endeared himself to teammates from day one

19 hours ago | Chris O'Leary
An energetic runner with a musical career on hold, Stampeders RB Don Jackson’s fiery personality has sparked the Calgary Stampeders backfield.

O’Leary: Long-standing friends turn foes with Grey Cup berth on the line

November 17, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
Matt Nichols and Bo Levi Mitchell have been friends for over a decade and their career paths have led them to a Western Final where they will faceoff for a chance to get to a Grey Cup Sunday in ...

‘A Walking Miracle’: Claybrooks opens up about brush with death

November 17, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
The doctors called him a walking miracle. DeVone Claybrooks recalls his life-and-death situation, and why he’s thankful to be alive.’s Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: Bryan Bennett a quarterback of all trades

November 15, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Bryan Bennett is making a name for himself on special teams.’s senior writer Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: Riders’ off-season plans likely at expense of defence

November 13, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
With their off-season underway following a disappointing loss in the Western Semi-Final,’s Chris O’Leary raises the question of just how different the Roughriders will look in 2019?

O’Leary: Bombers’ first playoff win since 2011 a necessary step

November 12, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
After six seasons without a playoff win, the Bombers passed a difficult hurdle with Sunday’s win in Regina. Chris O’Leary writes on what it means for this group.

O’Leary: Bombers electrified by loyalty from head coach O’Shea

November 10, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are feeling the loyalty from their head coach Mike O’Shea.’s Senior Writer Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: Chris Jones a master at the game within the game

November 10, 2018 | Chris O'Leary’s Senior Writer Chris O’Leary explains how Roughriders head coach Chris Jones is a master at the games within the game.

O’Leary: Riders defence to bring ‘fireworks’ to Western Semi

November 9, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
Riders defensive back Ed Gainey described his team’s defence as ‘fireworks.’’s senior writer Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: Bombers welcoming cold weather, hostile environment

November 7, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
With the CFL’s top-scoring offence and the gift of relative health, are the stars lining up for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? Chris O’Leary writes.