Toronto’s Playoff Push

Sitting just two points behind the East Division leaders Hamilton Tiger-Cats, quarterback Ricky Ray, below, and his Toronto Argonauts took to their practice field in Downsview Wednesday to prepare for their Friday night game against Hamilton at Rogers Centre.
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This will be the second of three head-to-head matches to determine the top team among the two QEW rivals and will go a long way to determine which team can take control of their division as playoffs loom large on the horizon.
Curtis Steele, below, runs through some ball carrying drills.
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Hamilton has an edge in wins against Toronto this year taking the annual Labour Day Classic game in Hamilton, and christening the team’s new Tim Hortons Field with a 13-12 win.
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Special teams coordinator Jim Daley barks instructions and directions at players during the practice Wednesday, below.
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Linebacker Jonathan Hood, a St. Francis Xavier and University of Western Ontario product, sports his dreadlocks out the back of his helmet.
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Fullback Brendan Gillanders runs through blocking pads held up by running back Steve Slaton, below.
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And Chad Owens makes a decent grab across the middle during offense drills, below.
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Also on the field but carrying a bit of different equipment from the players was Toronto Sun photographer Stan Behal, below.
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Behal has been a staff photographer for the Toronto tabloid since 1983, and has won National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo Award Foundation awards for his photography.
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