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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SINOPOLI WINS SYL APPS AWARD

TORONTO - Ottawa Redblacks receiver Brad Sinopoli earned another individual honour Monday.

The native of Peterborough, Ont., was named the winner of the 2015 Syl Apps athlete of the year award by the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

Sinopoli receiver nearly 30 per cent of ballots in an online public vote. The award finalists were soccer player Kadeisha Buchanan, sprinter Andre De Grasse, golfer Brooke Henderson, basketball players Kia Nurse and Andrew Wiggins, baseball star Joey Votto and decathlete Damian Warner.

"I'm just honoured to be considered among these other incredibly talented athletes,'' Sinopoli, the 2010 Hec Crighton Trophy winner while a quarterback at the University of Ottawa, said in a statement. "I'm grateful that we have such great and passionate fans - not only Redblacks fans but throughout the CFL as a whole.

"I'm happy to be a part of this league with them and I'm thankful they were in my corner for this honour.''

Sinopoli was the CFL's top Canadian last year after registering 86 catches for 1,035 yards and three TDs. He helped Ottawa advance to the Grey Cup against the Edmonton Eskimos.

(The Canadian Press)

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