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The Canadian Football League is down to a shortlist of candidates for its commissioner position, with sources telling TSN a former Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment executive is among the finalists. Cheap Nike Air Jordan 11 All Blue . Tom Anselmi, the former MLSE president and chief operating officer, is still in the running for the CFLs top job, three people familiar with the matter told TSN. Its unclear who the other finalists are. Anselmi is well respected in the sports industry as a down-to-earth hard worker (he worked his way through college by driving a taxi). Anselmi worked for MLSE for 17 years after helping to manage the construction of SkyDome in downtown Toronto. He pursued the MLSE chief executive position when Richard Peddie retired, but was passed over for Tim Leiweke. Anselmi was also recently interviewed for the top position at Hockey Canada, which ultimately was awarded to Tom Renney. Several people familiar with the matter told TSN the CFL has been surprised and impressed by the high pedigree of applicants for the commissioner position, which is expected to pay between $750,000 and $1 million a year. The league has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to help oversee its recruitment of a commissioner. Whoever is hired will succeed former commissioner Mark Cohon, who was hired in 2007, and will inherit a league that is on mostly steady ground. CFL executives and those close to the league say the CFL has three main issues that need to be addressed: the situation in Toronto, where the Argonauts - with seemingly little leverage - will have to find a home when the Blue Jays install a natural grass field in three years; boosting on-field scoring (teams averaged 21 points per game this year, down from 26.2 points a year ago, according to Yahoo Sports); and helping to steer the leagues decisions regarding expansion. There are no franchises east of Montreal in the nine-team league. Quebec City and Halifax are both speculated to be potential new markets for the CFL. While local business leaders in Halifax covet a team, its unclear whether they will be able to lobby government to provide public funding for a stadium. Two years ago, Halifax city council approved $20 million for a new stadium, but the effort fizzled after the provincial government denied financial support, The Halifax Chronicle Herald reported. Jim Lawson, the chairman of the CFL board of governors, has stated on the record that we have excellent candidates and the search for the next commissioner is going well, CFL spokesman Jamie Dykstra wrote in an emailed statement. Out of respect for the process, the selection committee has agreed to not comment on who those candidates may or may not be. Cheap Nike Air Jordan 11 All Black . Its a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend. Cheap Jordan 11 Mens . Ashton scored a hat trick -- giving him 13 goals in 16 AHL games this season -- to power the Toronto Marlies to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Lake Erie Monsters in AHL action on Sunday. . LOUIS -- To stay a step ahead of goaltenders, T.SEATTLE -- Chad Marshall headed in a corner kick from Marco Pappa in the 84th minute Saturday night as the Seattle Sounders completed a comeback from a first-half own goal to beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1. The Sounders (6-2-1) won their MLS-leading fourth straight game, extended their unbeaten streak to five and took the overall league lead with 19 points. "I think Ill be thinking about that goal tonight," said Marshall, whose tally was his first since Sept. 14, 2013, while still with the Columbus Crew before he came to Seattle in an off-season trade. "Ive been close a couple times this year, so it was nice to get one, especially at home. And for it to be a game-winner was pretty sweet." During their five-game unbeaten streak, the Sounders have come from behind in four of them to get the result. "We said at the beginning of the season that we wanted to be a team that fought to the very end of games, and were doing that," coach Sigi Schmid said. "Coming back, we made it a little bit hard for ourselves. We had some good chances in the first half. . We didnt put those chances away." Philadelphia (1-4-5) saw its winless streak extended to eight games (0-4-4), tying a club record that was first set in 2011 and matched in 2012. Pappas corner kick from the right side floated into the penalty area just outside the 6-yard box. Marshall ran and headed it high into the net over goalkeeper Zac MacMath for his first of the year. Marshall was also on top of his game at the other end of the field, blocking several Philadelphia attempts and clearing away two that were dangerously close to the Seattle net. "Im a big guy, and Im just trying to get in their way," said the 6-foot-4 Marsshall, who has played all 810 minutes this season. Cheap Air Jordan 11 China. "I think I have a nice Adidas tattoo on my back from one of (the blocked shots)." The Union took the lead late in the 13th minute when a long free kick into the penalty area went into the Seattle net off of Brad Evans head. The own goal was the result of a free kick by the Unions Cristian Maidana about 40 yards upfield and slightly toward the right side. He drove it into the box, where teammate Maurice Edu and Seattles Evans both went up for it. The ball flew into the right side of the net and originally was credited to Edu, but was changed moments later to an own goal off of Evans. Obafemi Martins tied it for Seattle in the 61st minute, his fourth goal of the season. The Sounders created multiple opportunities to tie it before halftime, none better than Osvaldo Alonsos penalty kick early in the 40th minute after Philadelphias Amobi Okugo was called for a hand ball in the box. Alonso went toward the right post, but MacMath dived to his left and blocked it. Evans started the play that led to the tying goal when he headed a short ball into the penalty area. Martins caught up with it at the penalty spot, took it to the top of the 6-yard box and shot into a wide-open right side of the net for his fourth of the season. "Its a difficult one to take because we came in and played well in the first half and we got up a goal," Union coach John Hackworth said. "Even in the second half, we had some chances to get a second one, and we didnt put those away. They came back to get back in the game, and Chad Marshall makes a great play on a corner kick - I dont know what to say. 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