TORONTO – Life after the CFL will begin in early January for Mark Cohon.The league announced Thursday that Cohon will step down as commissioner Jan. 9 under a mutual agreement between Cohon and the leagues board of governors. Board chairman Jim Lawson will then assume the role of interim commissioner until Cohons replacement is found.Lawson also heads up the committee thats searching for Cohons successor. Cohons contract as commissioner is due to expire in April.Excellent candidates have come forward and while there is no firm deadline for naming the next commissioner, the process is going well, Lawson said in a statement. I look forward to working closely with CFL president Michael Copeland, the senior staff at the CFL league office and our clubs across the country to continue our efforts to accelerate the growth of our league and plan for the 2015 season.In August, Cohon announced he wouldnt seek a contract extension to remain on the job after his current deal ended. The 48-year-old Chicago native succeeded Tom Wright as CFL commissioner in 2007 and signed a three-year contract extension in 2012.Its unclear if the league bought out the remainder of Cohons contract or will continue to pay him through completion of the deal. Cohon wasnt available for comment Thursday.During his final state-of-the-league address during Grey Cup week in Vancouver, Cohon said he plans to take his time finding a new job.One of the reasons why I decided not to seek a new term was I wanted the next challenge, he told reporters. Im going to take my time, I really am going to take my time.Cohon will leave the CFL on stable ground. It still has four years remaining on its blockbuster television deal as well as the collective bargaining agreement with its players.In March 2013, Cohon helped negotiate a five-year deal with TSN reportedly worth $43 million a year that was more than 2 1/2 times the previous agreement. The result was increased league payments to its teams.But the television money made for a contentious, testy negotiation with the CFL Players Association last spring. The players voted to go on strike and threatened to walk off the job just prior to the season before agreeing to a five-year deal at the last minute, ensuring the 2014 campaign opened on time and clubs started sharing in the extra television revenue.The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Toronto Argonauts — the franchise continues looking for a new home with its Rogers Centre lease set to expire in 17 — and the leagues labour strife highlighted what was a challenging final season for Cohon.Injuries to proven offensive stars like quarterbacks Travis Lulay and Darian Durant, receivers Chad Owens and Any Fantuz as well as running backs Jon Cornish and C.J. Gable dramatically impacted the on-field product. 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Darryl Sittler Jersey.Y. – The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvists backup away from unrestricted free agency.Which are the most credible Liverpool transfer rumours right now? Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the latest transfer talk as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening. They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.Here are the current top three:1. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach) – 3.8 Borussia Monchengladbachs midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been linked with a move to Liverpool Several British newspapers have linked Germany U21 international Dahoud with a move to Anfield in the past and he moves back to the top of the Football Whispers list on Sunday.Dahoud is an energetic all-round midfield talent, combining a tireless work rate and incisive movement with a broad range of passing and tenacious ball-winning abilities.2. Lucas Moura (PSG) – 3.6 Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Moura is linked with a move to Liverpool After seeing his rating in the Football Whispers charts dip below 3.0 for the first time in five weeks, Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura remains a strong player in the top three, as a possible transfer continues to be discussed.The 23-year-old Brazilian scored an impressive 13 goals in 32 starts for the Ligue 1 champions in all competitions last season.3. Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) – 2.7 Jeremy Mathieu makes an appearance in the Football Whispers top three for Sunday A new feature in the Football Whispers top three for Sunday as defender Jeremy Mathieu fires to a 2.7 rating with rumours picking up pace that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.The France international has made 75 appearances for Barcelona since his move in the summer of 2014, but Jurgen Klopp is looking for reinforcements in his back line with Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez unavailable and Martin Skrtel moving to Fernabache. 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