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    Bombers stay perfect with 24-10 win over Elks

    EDMONTON — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers put forth an imperfect effort against the Edmonton Elks, getting dominated in nearly every aspect of the game except for where it counts. Indeed, the Bombers were outmatched in several areas — number of plays (69-39), first downs (23-12), and time of possession (37:14 to 22:46), to name a few — but found a way to win on the scoreboard, earning a 24-10 victory over the Elks Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium. The Bombers remain perfect on the season, improving to 7-0 on the year, maintaining their place in top spot in the West Division. “We did enough to win,” Bombers head coach Mike…

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    Lawler claims leaving Blue Bombers a organization conclusion

    EDMONTON — Kenny Lawler thoroughly loved being a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It’s exactly where he matured as a pro soccer participant and, when in Winnipeg for elements of a few seasons, he gained two Grey Cups and led the CFL in getting yards his closing 12 months. In excess of the winter, as the Bombers had been putting collectively the roster for a possibility at a unusual three-peat, Lawler didn’t get the love he felt he deserved. When Winnipeg refused to pay out top rated dollar for his services, it only designed feeling to start out looking elsewhere for a new soccer property. “I felt like the…

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    Residence is not exactly where Jets’ coronary heart is

    View Winnipeg Jets common supervisor Kevin Cheveldayoff was requested at the NHL Draft irrespective of whether or not he had his eyes on a Manitoba-born prospect, and he delivered a instead telling reply. “We have never seriously looked at the region or the logistics of where by a player is from,” he instructed a couple of us scribes in Montreal before this thirty day period The problem is, ought to they? Specifically when it comes to skaters born and lifted in this article in the Great White North, which has been all but ignored in current years by the group. Take into consideration this: In the initial a few drafts…

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    When the heading receives hard, test, attempt once again

    BIRDS HILL PARK — The pandemic has been difficult on athletes in most amateur athletics. Teaching has been restricted and competitions have been tougher to come across. For some, these as Winnipegger Anja Krueger, a competitive swimmer considering the fact that she was 10, the tighter limitations placed on her activity helped lead her back to an previous favourite. The 19-12 months-old who attends University of British Columbia however considers the pool a priority but the entice of triathlon has grow to be irresistible. “I feel of it nearly as a tiny little bit of a changeup,” explained Krueger, in a the latest job interview with the Cost-free Press. “During…

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    It seems selected Dubois wishes to bail on Jets

    Belief It is starting up to seem unavoidable that the Winnipeg Jets and restricted totally free agent Pierre-Luc Dubois are heading for a divorce. Now the dilemma is how promptly the union finishes — and how messy the break up could be. Any hopes of a lengthy-expression partnership were being pretty significantly snuffed out the other day when Dubois’ agent, Pat Brisson, made it distinct his Quebec-born customer desires to see other groups as before long as he breaks free of his current ball-and-chain. Specially, his beloved Montreal Canadiens. It was an arrow fired proper at the coronary heart of his present suitor, just one that seems to have some…

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    Bombers’ receiver would make dynamic debut with pair of touchdowns

    If you didn’t know who Carlton Agudosi was in advance of Friday evening, you unquestionably do now. You couldn’t miss him as the 6-6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver is taller than each solitary player on the Calgary Stampeders roster. But under no circumstances head his height. It was his stellar enjoy in his CFL debut that created him stand out in the Bombers’ 26-19 victory over the browsing Stamps. The 28-12 months-outdated Agudosi bought the start off in location of Brendan O’Leary-Orange who was put on the six-match injured listing previously in the week. The Rutgers University product made the most of the option as he had six catches for…

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    Battle of the Unbeaten lives up to its billing — and then some

    The Battle of the Unbeaten certainly lived up to its name. And then some. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders met for their Week 6 matchup at IG Field Friday night with a combined record of 9-0, with the Blue and Gold a perfect 5-0 and the Stampeders at a sparkling 4-0. And what unfolded was a classic, as they often are between these two West Division rivals. Once the dust settled, it would be the reigning back-to-back Grey Cup champion Bombers that ended up in the winner’s circle, surviving a frantic final minute that required a lengthy review from the CFL’s command centre to earn a 26-19 victory.…

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    De Grasse squeaks into semis with late surge

    &#13 &#13 &#13 Django Lovett, of Canada, competes during qualifying for the men’s significant jump at the Planet Athletics Championships Friday, July 15, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN Push/AP, Charlie Riedel EUGENE, Ore. – For much of Andre De Grasse’s 100-metre heat on Friday night, the rust from not racing and the ravages of COVID-19 appeared obvious. But with about 20 metres to go, the 6-time Olympic medallist uncovered a different gear to surge into 2nd area, immediately qualifying for Saturday’s semifinals at the globe keep track of and area championships. “Excellent to just sort of get the rust off nowadays,” De Grasse stated. “So, now I can just…

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    Hoops mentor Cox qualified prospects Summer Online games staff

    ALYSSA Cox has assembled a roster of some of the very best basketball talent at any time produced in Manitoba. Her subsequent task will be to bring all the several areas jointly. Leading the provincial 18U woman staff into next month’s Canada Summer season Game titles in Ontario hasn’t been a seamless process for the provincial head mentor. Three of her stars — guard Tanah Becker and forwards Izzi and Kyulin Fust — have been actively playing for travelling groups in the Ontario-based Kia Nurse Elite AAU application. “The next month is undoubtedly vital just simply because of the point that commencing on Thursday we have our total staff again…

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    Jets new keeper wanting for a bounceback time

    The way David Rittich sees it, he has lots in typical with the Winnipeg Jets. The two think they are a ton improved than new effects would suggest. “Of study course, I’m hunting for a bounceback,” the club’s new backup goaltender stated Thursday in a Zoom job interview from his native Czechia. Rittich was as soon as viewed as a increasing star in the crease, racking up 51 wins with Calgary about two seasons (2018-19, 2019-20). He was even named an NHL all-star in 2020. But then COVID-19 strike, the NHL shut down for a couple of months, and nothing was at any time seriously the identical yet again. Rittich,…