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True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

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An artist’s rendering of the new food court arena on the MTS Centre concourse. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

The home of the Winnipeg Jets will see $12 million in improvements this year as True North Sports + Entertainment installs a swath of upgrades at MTS Centre.

New lighting, flooring, ceiling and signage are part of the renovations planned. Work will shift this week from the arena bowl to concourse levels, meant to improve the overall experience for visitors of the downtown arena.

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Bisons Recruit Oak Park Defensive Tackle Cole Adamson

Bisons Recruit Oak Park Defensive Tackle Cole Adamson

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Manitoba Bisons newly-recruited defensive tackle Cole Adamson with head coach Brian Dobie (second), new offensive coordinator Blair Atkinson and new special teams coordinator Ryan Karhut, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Cole Adamson visited four universities before deciding to stay in Winnipeg and call the University of Manitoba home.

The newly-recruited student-athlete is the Manitoba Bisons latest defensive tackle to suit up in the brown and gold.

Adamson, 17, played for the Oak Park Raiders (2013-2016) and was the defensive player of the year in 2016 in Manitoba.

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Canadian Women’s Soccer Team to Play Friendly Match in Winnipeg

Canadian Women’s Soccer Team to Play Friendly Match in Winnipeg

Canada Women's Soccer Winnipeg

Canada’s national women’s soccer team will play a pair of friendlies in Winnipeg and Toronto this spring.

Canada will host Costa Rica June 8 at Investors Group Field, making a return to the city after a 1:1 draw against the U.S. in 2014.

“Getting to play in front of Canadian fans is really special, so we are obviously thrilled to be coming home for another June two-match series,” said head coach John Herdman.

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Blue Bombers Agree to Terms with Veteran Receiver Clarence Denmark

Blue Bombers Agree to Terms with Veteran Receiver Clarence Denmark

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Clarence Denmark (89) snags a pass in front of Montreal Alouettes’ Mitchell White (32) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, August 22, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms with veteran receiver Clarence Denmark.

Denmark returns for a seventh season with Winnipeg, taking in 359 receptions for 4,870 yards and 24 touchdowns in 98 career regular season games.

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Bisons Begin Best-of-Three Playoff Series at Home

Bisons Begin Best-of-Three Playoff Series at Home

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team begins their post-season tonight, hosting a Canada West Quarter Final best-of-three playoff series.

The third place University of Manitoba squad (16-7-3-2) welcomes the Mount Royal Cougars. It’s the first time the two teams will have a playoff meeting since the sixth-place Mount Royal started conference play in the 2012-13 season.

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Goldeyes Ink Catcher Alixon Suarez

Goldeyes Ink Catcher Alixon Suarez

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed catcher Alixon Suarez for the 2017 season.

Suarez last played in 2015, and has five years of professional experience in the Boston Red Sox’ organization. The Carora, Venezuela native has thrown out 36 percent of opposing base stealers during his career, which includes a 41 percent finish for the Lowell Spinners in 2014 that ranked fourth in the Short Season-A New York-Penn League.

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Goldeyes Re-Sign Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez

Goldeyes Re-Sign Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez

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Maikol Gonzalez (WINNIPEG GOLDEYES)

Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez is suiting back up with the Winnipeg Goldeyes for 2017.

The San Francisco, Venezuela native was the only Goldeyes to play in all 100 games last season, hitting .256 with three home runs and 43 RBI. He finished tied for sixth in the American Association in runs scored (72), tied for second in stolen bases (31), and second in walks (75).

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