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Grey Cup in Winnipeg to Support Local Food Bank

Football fans wanting to get up close with the CFL’s Grey Cup at Friday’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers game are being asked to bring a donation for Winnipeg Harvest.

Through the Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign, all non-perishable food items will be collected for the food bank prior to the Bombers hosting the Montreal Alouettes.

Fans can get their photo taken with the cup starting at 4 p.m. on the plaza at Investors Group Field.

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Bison Football Readies for Training Camp

The feeling that summer is nearly over has become evident with the Manitoba Bisons preparing to open training camp on Friday.

The Herd returns for the 2014 season with a veteran group, as 10 of the 12 starters on offence and eight of the 12 starters on defence played in the 2013 Canada West Final.

“There has been pressure on the defence, because offence did kind of rip it up last year,” said Bisons head coach Brian Dobie. “I expect pretty good things from our defence… I think our front four is going to be really good.”

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Blue Bombers Reveal New Signature Jersey

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drew Willy and Jason Vega model the new ‘signature’ uniforms on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled their special edition “signature” jersey on Tuesday — showcasing a bluer, slimmer look.

The jerseys are mostly blue and incorporate a camouflage-like pattern, similar to the team’s helmets revealed during practice on Monday.

Reaction on social media was quick to point out the lack of gold in the uniforms.

“It’s just one game, so obviously we’ll always be blue and gold, but it’s definitely something cool for the players and fans that love the CFL,” said Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy.

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‘TSN Jets’ Retired, Games to Be Aired on TSN3

TSN3The exclusive TV network for all-things Winnipeg Jets will fade to black for the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season.

TSN and True North Sports & Entertainment have announced the network’s package of 60 regional Winnipeg Jets games to be carried on TSN3 instead of the subscription channel TSN Jets.

Bell Media is expanding its lineup with five national feeds branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 to debut August 25.

“We are thrilled to be a significant partner with TSN as they launch their exciting new feeds across the country,” said Mark Chipman, True North’s executive chairman.

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Blue Bombers Add Pair of Imports to Practice Roster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoThe Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added international wide receiver Kemonte’ Bateman and international offensive lineman Chad Anderson to their practice roster.

Bateman signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in September of last season, and was released during the offseason. The Los Angeles native, 24, recorded 78 receptions for 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns. Prior to his time in Edmonton, Bateman was with the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

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Blue Bombers to Reveal Signature Jersey August 19

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoThe Winnipeg Blue Bombers will pull back the curtain on their new signature third team jersey this Tuesday.

Fans are being invited to the Bomber Store at 6:30 p.m. to take part in the unveiling and purchase the new wear.

RB Nic Grigsby and DB Chris Randle will also be on hand to sign autographs.

Fans who bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Purolator Tackle Hunger program in support of Winnipeg Harvest will receive a $30 off coupon, which can be applied to the purchase of the new jersey.

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Paul Edmonds Named New Voice of the Winnipeg Jets

TSN 1290Veteran broadcaster Paul Edmonds is the new voice of the Winnipeg Jets on TSN 1290.

Edmonds will handle play-by-play duties of the station’s game day Jets coverage and join the rest of the broadcast crew.

Former ‘voice’ Brian Munz will remain at TSN 1290, stepping into the colour/analyst role for the 2014-15 NHL season. He will also contribute reports on all of the station’s weekday shows.

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Bombers’ Blunders Gift Wrap Roughrider Win

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Romby Bryant (84) makes a catch in CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Investors Group Field on Thursday, August 7, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) eludes pressure against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Investors Group Field on Thursday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers handed the Saskatchewan Roughriders a gift wrapped game and put a bow on it Thursday as the Green Riders rode Winnipeg’s six turnovers to a 23-17 victory.

Former Saskatchewan backup quarterback Drew Willy fumbled once and tossed three interceptions — including a costly pick-six to Terrell Maze inside the game’s final three minutes — as the Riders scored all of their points off turnovers in front of a sold-out 33,234 at Investors Group Field.

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Héctor Vergara to Be Inducted into Soccer Hall of Fame

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Héctor Vergara (HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s top soccer official is being inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

Héctor Vergara is the executive director of the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and a former FIFA official.

Vergara will be inducted on November 9 in Vaughan, Ontario in the builder category to recognize the contributions he has made to the game of soccer throughout Canada.

“This year we will be honouring six extraordinary Canadians, two soccer organizations and one team of distinction that have made an impact on the sport of soccer in our country,” the Hall of Fame committee said in a release.

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National Jr. Ball Hockey Championships in Winnipeg

By Brian Schultz

2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey ChampionshipsBall hockey teams from across the country are in Winnipeg this week for the 2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey Championships.

The games began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the MTS Iceplex and St. Norbert Arena.

It’s the first time the city has hosted the national event, with over 420 participants taking part. The largest division is in the U15 age group with eight teams going for gold.

Jocelyn Laroque, a gold medallist on Team Canada’s women’s hockey team and also a top Team Manitoba ball hockey player, dropped the ceremonial face off ball Thursday morning.

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