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2017 Canada Summer Games Counting Down One Year

2017 Canada Summer Games Counting Down One Year

2017 Canada Summer GamesWINNIPEG — The 2017 Canada Summer Games are just over a year away and a celebration is being planned to mark the big countdown.

Countdown to the Games: One Year to Go will be held at The Forks on Thursday, July 28, featuring a free concert series with talented Manitoba artists. Slated to perform is JP Hoe, Leonard Sumner, Kelly Bado, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, and DJ Mama Cutsworth.

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Wounded Winnipeg’s Ignition Fails, Bombers Lose to Stampeders 33-18

Wounded Winnipeg’s Ignition Fails, Bombers Lose to Stampeders 33-18

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Calgary Stampeders’ Deron Mayo (42) and Ja’Gared Davis (95) celebrate a sack on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) as Andrew Harris (33) looks on during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoWINNIPEG — The misery continues for the Blue Bombers on their home turf. Faced with the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday night, Winnipeg’s offence failed them once again, as they lost 33-18.

The loss is Winnipeg’s sixth straight at home, a mark that hasn’t been seen by this franchise in 20 years – dating back to the 1996-97 season. As has been the story thus far this season, it was the offence that proved inept, as the team failed to score a touchdown in three and a half quarters with Drew Willy under centre.

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Ukrainian Community Celebrated at Wednesday’s Goldeyes Game

Ukrainian Community Celebrated at Wednesday’s Goldeyes Game

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Ukrainian community will be celebrated Wednesday night at the Winnipeg Goldeyes game.

It’s the third time the baseball club will honour Ukrainian heritage.

The night includes a variety of Ukrainian music, dance, and cultural displays. Wednesday’s game also features contests and prizes, including a special “Go Goldeyes” perogy eating contest, courtesy of Sevala’s Ukrainian Deli.

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Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons have recruited a John Taylor Collegiate forward for the men’s basketball squad next season.

James Wagner recently graduated and will suit up with the Brown and Gold for the 2016-17 season. Until then, he will be accompanying head coach Kirby Schepp to Chile for the 2016 U18 men’s basketball national team July 19-23.

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Reilly’s Big Night Leads Eskimos Past Blue Bombers, 20-16

Reilly’s Big Night Leads Eskimos Past Blue Bombers, 20-16

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) gets sacked by Edmonton Eskimos’ Euclid Cummings (94) during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoWINNIPEG — As his team has seamlessly shifted from Grey Cup champion to offensive juggernaut, Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly has pulled the strings well. He did so again on Thursday in Winnipeg, throwing for 465 yards to lead Edmonton to a 20-16 win over the 1-3 Blue Bombers. Continue Reading

Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have extended the contract of Mark Scheifele for eight years.

The hockey club announced the $49 million contract ($6.125M AAV) on Friday.

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