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Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Maurice Leggett
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols knew rainy weather called for extra concentration handling a slippery football.

The quarterback didn’t have too much of a problem, throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

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Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ryan Lindley
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Ryan Lindley throws a pass during first half CFL pre-season football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Quarterback Lindley is making his first CFL start for the Redblacks Friday, but Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea cautioned his team is competing against the visitors’ offensive system, not just one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren’t salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.

The Blue Bombers are hosting an Ottawa Redblacks squad that’s expected to be led by pivot Ryan Lindley, who would be making his first CFL start.

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Bombers’ Andrew Harris Named Ronald McDonald House Ambassador

Bombers’ Andrew Harris Named Ronald McDonald House Ambassador

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Andrew Harris and his daughter Hazel fly a kite at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris will champion Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba as its newest ambassador.

Harris will attend RMHC Manitoba and third party events as part of his community duties, be a spokesperson for the charity and advocate for its fundraising campaigns.

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Former Linebacker O’Shea Honoured to Be Headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Former Linebacker O’Shea Honoured to Be Headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

By The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. O’Shea won’t be winging his speech Thursday when he’s inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mike O’Shea won’t be winging his speech Thursday when he’s inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach has started work on the speech but says he’ll invariably forget to thank a few of the many people he feels are responsible for his being named in the 2017 class.

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Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

Loose Moose
Conservation officials tranquilize a moose on the University of Manitoba campus, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (MANITOBA CONSERVATION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION)

Winnipeg police and conservation officials were trying to herd a loose moose near Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon.

As thousands of fans attempted to get themselves to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Banjo Bowl, police were forced to temporarily close Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba.

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Denmark, Leggett Help Blue Bombers Halt Roughriders’ Winning Streak

Denmark, Leggett Help Blue Bombers Halt Roughriders’ Winning Streak

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks to pass before being sacked during the first half of CFL football action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ in Winnipeg, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett has at least three reasons to always remember the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 48-28 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.

The veteran linebacker returned a punt 97 yards for a touchdown, grabbed an interception and ran 54 yards for a score and had a special family member watching among the sold-out crowd of 33,134 at Investors Group Field.

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Blue Bombers, Roughriders Look to Put Controversies Aside in Banjo Bowl Rematch

Blue Bombers, Roughriders Look to Put Controversies Aside in Banjo Bowl Rematch

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris works his way upfield during second half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Andrew Harris sent some medical advice to one of his Saskatchewan rivals this week. The Blue Bombers running back revealed with a grin what he messaged to a Roughriders defender ahead of Saturday’s sold-out Banjo Bowl rematch in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris sent some medical advice to one of his Saskatchewan rivals this week.

The Blue Bombers running back revealed with a grin what he messaged to a Roughriders defender ahead of Saturday’s sold-out Banjo Bowl rematch in Winnipeg.

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Roughriders, Bombers Players Show Sign of Unity by Shaking Hands Before Game

Roughriders, Bombers Players Show Sign of Unity by Shaking Hands Before Game

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Nic Demski - Maurice Leggett
Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Nic Demski, left, stretches out for a pass as Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Maurice Leggett looks on during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

The CFL’s collective bargaining agreement won’t expire until just before the 2019 season, but there’s no doubt what the CFL Players’ Association’s top priority will be when talks begin on a new deal.

Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers players shook hands prior to Sunday’s game at Mosaic Stadium. Union executive director Brian Ramsay said the gesture was a sign of unity regarding what will be the union’s top priority in contract negotiations — improved player safety.

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Kevin Glenn Throws Three Touchdowns to Lead Roughriders Over Blue Bombers

Kevin Glenn Throws Three Touchdowns to Lead Roughriders Over Blue Bombers

By Craig Slater, The Canadian Press

Nic Demski - Maurice Leggett
Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Nic Demski, left, stretches out for a pass as Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Maurice Leggett looks on during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA – Kevin Glenn threw three touchdown passes and the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ offensive juggernaut rolled on, downing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 38-24 on Sunday.

It was the Riders’ third consecutive victory and moved the team into a tie with the idle B.C. Lions for fourth place in the West Division. The loss snapped the Bombers’ five-game winning streak and dropped their record to 7-3.

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