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Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Winnipeg running back Harris is rounding into form at a good time, as the Blue Bombers will need a tough ground game when the 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos visit Investors Group Field. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris wants to make his offensive linemen happy.

The Blue Bombers running back is coming off his first 100-yard rushing game this season as the team prepares to host the injury-riddled 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday.

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Andrew Harris, Blue Bombers Make Late Comeback to Beat Alouettes 41-40

Andrew Harris, Blue Bombers Make Late Comeback to Beat Alouettes 41-40

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Clarence Denmark
Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Clarence Denmark (89) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols wasn’t going to give up when a comeback looked improbable.

The Winnipeg quarterback ran 15 yards to help set up Andrew Harris’s winning one-yard touchdown as time expired in a wild 41-40 Blue Bombers victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday.

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Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

By Brian Schultz

Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at Investors Group Field opened on Tuesday.
(CHRISD.CA)

Football fans will be seeing fewer buses lined up around Investors Group Field this season when they take in a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game.

With the opening of the new Stadium Station rapid transitway on Tuesday, the more than 200 buses that previously lined streets around the stadium will be travelling through the new terminal.

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Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Former U of M Bison Named New CFL Commissioner

Randy Ambrosie
Randy Ambrosie speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Wednesday July 5, 2017. The CFL says Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

A former University of Manitoba Bisons athlete has been named the 14th commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

Randy Ambrosie, 54, was announced Wednesday during a news conference in Toronto. Jeffrey Orridge stepped down as commissioner last month after about two years on the job.

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Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Blue Bombers Honouring Cal Murphy with Bronze Statue

Cal Murphy
Cal Murphy (DAVE BUSTON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A bronze statue in the likeness of the late Cal Murphy will be installed at Investors Group Field to honour the former Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

Murphy, a Winnipeg native, spent more than 30 seasons in the CFL, winning nine Grey Cups over his careers, where he spent 14 seasons (1983-1996) with the Blue Bombers.

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Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

What Doesn't Kill You Book
‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ is a new book from former Blue Bombers executive Lyle Bauer, a cancer survivor and multiple Grey Cup champion. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Lyle Bauer, a multiple Grey Cup champion, former CFL executive and cancer survivor, is sharing his life story in a new book.

“What Doesn’t Kill You” is about fight, hope, inspiration and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence.

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Bombers Enter CFL Season with ‘Explosive’ Offence, Uncertain Defence

Bombers Enter CFL Season with ‘Explosive’ Offence, Uncertain Defence

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols - Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) hands off to Andrew Harris (33) during the first half of CFL action against the Edmonton Eskimos, in Winnipeg on June 15, 2017. Matt Nichols seems to have found a favourite word to describe how the Blue Bombers offence will be this season. In a scrum with reporters after Tuesday’s practice, the quarterback used the word “explosive” six times. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols seems to have found a favourite word to describe how the Blue Bombers offence will be this season.

In a scrum with reporters after Tuesday’s practice, the quarterback used the word “explosive” six times.

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Kline, Harris, Grice Scored Late as Eskimos Earn 38-38 Tie with Blue Bombers

Kline, Harris, Grice Scored Late as Eskimos Earn 38-38 Tie with Blue Bombers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Zach Kline (14) throws against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 15, 2017. A tie is usually nothing to cheer about, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos saw the positives after they played to a 38-38 finish in their final pre-season game Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A tie is usually nothing to cheer about, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos saw the positives after they played to a 38-38 finish in their final pre-season game Thursday.

In Winnipeg’s first pre-season game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 10, the game ended in a 25-25 tie. No overtime is played in the CFL pre-season.

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Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Darvin Adams
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Darvin Adams (4) calls for a pass interference call against the Calgary Stampeders during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Darvin Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.

But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front.

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