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Bombers Fan Misses Out on Grand Prize After Touchdown Called Back

Bombers Fan Misses Out on Grand Prize After Touchdown Called Back

By The Canadian Press

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG – A penalty flag cost the Toronto Argonauts a touchdown on Thursday night in Winnipeg.

It also cost a Blue Bombers fan a $1 million prize.

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Andrew Harris with Two TDs; Penalties Cost Toronto in 33-25 Loss to Winnipeg

Andrew Harris with Two TDs; Penalties Cost Toronto in 33-25 Loss to Winnipeg

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws against the Toronto Argonauts during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Running back Andrew Harris had two touchdowns Thursday night to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 33-25 win over the Toronto Argonauts.

Costly penalties and dropped balls killed several Toronto chances to right the ship after a first half dominated by special teams for both sides. Winnipeg improved to 2-1 in the West and Toronto fell to 2-2 in the East.

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Bombers Look to Contain Ray, Defence as Argos Visit Investors Group Field

Bombers Look to Contain Ray, Defence as Argos Visit Investors Group Field

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

TJ Heath
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ TJ Heath (23) runs the ball after an interception against the Calgary Stampeders during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, July 7, 2017. Winnipeg defensive back T.J. Heath does well picking off passes, but doesn’t expect Toronto quarterback Ricky Ray to add to his reputation when the Argonauts visit the Blue Bombers on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg defensive back T.J. Heath does well picking off passes, but doesn’t expect Toronto quarterback Ricky Ray to add to his reputation when the Argonauts visit the Blue Bombers tonight.

With a league-leading three interceptions in just two games this year, Heath is well on pace to exceed last year’s seven, which was good enough to tie for tops in the CFL.

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Blue Bombers Look for Rare Win Against Stampeders in 2017 Home Opener

Blue Bombers Look for Rare Win Against Stampeders in 2017 Home Opener

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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols gave a little grin after he was reminded about something Bo Levi Mitchell said the last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders clashed.

It was last September in Calgary, and Mitchell’s Stampeders were ahead 27-7 at halftime. The quarterback told a sideline TV reporter at the break that his team was “showing them who they are right now and we’re going to keep showing them.”

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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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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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Blue Bombers Spoil Roughriders’ Home Opener with 43-40 Overtime Win

Blue Bombers Spoil Roughriders’ Home Opener with 43-40 Overtime Win

By Craig Slater, The Canadian Press

Darwin Adams
Darvin Adams #1 of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers reaches for the goal line in the game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan. (GETTY IMAGES)

REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Tyler Crapigna summed up his team’s 43-40 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday with two words.

“It’s football.”

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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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