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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Re-Sign Receiver Darvin Adams to Contract Extension

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Re-Sign Receiver Darvin Adams to Contract Extension

By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Darvin Adams chose family over free agency.

The six-foot-two, 200-pound receiver signed a contract extension through the 2019 season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Monday. Adams was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 14 and had an off-season workout with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Release Veteran Quarterback Kevin Glenn

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Release Veteran Quarterback Kevin Glenn

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Glenn
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Kevin Glenn (5) throws the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during first half CFL action on Aug. 19, 2016 in Ottawa. Kevin Glenn’s second stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to an end Friday as the CFL team announced it has released the veteran quarterback. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Kevin Glenn’s second stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to an end Friday as the CFL team announced it has released the veteran quarterback.

Glenn, who spent five seasons with the team from 2004-08, was re-acquired last September in a trade with Montreal to serve as a backup to Matt Nichols.

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Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea grimaces after watching a reply of an Edmonton Eskimos’ interception during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 30, 2016. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have given their general manager and head coach votes of confidence. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Negotiations to extend the contracts of Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea were casual and went smoothly.

The CFL team announced Friday that both men signed three-year deals, with O’Shea staying on the sidelines through 2019 and Walters adding to his one remaining year to keep him at the helm through 2020.

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Bombers’ Andrew Harris Chosen as Recipient of Cal Murphy Award

Bombers’ Andrew Harris Chosen as Recipient of Cal Murphy Award

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) splits a seam during Labour Day CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina on Sunday, September 4, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

Veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Cal Murphy ‘Heart of a Legend Award.’

The award recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the CFL and community.

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If Chicago Can Wait, So Can Winnipeg: Currie

If Chicago Can Wait, So Can Winnipeg: Currie

By Roger Currie

In Canadian football, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are still in the hunt for the 2016 Grey Cup, but based on the egg they laid last weekend against the Ottawa Redblacks, led by the oldest quarterback in captivity, we sort of have the feeling that at least one more year will pass by before they sip the bubbly. That’s more than a quarter of a century since the Manitoba capital had a football champion to cheer for, and most of the names on their Ring of Honour go back a lot further than that.

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Bombers Cough It Up in 23-10 Loss to Ottawa

Bombers Cough It Up in 23-10 Loss to Ottawa

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

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Ottawa Redblacks’ Damaso Munoz (45) and Taylor Reed (44) celebrate Munoz’s sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Throughout this season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have feasted off their opponent’s turnovers. When they take the ball away, and do it often, good things tend to happen.

On Saturday, that script flipped. The Bombers coughed up five turnovers against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, with many of their best drives ending prematurely, eventually resulting in a 23-10 loss.

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Blue Bombers Tackle Cancer in Annual ‘Pink Game’

Blue Bombers Tackle Cancer in Annual ‘Pink Game’

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will tackle cancer during their annual pink game at Investors Group Field on October 29.

The team has donated 100 tickets to breast cancer survivors and their families through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Survivors will be honoured on the field before kickoff against the Ottawa Redblacks.

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Doug Brown Next Inductee to Bombers’ ‘Ring of Honour’

Doug Brown Next Inductee to Bombers’ ‘Ring of Honour’

Doug Brown (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Doug Brown (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Doug Brown is the latest Winnipeg Blue Bomber alum to be inducted to the Ring of Honour next week.

Brown played 11 seasons with Winnipeg and was named a Divisional All-Star eight times and a CFL All-Star seven times.

“I was lucky enough to be affiliated with one football club for all 11 years of my CFL career,” said Brown.

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Investors Group Field Going Purple for Mental Health

Investors Group Field Going Purple for Mental Health

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Investors Group Field will be lit up purple in support of World Mental Health Day tonight. (WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS / HANDOUT)

A purple glow will cast itself over Investors Group Field tonight for World Mental Health Day.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are illuminating the stadium to join an international list of landmarks raising awareness of mental health on October 10 and the Amanda Todd Legacy Project by “Lighting Up Purple.”

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Bombers Withstand Lions Furious Comeback, Win 37-35

Bombers Withstand Lions Furious Comeback, Win 37-35

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Weston Dressler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers players raise Weston Dressler (7) after he ran around the end zone burning off precious time in the dying seconds of the second half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Early on, it all looked too easy for the Blue Bombers. The offence was ingenious, the defence was energized, and a 24-3 lead came as a result.

That all changed as the clouds moved in on Investors Group Field. Instead, the game lived up to its playoff implications, as the B.C. Lions stormed back with 17 unanswered points. The game then concluded with two teams going blow for blow, right up until the last minute, when a heroic goal line stand by the Bombers defence gave the game its final score: 37-35.

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