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Goldeyes Add Pitcher Zack Dodson to Roster

Goldeyes Add Pitcher Zack Dodson to Roster

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have added left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson to their roster.

The San Antonio, Texas native was signed just prior to Winnipeg’s game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats in Indiana on Monday.

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Blue Bombers Urge Fans to Take Precautions Under Heat Warning

Blue Bombers Urge Fans to Take Precautions Under Heat Warning

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Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

With a lingering heat warning heading into this weekend and temperatures expected to soar above 30°C, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers want fans attending Friday night’s game to take some precautions.

The football club reminds fans to drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

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Alberta’s ‘Sky Promise’ Wins It All at 70th Manitoba Derby

Alberta’s ‘Sky Promise’ Wins It All at 70th Manitoba Derby

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Sky Promise won it all at the Manitoba Derby on Monday, earning his owners $75,000. (ASSINIBOIA DOWNS)

WINNIPEG — Sky Promise was brought into the winner’s circle Monday in a big way, leading the pack to come out as the $75,000 winner at the 70th Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs.

Led by Alberta rider Rico Walcott, he circled the other seven horses in the 1 1/8th mile race to pull away from his stablemate, United Patriot, who had set sharp early fractions. Sky Promise was a slim race favourite and paid $7.20 for a $2 win ticket.

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Mark Scheifele’s Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raises $210K for KidSport

Mark Scheifele’s Golf Classic, Hockey Camp Raises $210K for KidSport

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) reacts after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mark Scheifele‘s annual golf classic and hockey camp have raised $210,000 for KidSport Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Jets‘ forward hosted the annual golf tournament in June at Niakwa Country Club with fellow teammates, along with Olympic medalists Quinton Howden and Jill Officer.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Nic Petan to One-Year Contract

Winnipeg Jets Sign Nic Petan to One-Year Contract

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Winnipeg Jets’ Nic Petan (19) celebrates with teammate Mark Scheifele (55) after Scheifele scored an empty net goal against the Vancouver Canucks’ during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Forward Nic Petan is returning to the Winnipeg Jets as part of a one-year, two-way deal announced Wednesday.

The left winger, 23, will earn $874,125 for the 2018-19 season.

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Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Bryant Turner Retires in Blue and Gold

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Bryant Turner Retires in Blue and Gold

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Bryant Turner (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

Former defensive tackle Bryant Turner Jr. signed a one-day contract Tuesday to retire as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

Turner spent five seasons with Winnipeg (2011-2015) and appeared in 71 games with the Blue and Gold. During his time with the Blue Bombers, Turner recorded 26 sacks, five forced fumbles and 75 total tackles. He played in three playoff games for the Bombers, including the 2011 Grey Cup.

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