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Harris, Blue Bombers Advance to West Final with Victory Over Roughriders

Harris, Blue Bombers Advance to West Final with Victory Over Roughriders

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols attempts a pass against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during first half CFL West Division semi-final action in Regina on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA – Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea noticed Andrew Harris enter the media room after Winnipeg’s West Division semifinal victory and felt compelled to downplay his running back’s performance.

“Yeah, he was OK,” O’Shea said with a laugh.

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Blue Bombers Linebacker Adam Bighill Happy to Help Kids with Facial Differences

Blue Bombers Linebacker Adam Bighill Happy to Help Kids with Facial Differences

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Adam Bighill
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Adam Bighill, wife Kristina, son AJ and daughter Leah are shown in a handout photo. Bighill has displayed his leadership on and off the field in his first season with the Blue Bombers by helping his teammates reach the playoffs and showing local kids with facial differences that they can achieve anything they want. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Adam Bighill)

WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill is happy and satisfied every time he hauls down a quarterback or knocks the ball out of an opponent’s hands.

But those feats don’t top the list of accomplishments for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers middle linebacker, who was voted the CFL team’s most outstanding player and top defensive player. Helping shy children with facial differences look people in the eye, smile and speak confidently is what makes him as proud as any of his football achievements.

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Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field Set to Be Renamed After Company Rebrands

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

WINNIPEG — No matter what they choose to rename it, football fans will still call the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium “IG Field.”

Investors Group Field — also home to the U of M Bisons football team — will soon undergo a name change, after the company whose name adorns all venue signage, rebranded itself.

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Blue Bombers’ Stadium a Losing Game: Jackman-Atkinson

Blue Bombers’ Stadium a Losing Game: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Investors Group Field
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ new home Investors Group Field prior to the first day of Rookie Training Camp in Winnipeg on May 29, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Our roads are in shambles and Manitobans are concerned about cutbacks to health care, yet last month, the provincial government announced that it is writing off $82 million in loans to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The loans are related to the construction of the Bombers’ new stadium, Investors Group Field, and are part of a saga that has been filled with nothing but bad news for taxpayers.

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Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot with Rare Home Win Over Stampeders

Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot with Rare Home Win Over Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris (33) cheers with the crowd in the last seconds of their CFL game against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols couldn’t care less that he threw for more than 300 yards for the first time this season.

The only achievement that mattered for the Winnipeg quarterback was that the Blue Bombers clinched a playoff spot with a 29-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday.

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Bombers QB Nichols: Underestimating Stampeders ‘Would Not Be a Smart Thing to Do’

Bombers QB Nichols: Underestimating Stampeders ‘Would Not Be a Smart Thing to Do’

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Taylor Loffler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Taylor Loffler, left, dodges Calgary Stampeders’ Marken Michel during first quarter CFL football action in Calgary on August 25, 2018. The Blue Bombers don’t think the Calgary Stampeders are ripe for the picking ahead of Friday’s game that could give Winnipeg a playoff spot with a victory or tie. The Bombers are riding a four-game winning streak while the Stampeders have lost two straight. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG – The Calgary Stampeders might appear to be ripe for the picking, but don’t tell the Blue Bombers that.

The Stampeders (12-4) visit Winnipeg Friday having lost their last two games, while the Bombers (9-7) are riding a season-high, four-game winning streak.

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Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Charged with Assault, Other Offences

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Charged with Assault, Other Offences

By The Canadian Press

Justin Cox - Derel Walker
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Justin Cox (31) makes the interception on Edmonton Eskimos’ Derel Walker (87) during first half action in Edmonton, Alta., on July 8, 2016. Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Cox faces a new assault charge. Regina police issued a warrant for Cox’s arrest on Oct. 5. Police say officers were called to a home on Sept. 25 for reports of a domestic assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

REGINA – Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Cox faces a new assault charge.

Regina police issued a warrant for Cox’s arrest on Oct. 5.

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