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Medlock Puts Off Retirement for at Least One More Season, Re-Signs with Bombers

Medlock Puts Off Retirement for at Least One More Season, Re-Signs with Bombers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock - Matt Coates
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Coates after kicking the winning field goal against the Montreal Alouettes during overtime in CFL football action Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG – It didn’t take long for Justin Medlock to realize he wasn’t ready for life after football.

After a conversation with Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea and assurances the team wanted him back, Medlock signed a one-year contract that was announced Thursday.

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Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

Twain’s Dramatic Dog Sled Entrance Fitting for Sunday’s Snowy Grey Cup

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Shania Twain
Shania Twain performs during the halftime show during the 105th Grey Cup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders Sunday November 26, 2017 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – It was a fitting entrance for Canada’s country music queen on Sunday’s snowy Grey Cup.

Shania Twain entered a snow-covered TD Place Stadium on a dog sled for her halftime show at the CFL championship game, to the delight of a bundled up crowd of 36,000 football fans.

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Bombers Coach O’Shea Says All Co-ordinators Under Contract and Expected to Return

Bombers Coach O’Shea Says All Co-ordinators Under Contract and Expected to Return

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Mike O’Shea was still meeting with players Wednesday to talk about the past and future before they go home to watch another Grey Cup from afar.

The Blue Bombers head coach will then dissect the season with his assistant coaches, but he revealed in his season-ending press conference that all the co-ordinators are under contract for next year.

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Pending Free-Agent Kicker Medlock Weighing All His Options After Bombers Loss to Esks

Pending Free-Agent Kicker Medlock Weighing All His Options After Bombers Loss to Esks

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ kicker Justin Medlock reacts after missing a field goal attempt that would have tied the game on the final play against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday July 21, 2017. B.C. won 45-42. Kicker Medlock says retirement is one option he’ll consider now that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ season is over. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Kicker Justin Medlock says retirement is one option he’ll consider now that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ season is over.

Another surprise as the players cleaned out their lockers Monday was quarterback Matt Nichols revealing the injured ring finger on his throwing hand was actually broken.

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Bowman Catches Two TDs as Eskimos Defeat Blue Bombers in West Semifinal

Bowman Catches Two TDs as Eskimos Defeat Blue Bombers in West Semifinal

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

C.J. Gable - Mike Reilly
Edmonton Eskimos’ C.J. Gable (39) and quarterback Mike Reilly (13) celebrate Gable’s winning touchdown against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the second half of CFL western semifinal action in Winnipeg on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – C.J. Gable wants to let his actions show the Edmonton Eskimos how thankful he is that they traded for him last month.

The running back accomplished that on Sunday when he had 16 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 39-32 in the CFL West Division semifinal.

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Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Go for West Semifinal Against Eskimos

Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Go for West Semifinal Against Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. Blue Bombers injured quarterback Matt Nichols says he never doubted he’d be healthy enough to play against the Edmonton Eskimos, but he’s amped up his preparations for Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal at home in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols says he’s done everything — and more — to get ready to play in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal.

Even though the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback has only had two days of limited practise since suffering a suspected calf injury Oct. 28, the suspense is over and he’ starting against the Edmonton Eskimos.

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Three Bison Football Players Make Canada West All-Star Team

Three Bison Football Players Make Canada West All-Star Team

Brad Mikoluff - Jayden McKoy
U of M Bisons’ football players Brad Mikoluff and Jayden McKoy have been named to the 2017 Canada West Football All-Star Team. Jamel Lyles (not pictured) was also selected. (GOBISONS.CA)

WINNIPEG — Three players on the University of Manitoba Bisons football team have been selected to the 2017 Canada West Football All-Star Team.

The Bisons announced Thursday Jamel Lyles, Jayden McKoy and Brad Mikoluff have been chosen.

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Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

Winnipeg Quarterback Matt Nichols Ready for Lions, Glove or No Glove

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg on October 6, 2017. Even if wet weather forces Matt Nichols to take the glove off his injured throwing hand, the Blue Bombers quarterback says he’ll be able to play just fine Saturday afternoon when Winnipeg hosts the B.C. Lions with the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols isn’t worried if wet weather forces him to take the glove off his injured throwing hand.

The Blue Bombers host the B.C. Lions Saturday afternoon, with the forecast including a chance of rain or wet flurries.

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