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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Crush B.C. Lions in QB Matt Nichols’ Season Debut

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Crush B.C. Lions in QB Matt Nichols’ Season Debut

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris (33) leaps over BC Lions’ Anthony Orange (26) during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, July 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols’ wallet is going to be a lot lighter this week.

After the quarterback guided the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-2) to a convincing 41-19 victory over the B.C. Lions (1-2) in his season debut on Saturday, Nichols said he’s planning to show his appreciation to the offensive line.

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Pressure is on Bombers O-Line to Protect Returning Quarterback Nichols

Pressure is on Bombers O-Line to Protect Returning Quarterback Nichols

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols could be feeling the heat from more than a scorching Saturday weather forecast.

The Blue Bombers starting quarterback is finally making his season debut against the B.C. Lions after suffering a knee injury during a non-contact play at practice on June 6.

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Bombers Quarterback Nichols to Make His First Start of 2018 on Saturday

Bombers Quarterback Nichols to Make His First Start of 2018 on Saturday

By The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws to an open receiver against the Edmonton Eskimos during first half CFL western semifinal action in Winnipeg on November 12, 2017. Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols will make his return to the starting lineup Saturday when the Blue Bombers host the B.C Lions. The Bombers made the announcement Thursday on their Twitter account. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols will make his return to the starting lineup Saturday when the Blue Bombers host the B.C Lions.

The Bombers made the announcement Thursday on their Twitter account.

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Masoli and Streveler Ready for QB Showdown as Bombers Visit Tiger-Cats

Masoli and Streveler Ready for QB Showdown as Bombers Visit Tiger-Cats

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler passes against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a pre-season CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, June 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

HAMILTON – Jeremiah Masoli and Chris Streveler are off to impressive starts to the CFL season, but neither sees their meeting on Friday as a quarterback shootout in the making.

The two young QBs were named to the CFL’s top performers list at the start of the week, but both say they will be focused on beating opposing defences instead of each other when Masoli’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats play their home opener against Streveler’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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With Big Test against Ticats Coming Up, Bombers Rookie QB Streveler Staying Humble

With Big Test against Ticats Coming Up, Bombers Rookie QB Streveler Staying Humble

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Chris Streveler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler passes against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a pre-season CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, June 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Chris Streveler doesn’t need public accolades to boost his confidence.

The rookie Blue Bombers quarterback was named one of the CFL’s top performers Tuesday for his role in Winnipeg’s 56-10 thumping of the Montreal Alouettes last Friday.

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Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed international quarterback Mitchell Gale to the team’s practice roster.

The Oklahoma native played five seasons in the CFL, throwing for 1,050 yards and four touchdowns on 158 passing attempts. Gale spent his four-year college career with the Abilene Christian Wildcats, throwing for 97 touchdowns and over 12,000 passing yards. Gale has spent time with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions.

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Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

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The Valour FC emblem

WINNIPEG — A new professional soccer team will take to the pitch next year under the Canadian Premier League.

The professional men’s team will be branded as Valour FC, a tribute to three brave Winnipeg soldiers who fought in World War I and later all lived on Pine Street, which was renamed Valour Road in their honour.

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The Reklaws Set to Perform at Blue Bombers’ Home Opener

The Reklaws Set to Perform at Blue Bombers’ Home Opener

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The Reklaws

Canadian country duo The Reklaws have been tapped to perform at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers‘ home opener on June 14 when the team hosts the Edmonton Eskimos.

Not only will siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker help kick off the CFL season on opening night in Winnipeg, their latest hit, “Long Live the Night,” has been cut into a new football-themed version to become the opening intro song for each” Thursday Night Football” game on CFL on TSN.

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Blue Bombers Extend RB Andrew Harris Through 2020

Blue Bombers Extend RB Andrew Harris Through 2020

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended running back Andrew Harris through the 2020 season.

The CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian was entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

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