Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Manitoba’ Category

‘Midget’ designation in sports leagues ‘something that just needs to change,’ advocates say

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Vivek Bhagria

The term "midget," which has been used as a demeaning descriptor for short people, has become a designation adopted by sports leagues across the country — but now, there are calls for that to change.

Bombers mascot vows to be with team until it breaks Grey Cup curse

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Buzz and Boomer

When the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost the CFL's Western Division final on Sunday, it left a big bird out on a long limb.

Justin Medlock hopes to give Bombers a big boost vs. Stampeders

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Justin Medlock

Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock will try to give the Bombers points and great field position in Sunday's West Division final in Calgary.

Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey faces hearing for bodyslam on T.J. Oshie

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Winnipeg Jets' defenceman Josh Morrissey is facing discipline after a hit that staggered Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie.

‘Totally star-struck’: Winnipeg hockey coach pressed into service as backup goalie for Washington Capitals

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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A University of Manitoba hockey coach was added to the roster of the Stanley Cup champions when they played the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday evening.

Chris Jones remains coy about which Saskatchewan QB Bombers will face Sunday

Friday, November 9th, 2018
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders' quarterback situation seems to be up in the air as the CFL West Division semifinal quickly approaches, but Chris Jones doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

Pro sports charities hoarding cash, overspending on fundraising, watchdog says

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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A report by a charity watchdog says charitable foundations linked to Canada's professional sports team are quite successful at raising funds, but get poor marks for financial transparency, hoarding cash and over-spending on fundraising.

Winnipeg Jets open season with road win as hockey world predicts a big year

Friday, October 5th, 2018
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As curtain-raisers go, the Winnipeg Jets played well enough to produce a 5-1 victory against the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday evening.

Manitoba writes off Blue Bombers stadium loan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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The Manitoba government is writing off the second of two loan segments that helped finance a new stadium for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

‘First-class Winnipeger’: Hockey legend Ab McDonald dead at 82

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Ab McDonald

Winnipeg's hockey community is mourning the loss of Ab McDonald, who won four Stanley Cups and was the first captain of the Winnipeg Jets.