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Playbook: Fit to be tied, Chevy time, Games ready, and more...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Mike O'Shea during the team's 38-38 tie with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Top picks

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff

    Same old, same old: Bombers draw even with Eskimos for second tie in two pre-season outings.
  • Scott Campbell: We're in Chevy season now, Jets fans
  • Smash hit: 'Toba's volleyball teams in serious preparation for the Canada Summer Games.

Last night

  • Schooled by Fish: Goldeyes pitcher Mikey O'Brien does a number on Texas AirHogs' batters in 3-0 Winnipeg win.
  • Open and shut: several players aced the U.S. Open track at Erin Hills, while some big names bombed in first round.
  • Als throttle champs: Montreal lays 38-5 licking on the defending Grey Cup champion Ottawa Redblacks in pre-season tuneup.

What we're reading

  • Don Matthews

    The Don: The life and legacy of the incomparable Don Matthews
  • Mayweather vs McGregor: A genius boxer against a carnival showman — but it is a truly thrilling circus
  • Speak the truth: Ex-Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnación looks back on early career challenges

What to watch

  • PGA Tour: Second-round action of the U.S. Open from Erin Hills in Wisconsin / 10 am / TSN
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays open a three-game series vs the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre / 6 pm / Sportsnet
  • CFL: Pre-season action has the Saskatchewan Roughriders visiting the B.C. Lions / 9 pm / TSN

In case you missed it

  • Manitoba diving team member Alyssa Gauthier.

    Paul Wiecek: Can we get you anything else, O'Shea? No? Godspeed, sir
  • Medal plunge: Manitobans can't wait to dive into Canada Games this summer
  • Chip off the old block: Billy Martin Jr. learning on the job

Let's look ahead

  • Home cooking: The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue a seven-game homestand tonight with the first of three vs the St. Paul Saints. Game time is 7:05 pm.
  • Protection plan: NHL teams will unveil their lists of players that can't be chosen in expansion draft on Sunday at 9 am.
  • Prospect pool: The 2017 NHL Draft will be held next Friday and Saturday in Chicago. The Winnipeg Jets currently own the 13th pick.

Video review

  • Crash landing: Blimp explodes into fireball at U.S. Open golf tournament
  • Journey to Invictus: Preview of Lisa LaFlamme's interview with Prince Harry. The full one-hour special airs tonight at 9 p.m. on CTV.

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