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Playbook: 'Amateur' hockey players continue fight for pay, Bombers making moves on the field and in the stands, golf's big guns misfire at U.S. Open, and more...

Brandon Wheat Kings' Nolan Patrick, right, and Riley Sutter of the Everett Silvertips battle during WHL action.

Top picks

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols hands off to Andrew Harris.

    Class-action suit: WHL players get green light to proceed.
  • Jeff Hamilton's 5 Takeaways: the good, bad and ugly from Thursday's Bombers-Eskimos tilt.
  • Standing room only: Bombers introducing socializing area for millennials.

Last night

  • Big 3 bomb: McIlroy, Day, Johnson miss cut at U.S Open.
  • Friendly Fish: Host Goldeyes let Saints off the hook.
  • Blue Jays beaten like rented mules: White Sox pile up runs.

What we're reading

  • Newly acquired Montreal Canadien Jonathan Drouin, left, gets his jersey from general manager Marc Bergevin.

    Au revoir Jonathan: Why Lightning fans won't lose sleep over Drouin trade to Montreal
  • Boss choice: Sabres make right call on Phil Housley for head coach
  • Turn off your brain: How to stop loathing and start loving Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor

What to watch

  • Golf: Third-round action of the U.S. Open from Erin Hills in Wisconsin / 10 am-7 pm . TSN
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays play the middle game of a three-game set vs the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre / noon / Sportsnet

In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

    Scott Campbell: We're in Chevy season now, Jets fans
  • Gearing up for the Canada Games: Team Manitoba gets ready to attack
  • Paul Wiecek: Can we get you anything else, O'Shea? No? Godspeed, sir

Let's look ahead

  • 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.
  • Home cooking: The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue a seven-game homestand tonight at Shaw Park with the middle game of a three-game weekend series vs the St. Paul Saints. Game time is 6 pm.

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