August 20, 2018

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Playbook: Bombers set to take on Ticats, youngsters into lawn bowling, Woodland grabs PGA Championship lead, and more....

Top picks

  • A reception Friday would give Weston Dressler his 120th consecutive game with a catch. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Five Storylines: Blue and Gold rested and ready to give Tiger-Cats a rough ride at Investors Group Field.
  • Digging the grass: youngsters on display at Canadian youth lawn bowling championship.
  • Birdie barrage: Woodland fires 6-under-par 64 to take first-round lead at PGA Championship.

Last night

  • Jays beats Red Sox: Grichuk belts two-run shot, drives in three runs as Toronto tops Boston 8-5
  • Lions comeback: Travon Van's eight-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter staked the B.C. Lions to a come from behind 31-23 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.

What we're reading

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    Wayne Gretzky and Edmonton Oilers' owner Peter Pocklington at a news conference after Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, Aug. 9, 1988. (Ray Giguere / The Canadian Press Files)

    The Wayne Gretzky trade quiz: 30-year anniversary edition
  • How Kate Upton saved Justin Verlander's career: Houston's ace is on top of the game. All-Star. New baby on the way. But it wasn't always this good. Four years ago, injuries and depression nearly derailed his career. Love brought him back
  • Trendsetter: Shawn Marion on new-look Raptors, Kawhi, changing the game.

In case you missed it

  • Grand Central situation: Winnipeg Jets have their work cut out for them in NHL's toughest division.
  • Paul Wiecek: Manziel fiasco makes CFL look like a joke.
  • Hai Karate!: Winnipeg Mother-son duo to represent Canada.

What to watch

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    Gary Woodland is in the lead with a six-under 64 after the first round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. (Charlie Riedel / The Associated Press)

    CFL: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers return to action after one-week break in the schedule when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats tonight at Investors Group Field / 7:30 p.m. / TSN
  • Golf: Second-round action of the PGA Championship from Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis / 1 p.m. / TSN
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays play the first of three at home vs the Tampa Bay Rays / 6 p.m. / Sportsnet

Let's look ahead

  • On the road again: The Winnipeg Goldeyes are on a six-game road trip and will be back in action at Shaw Park next Friday when they play the first of three vs the Sioux City Explorers.

Video replay

  • Bombers Report: QB Matt Nichols chats with the media on Thursday about game vs Ticats

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