August 18, 2018

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Playbook: Jets in tough in Central, Karate kid... and his Mom, Manziel lousy, and more...

Top picks

  • Sofia Mirza and her son Rahim train together six days a week.

    Grand Central: Mike McIntyre looks at what Jets will face against division foes this season.
  • Duo digs karate: mother, son to represent Canada at competiton in Panama.
  • Paul Wiecek: Manziel fiasco makes CFL look like a joke

Last night

  • Goldeyes railroaded: Cleburne wins rubber match of three-game series at Shaw Park.
  • Red Sox double up Blue Jays: Devers clubs two-run shot as Boston hands Toronto third straight defeat.
  • Shapovalov advances, Raonic bounced: Canadian men win some, lose some at Rogers Cup tennis event in Toronto.

What we're reading

  •  (CP)

    Washington Nationals' Juan Soto

    Bob Weeks: Nine players to consider for the PGA Championship
  • Childish Bambino: Nats' Juan Soto is one of the greatest teenagers in MLB history
  • Job hunting: NHL free agents who could earn jobs through tryouts

In case you missed it

  • No more Mr. Nice Morrissey?: Restricted free agent defenceman remains without deal as clock winds down on summer.
  • Still swinging: MLB legend Rafael Palmeiro teammate with son on Railroaders squad.
  • Free Press Flashback: Bombers hammer Als 58-2 (in 1981)

What to watch

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    Rory McIlroy should be in the running to win the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.

    Golf: Opening-round action of the PGA Championship from Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis / 1 p.m. / TSN
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up a three-game series at home vs. the Boston Red Sox / 6 p.m. / Sportsnet
  • CFL: The Edmonton Eskimos (5-2) are in Vancouver to play the B.C. Lions (2-4) / 9 p.m. / TSN

Let's look ahead

  • Back from the bye: The Bombers return to action after one-week break in the schedule when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night at Investors Group Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Video replay

  • Bombers Report: Head coach Mike O'Shea addresses the media following practice on Wednesday
  • The Last Expo: Bartolo Colon has 246 major league victories, giving the rotund right-hander the most all-time for a Latin American pitcher

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