December 17, 2017

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Playbook: Jets fall, Russia booted, Bombers see stars, and more...

Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little tries to pass from the ice as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green defends in the third period Tuesday.


Top picks

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris, 2017 Outstanding Canadian in the CFL.

    Dumped in Detroit: Jets fail to take off in 5-1 Red Wings victory.
  • IOC punishes Russia: Russian athletes can compete at 2018 Winter Olympics, but without flag.
  • Bombers saluted: team has five players named to CFL all-star team.

Last night

  • Paul Wiecek: for Jennifer Jones, it's good to be lucky at the trials.
  • Canada tops U.S.: women's national team edges Americans 2-0 in spirited tilt at Bell MTS Place.
  • Canucks silence Canes: Markstrom stops 30 shots to earn first NHL shutout in 3-0 win.

What we're reading

  • Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier lies on the field after an injury.

    Bad blood bad for the game: The Steelers and Bengals saw Ryan Shazier go down, then brutalized each other anyway
  • Words of wisdom: How Chris Pronger helped Panthers' Aaron Ekblad get back on track
  • Winning in Winnipeg: How high can Jets fly?

What to watch

  • Roar of the Rings: Draw 12 @ 8 am; Draw 13 @ 1 pm; Draw 14 @ 6 pm / TSN
  • NHL: The Calgary Flames are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs / 6:30 pm / Sportsnet

In case you missed it

  • Pascal Vincent, Head Coach of the Manitoba Moose.

    Dynamic duo: Local squads tops in NHL, AHL standings
  • Paul Wiecek: Broom police another sign of curling's 'progress'
  • Doug Brown: A sign of a good contract? Paying players for what they can still do, not what they've done

Let's look ahead

  • Heading south: The Jets are off to Florida to play a pair of games — Thursday vs the Panthers and Saturday vs the Lightning.

Video review

  • Red Wings sting Jets: Winnipeg woeful in Motor City

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