June 24, 2018

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Playbook: Streveler to start against Eskimos, happily ever Rafter, Fish fell RailCats, and more...

Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler will get the nod as starting quarterback in his team's first regular season game against the Edmonton Eskimos, Thursday.


Top picks

  • Tatiana Rafter with the Isobel Cup back after her Metropolitan Riveters won the 2018 National Women’s Hockey League championship.

    Streveler to lead Blue Bombers: rookie QB gets the start in Thursday's season opener against Eskimos.
  • Raise it to the Rafter: former Balmoral Hall Blazer returns to hometown with NWHL championship trophy in tow.
  • Boshers brilliant: Goldeyes starter tosses gem in 2-1 win against RailCats at Shaw Park.

Last night

  • Rays double up Jays: Bauer's first career home run highlights Tampa Bay's 8-4 win over Toronto.
  • Marlins down Giants: Bumgarner blows six-inning lead before ejection in just his second game of season.

What we're reading

  • Triple crown winner Justify.

    Mark Spector: In praise of Alex Ovechkin’s rowdy Stanley Cup celebrations
  • Triple Crown Brouhaha: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?
  • Killin' it: Jim Carrey was a big fan of the Brewers' bullpen cart-aided recreation of 'Dumb and Dumber'

In case you missed it

  • World Cup preview: A group by group rundown of the nations battling for global supremacy in Russia starting Thursday
  • Cramped quarters: Jets dressing room may be too full of forwards for Petan

What to watch

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Curtis Granderson, right, celebrates with teammate Randal Grichuk.

    MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays play the second game of a three-game series in Tampa vs the Rays / 6 pm / Sportsnet

Let's look ahead

  • Home cooking: The Goldeyes continue a six-game homestand with the second of three games vs the Gary Southshore Railcats. Game time is 7 pm.
  • Home opener: The Blue Bombers play their first game of the 2018 CFL regular season when they host the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 pm.
  • Fore!: The US Open gets underway on Thursday from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

Video review

  • Bombers Report: Head coach Mike O'Shea chats with the media following team's first practice of the week on Monday
  • What are the odds?: A's fan catches two foul balls on consecutive pitches

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