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Playbook: Myers focused on bounce back, Lemieux feels need for speed

Malik Leggett (left), 9, celebrates with his dad, Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Moe Leggett (31).

Top picks


    Tyler Myers skating at the BELL MTS Iceplex with teammates Monday.

    Focused and fit: Tyler Myers is looking forward to a productive season with the Jets after last season was filled with adversity
  • Always looking to improve: Jets prospect Brendan Lemieux lost weight and added speed during the off season
  • Doug Brown: Bombers' trick play worked to perfection

Last night

  • 19 and counting: the Cleveland Indians won their 19th game in a row with a 11-0 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers
  • Viking conquest: The Minnesota Vikings opened the season with a decisive win over the New Orleans Saints and their former star Adrian Peterson
  • Jays win battle of the birds: Toronto tops Baltimore 4-3

What we're reading

  • Henrik Sedin

    Dear Vancouver: Sedins chronicle how they are committed to play for Canucks until the end of their careers
  • Jeff Blair: Why shutting down Aaron Sanchez provides more questions than answers
  • The Carter Effect: Is there a fit for Vince to return to Raptors?

What to watch

  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles in the middle game of a three-game series at Rogers Centre / 6 pm / Sportsnet

In case you missed it

  • Josh Romanski (23) and David Bergen (13) celebrate scoring against the Saints.

    Looking to repeat: Winnipeg Goldeyes win playoff series vs Saltdogs to earn chance to defend title
  • Jeff Hamilton's 5 Takeaways: Banjo Bowl the win Bombers needed
  • Bigger, stronger: Kyle Connor wants to stick — and stay — with Jets this season

Let's look ahead

  • Bring on the Wingnuts: The Goldeyes open the American Association final series Wednesday in Wichita. Game 2 is Thursday before the teams return to Winnipeg for Game 3 on Saturday. Games 4 and 5, if necessary, would be played Sunday and Monday — also at Shaw Park.
  • Ice time: The Winnipeg Jets will open training camp on Friday and will play their first pre-season game of the season the following Monday (Sept. 18) when they host the Minnesota Wild.
  • Bye bye: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are off for a week after their game against the Riders. They're back in action on Friday, Sept. 22 when they host the Ottawa Redblacks.

Video review

  • Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff

    Chevy one-on-one: Winnipeg Jets GM sits down with Bob McKenzie to discuss the team's outlook for the upcoming season
  • The man in the red bandana: Welles Crowther, a former Boston College lacrosse player whose trademark was a red bandana, led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001
  • Vikings conquer Saints: Minnesota's new running back upstages the club's old running back in season-opening victory over New Orleans

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