September 21, 2017

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Playbook: Laine hit the gym, Indians streak reaches 20, Fish championship preview and more…

Patrik Laine

Top picks

  • Winnipeg Goldeyes celebrate a 3-1 series win over the Lincoln Saltdogs.

    Welcome back: Patrik Laine was back on a Winnipeg rink Tuesday, looking a bit bigger — “Four or five kilos, that’s pretty good for me,” he said.
  • Payback: The Pete Rose Jr.-led Wichita Wingnuts are looking for revenge after losing to the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the final one year ago.
  • Not back: Kevin Glenn remains day-to-day after Banjo Bowl injury, may not play vs. Hamilton.

Last night

  • Twenty!: The Cleveland Indians became the third team since 1900 to win at least 20 in a row, thanks to Corey Kluber’s shutout.
  • 20-20: Mookie Betts hit two bombs to become the first Red Sox player with consecutive 20-HR 20-SB seasons.
  • Four!: It’s not 20 but the cellar-dwelling Blue Jays managed to win their fourth in a row on a walkoff

What we're reading

  • San Francisco Giants' celebrate a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Build it and they should come: Seattle arena deal makes addition of another NHL expansion franchise a no-brainer
  • Build it like that and they won't come: The 49ers' stadium is as empty as it deserves to be
  • Weirdest. Season. Ever: The Dodgers' potentially fatal flaw — and the teams that could exploit it

What to watch

  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up a three-game series at home vs the Baltimore Orioles / 6 pm / Sportsnet

In case you missed it

  • Tyler Myers

    Comeback season: Towering Tyler Myers primed and ready for training camp
  • Doug Brown: Bombers' fake punt return was the real deal

Let's look ahead

  • 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

  • Jets Report: Jets centre Mark Scheifele is setting a high bar for the upcoming season
  • Grip it and rip it: Training with the strongest man in golf

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