September 18, 2018

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Playbook: Jets and Oates, Dump & Chase, The Handoff, and more...

Skills coach Adam Oates after a Jets practice at the Bell MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg on Wednesday.

Skills coach Adam Oates after a Jets practice at the Bell MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg on Wednesday.


Top picks

  • Winnipeg Blue Bomber running back Andrew Harris and Free Press sportswriter Jeff Hamilton have teamed up for a new podcast called The Handoff.

    Winnipeg Blue Bomber running back Andrew Harris and Free Press sportswriter Jeff Hamilton have teamed up for a new podcast called The Handoff.

    Hall-of-fame hands on deck: Oates gives instruction to Jets stars.
  • Dump & Chase: Free Press hockey writers McIntyre and Bell are back with their weekly feature of digital slices of hockey life.
  • The Handoff: Jeff Hamilton and Andrew Harris chat in podcast about Bombers season so far and what's ahead after the bye week

Last night

  • Red Sox reach 100: Boston beats Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 to reach century mark in wins for first time since 1946.
  • Athletics clobber Orioles: Oakland does all its scoring in third inning in 10-0 rout of Baltimore.

What we're reading

  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Family man: Steve Yzerman sticks to values in ‘bittersweet’ decision to leave Lightning
  • Timing is everything: OK, now the Canadiens can fire Marc Bergevin
  • Just for kicks: Women were asked if they'd wear LeBron's new shoes

In case you missed it

  • Great expectations: Free Press hockey writers Jason Bell and Mike McIntyre take a look at the Jets season to come
  • Doug Brown: Iceman Nichols melts down trying to force things Bombers' way

What to watch

  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up a three-games series in Boston vs the Red Sox / 6 pm / Sportsnet
  • NFL: Week 2 of the season kicks off with the Baltimore Ravens playing the Bengals in Cincinnati / 7:20 pm / TSN

Let's look ahead

  • Going to camp: The Winnipeg Jets will open their training camp this week, with their first on-ice sessions on Friday. The team's first pre-season game is Monday, Sept. 17 when the Minnesota Wild visit Bell MTS Place.
  • Bye bye: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a week off in the CFL schedule and will return to action on Friday, Sept. 21 when they host the Montreal Alouettes.

Video review

  • Patrik Laine

    Patrik Laine

    Pre-season sitdown: Laine talks goals, expectations and contract with TSN's Darren Dreger

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