Naylor’s Kickoff: Blue Bombers a model of consistency

There’s no magic formula in Winnipeg, Dave Naylor writes. Good drafting, smart trades, and successful dives into free agency have helped the defending champs roll to a 9-1 record in a season with so many unique variables.

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Dave Naylor

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Bombers' RB Harris (knee) on 6-game injured list

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going to be missing a key player on offence for the next while. Winnipeg announced Friday morning that Canadian running back Andrew Harris is being placed on the six-game injured list because of a knee injury.

Bombers' RB Harris (knee) on 6-game injured list

Friday Night Football

Andrade/PAC II headlines AEW Rampage

A hotly anticipated rematch between Andrade El Idolo and "The Bastard" PAC headlines Friday night's AEW Rampage. Plus, AEW Women's World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, DMD takes on the Dark Order's Anna Jay and Orange Cassidy meets Powerhouse Hobbs in the first round of the World Title Eliminator tournament. You can catch AEW Rampage at 10pm et/7pm pt streaming on TSN Direct and on

Can Oklahoma ride Caleb Williams all the way to the CFP?

Can Oklahoma ride Caleb Williams all the way to the CFP?

The Sooners are up to No. 3 in the polls after their big win over TCU. But surprisingly they're being led by quarterback and true freshman Caleb Williams instead of Spencer Rattler, who is now on the bench. So can Can Oklahoma ride Caleb Williams all the way to the College Football Playoff? Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji weigh in.

Simmons vs. The Spread: Best NCAA football bets for Week 8

While no ranked teams meet on the field this weekend, that doesn’t mean the college football world has been quiet. Michael Simmons is back as he makes his NCAA football picks.

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Morning Coffee: Keenum, Johnson lead Browns to TNF win

No one is going to tell you that betting on the National Football League is easy unless they are trying to sell you something. Here’s the Morning Coffee for Friday Oct. 22, 2021.

CFL Week 12

Chalk Talk with Davis Sanchez: Dinwiddie on headset communication

In 2010, the CFL announced that quarterback helmets would be equipped with wireless headsets to enable coaches to communicate with their pivots on the field. In the beginning, this one-way communication was cut off with 10 seconds left on the play clock, but in 2016 this rule was dropped allowing coaches to continue giving direction right through the play. Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie explains how he uses headset communication during this edition of Chalk Talk with Davis Sanchez.

How much added pressure is on Shiltz with Harris waiting in the wings?

With the Alouettes two points back of the Argos for top spot in the East, how much added pressure is on Matthew Shiltz with recently acquired Trevor Harris waiting in the wings? TSN CFL analyst Milt Stegall discusses, and sheds light on what's been the biggest key to Toronto's three-game win streak.

Blue Bombers can clinch West Division title with victory over Lions

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can ensure Saturday that the path to the '21 Grey Cup in the West Division will go through IG Field. Winnipeg (9-1) can clinch top spot in the West Division with a home victory over the B.C. Lions (4-5). With an eighth straight win, the Bombers would be the host team for the West final Dec. 5.

Kotkaniemi gets the last laugh in win over Habs

Welcomed by a chorus of boos by Montreal fans, Jesperi Kotkaniemi got the last laugh as he netted a goal against his former team as the Hurricanes kept the Habs winless. TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson shares his thoughts on how he believes Kotkaniemi was feeling, and discusses how things can improve for the Canadiens.

Kotkaniemi gets the last laugh in win over Habs

The Questions with Dean Brown: D.J. Smith

TSN 1200's Dean Brown sits down with Senators head coach D.J. Smith in this first installment of The Questions.

How did Tkachuk look in his first game back?

Brady Tkachuk got an assist and six hits in his season debut, but what did the eye test look like? How big a loss would Shane Pinto be for Ottawa's depth at centre? The TSN Hockey panel has more.

Around the NHL

Leafs adjust to rare 6pm start; prep for first US trip during pandemic

There will be a rare 6pm puck drop in Toronto tonight when the Leafs take on the Sharks. The team requested an earlier start after they were made aware of customs requirements ahead of their first trip to the US as a team since the pandemic began.

Mrazek (groin) progressing well; will travel with Leafs on upcoming trip

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe explains that Petr Mrazek has been skating throughout the week and is progressing really well and will travel on the upcoming road trip with the team.

Connor scores twice, powers undermanned Jets to win over Ducks

Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist Thursday as the Jets defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 despite having two of their top-line players in COVID-19 protocol.

Canucks beat winless Blackhawks

Jason Dickinson, Tanner Pearson and Brock Boeser scored their first goals of the season as the Vancouver Canucks topped the winless Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Markstrom shuts out Red Wings in Flames win

Jacob Markstrom stopped all 33 shots Detroit took Thursday night in the Calgary Flames’ 3-0 victory over the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

Pressure already mounting in Montreal

Four games represent a small sample size, but the Canadiens’ inability to win and sustain the offensive zone points to this not being a typical losing streak, Travis Yost writes.

Travis Yost

Travis Yost

Leafs' Dermott plans to support LGBTQ community 'more vigorously'

Maple Leafs defenceman Travis Dermott discusses if using pride tape on his sticks will be more permanent this season and explains why it's important to him.

Insider Trading: Jets unsure if they are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak

How concerned are the Jets with the positive COVID-19 tests for Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele? Who are the six goalies on Canada's short list for the Olympics? Are the Sens shopping for more scoring? TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Chris Johnston discuss this and more.

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Canada Soccer

Canada cracks FIFA's top 50 for first time since 1997

After 24 years, Canada’s men’s national soccer team is back into the top 50 of the FIFA ranking. Canada was ranked 48th in the new rankings released Thursday after going unbeaten in three matches during the latest World Cup qualifying window.

Canada cracks FIFA's top 50 for first time since 1997

Canada’s Olympic champion women’s soccer team making their impact felt

After winning gold at the Tokyo Games, the Canadian women’s soccer team is set to reunite for the Celebration Tour, with the series kicking off with two games against New Zealand starting in Ottawa on Saturday. Here’s a look at what the 22 Olympians have been up to since winning it all in August.

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Canada’s Olympic champion women’s soccer team making their impact felt

NFL Week 7

Flores reiterates support for Tagovailoa as Watson rumors swirl

Dolphins coach Brian Flores gave a public endorsement Friday of Tua Tagovailoa, as rumors of a potential trade for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson flared once again earlier this week.

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Keenum, Johnson lead Browns past Broncos

Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and the busted-up Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday night.

Judge takes blame for Giants' struggles: 'The fish stinks from the head down'

New York Giants coach Joe Judge isn't putting the blame elsewhere for his team's 1-5 start -- he's looking right in the mirror.

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Can Fields make enough plays with his legs and arm to outduel Brady?

Jesse Palmer previews Sunday's tilt between the Bears and Buccaneers and explains why it will come down to whether rookie QB Justin Fields can make enough plays with his legs and his arm to outduel Tom Brady.

Report: Browns QB Mayfield to need shoulder surgery in off-season

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is expected to need surgery on his non-throwing shoulder this off-season, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Morey: Expect Simmons saga to last a long time

In a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic, 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey discussed how long the Ben Simmons saga can last as the team prepares to wait for a difference-maker in a potential trade.

Morey: Expect Simmons saga to last a long time

Around the NBA

Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers

Stephen Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-footer less than a minute earlier, and his 45-point home opener lifted the Golden State Warriors over the Los Angeles Clippers 115-113 Thursday night.

Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers

Young, Hawks open season with rout of Mavericks

Cam Reddish scored 20 points, Trae Young added 19 and the Atlanta Hawks began a season of high expectations with a 113-87 rout of Luka Doncic and the Mavericks on Thursday night, ruining the debut of Dallas coach Jason Kidd.

Young, Hawks open season with rout of Mavericks

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Mays' first NFT to feature diploma, benefit Say Hey Foundation

Mays' first NFT to feature diploma, benefit Say Hey Foundation

Willie Mays' diploma is being made public for the first time in the 90-year-old's first NFT, which will be released on Sunday, ESPN has learned. All proceeds from the release will be donated to the Mays' Say Hey Foundation, which establishes baseball programs for underprivileged youth in Alabama.

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The Shift: Episode 17

In Episode 17 of The Shift, Kayla Grey goes 1-on-1 with RJ Barrett to chat about season expectations heading into his third season with the Knicks. Actress and Diggstown star Vinessa Antoine talks about her impact as one of the first Black women to lead a primetime show in Canada. Plus, Kayla weighs in on the Kyrie Irving vaccine saga and why it’s time for the Nets to move on.

The Shift: Kyrie Irving’s “voice for the voiceless” argument isn’t making sense

Kayla Grey weighs in on Kyrie Irving’s refusal to take the vaccine. While Irving claims to be a “voice for the voiceless” and has a history of taking thoughtful stands on various issues, Kayla argues that his stance against vaccines isn’t productive and that the Brooklyn Nets must move on.

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Michael Bunting the new Darcy Tucker?

Bryan Hayes and Jeff O’Neill are joined by former Maple Leaf Darcy Tucker to discuss the play of Michael Bunting so far and they also share some stories from O-Dog and Tucker’s days on the Maple Leafs.

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7-Eleven Junior Hockey Magazine

Back for a 31st season starting on October 15, TSN's Gino Reda, along with our cast of hockey experts from across the country, has the latest news, interviews and analysis of the junior game.

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