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Buccaneers draft lineman to help bolster Brady’s protection

April 23, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Wirfs was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers landed more help for Tom Brady in the opening round of the NFL draft, moving to bolster the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback's protection by selecting Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs with the 13th pick. 45 overall — and could be in the market for a running back to pair with third-year pro Ronald Jones. A third receiver is a possibility in the later rounds, when Arians and Licht will also look to add depth on defence.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

April 17, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via APBritish Columbia is reporting 43 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths. A joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C. now has a total of 1,618 COVID-19 cases. 2:27 p.m.Manitoba health officials say there are no new COVID-19 cases in the province, leaving the total at 250. 10:50 a.m.Ontario is reporting 564 new COVID-19 cases today, with 55 new deaths.

Buccaneers figure to bolster OL, seek RB in draft

April 15, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin each topped 1,100 yards receiving, LB Shaquil Barrett led league with 19 1/2 sacks, and young defence showed promise down stretch. Placed franchise tag on LB Shaquil Barrett. THEY DON’T NEED: QB, LB. POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas, Louisville OT Mekhi Becton, Florida CB CJ Henderson, Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs. Club’s biggest need entering draft is bolstering offensive line that will protect Brady, who will be 43 in August.

Defence tops draft list for Cowboys, new coach McCarthy

April 15, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - DALLAS (8-8)LAST SEASON: High expectations, 3-0 start faded to another .500 finish under coach Jason Garrett, whose contract wasn’t renewed. Signed DT Gerald McCoy, DE Aldon Smith, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Maurice Canady, DT Dontari Poe, K Greg Zuerlein, TE Blake Bell. THEY NEED: S, DE, CB, LB. THEY DON’T NEED: RB, QB, K.POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LSU DE K’Lavon Chaisson, Florida CB CJ Henderson, Alabama S Xavier McKinney. OUTLOOK: First-year coach Mike McCarthy has signalled philosophical shift on defence with signings of beefy McCoy, Poe.

All-Decade Team a dicey proposition, other than a few stars

March 30, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - All-Decade teams are a dicey proposition. Next Monday, April 6, 2020, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 span. Next Monday, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 span. WIDE RECEIVERNot so easy here keeping Michael Thomas, Calvin Johnson or Julian Edelman off the first team. TACKLENo problem at all here: Joe Thomas, who soon will be in the Hall of Fame, would make any All-Decade compilation.

Winnipeg Free Press

March 27, 2020


Big money for big oil?

March 27, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - In times of crisis, it is not uncommon to see governments step in and provide help to industry to keep big businesses from failing. As the chips fell in the 2008 financial crisis, the United States bailed out big banks; in Canada, the federal government backstopped the auto industry. A lot of noise is being made about the potential of a bailout for one industry in particular: oil and gas. On the other hand, Canada is the fourth-largest oil exporter in the world, according to Natural Resources Canada. Those who are in favour of federal supports for the fossil fuel industry are quick to point out these resources are integral to the functioning of other big business, such plastics, shipping and airlines.

Postcards from New York City … and New Zealand, and Thailand

March 26, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - For some time, New York City has always been the choice locale for apocalypse movies. According to a New York Times report, the city accounts for five per cent of COVID-19 cases globally. — Randall KingTara WestwoodTara Westwood has lived in New York City for longer than she lived in Manitoba. "Ever since I moved to New York City in 1992, I’ve lived in one area and that’s the Upper West Side. "But it was a New York City I’ve never seen in all of my years here.

Giants decline option on S Bethea, look to OT in draft

March 18, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - The Giants on Wednesday declined the contract option on safety Antonie Bethea, freeing about $2.75 million in salary cap space. So with about $11 million in cap space, don't expect the Giants to find an offensive tackle in free agency. With the fourth pick overall after a 4-12 season, offensive tackle seems the likely choice, although it could be a linebacker or a receiver. The offensive tackle position in the draft is deep. The injury-prone Evan Engram remains the top tight end, while the Giants were impressed with free agent Kaden Smith last season.

Globe and Mail leads National Newspaper Award nominations with 19 finalists

March 18, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - The Globe and Mail leads the nominations for the 2019 National Newspaper Awards, with 19 of the 63 finalists in the running. La Presse racked up 10 nominations, and the Toronto Star received seven, including a joint submission between the two papers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew VaughanThe Globe and Mail leads the nominations for the 2019 National Newspaper Awards, with 19 of the 63 finalists in the running. The Ottawa Citizen and the London Free Press both picked up four nominations, while the Winnipeg Free Press has finalists in three categories. Rick Madonik, Toronto Star, for a photo of the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, surrounded by the hands of teammates and opponents.

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