The Winnipeg Blue Bombers dealt backup quarterback Dru Brown to the Ottawa Redblacks in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2024 CFL Draft. Brown was scheduled to become a free agent next month. The 26-year-old California native appeared in 38 games with the Bombers since he was acquired in 2020, throwing for 1,484 yards with 14 touchdowns. The Bombers also signed American receivers Kody Case & Tyler Adams as well as American quarterback Eric Barriere. Case & Adams spent time in the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts training camp last summer as undrafted free agents. Barriere joins the Blue Bombers after an outstanding collegiate career at Eastern Washington. He attended Denver Broncos mini-camp in 2022 and then spent time in the USFL with the Michigan Panthers and the New Jersey Generals.
The Winkler Flyers face the Selkirk Steelers tonight (7 p.m.) at the Centennial Arena. The Flyers (26-5-2-2) have 56 points and are five back of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's East Division leading Steinbach Pistons and one point ahead of the third place Portage Terriers. The Pistons meet the Terriers tonight at Stride Place.
The round robin ends today at the Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open in Red Deer. Kerri Einarson has a 3-0 record; Jennifer Jones & Matt Dunstone are 2-1; Reid Carruthers & Kaitlyn Lawes are 1-2 and Kate Cameron's team skipped by Chelsea Carey is 0-3. The top eight men's and women's teams advance to the quarterfinals.
The CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open, an official PGA TOUR Americas Fortinet Cup event, has granted a sponsor’s exemption to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dylan Samberg, who will compete as an amateur in the tournament set for August 22-25, 2024, at Southwood Golf & Country Club. Inviting an active NHL player to compete against PGA TOUR Americas professionals has become a tradition at the event. A Winnipeg Jets player has played via a sponsor’s exemption four times with Mark Scheifele competing in 2018 and 2022, Kyle Connor in 2019 and Morgan Barron in 2023. Samberg, a native of Hermantown, Minnesota, was drafted in 2017 and the fourth year pro is enjoying his 3rd NHL season as a mainstay on the Jets defense corps. “Having an active member of an NHL roster play with our membership is a tradition special to the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open,” said Scott Pritchard, Vice President PGA TOUR Americas. “We are excited Dylan will be representing the Jets and we look forward to growing the game of golf in Manitoba and bringing awareness to the mission of the TNYF.” Net proceeds from the CentrePort Rail Park Manitoba Open will once again go to the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) to support its Project 11 Mental Wellness Program and introduce the game of golf to children at Camp Manitou. Over the last two years, the tournament donated $177,000 to TNYF.