Top picks Bombers dealt big blow: defensive end Westerman's season done due to upper-body injury. Pre-season of penalties: NHL refs cracking down on infractions such as slashing before regular season begins. Fish not fried yet: Goldeyes play for second straight American Association title tonight after wild 17-inning win over Wingnuts in Game 4. Last night Jays crown Royals: Stroman gets career-high 12th win as Toronto prevails 5-2 against Kansas City. Home-run record smashed: the Royals' Alex Gordon is credited with the 5,694th homer in the majors this season, breaking the dinger record set in 2000. Fowler powers Cards over Reds: St. Louis slugger hits tying homer in 8th, go-ahead double in 10th
Wab Kinew, left and Steve Ashton at the NDP Leadership 2017 Forum. Review didn’t include recordings: In vetting Wab Kinew before he became an MLA and later the NDP’s leader, the party didn’t listen to court tapes to learn more about his past convictions for assault and refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Party president David Woodbury says the vetting also focused more on the convictions instead of domestic violence charges that were later stayed.
Jack Roslovic is smarter, fitter and a more well-rounded player as he begins his second season as a professional. But it likely won't be enough to earn regular work with the Winnipeg Jets, who chose the 20-year-old centre in the first round (25th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. He's expected to continue his development with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, where he registered 13 goals and 48 points in 65 games in 2016-17. Roslovic was a standout during Winnipeg's fitness testing last week and had a particularly dominant performance in the beep test, a definitive assessment of cardiovascular conditioning. With a heavy workload during his off-season workout regimen, the 6-1 Roslovic said he added five