Bombers ink Texas receiver

Bombers' coach Mike Kelly. (Jordan Verlage/SUN MEDIA)

Bombers' coach Mike Kelly. (Jordan Verlage/SUN MEDIA)

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed import receiver Ramonce Taylor, according to U.S. reports.

Media outlets in the Rio Grande Valley area of southern Texas are reporting that Taylor, who played running back for the Texas Longhorns' national championship team in 2005-06, has signed with the Bombers.

The 5-foot-11 Taylor had 15 touchdowns in Texas' championship season, but he was arrested on marijuana charges in May 2006 and eventually dismissed from the team for academic reasons.

He was also sentenced to five months in prison last year for probation violations, according to the Temple (Texas) Daily Telegram.

'Toba shut out of medals

Manitoba teams have been shut out of today's finals at the Canadian Ringette Championships in Charlottetown.

The Winnipeg-based Prairie Fire lost 8-3 yesterday to the Ottawa Ice in the National Ringette League playdowns, finishing with a 3-4 record. Caroline Feasby had two goals for the Fire, with Ashley Lutz adding a single.

In the junior division, Manitoba dropped a 6-3 decision to Quebec and posted a 4-4 mark. Casie Gauthier, Jessica Paradis and Amber Biebrick scored for Manitoba.

And in the Belle event, Manitoba had a 1-1 record on its final day of competition, beating B.C. 10-9 but losing 1-0 to Quebec in overtime, and just missed the final with a 5-2 record. Morgan Jones had five goals for Manitoba in the victory over B.C.

Things get Dirte at CFC 2

Winnipeg's Joe (El Dirte) Doerksen will fight in the main event of the CFC 2 mixed martial arts card, to be held May 22 at the Convention Centre.

Other local fighters scheduled to step into the ring include (Dangerous) Dave Zuniga, Chris (The Warrior) Fontaine and Eric Perez, who put Dean Lewis in the hospital for five days after their CFC 1 bout in February.

Lewis will be at the May card as promoter Giuseppe De Natale's guest.


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