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Veteran defensive back Johnson signs one-day contract with Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG — Veteran defensive Jovon Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Tuesday to retire as a member of the CFL club.

Johnson, 36, spent six of his 12 CFL seasons with Winnipeg (2008-13). During that time, Johnson was twice a CFL all-star and in 2011 captured the league's outstanding defensive player award, becoming the first defensive back to do so.

Canada faces U.S. in U-20 soccer showdown

Canada is no stranger to facing the U.S. at the women's youth soccer level. It's just happening earlier than usual at the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship.

The two North American rivals face off Wednesday in the Dominican Republic in quarterfinal action. With only the semifinal winners qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in August, Wednesday's loser is out of luck.

Manitoba's Kerri Einarson wins Scotties title

MOOSE JAW, Sask.—A dream team of former skips came together to earn a Canadian women's curling championship yesterday.

Manitoba's Kerri Einarson beat Ontario's Rachel Homan 8-7 in an extra end to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask.

“This means absolutely the world to me," Einarson said. ”I really wanted to do this for myself and my teammates.