The Winnipeg Blue Bombers own sole possession of first place in the CFL’s West Division. The Bombers rallied for a 34-26 overtime victory over the B.C. Lions Friday night in Vancouver. Brady Oliveira ran for a nine-yard touchdown on Winnipeg’s first possession of OT. Kenny Lawler then hauled in a pass from Zack Collaros for the two-point convert. The Bombers defence shutdown the Lions in their overtime possession. Collaros, who threw touchdown passes to Janarion Grant and Drew Wolitarsky in regulation, passed for 389 yards but fumbled the ball twice and threw an interception Sergio Castillo kicked four field goals. The Bombers are 12-4 and have the bye in Week 19. The second place Lions are 11-5.

The Steinbach Pistons and Niverville Nighthawks both lost Friday night. The defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Pistons were shutout 1-0 in Selkirk. Steelers netminder Noel Olsonawski made 32 saves. The Nighthawks dropped a 5-0 home ice decision to OCN. Blizzard goaltender Tomas Anderson stopped 23 shots.

The St. Malo Warriors play their home opener tonight (7:30 p.m.) against the Beausejour Comets. The Warriors won their season opener 5-2 over the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen last Sunday.

The Canadian men’s volleyball team has a 4-2 record at the Olympic qualifying tournament in China. Belgium defeated Canada 25-14, 22-25, 30-28, 25-16. Stephen Marr of Aurora, Ontario led the Canada’s attack with 19 points while Steinbach’s Eric Loeppky had 11 attack points and three block points. Canada will face Mexico Sunday morning at 4 a.m. to wrap up round robin pool play. Poland has a 5-0 record in Pool C while Belgium and Canada are 4-2. The top two countries from each of the tournament’s three pools advance to the Paris Olympics next summer.