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WINNIPEG -- Retired running back Charles Roberts was known for his speed but he wishes hes been a little slower leaving the Winn

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WINNIPEG -- Retired running back Charles Roberts was known for his speed but he wishes hes been a little slower leaving the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Oscar Robertson Jersey . Of course it wasnt his choice, as he was traded to the B.C. Lions in September 2008 after already edging aside Leo Lewis as Winnipegs all-time leading rusher. But he had only 13 yards to go before eclipsing the 10,000-yard career mark, which he did in a B.C. uniform. "The one bad part of getting to the 10,000-yard plateau was that I had to celebrate in a locker-room basically full of strangers," he said Wednesday, as he was preparing to be inducted into the Bombers Hall of Fame. "B.C. was really, really good to me in the short time that I was there and those players, they really embraced me. But it just didnt feel right to reach such a milestone with another team." B.C. didnt renew his contract in 2009 and he retired shortly after that. He now works for the post office in Long Beach, Calif. "Ive got a regular job. I cant weasel out of things like I did here." At just five foot six and a little over 175 pounds during his playing days, he was known for dodging the media almost as effectively as he dodged cornerbacks and linebackers. He said he came to Winnipeg in 2001 thinking he was already signed to be the Bombers starting running back. When he learned it was just a tryout and they already had talented tailbacks, he didnt think hed be around long. Instead Roberts would go on to set a number of team records, including marks for the most consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and most rushing touchdowns. He sits fifth on the CFLs rushing list with 10,285 yards. He earned the nickname Blink for his speed and passed the legendary Lewis in 2007 as Winnipegs all-time leading rusher. He said it was a little weird not to see the old Winnipeg Stadium where it stood for half a century, not far from the hotel where the induction dinner was being held. "The new stadium is absolutely magnificent," he said. "I saw it yesterday, its something that every player would love to play in. "But that old stadium, it had that mystique about it. Just rustic. If youre an outsider coming in, (you) dont want to come here. It was intimidating." As for some of the conflicts he had with management when he wore the blue and gold, Roberts suggested it wasnt all that serious. "I think the game has changed a little bit. When I came along it was still more of like a family atmosphere," he said. "The friction was more like a son not necessarily going with his parents wishes. .. Every coach I played for I absolutely loved, even the one that traded me out of here." The Bombers also inducted former team president George Graham and Ralph Warrington, the former general manager of CJOB, the teams long-time radio broadcaster. Anthony Tolliver Jersey . Tensions rose in the first period when Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins forward Loui Eriksson with what appeared to be a clean hit. DeMarcus Cousins Jersey . The 36-year-old said a few months ago he would hang up his boots at the end of the season, but has since changed his mind. "Its a pity the season is ending now, as I am in good physical shape and enjoying myself," Di Natale said. http://www.nbakingsonline.com/Authentic-Georgios-Papagiannis-Kings-Jersey/ . The Miami Heat star tops the leagues global list of top-selling jerseys for the 2012-13 season, edging Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Heat teammate Dwyane Wade for the No.TORONTO -- Toronto FC fans werent the only ones wondering why Dwayne De Rosario had been left out in the cold for much of this MLS season. The 36-year-old attacking midfielder was also wondering what he had done wrong. Asked whether he had ever got an explanation from former manager Ryan Nelsen on why he wasnt playing, De Rosario replied: "No, not really." "When I did speak to the coach, it was all (Youre) doing well, long season," De Rosario said Monday after training with the national team. "Thats what made me more frustrated because as a player, as a senior player, you just like things straightforward. I wasnt getting any response in that direction." DeRo started three of Torontos first five league games. The former MLS MVP did not get his next start until Saturday, Torontos 26th game of the season. That latest start was at the behest of Greg Vanney, who replaced Nelsen as manager on Aug. 31. Vanney wasted little time calling De Rosario, who was in camp with the Canadian team, after the coaching change. "That was huge from a coaching standpoint," De Rosario said. And when De Rosario left the Canadian camp early Friday to play for Toronto against the Philadelphia Union the next day, he sat down with Vanney and heard how the new coach saw him fitting him into his plan. "That was another positive," De Rosario said. "Hopefully we can keep those lines (of communication) open because whether Im a starter or coming off the bench, I still think I have a lot to offer in terms of innformation about other teams playing in the league so long . Chris Webber Jersey. . . I know what it takes to win in this league. "Right not were lacking a little bit of the mentality part of it. You can see with the goals that we let in. And its very important that we battle in Chicago the next game coming up and grind out a result and build off of that confidence and steam forward." De Rosario is a 14-year MLS veteran with 336 appearances in the league with five different teams. When asked about De Rosario, Nelsen always cited him as a model pro who was helping younger teammates at practice and in the locker-room. But he said it was hard getting game time with Nigerian international Bright Dike and former English Premier League forward Luke Moore vying with De Rosario to get playing time behind Jermain Defoe and Brazils Gilberto. That has led to speculation that De Rosarios re-signing with the team was GM Tim Bezbatchenkos idea and not Nelsens. De Rosario said his sole focus, after Canadas friendly Tuesday against Jamaica, is to get TFC into the playoffs. Toronto (9-11-6) slipped from fourth to seventh in the Eastern Conference standings on the weekend after losing 2-0 to Philadelphia and seeing rivals post wins. Toronto has lost three straight, all by shutout, and only won three of its last 15 games (3-7-5), dropping 31 of 45 possible points during that run. Vanneys team has eight games remaining in its bid for a first every trip to the playoffs. 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