(As of 12:01 a.m.)

NBA: (GAME 6)

Toronto Raptors  114  Golden State Warriors  110

The Raptors are NBA champions for the first time in their 24-year history as they bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Canada.

Kyle Lowry stepped up his game with 26 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 26 points, while Fred VanVleet hooped 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter.

Kawhi Leonard, who rarely shows emotion, was grinning from ear-to-ear, as he was amed Finals MVP for the second time in his career.

Leonard had 22 points in the victory.

It was the first championship in one of the big four North American sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL) for a Canadian team since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.

Klay Thompson had 30 points for the Warriors before leaving the game in the third quarter with what has turned out to be a torn ACL in his left knee.

The road team won the final five games for the first time in Finals history.

WARRIORS/RAPTORS SCHEDULE (PT)

Thu May 30th–Game 1  Golden State  at  Toronto   RAPTORS WON 118-109
Sun June 2nd–Game 2   Golden State  at  Toronto  WARRIORS WON  109-104
Wed June 5th–Game 3   Toronto  at  Golden State  RAPTORS WON 123-109
Fri  June 7th—Game  4   Toronto  at  Golden State  RAPTORS WON 105-92
Mon June 10th–Game 5  Golden State  at  Toronto  WARRIORS WON 106-105
Thu June  13th–Game 6  Toronto  at  Golden State  RAPTORS WON 114-110

 

NHL:

The Stanley Cup champion Blues will hold a victory parade Saturday in downtown St. Louis.

The Blues, featuring an NHL-high 20 Canadians on their roster, were one of eight teams with 250-1 or longer odds to win the Stanley Cup on January 7th at Caesars Sportsbook.

The other seven teams missed the playoffs.

2019 Stanley Cup Final Schedule/Results:

Game 1 May 27–St. Louis  at  Boston   BRUINS WON 4-2
Game 2 May 29–St. Louis  at  Boston  BLUES WON 3-2 IN OT
Game 3 June 1–Boston  at  St. Louis    BRUINS WON 7-2
Game 4 June 3–Boston  at  St. Louis    BLUES WON 4-2
Game 5 June 6–St. Louis  at  Boston    BLUES WON 2-1
Game 6 June 9–Boston  at  St. Louis    BRUINS WON 5-1
Game 7 June 12–St. Louis  at  Boston   BLUES WON 4-1


PG COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars have lined up five pre-season games but none at CN Centre.

The Cougars play in Langley September 6th against the Kamloops Blazers and on the 7th vs. the Vancouver Giants.

P.G. will travel to Kelowna to face the Rockets on the 8th before playing a pair of exhibition games against the Edmonton Oil Kings in Dawson Creek on the 12th and 14th.

The 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be unveiled in late June.

US OPEN:

Justin Rose shot a 6-under-65 to take a one-shot lead into the second round of the US Open at Pebble Beach.

Canadian Open champ Rory McIlroy is three off the pace at 3-under-68.

Two-time defending champ Brooks Koepka is four back at 2-under while Tiger Woods trails by five at 1-under.

The two Canadians in the field, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir both began with a 3-over-74.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SOCCER: (IN FRANCE)

(Thursday)

Australia  3  Brazil  2
China  1  South Africa  0

(Today-Friday)

Japan  vs  Scotland  (6 AM)
Italy  vs  Jamaica  (9 AM)
England  vs  Argentina  (Noon)

1-0 Canada plays 0-1 New Zealand in its second game in Group E on Saturday (Noon PT).


PG SENIOR LACROSSE: 

Northland Nissan Assault  21  Mackenzie Lumberjacks  10

PG Senior Lacrosse has a doubleheader this weekend in Mackenzie as the Lumberjacks host the Westwood Pub Devils Saturday night at 8:00 and Sunday morning at 11:00.

League Standings: (As of June 14th morning)

Westwood Pub Devils  13-0
Mackenzie Conifex Power Lumberjacks  8-6
Northland Nissan Assault  8-7
RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits  6-8
Quesnel Summit Electric Crossfire  1-15  (suspended for rest of season)

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The Canada West 2019 regular season soccer schedules are out.

The UNBC men play 15 games, seven at home and eight on the road beginning at UBC Okanagan Aug 23rd with their home opener a week later against Fraser Valley.

The UNBC women have six home games starting Sept 5th vs Thompson Rivers, and they also play eight on the road.

CFL:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats  23  Saskatchewan Roughriders  17  (League opener)
Friday night football has Montreal at Edmonton.
A pair of games Saturday to conclude week one: Ottawa at Calgary followed by Winnipeg at B.C.
The 2019 schedule is right here.

 

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays  12  Baltimore Orioles  3
The 25-43 Jays visit the Houston Astros tonight.
The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.