(As of 12:01 a.m.) Updated 2:01 p.m.

PG COUGARS:

Mark Lamb is committed to the Prince George Cougars long-term.

Lamb is staying on as the team’s 13th head coach and will continue in his role as general manager after turning down an offer to become an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers.

Lamb had been the team’s interim head coach since February 7th.

The Cougars also announced that they are looking for an associate coach after parting ways with Steve O’Rourke.

 

PG SPRUCE KINGS:

The defending BCHL champion Prince George Spruce Kings will play 24 of 27 home games at the RMCA on either a Friday or a Saturday as well as two on a Wednesday and one on a Sunday.

The Spruce Kings start the new season on Friday, September 6th at home against the Surrey Eagles.


NHL:

The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed forward Josh Leivo to a one-year, $1.5-million deal.

The 26-year-old Leivo tallied 24 points (14 goals) and 32 penalty minutes in 76 games last season between Vancouver and Toronto.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have given head coach Mike Sullivan a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2023-24 season.

Sullivan guided the Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 17.

Check out NHL free agent signings right here.

 

NBA:

The basketball world continues to wait on a decision from two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

The 28-year-old Leonard met with the Toronto Raptors Wednesday after having in-person discussions with the LA Clippers and LA Lakers earlier in the week.

He averaged 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 24 playoff games.

The NBA signings are right here.

 

PG SENIOR LACROSSE:

(Best-of-3 semifinals)

Westwood Pub Devils  12  RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits  5  (Thursday)

Devils lead 1-0 with game two Tuesday at 8 PM and a third game if needed, Thursday at Kin 1.

Northland Nissan Assault  13  Mackenzie Lumberjacks  9  (Wednesday)

Assault ahead 1-0 with game two Monday, and a third game, if necessary, Wednesday at Kin 1.

Winners meet in the best-of-five final on July 16th, 18th, 22nd and if needed, 24th and 25th.

 

JUNIOR GOLF:

Both Prince George golfers finished in the top 25 at the BC Junior Boys and Girls golf championships in Nanoose Bay.

On the boys’ side, Cody Bailey tied for 21st (rounds of 75, 72, 79, 77) with a 19-over-303 total, 20 strokes off the pace.

In the girls’ division, Natasha Kozlowski placed 15th  (rounds of 78, 84, 84, 84) with a 330 score, 32 shots from the top.

 

CFL: (Week 4)

Montreal  36  Hamilton  29

The Alouettes first win (1-2) while the Tiger-cats suffered their first loss (3-1).

Friday night football has Winnipeg at Ottawa (4:30 PT) with both the Blue Bombers and RedBlacks 2-0.

The 0-3 B.C. Lions play Saturday in Toronto (4:00 PT).

The 0-2 Argos have been outscored 96-21 in their first two games.

Also on Saturday, 1-1 Calgary is at 1-2 Saskatchewan (7:00 PT).

The Stampeders will be without their injured starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.

The 2019 schedule is right here.

The CFL standings are right here.

 

PG SOCCER:

Prince George Youth Soccer is hosting the Provincial Boys`B`Cup championships at the PGYSA Fields and Masich Place Stadium.

The host PG Impact has two teams competing in the Under-13 division and one each in Under-15 and Under-18.

Finals are scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SOCCER: (In France)

There are two soccer games left at the women’s World Cup in France.

Sweden meets England for bronze Saturday (8 am PT) and the USA battles the Netherlands for gold Sunday (8 am PT).

In the semis, the Americans beat England 2-1 and the Netherlands got by Sweden 1-0 in extra time.

WC schedule right here.

WC standings right here.

 

MLB:

Boston  8  Toronto  7

The 33-55 Jays are 4-3 on a 10-game homestand that continues tonight against the 25-61 Baltimore Orioles.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

TENNIS:

Canadian Milos Raonic, the men`s 15th seed from Thornhill Ont., has advanced to the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

Raonic won his third-round match today (Friday) in straight sets over American Reilly Opelka.

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime is out after losing in straight sets in round three.