(As of 12:01 a.m.) Updated 1:01 p.m.

PG COUGARS:
The Prince George Cougars have signed their two first-round picks in the 2019 Bantam Draft.
Defenceman Keaton Dowhaniuk (third overall) and forward Koehn Ziemmer (fourth overall) inked WHL Standard Player Agreements.
Both 2004-born players are from Edmonton.

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PG Cougars defenceman Cole Moberg has been invited to the Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp July 15th-19th.

The 18-year old Moberg (’00) was selected by the Blackhawks in the seventh-round, 194th overall, in this year’s
NHL Draft.

He is the second Cougar to attend an NHL Development Camp this summer.

Taylor Gauthier (’01) attended the Boston Bruins Development Camp last month.

WHL:

Manny Vivieros has landed the job as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.

He spent last season with the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant after guiding the Swift Current Broncos to the 2017-18 WHL title.

The Brandon Wheat Kings are the only WHL team left still searching for a head coach.

PG SENIOR LACROSSE: (Best-of-3 semifinals)
Northland Nissan Assault   18  Mackenzie Lumberjacks  4  (Monday)

The Assault won the semifinal 2-0 after taking the opener 13-9.

The other semi continues tonight at 8:00 with the Westwood Pub Devils up against the RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits.

The Devils lead 1-0 after a 12-5 victory in the opener.

A third game, if necessary, is scheduled for Thursday.

The dates for the league’s best-of-five final are July 16th, 18th, 22nd and if needed, 24th and 25th.

 

MLB:

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets nearly doubled his annual salary by earning $1 million for his victory in the 2019 Home Run Derby.

In a battle of rookies, Alonso beat 20-year-old Vladimir Guerrero  Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays 23-22 in the final.

Guerrero, who finished with a record 91 total homers, needed three tiebreakers in the semifinal round to eliminate Joc Pederson of the LA Dodgers 40-39.

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The Major League Baseball 90th All-Star game will be played tonight in Cleveland.

Through 89 Midsummer Classics, the AL has won 44 (including the last six and 18 of 22), and the NL 43, with two ties.

The scores of those previous 89 games add up to 369 runs for the AL and 367 for the NL.

The Houston Astros have the most All-Stars of any team this year, with six.

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The 34-57 Toronto Blue Jays have their next 10 games on the road starting Friday in New York against the AL East-leading Yankees.

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., lost his fourth-round match in five sets to #26 Guido Pella of Argentina at Wimbledon.

Raonic won the first two sets before Pella battled back, taking the 5th set 8-6.

The top three men’s seeds, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all won in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.

On the women’s side,  Serena Williams has reached her 12th Wimbledon semifinals.

The 37-year-old Williams won her quarterfinal today (Tuesday) in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) over  unseeded American
Alison Riske.

Serena is seeking her 8th Wimbledon title.

She will play unseeded Barb Strycova of the Czech Republic on Thursday.

The Wimbledon schedule/results right here.

 

CFL: 

Week five of the CFL season begins Thursday with the 2-1 Edmonton Eskimos at the 1-3 B.C. Lions (7:00).

The Lions have just four days off since their last game (18-17 win Saturday in Toronto) while the Eskimos will take to the field in Vancouver after having a two-week break.

The 2019 schedule is right here.

The CFL standings are right here.

 

PG SOCCER:

The PG Impact earned the bronze medal in the Under-18 division at the Provincial “B” Cup soccer championships that were hosted by Prince George Youth Soccer Association.

The U-18 PG boys finished with an overall 2-0-2 record, outscoring Guildford of Surrey 2-1 in the third-place game.

Swimming:

Seven Prince George Barracudas were led by Haley Black and Jordan Vertue at the 2019 SwimBC Summer Provincial Championships in Victoria.

The 22-year-old Black placed second in the 100 Fly A finals.

The 13-year-old Vertue came second in the 400 IM A finals and third in the 200 Back A Finals.


NHL:

Check out NHL free agent signings right here.

NBA:

The NBA signings are right here.