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

PG COUGARS:

Prince George 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:
The Spokane Chiefs have hired Manny Vivieros as head coach.

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

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


NHL:

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year deal, worth a reported $14 million.

The 27-year-old Ferland notched 40 points (including 17 goals) with the Carolina Hurricanes this past season.

Check out NHL free agent signings right here.

 

NBA:

Kawhi Leonard has chosen a shorter contract with the LA Clippers that lines up with his new teammate Paul George.

This means Leonard and George will be part of the 2021 free-agent class.

The 28-year-old Leonard signed a three-year, $103.1 million deal that includes a player option for the 2021-22 season.

He will reportedly earn $32.74 million next season, $34.37 million in 2020-21 and $36.01 million in the player-option season.

Meanwhile, Leonard and the Clippers will face the Dallas Mavericks in an exhibition game Oct. 17th in Vancouver as part of the league’s annual “Canada Series.”

The NBA signings are right here.

 

PG SENIOR LACROSSE: (Best-of-3 semifinals)
RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits   10  Westwood Pub Devils  7
Series tied 1-1 with the third and deciding game Thursday night at 8:00 at Kin 1.
Bandits scored four unanswered goals in the first period.

Devils won the opener 12-5.

Winner plays Northland Nissan Assault (who whipped the Mackenzie Lumberjacks 13-9 and 18-4 in the other semi)

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

MLB: (90th All-Star game in Cleveland)

American League  4  National League  3

AL with a record 16 strikeouts.

The American League has won the last seven All-Star games and 19 of 23 to lead the overall series 45-43 with a pair of ties.

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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:

Roger Federer won his 100th Wimbledon match today (Wednesday) to advance to the semifinals for the 13th time.

He will play long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Friday.

The other men’s semi will feature No. 1 Novak Djokovic against No. 26 Roberto Bautista Agut.

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

The 37-year-old Williams, seeking her 8th Wimbledon title, will play unseeded Barb Strycova of the Czech Republic on Thursday.

The Wimbledon schedule/results right here.

GOLF:

Natasha Kozlowski of Prince George is 27th out of 45 golfers after one round of the BC Women’s Amateur in Nanaimo.

Kozlowski shot a 9-over 81 to leave her 11 shots from the top.

There will be a cut after 36 holes.

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The 117th BC Men’s Amateur is taking place in Pemberton.

There are no Prince George golfers in the field.

Wyatt Brook of Williams Lake leads the four Cariboo golfers after starting with a 3-under-69 to leave him in a tie for 3rd, four shots off the pace.

Chris Seeley of 108 Mile is tied for 26th in a field of 156 with a score of 1-over 73 (eight from the top).

Jay Scott of 108 Mile began with an 80 and Nolan Nicol of 100 Mile an 87.

Adam Veenstra of Smithers shot a 78 and Joel Veenstra of Smithers a 79 to leave them in the middle of the pack, tied for 85th and 101st respectively.

The field will be trimmed after the second round.

 

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.

 

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.