(As of 12:01 a.m.)

Women’s Baseball:

The United States whipped Canada 21-4 in a women’s baseball World Cup qualifier in Mexico.

Amanda Asay of Prince George took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits with three strikeouts in three innings.

Canada is 3-1 in the eight-team regional tournament, while the U.S. is 4-0.

The top four teams advance to the World Cup.

In action today (Thursday), Canada battles Venezuela.


MLB:

LA Dodgers  2  Toronto Blue Jays  1  (10)

Max Muncy homered in the bottom of the 10th inning for the (84-44) Dodgers who have the best record in the Majors and the best home record (50-16) in baseball.

The (52-77) Jays are 0-2 on a six-game West Coast road trip that continues tonight against the Dodgers.

Toronto will visit Seattle this weekend.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

UNBC Timberwolves:

The UNBC Timberwolves are ranked 10th out of 13th teams in the Canada West men’s soccer preseason coach’s poll.

The Timberwolves, who graduated 10 players last year, open their regular season in Kelowna with a Friday-Saturday doubleheader against the UBC Okanagan Heat (who are ranked 11th).

PG Cougars:

The Prince George Cougars five-day Training Camp will open Friday night at 6:00 at CN Centre and conclude with the team’s annual Black vs. White intrasquad game Tuesday night at 7:00.

After spending three years as the Cougars Associate Coach, Steve O’Rourke has a new job with the team as he will become the Cougars Director of Player Development.

PG Spruce Kings:

The Prince George Spruce Kings Main Training Camp begins Friday at 7:00 PM at the RMCA.

The camp will be divided into 2 teams that will play three times over the three days.

The Schedule is as follows:

Friday (7:00 to 9:00 PM)
Saturday (6:00 to 7:15 PM)
Sunday (10:00 AM to Noon)

The Spruce Kings will play a pair of pre-season games against the Merritt Centennials: Tuesday in Prince George and Friday, August 30th in Merritt.

 

NHL:

Bill Guerin, who played 17 years in the NHL, has been named general manager of the Minnesota wild.

Guerin, 48, has been serving as assistant GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He replaces Paul Fenton who was recently fired after just one season on the job.

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Forward Colin White becomes the Ottawa Senators’ second-highest-paid active player behind Bobby Ryan.

The Senators have re-signed White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract.

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The New York Islanders have signed forward Derick Brassard to a one-year contract.

The 31-year-old Brassard had just 23 points (14 goals) in 70 games last season with three NHL teams (Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado).

 

NFL:

The Green Bay Packers play the Oakland Raiders in an NFL preseason game tonight in Winnipeg.

QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to play a few series for the Packers.

The Raiders are likely to rest most of their regulars for this game, including quarterback Derek Carr and receiver Antonio Brown.

Tickets range from $75 to $340 before taxes and fees.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller predicts attendance to be about 20,000.


CFL:

Week 11 of the CFL season starts Friday night (6 PM PT) with the (7-2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the (6-3) Edmonton Eskimos.

The Bombers are without QB Matt Nichols, who has been placed on the six-game injured list.

A pair of games are scheduled for Saturday: (3-6) Ottawa at (5-3) Saskatchewan (4 PM) followed by (7-2) Hamilton at (1-8) BC.

The Lions (0-3 at home) are riding a five-game losing streak and are giving up an average of 34 points a game.

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.


Basketball:

The Canadian men’s basketball team beat New Zealand 103-100 in overtime in an exhibition game ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

Canada (4-2 in exhibition games) will play its World Cup opener on Sept. 1 against Australia at (12:30 a.m. PT).

Meanwhile, coach Nick Nurse says reports that Cory Joseph of the Sacramento Kings has withdrawn his participation from Team Canada are “incorrect”.