(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller   Weekend Wrap

WHL pre-season: (in Kelowna)

Kelowna Rockets  7  Prince George Cougars  0  (Sunday)

The Rockets outshot the Cats 42-21 as Kelowna scored three goals in the first period and four more in the second.

Rookie goalie Tyler Brennan makes his 2019 pre-season debut for Prince George.

The Cougars are 0-3 in exhibition games.

They lost twice in Langley: 7-1 to the Kamloops Blazers on Friday and 5-3 to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday.

The Cougars final two pre-season games will be played in Dawson Creek against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday and Saturday.

PG Spruce Kings:

The defending BCHL champion Prince George Spruce Kings picked up one point as they began their season with a pair of home losses against the Surrey Eagles.

The Eagles won 4-2 Friday and 4-3 in overtime Saturday.

The (0-1-1) Spruce Kings host the (0-1) Victoria Grizzlies Friday and (2-0) Penticton Vees Saturday.

Northern Capitals:

The Northern Capitals female midget hockey team posted a pair of weekend exhibition wins in the Cariboo.

The Capitals beat the Fraser Valley Rush 3-2 on Saturday in Williams Lake and 3-1 on Sunday in 100 Mile House.


NHL:

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed restricted free agent defenceman Zach Werenski to a three-year contract extension.

The deal is worth a reported total of $15 million.


Canada West men’s soccer:
(in Victoria)

UNBC Timberwolves  2  Victoria Vikes  0  (Saturday)

Stu Rowlands scored both goals for the Timberwolves.

Victoria Vikes  1  UNBC Timberwolves  0  (Friday)

The (2-3-1) UNBC men’s soccer team will host (5-0) Mount Royal Friday night at 7:00 at Masich Place Stadium.


Canada West women’s soccer:
(at Masich Place Stadium)

UNBC Timberwolves  3  UBO Okanagan Heat  0  (Saturday)

Sofia Jones scored twice and Claire Turner also tallied for the Timberwolves.

The (2-0) UNBC women’s soccer team will visit the (3-0) Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday afternoon and the (1-1) Regina Cougars Sunday afternoon.

 

Tennis: 

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has reached a career-high No. 5 in the WTA rankings.

Andreescu earned US$3.85 million following her 6-3, 7-5 victory over Serena Williams in the US Open women’s final.

She improved to 8-0 against top 10 opponents — all this year.

Andreescu is the first Canadian to capture a Grand Slam singles title.

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Rafael Nadal needed nearly five hours to win his fourth US Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev in five sets  (7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4) in the men’s final.

Nadal has captured 19 majors, just one shy of the men’s record of 20 held by Roger Federer.


NFL
: (Sunday night game)

New England Patriots  33  Pittsburgh Steelers  3

The Patriots added disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown following his release on Saturday by the Oakland Raiders.

He is expected to make his Patriots debut Sunday in Miami.

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There’s an NFL doubleheader tonight to conclude the first week of the season.

The Houston Texans visit the New Orleans Saints (4:10 PM PT) followed by the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders (7:20 PM).

The NFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost starting quarterback Nick Foles for an indefinite period.

Foles suffered a broken left clavicle early in the 40-26 loss to Kansas City.

He will have surgery today.

It is the same clavicle Foles fractured while playing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014.

 

CFL:

The (9-3) Winnipeg Blue Bombers have opened up a four-point lead on both the (7-4) Saskatchewan Roughriders and (7-4) Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West.

The (1-10) BC Lions have lost seven straight.

The Lions host the (3-8) Ottawa RedBlacks Friday night at 7:00 to begin week 14 of the CFL season.

The RedBlacks have lost four in a row.

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.


Basketball:

The Canadian men’s basketball team ended the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss today (Monday) to Germany.

By ending up 21st out of 32 teams, Canada finished high enough to get a second chance at qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

 

MLB:

Tampa Bay Rays  8  Toronto Blue Jays  3

The (55-89) Jays have lost seven straight and 17 of their last 21.

Toronto has just 18 games left, 12 at home and six on the road.

The Jays start a six-game homestand Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.