Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Monday, Sep. 9th, 2019 (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. RECAP: Cougars can’t hold early lead in 5-3 pre-season loss to @WHLGiants. 📸: @Fedyck_Fotos 📰 https://t.co/Gt5VnUInXB pic.twitter.com/bUloHw87fx — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) September 8, 2019 RECAP | Cougars drop pre-season opener to @blazerhockey. 📸 @Fedyck_Fotos #NorthernUprising 📰 https://t.co/vVUkVOFioO pic.twitter.com/cMvRWTpMe8 — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) September 7, 2019 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. .@SpruceKings can’t stave off pesky @SurreyEagles, lose 4-3 in overtime | https://t.co/Ah6TOLhCIm #CityofPG #Sports pic.twitter.com/Pr6KKm4fhX — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) September 8, 2019 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. VICTORY! Stu Rowlands scores a pair of huge goals on great balls from @OwenBStewart11, and your @UNBCMSoccer top the @uvicvikes 2-0! Huge win! #gotwolves #stueyesblueeyes pic.twitter.com/6Bw15zzaTW — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) September 8, 2019 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. Fulltime! Your @UNBCWSoccer walks away with 3 points after two Sofia Jones goals and Claire Turner adding the third against @UBCOHeat — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) September 7, 2019 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. WTA rankings post #USOpen 1 🇦🇺 Barty 6,501 2 🇨🇿 Pliskova 6,125 3 🇺🇦 Svitolina 5,032 4 🇯🇵 Osaka 4,846 5 🇨🇦 Andreescu 4,835 🏆 6 🇷🇴 Halep 4,803 7 🇨🇿 Kvitova 4,326 8 🇳🇱 Bertens 4,325 9 🇺🇸 Serena 3,935 10 🇨🇭 Bencic 3,738 — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) September 8, 2019 # 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. Rafael Nadal has defeated Daniil Medvedev in the #USOpen men’s final, pulling within one of Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam titles record.https://t.co/uk7mL2ieup — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 9, 2019 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. # 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. # 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.