Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 2019 (As of 12:01 AM) Updated at 12:01 PM by Hartley Miller NFL: (2 games to conclude the first week of the season) New Orleans Saints 30 Houston Texans 28 In an early candidate for game of the year, Wil Lutz booted a 58-yard field goal as time expired. The game featured three scoring plays in the final minute. The first MNF game in history with 2 lead changes in the final minute of the 4th quarter. WHAT A FINISH ?#HOUvsNO (via @thecheckdown)pic.twitter.com/orwm3NkVR5 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 10, 2019 Oakland Raiders 24 Denver Broncos 16 The NFL standings are right here. The 2019 schedule/results right here. Week two of the NFL season starts Thursday with Tampa at Carolina. Both teams are 0-1. PG Cougars: The Prince George Cougars final two pre-season games will be played in Dawson Creek against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday and Saturday. The Cats start the regular season on Friday, Sept. 20th when they host the Vancouver Giants. The Cougars lost their first three exhibition games by a combined score of 19-4, including a 7-0 defeat against the Rockets in Kelowna. Mark Lamb expects the veterans to lead by example for the younger players in the 2019-20 season. #WHLRundown ? | https://t.co/2LClp31wX2 pic.twitter.com/mdSOxSRKf7 — The WHL (@TheWHL) September 9, 2019 PG Spruce Kings: The defending BCHL champion Prince George Spruce Kings host the (0-1) Victoria Grizzlies Friday and the (2-0) Penticton Vees Saturday. The Spruce Kings are off to an 0-1-1 start after falling at home to the Surrey Eagles 4-2 and 4-3 in overtime. GOAL HIGHLIGHTS | Jake McLean ( @JakeMcLean27 ) scores his first BCHL goal, Chong Min Lee with a power-play marker, and Brett Pfoh ( @Brettpfoh1 ) goes top cheddar early in the third.#GetInTheMix#BCHL pic.twitter.com/fyUnbUp7KT — Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) September 8, 2019 Northern Capitals: The Northern Capitals female midget hockey team posted a pair of 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 Soccer: Sofia Jones of the UNBC Timberwolves has been named the women’s Canada West third star of the week. The third-year forward from San Francisco picked up an assist in the Timberwolves 1-0 win over TRU of Kamloops and added two goals, two days later, in a 3-0 victory over the UBCO Heat. Great news!! After a tremendous @UNBCWSoccer opening weekend with 2 goals and an assist, the Bay Area Burner, Sofia Jones has been named @CanadaWest 3rd Star of the Week! Read all about the @UNBC forward’s performance and all the CW award winners here: https://t.co/fpuDoqaaDu pic.twitter.com/kZCnOXxAox — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) September 10, 2019 The UNBC Timberwolves will return to action in Canada West soccer this weekend. The (2-3-1) UNBC men’s team will host (5-0) Mount Royal Friday night at 7:00 at Masich Place Stadium. The (2-0) UNBC women will visit the (3-0) Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday afternoon and the (1-1) Regina Cougars Sunday afternoon. Tennis: A year ago, Bianca Andreescu was ranked 201st in the world. Following her US Open Championship, the 19-year-old Andreescu has reached No. 5 in the WTA rankings. Bianca Andreescu a truly Canadian success story https://t.co/m3QVbOJa9T pic.twitter.com/t4VXvcagPf — Winnipeg Sun (@winnipegsun) September 10, 2019 Meanwhile, TSN has released final television ratings for her victory over Serena Williams and they are huge, with an average audience of 3.4 million viewers that peaked at 5.3 million when Andreescu closed out the match. To compare, those numbers are higher than the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Andreescu improved to 8-0 against top 10 opponents — all this year. She 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 MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays start a six-game homestand tonight against the Boston Red Sox. 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 Blue Jays schedule/results right here. The MLB standings are right here. # Tampa leads the AL wild-card race by 1.5 games over Oakland, but the A’s are 1/2 a game in front of Cleveland for the second and final spot. Washington is up on the Chicago Cubs by 2.5 games, for the first wild-card position in the NL. The Cubs are barely holding on to the second and final wild-card berth by 2 games over Milwaukee, 2.5 over Arizona, 3 over Philadelphia and 4 over the NY Mets. # The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with the team’s president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox won three straight AL East titles under Dombrowski. CFL: The (9-3) Winnipeg Blue Bombers enjoy 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 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.