In a nutshell: as of 12:05 a.m. (All times PT) Monday by Hartley Miller


–The Los Angeles Lakers have tied the Boston Celtics for the most NBA titles with 17. The Lakers built up a whopping 64-36 halftime lead and they cruised to a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat to win the championship series 4 games to 2.

–LeBron James has his 4th ring and 4th NBA Finals MVP award. James scored 28 points and added 14 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 6. In the series he averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game on 59.1 per cent shooting from the floor and a 41.7 per cent mark from three-point range.

NFL: (Week 5)

–The Seattle Seahawks are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. Russell Wilson threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf on fourth-and-goal with 15 seconds left in the game to give the Seahawks a 27-26 win over the
Minnesota Vikings.

–Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered a fracture dislocation of his right ankle in the 37-34 victory over the New York Giants. Prescott had surgery Sunday night and is out for the season. He started the first 69 games of his career, from the beginning of his rookie season.

–The 0-5 Atlanta Falcons have fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

–Monday Night Football has the 1-3 LA Chargers at the 2-2 New Orleans Saints.


–Taylor Hall has found a new team. The former Hart Trophy winner has signed a one-year, $8-million deal with the Buffalo Sabres. The 28-year-old Hall notched 52 points in 65 games split between the New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes in the 2019-20 season.

The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Tyler Toffoli to a four-year, $17 million deal. The 28-year-old Toffoli played 10 regular-season games for the Vancouver Canucks this past season after being acquired in a February trade from the Los Angeles Kings. He had six goals and four assists with the Canucks after putting up 18 goals and 16 assists through 58 games with the Kings. He added two goals and two assists in seven playoff games with Vancouver.
Toffoli has 290 points (139 goals and 151 assists) in eight seasons in the NHL.


–The Prince George Spruce Kings won their BCHL pre-season opener outscoring the Centennials 4-1 in Merritt.  The Spruce Kings outshot the Centennials 32-28. PG went 1/8 and Merritt 0/8 on the power play. The same two teams meet again in exhibition play Friday, Oct. 23rd in Merritt and on Sunday, Oct. 25th in Prince George (3PM at the RMCA).


–The Tampa Bay Rays edged the Houston Astros 2-1 in the opener of the best-of-7 American League Championship Series. The two teams play again this afternoon (1:07 PT). In the National League, the Championship Series between the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers will start tonight at 5:08 (PT).