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

MLB:

–The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays will play a 7th and deciding game in the American League Championship Series tonight (Saturday 5:37 PT). The Astros beat Tampa 7-4 Friday to even the Series. Houston is trying to join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series.

–The LA Dodgers outscored the Atlanta Braves 7-3. The Braves still lead the best-of-7 National League Championship Series 3-2 with Game 6 this afternoon (1:38 PT).

NHL:

–The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Joe Thornton to a one-year contract for the league-minimum salary of $700,000. The 41-year-old Thornton spent the last 15 seasons with the San Jose Sharks putting up the most assists in franchise history (with 804).

BCHL:

–The Prince George Spruce Kings have added goaltender Jordan Fairlie (’02) for the 2020-21 season. Fairlie, who hails from Fort St. John, spent the 2019-20 season with the Cariboo Cougars of the BC Major Midget League (BCMML). The 17-year-old sported a 10-7-1 record in 18 games played with a 2.47 GAA. The Spruce Kings preseason schedule continues Friday (October 23rd) in Merritt against the Centennials, and then on Sunday, October 25th at home against the same Centennials.

Canada West Sports:

–The UNBC Timberwolves basketball season has been scrapped. Canada West announced Thursday that no conference regular season, playoff, or championship events will be staged during the 2020-21 season in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, hockey, and wrestling, along with women’s rugby 7s.

CFL:

–The BC Lions have announced that general manager Ed Hervey is stepping down for personal reasons. Hervey had been with the Lions since December of 2017 after a lengthy stay with Edmonton.

NFL: 

–Week 6 of the NFL season has a dozen games on Sunday and two more on Monday. The 5-0 Seattle Seahawks are idle this weekend. The other unbeaten teams are Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Green Bay, all at 4-0. Green Bay will play at 3-2 Tampa Bay Sunday afternoon at 1:25.


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