As of 11:05 a.m. Monday, July 19th by Hartley Miller

NHL:

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko are among several star players left exposed in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. There are reports that the 33-year-old Price will see a doctor this week in regards to a knee injury that could possibly lead to surgery. Price has five years left on his contract (worth over $10 million a season) and also has an $11 million signing bonus due in September.

The Kraken will select one player from 30 NHL teams on Wednesday night. The Vegas Golden Knights are exempt from the draft.

 

Golf:

Collin Morikawa won The Open by two shots over Jordan Spieth. The 24-year-old American closed with a 4-under 66 to finish the tournament at Royal St. George’s at 15-under-265.  It is the second major for Morikawa who won last year’s PGA Championship. Top Canadian Mackenzie Hughes tied for 6th at 8-under (seven strokes from the top).

The leaderboard is right here.


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MLB:

1st game—Toronto Blue Jays   5  Texas Rangers  0
2nd game-Toronto Blue Jays  10  Texas Rangers  0
(The Blue Jays swept the three-game series from the Rangers, outscoring Texas 25-2. The (48-42) Jays host the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox tonight (Monday) to begin a 3-game series)

The Blue Jays have announced they will play their first game back in Toronto on July 30th. The Jays will be allowed up to 15,000 fans at Rogers Centre. Club officials say they were granted a National Interest Exemption by the federal government paving the way for them to return home after nearly two years away because of border restrictions put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

NBA:

There is a two-day break in the NBA Finals. Game 6 will be played Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The Bucks lead the Phoenix Suns 3-2 after winning Game 5 on the road Saturday night 123-119. If a 7th game is needed, it would be played Thursday in Phoenix.

The NBA playoff schedule is right here.

 

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Olympics:

Men’s rugby sevens player Nathan Hirayama (who is from BC) and Women’s basketball player Miranda Ayim have been named Canada’s flag-bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. It is the first time that a pair from different sports will carry the Canadian flag into the opening ceremony which is set for Friday.

Canada is sending a team of 371 athletes (225 women and 146 men) to the Tokyo Olympics.

It’s the country’s largest Olympic contingent since the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games.

Among the female athletes: track star Regan Yee of Hazelton who will compete in the 3000 Metre Steeplechase and Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake who is part of the women’s rugby team.

The Tokyo Olympics begin on Friday and run through to August 8th.