As of 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 by Hartley Miller

NBA:

Milwaukee Bucks  105  Phoenix Suns  98
(Bucks win the series 4-2 for their first title in 50 years. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated Game 6 of the Finals with 50 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots)

 

NHL:

The Seattle Kraken select one player from 30 NHL teams in the expansion draft today (Wednesday). The Vegas Golden Knights are exempt from the draft. The Montreal Canadiens gamble paid off as the Kraken did not select goalie Carey Price.

 

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Olympics:

The Canadian women’s soccer team tied host Japan 1-1 on the opening day of the competition at the Olympics.

Christine Sinclair scored for Canada in her 300th appearance with the team.

In women’s softball, Canada won its opener at the Tokyo Games, 4-0 over Mexico.

Men’s rugby sevens player Nathan Hirayama (who is from BC) and Women’s basketball player Miranda Ayim will be
Canada’s flag-bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Canada has sent a team of 371 athletes (225 women and 146 men) to the Olympics.

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 Olympics run through to August 8th.

 

MLB:

Boston Red Sox  at  Toronto Blue Jays   (PPD because of thunderstorms)
(The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 7th in Toronto. The AL East-leading Red Sox and the (48-43) Jays play tonight in Buffalo)

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.