Sports by Brendan Pawliw Thursday, July 28th
St. Louis Cardinals 6 Toronto Blue Jays 1
A three-run home run by Albert Pujols capped off a four-run fifth inning for the Cardinals (52-47).
The Jays drop to 54-44 and continue a six-game homestand tonight against the Detroit Tigers (40-59).
We fall to 7-1 in our last 8.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 28, 2022
The New York Yankees made the first of what could be a flurry of moves ahead of next week’s trade deadline, acquiring All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals for three minor league pitchers.
Right-handers Chandler Champlain and Beck Way went to the Royals with left-hander T.J. Sikkema.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 28, 2022
Prince George Cougars forward Riley Heidt has been named to the Canadian Men’s Summer Under-18 Team that will compete at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, July 31-Aug 6 in Red Deer.
Forward Riley Heidt has been selected to represent the National Men’s Summer U-18 team at the 2022 #HlinkaGretzkyCup!
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) July 25, 2022
The 17-year-old is one of 12 WHL players selected.
Team Canada will play Finland in an exhibition game on Friday before opening the tournament Sunday night against Switzerland.
Twelve WHL players will represent Canada at the upcoming Hlinka Gretzky Cup, slated for July 31 – August 6 in Red Deer, Alta.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) July 25, 2022
Peguis Redmen will be defending their Canadian Native Fastball Championships in @CityofPG at Spruce City Stadium#CNFC22#Fastball
📸 Mike Sutherland @JayJanower @itsjdphoto @EthanReady @CadenFanshaw @cfisfm @CathHansen @Hartley_Miller pic.twitter.com/Z1fKwTQIGy
— Big Guy Lake Sports Club (@nativesportspg) July 24, 2022
The 4-1 B.C. Lions visit the 4-3 Saskatchewan Roughriders Friday night just after 6:00.
The Lions are tied with the Calgary Stampeders for second in the West, four points behind the 6-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
🎥 “These are professional football players. There’s still pride and they’re professionals.”#BCLions expect a tough test no matter who is available for the opposition 💪🏾#RoarLikeNeverBefore pic.twitter.com/UqfcYXtztG
— BC LIONS (@BCLions) July 27, 2022
The Stampeders host the Blue Bombers Saturday (4:00).
Week 8 of the CFL season starts Thursday with (2-4) Montreal at (1-5) Hamilton (4:30).
The CFL schedule and results are right here.
The CFL standings are right here.
BC Football Conference:
The Prince George Kodiaks will have their BC Football Conference home opener on Saturday, August 6th at 7 PM when they entertain the Kamloops Broncos at Masich Place Stadium.