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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Tuesday, Aug 2nd

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 2

Hockey:

Canada will play Slovakia tonight (Tuesday 6:00 PT) at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer.

Riley Heidt of the PG Cougars had a goal and an assist for the Canadian team who easily won its opener 14-0 over Switzerland on Sunday.

Slovakia lost its first game 4-1 to Sweden on Monday.

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The medal games in the 8-team tournament will be played on Saturday.

The results and schedule can be found right here.

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25 players, including 10 from the WHL, have been named to Team Canada for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The tournament runs from August 9th-20th in Edmonton.

Both the Kamloops Blazers and Everett Silvertips have two players each on the team while the Vancouver Giants, Edmonton Oil Kings, Winnipeg Ice, Regina Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings, and Moose Jaw Warriors have one each.

The Sportsnet NHL signings tracker can be found right here.

 

Fastball:

Host Big Guy Lake went a perfect 4-0 to win the U23 Division at the Canadian Native Fastball Championships in Prince George.

Other champions included: STK, a team with players from all over B.C., in the men’s division, E.C.M, from Six Nations, Ontario in the women’s division, and Sapotawayak, Manitoba in the Masters.

 

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MLB:

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is 3 p.m. PT today (Tuesday).

The San Diego Padres have won the sweepstakes to acquire all-star outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals in a reported deal for several players.

The Sportsnet trade tracker can be found here.

The Toronto Blue Jays start a 9-game road trip tonight against the Rays in Tampa (4:10 PT).

The (57-45) Jays are 2nd in the A.L. East, three games ahead of the (54-48) Rays.

Toronto is 12-3 in its last 15 games and leading the Wild Card Standings.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

NBA:

 

NFL:

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been handed a six-game suspension.

He was accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments in 2020 and 2021.

Watson recently settled 23 of the 24 lawsuits that were filed against him.

The NFL has three days to appeal the decision by the game’s disciplinary officer, former federal judge Sue L. Robinson.

 

CFL:

The (5-1) B.C. Lions host the (2-5) Edmonton Eskimos Saturday night at 7:00.

The Lions have the second-best record in the league, behind the 8-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Week 9 of the CFL season starts Thursday with Winnipeg at (2-5) Montreal (4:30 PT).

The CFL schedule and results are right here.

The CFL standings are right here.

 

BC Football Conference:

The (0-1) Prince George Kodiaks will have their BC Football Conference home opener Saturday night at 7:00 when they entertain the (0-1) Kamloops Broncos at Masich Place Stadium.

The Kodiaks lost their first-ever league game 31-5 to the Valley Huskers in Chilliwack.

The league results and standings can be found right here.

 

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