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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Thursday, September 15th

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, September 15th


Jared Young has become the first baseball player from Prince George to be called up to the Majors.

The 27-year-old outfielder got promoted after playing 108 games this year with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

He was batting .228 with 16 homers and 57 RBIs.

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Young, who was selected by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, did not play Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.

The next game for Chicago will be Friday when the Cubs host the Colorado Rockies.


Toronto Blue Jays  5  Tampa Bay Rays  1

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th career homer for the Jays who host the Rays again today (Thursday 12:07 PT) to conclude a 5-game series.

With 19 games left, the (81-62) Blue Jays lead the A.L. wildcard race and are 2nd in the AL East six games back of the New York Yankees.

Toronto has won 13 of its last 17 games.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.


BCHL: (Exhibition game at PG Coliseum)

Merritt Centennials  4  Prince George Spruce Kings  3

The Spruce Kings host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks tonight (Thursday) at 7:00 before concluding their preseason schedule on Saturday when they visit Salmon Arm.

P.G. is 0-2 in the preseason, having lost 6-5 in Merritt a week ago on Thursday, Sept 8th.

The Spruce Kings open their regular season on the road, Friday, September 23rd at Coquitlam.

The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.



The Prince George Cougars play their final two preseason games against the Blazers: Friday in Kamloops and Saturday in PG.

The regular season opens for the Cougars on Friday, September 23rd when they host the Tri-City Americans.

The schedule for the Cougars can be found right here.


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Week 2 of the NFL season begins tonight (Thursday 5:15 PT) with the LA Chargers at the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both AFC West teams won their opener.

The NFL odds can be found right here or here or here.

The NFL schedule can be found right here.

The NFL standings can be found right here.



The B.C. Lions visit the Calgary Stampeders Saturday at 4:00 PM (PT) in the first of a home-and-home.

The same teams will also meet Saturday, September 24th (7:00) in Vancouver.

The (8-3) Lions are tied with the (8-4) Stampeders for second in the West Division, although B.C. has played one fewer game.

Week 15 starts Friday night at 6:30 (PT) with (3-10) Edmonton at (6-7) Saskatchewan.

The CFL schedule and results are right here.

The CFL standings are right here.


BC Football Conference:

The (1-5) Prince George Kodiaks visit the (2-4) Kamloops Broncos Saturday night at 6:00 in the BC Football Conference.

The Broncos beat the Kodiaks 35-20 on August 6th in Prince George.

The league results and standings can be found right here.


Canada West Soccer:

The UNBC Timberwolves play in Alberta this weekend in Canada West Soccer.

The (2-3-1) UNBC men visit (1-0-4) University of Alberta Friday night (4:00 PT) and (1-4) Lethbridge Sunday afternoon (1:15 PT).

The (2-2) UNBC women play at (2-2) MacEwan Saturday and at (2-2) Alberta Sunday with both games to start at 11 a.m. PT.

The UNBC women’s soccer schedule can be found right here.

The Canada West women’s soccer standings are right here.

The UNBC men’s soccer schedule can be found right here.

The Canada West men’s soccer standings are right here.



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