(As of 9:01AM)

WORLD CUP SOCCER: (in Russia)

From 32 countries to two!

The FIFA World Cup Final in Russia will feature France and Croatia this weekend.

Game time is Sunday, 8AM Pacific in Moscow.

England and Belgium will play in the third-place match on Saturday at 7AM.

(Semi-finals)

WEDNESDAY

Croatia 2  England  1 (Extra time)

TUESDAY

France  1  Belgium 0

POLL:

 

PRINCE GEORGE SENIOR LACROSSE:

The RPR Mechancial/JR Construction Bandits and the Westwood Pub Devils begin the best-of-five Finals on Tuesday, July 17th.

The same teams met in the 2017 championship series, with the Devils prevailing in five games.

Game time goes for 8PM at Kin 1 Arena.

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Prince George resident Cole Paciejewski will be playing for Scotland at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships today from Israel.

Scotland will play their first game against Australia.

The 2018 tournament runs until next Friday, July 20th.

 

MLB:

Boston Red Sox 6 Toronto Blue Jays 4

The 42-50 Blue Jays all-star J.A. Happ pitched three innings in the loss.

Toronto continues its four-game series in Boston tonight at 4:10PM, tomorrow (10:05AM), and Sunday morning (10:05AM).

The 2018 All-Star Game from Washington, DC goes for Tuesday at 5PM.

 

WIMBLEDON:

Serena Williams will play for her eighth Wimbledon title after winning her semi-final match in straight sets over Julia Gorges.

The 36-year-old will face another German, 20-year-old Angelique Kerber, who will be playing for her first All England Club championship.

The final is scheduled for Saturday.

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The men’s semi-finals begin this morning.

South African Kevin Anderson (#8) will play American John Isner (#9) in the first match at 7AM Pacific.

Isner defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The other semi pins two tennis powerhouses against each other, Serbian Novak Djokovic (#12) and Rafael Nadal of Spain (#2).

Their match begins at 9:20AM Pacific.

 

NHL:

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year, $21 million contract extension.

The 33-year-old’s new deal officially kicks in for the 2019-20 season, earning an annual salary of $7 million.

Fleury earned 29 wins in 46 starts last season for Vegas with a save-percentage of 0.927, leading the Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final in their first NHL season.

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The Arizona Coyotes have acquired NHL veteran Marian Hossa in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Hossa did not play a single game last season due to a skin condition.

The trade also sends Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle, and a 2019 third-round draft pick to Arizona, while Marcus Kruger, Mackenzie Entwhistle, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell, and a 2019 fifth-round pick to Chicago.

The deal opens up more than $7 million in cap space for the Blackhawks; the Coyotes still have $8 million left.

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The Winnipeg Jets have locked up goaltender Connor Hellebyuck.

The 2017-18 Vezina Trophy finalist has agreed to a six-year, $37 million contract.

Hellebyuck posted 44 wins in 64 starts last season, including six shutouts, leading the Jets to the Western Conference Finals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Defenceman Jamie Oleksiak is marching with the Penguins for three more years.

The 25-year-old signed a contract worth more than $6 million ($2.13 million AAV)

He was acquired in December from the Dallas Stars, posting a career-high 17 points (5G, 12A) in 68 games, along with a plus-13 rating.

 

CFL:

Calgary Stampeders 27 Ottawa RedBlacks 3

The Stamps remain the only undefeated team in the 2018 CFL season thus far at 4-0.

The Edmonton Eskimos host the defending Grey Cup-champion Toronto Argonauts tonight at 6PM Pacific.

The 1-2 BC Lions welcome the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to BC Place on Saturday, 7PM.

WEST:

Calgary 4-0, Edmonton 2-2, Saskatchewan 2-2, Winnipeg 2-2, B.C. 1-2

EAST:

Ottawa 2-2, Hamilton 2-2, Toronto 1-2, Montreal 1-3

 

CALLIE SWAN:

Callie Swan is hitting the road for the last of six consecutive races in the Lower Mainland.

The Prince George native is competing in BC Superweek, a series of events putting cyclists against the best-of-the-best from around the world, last race is the Tour de White Rock.

The 20-year-old’s best finish thus far is 11th place out of 62 in the New West Grand Prix on Tuesday, posting a time of 59:46.

The Tour de White Rock runs Saturday and Sunday.