(As of 12:01AM)

CFL: (Week 9)

BC Lions  31  Edmonton Eskimos 23

The Lions erased a 20-10 deficit by outscoring the Eskimos 21-3 in the second half.

BC is 3-4 overall but 3-0 at home. Edmonton is 5-3.

The Lions next game will be played in Toronto on August 18th.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Winnipeg Blue Bombers, tonight at 5:30 PT.
Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa RedBlacks, Saturday 5:00 p.m.

WEST:

Calgary 7-0, Edmonton 5-3, Winnipeg 4-3, B.C. 3-4, Saskatchewan 3-4

EAST:

Ottawa 4-3, Hamilton 3-4, Toronto 2-5, Montreal 1-6

 

GOLF:

Gary Woodland shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Ricky Fowler entering the second round of the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis.

World #1 Dustin Johnson is just three strokes behind following a 3-under-67.

Defending champ Justin Thomas began with a 69.

Both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are even par 70.

Jordan Spieth and Canadian Adam Hadwin fired a 1-over 71 leaving them seven shots off the pace.

 

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars have signed forward Matej Toman, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

The 17-year-old Toman played for his hometown team in the Czech Republic last season, competing at the Under-18 and Under-20 level and with the men’s team in the Czech Third Division.

Toman is playing this week for the Czechs at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

 

HLINKA-GRETZKY CUP:

Canada’s U-18 hockey team will play the United States in the semi-finals tonight at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton.

The other semi has Russia against Sweden.

Winners meet for gold on Saturday while losers play for bronze.

Canada won all three of its round robin games with Taylor Gauthier of the Prince George Cougars in net for one of those games.

Goalie Nolan Maier of the Saskatoon Blades played in the other two.

Canada has won gold in nine of the last 10 of these U-18 tournaments.

There are 22 players on the Canadian team, 11 of them from the WHL.

Saskatoon Blades head coach Mitch Love of Quesnel is one of the Canadian assistant coaches.

 

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays  8  Boston Red Sox  5

The (52-62) Blue Jays ended their three-game losing skid and the (81-35) Red Sox six-game win streak.

The Jays entertain the (58-57) Tampa Bay Rays this evening.

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The (66-50) Seattle Mariners, coming off Thursday’s 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros, are 2 1/2 games behind the Oakland A’s for the final AL wild-card spot.

 

JARED YOUNG:

The Chicago Cubs minor league Player of the Month for July is Jared Young of Prince George.

It is the second straight month he has captured the honor.

The 23-year-old Young is batting .307 with 14 homers and 67 RBI’s in 94 games this season between South Bend and Myrtle Beach (High-A Level).

He was selected by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2017 Draft out of Old Dominion University.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves have added a speedy winger from France to their men’s soccer team.

20-year-old Pierre Barrafranca played the last two seasons in the United States.

The Timberwolves will open their regular season at home in two weeks on August 24th against the Victoria Vikes.

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Midfielder Jenna Wild has joined the UNBC Lady Timberwolves for their Canada West soccer season, which begins September 8th at UBC Okanagan.

The 20-year-old Wild played youth with a number of current Timberwolves.

She graduated high school in 2016 from Pacific Christian School in Victoria.

Wild has been participating in preseason training camp with the team after not playing the last two years.