(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The WHL regular season is a week away.

The Prince George Cougars have one final exhibition game and it will be played Saturday night at the CN Centre when they host the Kamloops Blazers.

The Cougars are 3-1 in the pre-season.

Prince George will start its regular season with three road games beginning with a doubleheader against the Royals on Friday, September 21st and Saturday the 22nd.

The Cougars home opener will take place on Friday, September 28th against the Kelowna Rockets.

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The 2-0 Prince George Spruce Kings wrap up a four-game homestand with games tonight and Saturday against the 1-1 Coquitlam Express.

The Spruce Kings went 7-1 against Coquitlam last season.

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars are idle this weekend.

The Major Midget Cougars begin their 40-game BCMML regular season when they host the Valley West Hawks September 22nd (4PM) and 23rd (10:30AM) at Kin 1.

 

NHL:

With one year left on his contract, Erik Karlsson has given the Sharks no guarantee he will re-sign in San Jose, but that’s a gamble the Sharks are more than willing to take.

The San Jose defence becomes arguably the best in the NHL with Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, Brett Burns, the 2016-17 Norris Trophy winner and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, an Olympic gold medalist.

After much speculation, the Ottawa Senators dealt their 28-year-old captain to the Sharks in return for a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick, a conditional 2019 second-round pick, two more conditional picks, and four players.

They are Chris Tierney and Dylan DeMelo plus prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers.

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Tyler Seguin is about to become the highest paid player on the Dallas Stars are signing an eight-year extension worth $78.8 million.

His yearly average of $9.85 million eclipses Jamie Benn’s annual average salary of $9.5 million.

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As the Vancouver Canucks start training camp, General Manager Jim Benning told the media that he believes Brock Boeser wants to play out his entry-level contract and negotiate a new long-term deal after that.

The 21-year-old Boeser is entering the final year of his contract before becoming a restricted free agent in 2019.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(CANADA WEST WOMEN’S SOCCER)

The UNBC Lady Timberwolves play their first game at Masich Place when they entertain the 1-1 Regina Cougars tonight at 6PM in their Canada West women’s soccer home opener.

The 0-1-1 Lady Timberwolves also host the 0-0-2 Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday morning at 11.

(CANADA WEST MEN’S SOCCER)

The 0-1-2 UNBC men’s soccer team will play its first road game of the season Sunday in Saskatoon against the 2-2 Saskatchewan Huskies.

The UNBC men will return home to face Lethbridge on Friday, September 21st at 6PM on a night that will have the official re-opening of Masich Place Stadium.

 

MUD BOGS:

The second annual Mud, Sweat and Gears Mud Bogs will be featured Saturday and Sunday from 10-6 at Nitro Motorsports Park.

Gates open at 9AM.

Over 50 racers from all over B.C. are expected to compete.

More information from Tony Wiebe at his email tony.wiebe@shattereddreamsracing.com, or call 250-981-2380.

 

NFL:

Cincinnati Bengals  34  Baltimore Ravens  23

Bengals are 2-0 while the Ravens sit 1-1.

There are 14 NFL games on the second Sunday of the season including Minnesota at Green Bay, New England at Jacksonville and the night match-up of the New York Giants at Dallas.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a sprained knee and did not participate in practice Wednesday and Thursday but remains hopeful he can play against the Vikings.

The Seattle Seahawks return to action on Monday when they battle the Bears in Chicago.

 

CFL:

The B.C. Lions start week 14 of the CFL season in Montreal for a game tonight (4:30 PT) against the 3-8 Alouettes.

The 4-6 Lions are last in the West, but only two points behind 5-7 Winnipeg with two games in hand.

BC quarterback Travis Lulay, who was in concussion protocol last week, is expected to start.

Antonio Pipkin will start at QB for the Alouettes with a frustrated Johnny Manziel the back-up.

The Lions are 0-5 on the road while the Als are just 1-4 at home.

(WEEK 14)

B.C. Lions  at  Montreal  (Tonight 4:30 PT)
Calgary  at  Hamilton  (Saturday 1:00)
Ottawa  at  Saskatchewan  (Saturday 6:30)

WEST:

Calgary 9-2, Saskatchewan 7-4, Edmonton 7-5, Winnipeg 5-7, B.C. 4-6

EAST:

Ottawa 6-5, Hamilton 6-5, Toronto 3-8, Montreal 3-8

 

MLB:

Boston Red Sox  4  Toronto Blue Jays  3

The (65-81) Blue Jays are 0-3 on a nine-game road trip that continues tonight at Yankee Stadium.

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Seattle Mariners  8  LA Angels  2

The (80-66) Mariners, with just 16 games left, are 8 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second and final AL wild-card spot.

Seattle is 1-0 on a 10-game road trip.