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HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd

(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL EXHIBITION)

Prince George Cougars  4  Kelowna Rockets  2  (Saturday)

Tyson Upper snapped a 2-2 tie by scoring the winner with 5:52 left in the third and then adding the empty netter with three seconds remaining.

Kamloops Blazers  5  Prince George Cougars  0 (Friday)

15-year-old goalie Tyler Brennan stopped 21 of 22 shots in his Cats pre-season debut.

The Cougars have three pre-season games left.

They play Vancouver on Saturday, September 8th and Victoria on Sunday the 9th in Langley before hosting Kamloops in their only home exhibition game on Saturday, September 15th.

The Cougars begin their WHL regular season on Friday, September 21st in Victoria with their home opener a week later on the 28th against Kelowna.


PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: (BCHL EXHIBITION)

Prince George Spruce Kings  4  Merritt Centennials  3  (OT Friday)

Chong Min Lee scored in overtime.

The Spruce Kings split their two pre-season games against Merritt, each winning in overtime.

The Centennials won the opener 3-2 on Wednesday at the RMCA.

The Spruce Kings start their BCHL regular season on Friday when they host the reigning RBC Cup-champion Chilliwack Chiefs.

The team will have a Banner raising ceremony at 6:55PM followed by a special tribute to long-time equipment manager Malcolm Poburan, who passed away this year.

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars wrap up an exhibition series against Everett today at CN Centre.

The Minor Midget Cariboo Cats host Everett Under-15 this morning (Sunday) at 8.

The Major Midget Cariboo Cougars entertain Everett U-18 this morning at 10:45.

The teams started their pre-season when they met on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Former Prince George resident Turner Stevenson runs the program for the Everett teams.

TENNIS:

Milos Raonic plays American John Isner this afternoon in the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

The 25th seeded Raonic is the last Canadian left in singles play.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov was eliminated after he lost in five sets to #5 Kevin Anderson on Friday in third-round action.


NFL:

Pass-rusher Khalil Mack has become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

The Chicago Bears reached a record-setting six-year, $141 million extension with Mack, who was acquired for a pair of first-round picks.

The deal includes $90 million in guaranteed money.

CFL:

(WEEK 12)

Winnipeg  at  Saskatchewan  (Today (Sunday) Noon PT)
Edmonton  at  Calgary  (Monday Noon)
Toronto  at  Hamilton  (Monday 3:30)

(Friday)

Montreal Alouettes  21  Ottawa RedBlacks  11

BC Lions resume action on Friday when they host Ottawa.

WEST:

Calgary 8-1, Edmonton 6-4, Saskatchewan 5-4, Winnipeg 5-5, B.C. 3-6

EAST:

Ottawa 6-4, Hamilton 4-5, Toronto 3-6, Montreal 3-8

MLB:

Seattle Mariners  8  Oakland A’s  7

The (76-60) Mariners are 4-4 on a nine-game road trip.

Seattle is 4 1/2 games behind Oakland for the final wild-card spot and 7 games back of Houston in the AL West.

Miami Marlins  6  Toronto Blue Jays  3

The (61-74) Jays have lost five of their last six.

WOMEN’S BASEBALL WORLD CUP: (in Florida)

BRONZE MEDAL GAME

Canada  8  USA  5  (10 innings Friday)

Amanda Asay of Prince George was the starting pitcher for Canada.

The 30-year-old Asay did not allow an earned run in 5 2/3 innings.

She left the game with Canada ahead 3-2 in the 6th.

The Americans tied the game in the bottom of the 7th.

Canada rallied with five runs in the top of the 10th.


SUPER ROUND

(Thursday)

Chinese Taipei  6  Canada  4
(Asay went 2-for-4 with two RBI”s as the DH for Canada who finished 2-3 in the Super Round)

(Wednesday)

United States  5  Canada  1

(Tuesday)

Canada 5 Venezuela 0
(Asay tossed a complete game one-hitter for Canada)

HIT TO PASS:

The second Hit to Pass in as many days is scheduled for this afternoon at 2 at the PGARA track.

The PGARA Championship Finale will race on Saturday, September 8th.


SOCCER:

The UNBC Timberwolves will host the Victoria Vikes in a Canada West men’s soccer make-up game Tuesday night at 6:30 at Masich Place.

It will be the season opener for the UNBC men who were to entertain Victoria on August 24th and 25th, but those games were postponed because of poor air quality in Prince George.

The second make-up game between the two teams will be held later this year in a location to be determined.

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The UNBC men’s soccer team will also host Trinity Western on Friday and Saturday (September 7th and 8th) at 6PM.

The Lady Timberwolves begin their Canada West soccer season on Friday at UBC Okanagan.

The official re-opening of Masich Place Stadium is set for Friday, September 21st just prior to the UNBC men’s soccer team hosting Lethbridge.

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