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(As of 12:01AM)  LONG WEEKEND WRAP-UP

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: (Soccer)

The UNBC Timberwolves will play their Canada West men’s soccer opener tonight.

The Timberwolves will host the Victoria Vikes in a make-up game at 6:30PM at Masich Place.

The Vikes have already started their season and are 0-2.

The two teams also will play one more make-up game later this year in a location to be determined.

UNBC and Victoria had their doubleheader on August 24th and 25th postponed because of poor air quality in Prince George.

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The UNBC men’s soccer team will also host Trinity Western on Friday and Saturday at 6PM.

The Lady Timberwolves begin their Canada West soccer season on the road when they play Saturday afternoon at 1 at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna and Sunday afternoon at 1 at TRU in Kamloops.

The UNBC women have their home opener on September 14th against Regina at 6PM.

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.

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars split their first two pre-season games; a 5-0 loss in Kamloops was followed by a 4-2 victory in Kelowna.

Rookie 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 against the Rockets.

The Cougars have three pre-season games left.

They play Vancouver on Saturday and Victoria on Sunday 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:

The Prince George Spruce Kings start their BCHL regular season this week.

The Spruce Kings open at home against the RBC Cup-champion Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday and Saturday.

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

The Spruce Kings played just two pre-season games and split a pair of overtime decisions against the Merritt

Centennials: 3-2 loss in P.G. followed by a 4-3 victory in Merritt.

CARIBOO COUGARS: (Exhibition)

The Major Midget Cariboo Cougars swept all four pre-season games (3-2, 8-2, 9-2, 2-1) against Everett U-18 at the CN Centre.

The Minor Midget Cariboo Cougars also won their four exhibition home games against Everett U-15 (8-5, 4-3, 5-3, 4-2).

Cariboo major will play more exhibition games this week on the road: Thursday in Kamloops and then Friday to Sunday in Kelowna.

CFL:

(WEEK 12)

Calgary Stampeders  23  Edmonton Eskimos  20  (Monday)
(7th straight Labour Day victory for the Stamps over the Eskimos)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats  42  Toronto Argonauts  28  (Monday)
Saskatchewan Roughriders  31  Winnipeg Blue Bombers  23  (Sunday)

(WEEK 13)

Ottawa  at  B.C. Lions  (Friday 7:00 PM PDT)
Hamilton  at  Toronto  (Saturday 10:00 AM)
Saskatchewan  at  Winnipeg  (Saturday 1:00 PM)
Calgary  at  Edmonton  (Saturday 4:00 PM)

WEST:

Calgary 9-1, Saskatchewan 6-4, Edmonton 6-5, Winnipeg 5-6, B.C. 3-6

EAST:

Ottawa 6-4, Hamilton 5-5, Toronto 3-7, Montreal 3-8

NFL:

The Philadelphia Eagles have confirmed that Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start at quarterback when they open their season Thursday at home against the Atlanta Falcons.

Carson Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared for contact as he comes back from surgery last December to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee.

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The New York Jets will start rookie quarterback Sam Darnold in their first game Monday night in Detroit.

The 21-year-old Darnold beat out Josh McCown for the job.

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The Buffalo Bills have name Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback with first-round pick Josh Allen the back-up.

The Bills open their season Sunday in Baltimore.

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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.

TENNIS:

Roger Federer is out at the US Open.

The 20-time Grand Slam-champ lost his 4th round match in four sets to unseeded Australian John Millman.

The 55th ranked Millman will face sixth seed Novak Djokovic in the next round.

Quarter-final matches will be featured today and Wednesday.

Canadian Milos Raonic was eliminated in the 4th round when the 25th seed lost in five sets to #11 John Isner.

MLB:

Seattle Mariners  2  Baltimore Orioles  1

Start of an eight-game homestand for the (77-61) Mariners.

Seattle is 5 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second and final AL wild-card spot.

The (40-98) Orioles have the worst record in the Majors.

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Tampa Bay Rays  7  Toronto Blue Jays  1

The (62-75) Jays are 0-1 on a seven-game homestand.

Toronto has just 25 games remaining.

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.

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