A number of local players were representing Saskatchewan at national baseball championships over the weekend. 

Aiden Kilshaw, Mason Fauser and Team Saskatchewan finished eighth in the 15U Ray Carter Cup in Laval, Quebec, falling 5-0 to Manitoba in the seventh-place game on Sunday. British Columbia won the tournament with a 7-2 win over Quebec in the gold medal game.

Also, Dane Irwin and coaches Joe Carnahan and Taylor MacDonnell were with Saskatchewan for the 13U nationals in Woodstock, Ontario, finishing 10th after a 13-4 loss to Manitoba in the ninth-place game. Quebec 2 claimed the title with a 6-5 win over Quebec 1 in the championship game.

Meanwhile, Emma Murdoch and Team Saskatchewan earned ninth place at the 16U girl's nationals in Summerside, PEI with a 6-5 win over New Brunswick this morning.

Jays lose pace in wild card race after loss to Guardians

Kole Kalhoun hit a tie-breaking two-run double with two away in the 11th and Ramon Laureano added a two-run homer in the inning as the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 to take the rubber match of a three-game series. 

Davis Schneider, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. and George Springer homered for the Jays in a losing cause, and Toronto fell 2.5 games back of the last wild card spot in the American League. 

The Jays start a three-game homestand with the Washington Nationals tonight with Kevin Gausman starting for Toronto in the opener.

Elks finally snap historic home losing skid

The Edmonton Elks picked up their first home win in nearly four years with a 30-20 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Sunday night. 

Tre Ford threw for 317 yards and a touchdown as the Elks won at Commonwealth Stadium for the first time since October 12, 2019. Their 22-game home losing streak was the longest in North American professional sports. 

The Labour Day weekend games are next in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday. 

In junior football, Swift Current Comp High School grad Carter Moberg led the Regina Thunder to a come from behind 45-21 win over the Winnipeg Rifles on the weekend. Moberg threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns as the Thunder rallied from down 14-0 with 45 unanswered points to stay unbeaten on the season. 

The Thunder host the also unbeaten Saskatoon Hilltops in their next game on September 9. 

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