The high school football season will ramp up today with the start of 9-man football across the province.

The Shaunavon Shadows will host the Gull Lake Lions under the lights to get the season underway at 7:30pm tonight, while Maple Creek will welcome Notre Dame this afternoon.

In 12-man football, the Comp High School Colts host the Weyburn Eagles Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm from Colts Field. The Colts are coming off a 52-7 loss to Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw last weekend.

Riders host Elks looking to get back on track

After one of their worst losses of the season last weekend, the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the last-place Edmonton Elks to kick off week 15 in the CFL.

The Riders fell 51-6 in Winnipeg on Saturday a week after beating the Blue Bombers 32-30 in the Labour Day Classic. Meanwhile, the Elks have been suddenly surging, having won three of their last four games, including a 25-23 win over Calgary last week.

Kick-off is at 7:30pm from Mosaic Stadium.

The other CFL game tonight has the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Montreal Alouettes, with the 10-1 Argos looking to nail down first place in the East Division with a victory.

Blue Jays looking for answers after sweep by Rangers

Corey Seager homered and drove in three runs as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 to finish off a four-game sweep and put the Jays in danger of falling adrift in the American League wild card race.

The Jays were outscored 35-9 by the Rangers in the series and fell a game and a half back of Seattle for the third and final wild card spot in the AL.

Toronto will start a three-game homestand tonight against the last-place Boston Red Sox with Jose Berrios going to the mound on Roberto Clemente Day, in honour of the Puerto Rican Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer and humanitarian whose life was tragically cut short in a 1972 plane crash. Berrios, a native of Puerto Rico, will be wearing Clemente's number 21 in tonight's game.

Three TDs by Hurts lead Eagles over Vikings

Jalen Hurts ran for two touchdowns and threw a 63-yard strike to DeVonta Smith as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-28 in the NFL Thursday nighter.

D'Andre Smith ran for 175 yards and a major as the defending NFC Champion Eagles held off the turnover-prone Vikings for their second win of the season. Kirk Cousins threw for four touchdowns as the Vikings mounted a late comeback but couldn't recover from four lost fumbles as they fell to 0-2.

SCSCA season wraps up this weekend

The Swift Current Stock Car Association will return to the dirt track for their final races of the season at Kinetic Exhibition Park this weekend. The minis, streets and IMCA modifieds will race under the lights Saturday at 7:00pm and then will wrap up the year on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.

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