The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be in the Nation's Capital tonight to take on the Redblacks to kick off week 16 in the CFL.

The Riders dropped a 36-27 decision to the Edmonton Elks at home last week for their second loss in a row but are still hanging on to third in the West Division with a 6-7 record, ahead of Calgary's 4-9 mark. The Redblacks, meanwhile, are stuck in a seven-game winless skid of their own and are coming off a 41-37 loss to the BC Lions on Saturday.

Kick-off from TD Place is at 5:00pm.

The Elks, who have won four of their last five games, host BC in the other CFL game tonight.

In high school football, the Swift Current Comp High School Colts welcome the Yorkton Raiders to Colts Field Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm, while in nine-man football today, the Gull Lake Lions host Moose Jaw Vanier, and the Maple Creek Redmen host the Shaunavon Shadows under the lights tonight at 7:15pm.

Jays fail to gain ground in wild card race as Yankees avoid sweep

Cy Young Award candidate Gerrit Cole pitched eight stellar innings as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 to avoid a three-game sweep in the Bronx.

The Jays went into the game with a chance to strengthen their hold on the second wild card spot with Texas and Seattle both idle on Thursday. With the loss, the Jays are now only a half game ahead of the Rangers and Mariners, who are tied for the last playoff spot in the AL.

The Jays head to Tampa Bay for their final road series of the regular season today, with Chris Bassitt starting for Toronto in the opener.

Niners stay unbeaten with win over Giants

Brock Purdy threw for three touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers won their 13th straight regular season home game with a 30-12 victory over the New York Giants in the NFL Thursday nighter in Santa Clara.

The Niners are 3-0 to start the season for the second time in their last 25 seasons. The Giants, who were without injured star running back Saquon Barkley, were held to just 150 yards of offence.

Senators deal finally done

The sale of the Ottawa Senators was finally approved and closed on Thursday. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the transfer of the club to a group led by Michael Andlauer, who agreed to purchase the team in June for around a billion dollars US.

The Senators were put up for sale in November after the passing of longtime owner Eugene Melnyk, whose daughters retain 10% of the team.

Rush making pre-season trip to Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Rush are headed to the Friendly City. The NLL team announced they will play a pre-season game against the Calgary Roughnecks at the Moose Jaw Events Centre on Saturday, November 25th.

It's the first time a professional lacrosse game will be played in southern Saskatchewan.

Tickets go on sale to Rush season ticket holders on September 27th with a public onsale on October 2nd. 

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