Broncos wrap up pre-season with Tigers

The Swift Current Broncos will wrap up the WHL pre-season with a couple of games against the Medicine Hat Tigers starting tonight at InnovationPlex. 

The Broncos are 2-and-1 on the five-game exhibition schedule after two wins over Moose Jaw and a loss to Regina. Brady Birnie has scored a team-leading three goals in those three games. 

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00pm and is also on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30pm. The Broncos and Tigers play again Saturday night at Co-op Place. 

The regular season opens next Friday when the Broncos host Calgary. 

Wildcats in Portage for pre-season tourney

The Innovation Credit Union U18 AAA Wildcats open a pre-season tournament in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, tonight when they take on the Winnipeg Avros. 

They’ll also have games against the Interlake Lightning and Winnipeg Ice on Saturday and the Yellowhead Chiefs on Sunday morning. 

Meanwhile, the Home Hardware U18 AAA Legionnaires play pre-season games Saturday night at InnovationPlex against the Notre Dame Hounds and on Sunday in Gull Lake against the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

Saturday's game will be on B&A Petroleum Local Sports Live on the Eagle 94.1 FM with the face-off at 8:30pm.

Riders could bounce Elks with win tonight

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on track when they host the Edmonton Elks tonight. 

The Riders are coming off losses to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in both the Labour Day Classic and Banjo Bowl but have won both meetings with Edmonton this season and another win would eliminate the Elks from playoff contention. 

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

Friday night football in Maple Creek

There’s high school nine-man football under the Friday night lights in Maple Creek as the Redmen host the Gull Lake Lions tonight at 7:00pm. 

Also, the Shaunavon Shadows will host Indian Head this afternoon at 4:00pm. 

Rays make history in lopsided win over Jays

Yandy Diaz hit a three-run home run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-0 on Thursday. 

The Rays started an unprecedented nine Latin American players on Roberto Clemente Day, which honours the late Hall of Fame outfielder from Puerto Rico. Those players all wore Clemente's number 21 as did others throughout the major leagues.

The Jays took three games of the five-game set but their lead over the Rays for the top wild card spot shrunk to a half game in the loss. Toronto will host Baltimore for three games this weekend. 

Chiefs come back to beat Chargers

Rookie Jaylen Watson took a 99-yard interception to the house for the go-ahead touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs edged the LA Chargers 27-24 in the NFL Thursday nighter. 

Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes and the Chiefs came back from down 17-7 in the third quarter. 

Sun stave off elimination in WNBA Finals

The Connecticut Sun stayed alive in the WNBA Finals with a 105-76 win over the Las Vegas Aces last night to cut the Aces’ series lead to 2-1. 

Alyssa Thomas had 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history as she helped the Sun stay unbeaten in four playoff elimination games. 

Game four of the best-of-five series is Sunday in Connecticut. 

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