WCBL Final matchup set
The Moose Jaw Miller Express and Okotoks Dawgs are the two teams left standing in the WCBL playoffs and will battle in the league championship series this week.
Moose Jaw needed three games to knock out the Medicine Hat Mavericks, clinching with a 5-1 win Sunday night in the Friendly City. Meanwhile, Okotoks beat Sylvan Lake in two straight games to win the West Division Final.
The best of three championship series starts tomorrow night in Okotoks with game two in Moose Jaw on Wednesday. Game three, if needed, will be on Thursday in Okotoks.
Canada wins World Junior Lacrosse Championship
The World Junior Lacrosse Championship wrapped up on the weekend in Winnipeg with Canada picking up a 16-9 win over Haudenosaunee in the gold medal game at Canada Life Centre on Sunday.
Swift Current's Shane Friesen was a backup goalie for Canada, making 23 saves and allowing four goals in two games.
Canada wrapping up round robin at World Juniors
Team Canada plays their final preliminary game at the World Junior Hockey Championships when they face Finland this afternoon in Edmonton for top spot in Group A.
The Canadians (3-0-0-0, 9 points) have outscored their opponents 21-4 so far, while Finland is second in the pool with two wins and an overtime win for eight points.
Face-off is at 4:00pm from Rogers Place.
Meanwhile, Latvia made history by getting their first-ever win in a World Juniors preliminary game on Sunday as they shocked Czechia 5-2 on the strength of a hat trick by Ralfs Bergmanis. Latvia’s victory, their first in 28 round-robin games all-time at the tournament, also helped them advance to the quarterfinals. The Latvians were added to this year’s event after Russia and Belarus were suspended due to the invasion of Ukraine.
The other tournament games today have Austria playing Switzerland in a battle of winless teams while Germany and Sweden square off in the late game. The quarterfinals are on Wednesday.
Riders beat Elks to snap losing skid
The Saskatchewan Roughriders snapped their three-game losing streak with a 34-32 victory over the Edmonton Elks on Saturday night.
Quarterback Cody Fajardo ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for a third, while Mario Alford ran back a kick-off 98 yards for a TD.
The Riders handed the Elks their 12th straight home loss dating back to the 2019 season and will host the BC Lions on Friday night.
Bieber pitches gem as Guardians beat Blue Jays
Shane Bieber allowed two runs and eight hits and struck out six batters over seven innings as the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 to take two of three on the weekend.
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. went 0-for-4 to have his career-high hitting streak snapped at 22 games.
The Blue Jays have won just two of their last eight games and host the Baltimore Orioles to start a three-game series tonight. Yusei Kikuchi will start for the Jays in the opener against Kyle Bradish.
Carreno Busta, Halep win National Bank Open
Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta outlasted Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the National Bank Open in Montreal for his first career ATP Masters 1000 tour title.
Meanwhile, Simona Halep won for the third time in Canada, beating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to win the women's event in Toronto.
Canadian tennis stars Leylah Fernandez, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are back in action this week at the Cincinnati Open, another tune-up event for the US Open later this month.
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