Handful of Wildcats trying out for Team Saskatchewan

Five members of the Innovation Credit Union Wildcats will be in Saskatoon this weekend looking to crack the roster for Team Saskatchewan for the Canada Winter Games this February in Prince Edward Island.

They are goalie Paige Fischer, defenceman Caitlyn Perlinger and forwards Jerzey Watteyne, Sadie Keller and Ella Wingert.

The U18 hopefuls will play in a tournament this weekend along with Team Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, the University of Regina Cougars, the Mount Royal University Cougars, the University of Alberta Pandas and the Barrie Sharks.

The Wildcats will start the regular season on Saturday, October 1, when they host the Regina Rebels.

Blue Jays lose finale to Phillies in extras

Matt Vierling hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to split their two-game series. 

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, but that was answered by a solo shot from JT Realmuto and RBI singles from Dalton Guthrie and Kyle Schwarber in the bottom of the inning. 

The Blue Jays start a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. Tampa lost 5-2 to Houston and Seattle lost to Oakland 2-1 last night to keep Toronto two games ahead of the Rays and two and a half games ahead of the Mariners for the first American League wild card.

Yankees rout Pirates but Judge stays at 60

The AL East leading New York Yankees routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-2, but Aaron Judge is still stuck on 60 home runs. 

That puts him one behind the American League single-season home run record set by former Yankee great Roger Maris in 1961. 

The Yankees, who are 6.5 games ahead of the Blue Jays for the East Division lead, start a four-game series with the last-place Boston Red Sox today.

Flasch, Dunstone win PointsBet Invitational openers

Colton Flasch scored two in the tenth end to tie the game and won the tie-breaking draw to the button to defeat Karsten Sturmay 6-5 in the first round of Curling Canada’s season-opening PointsBet Invitational in Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

The defending Saskatchewan men’s champions will take on Brendan Bottcher in the second round of the single-knockout event this afternoon. 

Former Saskatchewan champion Matt Dunstone, now curling out of Manitoba, beat Greg Smith of Newfoundland 15-2 to move on, and Glenn Howard, Jennifer Jones, and Kerri Einarson also won their opening round games. 

Reigning Saskatchewan women’s champion Penny Barker plays her first-round game against Hollie Duncan this morning. 

Steelers battle Browns in NFL Thursday nighter

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns renew their fierce rivalry to kick off Week 3 in the NFL tonight.

Mitch Trubisky, who's taken over under centre for the retired Ben Roethlisberger, has struggled to connect with his receivers as the Steelers have started the young season with a win and a loss. The Browns are also 1-and-1 after falling 31-30 to the New York Jets in their home opener on Sunday, where they gave up 14 points in the last two minutes.

Canada opens FIBA Women's World Cup with victory

Team Canada opened the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup with a 67-60 win over Serbia Wednesday night in Sydney, Australia. 

Kayla Alexander scored 13 points to lead the fourth-ranked Canadians, who face France in their next game early Friday morning.

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