Minor hockey action returned to Swift Current as the Innovation Credit Union U18 AAA Wildcats held their annual pre-season tournament over the weekend at S3 Arenas. 

The Wildcats beat the Pilot Mound Buffaloes 2-1 on Friday night before falling 3-2 to the Lloydminster Steelers on Saturday and then wrapping up the event with a 3-2 win over the Pembina Valley Hawks. 

The Wildcats open the regular season on September 27 when they host the Regina Rebels.

Colts football, soccer teams open seasons

In High School Football, the Comp High School Colts fell 52-7 to Central Collegiate in their season opener in Moose Jaw on Saturday. The Colts host Yorkton in their next game on Saturday. 

On the soccer pitch, the Colts dropped an 8-3 decision to Yorkton in their season opener. They’ll host Notre Dame on Wednesday and the Ardens soccer team will visit Moose Jaw to open their season that day.

Riders blown out in Labour Day rematch

Zach Collaros threw five touchdown passes in the first half as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers dominated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 51-6 on Saturday to win the season series against the Green and White and avenge their overtime loss to the Riders in last Sunday's Labour Day Classic.

Jake Dolegala went 15/21 for 113 yards while Brett Lauther kicked two field goals for the Riders, who host the Edmonton Elks in their next game on Friday night.

Jays complete sweep of Royals ahead of huge homestand against Rangers

Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday at Rogers Centre. 

The Jays host the Texas Rangers in a four-game series starting today. Toronto is 1.5 games ahead of Texas for the last wild card spot in the American League, and will send Chris Bassitt to the mound in the opener.

Canada knocks off Americans to win bronze at Basketball World Cup

Dillon Brooks scored 39 points to lead Canada to a 127-118 overtime win over the USA to claim bronze at the FIBA men’s Basketball World Cup in the Philippines on Sunday. It’s Canada’s best result at a men’s basketball world cup, and the team also qualified for a spot in the Summer Olympics for the first time since 2000. 

Germany defeated Serbia 83-77 to win gold at the event.

Dabrowski captures US Open doubles title

Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski teamed up with Erin Routliffe of New Zealand to pick up a straight sets win over Germany's Laura Siegemund and Russia's Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's women's doubles final at the US Open in New York City. Dabrowski became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam women's doubles championship.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovich wrapped up his 24th Grand Slam title with a straight sets win over Danil Medvedev in the men's final, becoming the first tennis player to win 24 major championships in the open era. 19-year-old American Coco Gauff won her first Grand Slam over Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Saturday's women's final.

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