SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Canadian Football League–Week 8 of the season starts with 2 games:
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos—8 p.m.
(The Green and White have 3 wins, 3 losses for 6 points…good for 4th place in the West Division. Edmonton has 4 wins, 2 losses for 8 pts…tied for 2nd place in the West. The Riders’ next home game is Sunday, August 19th against the Calgary Stampeders. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.)
Ottawa RedBlacks at Toronto Argonauts—5 p.m.
On the golf courses:
The Canadian Junior Men’s Championship continues and winds up today in Medicine Hat. The individual competition is four days and 72 holes…into Day 4. Only Colby Friedrich of North Battleford was able to make the 36-hole cut from the six entrants are from Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Junior Women’s Championship continues today and runs through tomorrow in Vancouver. The individual competition is four days and 72 holes…into Day 3. None of the four entrants from Saskatchewan survived the 36-hole cut.
On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Canadian Under-23 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in St. Leonard, Quebec. Eight teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Junior Diamondbacks. They have 1 win, 1 loss…tied for 3rd place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs Owen Sound, Ontario—10 a.m.
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs Newfoundland—2 p.m.
The Canadian Under-16 Boys Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Innerkip, Ontario. Nine teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. They have 0 wins, 2 losses…tied for 8th place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Tavistock, Ontario—7:30 a.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs Quebec—11:30 a.m.
The Super-8 International Softball Under-14 Girls and Boys Super Series starts today and runs through Sunday at Bob Van Impe Stadium and Joe Gallagher Field. There is a New Zealand team in both the girls and boys draws. There are seven other girls teams from across Saskatchewan and two other Saskatoon boys teams taking part. On today’s schedule…
Girls Division at Bob Van Impe Stadium
New Zealand vs Saskatoon Raiders-White—6:30 p.m.
New Zealand vs Saskatoon Hustlers—8:30 p.m.
Boys Division at Joe Gallagher Field
New Zealand vs Saskatoon Fury Selects—doubleheader at 6:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball:
American League—2 day games, 3 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners—8:10 p.m.
National League—1 day game, 6 night
Hockey Canada’s Summer Under-18 Men’s Team is getting ready to take part in the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup. It starts Monday and runs through Saturday, August 11th in Edmonton and Red Deer. The Canadian team includes a trio of Saskatoon Blades…goaltender Nolan Maier and centre Kirby Dach while Bridge City Bunch head coach Mitch Love is an assistant coach with Team Canada. The host nation will play a pre-tournament game Saturday in Red Deer against the Czech Republic. Canada’s first tournament test is Monday night in Edmonton against Switzerland.