Two Divisions of 3 year old colts will be one of the highlights for Sunday’s race card in Inverness. Race 7 will see Notorious leave from post 7 for driver Marc Campbell, Purple Poet (Kenny Arsenault) and Dusty Lane Cortez (Adam Merner) are the program favorites. Racing for a purse of $10,260. The second A Division will line up in Race 9 with Red Dirt Boomer (Gilles Barrieau), Red Dirt Rocknroll (David Dowling) , and Don’t Be A Hero (Todd Trites) listed as the top three. The Nova Scotia Stake for 3 year Old Fillies is slated for Race 5 going for a purse of $11,257. The three year old Colts have 2 ATSS stakes remaining to seek points to secure their entry into the Atlantic Breeders Crown Championship Finals. The Atlantic Breeders Crown Final takes place October 13 at Red Shores Charlottetown during the Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend.
In AUS action, the X-Men Football squad is in Quebec to take on Bishop’s tonight at 7. The X-Men soccer team has an exhibition match in Guysborough against Dalhousie this afternoon at 3:15. Also in exhibition, the X-Women Rubgy squad has two matches against Acadia in Truro starting at 11am, and the X-Women soccer team will face Dal in Guysbourough at 1pm.
The last race of the season at Riverside Speedway in James River is next Saturday, with the Lucas Oil 150. It’s part of a full weekend of racing, including the NAPA Sportsmen series, the Henry’s Autopro 75, and the East Coast Mini Stock tour. There are also fireworks planned as Riverside wraps up its 50th anniversary celebrations.
George Springer homered and drove in four runs as Houston beat the Blue Jays 7-4. The Astros won for the 10th time in 12 games following a five-game losing streak. Springer’s 29th homer was a three-run drive in the fifth inning, a 463-foot shot off the third deck at Rogers Centre.
Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 0
Oakland 8 N.Y. Yankees 2
Houston 7 Toronto 4
Minnesota 13 Detroit 5
Texas 6 Seattle 3
Baltimore 14 Kansas City 2
Boston 7 L.A. Angels 6 (15 innings)
Chicago Cubs 7 Milwaukee 1
N.Y. Mets 11 Philadelphia 5
Washington 7 Miami 6
Atlanta 10 Chicago White Sox 7
Pittsburgh 9 Colorado 4
Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 4
San Francisco 8 San Diego 3
Cincinnati at St. Louis (postponed)
The N-H-L has informed the N-H-L Players’ Association it won’t use its option to terminate the existing labour deal next year. The union has until September 15th to decide on whether to terminate the agreement as of September 2020, two years before the existing deal expires. If the players opt to reopen the C-B-A, it would set the clock ticking toward a potential third work stoppage in the sport since 2004.
Saturday’s Games – All Times Eastern
Oakland (Bailey 12-8) at N.Y. Yankees (German 17-3), 1:05 p.m.
Houston (Valdez 4-6) at Toronto (Buchholz 0-3), 3:07 p.m.
Cleveland (Plesac 7-4) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 6:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Perez 9-5) at Detroit (Boyd 6-10), 6:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Bundy 6-13) at Kansas City (Lopez 2-7), 7:15 p.m.
Seattle (TBD) at Texas (Burke 0-1), 8:05 p.m.
Boston (TBD) at L.A. Angels (Peters 3-2), 9:07 p.m.
Cincinnati (Mahle 2-10) at St. Louis (Wacha 6-6), 1:15 p.m., 1st game
Milwaukee (Davies 8-7) at Chicago Cubs (Hamels 7-4), 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Matz 8-8) at Philadelphia (Vargas 6-6), 4:05 p.m.
Miami (Lopez 5-6) at Washington (Ross 3-3), 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Gray 10-6) at St. Louis (TBD), 7:15 p.m., 2nd game
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-3) at Arizona (Ray 11-7), 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Musgrove 8-12) at Colorado (Melville 1-0), 8:10 p.m.
San Diego (Lucchesi 9-7) at San Francisco (Webb 1-0), 9:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Lopez 8-11) at Atlanta (Keuchel 5-5), 7:20 p.m.
Colorado at New York, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at FC Dallas, 8 p.m.
Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
New York City FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Orlando City at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.