Sports Roundup – October 11

LOCAL SPORTS

In the Maritime Hockey League, the game between the Weeks Crushers and Summerside was cancelled due to closures on the Confederation Bridge.


In Exhibition action in the U18 Major Hockey League, the Pictou County Weeks Majors were shut out 3-0 by Cape Breton. This afternoon, Weeks travels to the East Hants Sportsplex to face off with the Halifax McDonalds at 3pm.


NATIONAL SPORTS

Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo and forward Taylor Hall are still looking for a new home as N-H-L free agency enters its third day. Pietrangelo flew to Vegas yesterday to visit the Golden Knights, who have been clearing salary cap space to try to accommodate the 2019 Stanley Cup-winning defenceman.


LeBron James will try for his fourth N-B-A ring tonight when his L-A Lakers face the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the N-B-A Finals. James had 40 points in Game 5 but couldn’t close out the series thanks to a Jimmy Butler triple-double for Miami, which cut the Lakers’ lead in the series to 3-2.


Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their A-L Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez facing 2018 A-L Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in five games in the A-L Division Series last year. The Astros are in the A-L-C-S for the fourth straight year, looking for a third trip to the World Series in that span.


Canada’s Brooke Henderson is within striking distance of her second major championship. The Smiths Falls, Ontario native is tied for second place entering the final round at the Women’s P-G-A Championship, two strokes behind leader Sei Young Kim. Henderson won the Women’s P-G-A Championship in 2016.


Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be facing each other for the 56th time when they play in the French Open final to close the unusual 2020 Grand Slam season. Djokovic leads 29-26 overall. But Nadal leads 6-1 at Roland Garros, a tournament he has won 12 times. If Nadal gets Number 13, that would give him 20 Grand Slam titles total, tying Roger Federer’s record for men.


Steelers fans will be allowed at Heinz Field today for the first time this season after Pennsylvania officials amended occupancy guidelines at outdoor events. Capacity will be capped at 5,500 at the 67,000-seat stadium when Pittsburgh hosts the Philadelphia Eagles.


Saturday’s Games

MLS
Vancouver 2 Real Salt Lake 1
Miami 1 Houston 0
New York 1 Atlanta 0
LA Galaxy at Colorado, ppd.


Sunday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NBA Finals
L.A. Lakers vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m. (Lakers lead series 3-2)


MLB

American League Championship Series
Houston (Valdez 5-3) vs. Tampa Bay (Snell 4-2), 7:37 p.m. (Series tied 0-0)


NFL
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Las Vegas at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Washington, 1 p.m.
Arizona at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.


MLS
New England at New York City FC, 4:30 p.m.
Seattle at Los Angeles FC, 7 p.m.
D.C. United at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Portland, 10 p.m.