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Sports Roundup – September 1

The X-Men defence couldn’t hold back Bishop’s on the road – the home team racked up more than twice the offensive yardage as the X-Men fell 32-19. They’re back at Oland Field on Saturday to host Acadia.

In exhibition play, the X-Women Rugby squad got a pair of wins in Truro, defeating Acadia 46-29, then shutting the Axewomen out 36-0. Their first regular season match is on the road against UPEI on Saturday.

On the soccer pitch in Guysborough, the X-Men defeated the Dal Tigers 2-1 in an exhibition match, while the X-Women played Dalhousie to a 1-1 draw. On Friday evening, both teams host UPEI in their first regular season games.

The U15 girls played UDFC and tied 1-1. Aisling Boyd scored the lone goal for the Celtics.

Two Divisions of 3 year old colts will be one of the highlights for today’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.

The last race of the season at Riverside Speedway in James River is this coming 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.

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is the lone Canadian standings in singles at the U-S Open. Andreescu beat former World Number 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round. Canadian Denis Shapovalov was dropped in five sets by Number 13 seed Gael Monfils of France.

Australian Nick Kyrgios’s stormy U-S Open has ended with a beating at the hands of Russia’s Andrey Rublev 7-6, 7-6, 6-3. Kyrgios was recently slapped with a record fine for his behaviour at a tuneup tournament and became the focus on an A-T-P “major offence” probe this week for saying in a post-match news conference that the men’s tennis tour is “corrupt.” He is still awaiting punishment.

It was a longtime coming for Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched into the sixth inning to win for the first time in more than a year as the Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-4 at Rogers Centre. The veteran righty has battled injuries and was making just his second start since returning from the 60-day injured list.

Ola Kamara scored twice in the first half as D-C United blanked the Impact 3-0 at Saputo Stadium to put a massive dent in Montreal’s playoff chances. Seventh-place Toronto F-C leads the Impact by one point for the final playoff seed in the East after a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution.

Saturday’s Games


American League
N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 3 (11 innings)
Toronto 6 Houston 4
Tampa Bay 9 Cleveland 6
Detroit 10 Minnesota 7
Kansas City 7 Baltimore 5
Texas 3 Seattle 2
L.A. Angels 10 Boston 4

National League
Milwaukee 2 Chicago Cubs 0
N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 3
San Diego 4 San Francisco 1
Washington 7 Miami 0
St. Louis 10 Cincinnati 6 (1st game)
St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2 (2nd game)
Arizona 6 L.A. Dodgers 5
Pittsburgh 11 Colorado 4

Atlanta 11 Chicago White Sox 5


Colorado 2 New York 0
Chicago 1 Columbus 1
D.C. United 3 Montreal 0
Toronto FC 1 New England 1
Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 1
FC Dallas 3 Cincinnati 1
Sporting Kansas City 1 Houston 0
New York City FC 3 Vancouver 1
Portland 1 Real Salt Lake 0
San Jose 3 Orlando City 0

Sunday’s Games – All Times Eastern


Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 3:30 p.m.


American League
Oakland (Fiers 13-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Happ 11-8), 1:05 p.m.
Houston (Verlander 16-5) at Toronto (Font 3-3), 1:07 p.m.
Cleveland (Plutko 6-3) at Tampa Bay (Morton 13-6), 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Pineda 10-5) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-13), 1:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Brooks 4-7) at Kansas City (Duffy 5-6), 2:15 p.m.
Seattle (Kikuchi 5-9) at Texas (Minor 11-8), 3:05 p.m.
Boston (Price 7-5) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 3-3), 4:07 p.m.

National League
Cincinnati (Mahle 2-10) at St. Louis (Mikolas 8-13), 1:05 p.m., (1st game)
Miami (Smith 8-8) at Washington (Corbin 10-6), 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee (Gonzalez 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Darvish 5-6), 2:20 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Brault 3-3) at Colorado (TBD), 3:10 p.m.
San Diego (Lauer 7-8) at San Francisco (Beede 3-8), 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (TBD) at Arizona (Young 6-3), 4:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Castillo 13-5) at St. Louis (Ponce de Leon 1-1), 7:05 p.m., (2nd game)
N.Y. Mets (Stroman 7-12) at Philadelphia (Eflin 8-11), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Giolito 14-7) at Atlanta (Teheran 8-8), 5:10 p.m.


LA Galaxy at Seattle, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.