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Sports Roundup – September 13


Hantsport’s Cole Butcher raced his way to his third 250-lap feature victory at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, winning the Jim Hallahan 250 presented by Nova Truck Centres and Lucas Oil. Butcher, who started 15th on the field, worked his way up to the front after the halfway point, taking the lead from Nicholas Naugle for the final time on Lap 168. Ashton Tucker, in his first trip to Scotia Speedworld in a Pro Stock, finished second with Naugle a strong third. The next event on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is at Riverside International Speedway in James River on Saturday, September 26th – details will be announced later this week.


The Dallas Stars are a win away from a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late, Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn scored in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 for a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James scored 29 points and the Lakers wrapped up their first trip to the Western Conference finals since 2010 by topping the Houston Rockets 119-96 in Game 5 at Walt Disney World.

Bo Bichette singled and scored in a successful return to the lineup and Alejandro Kirk also got a hit and scored in his big league debut as the Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 3-2 in Buffalo. Bichette, who missed 27 games with a right knee sprain, was activated from the injured list and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. The shortstop is batting .354 this season.

The Astros were whooping it up on the Dodgers’ field again, just like they did after winning Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. In Houston’s first visit since that infamous championship, the Astros rallied with five runs for a 7-5 victory under smoky skies as the Dodgers blew a three-run lead in the ninth.

Canadian Brooke Henderson tied a Mission Hills record with a 30 on the front nine and did just enough the rest of the round for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with Nelly Korda in the ANA Inspiration. The Smiths Falls, Ontario native started the weekend six shots behind, but now goes into the final round with a second major championship in her sights.

Saturday’s Games

Dallas 2 Vegas 1 (Dallas leads series 3-1)

L.A. Lakers 119 Houston 96 (L.A. Lakers win series 4-1)


American League
N.Y. Yankees 2 Baltimore 1 (10 innings)
Texas 5 Oakland 2 (1st game)
Tampa Bay 5 Boston 4
Chicago White Sox 14 Detroit 0
Oakland 10 Texas 1 (2nd game)
Minnesota 8 Cleveland 4

National League
Atlanta 2 Washington 1
Chicago Cubs 4 Milwaukee 2
Philadelphia 12 Miami 6
St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 1

Toronto 3 N.Y. Mets 2
Kansas City 7 Pittsburgh 4
Seattle 7 Arizona 3
Houston 7 L.A. Dodgers 5
L.A. Angels 5 Colorado 2 (11 innings)

Major League Soccer
Columbus 2 Chicago 2
New York 2 D.C. United 0
New York City FC 2 Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia 2 New England 1
Orlando City 2 Miami 1
Nashville 4 Atlanta 2
FC Dallas 2 Houston 1
Colorado 5 Real Salt Lake 0

Sunday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

Eastern Conference Final
Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. (Lightning lead series 2-1)

Western Conference Semifinals
L.A. Clippers vs. Denver, 1 p.m. (Clippers lead series 3-2)

Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Las Vegas at Carolina, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m.
Miami at New England, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m.


American League
Baltimore (Means 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Happ 1-2), 1:05 p.m.
Boston (Perez 2-4) at Tampa Bay (Morton 1-2), 1:10 p.m.
Cleveland (McKenzie 2-0) at Minnesota (Pineda 1-0), 2:10 p.m.
Detroit (Turnbull 4-2) at Chicago White Sox (TBD), 2:10 p.m.
Oakland (Montas 3-3) at Texas (Lynn 5-2), 2:35 p.m.

National League
Atlanta (Wright 0-4) at Washington (Scherzer 4-2), 12:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (Velasquez 0-0) at Miami (TBD), 1:10 p.m., 1st game
Chicago Cubs (Mills 4-3) at Milwaukee (Houser 1-4), 2:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Mahle 1-2) at St. Louis (Martinez 0-2), 2:15 p.m.
San Francisco (Webb 2-3) at San Diego (Clevinger 2-2), 4:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (TBD) at Miami (Sanchez 2-1), 4:40 p.m., 2nd game

Pittsburgh (Kuhl 1-1) at Kansas City (Keller 3-2), 2:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Peterson 4-1) at Toronto (Ryu 3-1), 3:07 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Heaney 3-3) at Colorado (Castellani 1-2), 3:10 p.m.
Seattle (Dunn 3-1) at Arizona (Weaver 1-6), 4:10 p.m.
Houston (Greinke 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (TBD), 8:08 p.m.

Minnesota at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Montreal at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.
Portland at Los Angeles FC, 11 p.m.
LA Galaxy at San Jose, 11 p.m.