Sports Roundup – September 27 *updated 8:45 am*

LOCAL SPORTS

Nicholas Naugle of Dartmouth picked up his first career win in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour at the Toromont Cat 150 at Riverside International on Saturday. The race was slowed by just one caution on lap 136. Greg Proude led every lap leading up to the caution but was unable to regain the lead from Naugle after the restart and finished second. Hometown hero Donald Chisholm gave the crowd something to cheer about with a third place finish. Brothers Chris and Kyle Reid of Sydney rounded out the top five.

Another local racer did well, as Jeff Breen of Antigonish won the 50-lap NAPA Sportsman Series feature. Ronnie MacKay of Sydney was second, followed by Pete Miller of Noel Road.


The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League begins its 52nd season on Friday, October 2. Sixteen teams hit the ice on opening night, including rivals Halifax and Cape Breton who will go head to head. The schedule will be reduced, with more than 80 percent of games played on weekends, and most games available via webcast. The regular season will end April 3rd: the playoff format will be announced in December. More information is available on their website – theqmjhl.ca.


NATIONAL SPORTS

There will be a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup final. Corey Perry scored on a goalmouth scramble in double overtime as the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 last night to stay alive. Tampa Bay still leads the series 3-2. Game 6 goes tomorrow at Rogers Place.


 

The Blue Jays need a victory in today’s regular-season finale against the Orioles in Baltimore, and a Miami win over the Yankees in New York, to move up to second place in the A-L East and the fifth seed for the post-season. If not, Toronto will drop to eighth, and will have a first-round playoff meeting with the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays. Last night, the Jays defeated the Orioles 5-2.


The Boston Celtics extended their season with a victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, and will aim to do the same tonight when they meet the Miami Heat for Game 6 in another must-win (8 p-m Eastern). Miami still leads the series 3-2. Last night LeBron James had 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the L-A Lakers over the Denver Nuggets 117-107 for a spot in the N-B-A Finals.


Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes is in contention to win the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship with a round to go. Hughes sits in third place at 14 under _ three shots behind leader Adam Long and one back of Hudson Swafford. Hughes has one P-G-A Tour victory under his belt, capturing the 2017 R-S-M Classic.


It will be a memorable day for the Watt family today when the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off in Steel City (1 p-m Eastern). The game is just the second since 1927 to feature three brothers on the field _ Houston star defensive end J-J Watt, Steelers linebacker T-J Watt and fullback Derek Watt.


The French Open starts today with only 1,000 spectators allowed on site for the third and final Grand Slam of the 2020 tennis season. Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is in first-round action in women’s singles (9:30 a-m Eastern). Bouchard got into the tournament as a wild card and opens against Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya.


Saturday’s Games

NHL
Dallas 3 Tampa Bay 2 (2OT) (Lightning lead series 3-2)


NBA
L.A. Lakers 117 Denver 107 (Lakers win series 4-1)


MLB

American League
N.Y. Yankees 11 Miami 4
Seattle 5 Oakland 1 (1st game)
Toronto 5 Baltimore 2
Texas 6 Houston 1
Seattle 12 Oakland 3 (2nd game)
Detroit 4 Kansas City 3

National League
Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 3 (1st game)
Washington 5 N.Y. Mets 3 (2nd game)
Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 0
Colorado 10 Arizona 3
San Diego 6 San Francisco 2

Interleague
Tampa Bay 4 Philadelphia 3
Pittsburgh 8 Cleveland 0
Minnesota 7 Cincinnati 3
Chicago White Sox 9 Chicago Cubs 5
Boston 8 Atlanta 2
L.A. Dodgers 7 L.A. Angels 6


Major League Soccer
Houston 1 Nashville 1
New York City FC 4 Cincinnati 0


Sunday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NBA
Boston vs. Miami, 8 p.m. (Heat lead series 3-2)


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


MLB

American League
Detroit (Zimmermann 0-0) at Kansas City (Singer 3-5), 1:05 p.m.
Houston (TBD) at Texas (Lyles 1-6), 3:05 p.m.
Baltimore (Akin 1-2) at Toronto (Roark 2-3), 3:07 p.m.
Seattle (Gonzales 7-2) at Oakland (Montas 3-5), 3:10 p.m.

National League
N.Y. Mets (Lugo 3-3) at Washington (Voth 1-5), 3:05 p.m.
San Diego (TBD) at San Francisco (Smyly 0-0), 3:05 p.m.
Colorado (Freeland 2-2) at Arizona (Bumgarner 0-4), 3:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Anderson 4-3) at St. Louis (TBD), 3:15 p.m.

Interleague
Miami (Urena 0-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Schmidt 0-0), 3:05 p.m.
Boston (Pivetta 1-0) at Atlanta (Wilson 1-0), 3:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Alzolay 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 1-2), 3:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Gray 5-3) at Minnesota (Hill 2-2), 3:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Canning 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (TBD), 3:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Nola 5-4) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 3:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Brubaker 1-3) at Cleveland (TBD), 3:10 p.m.


Major League Soccer
Montreal at New York, 7 p.m.
New England at D.C. United, 7 p.m.
Miami at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Orlando City at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Portland at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.
Seattle at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.