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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE:

MLB PLAYOFFS: 
WORLD SERIES             (Best of  7)  
    San Francisco  at Kansas City      (S.F leads 1-0)

HOCKEY
NHL   
    Washington at Edmonton
    Toronto at Ottawa   (Ppd. because of Ottawa shootings)
    Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
    Buffalo at Anaheim

WHL
    Vancouver at Kamloops   (6:30pm Pre-Game Radio NL)
    Tri-City at Kelowna
    Spokane at Everett
    Portland at Swift Current
    Kootenay at Saskatoon
 
BCHL
    Salmon Arm at Trail
    Nanaimo at Victoria
 
NBA EXHIBITION
    Maccabi Haifa vs. Toronto
    Brooklyn at Boston   
    Portland at L.A. Lakers
    Houston at Orlando
    Washington at New York
    Cleveland at Memphis
    Minnesota at Milwaukee
    Atlanta at San Antonio
    Phoenix at L.A. Clippers

SOCCER:
MLS:
    Chivas at Salt Lake

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Montreal at New York  
 
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD 

MLB PLAYOFFS: 
WORLD SERIES             (Best of  7)  
    San Francisco  7   Kansas City  1

HOCKEY
NHL:
    Dallas 6 Vancouver 3
    Tampa Bay  2 Calgary  1 (OT)
    Winnipeg 3 Carolina 1
    Toronto 5 N.Y. Islanders 2
    Montreal 2 Detroit 1 (OT)
    Boston 5 San Jose 3
    N.Y. Rangers 4 New Jersey 3 
    Nashville 4 Arizona 3 (OT)  
    Chicago 4 Philadelphia 0
    Florida 4 Colorado 3 (OT)

WHL
    Portland 3 Regina 1
    Prince Albert 3 Kootenay 2
    Lethbridge 2 Edmonton 1 (SO)   
  
NBA EXHIBITION
    Portland 93 Denver 75
    Minnesota 107 Indiana 89
    Utah 105 Oklahoma City 91
    Miami 90 Houston 85 
    Phoenix 114 L.A. Lakers 108 (OT)
    Golden State 125 L.A. Clippers 107

THE HEADLINES:

--  San Francisco put Kansas City on its heels early, and, took game one of the World Series 7--1.  The Giants got a two run homer from Hunter Pence in the first inning for a 3-0 lead, and, Madison Bumgarner controlled KC bats, holding the Royals to a run and three hits with five strikeouts in seven innings. Salvador Perez homered with two out in the bottom of the seventh, ending the lefty's post season road shutout streak at 32 2/3rds innings, dating back to 2010.  Game two is tonite in KC before the series shifts to San Francisco for three games.  Jake Peavy of the Giants, and, Yordano Ventura of the Royals will be the starting pitchers.

-- Vancouver Canucks are moving on to St. Louis after losing 6-3 in Dallas.  The Stars scored five times on 12 shots against Ryan Miller in the first  21:17 minutes.  Erik Cole led the way with two goals,  while, Tyler Seguin had as goal and, an assist to tie John Tavares of the Islanders for the NHL scoring lead with 10 pts.  Jannick Hansen, Zack Kassian and, Radim Vrbata  scored for the Canucks who outshot Dallas 46-28.  They'll visit the Blues tomorrow on the second stop of their  three game road  trip.

--  Winnipeg Jets snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Carolina 3-1 as WHL product,  Adam Lowry scored his first career goal which stood up as the game winner.  Calgary lost 2-1 to Tampa Bay on Ondrej Palat's overtime winner.   Phil Kessel scored twice to lead Toronto to a 5-2 rout of  the  Islanders.  Montreal got a goal from David Desharnais 56 seconds into O-T to beat Detroit 2-1.

-- Portland Winterhawks skated to their third win in 13 WHL games,  3--1 in Regina, the third stop on their 6 game eastern swing.  16 year old Skyler McKenzie's shorthanded goal in the first period stood up as the game  winner.  The Hawks other goals were on the power play.   Prince Albert  handed  Kootenay its 8th loss in 11 games,  3--2 on Jaden Hart's  game winner with just over 6 minutes to play,  and, Lethbridge upset the Oil Kings 2-1 in Edmonton on a shootout goal by Jamaal Watson, despite being outshot  47--28.

-- The Kamloops Blazers begin a schedule of three games in four nights,  this evening at the I-S-C when they take on the Vancouver Giants.  And, the home team  will be  looking to avenge a 3-0 shutout loss to Peyton Lee and, the G-Men last Friday in Vancouver.

-- Portland Trailblazers won their third straight NBA exhibition game 93--75 against Denver to sit at 3 & 2 in the pre-season.  Toronto Raptors and, the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the exhibition standings at 5 & 1.  Kelly Olynyk's Boston Celtics are 4 & 3

-- TRU men's basketball team will get another taste of an eastern opponent this week in Canadian University  exhibition basketball.  The WolfPack  will travel to Kelowna for pre-season games against the Laurentian Voyageurs from Sudbury on Friday, and,  Trinity Western on Saturday.

-- The TRU volleyball teams stage their home openers in Canada West, with matches against the UBC Thunderbirds.  The  womens teams  square off first each night, on Friday at 6, and, Saturday at 5pm at the TCC. The women ared 1 & 3 to start the season.  The men are 0 & 4 and, both teams will be  trying to get untracked at home.

-- Michael Sam has been released by the Dallas Cowboys.  The league's first openly gay player signed with the Cowboys after being cut by he St. Louis Rams in September.
 

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