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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE 

FOOTBALL:
NFL:
    New Orleans at Carolina 
         
HOCKEY:
NHL  
    Montreal  at  Vancouver     (6pm Pre-Game Radio NL)
    Winnipeg at New Jersey
    Chicago at Ottawa
    Los Angeles at Pittsburgh
    Boston at Buffalo
    Arizona at Florida
    Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
    San Jose at Minnesota
    Anaheim at St. Louis
    NY Islanders at Colorado

WHL
    Kelowna at Portland
    Edmonton at Seattle

BCHL:
    Prince George at Langley

NBA 
    Washington at Orlando
    Detroit at Minnesota
    New York at Cleveland
    Utah at Dallas
    Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers

WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD

MLB PLAYOFFS: 
WORLD SERIES             (Best of  7)  
    San Francisco  3  Kansas  City  2       (7th & deciding game)
         
HOCKEY:
NHL 
    Nashville 4 Edmonton 1
    Detroit 4 Washington 2
 
WHL:
    Everett 4 Kamloops 1
    Brandon 5 Vancouver 2
    Spokane 4 Edmonton 3 (SO)
    Lethbridge 5 Prince Albert 2 
   
BCHL
    Penticton 10 Surrey 0
    Prince George 3 Coquitlam 2
    Nanaimo 8 Cowichan Valley 1
    
NBA 
    Toronto 109 Atlanta 102
    Boston 121 Brooklyn 105
    Portland 106 Oklahoma City 89
    Charlotte 108 Milwaukee 106
    Indiana 103 Philadelphia 91
    Miami 107 Washington 95
    Memphis 105 Minnesota 101
    Chicago 104 New York 80
    Denver 89 Detroit 79
    Houston 104 Utah 93
    Phoenix 119 L.A. Lakers 99
    Golden State 95 Sacramento 77

SOCCER:
MLS PLAYOFFS   (Loser eliminated)
    Dallas  2  Vancouver  1    

THE HEADLINES:

--  The San Francisco Giants locked up their third World Seriesc crown in five years with a 7th game, 3-2 win in Kansas City. Michael Morse hit a go-ahead single in the fourth inning to break a 2-all tie, and the Giants won the battle of bullpens with Madison Bumgarner pitching five innings of shutout relief to get the save.  Jeremy Affeldt got the win against a  Kansas City team that he started his career with.  Bumgarner was named the series MVP 

-- The soccer season is over for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who lost 2-1 in Dallas in their MLS  playoff game.

-- Toronto, Boston and, Portland won their NBA regular season openers  in  front  of their fans.  The Raptors tripped up Atlanta 109--102, as DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists.   19 points by Kamloops product Kelly Olynyk led the Celtics past Brooklyn 121--105.  And, in Portland,  LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and Wesley Matthews added 22  as the Trail Blazers whipped Oklahoma City 106-89.  The Thunder were without reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.

-- Kamloops Blazers gave up two unanswered insurance goals 6 seconds apart early in the third period, and, lost 4-1 to Everett in WHL action.  Kohl Bauml had two goals for the Silvertips with Nikita Sherbak setting up both. Logan McVeigh had the Blazers marker, his first since rejoining the team earlier this month.  Blazers were without WHL scoring leader, Cole Ully with the flu, and, Jake Kryski who is away for five games to play in the World Under 17 Challenge in Sarnia.

-- Vancouver Giants lost 5-2 to Brandon, Spokane was outshot 49-29 but beat Edmonton 4-3 on a shootout goal by Calder Brooks, who set up Adam Helewka with 1:21 to play for the equalizer. And, Lethbridge won for the 4th time in 5 games, 5-2 over Prince Albert as Tyler Wong scored three times. 

-- Penticton won for the 14th time in 15 games in the BCHL, 10-0 against Surrey.  The Vees lead second place Merritt by 10 points in the Interior Division.

-- The Canadian womens hockey team arrives in Kamloops tomorrow to put in final preparations for the Four Nations Cup.  The team will practice Friday and, Saturday at Memorial Arena, before facing the Okanagan Hockey Academy midget men's team Sunday at 3pm at Memorial.  The U.S., Sweden and, Finland arrive Sunday. The tournament begins on Tuesday at the I-S-C.  The U.S. will face Finland in a 1pm opener, with Canada playing Sweden Tuesday night at 7.

-- Vancouver Canucks face the Montreal Canadiens tonite in one of 10 scheduled NHL games.  It's the end of a three game home stand for the Canucks, and, the end of a three game road trip for the Habs who won in Calgary, after losing  in Edmonton.  Tonite's game will be carried on Radio NL, with the broadcast starting at 6pm

-- The Oilers had a four game winning streak snapped last nite, in a 4-1 loss to Nashville.  Edmontonj also advised the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders  that their top pick, Leon Draisitl will be staying with the team.  Detroit beat Washington 4-2 in the other game, as  Justin Abdelkader scored twice in a  three goal, third period flurry.

-- Jim Cotter started the Masters of Curling in Portasgde La Prairie with a 12-5 loss to Calgary's Kevin Koe.  John Morris, who played with the Cotter rink last season, and, took over Koe's former team,  started the cashspiel with a 6-5  win against Peter de Cruz of Switzerland.  Olympic champion, Brad Jacobs suffered a  stunning 8-1 loss to Stevfen Laycock in his first game.  Laycock had beaten Thomas Edin of Sweden 6-5 in his opener. Cotter plays Laycock this afternoon, and, Edin  tonite.

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