The 2023 South West Baseball League season begins tonight in Rivers as the Comets host the Deloraine Royals. The league will operate with nine teams this season and they include the Comets, Royals, Elkhorn Expos, Hamiota Red Sox, Reston Rockets, Virden Oilers, Wawanesa Brewers, Oak River Dodgers and defending champion Boissevain Centennials. The Expos are back after taking a two-year leave of absence.
The Westman Magic and Eastman Wildcats are tied for first place in the Manitoba Premier Softball League's U13 Division. Both teams have 8-0 records. Westman beat the Manitoba Angels 16-3 & 11-1 on Saturday and swept a doubleheader from the Interlake Phillies 8-0 & 10-1 on Sunday. The Magic are 6-4 in the U15 Division. Westman split a twinbill with Winnipeg Lightning on Monday. Magic won 10-3 & lost 7-0. Westman is 9-3 in the U17 Division. The Magic beat the Winnipeg Lightning 8-5 & lost 16-4 on Sunday and swept the Interlake Phillies 12-2 & 11-0 on Monday. The Westman Magic are 2-0 in the U19 Division.
Canada will play its final preliminary round game today (8:20 a.m.) against Czechia at the World Hockey Championship in Riga, Latvia. Switzerland is 6-0 and has clinched top spot in Group B. The Canadians, who lost 3-2 in a shootout to Norway on Monday, are in third place one point back of Czechia.
It’s day 10 of Winnipeg Blue Bombers main camp. Today’s practice session at IG Field is from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Bombers added wide receiver Amare Jones to the roster and released wide receiver Tavaris Harrison. Winnipeg's first pre-season game is Saturday against the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium. The Elks lost their exhibition opener 29-24 to the Calgary Stampeders on Monday.