Prokop nets late winner for Hitmen
Josh Prokop banked in a centring pass off the skate of a defender for the game winner with 22.3 seconds remaining as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Swift Current Broncos 3-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night.
Riley Stotts and Egor Zamula also scored for the Hitmen, who exptended their home ice winning streak to four games.
Ethan O’Rourke and Joona Kiviniemi scored for the Broncos.
The Hitmen are now set to host the annual teddy bear toss on Sunday against the Kamloops Blazers. Game time is 2 p.m. with doors to the Dome opening at 12:30 p.m.
NATS SET TO ‘MOVE ON’
Friday might have been about
Patrick Corbin, the newest National, the latest high-priced horse in a pitching rotation that let the franchise down last season. But instead, the day became about Bryce Harper, as so many days around the Nationals do.
Managing principal owner
Mark Lerner made his first substantial public comments about the team’s offer to its homegrown superstar in an interview with 106.7 The Fan Friday afternoon. And in it, he said the following:
“I don’t really expect him to come back at this point. I think they’ve decided to move on.”
The 10-year, $300-million offer the team made to Harper at the end of the season was “the best we can do,” Lerner said, adding that club officials told Harper and his agent, Scott
Boras, as much.
Many wondered if the Nationals’ deal with Corbin — six years, $140 million —would preclude the Nationals from continuing to pursue Harper.
GLANVILLE LEAVES TICATS
HAMILTON — Longtime football coach Jerry Glanville is leaving his post as defensive co-ordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Ticats announced Friday that the 77-year-old Glanville will not return for a second season because of personal reasons.
After being promoted to head coach earlier this week, Orlondo
Steinauer said he wanted Glanville to return.
Now, however, the CFL team is looking for a new defensive co-ordinator.
“It was an honour to work with coach Glanville last season and we’re obviously disappointed he won’t be back,” Steinauer said in a statement. “We fully understand and support his decision, and will now continue to work on finalizing a coaching staff for 2019.”
SCHWARTZEL LEADS WAY
JOHANNESBURG — Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 17th on his way to an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead after the second round of the South African Open.
The 2011 Masters champion moved to 12-under and replaced overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leaderboard at Randpark Golf Club.
Schwartzel had six birdies but only took the lead with the eagle on his second-to-last hole when his approach bounced on the green and landed on the far fringe before the backspin kicked in.
DELLAVEDOVA BACK TO CAVS
CLEVELAND — Matthew
Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers.
Cleveland re-acquired the popular, scrappy guard on Friday in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
The Cavaliers also received forward John Henson and
2021 first- and second-round picks from Milwaukee, and a 2022 second-rounder from Washington. The Cavs sent guard George Hill and a
2021 second-round selection to the Bucks, and forward
Sam Dekker to the Wizards. Milwaukee also got forward
Jason Smith from Washington. Dellavedova was a key member of the Cavs’ 2016 title team before he signed with the Bucks later that summer.
EX-CFLER COX JAILED
REGINA — A one-time player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders has been sentenced to one year in jail for assaulting his former girlfriend. Former defensive back Justin
Cox pleaded guilty in September to assault causing bodily harm for the August 2017 attack.
A judge in a Regina courtroom sentenced Cox to nine months in jail for the assault and another three months for breaching his bail conditions by contacting his former partner and trying to convince her not to testify against him.
The 24-year-old woman, whose name is protected by a publication ban, was pregnant at the time with Cox’s baby and was left bloodied, bruised and with a broken nose.