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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.

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