Coward sidelined by injury

The Red Deer Rebels announced Tuesday they'll begin the season without Swift Current-born netminder Chase Coward. 

The 19-year-old underwent testing this summer and they discovered a congenital defect in his lower body. Rebels Owner, President, and General Manager Brent Sutter said the club will support him as he navigates through the process. 

In 35 regular season games last year, Coward went 22-10-2 with a 2.51 GAA. He played in eight of the team's 10 playoff games last year, winning four of them while posting a .925 save percentage.

Blue Jays use long ball to beat Cubs

Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Tuesday night. 

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit an opposite field blast in the seventh for his 99th career home run and 27th of the season. 

The Jays will go for a three-game sweep tonight with Mitch White starting on the mound.

Canada drops round-robin finale to USA at Women's Worlds

Hilary Knight and Megan Keller each had a goal and an assist as Team USA picked up a 5-2 win over Canada at the World Women’s Hockey Championship in Denmark on Tuesday. 

Knight’s empty-net goal gave her 85 career world championship points, one back of the all-time record held by Shaunavon’s Hayley Wickenheiser. 

Sarah Fillier and Ella Shelton scored for Canada, who face Sweden in the quarterfinal on Thursday. The other quarterfinal matchups will see host Denmark facing Japan, Finland battling Czechia and the Americans taking on Hungary.

Canada goes five-for-five in the first round at US Open

Denis Shapovalov made it a perfect first round for Canada at the US Open after gutting out a five-set win over Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler. 

All five Canadians in the singles draw have won their opening matches at the grand slam. Four of those Canadians are in second round action today with Leylah Fernandez taking on Ludmilla Samsonova of Russia, Rebecca Marino facing Daria Snigur of Ukraine, Bianca Andreescu taking on National Bank Open runner-up Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil, and Felix Auger-Aliassime playing Jack Draper of Great Britain.

Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Giuliana Olmos of Austria will play their first women's doubles match against Americans Peyton Sterns and Ashlyn Krueger today.

In other action, Emma Raducanu’s women’s title defense ended early as she fell in straight sets to Alize Cornet in her first-round match on Tuesday, and Serena Williams will continue her farewell tour tonight with a matchup against Estonia's Anett Kontveit.

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