The Altona Bisons gave up five runs in the top of the seventh inning and lost 10-4 to the Manitoba Junior Baseball League leading Carillon Sultans Thursday night at Access Field. Denton Mateychuk had two hits and scored two runs for the Bisons (2-16) who face the defending champion St. Boniface Legionaires tonight at Whittier Park.

Baseball Manitoba's Provincial 11U Championships begin today. The Winkler Mariners, Winkler Nationals and Winkler Blue Jays are at the Tier One championship in Mitchell. The Morden Mud Hens Maroon two are at the Tier Two championship in Reston. The Winkler Brewers will be competing at the Tier Three championship in Boissevain.

Softball Manitoba's Provincial U15 A Championship begins today. Thirty teams are in Steinbach including the Altona Angels, Carman Cardinals and Winkler Wolves. The Provincial U13 A Championship that was rained out on the Canada Day long weekend will take place this weekend in Portage la Prairie. Twenty-six teams are competing including the Altona Angels, Morden Gold Mud Hens, the Winkler Storm and Miami. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes wrapped up their nine-game road trip with a 17-7 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Roby Enríquez homered twice and Ramón Bramasco and Rob Emery also went deep in Winnipeg's nine-run first inning. The Fish will open a three-game weekend series against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks tonight at Blue Cross Park.

Chris Streveler will be the starting quarterback tonight (7:30 p.m.) when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Ottawa RedBlacks. Zach Collaros, who was injured in Winnipeg's 22-19 overtime loss to the Calgary Stampeders in week four is listed on the depth chart but will not dress. Receiver Myron Mitchell and fullback Michael Chris-Ike are on the game day roster. Off are defensive back Marquise Bridges and receiver Jeremy Murphy. The Blue Bombers have lost their last three games by a combined nine points.

Dave Cameron will be back behind the Canadian bench at the 2025 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa. Cameron was head coach of the Canadian team that won the junior title in 2022. Canada is looking to rebound after losing in the quarterfinals at the 2024 tournament in Sweden. 

Round one of Golf Manitoba's Provincial Women's Amateur Championship and the Provincial Men's Mid-Amateur championship at Minnedosa was suspended due to dangerous weather. 2020 champion Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend has the clubhouse lead in the Mid-Am as he was 10-under par 62. McDonald's round included 11 birdies, six pars and a bogey on the par four 18th hole. Bobby McNair of Carman is plus one through 14 holes. Addison Kartusch of St. Charles has the lead in the Women's Amateur. Kartusch was even par through nine holes when play was suspended. India Young of Carman is plus one through eight holes and Keira Krahn of Carman is plus seven through eight holes. 

Hayden Springer, who won the Manitoba Open last August at the Southwood Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg, shot a 59 to open the John Deere Classic for the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. Springer finished with an eagle and a birdie for a two-shot lead over Sami Valimaki.

Canada will face Venezuela tonight in Arlington, Texas in the quarterfinals of Copa America. Canada is No. 48 in the current FIFA world rankings while Venezuela is 54th. The winner advances to the semifinals against Argentina on July 9th in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Argentina defeated Ecuador 4-2 on penalty kicks Thursday in Houston.

The Winkler Storm and FCNW NexGen played to a scoreless tie Thursday night in Winnipeg. The Storm who have one win, five losses and two ties in the Manitoba Major Soccer League's 2nd Division. Winkler's next game is Monday night in Winnipeg against FC IPAC-UKRAINE.