The Winnipeg Jets did some in-house work during the Canada Day long weekend by announcing the hiring of Rick Bowness as the third head coach since they relocated to Winnipeg. The 67-year-old Bowness spent most of the past three N-H-L seasons coaching Dallas, leading led the Stars to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final in the playoff bubble in Edmonton, where the Stars lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are focused on becoming the first C-F-L team to reach 4 wins this season when they face the Argonauts tonight in Toronto. The defending Grey Cup champion Blue Bombers are 3 and 0, while the Argos are 1 and 1. Winnipeg is coming off a 26-12 victory over the winless Hamilton Tiger-Cats, while the Argonauts were whipped 44-3 by the unbeaten B-C Lions.

The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping for some offensive fireworks and solid pitching when they open a seven-game road trip in Oakland tonight, where Independence Day festivities and a desperate Athletics team are waiting for them. The Blue Jays will play 3 games in California, then head to Seattle for 4 games with the Mariners. The Jays open the trip sitting third in the A-L East, 14 games behind the New York Yankees and 1 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox.