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Sports Quick Hits: September 20th, 2021

Rugby

September 20, 2021
Source: Toronto Blue Jays/Twitter
Source: Toronto Blue Jays/Twitter

⚾️MLB: After Toronto’s 5–3 win yesterday, former Toronto Blue Jay and current Minnesota Twin Josh Donaldson and Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  — who leads the league in batting average, home runs and hits — took pics and exchanged jerseys. Game recognize game.

  • The Jays are currently in a very precarious Wild Card playoff spot with just under two weeks left in the regular season, and their series against the American League’s best team — the Tampa Bay Rays — will be make or break. It starts tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET.

🏈Football: Kristie Elliott became the first Canadian woman to play and score in an NCAA football game on Saturday. The kicker — who had never watched a football game before taking up the sport in 2019 — scored two extra points in Simon Fraser University’s loss.

  • FYI, SFU is the only Canadian school to play in the U.S. collegiate league, where they compete in Division II.

🏉Rugby 7s: The first half of a very short World Rugby Sevens Series took place in Vancouver this weekend, and Team Canada looked pretty solid. The women’s team placed third behind the U.S. and U.K., and the men lost in the quarter-final. They’ll try for better results in the second leg, which starts Saturday in Edmonton.