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Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes takes part in the opening day of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Victoria, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New captain Quinn says Vancouver Canucks will be a family

‘It’s definitely not a dictatorship, there’s going to be lots of guys speaking up’

Team World’s Taylor Fritz, centre left, and Ben Shelton, centre right, hoist the Laver Cup in front of their teammates, John McEnroe, back left, and Rod Laver, front left, after Team World defeated Team Europe 13-2 at the Laver Cup tennis tournament, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Team World claimed its second straight Laver Cup title on Sunday at Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Team World defends Laver Cup title in Vancouver

Victory marks the first team the side has won back-to-back tournaments

Calgary Flames forward Matt Coronato, left, celebrates his goal with teammate forward Adam Ruzicka during first period NHL preseason hockey action in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Coronato nets 3 as Flames thrash Canucks 10-0 in pre-season opener

Jonathan Huberdeau adds a pair of goals for Calgary

Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. Canada’s women’s volleyball team scored a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17) win over Mexico on Saturday, but fell short in its bid to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger
Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. Canada’s women’s volleyball team scored a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17) win over Mexico on Saturday, but fell short in its bid to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)

THE MOJ: Lions clinch playoff berth win 37-29 win in Edmonton

B.C. Defence registers 7 sacks in the game

  • Sep 23, 2023
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs the ball as Edmonton Elks’ Jake Ceresna (94) looks on during first half CFL action in Edmonton on Friday, September 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) runs the ball as Edmonton Elks’ Jake Ceresna (94) looks on during first half CFL action in Edmonton on Friday, September 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Team World’s Captain John McEnroe cheers for teammate Frances Tiafoe during his singles tennis match against Team Europe’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on the third day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. McEnroe is sharing his frustration over what he see as a lack of cooperation and care from tennis organization officials when it comes to the Laver Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung

Legendry McEnroe says Laver Cup needs support to develop

Lack of star power, scheduling conflicts not helping as the event reaches for the spotlight

Team World’s Captain John McEnroe cheers for teammate Frances Tiafoe during his singles tennis match against Team Europe’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on the third day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. McEnroe is sharing his frustration over what he see as a lack of cooperation and care from tennis organization officials when it comes to the Laver Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) battles for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Pettersson shrugs off contract uncertainty as Canucks open camp

Star centre has decided not to talk about possible extension until after end of the season

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) battles for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA

National Rowing Championships return to Cowichan Valley Sept. 28 to Oct. 1

Black Press Media’s Cowichan Valley publications sponsor Canadian championships

The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA
Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Together now’: team brass says Canucks ‘speaking the same language’

Coach Rick Tocchet says the start of the season is a ‘big thing around here’

Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Tucker Poolman, right, is upended by Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien (38) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Poolman will start the upcoming NHL season on long-term injured reserve as he continues to recover from migraines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: Rodgers, 49ers, Cowboys make early 2023 headlines

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders share insights after Week 2

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) runs in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Retired tennis player Roger Federer participates in a tennis clinic for kids from the Vancouver chapters of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Federer is in the city for the 2023 Laver Cup tennis tournament that he co-founded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Federer expects excitement even as stars go out for Vancouver’s Laver Cup

Tennis legend talks no-shows as he helps host weekend tennis challenge at Rogers Arena

Retired tennis player Roger Federer participates in a tennis clinic for kids from the Vancouver chapters of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Federer is in the city for the 2023 Laver Cup tennis tournament that he co-founded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson, right, is struck in the groin by the puck as he stands in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks grab goalie DeSmith, cap space in trade with Montreal

Tanner Pearson and a third round draft pick head to the Canadiens in swap of veterans

Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson, right, is struck in the groin by the puck as he stands in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS
<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>

Canadian women take loss at Olympic volleyball qualifier to Dominican Republic

Top 2 teams at end of qualifier will automatically go to Olympics

<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Sainz wins Singapore Grand Prix as Verstappen and Red Bull’s streaks end

Canadian Lance Stroll didn’t take part after an earlier crash

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead hauls in late TD as B.C. Lions rally to edge Ottawa 41-37

Leos next travel to Edmonton to take on the surging Elks

Ottawa Redblacks’ Tobias Harris, left, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Adrian Greene as he returns a kick during the first half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects opened the 2023 Young Stars Classic with a 7-1 victory against the Calgary Flames on Friday, Sept. 15, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. (Photo- Jennifer Small)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects shine in Penticton

The annual Young Stars Classic runs through Monday, Sept. 18

The Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects opened the 2023 Young Stars Classic with a 7-1 victory against the Calgary Flames on Friday, Sept. 15, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. (Photo- Jennifer Small)