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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives past Detroit Pistons centre James Wiseman (13) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Toronto Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Oct. 8 as part of the ninth NBA Canada Series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Vancouver, Montreal to host NBA pre-season contests in 9th NBA Canada Series

The Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives past Detroit Pistons centre James Wiseman (13) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Toronto Raptors will be taking on the Sacramento Kings at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Oct. 8 as part of the ninth NBA Canada Series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Nick Taylor was exhausted after his three-round playoff where he edged out Tommy Fleetwood to win the RBC Canadian Open. Taylor makes an approach shot on hole 6 during final round Canadian Open golf championship action in Toronto, Sunday, June 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Nick Taylor’s life has surreal moments since RBC Canadian Open win

Chat with Gretzky in a McDonald’s drive-thru part of the experience

Nick Taylor was exhausted after his three-round playoff where he edged out Tommy Fleetwood to win the RBC Canadian Open. Taylor makes an approach shot on hole 6 during final round Canadian Open golf championship action in Toronto, Sunday, June 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. B.C.’s Simon Fraser University says its athletics director has left the institution.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

SFU’s athletics director leaves university months after football controversy

Independent assessment of the future of SFU football remains ongoing

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. B.C.’s Simon Fraser University says its athletics director has left the institution.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Lions’ Mathieu Betts (90), Sione Teuhema (47) and Bo Lokombo (20) celebrate BettsÕ sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) during second half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Lions’ defence has earned title of best in the CFL, says B.C. defensive back

Peters touting his team’s praises ahead of big matchup versus Winnipeg

B.C. Lions’ Mathieu Betts (90), Sione Teuhema (47) and Bo Lokombo (20) celebrate BettsÕ sack of Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros (8) during second half CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, June 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Ellie Carpenter of Australia and Jordyn Huitema of Canada vie for the ball during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Friends and family package gets positive review from Canadians at World Cup

Soccer Down Under proved to be a great experience for Canadian supporters

Ellie Carpenter of Australia and Jordyn Huitema of Canada vie for the ball during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
David Mackie (34) and the Lions hope to duplicate the success they had on June 22, when they beat the Blue Bombers 30-6 at IG Field in Winnipeg. Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo

THE MOJ: Lions, Bombers setting up to be crucial early matchup in CFL west

Adams Jr. remains out as entire league looks to improve its carousel of quarterbacks

David Mackie (34) and the Lions hope to duplicate the success they had on June 22, when they beat the Blue Bombers 30-6 at IG Field in Winnipeg. Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo
A young supporters wears the flags of Netherlands and Vietnam on her cheeks on the tribune prior to the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Vietnam and the Netherlands in Dunedin, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

For remote and laid back Dunedin, a warm welcome to the Women’s World Cup

Soccer’s big stage arrives at a small city on the edge of the world

A young supporters wears the flags of Netherlands and Vietnam on her cheeks on the tribune prior to the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Vietnam and the Netherlands in Dunedin, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Airdrie’s Ryan Straschnitzki makes a pass during the wheelchair rugby jamboree in Penhold, Alberta, in June, hosted by the Red Deer Reapers. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Former Broncos player has sights set on Paralympic wheelchair basketball

Survivor of tragic Humboldt bus crash pursuing dreams in other sport

Airdrie’s Ryan Straschnitzki makes a pass during the wheelchair rugby jamboree in Penhold, Alberta, in June, hosted by the Red Deer Reapers. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Canada’s Christine Sinclair, centre and teammates react after conceding a first half goal during Group B soccer action against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Canada captain Sinclair sounds warning in wake of early World Cup exit

‘You’re just going to continue to see teams reach our level, surpass us…if things don’t change’

Canada’s Christine Sinclair, centre and teammates react after conceding a first half goal during Group B soccer action against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
Zambia’s Martha Tembo, left, competes for the ball with Spain’s Mariona Caldentey during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)
Zambia’s Martha Tembo, left, competes for the ball with Spain’s Mariona Caldentey during the Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafaela Pontes)
Hayley Raso (16) of Australia celebrates after scoring the first goal past Canada's keeper Kailen Sheridan during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Australia sends Canada packing from Women’s World Cup with lopsided win

Australia ended Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a lopsided 4-0…

Hayley Raso (16) of Australia celebrates after scoring the first goal past Canada's keeper Kailen Sheridan during Group B soccer action at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, July 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour
B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) makes the throw against the Edmonton Elks during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

B.C. Lions add to Elks’ misery with 27-0 victory in Edmonton

Elks have worst run of home losses in North American pro sports history

B.C. Lions quarterback Dane Evans (17) makes the throw against the Edmonton Elks during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday July 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo

THE MOJ: Once a Bruin, always a Bruin for B.C.’s Milan Lucic

Vancouver product happy about his chance to bring his career full circle back to where he started

Milan Lucic during his first stint as Bruin from 2007-2015. NHL.com photo
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach delivers his speech during IOC invitation ceremony, exactly one year for the 2024 Olympics, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)

Paris marks 1-year countdown to war-clouded Olympic Games

Olympic president invokes John Lennon’s memory as Russia, Belarus not invited

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach delivers his speech during IOC invitation ceremony, exactly one year for the 2024 Olympics, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
Left to right: Thales Innes, Zayden Schmidt, Carl Sampson, Graeme Dickens, Sarfo Agyemang, Jeremy Higginson, Hudson Veldman, Jacob Leighton, Ben Woods, Gurvir Gill, Brandon Basso, Nate Sawka, Jack Crump and Kevin Sawka (coach). Missing from the trip to Kelowna: Carson Humpherville, Stanley Stewart-Yeomans.

Rupert U15 club basketball shines in Kelowna

The team went 2-2 in tourney and gave up the fewest hoops in a field of five

  • Jul 27, 2023
Left to right: Thales Innes, Zayden Schmidt, Carl Sampson, Graeme Dickens, Sarfo Agyemang, Jeremy Higginson, Hudson Veldman, Jacob Leighton, Ben Woods, Gurvir Gill, Brandon Basso, Nate Sawka, Jack Crump and Kevin Sawka (coach). Missing from the trip to Kelowna: Carson Humpherville, Stanley Stewart-Yeomans.
Members of the 19U male soccer team celebrate at the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax last week. (Team BC/Facebook)
Members of the 19U male soccer team celebrate at the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax last week. (Team BC/Facebook)
FILE – Canadian runner Leah Pells (3135) of Langley, B.C. runs with pack in the women’s 1500 metre finishing sixth in her heat to qualify for the semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (The Canadian Press)

VIDEO: 3-time B.C. Olympian talks inspiration ahead of national track & field championship

Despite big-time Olympic accolades, Leah Pells still calls herself a Langley girl

FILE – Canadian runner Leah Pells (3135) of Langley, B.C. runs with pack in the women’s 1500 metre finishing sixth in her heat to qualify for the semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (The Canadian Press)
The Revelstoke Grizzlies hoist the Cyclone Taylor Cup following the 2022/23 season. What will happen to this historic championship in light of the three leagues who compete for it being reclassified as Junior A - Tier 2, with the opportunity for some to be designated as Tier 1 in coming seasons, is uncertain. Matt Timmins photo.

BC Hockey CEO discusses reclassification of three leagues to Junior A – Tier 2

Cameron Hope talks future of Cyclone Taylor Cup, cost increases, Tier 1 designations

The Revelstoke Grizzlies hoist the Cyclone Taylor Cup following the 2022/23 season. What will happen to this historic championship in light of the three leagues who compete for it being reclassified as Junior A - Tier 2, with the opportunity for some to be designated as Tier 1 in coming seasons, is uncertain. Matt Timmins photo.
Carla Qualtrough, then minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, speaks on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C.’s Qualtrough handed tough portfolio as Canada’s new sports minister

Former employment minister replaces Pascale St-Onge in a portfolio in crisis

Carla Qualtrough, then minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, speaks on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Adriana Leon (centre) of Canada celebrates her second half goal against Ireland with teammates during their Group B match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Worsfold

Olympic champion Canada beats Ireland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Team comes from behind on a rain-soaked field to earn first tournament win

Adriana Leon (centre) of Canada celebrates her second half goal against Ireland with teammates during their Group B match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Worsfold