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Tory Nyhaug pursues 13th Canadian BMX title after Rio disappointment

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Tory Nyhaug will have to put aside the lingering disappointment of missing an Olympic medal while pursuing a 13th Canadian title at the BMX championships this weekend in Calgary.

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Minister? Ad czar? Usain Bolt has plenty to ponder in post-Olympic future

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There are countless possibilities for how Olympic icon Usain Bolt can spend his retirement. So what will the 30-year-old Jamaican icon do now?

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Rio 2016: Canadian Olympic medals by the numbers

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Mostly known for its winter sport dominance, Canada's performance at Rio 2016 was historic on a number of levels. Here's a look at Canada's medal winners by the numbers.

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Argos' Ricky Ray set to return Aug. 31 vs. Lions

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The Toronto Argonauts will have star quarterback Ricky Ray under centre when they host the B.C. Lions on Aug. 31.

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NHLPA head Donald Fehr on fighting, salary cap, lockouts

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Donald Fehr is approaching six years in his post as the head of the NHL Players' Association. In advance of the World Cup, he discusses next month's tournament and other issues in the game, including fighting and future lockouts.

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Russian swimmer compares Rio Olympics to 'a cold war'

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Russian Yulia Efimova, who won two Olympic silver medals this month after being cleared to compete in Rio following a doping ban, has compared swimming in the Games to being at war.

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Diamond League: Barber faces Olympic medallists after Rio letdown

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Shawn Barber hasn't beat French rival Renaud Lavillenie this season, but the Canadian will be looking to rebound from a disappointing showing at the Rio Olympics when the two square off in the pole vault at the Lausanne Diamond League meet on Thursday (CBCSports.ca, 2 p.m. ET).

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What you missed in the CFL during the Olympics

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While you were watching 2,000 hours of Olympic coverage on seven different platforms, the Canadian Football League almost had a nervous breakdown. Here’s a quick guide.

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Olympic medallist thanks cancer staff that cared for her mom

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With a medal around her neck and a smile on her face, Olympic cyclist Jasmin Glaesser said a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre.

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Techera leads 'Caps to win

The Vancouver Whitecaps answered the challenge.

Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson told his players they had to be better after losing 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer match Saturday night.

Robinson shuffled his lineup and was pleased with the result after midfielder Cristian Techera scored two goals to lead the Whitecaps to a 3-0 victory over Kansas City in CONCACAF Champions League play Tuesday night.

"We got outfought on Saturday," said Robinson. "We didn't get outfought today.

"We haven't been doing well enough. I challenged them after Saturday's game to have a go. We certainly had a go today."

Techera opened the scoring early, then put the game away in the 64th minute. Erik Hurtado also scored for the Whitecaps, who led 2-0 with the game just 12 minutes old.

Midfielder Russell Teibert, who helped set up the second goal, said the Whitecaps played with a confidence they haven't shown in several games.

"I think you can say it has been an issue on the field recently," said Teibert. "We weren't playing with the same swagger as we did tonight.

"You can tell we played like men tonight. We stood up. We are a tough team to beat when you have that confident, winning swagger. We are a dangerous team."

The victory, before a crowd of 16,383 at BC Place Stadium, doesn't count in the MLS standings but could be a starting point for a Whitecaps team that is battling for its layoff life.

Vancouver — which has lost four straight MLS matches and managed just one win in its last nine games — currently sits eighth in the Western Conference, two points out of the sixth and final playoff spot.

Goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi, who earned the clean sheet, said the Whitecaps need to build on the win. Vancouver plays the L.A. Galaxy Saturday on the road.

"There is not time to step back," said Tornaghi. "There is just time to get better."

Kansas City coach Peter Vermes said his team dug itself an early hole.

"They scored two good goals, caught us on mistakes," said Vermes. "From that point on they were the better team.

"They were more aggressive, they were better in the one-on-one duels. They were the better competitors."

The Whitecaps made nine changes to their starting lineup from the team that lost in Kansas City. Sporting Kansas played an entirely starting different lineup.

Vancouver (2-0-0) leads the Champions League Group C standings with six points. Sporting Kansas City (0-1-1) and Central FC (0-1-1) are tied with one point each.



U.S. swimmer admits to 'omitting facts' in Rio gas station altercation

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U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

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'I've never experienced anything like this,' De Grasse says, coming home from Rio

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Andre De Grasse arrived home Wednesday after his outstanding Olympic debut in Rio, saying he's happy to be home and grateful for the support from fans.

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