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Deflategate back in court

Aug 31, 2015 / 6:32 am

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom Monday after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told both sides they will need to appear in federal court for a status...

Challenge win 'amazing'

Aug 30, 2015 / 10:25 pm

Challenge Penticton crowned two new champions on Sunday – Victoria’s Brent McMahon and Jennifer Spieldenner of Peoria, Ill. A total of 1,100 athletes took part in the full, half and relay events. The long-distance course included a 1.9-kilometre swim, 90-km bike and 21-km run....

Hockey legend Arbour dies

Aug 28, 2015 / 7:18 pm

Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, died Friday at the age of 82. Arbour was being treated for Parkinson's disease and dementia near his home in Sarasota, Fla. His death was confirmed by the Islanders. "Al...

Falcons sweep top awards

Aug 27, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The Kelowna Falcons success on the field has translated to success off it. The Falcons swept the four major West Coast League awards announced Thursday morning, including MVP and top pitcher. Shortstop Hunter Villanueva was named the WCL MVP while Brady Miller took home top pitcher...

Whitecaps cup winners

Aug 26, 2015 / 10:39 pm

Octavio Rivero and Tim Parker scored as the Vancouver Whitecaps won their first Voyageurs Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Impact in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship on Wednesday. Vancouver took the two-game series 4-2 on aggregate against the Impact, who had won the...

Canucks sign Cracknell

Aug 26, 2015 / 12:11 pm

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Adam Cracknell. The deal is widely reported to be a one-year, two-way contract worth US$575,000. Cracknell, a six-foot-two, 210-pound native of Prince Albert, Sask., had an assist and two penalty minutes in 17 games with Columbus last season. The...

Minor football needs you

Aug 25, 2015 / 2:33 pm

There is a critical shortage of officials for both minor and high school football in the Central Okanagan. To make matters worse, the minor football season begins in less than two weeks. Davin Overland is the high school and minor football allocator in Kelowna. He said while there are some...
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Race driver Wilson dies

Aug 24, 2015 / 6:10 pm

Race car driver Justin Wilson has died of injuries suffered during a horrific incident at the Verizon IndyCar series race Sunday at Pocono Raceway. INDYCAR made the announcement Monday night. Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsport series over the past two decades, was...

$80K fine for leaving the ice

Aug 24, 2015 / 6:52 am

The Russian Hockey Federation was fined Monday over the national team snubbing Canada's victory celebrations after the world championship final. The sport's governing body, IIHF, said the Russian players deliberately left the ice before Canada's national anthem was played after a...

Aqua Jets add new coach

Aug 19, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The Kelowna Aqua Jets have dipped into the national program for their new head coach. The Kelowna swim club announced Wednesday former national swim team member Lois Daigneault has been hired as the club's new head coach. Daigneault excelled in swimming at the University of Miami, winning...

Kierra gets hero treatment

Aug 19, 2015 / 2:42 pm

Kelowna's newest golden girl made a triumphant return home Wednesday morning. A few dozen people, including members of her Liquid Lightning Swim Club in West Kelowna, packed into the arrival area at Kelowna International Airport to welcome Kierra Smith home. Smith won a gold medal in the...

Flames plan for new arena

Aug 18, 2015 / 2:29 pm

The group that owns the Calgary Flames hockey club and Stampeders football team has revealed plans for a $900-million project to build a new home for the two teams. The plan calls for a 20,000-seat arena that would replace the Scotiabank Saddledome where the NHL Flames currently play. It also...

Teen in LPGA club

Aug 18, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Last weekend, rising golf star Brooke Henderson became the second golfer in LPGA history to go from Monday qualifier to tournament winner. Her road to any future Tour titles will be much shorter. The LPGA granted Henderson full membership on Tuesday after the 17-year-old Canadian cruised to...

'Caps extend Morales deal

Aug 18, 2015 / 10:26 am

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed designated player Pedro Morales to a multi-year contract extension Tuesday. The 30-year-old captain has five goals and four assists over 19 appearances in the regular season. "Since Pedro joined our team at the beginning of last season, he has been nothing...

Triathlon head steps down

Aug 18, 2015 / 10:12 am

Richard Montgomery is calling it a career. After 15 years at the helm of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon, Montgomery has announced he will step down after this year's event. During his decade and a half tenure as president, Montgomery has seen the triathlon host six national championships and...

Falcons season ended

Aug 18, 2015 / 6:25 am

The Bend Elks swept the the Kelowna Falcons Monday night to win baseball's WCL Championship. The Elks used two big innings to propel themselves to the win, knocking off the Falcons 10-4 Monday night in Bend, Ore. The Falcons scored a pair of runs early, getting one in the first on three...

Falcons drop Game 1

Aug 16, 2015 / 6:50 am

The Kelowna Falcons fell behind 6-0 in the first inning and couldn't recover in their first game of the WCL championship, falling 13-8 to the Bend Elks. The Elks sent 11 men to the plate in the opening inning, pounding out five hits. They got help from two walks and two batters hit by...

Caps look to extend streak

Aug 14, 2015 / 6:13 pm

The Vancouver Whitecaps are not letting success go to their pocketbook. While other teams signed big-name players lately during this summer's Major League Soccer transfer window, the Whitecaps opted to stick with their youth movement and a variety of starting lineups as they seek to host...

Falcons on to WCL final

Aug 14, 2015 / 9:00 am

A wild and crazy night at Elk Stadium Thursday as the Kelowna Falcons finished off Bellingham 9-6 to capture their best-of-three West Coast League playoff series in three games. It was a night that featured a little bit of everything - 15 runs, 29 hits, incredible comebacks, a controversial...

Jays fever catching on

Aug 13, 2015 / 4:45 pm

The Toronto Blue Jays can feel the excitement in the stands and in the streets. Toronto is set to hit new highs in secondary market ticket sales for the season as the New York Yankees visit this weekend, and the Blue Jays are excited to have all the added attention. "I think I've...



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