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Davis Cup returns to Britain

Nov 29, 2015 / 8:46 am
Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title in 79 years when he beat Belgium's David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of reverse singles Sunday. The win gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series and the final singles match was not played. "I can't...

Ready to shiver at Grey Cup

Nov 27, 2015 / 2:50 pm
Football fans from across Canada have descended on Winnipeg for Sunday's Grey Cup, and while the game officially became a sellout Friday afternoon, there were still plenty of tickets available online, some at bargain prices. A smattering of the 36,634 tickets for the big game at Investors...

Inuit urge Esks to drop name

Nov 27, 2015 / 11:36 am
Canada's national Inuit organization says the storied Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League franchise should change its name. "It isn't right for any for any team to be named after an ethnic group," said Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. The term Eskimo...

More soccer gold for OKM

Nov 26, 2015 / 2:27 pm
After missing out on a chance for a fourth straight podium finish, the Okanagan Mission Huskies boys soccer team returned with a vengeance. The Huskies captured the Provincial AA boys soccer title in Burnaby, Wednesday, shutting out Sa-Hali Secondary of Kamloops 2-0 in the championship...

AquaJets shine at first meet

Nov 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm
The sun shone on the Kelowna AquaJets Swim Club as they hosted their first swim meet of the season from November 21 – 22 at H2O. From the youngest swimmers competing in their first meet to the veterans of the team, Head Coach, Emil Dimitrov was pleased with the team’s...

Rams' Bailey shot, critical

Nov 25, 2015 / 9:58 am
Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday. Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the...

Close isn't cutting it

Nov 24, 2015 / 2:52 pm
The Vancouver Canucks know close isn't going to cut it. The club feasted on one-goal victories in its return to the playoffs last season, finishing with a 22-9 record in those games, good for second in the NHL. Fast-forward to the 2015-16 campaign and Vancouver sits 8-8-6 overall just...

Rangers richest in NHL

Nov 24, 2015 / 1:51 pm
For the first time since 2005, the Toronto Maple Leafs are out of top spot in the annual Forbes valuation of the National Hockey League's 30 teams. The New York Rangers moved into top spot with a worth of US$1.2 billion, according to the magazine's list. The franchise, which was No. 2 in...

Life ban sought for Platini

Nov 24, 2015 / 11:06 am
The FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for Michel Platini, the Frenchman's lawyer said Tuesday, a move that would rule the UEFA president out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter. Thibaut d'Ales told The Associated Press that the maximum sanction was asked for when the FIFA...

Soccer ramps up security

Nov 24, 2015 / 6:58 am
French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at next year's European Championship and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris. French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday security for Euro 2016, scheduled from June 10-July 10 in France, will be...

Horvat: starting to click

Nov 23, 2015 / 4:27 pm
Bo Horvat readily admits things haven't gone his way through the first quarter of the season. Tasked with an increased role in his second year with the Vancouver Canucks, the young centre has just two goals and six assists to go along with a minus-10 rating in 22 games. Despite the early...

Esks vs Redblacks for Cup

Nov 23, 2015 / 5:59 am
The Edmonton Eskimos will meet the Ottawa Redblacks in the 103rd Grey Cup after both clubs won their respective division finals on Sunday. Edmonton will be making its 25th appearance in the Grey Cup and first since winning it in 2005 after downing the defending champion Calgary Stampeders 45-31...

Devil of time for Canucks

Nov 23, 2015 / 5:50 am
Cory Schneider wasn't worried about beating his former team. All the goalie cared about was helping the New Jersey Devils end their road trip on a positive note. Schneider stopped 36 shots and Mike Cammalleri added a goal and two assists Sunday as the Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 to...

Canada's new Olympic boss

Nov 22, 2015 / 4:53 pm
Olympic medallist and lawyer Tricia Smith was voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee on Sunday morning. A four-time Olympic rower from Vancouver, Smith won silver at Los Angeles 1984 in coxless pairs with teammate Elizabeth Craig. Smith — a recipient of the Order of Canada...

Serwa tops podium

Nov 22, 2015 / 12:53 pm
Local ski cross favourite Kelsey Serwa is opening this season with a bang, toping the podium at the first event of the 2015-16 winter season With the World Cup opening in Montafon, Austria less than two weeks away, Serwa and some of world's finest are gathering on the Pitztal glacier this...

Canucks beat Cup champs

Nov 21, 2015 / 9:51 pm
Daniel Sedin scored three times and added an assist, Henrik Sedin had a goal and four assists, and the Vancouver Canucks downed the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Saturday night. Jannik Hansen chipped in with a goal and assist, while Ryan Miller made 26 saves for the Canucks (8-7-6), who were coming...

Canucks aim to regroup

Nov 20, 2015 / 3:46 pm
The Vancouver Canucks can feel the pressure starting to mount. With just four wins in their last 16 outings following a dismal 1-4-2 road trip, the Canucks know playoff spots aren't earned in November. That doesn't mean they can't be lost. "We had a good start to the...

Rugby rivals square off

Nov 20, 2015 / 12:28 pm
Rugby rivals Kelowna and Kamloops will decide the mens Division 3 title decided on Saturday. Whatever the result, the game will represent another example of the resurgence of rugby in the B.C. Interior. The Kelowna Crows host the Kamloops Raiders at Parkinson Rec Field, kickoff at 1...

Caps extend Waston deal

Nov 19, 2015 / 9:22 pm
The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Kendall Waston to a multi-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday. The hulking central defender has been an integral part of the backline since joining Vancouver in August 2014 from Deportivo Saprissa in his native Costa...

5 for hall of fame

Nov 19, 2015 / 7:00 pm
The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame swelled to 33 Thursday with the inclusion of five new members at an induction gala at the Coast Capri Hotel Thursday morning. Hockey player Wayne Hicks (pioneer athlete), racquetball player Christie Van Hees (athlete), trampoliner Sarah Charles (athlete),...

Jays Donaldson wins MVP

Nov 19, 2015 / 4:15 pm
Third baseman Josh Donaldson has become just the second member of the Toronto Blue Jays to be named American League Most Valuable Player. Donaldson received 23 of 30 first place votes in balloting y the Baseball Writers Association of America. He finished with 385 point, easily outdistancing...

Stadiums on red alert

Nov 19, 2015 / 2:55 pm
Fear and trepidation, rather than excitement and thrills, may grip fans when Europe's domestic soccer leagues resume this weekend in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris. Real Madrid against Barcelona would normally be hailed as a tantalizing encounter featuring the world's best...

Lion's rant bashed by GM

Nov 18, 2015 / 10:18 pm
B.C. Lions general manager Wally Buono says Andrew Harris voicing his season-long frustration following the club's playoff exit won't impact contract negotiations with the impending free agent. That doesn't mean there aren't going to be repercussions. "Where it has a...

Emotionally charged match

Nov 17, 2015 / 12:39 pm
Uniting in a symbol of defiance and respect, players and fans of the French and English soccer teams delivered a moving display of solidarity at Wembley Stadium at a friendly game staged four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. A touching pre-game ceremony saw England and France supporters...

Half-marathon adds miles

Nov 17, 2015 / 5:42 am
They ran an extra four miles on their half-marathon. And now all they're getting is a lousy T-shirt. Organizers offered the T-shirts after runners vented anger on social media following Sunday's Standard Chartered Bangkok Half-Marathon, which was mistakenly extended by almost seven...

BC Lions ponder roster

Nov 16, 2015 / 7:30 pm
Andrew Harris sounded a lot like a player with one foot already out the door. The B.C. Lions said their farewells on Monday, less than 24 hours after getting thumped 35-9 by the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL's West Division semifinal, and the club's star running back was blunt in his...

Time to lose the mascots?

Nov 15, 2015 / 7:47 am
The head of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission says it's time to get rid of offensive indigenous mascots that would never be tolerated if they targeted any other cultural group. Justice Murray Sinclair, who spearheaded an examination of Canada's residential schools, says...

Canada takes Honduras

Nov 13, 2015 / 11:47 pm
Canada envisioned nights like this when David (Junior) Hoilett finally committed to play for the country of his birth. The speedy winger set up Cyle Larin's goal in the 38th minute and showed an ability to dribble at pace the men's national team hasn't seen in some time as Canada...

IAAF suspends Russia

Nov 13, 2015 / 2:14 pm
Russia's track and field federation was provisionally suspended Friday by the sport's governing body, keeping the country out of international competition for an indefinite period — possibly including next year's Olympics in Brazil. The suspension was approved by a 22-1 vote...

Lions OK as underdogs

Nov 13, 2015 / 12:52 pm
Andrew Harris and the B.C. Lions don't mind being counted out. "I've been an underdog pretty much my whole career," the running back said this week. "I like being in that situation." The Lions find themselves in exactly that position heading into the Sunday's...

Russia admits to doping

Nov 12, 2015 / 7:15 am
The Russian track federation plans to partially admit to the charges levelled against it by the World Anti-Doping Agency commission as it bids to avoid a ban from competition. The federation's acting president, Vadim Zelichenok, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Russia has prepared...

WHL rallies past Russia

Nov 11, 2015 / 6:03 am
Deven Sideroff, Jayce Hawryluk and Brett Pollock — into an empty net — all scored as Team WHL rallied past Russia 4-2 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Canadian Hockey League's annual exhibition series with the European hockey power. Jansen Harkins opened scoring for Team WHL, which...

Daily fantasy illegal in NY

Nov 10, 2015 / 6:30 pm
New York's attorney general on Tuesday ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. In a pair of letters sent to the companies, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that after a...

Lions yet to settle kicking

Nov 10, 2015 / 3:58 pm
The B.C. Lions have yet to decide which of their rookie kickers will get the call when they visit the Calgary Stampeders in Sunday's CFL West Division semifinal. Lions head coach Jeff Tedford said in the wake last weekend's meaningless regular-season finale against the Stampeders that...

That's one angry fan

Nov 10, 2015 / 6:51 am
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a defeat marked by fumbles, penalties and just one touchdown, authorities say a south Florida man tried to set the team's oversized flag on fire. Tampa police say it happened just after the New York Giants beat the Buccaneers 32-18 Sunday evening. A...

Russia slammed for doping

Nov 9, 2015 / 7:00 am
In a devastatingly critical report, a World Anti-Doping Agency panel accused the Russian government on Monday of complicity in widespread doping and coverups by its track and field athletes and said they should all be banned from competition until the country cleans up its act. The report from a...

Whitecaps fall to Timbers

Nov 8, 2015 / 10:32 pm
Fanendo Adi scored in the 31st minute and the Portland Timbers eliminated the Vancouver Whitecaps from the MLS playoffs with a 2-0 victory at BC Place on Sunday. It was the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal, with the two teams playing to a scoreless draw in the first game at...

UBC national champs

Nov 8, 2015 / 10:24 pm
The UBC Thunderbirds won their fifth straight CIS field hockey national championship on Sunday by edging the host Victoria Vikes 3-2 after a penalty shootout. The T-Birds claimed victory with a 3-1 win in the shootout after the two teams were tied 2-2 through regulation. UBC was on the verge...

Canada White wins U17s

Nov 7, 2015 / 11:19 pm
Owen Tippett scored three times and Ian Scott made 21 saves as Canada White downed Russia 6-2 on Saturday to win the under-17 World Hockey Challenge, in Dawson Creek. Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Matthew Struthers and Gabe Vilardi also scored for Canada White, while Ian Mitchell tacked on two...

Stamps down Lions 28-7

Nov 7, 2015 / 11:16 pm
The game didn't mean anything in the standings, but plenty of personal achievements were on line in the regular-season finale between Calgary and B.C. Running backs Andrew Harris and Jerome Messam both surpassed a 1,000 rushing yards while Lions quarterback Travis Lulay made his return from...

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