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Pospisil ready for Murray

Jul 7, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Vernon's Vasek Pospisil says he is ready to take on Britain's top tennis star, Andy Murray, in front of a partisan crowd in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. The 25-year-old tennis pro came back from two sets down on Monday to beat the 22nd seed Viktor Troicki in the fourth round to set...

Falcons rally late

Jul 7, 2015 / 9:00 am

The Kelowna Falcons made a winning return to Elk Stadium Monday night. Grant Meylan drilled a two out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth leading the Falcons to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Klameth Falls Gems. The win was the Falcons second in a row as they remain a...

Lloyd leads U.S. to victory

Jul 6, 2015 / 6:05 am

Carli Lloyd caught herself daydreaming before the Women's World Cup. In between sprints on an empty practice field, she envisioned scoring four goals in the final. Three turned out to be more than enough. Lloyd put an exclamation point on her country's stunning four-goal barrage in...

Tears of joy for U.S.

Jul 6, 2015 / 5:53 am

When the final whistle blew on Sunday, Abby Wambach fell to her knees, then raised her arms in joy. The one trophy that had always seemed just out of reach was finally in her grasp as the United Status defeated Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final. "I'm proud to be part of...

Pospisil rallies to round 4

Jul 5, 2015 / 9:48 am

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil is off the fourth round at Wimbledon after defeating Britain’s James Ward in five sets. On Saturday, the 25-year-old rallied for a 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 8-6 win over Ward at the All England Club, advancing to the fourth round of a grand slam tournament for the...

Hot Falcons head home

Jul 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

The West Coast League's east division leading Kelowna Falcons are heading back home after a successful road trip. The Falcons went 6-3 on a season high nine game road trip, capped off with a convincing 12-5 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears Saturday afternoon. The win spoiled the Black...

World Cup the hot ticket

Jul 3, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Japan will likely have to battle the crowd as well as the U.S. in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at B.C. Place Stadium. American fans have been a common sight in Vancouver during the tournament, whether the U.S. was playing there or not. The proximity to the border and Vancouver's...

Heart on her sleeve

Jul 3, 2015 / 11:28 am

Under bright sunshine, Jen Kish runs alone as she rehabs an injured knee. At the end of the pitch, the Canadian women's rugby sevens team she captains is drilling in front of coach John Tait. Kish is hard to miss. A powerful runner even with a bulky knee brace, her body is an ink-decorated...

Falcons extend east lead

Jul 3, 2015 / 9:30 am

The Kelowna Falcons have put a bit of distance between themselves and the Yakima Valley Pippins atop the West Coast League's east division. The Falcons stretched their lead to two full game Thursday when they hung on for an 8-7 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears in the first of a three game...

Girls having a ball

Jul 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

This weekend, West Kelowna hosts the U19 provincial girls minor fastball championships. It's the first time the community has hosted the event, which will see B.C.'s top 16 teams compete. Each will have won their district playdowns, earning them the right to play in the tournament....

Pospisil off to Round 3

Jul 2, 2015 / 11:50 am

Vernon's Vasek Pospisil is off to the third round of Wimbledon. The unseeded Pospisil upset number 30 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy in four sets. Pospisil beat the Italian 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. He fired 23 aces while breaking Fognini three times. The 56th ranked singles player in the...

Big changes for Canucks

Jul 2, 2015 / 11:36 am

The Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their front office, firing assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning and director of player personnel Eric Crawford. Canucks president Trevor Linden announced the three were relieved from their duties "after a thorough review of the...

Falcons roll in Kitsap

Jul 2, 2015 / 9:00 am

What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours after their bats were silenced the Falcons pounded out 12 hits and 11 runs in an 11-2 thumping of the Kitsap BlueJackets. The win represents the fifth straight series win for the Falcons who forged a game ahead of Yakima Valley atop the West Coast...

U.S. to extradite FIFA execs

Jul 2, 2015 / 6:22 am

The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said Thursday that the requests were received from...

Kassian out, Weber in

Jul 1, 2015 / 7:19 pm

The Vancouver Canucks are in transition and kept the changes coming on the first day of free agency. Vancouver traded right-winger Zack Kassian and a fifth-round pick in 2016 to the Montreal Canadiens for left-winger Brandon Prust. The Canucks also brought back defenceman Yannick Weber on a...

Bye bye, Bieksa

Jun 30, 2015 / 5:41 pm

The Vancouver Canucks finally found a taker for Kevin Bieksa. Vancouver traded the veteran defenceman to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2016 second-round pick. The Canucks had been looking to deal Bieksa at the draft and came close to sending him to the San Jose Sharks. Bieksa has one year left...

Red hot Falcons rip Jackets

Jun 30, 2015 / 11:00 am

Make it three in a row for the red hot Kelowna Falcons. The Falcons knocked off the Kitsap BlueJackets 3-1 Monday night in the opening game of a three game set in the Seattle suburb. Michael Koval scattered three hits and allowed one earned run while striking out seven over six masterful...

FIFA: Talent level on the rise

Jun 29, 2015 / 2:49 pm

FIFA says talent is on the rise in women's soccer. The sport's governing body expanded the field at the 2015 Women's World Cup to 24 teams from the 16 that participated in Germany four years ago, and despite some lopsided scores in the group stage officials are confident the move was...

Cup dreams over

Jun 27, 2015 / 8:01 pm

Canada exited the Women's World Cup in a painful 2-1 quarter-final loss to England on Saturday, undone on defence in a brutal three-minute spell early in the first half. The quarter-final departure is by the numbers for eighth-ranked Canada. But John Herdman's team will feel it should...

'Time to make history'

Jun 27, 2015 / 6:03 am

John Herdman says his team has made Canada proud at the Women's World Cup. Now it's time to make history. "Two games away from the final. A couple of opponents in our way. Let's do it," the Canadian coach told his pre-match news conference Friday. Standing in...

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