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Lions maul 'Riders

Oct 4, 2015 / 7:10 am

With the B.C. Lions up 33-5 in the third quarter, running back Andrew Harris jokingly asked Jonathon Jennings if he wanted to borrow his gloves for the next sequence. The Lions ran a play twice in practice earlier in the week where Harris takes a direct snap and pitches it to receiver Austin...

Sedin seals OT win

Oct 4, 2015 / 7:07 am

After an exhibition season filled with prospects delivering offence for the Canucks, it was a familiar name getting the winner in the pre-season finale. Daniel Sedin scored in 3-on-3 overtime for Vancouver in a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Although it was Sedin's first...

No fluke, say Canucks

Oct 2, 2015 / 8:18 pm

The Vancouver Canucks want to prove last year wasn't a fluke. Not expected to be a playoff team by many observers after one disastrous campaign under John Tortorella, Vancouver finished a surprising second in the Pacific Division in 2014-15 with 101 points before losing out in the first...

Jays-mania strikes Toronto

Oct 1, 2015 / 6:07 am

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched the American League East division title, making a post-season play for another World Series title while thrilling a city of terminally despondent sports fans and baseball enthusiasts nationwide. The Jays have not made the playoffs since 1993, when they won the...

Jays clinch division title

Sep 30, 2015 / 4:45 pm

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched the American League East division title, booking their place for a post-season chase of another World Series title while cheering a city of terminally despondent sports fans and grabbing the attention of baseball enthusiasts nationwide. The Jays clinched the...

Lulay off injured list

Sep 29, 2015 / 1:55 pm

The B.C. Lions announced Tuesday that quarterback Travis Lulay has been removed from the team's six-game injured list, enabling him to practise this week. The 32-year-old pivot hurt his left knee in the Lions' 25-16 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 3. Backup quarterback...

Remembering Yogi

Sep 29, 2015 / 12:02 pm

A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats. He was the man who served his country courageously on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. He...

MCann making his mark

Sep 29, 2015 / 6:34 am

A return to the middle paid off for Jared McCann and the Vancouver Canucks. The 19-year-old scored on the power play in the third period and Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 shots as Vancouver shut out the Arizona Coyotes 1-0 in pre-season action on Monday night. Making a strong bid to stick with...

FIFA boss banned for life

Sep 29, 2015 / 6:13 am

FIFA has banned former vice-president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The decision Tuesday by FIFA's ethics committee comes as Warner fights extradition from Trinidad on U.S. charges of racketeering,...

Gaunce - one to watch

Sep 27, 2015 / 7:09 am

Brendan Gaunce is giving Canucks coach Willie Desjardins plenty to think about heading into the regular season. Gaunce opened the scoring for the Canucks in a 4-3 pre-season loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. He played on the wing alongside centre Bo Horvat and veteran Radim Vrbata on...

Jays end playoff drought

Sep 26, 2015 / 8:56 am

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a post-season berth, but it may be the most confusing entry ever. The Blue Jays and presumably most of their fans went to bed Friday night thinking there was one more hurdle to cross before ending a 22-year playoff drought. Toronto came into Friday...

Charges against FIFA boss

Sep 25, 2015 / 9:10 am

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was interrogated by Swiss federal police on Friday and faces criminal charges over alleged financial corruption. Switzerland's attorney general's office said Friday it opened criminal proceedings against Blatter for possible criminal mismanagement and...

Jays fans eager for playoffs

Sep 24, 2015 / 11:47 am

Over two decades of pent-up demand for playoff baseball in Toronto was unleashed on the Internet and phone lines today as Blue Jays fans snapped up post-season tickets. Wild-card and American League Division Series single-game tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Eastern time...

Yankee great Berra dies

Sep 23, 2015 / 10:25 am

Yogi Berra, the lovable catcher of the New York Yankees has passed away. Berra, 90, died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey. The Hall of Fame catcher was known as much for his Yogi-isms as he was for his prowess on the baseball diamond. "It ain't over til it's...

Canucks blanked by Sharks

Sep 23, 2015 / 5:56 am

"I want to be here this year. Nowhere else." - @Jake_Virtanen talks about his desire to make the team this season. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) September 23, 2015 Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen are only thinking about playing for the Vancouver...

But is it a sport?

Sep 22, 2015 / 6:13 am

Is bridge a sport? A British judge has been asked to resolve this weighty question after Sport England ruled the popular card game is not a sport. The decision is being challenged in Britain's High Court by the English Bridge Union, which complains that the adverse ruling by Sport England...

Cracknell scores OT winner

Sep 22, 2015 / 6:01 am

Fitting ending. Hometown hero Adam Cracknell gets it done for the #Canucks. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) September 22, 2015 Adam Cracknell scored 1:39 into 3-on-3 overtime as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Monday night in NHL...

Premier's princess remark

Sep 21, 2015 / 1:49 pm

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's unabashed support for the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer club is drawing heated debate on social media over her comments directed at the team's rival, the Seattle Sounders. Clark is a Whitecaps season ticket holder and at a game against Seattle on...

Decathlete eyes Olympics

Sep 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

Kelowna athlete James Turner is competing this weekend at a prestigious international track meet in Talence, France. The Okanagan Athletics Club is competing in decathlon at the Decastar meet, an IAAF World Challenge Series event that attracts up to 10,000 spectators. Turner is currently the...

No head coach to start

Sep 17, 2015 / 4:34 pm

The Vancouver Canucks will hit the ice at training camp on Friday with head coach Willie Desjardins nowhere in sight. Desjardins underwent hip surgery earlier this month after a pre-existing condition deteriorated quickly and required immediate attention, forcing the 58-year-old to monitor camp...

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