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Showing up the boys

May 3, 2016 / 11:53 am
Today B.C., tomorrow, who knows. That's the attitude of 16-year-old Kensi Renneberg, who re-wrote the history books in B.C. baseball over the weekend. The Kelowna baseball player became the first female to register a win at the 18 and under AAA midget level. Renneberg, who has been...

Gymnasts win big in Texas

May 2, 2016 / 11:10 am
The Okanagan Gymnastics team brought back some hardware from the Texas State Championships, including a gold medal. Coach Shawna Peters said she's proud of her athletes and how they represented British Columbia and Canada. The winners include: Jackson Peters and Sadie Mamchur...

Pressure on for McGhee

May 1, 2016 / 7:04 am
Greg McGhee knows he isn't safe. The 23-year-old finished last season as the No. 3 quarterback for the B.C. Lions, an accomplishment to be sure in his first CFL campaign, but also a position that by no means guarantees him a job in 2016. Head coach and general manager Wally Buono has a...

'Nucks sign Garteig in net

Apr 29, 2016 / 5:28 pm
Goaltender Michael Garteig signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The 24-year-old Garteig, recently completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA national championship. He had...

'Caps hold on for draw

Apr 27, 2016 / 10:32 pm
Christian Bolanos and Diego Rubio traded goals in the first half before Vancouver went down to 10 men as the Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City played to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. Bolanos, who joined the Whitecaps in the off-season, scored his first in Major League Soccer off a Cristian...

Mastering a swim record

Apr 27, 2016 / 6:45 pm
Four members of the Okanagan Masters Swim Club established a new Canadian short-course age-group record, at the provincial championships in Richmond. The four members competed in the 200-metre mixed relay in the combined age group of 320-350 years. They broke the Canadian record, finishing in...

Wimbledon prize money up

Apr 26, 2016 / 10:24 am
This year's men's and women's singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive nearly $3 million, as the Grand Slam tournament increases overall prize money by 5 per cent. The All England Club also announced Tuesday that it is increasing spending to fight match-fixing and doping,...

Islanders end drought

Apr 25, 2016 / 6:06 am
The New York Islanders' long playoff drought is over. John Tavares tied the score in the final minute of regulation and got the winner at 10:41 of the second overtime, leading the Islanders past the Florida Panthers 2-1 Sunday night and into the second round for the first time since...

Whitecaps down FC Dallas

Apr 24, 2016 / 9:58 am
David Ousted mused this week that a fortunate bounce might be what was needed to shake the Vancouver Whitecaps from their scoring drought. The veteran goalkeeper's words proved to be prophetic. Vancouver benefited from an FC Dallas own goal in the 35th minute, and the floodgates opened in...

Wrestling star Chyna dies

Apr 21, 2016 / 9:27 am
Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s after taking on both women and men in the ring and later revealed her struggles with addiction on reality TV, has died, authorities said. She was 46. Police in Southern California said they were...

Canucks sign Demko in net

Apr 20, 2016 / 3:13 pm
The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Thatcher Demko to a three-year entry-level contract, the club announced Wednesday. The Boston College product was selected 36th overall by Vancouver at the 2014 NHL draft. The 20-year-old Demko had a stellar 2015-16 campaign with the Eagles as a...

Survivors' marathon return

Apr 19, 2016 / 5:54 am
Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing returned triumphantly to the course, Monday. Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the 2013 attacks, finished sometime after 7:15 p.m. after spending nearly 10 hours on the course and received congratulations from President...

Ethiopians win in Boston

Apr 18, 2016 / 11:40 am
Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia won the Boston Marathon, Monday, in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds. The 21-year-old pulled away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa as they crossed the Mass Pike heading into Kenmore Square. He won by 47 seconds. The victory completed...

5th place for Cdn women

Apr 18, 2016 / 5:49 am
Canada had to settle for fifth place at the HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday, consigned to consolation play after squandering a 12-0 lead in the last two minutes to lose 14-12 to France in the Cup quarter-finals. It marks the second year in a row at the tournament that the Canadian...

Canada upset by France

Apr 17, 2016 / 11:45 am
Canada crumbled in the quarter-finals of the HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament on Sunday, squandering a 12-0 lead in the last two minutes to lose 14-12 to France. Camille Grassineau scored with 1:40 remaining and Jessy Tremouliere crossed over with no time remaining before Shannon Izar made a...

3 straight shutouts

Apr 17, 2016 / 7:00 am
Canada pitched a shutout Saturday at the Canada Sevens women's rugby tournament in Victoria, blanking all three opponents to win its pool in convincing fashion. The Canadians, third in the overall World Series standings, opened with an easy 38-0 win over No. 10 Japan before comfortably...

NBA to sell jersey ads

Apr 15, 2016 / 4:15 pm
The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the NFL, Major League Baseball and NHL have yet to take. The three-year trial was approved Friday by NBA owners and will take effect when the...

From UFC to rugby pitch

Apr 15, 2016 / 6:43 am
As it gears up for the Rio Olympics, the Canadian women's rugby sevens team has a former world champion in its corner. Victoria mixed martial artist Sarah Kaufman, a former Strikeforce title-holder currently campaigning in the UFC, has close ties to the women rugby players. They have trained...

El Salvador comes for kicks

Apr 14, 2016 / 2:10 pm
Victor Montagliani wasn't surprised by the record crowd that watched Canada host Mexico in World Cup qualifying last month. He expected it. "It's your national team. It's your country," said Montagliani, Canada Soccer's president. "The reality is this is a...

Tussle with a tough guy

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:57 am
The thought of fighting a bear is terrifying. It's bigger, stronger, faster, has absolutely no fear of you and every confidence it can destroy you in seconds. Once hockey tough guy John Scott put his massive paws on me , I wished I was fighting a bear instead. "Don't worry,...

Kobe delivers in finale

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:26 am
Kobe Bryant scored 60 incredible points. He carried a miserable Los Angeles Lakers team to an improbable comeback victory. And with sweat and confetti all over his gold uniform for the final time, he expressed humble thanks to his fans and family for their loving support over two...

Canucks sign NCAA star

Apr 13, 2016 / 5:01 pm
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Troy Stecher. The 22-year-old native of Richmond had eight goals and 29 assists for the University of North Dakota last season, helping the Fighting Hawks to their eighth NCAA championship. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound defenceman has 13 goals and 40...

Ruggers look to impress

Apr 13, 2016 / 4:50 pm
The Canadian rugby sevens men's team had its moment in the home spotlight last month. Now it is the women's turn. And John Tait's squad hopes it has learned from the mistakes of last year, when the women faded on Day 2 of their HSBC Women's Sevens Series inaugural tournament on...

Rocket D jumps in rankings

Apr 13, 2016 / 10:00 am
Kelowna Rockets defenceman Lucas Johansen has made a big jump in Central Scouting's final ranking of players eligible for the June NHL draft. Johansen is ranked 26th among North American skaters in the final rankings list released Tuesday. He jumped 12 spots after being ranked 38th in the...

Canucks: stay the course

Apr 12, 2016 / 3:51 pm
Trevor Linden leaned against a wall in the bowels of Rogers Arena, Tuesday, surrounded by a crush of cameras and microphones. The president of hockey operations for the Vancouver Canucks had just watched a press conference where his head coach and general manager spent nearly an hour explaining...

Canucks need youth

Apr 11, 2016 / 10:21 pm
This disappointment feels different to Henrik Sedin. As the Vancouver Canucks met the media on Monday to reflect on a second spring in three years without playoff hockey, their captain tried to point to the positives of what was a frustrating campaign. Sedin, who along with twin brother...

Canucks close with a win

Apr 10, 2016 / 6:12 am
If this was Alexandre Burrows' last game for the Vancouver Canucks, he went out on his own terms. The veteran forward scored one of Vancouver's three goals in the shootout Saturday as the Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to wrap up disappointing seasons for both clubs. Burrows,...

McDavid: no looking back

Apr 10, 2016 / 6:10 am
Fresh off a loss on the last game of the season on Saturday night, Connor McDavid wasn't ready to reflect on his sensational rookie season with the Edmonton Oilers. McDavid, the 2015 first overall pick, blazed to 48 points in 45 games during a rookie campaign that turned heads in the...

Spieth stumbles, still leads

Apr 9, 2016 / 7:46 pm
Heading into the final round, @JordanSpieth has an eye on history. #themastershttps://t.co/ee61GbPOuC — Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 10, 2016 One round away from another green jacket, Jordan Spieth couldn't help but look back. A victory in the Masters was starting to...

Spieth still leads Masters

Apr 8, 2016 / 3:34 pm
Jordan Spieth is still comfortably presiding over the Masters, seemingly unfazed by the unpredictable gusts that have confounded many of his rivals. Spieth hit the course with gusto again just before 1 p.m. Friday, a couple of hours after players like Jason Day and Danny Lee, amid 10-mph breezes...

Linden on hot seat

Apr 8, 2016 / 3:19 pm
Brendan Morrison feels for his old teammate. The former Canucks centre played six seasons in Vancouver with Trevor Linden, now the club's president of hockey operations and the man tasked with leading the franchise out of the wilderness as it lurches towards a second spring in three years...

Spieth on top at Masters

Apr 7, 2016 / 2:37 pm
Jordan Spieth picked up right where he left off a year ago. Just another birdie-filled round at the Masters. Looking very much like the player who romped to a dominating victory a year ago, the 22-year-old Texan threw up a 6-under 66 on a breezy Thursday at Augusta National to claim a...

Goodbye to Rexall Place

Apr 6, 2016 / 11:04 pm
https://t.co/1QxwrKJiHj pic.twitter.com/l2VuJf9LJk — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 7, 2016 Wayne Gretzky stood at centre ice in the building he made famous Wednesday night and saluted the fans. "My gosh, I wish we could be out there and play for them again, but we...

Collie retiring from Lions

Apr 6, 2016 / 10:55 pm
Austin Collie has informed the B.C. Lions he plans to retire. The 30-year-old receiver spent his only CFL season with the club in 2015, hauling in 43 receptions for 439 yards and seven touchdowns. Collie was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, where he became a preferred...

5,000 cops for marathon

Apr 6, 2016 / 2:20 pm
As security plans for this year's Boston Marathon are being finalized, lessons learned from the 2013 marathon bombing and three major attacks elsewhere over the last year are being incorporated, authorities said Wednesday. Hank Shaw, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston...

Canada settles for silver

Apr 4, 2016 / 10:59 pm
Alex Carpenter scored the golden goal in overtime as the United States downed Canada 1-0 in the women's world hockey championship final Monday. The daughter of former NHL player Bobby Carpenter struck at 12:30 in extra time to dash the host country's hopes of reclaiming gold on home ice...

Canucks win third in row

Apr 4, 2016 / 10:55 pm
Jared McCann scored the winner in the second period and Ryan Miller made 40 saves Monday as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. Emerson Etem and Jannik Hansen also scored for the Canucks as Vancouver (30-36-13) won a third game in a row for the first time this season after...

Russian women take bronze

Apr 4, 2016 / 10:20 pm
Olga Sosina and Anna Shukina scored for Russia in a 1-0 shootout win over Finland in Monday's bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship. Russian goaltender Nadezhda Morozova had 32 saves in regulation and overtime. She stopped Minttu Tuominen with a poke check before...

BC in female hockey slump

Apr 4, 2016 / 11:58 am
The three biggest international women's hockey events have now been held in British Columbia without a player from the province on the Canadian team. The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2014 Four Nations Cup and the 2016 women's world hockey championships in Kamloops have come and...

Canada gets shot at gold

Apr 4, 2016 / 6:15 am
The United States and Canada extended their streak of clashing for gold at the women's world hockey championship. The international women's hockey archrivals square off in Monday's final for the 17th time in as many tournaments. Canada worked harder to get to this year's final...

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