Goodbye to Mosaic Stadium

Oct 27, 2016 / 6:59 am
It was a bone-chilling day when Gene Makowsky and other members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to Regina's Mosaic Stadium to celebrate winning the 2007 Grey Cup. About 8,000 fans waited in the stands for their beloved team, despite the cold weather and the fact that it was a...

Stripped of Olympic medals

Oct 26, 2016 / 2:29 pm
Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples...

Cubs blanked in opener

Oct 26, 2016 / 6:55 am
Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are off to a pitch-perfect start in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, fell completely flat in their first appearance since 1945. Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez had four RBIs with a pair of home runs and the Indians...

Sens down Canucks 3-0

Oct 26, 2016 / 6:52 am
Ryan Dzingel might have found a home on the Ottawa Senators' second line. The second-year forward had the first two-goal game of his career and Craig Anderson made 22 saves Tuesday as Ottawa defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-0. Dzingel suited up alongside Derick Brassard and Bobby Ryan...

Lassies to rock Penticton?

Oct 25, 2016 / 1:18 pm
Chalk up another one for the South Okanagan Events Centre. It would appear as if an attempt to bring the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts to the city has been successful. Curling Canada will host what it calls "an important announcement about the sport of curling and the City of...

Caps stun Timbers 4-1

Oct 24, 2016 / 10:00 am
A miserable year for the Vancouver Whitecaps finished with a silver lining. Giles Barnes scored twice in the first half Sunday as Vancouver defeated the Portland Timbers 4-1 on the final day of the regular season to deny the defending MLS Cup champions a spot in this year's playoffs. The...

Overjoyed Cubs fans

Oct 23, 2016 / 7:31 am
Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. Overjoyed fans streamed out of Wrigley Field and into the streets Saturday night in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series to earn their first...

Cubs into World Series

Oct 23, 2016 / 7:15 am
Anthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted. "I'm sleeping with this thing tonight," the Chicago Cubs first baseman told the pulsating crowd moments later, kissing the prized souvenir. "Are you kidding me? We're going to the World...

Lions maul Eskimos

Oct 23, 2016 / 7:07 am
Emmanuel Arceneaux caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, including a brilliant 70-yard score where he fought off two would-be tacklers, as the Lions defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 32-25 for a key victory Saturday. "We're at a point now in the season where it's kill or...

Luge racing at Whistler

Oct 23, 2016 / 5:00 am
Canadians Sam Edney, Alex Gough, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith won their respective luge races at the Canadian championships on Saturday. The 32-year-old Edney of Calgary took the crown in men's singles, putting down the fastest run of the day (50.435 seconds) in his second trip down the...

Canucks stay perfect

Oct 20, 2016 / 11:02 pm
Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves and Daniel Sedin scored the winner in the third period Thursday as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. Jannik Hansen had the other goal for Vancouver (4-0-0), which won its fourth straight game to open the season, tying a franchise mark set in...

Caps to face Red Bulls

Oct 20, 2016 / 10:59 pm
The Vancouver Whitecaps will face Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls in the quarter-finals of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League early next year. The two-leg quarter-final will take place between Feb. 21 and March 2 ahead of the 2017 MLS regular season, with Vancouver hosting the...

Jays dreams dashed

Oct 19, 2016 / 4:07 pm
UPDATED: 4:05 p.m. Unheralded rookie Ryan Merritt, in only his second major league start, gave Cleveland the early pitching it needed and the Indians bullpen did the rest Wednesday, bundling the Toronto Blue Jays out of the playoffs with a 3-0 victory in Game 5 of the American League...

Sedin an OT hero

Oct 18, 2016 / 10:29 pm
Henrik Sedin score at 1:40 of overtime Tuesday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1. Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver (3-0-0), which got 23 saves from Jacob Markstrom. Vladimir Tarasenko replied for St. Louis (3-0-1), which got 24 stops from Jake Allen. The winner...

Blue Jays stay alive

Oct 18, 2016 / 4:40 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays will live to fight another day. The Jays bats came alive against Cleveland ace Cory Kluber in a 5-1 win Tuesday afternoon. The win means the teams will play again Wednesday afternoon in game five of the ALCS. The Jays still trail the series 3-1. Toronto took its first...

Jays on the brink

Oct 17, 2016 / 8:50 pm
The Cleveland Indians have sent the Toronto Blue Jays to the brink of elimination. The Tribe, forced to go to their bullpen in the first inning, again stymied Toronto hitters in a 4-2 win at Rogers Centre Monday night. Cleveland leads the best-of-seven American League Championship Series 3-0....

OT comeback for Canucks

Oct 17, 2016 / 6:48 am
The Vancouver Canucks didn't have much success when trailing after two periods last season. In 2016-17, they're already 2 for 2. Brandon Sutter scored 32 seconds into overtime Sunday as the Canucks came from three goals down, including a 3-1 deficit after 40 minutes, to defeat the...

Dodgers blank Cubs 1-0

Oct 17, 2016 / 6:45 am
So much for October closer. With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivered the best start of his checkered playoff career. The ace left-hander pitched seven sparkling innings, Adrian Gonzalez homered and Los Angeles beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Sunday night to tie the NL...

Canucks rebound to win

Oct 16, 2016 / 7:43 am
It was one of those sequences where everyone in the building could feel a goal coming. With the Vancouver Canucks trailing 1-0 late in the third period Saturday, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, along with new linemate Loui Eriksson, played keepaway in the Calgary zone for the majority of a two-minute...

Winnipeg edges out Lions

Oct 15, 2016 / 7:47 am
Down by 10 late in the fourth quarter, Matt Nichols could sense a familiar calm on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' sideline. "There's just no sense of panic," said the veteran quarterback. "We've played in so many of these games this year. We just feel like we're going...

Likely move for Raiders

Oct 14, 2016 / 9:10 pm
Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a hotel tax increase that would put $750 million in public money toward an NFL stadium partly funded by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. A cadre of lobbyists for the...

Hot deal on Canucks tix

Oct 13, 2016 / 6:17 am
The Vancouver Canucks are launching their regular season at home this weekend with the cheapest tickets in recent memory. Upper-bowl seats are going for just $16. Facing a poor season last year, grumbling fans and bleak season ticket sales this year, the beleaguered team is making a big push...

Cubs ready for more

Oct 12, 2016 / 6:23 am
Donning fresh post-season victory gear, the Chicago Cubs saluted fans cheering "Cub-bies!" Tuesday night. Chicago is headed back to the NL Championship Series for a second straight year, eager to erase the memory of a four-game sweep to the New York Mets a season ago. Once Matt...

Rome out for 2024 Games

Oct 11, 2016 / 10:27 am
Italy suspended Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, forced to pull the plug because of the staunch opposition of the city's mayor. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago said that had written to the IOC announcing the decision to "interrupt the...

Blue Jays' opponent is set

Oct 10, 2016 / 8:23 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays will face the Cleveland Indians in the AL Championship Series. Cleveland closer Cody Allen hung on in the last two innings, and the Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday night to complete a three-game sweep of their AL Division Series. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz...

Canucks eye playoff return

Oct 10, 2016 / 10:47 am
There won't be any mixed messages coming from the Vancouver Canucks this season. After spending a couple of years trying to nurture young talent while remaining competitive, the club has one goal in 2016-17 — a return to the playoffs. Getting there, however, could prove to be a big...

Jays complete Texas 2-step

Oct 7, 2016 / 1:56 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home with a chance to wrap up the American League Division Series. Toronto completed a sweep of the two games in Texas Friday with a nervous 5-3 win. They used the long-ball to assume a big lead early, before turning the game over to closer Roberto Osuna, who...

Canucks snuff Flames 4-0

Oct 7, 2016 / 6:48 am
An average night was enough to get Loui Eriksson two goals in his debut for the Vancouver Canucks. The big-money off-season signing had one shot got in off his foot and was the beneficiary of another fortuitous bounce for his second of the night Thursday as the Canucks picked up a 4-0 exhibition...

Blue Jays take opener

Oct 6, 2016 / 4:45 pm
.@JoeyBats19 with an RBI single and it's 2-0 @BlueJays! #OurMoment pic.twitter.com/4D5PcsH5WH — Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 6, 2016 The Toronto Blue Jays have taken the opening game of the American League Division Series in convincing fashion. The Jays pounded out 13 hits and...

Lions know they can roar

Oct 6, 2016 / 12:48 pm
Wally Buono knows his secondary has been ravaged by injuries. But that doesn't mean the head coach and general manager of the B.C. Lions thinks giving up nearly 800 yards through the air the past two games, including almost 500 yards last weekend, is anywhere close to acceptable. "I...

Jays take Wild Card game

Oct 4, 2016 / 8:50 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays took the American League Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night. The one-game elimination needed extra innings, staying tied at two after a run from Toronto in the bottom of the fifth. Despite the stalemate for several innings, the game was decisively...

The hunt for blue October

Oct 4, 2016 / 11:07 am
The Toronto Blue Jays need their fans now more than ever. Canada’s baseball team will face the most important game of the season tonight, in the do or die American League Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre in Toronto. After more than two decades of missing the...

Sharapova's doping ban cut

Oct 4, 2016 / 8:33 am
Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star did not bear "significant fault" for her positive drug test. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut...

Coyotes bite Canucks

Oct 3, 2016 / 10:43 pm
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the winner on the power play in the second period as the Arizona Coyotes picked up a 4-2 pre-season victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Anthony DeAngelo, Anthony Duclair and Shane Doan also scored for the Coyotes, who went 3 for 5 with the man...

McDavid thrills in Vernon

Oct 3, 2016 / 6:35 am
Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat a Los Angeles Kings split-squad 3-2 on Sunday in NHL pre-season play in Vernon. The game was played in the Okanagan as part of Lumby's Kraft Hockeyville win. Jesse Puljujarvi and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers...

OT goal beats Canucks

Oct 2, 2016 / 7:49 pm
Matt Nieto scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday in NHL pre-season action at Rogers Arena. Kevin Labanc also scored for the Sharks (3-0-0), who stayed undefeated in exhibition play. Anton Rodin and Tuomo Ruutu scored...

Whitecaps eliminated

Oct 2, 2016 / 7:21 pm
Brad Evans scored on a penalty in the 81st minute as the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday in a heated game that saw both teams finish with just 10 players on the pitch. With the loss, the Whitecaps were officially eliminated from playoff contention in Major League...

Lions roar into second

Oct 2, 2016 / 7:07 am
Jon Jennings wasn't going to be outdone by his counterpart where it mattered most. The sophomore CFL quarterback had fewer passing yards than Ottawa's Trevor Harris but his three touchdown strikes were enough to get the B.C. Lions past the Redblacks 40-33 Saturday. Jennings, who...

Raptors' anthem statement

Oct 2, 2016 / 7:03 am
True to their word, the Toronto Raptors took a stand on Saturday by locking arms during the national anthems prior to a pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors. Players and staff stood arm in arm during both the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" at Rogers Arena,...

Jennings chases 5,000 yards

Oct 1, 2016 / 7:08 am
Jonathon Jennings's statistics over his first 18 career Canadian Football League games compare favourably with some of the best quarterbacks in the league. The B.C. quarterback will continue to chase the elite 5,000 throwing-yard plateau on Saturday when his Lions host the Ottawa...

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